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MMr - $5500 MSRP?

By LordCrom

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Is there an explanation as to why the MMr could not have been produced at an MSRP of $5500? I would gladly purchase a remake of a classic pin without hesitation at $5500. At $8000 I find it difficult to justify even the purchase of a highly anticipated pin like TBL.

Is it possible the reason for the high asking price was to attempt not to bottom out the market on the original MM machines? Do the original machines lose value with the release of MMr? Does greed play a factor in the pricing decision?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

#63 5 years ago

I guess a big part of my fear is that here soon there is going to be a significant jump in the number of machines offered at an $8k price tag. I'm not sure the market can handle the big increase. Are the number of new collectors to pinball increasing with the jump in number of new machines? Or is the number of pin heads still roughly the same size and now there are significantly more machines trying to be sold to this limited market? I would love it if this was a new start for pinball where we got to a point where machines were selling in large quantities again and business was thriving. I worry more that it will be like the comic book boom of the early 90's that turned into a massive bust and now the comic book market is on life support and has been for a long time. (Notice I said comic book market, not comic book film business).

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