(Topic ID: 118328)

Longevity of pinball?

By 5280wzrd

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by thedefog
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    “Longevity of pinball?”

    • A few more years 2-5? 15 votes
    • 10 years or until the "Kings" are gone. 64 votes
    • New and exciting innovations will allow pinball to live on 165 votes

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    #151 4 years ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    Few people can afford a classic car but they are still very popular. A classic muscle car is out of reach of most young guys but that doesn't mean they lose interest. Pins are no different. You may not be able to afford a TZ but maybe a Pinbot or something older. When you can finally afford a dream pin, it becomes more special.

    You bring up muscle cars, that's where I see the issue with pricing and sustainability. 5 years ago, a NIB game was 1/2 the cost of 70's corvette (although technically not a muscle car). Now you can get a 70's/80/90's vette for less than a new pin. Which is why I now own a 72 vette instead of a NIB game.

    Things happen. Look what happened to gas, who would have thought that it would have halved in 6 months? Things can turn quickly when supply/demand curve get out of whack and when speculators exit quickly like they did in the oil market.

    #152 4 years ago


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