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Looking to start my collection!

Post by ninjafu on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:47 pm

I'm looking to pick up a pinball machine or two for my basement. I've been scouring kijiji here in Winnipeg, but the solid state machines are all SO expensive. Are there any other options? Perhaps importing them? I'm not scared to repair it myself (I fixed up a Twilight Zone many MANY years ago)...but any advice pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I've even thought of trying to buy a lot of pins somewhere and selling the difference after...

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Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:30 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Importing a game from the US results in shipping,taxes and exchange,which makes a decent deal not so decent.
Also,when buying a machine without seeing it always has some disappointment as the game is usually not as described.
One guy to stay away from in Canada is the guy in Red Deer Alberta......buyer beware there

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Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:43 pm

If Xenon interests you,the one on Kijiji is really nice and priced not to bad for what has been done to it(new clearcoated playfield,LEDS etc)

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Post by Freezie on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:12 pm

it takes time and sometimes travel to build up a collection , there isnt alot up for grabs in manitoba/saskatchewan .somtimes you have to pounce quickly when you see one that you want .
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Post by OnTilt on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:12 pm

+1 on the Xenon. That machine is a beaut for the price. New playfield, nice backglass, new targets and decent cabinet.
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Re: Looking to start my collection!

Post by ninjafu on Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:57 pm

Xenon looks incredible, and he has done a fantastic job going BEYOND restoring it...but I'd like to get in at a lower price point. Thank you guys for your input, it's appreciated (and it's funny you mention a guy in Red Deer, as I found some pins he had for sale. I shall avoid him)

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