Just learned my location has 1 more slot to fill. It's slim pickings right now in the local market. I can pick up a clean Ripley's from a buddy for around $3000 to fill the slot, but I'm not sure how it would earn.
It may be somewhat more popular due to The Pinball Arcade, but it's still an obscure theme with a complex layout. My gut is the pinheads would like it (our league plays there), but the casual customers would walk right past it. If so, the pinheads alone would not drop enough coin to carry it and I should pass.
Has anyone here operated one, or have some experience to share?
Also, if you think it would be a dud, what would you recommend instead for similar money?
Which DMD era pins earn well, play well and aren't too high-maintenance for around $2500-$3500?