(Topic ID: 188088)


By Nemesis

2 years ago

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  • 11 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by flashinstinct
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#1 2 years ago

Do any of the Stern Distributors, Betson included, offer financing on new pins?

I have a line on a few very high foot traffic locations and want to test run a pin or two but don't way to lay out the 5g's all up front

#2 2 years ago

I know there is one at least but for the life of me I can't remember which one it was. He posts on pinside frequently though, so hopefully he sees this thread.

#3 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's Pinballstar or jj @ Game Exchange.

#4 2 years ago

Cointaker according to their website

#5 2 years ago

Pinball Star was the ones actively advertising the service - up until people bashed them for doing so. Not sure about the others.

#6 2 years ago

Just get a 0 percent for 15 or 18 month credit card and put it on that.

#7 2 years ago

Financing or leasing? Betson does leases as well as Trent A (tilt amusements).

#8 2 years ago

6 months same as cash with PayPal Credit.

#9 2 years ago

Ken Kessler: Check it out, my man! This is the Dominator X-10. Thirty inches of thigh-slapping, blood-pumping, nuclear brain damage!
Heavy Metal Kid: Bitchin'! Hey, what's it f*cking cost?
Ken Kessler: That's the bitchin' part about it! It don't matter! If you can't afford it, F*CKING FINANCE IT!
[turns it on]
Ken Kessler: So what if it's as big as a Subaru and costs as much? You'll never have to trade this in! This is gonna be with you for the rest of your life! And when you die, they can BURY you in it!

#10 2 years ago

I guess I can ask Cointaker tomorrow at Pinfest. 0% credit cards also not a bad idea. I remember 3-4 years ago nib met pros were what 4600? Did Stern raise their prices?

#11 2 years ago

I funded my pinball addiction with my MBNA mastercard. They always have promotions on for 12 months 0% interest. They do charge 1% balance transfer fee but that's it. I see it more as taking a lwo interest loan. Why would I spend it cash when my cash accumulates more interest at the bank (mind you not much more) in the same period of time. There are a few pitfalls that people need to be aware of. 1) do not be late on one payment or interest rates skyrocket to 19%. 2) don't put anything else on the card as you have to pay the balance of the first thing you bought before you can pay the second. Following these two rules I was able to keep my money in the bank and buy pinball machines 3 years in a row. Just make sure you can pay down the balance before the 12 month period or else 19% interest kicks in.

At any rate it's an option for people that want to go that route. Find a 0% balance transfer card and use it as your pinball buying fund. Or go the cash route.

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