Author Topic: How do you decide what stays and what goes in your collection  (Read 1032 times)

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Offline onetaste

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If I and my friends aren't playing it then it goes. Only got one like this in my collection atm.

Offline pinball god

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I just can't part with them
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Offline Cow Corner

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No such thing as a keeper, they are just toys.
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Offline Goingpinsane

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All the ones that have gone should have stayed! Except World Cup soccer. Glad to see that one gone.

Offline spacejam0

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All the ones that have gone should have stayed! Except World Cup soccer. Glad to see that one gone.
i agree substituting WCS for T2

Offline Caveoftreasures

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Rule 1.  Keep everything.

Rule 2. Only sell if a friend or a fellow member wants that machine badly & you want to share the love.

Rule 3. Buy a replacement when u can for the one you Sold

Rule 4. Buy more machines when u can so u can share the pinballs with as many people as possible.

Rule 5. Always refer to Rule 1 as much as possible.
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Offline pinsanity

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Just make up a series of arbitrary rules that appear impressive with a cursory observation, but when placed under scrutiny have no basis in reality.

No such thing as a keeper, they are just toys.
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Spot on.

Offline Brunswick Brawler

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Keep the ones with the great artwork!  You will never tire of that.

Offline Retropin

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Easy - let an outsider do it.
Im happy to come down and dictate what you can keep and what im taking out for your own benefit

Offline pinball god

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Easy - let an outsider do it.
Im happy to come down and dictate what you can keep and what im taking out for your own benefit
^^^  great idea. Lets see how many pm you.  *.*
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Offline Mick71

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Space also an issue for me since moving to Melbourne and have to sell as well.

Offline delarge

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I recently sold my Tron Pro. One of the games I still played the most in the collection and now an all time favourite pinball. I thought that what I was doing was insane.

My reasons for selling? Running out of space. Newer pins getting more expensive and I was able to afford another top rated game, The Walking Dead Pro. A new game arrives and it is the one that gets played the most. Will now try and rotate games instead of hoarding....and if I ever want to buy it again, they eventually come up for sale.

Offline Mr Pinbologist

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The Flash that i sold i bit over a year ago is an example of a game i bought on a whim, that i only ever played once back in the day. I DID like the game but my collecting has evolved into collecting games that i played A LOT back in the day and enjoyed so its all based on nostalgia for me.

Last June i picked up another Flash for a 'fixer upper' for $230, bargain of the century!! It was in pretty decent shape too, but as the goal soon as i found the game was to get it running, tidy it up and sell it so it wasn't kept long. I have two more project Flash's in storage, so one of those may end up in the collection  *%*

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Offline Top Card

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Easy for me. I bought Top Card when I was about 14 with money I made from painting houses with my dad. It was the first and I think they will probably bury me in it.
Everything else is expendable...except maybe if I find a really good Firepower, or a Close Encounters or the original Spiderman, or...