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pbl_blog Copyright 2019 ScotsBlogger Miva Merchant Module by Fri, 24 May 2019 09:10:00 GMT Pinball Life, now in 3D! /blog/Pinball-Life-now-in-3D.html /blog/Pinball-Life-now-in-3D.html pbl_blog

If you see this image as one of the secondary images under the main product picture on our website, put on your 3D glasses to view the product in retro-futuristic three-dimensional space!

Not all products have 3D images yet, but we will keep adding them as time goes on, so keep checking back for more 3D fun!

Carbon steel pinballs are finally back in stock! 4/10/19 /blog/Carbon-steel-pinballs-are-finally-back-in-stock-41019.html Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:05:41 GMT /blog/Carbon-steel-pinballs-are-finally-back-in-stock-41019.html pbl_blog It’s been a long, hard road, but we finally have a steady supply of good carbon steel pinballs coming in.

USPS First Class Shipping Details 2/18/19 /blog/usps-first-class-shipping-details-2-18-19.html Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:37:00 GMT /blog/usps-first-class-shipping-details-2-18-19.html pbl_blog We are now offering domestic USPS First Class Shipping for small orders weighing less than 13 ounces.  We do not ship First Class mail internationally.

This is an inexpensive shipping option if you only need a couple small, lightweight parts and you are not in a big hurry to get them.  Please be aware that USPS First Class shipping is an economy shipping option.  It can take anywhere from 3 to 14 days to receive your order.  

Also, a note about USPS tracking for all services... updates can be random and are not automatic. Tracking may only list the drop off at the post office or the first scan at the first sorting facility, then nothing.  Your order has been dropped off and accepted at our Huntley post office the day you receive the shipping notification.  If you do not see any further updates, your package is not stuck in Huntley or the Chicago hub.  The package is in route to you however USPS tracking is not always up to date on where the package is at any given time.

Delivery Delays Due to Weather 1/30/19 /blog/delivery-delays-due-to-weather-1-30-19.html Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:51:00 GMT /blog/delivery-delays-due-to-weather-1-30-19.html pbl_blog Due to severe cold snap in the Midwest, delivery of parcels by all carriers is being delayed.  Please be aware that delivery times will be 1-2 business days slower than normal over the next week.

The battle for good pinballs continues 01/21/19 /blog/the-battle-for-good-pinballs-continues-01-21-19.html Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:21:00 GMT /blog/the-battle-for-good-pinballs-continues-01-21-19.html pbl_blog We have made some progress, but still estimate we will still be out of stock of pinballs until ~April 1st.

Holiday Hours 12/19/18 /blog/holiday-hours.html Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:38:58 GMT /blog/holiday-hours.html pbl_blog Our website will be open 24/7 during the holidays.  Our warehouse holiday hours for local pick-up are:

- Closed Monday 12/24/18

- Closed Tuesday 12/25/18

- Open Wednesday 12/26/18 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Open Thursday 12/27/18 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Open Friday 12/28/18 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Closed Saturday 12/29/18

- Closed Sunday 12/30/18

- Open Monday 12/31/18 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

- Closed Tuesday 1/1/19

- Open Wednesday 1/2/19 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Open Thursday 1/3/19 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Open Friday 1/4/19 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Local pick-ups are cash only.  

Merry Everything! 

Canadian Service Update 12/3/18 /blog/canadian-service-update-12-3-18.html Mon, 3 Dec 2018 15:58:27 GMT /blog/canadian-service-update-12-3-18.html pbl_blog As of today we are once again offering USPS international shipping services to Canada. Please be aware that all shipments handled by the USPS post office to Canada are turned over to the Canadian Post for delivery inside Canada. This will almost certainly cause delays in the delivery of all parcels.

If you choose USPS Priority International or USPS Express International, the delivery estimate is unknown. The Canadian Post is updating their website with delivery updates (see link below). We will not reship any missing or delayed packages if USPS is the carrier to Canada. Further, one successful parcel delivery to Canada does not guarantee that any following parcels to Canada will bare the same fruit.

