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    In a conundrum about what pin next for the games room....

    Whether to get 1 nice pin to accompany my WCS or two pins for around the same price. Quality V Bang for your buck I guess.

    Either a nice TOM or TZ. Can get a real nice TOM for 4k. Dont really know how much TZ goes for as havent seen one for sale for a while in Bris guessing about the same price

    or

    2 pins. JD & JP or Wh20. I like the theme of JD and JP is a good family allrounder.

    Its a tough one. My office/games room can only fit 3 pins max at this stage.
    I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

  • #2
    Get what you really want. If you really desire a TOM or TZ then buy one. If you havent particularly got your heart set on either then buy 2 bang buck pins.

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    • #3
      I'm in the exact same position. I have the room and the clearance from the Minister of Finance to spend up to an amount that would get me a nice machine.

      Then on the other hand, I have always tried to limit myself to spending no more than $2k on a machine (or thereabouts). This method has netted me WH20, BSD, Flintstones, Frankenstein and JP. They all needed some money spent on them of course but they are still relatively nice machines. So I've got 5 machines as opposed to maybe 2 big name machines.

      I don't know what my next move will be, just depends what machine/s come up at the right price and location.

      If you stick to the $2-2.5k price range you can still get some very nice, good playing machines and maybe have a few extra machines.......the more the merrier and better when mates come over.

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      • #4
        IMO TZ is a kick ass game :cool.thumb:,because of the deep rule set it could take you a month to get into it , but once there ,well there's no turning back .It would be a keeper if you where to buy one ,and if you decided to sell ,it would sell in a flash.
        On the flip side you could buy a couple of good games keep them for a while and turn them over ,
        Comes down to $$ and how much you want to screw around with them .

        Check out a few reviews,you can get a game rated 9-10 (rule set) but has a shit house rating of 3-5 (artwork/back glass) ,very under rated and they go for a real good price .

        Good quality HUO pins are good ,but hard to find.

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        • #5
          Yeah its a hard call. Honestly the most enjoyment i get from pins is having friends/family enjoy them.

          TO & TZ are great games but they would be more of a selfish purchase for my enjoyment, whereas the other Bang4Buckers mentioned are probably a bit easier for people to get into........

          Anyone got a TZ or TOM they are willing to part with? Also what type of dough do TZ's go for?
          I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bwodie View Post
              a little of column a and a little of column b
              I hear ya.

              I'm trying to kid myself that I wont end up spending a shitload anyway and getting a TZ/tom and another cheaper pin
              I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shootar75 View Post
                Yeah its a hard call. Honestly the most enjoyment i get from pins is having friends/family enjoy them.

                TO & TZ are great games but they would be more of a selfish purchase for my enjoyment, whereas the other Bang4Buckers mentioned are probably a bit easier for people to get into........

                Anyone got a TZ or TOM they are willing to part with? Also what type of dough do TZ's go for?
                TZ $3300-$5000+ depending on quality and mods .
                One of my pins is a Gilligans Island ,very basic games with good artwork and good music .I'm a bit bias as I am a Gilligans Fan.they go from around $2000-2500.
                T2 is good also ,I know of a member here that maybe selling his T2 ??

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                • #9
                  I love my tz so so much but it would be hard to get rid of my wh20!
                  tz 3500-5k depending location and condition
                  So, id go the wh20 , keep the left over cash and save the rest for a TZ
                  its all personal taste
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                  • #10
                    I hear ya Shootar - im sitting in the same spot. Games room all painted and a nice wad of cash waiting for a WH20 and JP to fill the space i have left for them.

                    Pesky people need to sell more of these things as i'm getting impatient

                    But back to your post i feel the same way about having people enjoy my machines - there needs to be a balance between what you want and what other people enjoy. As long as you get a decent deal you most likely won't loose money so whatever you decide isn't really a permanent option.

                    Best of luck mate,
                    Steve
                    Chasing Windjammers Neo Geo MVS cart and NBA Jam T.E jamma pcb

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                    • #11
                      Shooter, I do not think that you will go wrong purchacing any of the machines you list
                      All will bring you a lot of fun

                      I would keep the money handy, keep your eyes open and find a machine that is in good condition

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                      • #12
                        If you have room for 3 machines, thats what you'll ultimately end up with. I like to have a range of machines that cater to different levels of skill. Your mileage may vary, but I suspect given that you've got room for 3, you'll end up with 3.

                        So if it were me, given that you're already holding a WCS (beginners pin) I'd look to get something of a middle difficulty, or, if you can afford to buy 2 pins (you might have to stretch the budget), pick up something deep, and something else halfway between the deep pin, and WCS.

                        TZ + (one of JD, JP or WH20) + WCS would be a very sexy lineup catering to a diverse skill set
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                        • #13
                          After playing Jule's pins almost all the newy boys agreed that WH20 was boring, and TZ just too hard to get into (you prob need to love this pin before buying it).

                          What we really rated were Champion Pub, RFM, HS2, and Guns and Roses.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sleazius View Post

                            TZ + (one of JD, JP or WH20) + WCS would be a very sexy lineup catering to a diverse skill set
                            Yeah I'm pretty sure this is the route i will go. Sort of needed to throw it out there to get some suggestions as I am only getting back into into it after a 10 year hiatus...

                            Just need people to sell me their pins now
                            I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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                            • #15
                              could never get into TZ although I tried.....I owned a mint one and let it go,without regret. There are many other great players for the fraction of the price.

                              Try before you buy.

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