So I was pondering this question today and was curious as to what everyone else thinks ....Are we at the peak of pinball pricing ?
The reason I ask is that back in the 30's thru early 70's bingo machines were extremely popular and made a lot of money ....the people from that era collected them, but now most of the old timers are out of the market. Very few people want these machines and they are hard to sell. I grew up in the 70's and arcades were popular ....so there was quite a few people exposed to pinball from the 70's to the 90's .....now those people 30 plus and are at that age where you have disposable cash and they are probably the reason prices have gone as high as they are today. However I believe we are cresting the top of the bubble... in 2000 you saw the end of the majority of arcades and the beginning of Xbox , playstation and computer games. My kids grew up playing Diablo and Warcraft and were not influenced by arcades and pinball. I really don't think a lot of teenagers from 2000 on got the pinball bug. So if the market occurs when people are old enough with disposable income .....you see my point ....not much of a market coming ....
I hate to make this analogy and its terrible but true, cigarette manufacturers used to advertise to teens so they could ensure their future .....What has the pinball industry done to ensure its future ?
To me this puts us at the market peak right now.