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    Default I'm going to look at a Revenge from Mars

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/vgm/4302236955.html

    I talked to the guy on the phone and he seems nice. What should I look for? What should I expect to pay?

    I don't have much experience owning pinball, but I've been comparing prices for years. This looks like a good price for a game that will actually get played in my house. I don't really mind if there are a few things to fix as a project, but I don't want a whole rebuild - so this fits.

    How should I transport this - can the legs come of a RFM?

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    The prices about average for this pin.
    Maybe a little low.
    You just don't get this at a bargain.
    Fantastic game very fun.
    I would love to get this pin as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wongojack View Post
    Can the legs come of a RFM?
    The legs will come off all pins.
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    I got the manual and read through the assembly instructions, so legs should be no problem. I think I will have to take off the back box to get it into my (mini) SUV. I'll play it tonight and think it over. I want to make sure the middle ramp works and the monitor is bright. I'm going to bargain with him a little and see where it goes.

    Update - It looked exactly as he described. Kinda beat up cab, working game with some non working "sensors." I don't have any pins, but I think this is probably what I'm looking for. It's a little bit of a project, but will still be fun right away. I can slowly improve it and play it at the same time. Still mulling it over officially.
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    I got it tonight! First pin . . . . check. The guy dropped the price to $1450 when I didn't call him back on Saturday. Normally that would be a bad sign, but I think he just needed the money. I got it home and it seems to play great. There are some lights out, but I can't really tell what sensors might be out. I don't think the guy really knew what was wrong with it or even really played it that much. The center ramp cover has a small tear in it which doesn't look so awesome. I might need to dot at it with some mod podge or something to stop it from tearing anymore. Anyway, I'm off on my journey of pin ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wongojack View Post
    I got it tonight! First pin . . . . check. The guy dropped the price to $1450 when I didn't call him back on Saturday. Normally that would be a bad sign, but I think he just needed the money. I got it home and it seems to play great. There are some lights out, but I can't really tell what sensors might be out. I don't think the guy really knew what was wrong with it or even really played it that much. The center ramp cover has a small tear in it which doesn't look so awesome. I might need to dot at it with some mod podge or something to stop it from tearing anymore. Anyway, I'm off on my journey of pin ownership.
    Nice! I have played this pin before. The martian figurines look great in it. I don't know prices, but sounds like you made a great buy. It is both enjoyable to play and to admire. I don't own any pins myself, but maybe I'll take the plunge someday. Congratulations!
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    I feel like I just bought a 15 year old car after never having a car before. Also, no one I know owns a car in this analogy. It seems to drive ok, but I'm going to have a nice bit of research to do to improve it. Kind of exciting really.

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    Congrats on a great pin! You can find the decal set for it as well as the ramp, marco specialties carries most all the parts you need: http://www.marcospecialties.com/cont...enge+from+mars

    What software version do you have? If it isn't the final version you can hook up a PC to the serial port and load the highest version of the software.



    There are also a few cool upgrades, I bought this one for mine; http://www.ufopinball.com/RFM-LED/features.htm

    The diagnostics are the best ever in a pinball, you can run down any of the switches or sensors that are failed quickly.
    Last edited by SubaruBrat; 05-02-14 at 05:09.
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