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Offline TimboJ

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New to the game
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:03:02 PM »
Hi all,

I have just been introduced to the pinball world TODAY! Obviously I've played them before, but until this morning, I wasn't aware that there was such an involved culture surrounding pinball machines... and I want to be a part of it!

A friend of mine has been refurbishing machines for a while now and has just told me all about it. I'm now looking at purchasing my very first one and get started. If anyone knows of somewhere I can pick up a decent starter I would really appreciate a message. It doesn't have to work, but not be too much effort in getting it up and running.

I live in Adelaide but I'm happy to travel to Melbourne to get one, preferably below $1k. I used to play them in my local deli in the late 80s to early 90s and, from memory, I played ones like Space Invaders and Elm Street. I would LOVE to own one of that vintage.

Well, I'll be off now to peruse the rest of the site for all the information I can possibly absorb until it starts falling out of my mouth and my other half smacks me in it.

Good to be aboard...

TJ

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
Welcome to AP
Once you start collecting one is never enough

Offline Guy with a Pinball

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 03:10:37 PM »
Nice intro TimboJ. 

Be warned, this can quickly become a disease for which there is no cure. Be sure to start practicing the following lines to use on the missus:

"I had to get another one otherwise the first one would have been lonely"
"It was a 2 for 1 deal and the seller wouldn't sell them separately"
"It's only temporary"
"All my other pinball friends keep theirs in the loungeroom"
"It's more of an investment... yeah that's it... a retirement nest egg".

 $.$

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 04:44:50 PM »
My favourite line os

"now how did that get here?"  !@#
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Re: New to the game
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 04:56:48 PM »
Always good to see SA members joining up on AP, particularly those that are new and looking to get involved in the pinball hobby.

If you are interested I have a number of machines available which may suit your needs and I am local to you as well in SA.

Feel free to drop me a PM and we can discuss it further.

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 07:33:03 PM »
 $.$ and  %)% to AP !

Two Rules ;

1 - NEVER EVER impulse buy. Ask questions and they are answered here to help you on your first purchase.
2 - It NEVER stops at one. You will have 2-3 by the end of the year  @@*

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 02:34:29 PM »
 %)%

Like everyone else has said here. It NEVER stops at one pin.
 I'm at the point where most of the pins that I want are up for sale. I just don't know what to do, don't know what to get next ^&^

You will have lots of fun with this addiction.
Looking for The Simpsons Pinball Party and Monster Bash :)

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Re: New to the game
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 02:52:31 PM »
 $.$

I started with one like most others, and like most found they only need one to be able to breed....

Enjoy!  :D
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Re: New to the game
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 07:38:35 PM »
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Re: New to the game
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 06:17:13 PM »
 $.$ and  %)%. I'm a little different to the others I only bought one pinball and stuck with it. The others are cardboard cut outs, at least that's what I tell my wife  &&
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