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Pinball Thread
« on: August 30, 2017, 15:50:18 »
Don't know why I didn't start this thread before.  [screw woodworking >:D]  Confirmed life-long pinball geek here and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.

I currently have 3 machines but I may see what is available this weekend in Ottawa.
http://www.ottawapinball.com/

A couple of fun days of pinball for a silly cheap price.
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 16:32:58 »
Curious. I'd love to add one to the shop (yeah, the WOODWORKING shop)

If you don't mind: what's a decent shape machine cost? I don't need nuance or popular titles, just a ballpark on a run of the mill, if there is such a thing.
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 16:44:29 »
Honestly the prices are stupid nowadays as its coming back as a popular thing.  You can get a decent older machine starting about $1400.  It all depends on the 'collectability' but I'm lucky as I only care about playing and not what's cool to own.

A good thing to do is just search pinball in Kijiji and it won't take long to see the difference in machine prices.

EDIT: NIB [new in box] machines are starting around $6000. 
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 16:46:38 »
Honestly the prices are stupid nowadays as its coming back as a popular thing.  You can get a decent older machine starting about $1400.  It all depends on the 'collectability' but I'm lucky as I only care about playing and not what's cool to own.

A good thing to do is just search pinball in Kijiji and it won't take long to see the difference in machine prices.

Holy crap.

That might be unfair, I don't know a thing about them other than that I'd love to have one, or an old upright arcade game (which I know an equal amount about)

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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 16:48:42 »
Arcade games have come down,.......you can play better video on your home machine, can't do that with pinball.
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 16:59:06 »
Arcade games have come down,.......you can play better video on your home machine, can't do that with pinball.

Fair dues.

Pinball would be what I'd lean toward because anybody can play it and have fun - and yeah, it kind of sucks to be able to watch the news in better def than the Double Dragon machine.

I just looked at Kijiji locally and see tables going for 500 bucks and up. Claims that the 500 dollar table "works well", but it's Kijiji and all. I guess this shows me how much I need to learn before bothering!
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 17:00:40 »
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/markham-york-region/metallica-pinball-master-of-puppets-edition-137-500/1293533056?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Really....'limited'edition'?...blah, blah, blah.......$12,000?....not even if I had the money.  I don't even like the game...
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 17:34:36 »
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 19:27:22 »
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 19:32:15 »
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 19:36:36 »
Too rich for my cheapness....
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 19:43:40 »
But it's from a Robin Williams movie!
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Re: Pinball Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2017, 16:29:46 »
 You Ottawa folks need to come out to this. The game setup is awesome........and I'm still hanging in the top 24 for the O- town throwdown.   :)
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