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The Canadian Pinhead Thread. What's Up?!


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    #1951 1 year ago

    Congrats to Nitro on becoming a Stern distributor. You guys are the best!

    #1952 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Do sell yourself short...

    The Toronto market will happily support you too.

    Way to go bud!!

    #1953 1 year ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    Do sell yourself short...
    The Toronto market will happily support you too.
    Way to go bud!!

    We'd love to Meegis! However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen. The good news is, we've offered our assistance to P1 in the East to help better understand the community at large. Hopefully this will translate into better support on across the country.

    #1954 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Great news! Congrats Tommy and crew!

    #1955 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada.

    That is AWSOME!! That is great news times 10, and congrats.

    #1956 1 year ago

    Great news Tommy! Congrats!!

    #1958 1 year ago

    Good to hear more Stern distributors for Canada!

    #1959 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Awesome NEWS!
    Look forward to some great customer service! NITRO is simply the best!

    #1960 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We'd love to Meegis! However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen. The good news is, we've offered our assistance to P1 in the East to help better understand the community at large. Hopefully this will translate into better support on across the country.

    for now !

    #1961 1 year ago

    Excellent news! Nitro/Tommy gives so much back to the community, class act all the way.

    #1962 1 year ago

    Well done and Congratulations to all at Nitro. I for one constantly see the strong effort put into this hobby by all of you and I have to say this was a long time coming and well earned! You now have the full house! Amazing!

    #1963 1 year ago

    yeaaa whooooo this is awesome! no Joke, i hope you guys destroy the competition with Actual customer service, verY little of that in thiS city. bUy with Confidence cuz nitro KickS ass!!.......

    #1964 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We'd love to Meegis! However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen. The good news is, we've offered our assistance to P1 in the East to help better understand the community at large. Hopefully this will translate into better support on across the country.

    I can always sell my good friend Meegis one of my new in box games as I always order more than one of everything just in case

    #1965 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Competition breeds excellence.

    #1966 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada

    Sterns are not my thing, but congrats. You are an asset to pinball!

    #1967 1 year ago

    One day we will get you over to the ‘dark side’ lol

    Quoted from smiley:

    Sterns are not my thing, but congrats. You are an asset to pinball!

    #1968 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Awesome news!

    #1969 1 year ago

    Finally!

    The game has changed

    Congrats tommy nice to see hard work be rewarded

    #1970 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Great news and congrats, Tommy! You always take the time to provide excellent customer service and chat pinball. Cheers!

    #1971 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We'd love to Meegis! However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen.

    Is that for Stern only or for all manufacturers? Saving up for JJP Toy Story!

    #1972 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    Is that for Stern only or for all manufacturers? Saving up for JJP Toy Story!

    Applies to Stern only.

    #1973 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We'd love to Meegis! However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen. The good news is, we've offered our assistance to P1 in the East to help better understand the community at large. Hopefully this will translate into better support on across the country.

    Does this work the other way around where west can't buy from the east ? just politely asking and not looking for an east west fight

    #1974 1 year ago

    We're required to forward all requests for Stern in the East to P1. They're required to forward all requests for Stern in the West to Nitro. I'm sure there'll be some overlap in the short term due to existing orders and long term relationships. But that in essence is the spirit of the agreement.

    #1975 1 year ago

    Hey guys, I am building a new cable to connect up my shaker motor for RS. Can someone link where to find these connectors on Digikey I am having trouble finding them.

    http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/5792-10817-06
    http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/5791-09111-00

    Also, what size cable should I be using?

    Edit: 18awg

    #1976 1 year ago

    Congrats to Tommy "Pretty Boy Floyd" and Nitro Amusements for being able to finally sell Stern games and parts.
    First parts order just went in today.

    10
    #1977 1 year ago
    Quoted from pingod:

    Congrats to Tommy "Pretty Boy Floyd" and Nitro Amusements for being able to finally sell Stern games and parts.
    First parts order just went in today.

    Tommy ROCKS!

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    #1979 1 year ago

    Yes, Tommy rocks, but that is freaking awesome

    #1980 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    Oh my f%#*k'n god!

    is that actually you ?

    #1981 1 year ago

    Hoooooly shitttttt!

    #1983 1 year ago
    Quoted from luch:

    is that actually you ?

    Yes...many, many years ago. Here's a brief history for those too young to remember. Lol www.tommyfloyd.com

    #1984 1 year ago

    So fukkin good Tommy! Dan Gallagher and the power hour! Black&Blue Avenue rips btw! Those boys can shred!! Haha, love it!

    #1985 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    Yes...many, many years ago. Here's a brief history for those too young to remember. Lol http://www.tommyfloyd.com

    Lol good read! I had no idea. Im impressed and somehow not surprised at all haha. Congrats on the new buisness venture Tommy, keep up the good work and look forward to having better connections for pinball in western Canada

    #1986 1 year ago

    Big Congratulations Nitro! All of Canada needs customer service like you guys provide!

    Now, as to the agreement with Stern...

    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    However, our deal is for Western Canada. We had to agree not to sell Stern into Ontario to make it happen.

