> However, when owning a pinball one must have basic
> soldering skills as well as problem solving ability when something goes
That, or have a good pinball repair person in your area that you can call
and pay to come over and repair/service the game when it needs it. A lot of
people do this. So being a tech isn't necessarily a requirement for owning
a pinball machine.
That brings up another important issue when shopping for a game to buy- the
condition of the game you purchase. If you're handy and experienced with
pinball machines and working on them, then you can pay less for a game that
may need some work- repair, new parts, cleaning, adjustments, etc. And do
the work yourself. If you can't or don't want to deal with repairs or
fixing up your own game, then pay more for one that's been fully and
properly overhauled. Consider buying one with a warranty from someone who
will be there for you if you need help or service down the road.
Lots of things to consider- and many of them are frequently overlooked by a
lot of people that buy games. Have a quick read through our "Pinball
Buyer's Guide" on our website for more good-to-know info when shopping
around for a game to buy.
We restored and sold a very nice Cyclone about 5 years ago to a local
customer and have been back out there twice since delivering it for a couple
of minor issues, but never any major problems. They're still very happy
with the game and actually picked up two additional games to go along with
it- can never have too much pinball!
Hope that helps!
Action Pinball & Amusement, LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
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