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Dec 30, 2015

Welcome to Episode 20!

This episode is sponsored by PayRange! Visit Payrange.com for information on how you can get PayRange installed on your machines! PayRange is the number one mobile payments solution!

NEW WEBSITE!

We have a website! www.coinboxpodcast.com has our show notes, game percentages Hows that SharpShooter coming along Chris? We have a website and one missing key element of the new website is the roger sharpe Sharp Shooter glory page. Kinda like a glory hole from Gold Rush.

Percentages

  1. Game of Thrones- 21%
  2. Family Guy- 18%
  3. Kiss 17%
  4. Walking Dead 14%
  5. Wizard of Oz- 14%
  6. Elvis 9%
  7. Star Trek 9% 
  8. South Park 7%
  9. Eight Ball Deluxe 6%
  10. Hook 6%

PAYRANGE PROMOTION

We have a super awesome promotion we are doing with PayRange! 5 FREE GAMES to everyone who downloads PayRange and takes a picture or snapshot of your phone showing you using PayRange on your favorite game or location! 

1. Download PayRange from the Apple APP Store or Google Play Store

2. Open PayRange and do a screen shot or take a picture of you using PayRange. (On IOS, hold the Home Button and press the Power Button)

Example Picture:

PayRange Example Photo

3. Like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/coinboxpodcast)

4. Upload your picture to our Facebook Page and tell us your favorite game! 

We will work with PayRange to get your coupon codes to you via Facebook in the coming weeks. 

 

PayRange

As you all know, we have worked very closely with PayRange and have built some of the best relationships with them over the past year! They are so dedicated to helping you succeed! They provide Advertising materials for your coin doors, lockdown bars, and even toppers and table tents! Visit PayRange.com to get in touch with Mike Maloney to get more information or reach out to us here at the show!

 

Pricing Updates 

about a month ago we introduced a new pricing structure at East Side Pinball! 

Cash Pricing on our games is $1 for any DMD games and .50 for Hook and Eight Ball Deluxe. 

PayRange Pricing on our games is .89 for any DMD games and .45 for Hook and Eight Ball Deluxe.

This new structure now allows us to run weekly specials that we will be doing during the week without the double dipping that would occur when the games default pricing structure was in place. 

 

New League Starts January 14th, 2016!

We launched our second Winter League at East Side Pinball and we are extremely excited about all the changes we have made to better the experience for all our players! Well most of our players! :-)

8 Week Session

2 Drop Weeks 

$20 for the season

Pick your own games to play, NO WAITING FOR ANOTHER GROUP TO FINISH!

Grouped by Skill

IFPA

Banquet and Pinball Party week 9

 

The changes we made are you pick any of the games we have in the lineup, no waiting and we are no longer paying out position rounds. The same 4 people always win the money that the other 18 players are putting in and we feel that lowering the costs and stress by eliminating the positional payouts is the best thing for Pinball here. A special thanks to Josh Sharpe for his help in designing the new league! 

 

PinPortal

Adrien and I are extremely excited to announce we will be launching PinPortal to the public in January! Keep an eye out for information on our podcast here for details as we launch! PinPortal will be FREE for almost all functions and a donation by the league admins to unlock additional functions. More on this to come! We are defiantly not looking to become rich, in fact, all the proceeds will be going back into Portal so we can launch Tournaments later this year. The donations also goto support the hosting and our servers that run Portal. 

 

Pinside Topics

 

Spook Show International Rob Zombie pin announced! What do you think?

 

Game of Thrones LEs arriving in homes

 

Stern Rumors, Whats next?

 

Political Themed Pin? HELL NO!

 

Stern Released 1.56 of the TWD

 

Stern Released 1.18 of the GOT

 

Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League- Starts January 2016! Mr Sharpe has a new tournament league kicking off on January 5th. 

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/level-257-monthly-pinball-super-league-–-starts-january-2016

 

Star Wars Awakens 

LOVED IT!

 

Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Listeners! Enjoy our Thanksgiving Special with a special interview featuring Todd Tuckey! 

