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Iron Maiden Premium Resale Value


By pindude80

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I've been on the fence about getting and Iron Maiden premium or pro. I've played both and think both are great games. I think I am leaning a little more towards the premium. The only thing I'm worried about if I get a premium is resale value because I took a pretty good hit when I sold my Aerosmith premium and it took a while to sell.

I think resale value right now would be good on an IMDN since it's a new hit game, but if I get one it would probably be a while before I sold and I'm sure other new "hit" games would have come out by then.

It might be difficult at this time, but anyone have any speculation what an IMDN premium would sell for down the road or now if I got it and had a change of heart?

#2 7 months ago

In my opinion I would buy the one that you think you're going to have the most fun with. Iron Maiden premium is a blast. I usually take some sort of hit when I sell my games. As long as it doesn't break the bank, I'm glad that I had a good time doing it.

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#3 7 months ago

If you're that worried about it then why not wait to buy a used one and let someone else take the NIB hit? Seems like you want the NIB experience but don't want to lose money, usually doesn't work like that.

#4 7 months ago

I would expect a decent decline in resale value from ANY new game as so many seem to be coming out on a regular basis.

That said, buy what you like, and maybe consider trading a better option down the road.

#5 7 months ago
Quoted from Strummy:

In my opinion I would buy the one that you think you're going to have the most fun with. Iron Maiden premium is a blast. I usually take some sort of hit when I sell my games. As long as it doesn't break the bank, I'm glad that I had a good time doing it.

I think I would have more fun with a premium and why I'm leaning that way. I don't mind taking a hit, but it's tough to take an $800 hit like I did on AS when I've only put a few hundred plays on a game. I'm not into pinball to make money and if I break even or lose a few hundred I'm good with that and kind of consider as rental money.

#6 7 months ago
Quoted from BillySastard:

Seems like you want the NIB experience but don't want to lose money, usually doesn't work like that.

Agreed

#7 7 months ago

Premiums for ALL recent sterns seem to land around $5800-6500 depending on title and mods, etc. you will lose money (as you should- it’s a second hand good with no production limit to decrease supply)

#8 7 months ago
Quoted from BillySastard:

If you're that worried about it then why not wait to buy a used one and let someone else take the NIB hit? Seems like you want the NIB experience but don't want to lose money, usually doesn't work like that.

Buying a used one has been my plan, not really many used ones out there at this time so I just need to try and be patient, but IMDN looks so great it's really testing my patience

I don't really care about the NIB experience, done it quite a few times, to me it's not all it's cracked up to be and definitely not worth the hit you take come resale time. I've been pretty lucky and bought quite a few games with under 100 plays on them in the past and hope that will be the case and I can find a used IMDN within driving distance.

#9 7 months ago

Nope, see post # 8, really could care less about NIB experience.

#10 7 months ago

Why are you buying a game with plans of selling it anyway? I never buy a NIB game with intentions of selling it but if i do, I definitely expect to lose some money on it.

#11 7 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Why are you buying a game with plans of selling it anyway? I never buy a NIB game with intentions of selling it but if i do, I definitely expect to lose some money on it.

Because I have limited space and grow bored of games after a while.

#12 7 months ago
Quoted from pindude80:

Because I have limited space and grow bored of games after a while.

Oh ok. Well i think IMDN is going to keep you entertained for a long time but id still look for a used game since you most likely will be selling soon. How many games do you have room for?

#13 7 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Oh ok. Well i think IMDN is going to keep you entertained for a long time but id still look for a used game since you most likely will be selling soon. How many games do you have room for?

I think it would probably keep me entertained for a while also. I much more than likely will hold out for a used game. I'm not sure I'll be selling soon, but a day will more than likely come when it's time to sell. Not sure on game capacity, I could fit a few more in the basement with some re-arranging, but once games go in the basement I don't play them as much and that is where I have my EMs and SS games.

#14 7 months ago

If you can't stomach losing 1k on resale, than you shouldn't be buying NIB. Just buy another used pin to pacify you until there are a ton more IMDN out there and you'll find one for sale and let the other guy can take the hit for you. That's the price of buying NIB. You already discovered that with your AS experience.

#15 7 months ago

Buy the Premium, lose $1000 in a year after you've mastered it, create a new post bitching about it on Pinside.

Rinse, lather, repeat

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

If you can't stomach losing 1k on resale, than you shouldn't be buying NIB. Just buy another used pin to pacify you until there are a ton more IMDN out there and you'll find one for sale and let the other guy can take the hit for you. That's the price of buying NIB. You already discovered that with your AS experience.

Yeah, a grand is just too much for me to justify losing on resale. I almost sold my Mustang I bought NIB and was going to take a good hit on it so I ended up keeping it. Good point about just buying a used pin to pacify me until there are more IMDN available used. I had a similar thought that I just need to get back into some of my other games and cool my jets on getting an IMDN until there are more available.

I was also kind of looking to find out what people thought a fair price was for a used IMDN premium, but another pinsider said most premiums end up at $5800-$6500, not sure where IMDN will fall in that range, guess it really depends on how long I wait and how many pop up for sale.

