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Best place/price to buy a jjp?


By megaladon

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by PinballSTAR
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#1 1 year ago

Looking to reserve an le or ce Wonka. Are there differences in vendors? After 20 yrs, never bought NIB. Located Seattle if that matters? Suggestions?

#2 1 year ago
Quoted from megaladon:

Looking to reserve an le or ce Wonka. Are there differences in vendors? After 20 yrs, never bought NIB. Located Seattle if that matters? Suggestions?

Automated (pinballs.com) is probably JJP's biggest vendor with likely the best stock/reserved machine situation. Then you have Hemispheres Amusements, Flip n Out, etc. Any of those would be a good choice...

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from megaladon:

Looking to reserve an le or ce Wonka. Are there differences in vendors? After 20 yrs, never bought NIB. Located Seattle if that matters? Suggestions?

Correct, Automated is JJP's largest distributor. I actually just placed an order with them half an hour ago

#4 1 year ago

Kingpin games posted this in another thread :

"Myself and the rest of the JJP Authorized distributors are under contract to sell at certain prices with no extras (free shipping, etc) included."

So you are looking for better service, not better price.

KingPin Games, Automated Services, Flip N Out, come to mind.

LTG : )

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Automated is JJP's largest distributor.

Be sure and tell Mike Daddona LTG : ) says hi.

LTG : )

#6 1 year ago

I think Abel Electronics in Michigan does more volume than any other distributor

#7 1 year ago

you can order directly from jerseyjackpinball.com

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Be sure and tell Mike Daddona LTG : ) says hi.
LTG : )

Ha! Will do!

#9 1 year ago

Since NIB games have become notorious for having issues, I'd order from the distributor closest to you with a reputation for service (especially if you aren't inclined to do the tweaks yourself). As others have said, distributors compete on service more than price in today's market.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Since NIB games have become notorious for having issues, I'd order from the distributor closest to you with a reputation for service (especially if you aren't inclined to do the tweaks yourself). As others have said, distributors compete on service more than price in today's market.

But if the closest one is more than a few hundred miles away, it might as well be any distributor (or the one with the most clout).

#11 1 year ago

Thanks for all the comments I’ll look into which one to go with.

#12 1 year ago

Seattle Pinball Museum is the closest to you. Next Level is in OR for sales tax savings.

#13 1 year ago

https://www.jerseyjackpinball.com/distributors/

I’d recommend buying from someone close to you in case you have issues.

#14 1 year ago

I am not sure why ANYONE would buy from someone besides Chris at KingPin Games.

Best service, supports all local pinball, takes MANY MANY games to multiple shows (Texas, MGC, etc...) and is also the guy to go to for Spooky games so might as well make it one stop shopping.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I am not sure why ANYONE would buy from someone besides Chris at KingPin Games.

Some people aren't from Wisconson? Just a guess.

#16 1 year ago

I've placed my first order with Joe at pinball star. I've been impressed so far with him.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Some people aren't from Wisconsin? Just a guess.

I dont know why that would matter TBT.

Chris is great customer support and have a very wide region for sales.
I would buy from Chris no matter what state I lived in.

With JJP, the price is the same no matter what. You want a guy that will take care of you if there is ever an issue. Chris is that guy.

I also like to support the guy that gives back so much to the hobby.
Kingpin is likely one of the biggest in that aspect.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I dont know why that would matter TBT.

I'm guessing you actually do.

Quoted from Whysnow:

I would buy from Chris no matter what state I lived in.

If you didn't live in Wisconson maybe you never would have heard of him?
Maybe you just would have gone to your local dealer?

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I'm guessing you actually do.

If you didn't live in Wisconson maybe you never would have heard of him?
Maybe you just would have gone to your local dealer?

Really? If you ever go to MGC, Denver showdown, TPF, or Expo... I am pretty sure you would have heard of Chris.

I know you largely evaporated from IRL pinball post kid, but Chris is well know as an amazing tech support, pinball sales, and general nice due around the entire midwest region.

#20 1 year ago

I buy all my jjp games from joe at pinballstar. Nobody works harder than him before, during and after the sale.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Really? If you ever go to MGC, Denver showdown, TPF, or Expo... I am pretty sure you would have heard of Chris.

Last time I was at Expo was 1999
(Edit: 2000?)

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I buy all my jjp games from joe at pinballstar. Nobody works harder than him before, during and after the sale.

I can agree with that.

Normally I try to deal locally only but with PinballStar I make an exception. I'm on the opposite side of the country as Joe and he is always been very responsive. Hes even gone the extra mile to shop shipping rates for me. When you buy from Joe you are definitely more than just another customer.

#23 1 year ago

Joe @ Pinballstar really does stand behind the games. I received a very flawed NIB game and he took care of me (and I was a new customer of his).

#24 1 year ago

Which distributors have gotten their customers a satisfactory resolution regarding the POTC play field issues?

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

Which distributors have gotten their customers a satisfactory resolution regarding the POTC play field issues?

None. It isn't up to the distributors and the situation is still pending even though JJP has offered various forms of remediation.

#26 1 year ago

Another vote for Joe @ Pinballstar.

I got free pizza when I went to pick up my WoZ RR. Beat that!

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Another vote for Joe @ Pinballstar.
I got free pizza when I went to pick up my WoZ RR. Beat that!

whoa!!!

KinPin, wth...

I want a damn pizza now

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Another vote for Joe @ Pinballstar.
I got free pizza when I went to pick up my WoZ RR. Beat that!

Hilarious... yes I do remember ordering pizza to treat you when you showed up ! See, it's the little things ! Thanks for the kind comments. Most distributors getting mention here are good folks and we ALL do a lot for shows, the community, and our customers. : )

Just found the picture ! LOL

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