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How BAD are BEATLES sales so far?

By iceman44

1 year ago

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#650 1 year ago

I can post with some experience on the game. Hung out with Todd at TNT a little earlier today, put about 4 or 5 games on his.

It’s definitely not much game for the price shot wise, and the magnet on the top of the orbit slows up gameplay a little. The spinner on the left near the pops is placed somewhat arbitrarily, as is the upper left flipper. I hope everybody gets an extra set of those drop targets near the left flip because they get pounded at point blank range.

I do like the spinning mech, game plays smooth and you can get the ball flying through the orbit. Still would be a tough sell for me at the price points.

Like Cserold said, for people that yearn for the theme or nostalgia, they will buy one. IMO you will definitely see a decent amount of these on the secondary market sooner rather than later.

Didn’t take much for me to beat the high score on this one with a few hundred plays logged on it already.

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#652 1 year ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Soo,. Buy Seawitch and have more fun! Seriously, Beatles just showed up at the local barcade, will give it a fair shake.

After seeing that Catacomb listed yesterday and what classic Sterns are going for, a Seawitch is probably going for the same price as a Beatles pin right now.

#655 1 year ago
Quoted from Aussiepinwiz:

Just like most games manufactured this century?

I don’t know for all games manufactured from 2001 - 2099...I can imagine over that period of time yes, a lot of any game will hit the secondary market.

Obviously my point was I don’t think these will be long term keepers, other than for those that REALLY needed to have one based on theme alone (see original comment). For the money, there are just a slew of better pins available from a playability perspective, with more to come.

For instance, I think you will see more of these on the secondary market faster than MBr’s, which were concomitantly released.

As for diamonds and platinums, people will hold onto them because they won’t fathom eating half of the money they spent NIB.

#663 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

As for Beatlewitch,

Classic...that name is going to stick for me.

In the end I guess it won’t matter. With every game being $5500, even classic Sterns, the hobby will end soon altogether. I guess I should have upped the price on the Nice Stern Dracula I just sold for $900.

#665 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Lol, you 2 sure are some Debby downers. NIB games taking 50% hits, used games skyrocketing beyond everyone's reach, and finally the end of pinball.


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#671 1 year ago
Quoted from Psw757:

If the hobby is getting to expensive for you, go find something else to do.

Classy. With that attitude, you are a gentleman and certainly want this hobby to thrive for a long time.

I’m not speaking about myself and all the other people on this site and in this hobby that love to piss away money.

I am constantly selling people their first game, and trying to get new people into this hobby. That is who I’m talking about. If every game is $3000 to $5000 at minimum, it will definitely shy people away from getting into it. Then once all the old-timers are gone with the massive collections, there will be no new blood for this thing to continue for a long time. Not many people want to spend a few thousand bucks on their first game.

#682 1 year ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I saw prices fall into where a WH20 or DrWho was $700 any any classic Bally like Xenon was $300
That's when all these rich guys were NOT into pinball.

And what was it like collecting pinball machines with Moses and the other people you grew up with?

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#749 1 year ago

Golden Beatles in the house! At least on this I found while going through a box of my old music/drum/guitar books I haven’t had out in years.

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#787 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

If the game has no shot at selling for 10k, the price wouldn't be 10k.

Because nobody lists anything on Amazon, eBay or anywhere else on the web for prices that are unreasonable. And the items always sell.

#790 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Hmm...all the other recent Stern titles are priced "normally" for the Internet. Beatles seems to be the standout...

Oh I get it, and I agree with some of what you said and some of what others have said.

The reality is there’s always someone trying to rake in more money on a game that should be priced lower. But that’s all over the place right now. Pinflation is in full swing at the moment.

I just saw a Secret Service listed for 1800 bucks. I’ve owned three of them, and never paid more than 1000 for one. People can certainly list games for whatever price they want. If somebody is willing to pay it, than so be it.

All I was saying is why would you possibly pay 10K for one when you can buy one for 8k from any other distributor right now? It’s not as if they are sold out globally and this guy is holding on to the last gold edition. So you throwing it out there as if it’s some standard or indication of anything, is just false.

#796 1 year ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Saturation is definitely a problem. In Florida, it's more of a PITA to sell than in California (more people, more money).

I’ve shipped a few games to Florida. I hear it’s not an easy hobby down there....closer to a nightmare when it comes to collecting.

The only thing I can ultimately say about this thread, even after my post a few pages ago about putting some plays on a Beatlewitch recently, is I would probably consider one if it were priced like other Sterns. I like the Beatles, but I’m not a diehard fan.

As I said back then, for what this game offers on the PF and by rule set, just not a game I would pay $8k for. Consider that you could have a Beatlewitch...or a nice SM and a second hand IMDN for around the same price. I’d opt for the latter.

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#883 10 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Put it up against any other pro, and it will look similar.

I think Robert Kraft said the same thing.

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