Distributor profit margin.

(Topic ID: 197457)

Distributor profit margin.

By PinMagnet

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by PinballSTAR
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    #1 1 year ago

    Anybody have any idea what the profit margin is on new Pros, Premiums, and LEs? I know the per game cost is less for larger orders, but I was just looking for an average. Thanks.

    #2 1 year ago

    This is not information anybody will ever tell you.

    #3 1 year ago

    You post your tax returns and I'll whisper in your ear. Lol

    Joking aside, it is nowhere what many of you think, trust me. By the time we are done with service before and after the sale you scratch your head. I think you'll find many of us just love being immersed with pinball, nobody is making a living off just selling new games, usually there's other aspects to a business (repairs, mods, arcade, routes, etc) to support the business financially or for many it's a side thing with another main source of income.

    It also varies by company and also by model of game too. I can tell you with most companies the margins got smaller as game prices got higher too. Don't beat up on distributors, we are all out there supporting shows, bringing games to shows for everyone to play, supporting tournaments, taking care of customers, buying inventory on our dime to support the companies making games, doing charity stuff, having parties, etc etc etc... whatever little we make trust me we all earn it.

    Oh and we all have contracts and NDAs so nobody would ever tell you like Levi said.

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