I'm a sucker for the late 70's early 80's pins. I knew I'd eventually have Xenon in my collection, and signed up when CPR announced the recent run. Problem was, I didn't have a Xenon.
I placed Pinside WTB adds, posts, ebay and CR.. Nada. Finally bid on a dog on ebay - won for $110. No backglass, shot playfield, crappy/missing boards...yada yada. I paid 3x more in shipping to get it from Florida to Houston.
However, I found a mint BG, a nice coin door, got my CPR playfield and plastics, Alltek boards. All told I'm into this thing about $2,000 in parts alone. WOOOOHOOO!! Yeah, I'm WAY upside down! ....probably.. who cares.
At midnight tonight I turned 50. I'm drinkin', and playing pinball. Still breathing, healthy. Kids and wife are asleep, life is grand.
Xenon was playing soooo good tonight. I've got everything tuned up and it's playing FAST. Just working on a few pesky lights, misc cosmetic issues... Just thought I'd share... Enjoy.