Are Bally/Williams A Titles overpriced?

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Are Bally/Williams A Titles overpriced?


By Tbachli

7 months ago



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  • Latest reply 7 months ago by Blitzburgh99
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#51 7 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Relative to the modern offerings... I'd say yes.

The B/W games only modern competition is from the JJP offerings, so they are still a comparative bargain.

Quoted from jwilson:

I mean, when a brand new Iron Maiden costs less than a Twilight Zone, which is fun and all but 20 years old and showing its age, it's hard not to go with the Maiden

Shit play, shit music, shit art. TZ blows away Iron Maiden.

#52 7 months ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

Shit play, shit music, shit art. TZ blows away Iron Maiden.

Tell us how you really feel.

I enjoyed Iron Maiden in the short time I had with it. Fast and fun. Haven't played a TZ yet, need to get my neighbor to invite me over again.

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#53 7 months ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

The B/W games only modern competition is from the JJP offerings, so they are still a comparative bargain.

Shit play, shit music, shit art. TZ blows away Iron Maiden.

Stern has made so many great pins in the last 10 years that Most of the B/W snobs have come around. Keep fighting the fight if you want, but I think you're missing out.

#54 7 months ago

They are over priced for me.

Why pay 7-8k for a beat MM when I can get a new one that will have a better color dmd in it? Why pay 7 for an IJ that while fully featured, is starting to show its age in the game play department. Modern games have more interesting rulesets at this point. I like older games. Each era has its own feel, but I can get my williams fix for half what the a titles go for.

Now, that said I have considered buying newer titles but since I have space for 40 machines or more I am happy to find lower priced ones to fill my slots. If I were limited to 10 games I'd probably already bumped up to a few of the most recent titles.

#55 7 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Stern has made so many great pins in the last 10 years that Most of the B/W snobs have come around. Keep fighting the fight if you want, but I think you're missing out.

As far as I’m concerned, only TSSP and LOTR even come close. Both of those are more than 10 years old.

#56 7 months ago

"A rising tide lifts all boats"

If anything, the B titles are now under-priced. Future Fish Tales price: >$5000

#57 7 months ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

As far as I’m concerned, only TSSP and LOTR even come close. Both of those are more than 10 years old.

I would ad Star Trek LE and Ghost Busters LE but I agree with you there.

#58 7 months ago

The secret is to go play games, avoid pinside top 100 ratings, and go find a game you like but are supposed to hate because pinside says so. That is how you find good deals on pins.

#59 7 months ago

"A" titles overpriced?

If you call paying $400 for a Williams "A"-Go Go overpriced, then I guess so.

#60 7 months ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

As far as I’m concerned, only TSSP and LOTR even come close. Both of those are more than 10 years old.

For me, the AC/DC machine was the only title that I pulled the trigger on from the Stern line up. I enjoy playing many of the other Sterrn machines, but would not pay to own any others. Call me a snob, OK. And as far as the remakes of the two B/W titles, they really don't play the same. That was my point about the "clones" not being the same as the originals.

#61 7 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

"A" titles overpriced?
If you call paying $400 for a Williams "A"-Go Go overpriced, then I guess so.

That is literally, too funny

#62 7 months ago

Easy to tell if a game is overpriced. Put it up for sale on this forum and see what happens. If over priced, NADA in the form of PM's. If fairly priced , get ready for your mail box to fill up. The Market speaks like it or not.

VE's and remakes changed the market in favor of the buyers and hurt the existing owners. Such is life.

#63 7 months ago

Monster Bash not really any much better than Party Zone IMO!

#64 7 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Pretty much everything is overpriced. Hoping deeproot will kill it and cool things off with a 4k nib pin. If not the economy is probably about to tank so that should help.

economy is about to tank? uh - it's the strongest it's been in some time. Time to layoff the msnbc.

#65 7 months ago

Wait till you see the prices F listers like GI are going for!

#66 7 months ago

For prices to go up there has to be a flood of new buyers/ enthusiasts in the market with ready cash or credit, plenty of space, and probably single.
I've definitely slowed down my buying in direct proportion to the price increases. I might buy a Houdini, but that's it. Everything else new is price fixed, distributors have no latitude (they tell me), and everyone selling a used machine feels entitled to a profit on their whole endeavor. Pinball collecting is becoming less of a hobby and more like an art collection. I may have to go to Sothebys for my next pin!

#67 7 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

economy is about to tank? uh - it's the strongest it's been in some time. Time to layoff the msnbc.

Um, , , what station actually knows, cause I'll start watching that one!

#68 7 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

economy is about to tank? uh - it's the strongest it's been in some time. Time to layoff the msnbc.

If I say “its gonna rain today”, everyday....eventually I will be correct. Then, I can say “look! I predicted rain! I am credible source for weather”

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