The Start of TNT Amusements in Bucks County, PA
Todd Tuckey began a Video Game route in 1979, installing games in stores in the Philadelphia area. He also worked full-time at Temple University Student Activities Center of Philadelphia where he ran 2 arcade game rooms and the movie theater. But, by 1984, the arcade video boom was over, and left were dozens of games with nowhere to sell or place them.
Todd placed arcade games and pinball arcade machines outside his home in Northeast Philadelphia in late August, 1984 with big for sale signs on them — and dozens of customers came! Every Friday and Saturday until Christmas of 1984, games were sold for $100 up to $600 each on an as-is cash and carry basis. During the week, unsold games were covered with plastic and kept outdoors, sometimes as many as 90 games lined the long driveway! With almost 500 arcade games and pinball arcade machines sold from his driveway, Todd realized there was a big demand for commercial quality games, pinball arcade machines and arcade video games for home use. Todd quit his job at Temple and resumed sales full-time in January 1985 from his garage, and then he rented his first showroom in October of that same year.
In November, 1986, with sales climbing and storage space expensive, TNT Amusements purchased the current building in Bucks County, PA. The new showroom of 2,000 square feet was divided into multiple rooms with connecting doorways, lit with neon lights, creating a maze-like space that’s fun to explore.
Private Arcade Parties for Philadelphia and Bucks County at TNT Amusements
In 1988, a customer suggested renting the space for his son’s party, giving the idea of private party rentals of the entire showroom. Since no other party facility can offer the unique concept of just one party per time slot plus the “FREE PLAY” feature on all the games, our party rentals book solid week after week. With the extensive collection of arcade games for sale, arcade video games, foosball tables and pinball arcade machines, TNT Amusements has become a popular private party place in Philadelphia and Bucks County for people of all ages.
Top of the Line Repair for Arcade Games & Pinball Arcade Machines
As each year passes, the average age of the games sold gets older, requiring more and more extensive rebuilding. Pinball arcade machines need even greater rebuilding. With many of the older pinball arcade machines, TNT sometimes puts two games together to produce one excellent one. Only the BEST in arcade games and pinball arcade machines are for sale!
Over the years, we have developed a very thorough overhaul procedure for each game. We perform many factory updates along with several dozen checkpoints that are sometimes fogotten about or unknown to others. (Many Video Games require an additional $400 to $800 in parts and labor while pinball arcade machines and Shuffle Alleys may require $800 to $1200 in extra expenses!! We rationalize this expense easily – it reduces service calls to a few or none. Our FREE Over-The-Phone Service solves 90% of many problems for both arcade games and pinball arcade machines and our generous Trade-In policy that is guaranteed in writing allows customers to upgrade their games from time to time without the annoyance of selling their games privately to strangers.
Dedicated to 100% Customer Satisfaction in the Philadelphia Area
At TNT Amusements in Bucks County, our #1 priority has been and will always be our customers and their satisfaction. That is why on all of arcade games and pinball arcade machines we have for sale we make sure they are in top of the line condition for you.
As we enter our 30th year of business and offering arcade games for sale, we have expanded our showrooms to include Bowling Shuffle Alleys, Skeeball, Air Hockey, and Jukeboxes. We now have the largest used game showroom in the world with over 120 pieces on display in a 4,000 square foot area. Our number one sales reference is STILL word of mouth from our customer base of almost 6,000 families.
Our full sized video game machines, foosball tables, jukeboxes, pinball arcade machines and more are not only available to Bucks County, Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County and Montgomery County, but also nationwide! Since we have the most extensive amount of video arcade and pinball arcade machines for sale in the county, we figured why not make TNT Amusement arcade products available to all of the USA? To inquire about arcade and pinball arcade machines prices and shipment, contact us today!