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(Topic ID: 70193)

Peak Oil! Peak Pinball?

By Aussiepinwiz

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by BlackWidow
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    “When will Peak Pinball be reached?”

    • By 2015 45 votes
    • By 2020 10 votes
    • By 2030 6 votes
    • By 2040 1 vote
    • Sometime between 2050-2099 5 votes
    • Not for at least another century 1 vote
    • Never. The world will completely run out of oil before pinball dies! 21 votes

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    #13 6 years ago

    Price, space and peak of new folks has been realized. Add to that a bunch of new machines all hitting the same time in 2014 and its here.
    Besides new folks there was a certain allure of new machines that fanned the old guard from LCD in WOZ and Sterns releases. That has worn off as well adding to less steam in the engine.
    The last big push was the remakes and MM flew out of the gate but even the 1000 sold out issue has come back down to earth. We have over a 1000 WOZ and then 1000 MMs that will be in homes and as usual a percent will go "not what my dreams were" and want to move those.
    Tons of games about to be sitting around.
    2014 is a great year to have your collection where you want and to just play and enjoy.

    #18 6 years ago
    Quoted from Aussiepinwiz:

    That's potentially going to destroy the industry

    You nailed it. The surge fueled prices and then how many new pinballs? Predator, WOZ, Spooky, RAZA, Nemo and Stern with 2 in the line and now remakes by PPS. You can bet that's going to be an issue really soon.
    Pre orders have now sucked the dollars out of the secondary market. Its already a huge issue.

    Quoted from criss:

    When the bubble pops is hard to say ( I'm guessing in 3 to 4 years )

    I bet way sooner. Based on the current situation I think this time next year pinside will be better than general hospital ever was.

    #37 6 years ago

    Agree, an 80 screen in the wall and ps4 but a huge box , probably not.

    #54 6 years ago

    So if the world economy does start really rolling again I do see a shift in pinball ownership from the upper middleclass back to the middle middleclass much as it used to be. The wealthier will start buying more cars again and the middle class may be able to afford a pinball machine again.

    That theory only works if the middle class is in at 5-10k a machine

    2 weeks later
    #69 6 years ago

    I like cars and new pins but out of room and down to the pins I don't want to sell.

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