Selling A Game

Other Pinball Podcasts

Interview

Listener Feedback!

Thanks for listening!

Nov 21, 2015

Episode 18- Where have you been?

Welcome back! Thanks for tuning in friendly listeners! We are back in the hot seat and boy do we have some updates!

Corndog Convention update- somewhere out east

Lineup changes

WWE is out replaced by Game of Thrones

FishTales has left for Outtakes and replaced by Elvis HUO

Police Force is out replaced by Family Guy HUO

Percentages

  1. Game of Thrones 23%
  2. Wizard of Oz 17%
  3. Family Guy 12%
  4. KISS 11%
  5. Walking Dead 11% 
  6. Star Trek 7%
  7. Elvis 7%
  8. Eight Ball Deluxe 5%
  9. South Park 4%
  10. Hook 3%

 

Charity Recap- A Great event! It was so great to see people like Charlie from Spooky Pinball and Jack from Jersey Jack Pinball taking the time to come up and support Alivia. We saw Lloyd as well. 

Grinds my Gears

Mother of the year award this year goes to letting a child literally stomp on pinball glass because she likes to. 

League Changes

We are working on moving to a Casual and Advanced Leagues this winter.

PayRange- New toppers, lockdown bar stickers 

Pinside Thread- Operating Pins Remotely 

I swear some people don’t want a damn thing to ever change. It needs to change! WIFI is not a unsafe method in fact, Every other piece of equipment we operate has complete control. 

Locks:

We use Cobra Locks on all our arcade/amusement games. We have a single key for each location making things much easier. We originally had different keys for each game and it quickly became a nightmare. 

WE use TF1078-7 7/8” Locks with 1 1/2” CAM

PinPortal AD Screen-

We added a new feature to Portal recently that allows a dedicated monitor to be used for advertising when league is out of play. We have ads for the location specials, food, drinks, and of course Pinball updates! Pretty awesome and its running on a INTEL HDMI Stick computer. 

3 Years of operating- 

We did a .50 all weekend special and was extremely successful. 

Game of Thrones Talk- How do you like that game?

Its super easy to clean!

Fair Update: We got the banners down! Its getting damn cold out there! Arcade Kris is working on a heater so we can continue working on games there.

Arcade Auction

Arcade Kris and I are heading to an Arcade Auction next weekend after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to checking that out! (IA)

Corndog fun facts

Pronto Pup or Corndogs?

As Always, thanks for listening! We will get to show feedback next time! After our Todd Tuckey Interview!

 

Oct 22, 2015

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

 

Episode 17

 

Welcome back! Corn dog is out. He found a corn dog convention and is off doing that. Super weird but whatever!

 

We are joined tonight by Arcade Kris and Jesse! 

 

Percentages 

  1. Wizard of oz- 27%
  2. Kiss- 19%
  3. Hook- 17%
  4. Star Trek- 12%
  5. Eight Ball Deluxe- 10%
  6. South Park- 6%
  7. WrestleMania- 4%
  8. FishTales- 3%
  9. PoliceForce- 2%

 

Trail of Terror-

What we have there

 

The Bull

 

Jesse story

 

Auction tips with Tony

 

Questions-

 

Jerry from jersey asked "does ArcadeKris have another job or does he just do the fair?

 

David from CA asks if games ever breakdown during the fair time and what do you do?

 

Kyle from Australia asks if we would continue doing the fair longer if it's possible? 

 

We got several questions about the arcade at the fair and why we don't do more things there instead of just 12 days. 

 

Keep your equations coming. Send them to podcast@eastsidepinball.com. 

 

Corn dog and I will be back this weekend for episode 17 and some tool questions answered. How's my hammer Kris?

 

Sep 19, 2015

If you have anything that we can auction off or if you can donate, any amount helps! Please reach out to Bryan Kelly on Pinside

Pinside: BRYAN_KELLY

Facebook.com/TeamAlivia

 

Gofundme.com/aliviabirdsley

 

Welcome to Episode 16

 

Welcome back to episode 16! Thank you all so much for listening! 