The Canadian Post is predicting service delays for many weeks, or even months. In short, coupled with the Christmas shipping season being in full swing, its all one big hot mess.

Use the USPS/Canada Post shipping services at your own risk.

Due to unprecedented backlogs, Canada Post has suspended its delivery standard guarantees for all products until further notice.

Is the Canadian postal strike over? 11/29/18 /blog/is-the-canadian-postal-strike-over-11-29-19.html Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:31:00 GMT /blog/is-the-canadian-postal-strike-over-11-29-19.html pbl_blog Yes, the Canadian postal strike is over. However, we are still suspending service via the United States Postal Service (USPS) as parcels shipping with this service are delivered via the Canadian Postal Service. Please read the information in the link below regarding the backlogs that exist. New shipments will not arrive in a timely manner.

We will continue to monitor the situation.]]>
Canadian Delivery Update 11/26/2018 /blog/canadian-delivery-update.html Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:53:00 GMT /blog/canadian-delivery-update.html pbl_blog Shipments to Canada via the United States Postal Service is still unavailable due to the Canadian postal strike. The only delivery service currently available to Canada is via FedEx International Economy or FedEx International Priority service. We realize FedEx is considerably more expensive however it's the most reliable method during this strike and holiday season.

Rage Tilt 11/20/18 /blog/rage-tilt-11-20-18.html Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:21:48 GMT /blog/rage-tilt-11-20-18.html pbl_blog Standard pinballs have suddenly become rare due to a major manufacturer making the decision to stop producing them.

We are working on alternatives, but this is going to take some time and effort. Once our current inventory is depleted we will be out of stock for several months.

Rage Tilt 11/19/18 /blog/rage-tilt-11-19-18.html Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:44:00 GMT /blog/rage-tilt-11-19-18.html pbl_blog As of 11/19/18, all shipments to Canada are temporarily suspended due to strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal workers. The strike is causing widespread delivery delays. This strike along with the holiday season will result in extensive wait times and potential lost packages. We will allow Canadian shipments again once we hear that delivery times have returned to their normal state. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Rage Tilt 11/16/18 /blog/rage-tilt-11-16-18.html Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:23:00 GMT /blog/rage-tilt-11-16-18.html pbl_blog New and in stock; clear PinGulp Premium beverage caddies. For all you modders who love to light things up, here’s your chance to take a crack at lighting up PinGulps!  - -  (choose the clear option from the drop-down menu)

We’ve also added a new option to our PinGulp Pro beverage caddies, Bally Gray mounting brackets! - (choose Bally Gray option from the drop-down menu).

Verify your account! /blog/verify-your-account.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:02:00 GMT /blog/verify-your-account.html pbl_blog We've updated our site and you'll notice some of the following changes in your account.

  • You log in using your email address. Some customers were registered multiple times on our old system and this will cause some issues if you don't remember your most recent email. Call us at 847-515-3415 (ask for Lori) or email and we'll help you get logged in.
  • Please verify the addresses that are on file in your account. We transferred the most recent billing and shipping (if one existed) from your old account. Take an extra minute to review the addresses that are stored so your order ships where you expect it to.
  • Your order history was not transferred over to our new site due to the different platforms the web sites were built on. We apologize for this inconvenience but you can request order information from our old site if you email us at

We now offer Guest Checkout if you don't want to register for an account. Please keep in mind that you still have to enter your key information because we need to bill and ship your order to you. Guest Checkouts will not appear in your order history.

Rage Tilt /blog/rage-tilt.html Wed, 1 Aug 2018 10:48:00 GMT /blog/rage-tilt.html pbl_blog Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

The long awaited and greatly anticipated all-new-from-the-ground-up Pinball Life web site has launched! Warts and all, we are finally live! We will continue to tweak and improve the site in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.

Check back here often for new product arrivals, party updates, Banger Jay sightings, and of course, rage tilts.