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The Canadian Pinhead Thread. What's Up?!

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    #3751 4 months ago

    Anybody in here order a Godzilla Premium through Player 1 Amusements? Just curious how backed up they are in terms of getting them in. I know there's obviously a lot of people waiting. I just ordered one a couple months ago and was very surprised that they didn't even take a deposit.

    #3752 4 months ago
    Quoted from etr104:

    Anybody in here order a Godzilla Premium through Player 1 Amusements? Just curious how backed up they are in terms of getting them in. I know there's obviously a lot of people waiting. I just ordered one a couple months ago and was very surprised that they didn't even take a deposit.

    Depends, where are you from? Eastern side, I find Michel to be straightforward in letting people know just how much things are backed up. My experience was that he always asks for a deposit, but things may have changed since last year..

    #3753 4 months ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    Depends, where are you from? Eastern side, I find Michel to be straightforward in letting people know just how much things are backed up. My experience was that he always asks for a deposit, but things may have changed since last year..

    Michel is a great honest guy. He works really hard for his clients and my experience with him was a bit bumpy at first, but not his fault, as he is dealing with a lot more clients now and issues with supply chains did not help him but we have done lots of deals now and he is always trying his best to make things work.
    Good guy to deal with, I only wish there was not a territory issue with Nitro as sometimes they do have things while P1 does not and I cant get it from Nitro due to this.

    #3754 4 months ago

    I find myself getting more and more from USA
    due to the Canadian supply “limitations”

    #3755 4 months ago
    Quoted from Apollo18:

    I find myself getting more and more from USA
    due to the Canadian supply “limitations”

    Have you been importing yourself? Or driving over to pick up? Shipping?

    I have done the importation of a used game, it is a bit annoying and risky.

    Wondering if you are buying new?

    #3756 4 months ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    Depends, where are you from? Eastern side, I find Michel to be straightforward in letting people know just how much things are backed up. My experience was that he always asks for a deposit, but things may have changed since last year..

    Ordered through Jerry at the Mississauga location. And I personally have nothing bad to say about Jerry. Ordered a JJP GNR from him in Dec. 2020 and it arrived in Sept 2021. 10 months was a long time, but not his fault. I fully understand he did all that he could and the game eventually arrived. When that order was placed, I had to put down the standard $1000 deposit.

    Godzilla Premium was ordered in January 2022 and I was surprised that he never asked for a deposit. He doesn't seem to have any estimate as to when the game will arrive. (And again, I understand that it's not his fault, it's well known that Stern is backed up). I also appreciate that he was honest and told me that he couldn't give me an estimate.

    But it definitely has me wondering, just how backed up these orders for Godzilla Premiums are. The "no deposit required" just to me feels like there's no guaruntee when/if the game will ever show up. Either that or they don't want to take a deposit because that would lock in my final price and they want the right to raise the price when it eventually arrives? Just curious if anybody had any insight.

    And as I said, my dealings with Jerry from Player One have always been positive, I don't have anything bad to say about him.

    #3757 4 months ago

    Deposit with P1 might depend on whether you're a returning customer or not? I'm a first time customer with them and I had to give a 2000$ deposit for Godzilla Premium.

    #3758 4 months ago
    Quoted from etr104:

    Ordered through Jerry at the Mississauga location. And I personally have nothing bad to say about Jerry. Ordered a JJP GNR from him in Dec. 2020 and it arrived in Sept 2021. 10 months was a long time, but not his fault. I fully understand he did all that he could and the game eventually arrived. When that order was placed, I had to put down the standard $1000 deposit.
    Godzilla Premium was ordered in January 2022 and I was surprised that he never asked for a deposit. He doesn't seem to have any estimate as to when the game will arrive. (And again, I understand that it's not his fault, it's well known that Stern is backed up). I also appreciate that he was honest and told me that he couldn't give me an estimate.
    But it definitely has me wondering, just how backed up these orders for Godzilla Premiums are. The "no deposit required" just to me feels like there's no guaruntee when/if the game will ever show up. Either that or they don't want to take a deposit because that would lock in my final price and they want the right to raise the price when it eventually arrives? Just curious if anybody had any insight.
    And as I said, my dealings with Jerry from Player One have always been positive, I don't have anything bad to say about him.

    I don't know about P1 specifically but lots of distros will change the price regardless of taking a deposit long before it changed. That is a complaint I've seen several times on these forums, especially when the prices went up recently.

