(Topic ID: 51207)

A possible LE solution


By bigdaddy07

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 90 posts
  • 36 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by heckheck
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 4 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    Chato.jpg
    Josie2.jpg
    Picture1.jpg
    Josie.jpg

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider jonnyo.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    #52 6 years ago
    Quoted from bigdaddy07:

    No. I mean a super addition. One that has all the extra's but not limited to a small run. That was the point of my post.

    I guess I'm confused. Are you saying two 100% identical games, but one is limited and the other is not?

    #53 6 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    Ok, here's a little story about puppies and human nature.
    A test was done by dog rescue groups to see how to better adopt out black dogs/puppies, since they are for some reason overlooked and adopted out less at shelters. They took a set of 8 Labrador puppies out in public, 4 black and 4 brown/chocolate. All the same breed/size/gender, just the color was different. Then they'd show only 5 puppies at a time to people, and ask them which dog they preferred or would want to adopt. The test was that when they showed the 5 puppies, they would show either 1 black and 4 brown, or they'd show 4 black and 1 brown. Over 90% of the time, people picked the color that only 1 was available. It didn't matter if the dog was brown or black, it mattered that it was different and therefore perceived to be the most rare. I'm sure some people had an actual puppy color preference, as do some people who want the LE just for the art package, but most people wanted the 'limited' one. (This comes in handy with dog rescue by the way. If you have a black dog that desperately needs a home, be sure it is the only black dog available for adoption that day and surround it with brown dogs. Instant "limited edition" dog.)
    I guarantee you that I could take 4 premium and 4 LE (without plaques or numbers obvious) pinball machines out in the general public and run the same test, and whichever machine was different would be picked the most. Probably not 100%, because again some people do have a distinct preference about artwork, but with the same gameplay available on both machines, whichever one is seen as the most rare is always going to be in more demand. When you do in fact label it as "limited edition" and tell the exact number made, this just upps the desire. Basic marketing 101. Stern knows this and uses it to create instant demand before the machine is even out, and when the limited editions are all sold out, then people have to 'settle' for the premium. Sadly, this is also why there are so many flippers, because they understand supply/demand as well.
    I honestly would love to see a charity auction with a "super duper extra special limited edition" machine that had the same gameplay but a different art package, with only 1 made. Huge plaque on the back that said "1 of 1" on it. Think of the bragging rights someone could have for that, and all the money that could be raised for charity because you know some people would spend a fortune just to add it to their collection.

    GREAT POST.

    This same scenario could be seen at the tournament at Pin a Go Go this past weekend. There were nine games in the tournament area. On the other side of the guard ropes there were at least 40 games, mostly DMDs, including a few premiums.

    Several people stared and stared at the tournament games. They asked me over and over if they could play "just once". Like there was something magical or special about those games, merely because they weren't allowed to play them (unless they entered the tournament).

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    From: $ 5,599.95
    Pinball Machine
    Pinball Pro
    $ 103.00
    $ 120.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 99.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 19.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 14.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    $ 24.25
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    The MOD Couple
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 36.99
    Lighting - Interactive
    Lee's Parts
    $ 999.00
    Flipper Parts
    Mircoplayfields
    From: $ 19.50
    Apparel - Unisex
    ArcadeMade
    $ 45.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Just 3D Mods
    $ 7,599.00
    Pinball Machine
    Operation Pinball
    $ 72.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 20.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 79.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 24.00
    Playfield - Other
    Pin Monk
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 29.99
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 80.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    Pinball Z
    $ 14.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    $ 44.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Pinball Forever

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider jonnyo.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside