Quoted from pinwhoo:
I don't think it's too far out of line. Prices in general are going up. When you first started looking two years ago, did you have a chance to buy one and thought, well if i wait a little longer I'll find a better/cheaper one? Or have you had no chance at one at all? If you wait too long you may end up paying closer to $2k for one. Sounds like it will be a keeper, so just don't buy the LED's right now. Save a few bucks that way for now.
I didn't think the price would go down. I just never found one within driving distance. I've seen these things go for as little as $700 and one went for $1700 on craigslist, it had full LEDs, new LED displays, perfect playfield, new plastics, perfect backglass, etc... I guess I haven't been able to get that pin out of my mind because it was so nice, I should have made a long drive to get that one. The problem with this pinball habit is that you get multiple pins in your mind. Now I can't get ghostbusters out of my mind, I keep wondering if I should wait until it is revealed officially to see how it looks and how pricing looks. If I buy ghostbusters it will be another 3 years or more I figure before I will be able to afford another pin, I won't be able to afford Paragon and Ghostbusters together. First world problems! One day, a Paragon will be sitting in my basement!