#17 7 months ago

Maybe you should keep your eyes on pinball shows by you and see if you can snag a demo game for less after show.

#18 7 months ago

Dont buy nib if your worried about resale value.... bc your gonna lose 500-1000 depending on title and how popular it has become or hasn't become. Its the reality now with prices as much as they are.

#19 7 months ago
Quoted from indybru:

Maybe you should keep your eyes on pinball shows by you and see if you can snag a demo game for less after show.

Contact Marco Specialities or similar vendors with a big presence at your local shows, and see if the have a show game program. I got my IMDN pro as a show game from Marco at SFGE and basically saved the entire NIB hit - I think I got around $800 off for a game with 300ish plays on it.

I was also credited with being a game bringer and got admission to the show everyday for free. Another $50+ benefit.

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#21 7 months ago

Thanks to everyone for the replies and insight. In conclusion I do not want to take the NIB hit so I will be staying away from a NIB purchase. I appreciate the replies stating how about how much of a loss selling a NIB game will be because that gives me a guideline on what I should be paying for a used one when I find one. If I could find a used one around mid 6s give or take I would probably grab it even if that meant losing a few hundred when resale time came around; I would be ok with losing $300 or $400, but just don't want to lose $800+

At this point I think I am going to quit torturing myself watching IMDN videos; I already know I like the game and would like to own one. I am going to focus on getting better at some of my current games until I find a used IMDN.

#22 7 months ago

Check with dealers, a few often have demo games for $400-$500+ off with a few hundred plays.

#23 7 months ago
Quoted from pickleric:

Check with dealers, a few often have demo games for $400-$500+ off with a few hundred plays.

I did talk to one dealer, he said he had a demo game for $6900 shipped. Didn't seem like a good or bad price. I guess that would be $400 off since street price is $7300 for a new one.

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#24 7 months ago

Only on Pinside would someone expect to buy a product, use it for a year, then sell it for the same price they paid for it.

#25 7 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Only on Pinside would someone expect to buy a product, use it for a year, then sell it for the same price they paid for it.

yep, I pretty much always plan on taking some sort of loss on a game, just try to minimize it as much as possible which is why I will not be buying NIB.

#26 7 months ago
Quoted from pindude80:

I did talk to one dealer, he said he had a demo game for $6900 shipped. Didn't seem like a good or bad price. I guess that would be $400 off since street price is $7300 for a new one.

Thats not a good deal in my book. Id stay away from that distributor.

#27 7 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thats not a good deal in my book. Id stay away from that distributor.

I agree and that's why I didn't go for it. They are actually a reputable dealer, I don't want to say who it was, but this deal didn't seem that good.

That brings up something else I wanted to hear from people on- what would be considered a good deal on a used game? I was thinking $6400-$6600 right now and probably less as time marches on and new titles come out.

#28 7 months ago

Wow $1000 hit after having it a year.....its amazing what is clearly forgotten which is the shipping!!! Right off the bat you might as well subtract $400....So its costing you $600 when you resell it....So whats the big deal you paid $600 to enjoy a game in the convenience of your home go play at any time your hearts desire.Too bad you sold your AEROSMITH because they had a HUGE MEGA UPDATE and the game is AWESOME and very SATISFYING.

PUT IT THIS WAY..let's say you buy IMDN @$7400 and you want to sell it for a $500 lose(which doesn't make any sense because your playing the game)which puts it at $6900 most people won't pay that because shipping will CRANK IT UP to $7300....I'll pay the extra $100 for a new game/warranty....
At the end of the day it sounds like it's not worth it for you after a year....when these machines get released the full code won't be finished for 2 years or so,so you should get games that are 2 years and older rather than NIB

#29 7 months ago
Quoted from pindude80:

That brings up something else I wanted to hear from people on- what would be considered a good deal on a used game? I was thinking $6400-$6600 right now and probably less as time marches on and new titles come out.

$6k or under would be a good deal.

Otherwise, it would just be better to buy a brand new game that no one has messed up with Cleaner Wax, sticking dolls on the top, or bedbugs.

#30 7 months ago

Your about right $6400-$6500.....$6000 is not realistic

#31 7 months ago
Quoted from TNTs:

Your about right $6400-$6500.....$6000 is not realistic

Are you telling someone that $6500 for a used Maiden is a good deal???

#32 7 months ago

What are premiums selling for new? Shipped direct or picked up at distributor?
And I’m not talking Whysnow “ I get a better price than everyone else does pricing”.
Last NIB stern I bought was MET road case so it’s been awhile.

#33 7 months ago

I'm sorry but I just can't stand all this "I lost $" talk. Pinball is not a good investment and why do I almost never see anyone talk about the joy they got as part of the factor in these conversations. If you sell the game for 1k less than you paid for it but had it for 2 years then the fun factor shouldn't make anyone feel like they lost money. That's depressing to me

As for value used. Nobody knows and if they think they do it's all speculation.

