Shipping & Payment

Shipping a pinball machine

There is an additional charge to prepare the machine for out-of-state shipping which includes thoroughly wrapping it with a combination of cardboard, bubble-wrap, and shrink-wrap. We can wrap the machine with the legs on or off as shown in the picture. We have had good luck both ways but the majority have been shipped with the legs on. On pick-up, the moving company wraps it with moving blankets and straps it to the inside of the truck. Customers will be emailed a picture of their machine all wrapped up.

Packed Pinball Dimensions

  • Dimensions of a typical pinball machine assembled with the legs on are: 29″ (76 cm) wide, 76″ – 80″ (190 cm – 200 cm) tall, and 56″ (140 cm) deep.
  • Approximate dimensions folded up on its back are: 29″ (76 cm) wide, 30″ (76 cm) tall, and 56″ (140 cm) deep (dimensions are without wrapping materials).
  • Depending on the manufacturer or machine, the average weight of a pinball machine is: 250 – 300 pounds (113.5 Kg – 136 Kg).
  • The majority of modern pinball machines (made in the last 20 years or so) have a hinge system which allows the backbox to be folded down.

Shipping Information

Customers located out of town must make their own shipping arrangements and pay for shipping at their own expense and risk. We do not offer any type of crating service or dropping off of games at airport terminals. We do our best to ensure the game is prepared safely for shipping but cannot be responsible for damage once the machine leaves our premises. We recommend getting your shipment insured.

We have shipped games using Beltmann Transportation with very good results, plus they have experience shipping pinball and arcade games. Prices begin at about $450 within 1,500 miles and up to $600 for further distances (within the U.S. only). Discounts are available if you’re shipping more than one machine. Your location must be accessible for a tractor trailer with a lift gate and they will bring the machine inside your home at ground level.

Feel Free to contact Michelle Bianchi at Beltmann Transportation for an estimate or to set up a delivery.


Picking up the machine yourself is strongly discouraged and will void all warranties. (FYI: It’s a Data East Maverick Pinball Machine).

Choosing a shipping company can be tough but remember, not all shipping companies are created equal. Choose carefully!

Payment Information

Games sold locally must be paid in cash at time of delivery, no exceptions.

We do accept checks and money orders as long as they are received in time to allow for clearing by bank (approximately 5-10 days).

We accept Pay Pal for deposits on games. Balances must be paid by cash, check, or money orders allowing time for clearing by bank. We only accept credit card payments made through Pay Pal and not directly. Using Pay Pal may cause delays while they verify your bank or credit card information. New York Pinball must pay a fee on payments received through Pay Pal which is why we use it on a limited basis.

For local sales a $500 deposit is required if you’re not taking immediate delivery. We ask that you take delivery of the game no longer than 10 days after deposit is received. When we take a deposit on a game it is considered sold and we may lose the opportunity to sell it to other customers. For this reason, deposits are not refundable.

We accept checks and money orders as payments as long as they are received in time to allow for clearing by the bank (usually 5-10 business days). Keep this in mind as it may delay shipping of your game. No games will be picked up or shipped until payment has been cleared by the bank.

To make a payment to New York Pinball using Paypal, please enter the amount¬† below and click “Pay Now.”

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