Quoted from jamieflowers:
No, but if I PURCHASE extra parts and the deal does not warrant giving them away I might sell them separately. I typically will offer the extra parts to the buyer but it all depends on the price/deal.
I think you are missing the big picture of this whole situation.
DrewBlood was the first and biggest complainer about the faded inserts and started a thread that blew up. He was ranting that nothing would do other than a new playfield. Then suddenly started posting how everything was going to be made good, he could not give details bla bla bla. But kept talking and then suddenly went back and cleared MANY posts. He was being accused of getting a deal from PPS to shut him up but kept denying. When the plastic sheet to dim the LEDs came out he tried to tell everyone how good this was bla bla bla... He was satisfied, MMr is back to the greatest thing ever . . . (Noone believed he was going to be happy with anything other than a new playfield)
Fast forwarding we found out that a select few who PPS determined did have inserts faded so bad the plastic shield might not be enough and they would be offered a new playfield for $200 (I think the regular price is $899 from BAA and other PPS related vendors).
So he sold his game (would love to know the details, price and fade info to buyer) and grabbed the $200 playfield deal and now wants to profit even more. This playfield was for a game that needed it and is considered a repair part. Normally none of this would be that big of a deal. If someone got a good price on a playfield and sold it for the going rate that is fine. But with all of the ranting, deleting, denying . . . it just falls flat. During this whole episode there were people with faded inserts who did not get this deal and probably because they did not complain enough or did not even know there was a problem (not everyone is on Pinside). Rick / PPS are not going to hand out playfields for $200 if they are going to compete with his own regular sales. So seeing this hit the market is just going push him to be even stingier with reparation offers next time. And there is abuyer of a game in the second hand market that got a game with a known issue and not given the repair part with the deal.