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Continued playfield issues with JJP and Stern

By f3honda4me

54 days ago

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#1162 35 days ago

Maybe the wood is so soft the art blisters when hardware sinks into it?

#1165 35 days ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Im definitely feeling the same thing at the moment. I hate feeling that way too because i really want a JP and a Elvira 3 but they have to win my confidence back at this point and them making a statement saying that they have identified the problem and corrected it would go a long ways.
MultiballManiac was going to buy a JP Premium and bought a new Super Chexx bubble hockey instead. Im thinking that might not be a bad idea..

I was in the NIB market during Stern’s ghosted insert era (2017 me thinks)

Before pulling the trigger I reached out to Stern to see if they fixed the issue.

No response

Then the new Star Wars manual had wording stating ghosting was normal IIRC

So I bought a NIB Golden Tee instead & love it

This time around I am eyeing a NIB Big Buck Hunter HD

Or maybe I will just wait & see what Stern does

Either way I’m buying some more cool shit so life is good

Super Chex looks awesome. Get one dude!

#1179 35 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Wonder what the resale is like on these games?

Prolly no worse than a Stern with missing PF art lol

Fuh real tho I think ya lose a grand on Golden Tee

But every year they add 7 courses if you update so why sell? It gets better every year. And replay value goes up the more you play since your skills improve & you start taking risky shots.

No idea on BBH. They dont sell a ton to home owners & operators hold onto em. I never see one cheap (HD LCD recent versions). BBH HD is expensive as fck tho!

Quoted from MrBally:

Maybe buy a few new slot machines instead of pins. You think pins are expensive? The new slots are approaching $40K apiece with an unlicensed theme.

I have a cheap Street Fighter slot machine that scratches that itch. If I'm dropping $40K its going towards the new C8 Vette.

#1300 33 days ago
Quoted from mslow:

My distributor wrote me asking for final payment on my JP2 LE. They should be shipping soon.
Do you feel the clear problems have been solved? Would you hold off and wait till this problem is 100% figured out with the chance of missing out on an LE?

Pinsiders can’t really answer that. We can only speculate.

Contact Stern & ask if they solved the problem &/or the resolution if you’re affected

If you can live with a defective PF then get your LE

If you cannot live with a defective PF then cancel your LE

That’s just my take on things. I’m far from an expert.

#1302 33 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

And what is your definition of "defective" people
Freaking out? Get a Golden Tee right Curley! LOL

Pooling is a defect.

That reminds me... the GB fiasco

Errbody had ghosted inserts. You said F it and bought a GB saying all would be well. I said several times you were crazy & should wait.

Then IIRC your GB started ghosting.

So as much as I like you Ice, I’m not going to ask you for advice on QC issues. I value your opinion of a game & such but you’re irrational AF my brother.

What happened with you GB? It ghosted right? Was it resolved?

And I think y’all should buy a Golden Tee regardless of Stern QC. Especially you Ice. Let’s GT it up mang!

#1308 33 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I have two very "minor ghosting inserts" on my GB. Two of the tiny ones.
I haven't played it in quite a while because i keep waiting on the F ing code update!!!! That's my biggest problem with GB.
But I'm kind of rationally "irrational" which makes the most sense
I'd have to practice about a year or so at least on Golden Tee to jump into your level . LOL
Do you remember KPG? He had a F ed up chipped PF beyond belief. Not "pooling". Not something i stress about.

Unresolved ghosted inserts & incomplete code on a game you never play?

Yeah you should have waited.

As for my Golden Tee skills... I’m not very good. My HC is +6 right now. The hardcore bangers are like +28 me thinks. FFS just buy one dude. The 2020 update looks purdy cool. I preordered yesterday to ensure I get mine on day one.

KPG posted pics of some half naked chick in front of his exotic car IIRC so I don’t feel much sympathy for him (JK)

#1349 31 days ago

I feel bad for Stern

They're a victim too (if they resolve things)

Maybe thats why the JPLE's aren't shipping?

3 weeks later
#2455 5 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I'm actually both and a registered investment adviser RIA under the SEC and fiduciary duty rule. That's how i make my living, charging a fixed fee to manage assets as a financial adviser, lower than most every adviser i might add, while integrating estate planning and tax advice for my clients at no additional cost. I have about $350 million of assets under mgt., 1200 accounts or so with TD Ameritrade as custodian.
And i love what i do in helping people. I doubt i'll ever really retire from doing that OR the pinball hobby!
Back to discussing PF issues and i hope JJP and Stern finally have this shit figured out.

Iceman puts the douche in fiduciary.

Bahahaha, kidding bro. I had to!

#2519 4 days ago

What if Stern didn’t want to send you a populated PF because they knew it would chip again?

Better do that PF swap now so you can get a 3rd if that’s the case

Quoted from Vinnie:

I wanted to post a followup as I heard back from my distributor last week regarding my Iron Maiden chipping/pooling. Stern has offered to send me a non-populated playfield free of charge and I have accepted the offer. I know for some this would not be satisfactory but for me I feel it is a fair solution. I have not received the new playfield yet and was told 4-8 weeks before it ships. So I'm figuring a couple months give or take. Just for reference it took Stern about 4 weeks to provide a response to my distributor on the initial report of chipping. As long as I receive the playfield I will be happy and feel like Stern did the right thing standing behind their product. My machine was still within the 30 day return policy my distributor offers so I'm not sure if that had any influence on the decision or not. I'll post another update once I receive the replacement playfield.

#2594 1 day ago


Buy 4-5 NIB games with F'd clearcoat


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#2597 1 day ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

New cars are a waste of money


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