 

State Fair Round up

Percentages 

Thoughts

Arcade Kris Interview

Whats next at the fair- Remove signage, banners, and begin to Prepare for winter. 

Move back to Sun Ray

 

New arrangement at Sun Ray

Games out and new Game of Thrones Ordered.

Lineup changes

WOZ repairs

 

Leagues under way!

Strong start! 

Where were you Chris week 1?

 

Tournament This Weekend

Twin Cities Circuit Finals Saturday

 

PayRange is now on all the pins at East Side Pinball. PayRange was out at the fair and it was awesome to meet them. Both John and Mike were awesome guys. On a conference call with Mike last week, they are receiving production amusement devices within 3 weeks. If you're interested in PayRange, please email us at podcast@eastsidepinball.com for more information and we will get you in touch with Mike!

 

 

Congratulations to Blake on his big day today!

 

Aug 29, 2015

Pinball on-a- Stick Special Episode!

 

Welcome to Episode 15!

 

The long haul to Wednesday!

 

Sunday we moved 8 machines from location to the State Fair. We cleaned, replaced rubber, adjusted, leveled, Arcade Kris and I spent over an hour planning the lineup position of each game. When they got there, nothing added up! Musical chairs

 

Wednesday’s hospital visit followed by the JDRF Fundraiser! What an event! People were so generous and kind to our cause! We raised $620 and 100% of that money raised was given to the JDRF.org foundation! 

 

We had a few issues with machines that were adjusted and one hard down on WrestleMania. The drop target coil locked on and the node board went. We are working with Stern on a replacement board to get us back up to 100%! We apologize for the inconvenience! 

 

Special thanks to Arcade Kris for giving us the space to use during a very hectic last day before the fair, Bryan Kelly for manning the door and collecting, some would event say harassing Ryan for selling our shirts.

 

Day 1 summary 

 

Day 2 summary

 

PAYRANGE really stepped up their promotions with us! Dave has given all our customers 5 FREE GAMES of pinball to anyone that enters a coupon code! No credit card needed! We have seen GREAT TRACTION with this so far and cant wait to see how it goes next week! Coupon Code: 22711360

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Aug 25, 2015

A late night evening with our friend Tommy Skinner This Flippin Podcast! You can chechout his new Podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-flippin-podcast/id1032169051

 

Be sure to listen in for our show at the fair!

 

 

 

Aug 15, 2015

Episode 13

Welcome back and thanks for tuning in! Its great to be back on this HOT humid friday evening! 

 

  • Wizard of Oz- 26%
  • Kiss- 16%
  • The Walking Dead- 14%
  • Star Trek- 9%
  • WrestleMania- 9% 
  • Mustang- 7%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe- 7%
  • South Park- 6%
  • Fish Tales- 4%
  • Tee’d Off- 2%

 

Lost my keys! Stupid stupid stupid!

I “gots” a crane game! A little off topic 

 

Minnesota State Fair- Pinball on-a- Stick

Its been a busy busy few weeks. I have been out at the fair almost every day the past few weeks. Its been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Hanging out wirth Kris and learning from his experience is really awesome! 

 

Its a lot of work to get an arcade up and running before the big event! We have 12 days to get everything ready! 

 

Hercules is looking amazing! I have seen several of these over the years and it looks sooooo good! We have the PlayField back together, new coin door, all the legs, rails, and cab have been repainted. Comet duel LEDs throughout the entire game and spot lights make this game look amazing! We have new sheet of PlayField lexsan ordered as well.

 

The right tool for the job! NeedleNose Vise Grips to the rescue!  

 

Tonight was the hottest, no wind, humid day of the summer and tonight was the night we hung all the banners around the arcade. It was awful! 

 

Hey Chris, how’d it go getting into the Fairgrounds with the police? Epic prank!

 

Hows East Side Pinball doing? I haven’t cleaned the games in 6 days and it makes me sick! 