    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're required to forward all requests for Stern in the East to P1. They're required to forward all requests for Stern in the West to Nitro. I'm sure there'll be some overlap in the short term due to existing orders and long term relationships. But that in essence is the spirit of the agreement.

    Does the Canada Competition Act of 2002 not have anything to say about this? The Stern agreement effectively prevents a competitive marketplace in Canada...

    #1987 1 year ago
    Quoted from PNorth:

    Big Congratulations Nitro! All of Canada needs customer service like you guys provide!
    Now, as to the agreement with Stern...

    Does the Canada Competition Act of 2002 not have anything to say about this? The Stern agreement effectively prevents a competitive marketplace in Canada...

    This was not Stern's requirement, it was Player One's. You'll have to take it up with them.

    #1988 1 year ago

    The competition act : “The purpose of this Act is to maintain and encourage competition in Canada in order to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy, in order to expand opportunities for Canadian participation in world markets while at the same time recognizing the role of foreign competition in Canada, in order to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises have an equitable opportunity to participate in the Canadian economy and in order to provide consumers with competitive prices and product choices.”

    Seems pretty clear to me. All it takes is six people over the age of 18 to request a review.

    #1989 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    This was not Stern's requirement, it was Player One's. You'll have to take it up with them.

    Well they can go f themselves. For all purposes i will get someone in alberta to pay for me..thats if i want to buy another cookie cutter stern.

    -3
    #1990 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    This was not Stern's requirement, it was Player One's. You'll have to take it up with them.

    Can you explain how this was player 1's requirement...of course they don't want competitors on the East Coast...just like you likely don't want competition on the west coast....so I guess, you guys are colluding? Yah that makes it better....are you guys affiliated? You may want to revisit that last statement....

    Adding I called you guys but never got A call back. guess I now know why...

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    #1991 1 year ago
    Quoted from Requis:

    Can you explain how this was player 1's requirement...of course they don't want competitors on the East Coast...just like you likely don't want competition on the west coast....so I guess, you guys are colluding? Yah that makes it better....are you guys affiliated? You may want to revisit that last statement....
    Adding I called you guys but never got A call back. guess I now know why...

    Pretty straight forward. P1 set the terms as they have the exclusive for Stern in Canada. We’d love to sell throughout the country. But that’s not what they wanted. Collusion? Give me a break. We’ve been fighting their monopoly in Canada for years.

    #1992 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    Pretty straight forward. P1 set the terms as they have the exclusive for Stern in Canada. We’d love to sell throughout the country. But that’s not what they wanted. Collusion? Give me a break. We’ve been fighting their monopoly in Canada for years.

    I wonder if this means pro prices might actually come down a bit? P1 increased prices in the spring from $6900 to $7400 (roughly) for no apparent reason. Pushing pro prices above $8k delivered really sucked...

    Rob

    #1993 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rob_G:

    I wonder if this means pro prices might actually come down a bit? P1 increased prices in the spring from $6900 to $7400 (roughly) for no apparent reason. Pushing pro prices above $8k delivered really sucked...
    Rob

    I can’t speak for P1. But I know we’re working on this.

    #1994 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We’d love to sell throughout the country

    I think we'd all love that too, Tommy...

    #1995 1 year ago
    Quoted from PNorth:

    I think we'd all love that too, Tommy...

    I hear you. Hopefully this is just the start of things to come. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

    #1996 1 year ago
    Quoted from FlipperFreak:

    We're happy to finally announce that Nitro Pinball is officially a Stern distributor for Western Canada. Our games, parts & accessories will now come directly from Stern. This means better pricing, better service and more choice. I'd like to personally thank everyone in the community that supported our steadfast love of pinball and rallied behind our customer service model. In addition, we're proud distributors of American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Jersey Jack, Heighway, Dutch & Homepin. Feel free to contact me anytime if there is something you need. Or, just have questions about a release. I always have time to talk pinball
    Silverball regards,
    tommy@nitropinball.com
    Toll Free: 1-855-366-4876
    Cell: (604) 226-5346

    Awesome! Really stoked to be working with Nitro going forward. Starburst was great until they got bought out. No fault of the great people that work there.

    I'm sure all the OPs in western Canada are as glad as I am. Pokey's Pinball Cafe will be pumping Nitro Amusements for all new pin sales

    #1997 1 year ago

    Tommy is not the only P1 - Stern distributor in western Canada.

    That is all I can say right now.

    More will be out on Tuesday.

    John :-#)#

    flippers.com

    #1998 1 year ago

    Tommy and Nitro are the bomb! I'm not a nib guy but if I was, Tommy would be my first call. Great news that we can buy parts now for sterns without getting bent over with shipping/fees. Even if there is competition, I think most of us will support Tommy. Congrats guys

    #1999 1 year ago

    I see a few other dealers here in Western Canada announcing they are also distributors today. What’s going on?

    #2000 1 year ago
    Quoted from Flippers_com:

    Tommy is not the only P1 - Stern distributor in western Canada.
    That is all I can say right now.
    More will be out on Tuesday.
    John :-#)#
    flippers.com

    Nitro is the only one that counts!! I've had dealings with the so called competition and the customer service SUCKS!! I've been in business for years and if I treated my customers half as bad I'd be homeless. Many on this and other sites know that I'm speaking the truth.

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