    #3759 4 months ago

    Man oh man… seeing texas pinball in full swing sure has me excited for YEGPIN!!! Cant wait to see an arena full of pinheads again… my wife will be relieved to not hafta hear about pinball for a whole weekend!

    #3760 4 months ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/help-the-children-and-win-a-new-stern/page/87#post-6850184

    In case you missed this raffle for a standard Weird Al!

    Edited: sold out real fast, again!

    #3761 4 months ago
    Quoted from etr104:

    Anybody in here order a Godzilla Premium through Player 1 Amusements? Just curious how backed up they are in terms of getting them in. I know there's obviously a lot of people waiting. I just ordered one a couple months ago and was very surprised that they didn't even take a deposit.

    I messaged P1 about ordering a GZ Prem maybe three months ago. Was told they wouldn’t even add me to the list as it was too long. I have bought one game from them before. So I ordered one from the US through a friend and made the usual $1k deposit. Rather make a deposit so I know it will come eventually.

    #3762 4 months ago
    Quoted from PinPickle:

    Just arrived… on its way to Ottawa on Monday for a trade. [quoted image]

    Good job getting the Porsche in the shot too.

    #3763 4 months ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    Good job getting the Porsche in the shot too.

    Can’t wait to get mine out

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    #3764 4 months ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    Good job getting the Porsche in the shot too.

    Uh, it's pronounced por cha

    #3765 4 months ago
    Quoted from bloodonthepins:

    Deposit with P1 might depend on whether you're a returning customer or not? I'm a first time customer with them and I had to give a 2000$ deposit for Godzilla Premium.

    Same here for my GnR LE. And will echo statements above, dealing with Jerry was great. Very open and honest. And it was 11 months for my GnR to arrive. Got in after the $1K price increase to $10.5K unfortunatley.

    #3766 4 months ago
    Quoted from Anony:

    I don't know about P1 specifically but lots of distros will change the price regardless of taking a deposit long before it changed. That is a complaint I've seen several times on these forums, especially when the prices went up recently.

    Through P1, my GnR LE was quoted at $10.5K. I paid $10.5K even though the LEs are now $11K. The original quote was honored.

    #3767 4 months ago

    What's your guys opinion on the new Cactus Canyon remake, i like the theme never played the original.

    #3768 4 months ago

    I think it'll be good with the added software. Actually makes 4 versionof that now. Original, CCC (I have and it's quite fun with added code), CCE and the remake. All are different. Theme is well done and art is great.

    #3769 4 months ago
    Quoted from Waynezor:

    What's your guys opinion on the new Cactus Canyon remake, i like the theme never played the original.

    I enjoy the game. Not deep, but I'll just turn off extra balls, go max difficulty on rules, and open up the outlanes. Can't beat classic w/b non licensed theming. The topper is the best of all time, if you care about that.

    #3770 4 months ago
    Quoted from Waynezor:

    What's your guys opinion on the new Cactus Canyon remake, i like the theme never played the original.

    I have a SE on order. I have read most reviews that pop up and everyone seems to think it is a home run. Also, with the Lyman code to be released for the game at a later date, it may become one of the top pins.

    #3771 4 months ago
    Quoted from Richard-NBA-SF2:

    . I have read most reviews

    I hope they send yours soon

    I'm a ways down the line 3 or 4th quarter before the LEs

    #3772 4 months ago
    Quoted from Waynezor:

    What's your guys opinion on the new Cactus Canyon remake, i like the theme never played the original.

    I'll let you know after I get mine, lol.
    I had an original before with the CCC kit on it.
    It was still an easy game to play and finish.

    I'm sure with the new code it will be a little bit deeper now.
    Plus the follow up code that will follow.
    I like the topper for sure.
    Nice it's incorporated into the game play.

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    #3773 4 months ago

    Anyone know of pins on location in Red Deer? Golden Tee if no pinball? Thanks

    #3774 4 months ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Anyone know of pins on location in Red Deer? Golden Tee if no pinball? Thanks

    Carnival cinemas had some games a few years back not sure if they still do

    #3775 4 months ago

    Pin Map shows a few locations

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    #3776 4 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Pin Map shows a few locations
    [quoted image]

    Forgot about pin map. I'd like to check out pixels arcade but its not open early.

    #3777 4 months ago

    That cinema that Boat mentioned looks like it's worth a visit for sure dude!

