Yesterday I managed to convince my wife that we should play some on-location pinball here in Edmonton. Believe me, this takes considerable effort as she is far from being a pin-head!
So we fought the traffic and (once we arrived) decided to start with Iron Maiden. I love this game and was hoping she might like it too.
Guess what? Iron Maiden now costs $4 for one credit!
Now, this pricing seems a bit steep but that's not the issue.
The issue is that this new pricing was NOT UPDATED on the apron cards - so we were completely blind-sided.
I had already dropped in two loonies (one for myself and one for my wife) and I thought "that's weird, the Start button isn't even flashing yet."
I looked up at the screen and we only had a 1/2 credit! So we added two more loonies (like idiots) and then decided to share that one measly credit. Yippee!
So then we just went home after sharing one game on that one machine. And on the way home my wife keeps saying "you have pinball games at home, why don't you just play those instead?"
So, before I start listening to my wife's advice, I would like to politely ask Operators to PLEASE update your pricing on your aprons! Go ahead and charge $4 a game, just let your customers know the price before-hand! Also, if your machines advertise 3 games for $2 (when that's clearly not the case) either erase that text or setup the machine to match the card! Get some card stock and a sharpie and let's make this world a better place!