Buying a Pinball Machine
We often talk here about selling pinball machines but if you happen to stumble upon this website while looking to buy a game, here are a few tips:
1) If you are a first time buyer, buy from a retailer that offers a warranty. Yes, you will pay more for the game but the reality is that pinball machines break. Having a retailer in your corner is great and provides piece of mind.
2) Before dropping thousands on a game, head to a pinball show in your area. Most shows cost less than $20 to enter and have 100-300 games. Its a great way to find games you love. The last thing you want to do is buy a game for $5000 then hate it.
3) Research the game in forum sites. Find out what to look for when looking at the game. What is the game supposed to look and play like. For example, artwork on the cabinets often faded...this certainly affects value.
4) Dont buy from your friends neighbor who is moving. 90% of the time, there is something wrong with the game.
Email us with any questions. Good luck!