Yes pinball, no jukebox
by Tim , 08/16/2012
When my parents passed away, I inherited their jukebox. It was a Wurlier 2800 from the 60's. I began checking into it and found an busness card that has Phil's name and number. So it looks as if my parents had talked with him before. I called Phil and told him the story and how I found his card in to jukebox. I told him the problems that I could see and if he could bring my jukebox back to life. He came to see me and picked it up and took it back to his place to start work. He quoted a price and I agreed to it. Several months later he brought my jukebox back and it was at the time working. I was very excited to see and hear it work. After a few days it started acting up. Not playing the right songs when you pressed the letter and number, and then it wouldn't play at all. I called Phil and told him the problems and could it be fixed AGAIN. He came up and took it back to his place. I called and ask him how much longer would it take this time to be fixed. He told me he had other jobs and priorities to attend to. I felt this was maybe too much for him to handle and do you really want to work on this? He said, " I don't want to work on this and I probly underbid this, so I will reimburse you minus the cost of parts. I agreed and drove into town to pick up my jukebox and try and find someone else to work on it. This jukebox was the only entertainment my family had when we would get together. Some of the 45's were from a band that I played in back in the 70's. This was very sentimental. I don't think Phil's heart was into this. I don't think he is knowledgeable on jukeboxes. Plus I never got back my old parts. I did however take it to Nostalgia Electronics and had Jukebox George repair and had it up and running! I was told a lot of repairs that should have been done and done right the first time. so now I know and next time I know who to call!. . . .