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Pay with your phone? Is this a common thing yet?


By scott_freeman

3 years ago



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    #40 3 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Yeah, I am always amazed when pinheads with games in their own home are reluctant to pay $1 per play on location. I will happily pay $1 per play for clean and good playing games. That is way less thanthey cost me as a kid (inflation adjusted) and back then I did not have hardly any funds.

    I also am astounded by that!

    The operator has purchased a game that maybe cost $8000 (Hobbit) and anything over $1 is too much?

    As the crocodile hunter would say, CRIKEY!!

    Games here are $2 per play for new Sterns.

    Older games are still $1 like they have been for 20 years.

    When I was at Logan Hardware they had a Whoa Nellie and that was dearer than the other games, I'm going to say $1.50 (??) a play?

    Didn't deter too many people, it was being played all night.

    rd

    #44 3 years ago
    Quoted from yuriijos:

    All the games at our Denver 1up locations are .50 cents to play. Others surrounding go as high as $1.00 a play.

    Yeah, I guess somewhere like 1up, the pins are just an attraction to sell the beer. You make good money on beer.

    In an arcade setting, I don't know if 50c return on a expensive pinball machine is such a good thing ...

    rd

    #194 3 years ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    This pic shows my PayRange earnings from the beginning on 15 machines across 2 locations. When I first installed it, I promoted it a lot in conversations with regular players, but got a little discouraged when people just kept using quarters. But use has been steadily increasing. That bump in week 52 is (I believe) due to the final week of a month long selfie tournament where people take photos of their scores and submit them.
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    So that shows the payrange earnings ... But have the overall earnings gone up?

    ie are your existing clients still spending the same amount, but using payrange instead of cash?

    rd

    #196 3 years ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    Happy to try and figure it out if you can suggest a good method. Below is the graph of daily average per machine at that location.

    Often, working out things like this are tough. So many factors ... Especially with people still discovering your machines, as you say.

    Probably the only way we could find out if payrange increased earnings was to have a location where the machines had been set up for say 6 months minimum, accurate figures taken weekly, and then payrange installed and then accurate figures taken for another 6 months.

    Some of the previous posters have said that their turnovers have increased, I wonder if that was graphed or not?

    rd

    #199 3 years ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    What do you mean by "turnovers"?

    basic business terms ...

    Turnover = money that is in the register at the end of the day. (Or the coinbox in this case)

    Profit = the part of your turnover that you are left with after everyone else holds out their hand.

    rd

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