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Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12

Discussion in 'Upcoming Events' started by BMHouze, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

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    I can say I am currently in this year.
    I have been to larger shows with more vendors and machines but this show is the closest.
    Thought I best start a thread so those who are not or cannot go can post what they may be looking for.
    I am not opposed to collecting a few prices and phone numbers from a machine at the show for interested parties.
    I have not found this show doesn't have an overly large amount of parts sellers as I have seen at other shows but I would be willing to have a look and collect business cards from the seller if they have your item.
    I am only going for the day so I plan on declaring anything I may purchase and paying duty. Though last year the border guard was so excited that there was a pinball show in the area he didn't care what I bought.
    Hope to see some of you there.
    Brad
     
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  2. Vengeance

    Vengeance Well-Known Member

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    I'm on the fence, I've been every year since in started but under the new WPPR system for 2015 the tournament is going to be worth nothing from a WPPR perspective.

    I have to put my travel dollars towards events that are going to get me better value.
     
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  3. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

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    I don't go there to play in the tourney. As my wife will want to come along I am sure that she will only last 2-3 hours before wanting to leave. I think we only played 20 machines last year. I circle around looking for Alien Poker first and then settle in for a few games on some of the more appealing (to me) games. I had a Bally Atlantis at home and the one there was a full restore with an added mod that worked pretty good. also nice to put up a good score on the machines I play at home. always gets some attention once you get the 'chase' started on high speed and have the light going. Always fun to play a bunch of machines that are way out of my price range (like TOM, WOZ, etc) and to see a few that I have never seen or played. It's also a shorter drive than when I used to go to Rochester NY (though it was a better show).
    Just need to score a Pin rev T-shirt to wear to the event to represent.
     
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    I'm with Adam...I have gone the last few years and won't be going this year.
     
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  5. BMHouze

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    I was a bust as far as I was concerned. I will not be attending in the future as this show just seems to find a way to suck more every year. I have not seen that many non-working pins since seeing the basement of ToPEC...
     
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    I now see that they are selling JJ invisiglass at this show.
    Must be pre-ordered if they sell 10+ it will be $255 usd a sheet.
    Check the pinside thread for details.
    Who knows, maybe someone could pick up for interested parties.
     
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