Quoted from cscmtp:
If being honest, NONE of these pinball companies can justify the price tag they are charging us these days.
who knows ? Considering the very low production volumes, high complexity, months of design and development from (I assume) well paid employees, fix costs of a factory, not neglibible material/parts costs, inventory, distributor take, etc., I have always assumed the margins in pinball are not enormous.
Regarding material costs, wouldn't it be great to know the incremental costs of adding more features ? But, alas, each added feature is cutting into to that ever-shrinking margin, even if it's only a few dollars.