If you don't like the price of Aerosmith now that it is out of production and in a scarcity market...
You are really not going to like James Bond.
And every new Stern pinball currently sitting in a Dealer's showroom is going to go up to Bond prices as of January 1st.
Look at it this way... No more Aerosmith pinballs are ever going to be made. People have found out that Aerosmith was just a great pinball... even if you didn't like the band it's tons of fun, has delightful surprises, a great well-rounded pinball experience.
It's one of the good ones... so it's desirable.
Personally, I'm finding that the top of the market pricing for premium machines that sold new out of the box for a discounted price of $7699.00, are now selling for over $9000.00, and if you want one NOW, you might be looking at your only source offering it for $10,999.00.
People just need to accept that the new normal for quality pins is north of $10,000.00.