Pinball Forever Clearance Sale!

If you’ve ever wanted to own a great vintage pinball machine, Pinball Forever is the place to be this weekend!

At Pinball Forever, we’ve assembled a collection of pinball machines that feature the work of the greatest artists and designers in pinball history.

From Friday through Monday May 23-26, from 11AM to 7PM, we’ll be accepting offers on all of our great games from the 50’s through the 80’s and 90’s.  Many of these games are quite rare in their condition, and many are rarely seen in Southern California.  The games are sold as-is; you can evaluate the games’ condition in person during these hours.  Dave will be there to answer all of your questions about the games and the ins and outs of owning your own pinball machine!

On the morning of Tuesday, May 27 those with the best offers on the games will be notified, and can pay with a PayPal instant transfer or with cash on pickup.  For this special event only, Pinball Forever will pay your sales tax!  Example: You offer $1500 on a game and the offer is accepted.  You will receive a PayPal or cash invoice for $1388.89 + $111.12 (8% sales tax), total $1500.  Many games will sell for between $1500 and $3000, so your total savings compared to an auction with a 15% buyer’s fee can range from $350 to $700!  What you offer is what you pay!

This special clearance event is our way of helping those in Southern California that supported our historic pinball events to acquire a machine with the lowest possible overhead.  By buying direct you’ll pay no auction fees–and this weekend we’ll pay the tax–so there will never be a better time to buy!

Thanks again for all of your support over the years.  It has been an amazing journey.

-Dave, Heather and Rachel
The Pinball Forever Family

 
We’re located at 1518 E Edinger, Suite A, Santa Ana, 92705.  If you stand at the Wells Fargo ATM and look to your right, you’ll see our building; we’re the door to the left of Aerostealth.  We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

 
Game list (subject to change):

Knock Out, Skill-Pool, Queen of Hearts, Lovely Lucy, Big Ben, Sluggin’ Champ De Luxe, Score-Board, Target Roll, World Beauties, Champion Rifle Range, Flipper Cowboy, Spinner, Flying Chariots, Ice Revue, Pleasure Isle, Shangri-La, Daffie, Pit Stop, Cosmos, Strike Zone, 2001, Extra Inning, Travel Time, Time Zone, Volley, Blue Chip, Jungle Queen, Strange World, Neptune, Sinbad, Memory Lane, Lost World, Close Encounters SS, Dragon EM, Dracula, KISS, Dolly Parton, Firepower, Seawitch, Algar, Alien Poker, Flight 2000, Haunted House, Eight Ball Deluxe LE, Comet, Motor Show, Batman, Revenge From Mars, World Poker Tour

New Year’s Pinball at Pinball Forever!

When you need a break from football, come join us for New Year’s Pinball at Pinball Forever (family owned, 2 blocks from Crevier BMW in Santa Ana, CA)! We have a session on New Years Eve afternoon from 2-5 PM, then from January 1 through Sunday, January 5, 2014, we’re open for two sessions a day: 3-6 PM and 7-10 PM. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/478267

If you haven’t visited, our VIP tour includes our 30’s and 40’s rooms where our small tour groups see and play historic pinballs together from the earliest era to the first flipper pinball…which is a lot of fun! You’ll see how each new invention transformed the game.

All visitors have a pay-one-price, unlimited play ticket for around 50 pinball machines from the 50’s through the 80’s (with a few newer games as well). The games here were chosen to illustrate key historical aspects of pinball’s evolution—especially the fun parts!–as well as exceptional art from each era…so anyone interested in those aspects of pinball will find much to enjoy.

Can’t wait to see you here!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/478267

Fall Pinball at Pinball Forever!


It’s time for Fall Pinball at Pinball Forever (family owned, 2 blocks from Crevier BMW in Santa Ana, CA)! Through Saturday, October 26, 2013, we’re open Friday-Saturday 7-10 PM. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/478267

If you haven’t visited, our VIP tour includes our 30’s and 40’s rooms where our small tour groups see and play historic pinballs together from the earliest era to the first flipper pinball…which is a lot more fun than you might think! You’ll see how each new invention transformed the game.

All visitors have a pay-one-price, unlimited play ticket for the 50+ games from the 50’s through the 80’s (with a few newer games as well). The games here were chosen to illustrate key historical aspects of pinball’s evolution—especially the fun parts!–as well as exceptional art from each era…so anyone interested in those aspects of pinball will find much to enjoy.

Can’t wait to see you here!

Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/478267

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Celebrating Dads (and those who’ve been like Dads) at Pinball Forever!

Pinball Forever would not exist if it wasn’t for my Dad. I was blessed growing up to have a father who always had the time to answer my questions, was supportive of my dreams, and always showed patience and persistence in solving problems…and that cannot be overvalued at Pinball Forever! I’m very thankful he is in my life.

We’ll be open on Father’s day (June 16, 2013) for three sessions, 1-3:30 PM, 4-6:30 PM, and 7:9:30 PM.  Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/402893

From our family to yours, thanks for all of your support!

the pursuit of Happiness

Amusement Pinballs logo from 1950s Gottlieb Pinballs

Christmastime, Youngstown, Ohio, 1930.  Carpenter Arthur Paulin finds a dusty old bagatelle game in his barn, and decides to make a nice one for his daughter for Christmas…his talent, nails and wood were what he had on hand in the deepening Depression.   His daughter, and her friends, loved it…so he took it to the local radio shop owner, Myrl Park, to see if he would sell copies of the game to the public.  Park knew people couldn’t afford to buy the game, but suggested Paulin find a way to add a coin mechanism, as people might be able to afford to play the game.  Paulin’s friend, Earl Froom, came up with a coin device…and the three worked together to create the first automatic, coin operated pinball machine.

They put it in a general store, and in one hour, the game made $2.60…a nickel at a time…in the depths of the Depression.  The American pinball industry was born–and over the next fifty years, would grow and thrive to provide joy in arcades throughout the country…and to export games throughout the world.

Join us at Pinball Forever, and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that has helped make this country great!

Happy Independence Day!
Dave, Heather, and Rachel