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    Temporary Pin swaps - outer eastern Melbourne, Victoria

    Iíve been thinking about this for a while and Iím not sure if this is a stupid idea or otherwise.

    Seeing how the sellers market is bit slow at the moment Iíve been considering a couple of options with some of my lesser played pins.

    1. Take them into work. Companies downsizing and Iím moving buildings in which the new one already has a classic sit down arcade name machine and pool table. I have the go ahead but have to do things like get it electrically tested and tagged, add a coin mech etc. feels like too much work but atleast is get to play during the day.

    2. Offer it as a temporary swap against another members machine so I can play something different.

    My problem is that I only know a small number of members that Iíd met in person and would trust with say a 10k+ machine. The other problem is most of these people I do know have quite a few overlaps in titles in their collections.

    Machines in my collection Iíd consider temporary swaps against :

    Star Trek LE
    Hobbit LE
    Ironman VE
    Jurassic Park DE
    Guns and roses
    Star Wars DE

    If there was enough trust between more than 2 people a 3-way (you in the back quit snickering!) swap could mean a swap actually occurs.

    Locality and distance would be a consideration so my area for reference is near Karting Madness.

    Obviously any swap would involve agreements between the two parties over how the machine is used / transported etc.

    So, anyone interested?



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    Given the cost of games these days and the rarity of some titles, I reckon it is a great idea to temp swap some of your games between other trusted AA Members. Hope it works out.

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    Mate,
    I have done this several times.
    Never had an issue.
    Treat each persons property with respect, if it breaks current owner to fix.
    If it's an expensive fix (eg DMD) then actual owner to fix, providing it's not irresponsibly caused.
    I've had machines out of my house for months.
    Good luck.

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    I have done this a few times with trusted AA members, we always look after the pinnys we have on loan, as we know we will cop it if we mistreat them Having said that the person loaning them always seems determined to put on as many HSTD as possible !!!!

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    i would not trust any AA member


    though seriously, while i am up for the idea of a swap, i would not want the responsibility of care regarding your LEs

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    what's an HSTD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    what's an HSTD?
    High score to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Bumper Pete View Post
    i would not trust any AA member


    though seriously, while i am up for the idea of a swap, i would not want the responsibility of care regarding your LEs
    No one ever swaps their LE's

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    Temporary Pin swaps - outer eastern Melbourne, Victoria

    Swaps sounds fine for the keepers, but if you are tired of a particular title/s and considering selling (which I suspect you are as you mentioned the sellers market being slow) then I wouldnít be waiting for prices to go up. Swapping a game that you donít play will only delay you selling it - all the while itís depreciating and getting more wear and tear, not to mention the transport time and hassles etc. you experience. With the new Jurassic Park and GNR pins rumoured those titles you have might lose some lustre. Just my perspective Koops.


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    I did something similar about eight years ago, i had a fellow AA member store several of my pins when i was moving back to the coast, while i was looking for a house. We set them up in his lineup so they could be played until i had somewhere to put them.
    He also has swapped with a couple of other guys some of his games and had their games for a couple of months, and liked the opportunity of having some different games to play.
    I agree it would have to someone you trusted to do this.

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