 

Upcoming week projects:

ReLED and Rubber South Park

Rubber Star Trek

Rubber The Walking Dead

 

Feedback

 

 

Thanks so much for tunning in with us! Have a GREAT WEEK FLIPPERS! Remember, Drop a quarter and FLIP OUT!

Aug 1, 2015

Episode 12

Welcome to Episode 12! Thanks for listening! Our worst ever podcast! Sorry our audio is just gone to shit! 

 

  • Wizard of Oz-28% Incredible!
  • The Walking Dead 13%
  • Kiss 13%
  • South Park 9%
  • Mustang 9%
  • Star Trek 9%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 8%
  • WrestleMania 7%
  • Tee’d Off   4%

Woz has arrived! and its taking names!  initial thoughts, adjustments, settings

 

PayRange- We are testing a new mobile payment system and its incredible. Coupons, weekly specials, increased revenue. How it works, how users signup experience. 

 

If you are interested in PayRange, you can visit them on their website at payrange.com. They are taking pre orders and are planning on an early Q4 deployment into production. 

 

Repairs:

Star Trek Orbit Finally replaced after almost 3 months. Got the part and it was the wrong assembly. Thanks to my Vise Grips got that coil out and swapped!

 

 

Free Ballin’ Tournament Not happy about the name of this. Didn't know what that was until literally everyone laughed and told me. haha. This tournament is bringing in players and its been incredible the first 5 days running.

 

Jul 14, 2015

Episode 11

Welcome back! Episode 11 thanks so much for listening! Happy forth to all you Americana flippers! Coney island in the house! Not really in the house yet but coney island!!!

 

Earnings report:

  • Kiss-21%
  • Walking Dead-20%
  • Mustang-13%
  • WWE-11%
  • South Park-9%
  • Fish tales-7%
  • Star trek-6%
  • Eight ball deluxe-6%
  • Tee'd off-4%
  • Demolition man-3%

 

Sales are slightly up over last year during this time period. Summer months are much slower for us than fall-winter-spring 

Is it the placement of machines? Star Trek is all the way to the left corner, KISS on the end. Very interesting. 

 

Pinball on-a- Stick announcements 2015 shirt design pre order, shirt shop, and announced games! www.MPOAS.com

 

Wizard of Oz added to the lineup!!! What the hell happened? Wanted for the Minnesota state fair. This isn't just a state fair, it's huge! 1.8 million people last year! All I have heard is how well it earns, I guess we will see :-) purchased from a pinside post. He has been great! Hope it arrives late next week early the week after. 

 

Thoughts on the game? 

 

Show feedback section. 

 

Closing- as always we appreciate all the awesome listeners. 

Jun 27, 2015

The CoinBox Pinball Podcast

Welcome back! Welcome to Episode 10! I literally cant believe we made it to 10. We got nothing on Nate! Speaking of Nate, congratulations on your 2 years and thank you for all the work you do for our community!

Email us: podcast@eastsidepinball.com

Please leave feedback on iTunes.

 

We have a jammed packed show for you tonight! We struggled with our first interview with Josh Sharpe! We talk SharpShooter and its great! We were so bad at it we had to redo it again today because it crashed yesterday and we lost the first 13 minutes. Im sure nobody will be able to tell where we splice them together. Never mind Chris wasn't in the intro.

 

Josh Sharpe Interview 

 

Percentages:

KISS 29%

Walking Dead 20%

WrestleMania 12%

Star Trek 8%

South Park 8% 

Fish Tales: 7%

Mustang: 6%

Tee’d Off: 6%

Demolition Man 4%

 

Kiss Launch Party Review

Eight Ball Died the morning of the event! that was fun!

 

Grinds my Gears top 10

  • Kicking the games after a drain
  • Dirty hands on the glass like all over the glass. why? 
  • Cleaning the game and when the glass is back on you see a spot where you missed and the wax is there. 
  • When people feel the need to level a game themselves. 
  • I found a cherry slushie in Demolition mans coinbox. 
  • Leaving the location only to pull in at home to a call that something else is wrong. Thats fun!
  • Moving pinball machines. HATE IT!
  • Turning off a game because a switch isn't working 100% of the time. 
  • Turning off games around you so you are not distracted.
  • Finding tools! I need them in every game! 