#34 7 months ago
Quoted from TNTs:

Wow $1000 hit after having it a year.....its amazing what is clearly forgotten which is the shipping!!! Right off the bat you might as well subtract $400....So its costing you $600 when you resell it....So whats the big deal you paid $600 to enjoy a game in the convenience of your home go play at any time your hearts desire.Too bad you sold your AEROSMITH because they had a HUGE MEGA UPDATE and the game is AWESOME and very SATISFYING.
PUT IT THIS WAY..let's say you buy IMDN @$7400 and you want to sell it for a $500 lose(which doesn't make any sense because your playing the game)which puts it at $6900 most people won't pay that because shipping will CRANK IT UP to $7300....I'll pay the extra $100 for a new game/warranty....
At the end of the day it sounds like it's not worth it for you after a year....when these machines get released the full code won't be finished for 2 years or so,so you should get games that are 2 years and older rather than NIB

I know about Aerosmith! I heard about the new code this past week and it sounds good, but when I had it I played it for a couple months and it got BORING due to the code that was on it. Which you make a good point about not buying games until they are a couple years old, which is ultimately what I did; sold AS to get ACDC premium. I do however feel the code is pretty good on IMDN as it is and I would expect a few updates to be coming to make it even better.

I don't think a $600 loss is too bad on a NIB game, but I think it would be more than that and like you said add $400 if someone wants it shipped which doesn't make it worthwhile to a potential buyer.

#35 7 months ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

What are premiums selling for new? Shipped direct or picked up at distributor?
And I’m not talking Whysnow “ I get a better price than everyone else does pricing”.
Last NIB stern I bought was MET road case so it’s been awhile.

I believe new they are going for $7300 shipped now after their last price hike which I'm not sure what it was anyway, maybe when Deadpool came out?

#36 7 months ago

If you have people skills, you can also add your machine to an operator's order.

Ops get tasty discounts because they buy a dozen machines at a time.

You adding your machine to their order lets them get a bigger discount, you get to share that discount, win/win

Real ops only deal in cash, so don't try to hand them your plastic, they will slap it out of your hand.

You will need a vehicle to take the game from their warehouse, bring your own helper.

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

If you have people skills, you can also add your machine to an operator's order.
Ops get tasty discounts because they buy a dozen machines at a time.
You adding your machine to their order lets them get a bigger discount, you get to share that discount, win/win
Real ops only deal in cash, so don't try to hand them your plastic, they will slap it out of your hand.
You will need a vehicle to take the game from their warehouse, bring your own helper.

Vid Approx what would you estimate the add it to their order/pay-cash/pick it up in your vehicle at the distr price might be?
I’m sure the amount would partially depend if a customer had already made several/ many purchases from the same distr.

#38 7 months ago
Quoted from pindude80:

I've been on the fence about getting and Iron Maiden premium or pro. I've played both and think both are great games. I think I am leaning a little more towards the premium. The only thing I'm worried about if I get a premium is resale value because I took a pretty good hit when I sold my Aerosmith premium and it took a while to sell.
I think resale value right now would be good on an IMDN since it's a new hit game, but if I get one it would probably be a while before I sold and I'm sure other new "hit" games would have come out by then.
It might be difficult at this time, but anyone have any speculation what an IMDN premium would sell for down the road or now if I got it and had a change of heart?

Assume it will lose $1500 right off the bat. Games are going to keep coming out and they are going to get more
Complex and probsbly More expensive, and eventually one will be as fun as Maiden. Deadpool is already pretty good - so don’t assume you will keep your initial investment. And get the one you think will be more
Fun. And play the hell out of it!!

#39 7 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Assume it will lose $1500 right off the bat. Games are going to keep coming out and they are going to get more
Complex and probsbly More expensive, and eventually one will be as fun as Maiden. Deadpool is already pretty good - so don’t assume you will keep your initial investment. And get the one you think will be more
Fun. And play the hell out of it!!

You will. You’ll lose much less on the pro. It’s just as awesome.

#40 7 months ago

It’s purdy simple.

Buy NIB = lose some money

Buy HUO = lose less money

Buy routed = lose even less money

Pro vs Premium vs LE depreciation rates depend on the title IMO

Pick your poison, it will be fun no matter what

#41 7 months ago

Id be more worried about if a game is fun than how much you will lose

Up here games are a buck a play (sometimes 2) so I look at it if I loose 500-1000 on a game, hopefully I had 500-1000 plays so the loss would be the same as playing a routed game!

#42 7 months ago
Quoted from PW79:

It’s purdy simple.
Buy NIB = lose some money
Buy HUO = lose less money
Buy routed = lose even less money
Pro vs Premium vs LE depreciation rates depend on the title IMO
Pick your poison, it will be fun no matter what

Probably the most sensible post ive ever seen from you PW, way to go buddy!

#43 7 months ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

Vid Approx what would you estimate the add it to their order/pay-cash/pick it up in your vehicle at the distr price might be?
I’m sure the amount would partially depend if a customer had already made several/ many purchases from the same distr.

It's not a thousand dollars, but a few hundred dollar savings is certainly real money.

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