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Longevity of pinball?


By 5280wzrd

4 years ago



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    “Longevity of pinball?”

    • A few more years 2-5? 15 votes
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    • 10 years or until the "Kings" are gone. 64 votes
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    • New and exciting innovations will allow pinball to live on 165 votes
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    #150 4 years ago

    I'm a newb here, but I'd feel comfortable saying that the internet must be the biggest factor in supporting the collector market and the resurgence in the hobby. Craigslist, Ebay, and forums have made the buying and selling market have relatively good liquidity and beyond that, it has probably never been easier for "Average Joe" to find parts and information to keep a pin running.

    I don't pretend to know the economics of the operators market using new machines, but clearly at $8k-$9k the reliability would have to be excellent for operators to turn a profit.

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