I learned my lesson the hard way. Back in the day there were very few pins for sale in NorCal. Something unexpected happened. My daughter chose UCLA over Beserkley, and our younger daughter went to UC Irvine instead of Davis. A whole new world opened up. Many trips to the Rose Bowl as our daughter was the cheer capt.
What? I can borrow my dad's truck and pick up a few pins while I'm down there? Got a lot of pins, and met a lot of great people. Only one name I remember. Mike Paris from Canyon Country. Did however buy an awesome SS shirt from Robert Winter.
But I digress. Got the bug back in the day, and had many pins shipped. We had a dozen or so pins at the time (newspaper want ads, remember those)? and a half a dozen from Sam's Town before they were going out of business, and then sold off their remainders to rich peeps from up on the hill who had no idea what they were even bidding on.
So back to Epay. You can push a button and a pin shows up at your door. Shipping costs seemed normal back then. Haven't done that in over a decade of course.
Kaweaver, FUN, Barrywjn, you know them.
Ivo Jebsen! Google that a-hole!
But of course there is George Riley. I know that blows my decade claim, but I really wanted that pin! Actually turned out a plus because another victim of his sent me an NOS cleared coated (Bill Davis) playfield for 450 shipped!
Then. The best ever pin guy, totally restored the PUNK! pin for us. Just because.... long live blownfuse....
Sorry for the over post. We have sold over 40 pins just to stay alive, including our BBB last week, to a great local pinsider.
A buddy dropped off our Lawman that he has had for several years. He put a lot of work into it, and didn't charge us a dime. It is gorgeous and plays great. We will have no problem just keeping EM's. Not Vic Camp quality of course!