Quoted from jar155:
It's been quoted and addressed multiple times already, but I still can't believe you actually said that. If you didn't intend for that to be totally condescending, you should clarify. If you did, we'll, I guess you're just a bit of a dick.
It really wasn't meant to be condescending. It was a jab (half joking) though mainly because I'm tired of all these price complaint threads. We had like 6-7 new ones this week. It gets annoying. I am definitely not saying "haha, I can get new pins and you can't". It's more like "yea, we know the prices are high, it's been discussed for months now, lets move on".
And this isn't directed at you, but to everyone. In every expensive hobby, there are things that not everyone can afford. Or if you can afford it, maybe you just don't want to spend that much. Fine I totally understand. But then let's all stop complaining about it. Or at least talk about it way less maybe
Generally, complaining about things like you are a victim sucks. Example. Bought a new pin and it broke? Rather than complain how stern QC sucks and you paid $7000, how about describe the problem and let's all work together to solve it so you can play your new game. But lots of folks don't want to hear this but would rather sit with their new game down for weeks because "stern should fix it". Ok stern should and will. But they don't care if you play your new game now or next month.
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:
He said it to me shortly after I joined Pinside, so I feel inclined to comment. Again, I think it's a lame and arrogant thing to say. What strikes me as interesting, however, is that to my knowledge, Markmon has never participated in one of the "what do you do for a living threads". Point of fact, the only reason I even read through 2 different ones a few months back was to see what he did for a living. I wanted to know what someone who bought 33 pins in 2 years, plus over $100k in mods (powder, LEDs, PDI glass) and felt it necessary to negatively comment on how other people "couldn't" spend their money...did for a living. Still want to know actually.
Well I don't list these crazy amounts I've spent to brag. It's more to show how crazy addicted I am lol. There's no point in bragging. There are tons of people here with more money than me, more pins, more space, etc. Anyways, I'm really not trying to rub anyone's faces in anything.
I will say this. I spent the first 12 years out of high school working as a manager of a McDonalds barely making $18000 a year. Very long hours, lots of stress, not even enough money to pay rent on a cheap mobile home. I managed to get myself out if that rut, went to college (paid myself) and am pretty happy now. Everyone can improve their lives if they really want to.