Best pricing structure for a new pinball museum ?

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Best pricing structure for a new pinball museum ?


By pookycade

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago

    I would think stablishing it as a museum would be for some type of tax exemption.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    As far as drinks & stuff do a lounge area with seating - no drinks in playing area just in the lounge.

    Great, now you've created more work for the staff to police it.

    They don't call it a "bar seal" for shits and giggles you know. Lots of bars here just put pingulps on the games and it works fantastic.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from vaevictis:

    I was in Charlottesville this past May for my SIL's graduation and had a bit of time to kill, so I went to a few of the venues listed on the pin map. I was a bit disappointed at the three venues I stopped by Firefly, the place across the street from Firefly (Holly's?), and Kohr Brothers. Judging from the number of games visible in the photo, you would easily be doubling the number of pins in C-ville and have nearly triple the number of pins as the next largest venue. Firefly had the most pins (four), but they were in the worst condition. Holly's had a Roller Games (that I was looking forward to playing) listed on the pin map, but it was gone/moved at the time of my visit. Kohr's (ice cream shop) had two nice pins in smaller venue that I felt weird hanging out and playing. I think you would be doing a great service in opening up a venue locally and would say consider scaling back, so as not to need a larger space, save some rent money, and be able to rotate titles. In my opinion if you're going to be offering food and drinks make it a flat rate-otherwise coin drop. I would also say, depending on the final location-consider the lunch crowd!

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm excited about expanding the pin possibilities here too. And yes, scaling back with rotating titles might be the way to go for now.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    Great, now you've created more work for the staff to police it.
    They don't call it a "bar seal" for shits and giggles you know. Lots of bars here just put pingulps on the games and it works fantastic.

    I'm gonna buy a bunch of these. Didn't know about them before you mentioned them. Thanks

    #55 1 year ago

    Place here in town let's you in free.
    Most arcades .25, most drivers $1.00, pins are .50 or $1.00 per game depending on machine.

    But... drinks are $9.00 each. $20 for two drinks is just to steep. Hell you can buy a whole fifth for $9.00. If their liquor drinks were $6.50 or so we would stay much longer.

    #56 1 year ago

    Check out the "Fargo Pinball" business model, it's a club where the members get a card to get in and games are regular price. No employees to worry about and they have change machines or pay app with your phone. Wish I had a place like this near me.

    http://www.fargopinball.com/

    #57 1 year ago

    Sell vodka redbulls. It will keep people there longer.

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    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from Boondocker:

    Check out the "Fargo Pinball" business model, it's a club where the members get a card to get in and games are regular price. No employees to worry about and they have change machines or pay app with your phone. Wish I had a place like this near me.
    http://www.fargopinball.com/

    Thank you for the link. The biggest issue I see with a membership model is that my town just isn't very big. This would work better in a larger city like Richmond. Here we have at most 20 people show up for league nights. But no reason one couldn't put a card reader on the door to have members use the place in addition to a flat at the door fee. Some would definitely pay for the privilege of a room full of pins with noone else around.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from pookycade:

    Some would definitely pay for the privilege of a room full of pins with noone else around.

    If you have Peter Noone there, then most definitely.

    #60 1 year ago

    well by charging a flat rate dor all day free play, you avoid paying vending tax 6% or more. so if you charge a museum "admission" you avoid that.. plus sorting quarters sucks.

    $15 a day. $7 for 1 hour

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