Quoted from delt31:
I feel bad for the folks that watched their SDTM impressions/hype video, bought in at the full msrp price (not the SDTM/distributor insider price that was likely afforded to Greg - let’s not be naive guys, he technically now works for the company) and now those folks are sitting on a 2k+ plus loss……that will continue to drop and drop in value. 10k is just the start for this hot mess. Too bad those folks aren’t same to get that pricing.
And if Greg bought this at msrp, I would be absolutely shocked, take your word on it but still appalled at how over hyped that impressions video was just to clearly sell the machine from Flip n out. Sorry but I’m not going to ignore like that didn’t happen. It was gross.
Although I won’t blame SDTM 100% since we’re all adults and the buyer should be smart enough to see through the distributor hype that is SDTM so people do need to be held accountable. Just wish SDTM wouldn’t be so ignorant of their clear bias on this but they did a great job clearly demonstrating their shill position to the community. So well done fellas.
Sorry just needed to be said - I won’t be replying as I could care less. I hope you can unload the game. I’m sure the SDTM mouth breathers will defend but as a community we all know what’s going on. Sorry but we’re not fooled and thankfully this game is a huge flop.
i don't think anyone is looking for your sympathy. pinball machines aren't an asset class to help you prepare for retirement. they're a form of entertainment. do you feel bad for people who went out to the movies and lost 100% of their $13.50?? of course you don't, because they spent that money knowing they'd be entertained for 1-2 hours, and that was more important to them than the money. and despite the ridicule the game gets for it's price tag, it happens to be super fun. so if someone bought the game looking for a good time, and feels they got it, they aren't crushed about losing a few bucks in the process.
fun fact: throughout the history of pinball production, up until at or around 2010, every machine depreciated as soon as you drove it off the lot. and that was if you can even find another person who was crazy enough to actually buy a pinball machine for anything other than commercial operation. nobody bought a machine to make money! we bought it knowing it'd go down in value, and hopefully we got enough enjoyment out of it to justify the resale loss. that was always the way it was, and it's exactly where it's currently settling back to.
this whole mentality of thinking it's a safe investment, or even better a profitable one, is sucking the fun right out of owning a machine for the sake of being able to say you have a pinball machine at your disposal. at least, for the folks who think that way, anyway.