John Jundt Interview

Jun 20, 2015

Episode 9- Chris didnt save the notes. Email us podcast@eastsidepinball.com

Jun 13, 2015

 

WELCOME BACK TO EPISODE 8! PINBALL IS ALIVE AND WELL HERE!

podcast@eastsidepinball.com

 

Game Performances

YEAH DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GET TO A COLLECTION THIS WEEK. 

 

Repairs-

WORST REPAIR EVER SOUTH PARK! 

 

Leagues

WE HAD A PINGOLF TOURNAMENT AND PARTY YESTERDAY! 

 

 

BREAK 

Feature Segment 

LINEUP CHANGES

WWE ADDED- REVIEW

EIGHT BALL DELUXE RESTORATION AND NOW AT LOCATION.

 

EVENTS:

TWIN CITIES PINBALL CIRCUIT IS SATURDAY JUNE 20TH

KISS incoming with line up for our June 21 launch party!           

PINBALL BOOTCAMP IS A FREE EVENT FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN FROM THE PROS IN MINNESOTA! JULY 25TH AT East Side Pinball AND AUGUST 22ND AT MORTIMERS. BOTH East Side Pinball AND D&G ARE SPONSORING THIS EVENT. WE HAVE LOTS OF INTEREST AND ITS EXCITING!

 

Feedback

 

NOT A LOT OF FEEDBACK THIS WEEK, WE DID RECEIVE SOME MORE INTEREST IN PINPORTAL LEAGUE SOFTWARE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INTEREST! WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR BETA SOFTWARE. IF YOU RUN A LEAGUE AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SENT AN EMAIL TO SUPPORT@PINPORTAL.ORG

May 30, 2015

 

WELCOME BACK! A little late but better than nothing. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN!

 

 

Game Performances

•The Walking Dead-23%

•Star Trek 20%

   •Fish Tales- 17%

   •Mustang- 16%

   •South Park 10%

•Cue Ball Wizard 7% 

•Demolition Man 4%

•Johnny Mnemonic 3%

 

Repairs-

A LOT OF REPAIRS IN THIS AREA HERE!

 

Leagues

Week 5 in the books and going very well!

 

 

BREAK 

Feature Segment 

Lineup changes and updates

Walking dead version 1.24 dropped and installed!

Cue ball is gone, in with teed off

WWE delivers Wednesday 

Picked up and Eight Ball Deluxe that needs to be over hauled in time for June 21st launch party

KISS incoming with line up for our June 21 launch party!           

 

Feedback

Feedback emails

 

TOTALLY LACKING SHOW NOTES! I TOTALLY BLAME CHRIS! :-)

May 5, 2015

Episode 6

 

WELCOME BACK! A little late but better than nothing. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN!

Happy Birthday to Tony

 

Game Performances

•The Walking Dead-28%

•Star Trek 17%

•Cue Ball Wizard 14% 

•Fish Tales- 13%

•Mustang- 10%

•South Park 9%

•Demolition Man 5%

•Johnny Mnemonic 4%

 

Repairs-

Broken Rubber on Demolition Man

Shaker Motor came loose on the Dead

VUX on Fish Tales died. Broken coil wire

South Park switch had to be replaced under the toilet

Made a purchase titanpinball.com new translucent rubber rings! Going to do Star Trek and Walking Dead!

 

Leagues

19 people joined our league for the spring. Several new players to East Side Pinball. So fun seeing new players join the community! 

 

Last week we played: Walking Dead, Star Trek, Cue Ball Wizard, Demolition Man, and Johnny Mnemonic.

BREAK 

Feature Segment 

pinportal.org

What is it

League Season Manager- add games, assign players to league

Setup Rules

Add Players

Payments

Player Statistics 

what it does

how it works

feedback about it

 

Feedback

Feedback emails

 

 

Don - more on tools and he doesn't mean Tony......

