The Borderland Sparky pool... how long will he resist!!

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How long do you think Sparky will last before buying another pinball?

24hrs, tops. He is gonna star on an episode of Hoarders.
1
5%
I give him 2 weeks.
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20%
2 months... Spring time comes, and so will his primal urge.
2
10%
3 months. That fucker will break once he gets to Allentown.
4
20%
He is as good as done at the Hawkesbury Flea Fair in early June.
2
10%
July 1st... people move out, pin moves in!!
2
10%
Labor Day... kids are starting school... too quiet in the house... need more pin noises!
2
10%
Halloween... the evil urge will be out for fresh blood.
1
5%
HO HO HO NO...
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No votes
Nah... he has this in the bag. 2020 it is.
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10%
 
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So... it seems that the boys in the Borderland group don't seem to believe that I can hold on from buying a pinball for the rest of the year. LOL... SO... I thought I would make a pool!!!

Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen!!! LOL
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We played that game before for your MAACA return and it did not end well for you ( I won lol )
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Didn't he already buy a machine from our resident Newfoundlander. So he's already out! LOL
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Tu es capable! De mon coté j'en achèterai pas pour au moins 2-3 ans sinon plus encore. J'ai pas mal fait le tour.
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tom_454 wrote:Didn't he already buy a machine from our resident Newfoundlander. So he's already out! LOL
He bought 3 since the new year...lol
That was the reason for the pool

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Bwa hahahaha ha ha...
There is NO way my bro can make it past "the next best deal"...
If he doesn't, I will....
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Lol love this thread. Nothing like laughing at yourself to make life fun.

And yes... I am the only idiot that voted 2020. Lol
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Ah je me disais bien que c'était bizarre encore ce thread :FP:
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He won't make it to Allentown.
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Chris Silver wrote:He won't make it to Allentown.
...I never confirmed that I was going. ;)

I am still on the fence about it. My last trip there 2 years ago was epic. I had the big van and it was a great time. Right down to the suicidal turkey in Ontario. LOL But now, I have no vehicle to my name. And going to Allentown with my company vehicle would not be too ethical. So I am less tempted by the experience again.
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Sparky wrote:
Chris Silver wrote:He won't make it to Allentown.
...I never confirmed that I was going. ;)

I am still on the fence about it. My last trip there 2 years ago was epic. I had the big van and it was a great time. Right down to the suicidal turkey in Ontario. LOL But now, I have no vehicle to my name. And going to Allentown with my company vehicle would not be too ethical. So I am less tempted by the experience again.
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Chris Silver wrote:
So you're buying a new van.
If a nice conversion van like I had pops up dor cheap, yes.
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I chose 2 weeks because I know he has World's Series to work on :lol:
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16 days!!!! Still holding the course!! Lol
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So far, nothing purchased. Many sold. 10 out of 14 votes are wrong. Soon 2 more. And then 1 more for July 1st, which will be easy to achieve as I am travelling extensively soon. And since I voted 2020, I guess I will win.

I am free.
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Sparky wrote:So far, nothing purchased. Many sold. 10 out of 14 votes are wrong. Soon 2 more. And then 1 more for July 1st, which will be easy to achieve as I am travelling extensively soon. And since I voted 2020, I guess I will win.

I am free.
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Dave W. wrote:
Sparky wrote:So far, nothing purchased. Many sold. 10 out of 14 votes are wrong. Soon 2 more. And then 1 more for July 1st, which will be easy to achieve as I am travelling extensively soon. And since I voted 2020, I guess I will win.

I am free.
When you said no to HS2, I knew you were serious ;)
And that was hard...
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I say you got 2020 easy Sparky. :D

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wait, Ian, do the machines from me count?
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cait001 wrote:wait, Ian, do the machines from me count?
Nope. Got them before February, when I decided to stop. Lol
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Only a fool would let pride stand in the way of the acquisition of a good machine. :geek:
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Not pride. Just driven with a goal in mind.
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Winning....
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Sparky wrote:Winning....
Do I have a deal for you.....................
.. :twisted:
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shane wrote:
Sparky wrote:Winning....
Do I have a deal for you.....................
.. :twisted:
Nice try. Ain't happening. Lol

Since the start of the pool, I have sold 8 machines. And soon more will follow the same route.

I just got over it all I guess. Pinball is nothing but work to me. I have machines to get done so I just don't play anymore. I try to enjoy myself but in the end, it just ends up being more work.

So, I repair. I restore. I play to test. Any meeting I attend is to see friends. Not to play.

Case in point, I have some of my own machines that were played last at the MPL meeting at my place last December. They haven't been turned on since except a few.

I turned on Mystic 2 weeks ago, and it didn't play. I left it as such. Didn't diagnose it for another week, and I have not even repaired it yet. Was too busy fixing and moving gameS for the show. More work. The 1 game rule didn't apply. And I have to pick them up one by one this weekend. Yet more work.

All work and no play make Sparky... a technician. Just like my day job. I approach pinballs now like I do a construction loader. With a systematic approach in order to fix it, and I walk away when done. No emotional attachment. I like it that way. It is a box with relays, switches, circuits and assemblies. Nothing more.

It is what it is. We move on.
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