(Topic ID: 202407)

Ordering DIRECT from JJP vs distributor?


By Beez

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Any insight here? I’m going to be purchasing a JJP pin and am wondering why would I order from a distributor vs ordering directly from JJP? Thanks for the feedback!

    #3 2 years ago

    JJP buying experience was excellent. Most distributors are just as smooth.
    Plus... you get the service tech extraordinaire... LTG with either purchase.

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-or-distributor
    Covered here. Bottom line, order from whomever you are comfortable with.

    ✔️

    #5 2 years ago

    Kingpin games is amazing to deal with!

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    LTG with either purchase

    LTG will be 20K by xmas!

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from heni1977:

    LTG will be 20K by xmas!

    Worth it

    #8 2 years ago

    It doesn’t matter unless you go with a distributor that files bankruptcy.

    #9 2 years ago

    ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR!

    A good distributor will always go to bat for you if any situation should happen. The distributors are very important in keeping this hobby alive. Typically you will get a better deal through your distributor and they will also give you an unbiased opinion on what game is right for you. Again there are some real Joe Shmoes out there but if you were to go to a good distributor you will be very happy.

    Below are ALL Great Distributors any one of these people will make your pinball purchase enjoyable.

    Coin Taker https://cointaker.com/
    Little Shop of Games http://littleshopofgames.com/
    Flip n out Pinball https://www.flipnoutpinball.com/
    Pinball Star http://www.pinballstar.com/
    King Pin Games https://www.kingpingames.net/ (YES even you)

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from ASOA:

    ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR!
    A good distributor will always go to bat for you if any situation should happen. The distributors are very important in keeping this hobby alive. Typically you will get a better deal through your distributor and they will also give you an unbiased opinion on what game is right for you. Again there are some real Joe Shmoes out there but if you were to go to a good distributor you will be very happy.
    Below are ALL Great Distributors any one of these people will make your pinball purchase enjoyable.
    Coin Taker https://cointaker.com/
    Little Shop of Games http://littleshopofgames.com/
    Flip n out Pinball https://www.flipnoutpinball.com/
    Pinball Star http://www.pinballstar.com/
    King Pin Games https://www.kingpingames.net/ (YES even you)

    Ha, thanks. It's nice to see that even though we don't agree on everything that we agree that a distributor makes things better.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from ASOA:

    ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR!
    A good distributor will always go to bat for you if any situation should happen. The distributors are very important in keeping this hobby alive. Typically you will get a better deal through your distributor and they will also give you an unbiased opinion on what game is right for you. Again there are some real Joe Shmoes out there but if you were to go to a good distributor you will be very happy.
    Below are ALL Great Distributors any one of these people will make your pinball purchase enjoyable.
    Coin Taker https://cointaker.com/
    Little Shop of Games http://littleshopofgames.com/
    Flip n out Pinball https://www.flipnoutpinball.com/
    Pinball Star http://www.pinballstar.com/
    King Pin Games https://www.kingpingames.net/ (YES even you)

    Sorry I didn't make your list. LOL
    But as the Chicago Land JJP. Dist.
    Pincades.
    Anyone of us on that list or myself will help you out with a purchase and throughout.
    info@pincades.com
    or visit us on FB

    Jesse T.

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from ASOA:

    ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR!

    Absolutely YES to this!

    Pinballstar was/is great to deal with; Joe is the BEST! Set me up with a really nice and inexpensive shipping option.

    #13 2 years ago

    I bought a TH direct and had no issues except waiting in line for mine ... and the delays were agonizing. If they are "in stock" it should be fine. If you are buying a JJPOTC, you would likely get it quicker from a distributor that already put in a reservation for a bunch of games that they are trying to sell. JJP takes credit cards and some distributors do not. Some distributors will have a deal of some sort to save money - usually with cash or check. Shop around as some people have told me.

    I WILL be buying a DILE at the end of the month and will be going with one of the distributors if I can get a good deal out of one of them. I agree with the idea of supporting a distributor and having them help to be our advocate if there is some sort of issue, just wish there was a rating system for them on support.

    #14 2 years ago

    I had a great experience going direct thru JJP. I bought a Ruby Red WOZ, but wanted to make sure it had the 2.0 lighting in it. I spoke with JJP to find out how I could identify them with distributors and they told me they had some in stock. When shipping had a problem, they even got me some money back on that too. Very happy with JJP.

    #15 2 years ago

    Neither. Buy a huo and save yourself some money.

    #16 2 years ago

    This is tempting, but don't you lose the warranty with a HUO JJP?

    Quoted from SilverBallz:

    Neither. Buy a huo and save yourself some money.

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    JJP takes credit cards and some distributors do not. Some distributors will have a deal of some sort to save money - usually with cash or check. Shop around as some people have told me.

    I can't imagine not using a credit card when purchasing a pinball machine in this day and age.

    When I was actively purchasing NIB, I always went with the least expensive authorized dealer.

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    I can't imagine not using a credit card when purchasing a pinball machine in this day and age.
    When I was actively purchasing NIB, I always went with the least expensive authorized dealer.

    I totally agree because of these high price JJP pins, but if you want a good deal, you will likely not find one using a credit card. The distributor has to pay those credit card fees. I have found (in my limited price search) that if you want to pay with a credit card, you have to pay full price for the pin with no deals (maybe a shipping deal if you are a military vet). If you find otherwise, let me know.

    #19 2 years ago

    Have ever gone to a pinball expo, pinball show, and saw a distributor with games for you to try/play? Guess what? Those distributors are paying to be there, paying for the games you are playing, paying for their hotel at the expo, etc. Distributors can not do that IF you are not buying games from them!!!

    On the other hand, if you are fine buying a game sight unseen and without ever having a chance to play it at an expo...then by all means, please buy direct from a manufacturer.

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