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    Default where do you get your balls?

    :-) first off.... Hahahaha. 2nd and the reason for the post is I'm seeking the best outlet for pachinko balls! I'd prefer all engraved (no smooth). Where does everyone get theirs?

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    Default Re: where do you get your balls?

    ebay.. do your research and dont get in a hurry..

    the last set i bought i got from an ebay seller (not threw any ebay auctions) he gave me a discount for buying bulk, and for not buying off ebay so he got 100% of the funds, no fees..
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    You don't happen to remember the seller do you? I have 4 machines and appx 1,000 balls now ( I think having 2,000 more would be a good start). And thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmwd View Post
    You don't happen to remember the seller do you? I have 4 machines and appx 1,000 balls now ( I think having 2,000 more would be a good start). And thank you!
    sorry it was a year or so agoe
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    Ok no worries. Thank you !

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    There is a seller located in Guam with good prices and shipping. The balls are good quality, but the packing is crap. Ask him to bag them before putting them in the USPS box. Mine arrived a few balls light and the mail man probably had a few balls rattling around his truck for a couple days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder138 View Post
    There is a seller located in Guam with good prices and shipping. The balls are good quality, but the packing is crap. Ask him to bag them before putting them in the USPS box. Mine arrived a few balls light and the mail man probably had a few balls rattling around his truck for a couple days.
    i got mine from guam.. yes the packing was not the best.. a few penny's in tape and it would have been way better..
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    I used to buy from goldenstatetraders on ebay, but he stiffed me on an order and does not reply to my emails.

    I usually have plenty, I buy them bulk from an import company by the 100,000. At least the quality is top notch, but 100K at a time can be pricey.

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    100k! What's that cost? I only have 4 pachinko! Lol I'd never run out !

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    Keep in mind, the more you buy, the cheaper they will be per ball. I haven't bought any in awhile, but I could them for about 3-4 cents apiece when I bought 2-3000 at a time. Anything less than 1000 and you will probably wind up paying too much for too few. 1000 is great for running a vintage, but any moderns you need 2000+ just to keep up with fever mode jackpots. If you have any moderns, you could always convert it to cyclic mode so you only need 10-20 balls to run it.
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    It really comes down to "Ball Management", as to how many balls you need.

    That's something you are going to have to decide.
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    Default Re: where do you get your balls?

    I like the "stock way" :-) for now. Load balls, play till their gone, take the lost ball from container in the back... Play again lol. Though I am thinking of making a way to direct lost balls to the play tray. More on that later :-)... If it works

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    Default Re: where do you get your balls?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmwd View Post
    Though I am thinking of making a way to direct lost balls to the play tray.
    member CarlW made something similar for a Sanyo Comet II machine.

    Can't remember what the thread was called. But I have all the plans if you want.

    Here are some pictures of it.

    Comet II Semi Cyclic Bottom End 1.jpgComet II Semi Cyclic Bottom End 2.jpgComet II Semi Cyclic Bottom End 3.jpgComet II Semi Cyclic Bottom End Installed.jpg

    100 machines and counting...

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    Default Re: where do you get your balls?

    Very cool! A lot like what I am toying around with ! Thanks! The picture is a big help!

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