So the other day I was out for lunch with my wife and was scrolling through Facebook, saw someone local was wanting to trade a AIQ upgraded premium. This peaked my interest, price point was good, kinda been thinking about changing the line up alittle bit so I bit. Offered my real clean and upgraded spiderman red (color dmd, led, led ocd, shaker, art blades, tons more) for it plus cash. He bit, came over looked it over played it, could tell he was really digging it, he had to leave but was gonna make plans for me to check his out the following day. Next day were talking, figuring out value of mine and cash that would be needed. I'm able to figure out the ballpark of cash needed, could get it in a tangible form in a couple days ( have crypto investments and other investments and such that I could move around). I get that itch and get real excited and start researching AIQ alit and looking at reviews. Take a nap, wake up, new friend decided now's not the right time to trade. Not now at least, maybe in the future, he talked about how he's real interested in the spiderman and how well it looks and plays. Real nice guy, I hope this turns to a friendship.
I get that, I don't know how many times I was getting a game ready to sell or list and I got a new high score or hit a new mode and such and decided "not just yet".
But this itch is really itchy, just has me ponding and thinking about "well maybe not that machine... But" you get it maybe I hope.
So was thinking today about what all goes into buying a newer pinball, like when you buy them new in box I'm assuming you gotta pay shipping and tax even if they are from local distributors.
Aswell as the destributors that do trade INS, my assumption the trade credit is gouged like say if the machine is worth roughly 5k they pay 3.6-4k, or is it different
Lots of kinks to figure out on newer games?
Also was looking into getting a premium ish model for the first time. Spiderman is the most expensive and highest quality I've owned and I'd really like to have something nice (unless where it's a situation where the pro is better game wise and value wise, different games are different)
Interested in games like
Maybe hot wheels
Maybe Alice Cooper
And anything I'm forgetting at the moment.
I dunno, let me know what y'all doing think and what advice and input y'all have. Kinda just needed to get my thought process out in the open