New Replacement Pin Cabinets Source

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New Replacement Pin Cabinets Source


By Hogey

4 months ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by Stretch7
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    “Would you buy a replacement new build pin cabinet at $750 price point?”

    • Yes 9 votes
      43%
    • No 12 votes
      57%

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    #1 4 months ago

    A friend of mine is considering making and selling replacement pin cabinets. He asked me if I thought there would be a good market for this. I told him I would check with the group. Any input would be appreciated. I think the price point would be in the $750 range.

    Thanks.

    #2 4 months ago

    Seems high. I think you can get a high quality one for around $500 from virtuapin

    #3 4 months ago

    What style of pin?
    Would like to see someone offering 80’s Bally or Stern.

    #4 4 months ago

    Sounds high

    #5 4 months ago

    Agree with others, I’d be around $500. You could go higher if he’s offering fully stenciled/decal/painted cabinets

    #6 4 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Agree with others, I’d be around $500. You could go higher if he’s offering fully stenciled/decal/painted cabinets

    I would think flat packed cabinets would be a piece of cake to produce, assuming you had all of the tools. Can't see why they would be more than $250-300 or so. Bally SS & wedge heads please.

    #7 4 months ago

    An assortment of flat packs would be the way to go. Most of us have tools to assemble a cab, but few have to skills/equipment/time to make a quality cab from scratch.

    #8 4 months ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    An assortment of flat packs would be the way to go. Most of us have tools to assemble a cab, but few have to skills/equipment/time to make a quality cab from scratch.

    Shipping flat packs is the problem. They get damaged easily.

    #10 4 months ago

    I was going to try making data east cabinets, goal is to be at $500 plus shipping

    #11 4 months ago

    Flat pack would work great, I do not have tools to assemble though.

    Need a couple Data East cabinets.

    #12 4 months ago

    Yeah I tried this, its a great idea and something this hobby can use. Shipping is the problem for flat packs...the weight is around 95 lbs for a head and lower cabinet and USPS, FED EX etc just dont give a shit when transporting cartons.
    I have gone more in the direction of offering assembled, painted,decaled and ground briaded cabs reasy to use... here is a STTNG I just finished, working on a FT and TOM right now...

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    #13 4 months ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Yeah I tried this, its a great idea and something this hobby can use. Shipping is the problem for flat packs...the weight is around 95 lbs for a head and lower cabinet and USPS, FED EX etc just dont give a shit when transporting cartons.
    I have gone more in the direction of offering assembled, painted,decaled and ground briaded cabs reasy to use... here is a STTNG I just finished, working on a FT and TOM right now...
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    beautiful work, how much are you selling these for?

    #14 4 months ago

    Thanks for the input...I'll pass it on..I believe he's only planning on Bally/Williams cabs at this time..

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    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from brenna98:

    What style of pin?
    Would like to see someone offering 80’s Bally or Stern.

    +1

    #16 4 months ago

    I don’t understand why the pinball community sees a new cabinet as such a low value item.
    $500 for a brand new cabinet and head?
    $750 is too much ?

    No wonder it is hard to find people to do it and those that do fold(Lets play pinball,Big time cabinets )
    We are paying $800-$1000 for a new playfield which is just a single piece of wood that is much smaller.
    A cabinet in raw materials is at least four times that in lumber.
    There is a good bit of labor involved in building a cabinet.they are not just wooden boxes there are important details that make them unique.
    From a construction standpoint the cabinet is the house and the playfield and plastics are the furniture so I am not trying to talk anyone into or out of it but be realistic when you consider what a new cabinet really is. It is a new house for the rest of the game.
    There is no money to be made for the provider making a cabinet and head for $500. They just won’t bother.

    #17 4 months ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    I don’t understand why the pinball community sees a new cabinet as such a low value item.
    $500 for a brand new cabinet and head?
    $750 is too much ?
    No wonder it is hard to find people to do it and those that do fold(Lets play pinball,Big time cabinets )
    We are paying $800-$1000 for a new playfield which is just a single piece of wood that is much smaller.
    A cabinet in raw materials is at least four times that in lumber.
    There is a good bit of labor involved in building a cabinet.they are not just wooden boxes there are important details that make them unique.
    From a construction standpoint the cabinet is the house and the playfield and plastics are the furniture so I am not trying to talk anyone into or out of it but be realistic when you consider what a new cabinet really is. It is a new house for the rest of the game.
    There is no money to be made for the provider making a cabinet and head for $500. They just won’t bother.

    People have no problem shelling out hundreds of dollars on a plastic topper cut by a laser but want hand built cabinets dirt cheap. I have considered building cabinets to sell since I have all the necessary woodworking equipment and could make any era cabinet but don't want to deal with all the cheapskates.

    #18 4 months ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    From a construction standpoint the cabinet is the house and the playfield and plastics are the furniture

    You couldn’t have said it better

    #19 4 months ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    I don’t understand why the pinball community sees a new cabinet as such a low value item.
    $500 for a brand new cabinet and head?
    $750 is too much ?
    No wonder it is hard to find people to do it and those that do fold(Lets play pinball,Big time cabinets )
    We are paying $800-$1000 for a new playfield which is just a single piece of wood that is much smaller.
    A cabinet in raw materials is at least four times that in lumber.
    There is a good bit of labor involved in building a cabinet.they are not just wooden boxes there are important details that make them unique.
    From a construction standpoint the cabinet is the house and the playfield and plastics are the furniture so I am not trying to talk anyone into or out of it but be realistic when you consider what a new cabinet really is. It is a new house for the rest of the game.
    There is no money to be made for the provider making a cabinet and head for $500. They just won’t bother.

    What a lot of people seem to want is just the CNCed plywood for the cabinet in a flat pack, and not necessarily an assembled and finished cabinet.

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    What a lot of people seem to want is just the CNCed plywood for the cabinet in a flat pack, and not necessarily an assembled and finished cabinet.

    Exactly.

    #21 4 months ago

    I have gotten a few Cabinets cnc’d from a local company and assembled myself that turned out good but there is also some parts that can’t be cnc’d or doesn’t pay to do them so you you still need to do the finer structure parts by hand. I have always wanted to make my own cabs as it seems like more work than restoring a old ones and I’m still working on this and figure I would offer flat packs but after seeing cosmo go through the shipping process and damages it makes it hard to see a viable solution to offer cheaper cabs that people can put together them selves.

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