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Storage vs. Sell

Discussion in 'General Pinball Chat' started by staydown, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. staydown

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    wondering if it’s better to store a machine or just sell it if the machines won’t be used for a few years and just stored in a zero cost temperature controlled environment?

    Does “parking” a machine for a few years damage it in any way?
     
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  2. mwong168

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    It should be fine as long as climate controlled. I would just pull the batteries in case they leak.
     
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    make sure climate controlled and if they arnt on legs put on skids to avoid accidental water damage.
     
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  4. staydown

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    They would be stored on their legs in a closed room in basement which is temeperature controlled along with the rest of the house. Would fold down the back boxes I would imagine.
     
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    I say sell if I am looking for that game :)
     
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    Depends on the title.
    Pinflation could make long term storage a viable option.
     
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    I don't think there has been a title that hasn't been worth storing. FFS even Gilligan's Island fetched more than $3k recently (I think) :p
     
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    I’m kind of worried about selling and in a few years not being able to afford getting back into pin ownership.

    *if* I knew prices leveled off I would sell and rebuy in a few years but whenever I think machines can’t get more expensive somehow retailers say “hold my beer and watch this...”
     
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