Everything has a price. Sometimes I buy a game and say "bolted to the floor!" and then 9 months later the game is out the door. I usually have games between 6-24 months. I love turnover. I love seeing games come in, but I also love the look on a buyers face when they pick up a game they are really interested in. I once sold a game (Monster Bash SE) to a guy who bought it for his partner as a surprise gift who learned about it right there in my house. That was the best moment.
I'm going to repeat a lot of what's been said, but I walk around playing games, and if I find myself avoiding hitting the start button, then it's time to go. I had a Dialed In that I LOVED to death. It was modded to hell and had pinstadiums, but every time I walked up to it, I couldn't bring myself to hit that start button. I just didn't want to play it, and that's when it's gotta go.
I also had a Rick & Morty. I love most things about it, but nobody else really did, and I had the glass off a ton which was really annoying. It went to a great couple only 8 months after I got it. That's a game that I thought "there's no way I'm getting rid of this", but I don't miss it. Pinball is at its best when it's played by my wife and all my friends, so if I'm the only one playing it, I can't really get into it.
My longest owned game currently is Road Show. That modded chip by soren is one of the greatest things in Pinball and anybody who doesn't know about it is missing out. This easy-to-install MUST HAVE chip changes the game entirely. Road Show was going for 3,000 not too long ago, but this chip turns it into a 5,000 or 5,500 game easily. This should have won "best mod of the year" or at least got more fan fare than it received. Soren killed it, and not enough people out there know about it. If you have Road Show, buying this chip literally turns your game into a brand new game. You're missing out if you don't have it. Go here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-road-show-software-mod
I'm getting a TBL. It's my favorite movie of all time, almost the only movie I've owned for 20 years. I used to watch it and have it on repeat in the background during my days in college. I can recite the whole thing word for word. I imagine it would be very hard for me to give this game up when it finally arrives. If there's any game I'll keep long term, it'll be this one.
........ but I wouldn't be shocked if it wasn't.
Quoted from PopBumperPete:
Every thing is for sale
I have admitted defeat, 41 games is too many, getting them cleaned up and will halve my collection by the end of the year
Where do you live?...... just uhhh........ curious.
Also, I agree with you. I'm sick of games that could keep me on my feet for 30-45 minutes. Games that are described as a "grind" are not fun. I'm super into the older stuff. Games like Black Knight and Joker Poker are some of my favorites.