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A dark night for Stern

By jfh

2 years ago

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#275 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

So - let's redirect this thread a little.
Besides lowering prices (unlikely to happen), what specific steps do you think Stern should take to regain the cofidence they have have lost in the marketplace from the perspective of the "enthusiast" or the opetator?

Keep making pro's around the 5400 mark as they are the best deal in NiB pinball for operators?

#413 2 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

how is it profitable routing 5000.00 pins that are always breaking down?

Because they don't?

#442 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I didn't listen to Garys Expo speech this year, but I have heard it before.
I know where he is coming from ... we were discussing it when he was down in NZ last year.
What he is saying (or trying to say) is the Barcades are introducing a new younger generation to pinball ... in the same way that arcades did back in the 70s/80s. He sees that as a great thing. He loves to see kids/teens playing pinball, he was surprised how many we had playing at Pincade when he was here.
The last thing anyone wants to see is pinball dying off with the guys currently in their late 40s/50s/60s, which is on the cards unless we bring the young guys on board in big numbers.

Yup. I have a ton of 20 something's coming into the cafe, eating and smashing beers, and playing pinball. 99% of them have never played before. Don't realize you can play more than 1 player on game! They get hooked, and hard. Lots of repeat business from the younger crowd.

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#1284 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

I don't see many people turning somersaults

As an operator, I am.

Quoted from rubberducks:

and it's a fraction of the interest that the JJP leak / reveal generated

And at a fraction of the cost as well.

#1288 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

Pretty high fraction, on everything except Pros.
Also, JJP Standard is the same price in EU as a Stern Premium, JJP LE is cheaper than a Stern LE.

It's too bad JJP has nothing in the price range of a Stern Pro.

That's the fraction i am talking about.

#1395 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

I don't think they'll make up 8000 machines in 2017, but I do think there's a good chance they will get very close to or possibly even eclipse Stern production in 2017.

Hahahah. That is hilarious.

#1397 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

How many machines do you think Stern are going to produce this year, that that would be beyond the realms of possibility, i.e. "hilarious"?

Well, you and I have no idea. Same goes for JJP and CGC.

So, to make any assumption is hilarious, especially when comments like this get made:

Quoted from rubberducks:

SW seems to be selling poorly and the reaction has been awful.

The coin boxes reaction has been ecstatic. You have zero knowledge on how many SW Pro's were sold. None. So how can you make a claim like that?

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