I’m Crazy Al, And I’m going CRAZY about Pinball.
Hello, My name is Chris.
I have a hobby.
I have an addiction ;)
So, this past weekend, I went and bought myself 13 Pinball Machines. Putting my herd up to 16 Pins! But thank goodness, not for long as I will have two collectors from Utah coming up and buying 9 of the pins, and Tyson may buy one as well.
Here’s how it all went down:
Three weeks ago, I was picking up my Killer Insinct 2 and I was talking to the soon to be laid off Tech and he said “I don’t want to piece out these pins. I’ll sell these 12 for 3k.” I asked about another pin, and he threw that in as well.
But these were EM and early SS pins! I am outta my league! So I sat on it. I showed Alan the pins, I thought about dropping the price. I posted to RGP about it. I posted to the Utah Video Game Collectors list about it.
And I sat on it.
The tech was laid off.
I went in to the op’s place, and he talked to me about selling me three of the pins for 3k. Meanwhile I had a collector in Utah start emailing me and offering to buy a majority of the pins ( I had taken pictures of the pins and he saw them in my Gallery and he liked what he saw.
So after much coaching from him, I went in to the Op and said the following
Me: Your tech offered to sell me these 13 pinball machines for 3k. I have a friend, and we are willing to pay that much for all of these pins for that much. I can give you cash today for the pins.
Him: Ahh hmmm… Well this pin, it only has cosmetic problems.
Me: And this pin is missing boards
Him: Ahh hmmm.
He looks at me, looks at the pins, looks at me, looks back at the pins.
Him: Ok, I will give them to you for that price. You are getting one heck of a deal.
Me: I know.
So then, I had to go and find any money I could to complete this deal. Now I am just waiting for the two collectors to come down from Utah this Saterday to pick up their games.
So for this brief period of time, I am the owner of 16 pinball machines!
Without much further ado here they are:
- Shaq Attaq
- Spring Break
- Solar City
- Target Alpha
- Target Alpha
- Punk Rock
- Strikes n Spares
- Dr. Who