Nut drivers and Allen wrenches - BONDHUS

www.bondhus.com

These fantastic, made in America, tools and awesome. I love the Allen wrenches as well as hollow shaft nut drivers. I also love Wihi screwdrivers 

www.wihitools.com

German made tools that last forever and never strip. Both products can be ordered from MSC Industrial Supply Company

www.mscdirect.com

Vice grips don't belong in a pinball machine so I refuse to provide where you can find these wonderfully terrible products HOMEDEPOT.COM

 

pinballsupernova.com- News, tips, guides, and more! 

 

 

Episode 7 back on schedule if we don't go to the cabin! 

Apr 25, 2015

THE COINBOX PINBALL PODCAST EPISODE 5

Welcome back! EPISODE 5 is FINALLY here! 

 

Game Performances

  • The Walking Dead-27%
  • Star Trek 22%
  • South Park 18%
  • Que Ball Wizard 13% 
  • Fish Tales- 9%
  • Mustang- 6%
  • Demolition Man 3%
  • Johnny Mnemonic 2%

 

Cue Ball Wizard up but overall sales are down 53% as bowling leagues have ended and spring leagues have yet to start. this is common in our location as they shift into summer leagues.

 

Pinball Leagues

  • Format
  • currently registered: 17
  • How we gather new players
  • PinPortal Software Demo
  • How leagues help the location and operator
  • Food/Drink sales increase coin drop increases because league members play 5 games a week minimum x 17 = average of $70-$80 per week increased coin drop. 

 

Upgrades:

  • LEDs a MUST
  • LED strips are amazing
  • Spotlights are nice but annoying if you don't glue them in place as the bulbs will fall out.
  • Upgraded Speakers a waste 
  • Bill acceptors are SUPER nice but wont really increase your sales at least are our location. Chang Machine trumps bill acceptor by far!
  • Change Machine VERY effective 
  • Toppers seem to help!
  • Shaker Motors are excellent add

 

Show Feedback

  • Mark and Rick from Lock is Lit podcast mentioned us on Episode 111! thank you so much for the plug! We laughed and enjoy the podcast!
  • Greg asking about Pinportal for home. 
  • Joe pinball master website and playfield parts

You can send your own stories/feedback to the show by emailing podcast@eastsidepinball.com

 

 

  • THANK YOU all for listening 
  • Website
Apr 18, 2015

Episode 4

Intro and thanks

Week review - top earnings, percentages?

TWD 29%

Star Trek 15%

SouthPark 13%

FishTales 11%

Mustang 9%

Cue Ball 9%

Demo 8%

Johnny 6%

Upgrades and services

About us

Job title

Where do you work?

What's in the tool box?

SharpShooter update

Apr 11, 2015
Welcome back!
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! We are new at podcasting and already failed to thank our listeners and all the email we received already! 
 
MGC this weekend! 
April 10-11 2015
 
Nightmares 
•Independence Day driver board, alien Optos, auto launch issues
•Hook ramp
•Phantom of the Opera
 
Projects
Sharpshooter update?
Cue ball wizard LED upgrade this weekend
 
Stalker Cam setup and cameras used
Dropcam Pros with 30 days could service. Wireless cellular unlimited data to upload the feed. 
 
How do we count quarters and bills?
 
How do we track sales and audits 
 
How do we set our machines up. Replays free games?
 
Listener feedback
 
Wrap up
Apr 4, 2015

Welxome back to another epsiode 2 of the Coinbox Pinball Podcast with your hosts, Tony & Chris! 

New Equipment
League Wrap-up
PinGolf
Addams Family History on location
PinPortal
Repairs this week
Grind My Gears

 

For questions/comments please email us at Podcast@eastsidepinball.com

Mar 28, 2015

Welcome to the CoinBox Pinball Podcast! We are hobby operators running Eastsidepinball.com. 

 

Feedback/Questions please email us at Podcast@eastsidepinball.com

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