We had planned to go on the 1st, had it planned for quite a while. Stood in line for about 30 minutes and decided, the place is going to be packed and since it had been a ghost town for so long wouldn't be able to keep up at all.I'm sort of glad I didn't go again. Let the memories I had of it exist as they were.
Seriously? I've done the pinball machine thing too (not nearly to the extent you have probably, just one machine) and it wasn't very stressful. We were the only people the seller had talked too and we even haggled with him.I used to buy and restore pinball machines as a hobby. It's extremely competitive and kind of nuts.
I very much doubt they got it. Leading guess was a pod-racer machine, but apparently the one DQ had was tore up. May end up being just a Wreck-It Ralph or something, which would still be kind of cool in the bar.That seems proprietary like the Mighty ducks pinball and Astroblasters. Who knows that'd be nuts.
Ya- I did it maybe 8 years ago- back when Craigslist apps were just coming to the forefront. Most of the pinball restorers seemed like the "live in your parents basement" type. So I was ahead of the curve and setup notifications for the apps to text me when something would be posted and beat the other guys to the punch. I'd have other pinball restorers calling me names, being pissed I'm "stealing their deals", etc. It was so ridiculous and so many "nerdy" people that took dumb stuff to seriously- even moreso than theme park fans. I almost kept doing it just to mess with those guys more, but had just had my first kid so time stopped for meSeriously? I've done the pinball machine thing too (not nearly to the extent you have probably, just one machine) and it wasn't very stressful. We were the only people the seller had talked too and we even haggled with him.