THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - JJP new pricing might still be out of whack (Stern pricing needs to add a little more to playfield like Bally/Williams to justify prices)- really want to buy new WW, but...:
Stern Pro $5,500, equivalent JJP SE $7,500 - Some say more value, but $2,000.00 dollars more value? Really??? For a whopping $2k JJP better have a little more plastic! But is a little extra innovation coding and extra plastic worth $2,000.00?
Stern Premium $7,500 equivalent JJP LE $9,500 - Is there $2,000.00 worth more fun and plastic?
Stern LE $9,000 (the only true LE on the market - aftermarket sales reflect this, as Stern has held fairly good secondary pricing and JJP secondary pricing goes down by up to 30% or more depreciation. Also, the person before you will have worked out numerous mechanical issues and frustration for free! Equivalent JJP CE is a whopping $12,500.00! That’s a huge $3,500.00 increase and for what?
Now, how do the rest of you feel about the above pricing schemes? None of us work for JJP or Stern, so we don’t need to “fanboy” up one company or the other. Money outlays do matter to most of us trying to enjoy this hobby.