Quoted from snaroff:
Overall, pinball has been a pretty darn inexpensive hobby. I don't keep tight accounting on my buys/sells, but my gut says I'm ahead by a few bucks. Even if I'm breaking even, it's still amazingly affordable if you stick to games/licenses people love.
I have to agree with snaroff on this one.
For example, let's say someone has a gameroom and buys 6 NIB pins of the hottest titles. A year later, he sells 3 of them because he wants to replace them with some newer hot titles.
Let's assume he loses $1,000 on each game that he sells. Where else can you have a hobby that is this much fun, have all the newest titles and it costs you $3,000 per year?? Even if the loss on each pin is a few hundred more, you get my point?
If you buy HUO machines and you buy them right, your loss will be considerably lower.