    #3778 4 months ago

    $11,755 sold price for the mcdougall auctions T2. What a fuckin clown paying that much

    #3779 4 months ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    $11,755 sold price for the mcdougall auctions T2. What a fuckin clown paying that much

    + 15% buyers fee (or $1500 max i think) and two taxes added after that

    #3780 4 months ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    $11,755 sold price for the mcdougall auctions T2. What a fuckin clown paying that much

    Actually, on top of that a 15% buyers premium to a maximum of $1,250 had to be paid for a pre-tax price of $13,005. Then 6% PST. All in it cost the buyer $13,785. For what the buyer paid they could of purchased a new game from Nitro all in after exchange and everything for slightly less.

    I stopped by to see what they all had up for sale as I was under the impression Wonderland had liquidated everything a while ago. Over half the games were in non-working condition and the the rest showing many signs of been heavily played (routed). I actually plunged a few balls on T2 and although it played okay, to get the most enjoyment out of it one's going to have to spend $$$ getting it in shape.

    Many of the items went for what I think anyways was way over priced. I had some interest in the boards but upon closer inspection many of the them had either been stripped of any good remaining components or had board damage. I'm sure the family was happy - they cleaned up!

    #3781 3 months ago
    Quoted from SLicK350:

    Actually, on top of that a 15% buyers premium to a maximum of $1,250 had to be paid for a pre-tax price of $13,005. Then 6% PST. All in it cost the buyer $13,785. For what the buyer paid they could of purchased a new game from Nitro all in after exchange and everything for slightly less.
    I stopped by to see what they all had up for sale as I was under the impression Wonderland had liquidated everything a while ago. Over half the games were in non-working condition and the the rest showing many signs of been heavily played (routed). I actually plunged a few balls on T2 and although it played okay, to get the most enjoyment out of it one's going to have to spend $$$ getting it in shape.
    Many of the items went for what I think anyways was way over priced. I had some interest in the boards but upon closer inspection many of the them had either been stripped of any good remaining components or had board damage. I'm sure the family was happy - they cleaned up!

    A new premium could have been bought for that with spare change left.

    #3782 3 months ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    A new premium could have been bought for that with spare change left.

    I've come to believe that buying NIB is now the cheapest way around the resellers' crazy market prices.

    #3783 3 months ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    I've come to believe that buying NIB is now the cheapest way around the resellers' crazy market prices.

    In Canada maybe.

    Lots of deals to be had south of the border.

    #3784 3 months ago

    There are 4 problems with buying in the states. Exchange, tax, customs brokerage fees and shipping.

    #3785 3 months ago

    Thank you for letting me get the Ibtl award!

    Quoted from Saltimbanco:I've come to believe that buying NIB is now the cheapest way around the resellers' crazy market prices.

    #3786 3 months ago

    It blows my mind how many uneducated people are in auctions, it is like a Casino where the people have too much money and can’t help themselves but to really overpay for items.

    #3787 3 months ago

    When the pc components company NCIX went under they had an auction. Linus tech tips did a video on it and spoke to some buyers on why they were paying outrageous prices.

    Some said they didn’t care what they got and it was just fun.

    #3788 3 months ago

    I think it’s the thrill of it! They get way too excited to “Win” the auction. I don’t think they realize they are overpaying for the piece.

    Quoted from pins4life33:It blows my mind how many uneducated people are in auctions, it is like a Casino where the people have too much money and can’t help themselves but to really overpay for items.

    #3789 3 months ago

    I’m sure most have buyers remorse.

    #3790 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I think it’s the thrill of it! They get way too excited to “Win” the auction. I don’t think they realize they are overpaying for the piece.

    100% guarantee that whoever bought that t2 isn't in the hobby. Why pay double what you could find one for. On top of being a pos from wonderland. Wonder if it smells like smoke?

    #3791 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I’m sure most have buyers remorse.

    Only time I've ever had buyers remorse from a auction is drunk bidding. The way I offset it is hopefully I bought a few items I can sell to cover the cost of overpaying for another

    #3792 3 months ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    In Canada maybe.
    Lots of deals to be had south of the border.

    You'll have to be my broker!

    #3793 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    There are 4 problems with buying in the states. Exchange, tax, customs brokerage fees and shipping.

    Brokerage and shipping is heavily dependent on your willingness to travel. So this is only an issue for some people, but completely hear you. (Even though ironically you live in windsor, so you are literally minutes away from the border.

    Exchange rate is a bitch but can (and will) fluctuate. My biggest issue here is something I've brought up for many years.

    If our dollar bounces back, will people in Canada reflect the same price disparity in their pins? Sadly, the answer is most Canadians will not lower their price even if the game is now "worth less". In fact, prices here have only been going up, so much so, we have well outpaced our neighbors to the south.

    And finally tax. Yes, it sucks. Yes it's 13% here in Ontario, but out west a lot of people take advantage of the tax being 5%. On toys breaking 5 figures, the 8% swing is noticable but still just sadly part of the pricetag of living in the great white north.
    And to be fair, too many sellers up here tell others that's why Canadian private sale games cost more.

    Sorry for the wall of text

    #3794 3 months ago

    Yep we are getting more and more games out of the US as we just can’t find reasonable priced games anymore locally. Even in the US it is now harder to find good deals unless you are able to buy local many won’t ship.

    Quoted from Meegis:

    Brokerage and shipping is heavily dependent on your willingness to travel. So this is only an issue for some people, but completely hear you. (Even though ironically you live in windsor, so you are literally minutes away from the border.
    Exchange rate is a bitch but can (and will) fluctuate. My biggest issue here is something I've brought up for many years.
    If our dollar bounces back, will people in Canada reflect the same price disparity in their pins? Sadly, the answer is most Canadians will not lower their price even if the game is now "worth less". In fact, prices here have only been going up, so much so, we have well outpaced our neighbors to the south.
    And finally tax. Yes, it sucks. Yes it's 13% here in Ontario, but out west a lot of people take advantage of the tax being 5%. On toys breaking 5 figures, the 8% swing is noticable but still just sadly part of the pricetag of living in the great white north.
    And to be fair, too many sellers up here tell others that's why Canadian private sale games cost more.
    Sorry for the wall of text

    #3795 3 months ago

    When COVID isn’t an issue we tend to be in Michigan at least once a month. Everything is way less expensive. I will end up getting my Stranger Things over there. Two of my pins and one of my arcades came from The States.
    I have an F-150 I have no issue going over and picking up, however right now there are way too many restrictions with COVID.
    You are exactly right the prices are outrageous here with way less selection. Most here have way overpaid for what we have and are not willing to lose money on what we have purchased.

    Quoted from Meegis:

    Brokerage and shipping is heavily dependent on your willingness to travel. So this is only an issue for some people, but completely hear you. (Even though ironically you live in windsor, so you are literally minutes away from the border.
    Exchange rate is a bitch but can (and will) fluctuate. My biggest issue here is something I've brought up for many years.
    If our dollar bounces back, will people in Canada reflect the same price disparity in their pins? Sadly, the answer is most Canadians will not lower their price even if the game is now "worth less". In fact, prices here have only been going up, so much so, we have well outpaced our neighbors to the south.
    And finally tax. Yes, it sucks. Yes it's 13% here in Ontario, but out west a lot of people take advantage of the tax being 5%. On toys breaking 5 figures, the 8% swing is noticable but still just sadly part of the pricetag of living in the great white north.
    And to be fair, too many sellers up here tell others that's why Canadian private sale games cost more.
    Sorry for the wall of text

    #3797 3 months ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    Brokerage and shipping is heavily dependent on your willingness to travel. So this is only an issue for some people, but completely hear you. (Even though ironically you live in windsor, so you are literally minutes away from the border.
    Exchange rate is a bitch but can (and will) fluctuate. My biggest issue here is something I've brought up for many years.
    If our dollar bounces back, will people in Canada reflect the same price disparity in their pins? Sadly, the answer is most Canadians will not lower their price even if the game is now "worth less". In fact, prices here have only been going up, so much so, we have well outpaced our neighbors to the south.
    And finally tax. Yes, it sucks. Yes it's 13% here in Ontario, but out west a lot of people take advantage of the tax being 5%. On toys breaking 5 figures, the 8% swing is noticable but still just sadly part of the pricetag of living in the great white north.
    And to be fair, too many sellers up here tell others that's why Canadian private sale games cost more.
    Sorry for the wall of text

    Only way to "get by" the price difference with the fluctuation is buy and sell in USD i guess.?

    #3798 3 months ago

    New article posted on CBC about a London Ont. pinball repair business. Hope this makes the phone ring some more. WTG.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/pinball-repariman-full-time-1.6422538

    #3799 3 months ago

    Anyone here know the Retropie video guy in Airdie that makes those virtual pins? Cheers

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    #3800 3 months ago

    I put one of my games up for trade and someone offered their “loaded” guardians for 13k. I had to ask, pro or premium although deep down I knew, just needed them to say it.

    “Pro”. Hopefully they aren’t someone on here. I’m sorry but I know the markets are bonkers but we aren’t at 13k spike 2 pro prices yet… /rant

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