(Topic ID: 249187)

Pinball Center in Germany not Shipping to U.S.A.


By Torre

8 months ago



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  • 11 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 months ago by EdHess
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    #1 8 months ago

    The only place I can find replacement plastics for my Apollo 13 is from Pinball Center in Germany but their websites states they do not ship to the United States.
    Does anyone know why they would not ship to the largest pinball market in the World?

    #3 8 months ago

    Reach out to Zitt
    I believe he has the ability to make this happen, he orders a few times a year.
    -Mike

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinballcenter-parts-needed

    #4 8 months ago
    Quoted from Torre:

    The only place I can find replacement plastics for my Apollo 13 is from Pinball Center in Germany but their websites states they do not ship to the United States.
    Does anyone know why they would not ship to the largest pinball market in the World?

    Yes, go to great Pinsider Zitt, hes building list now for late Aug order.
    To answer your question about not selling to largest market, good ol USA....
    I believe, now Im about 99% sure of this answer.....PPS sent C&D letter to them. Maybe they were not paying the license fee.
    I made about 10 orders from them and they where always great stuff. Then the hammer came down about 2 years ago.
    In Rick's defense (I know odd), if your selling the stuff you should pay the small fees. IMO
    I buy from anybody that has my part. That simple, I have purchased from Everybody... really everybody that sells a part I need. There is no loyalty for the fact I need a part to fix or restore a game.

    #5 8 months ago

    Thank you all for the replies.
    I like the mail forwarding idea.
    I'll see what I can do.

    #6 8 months ago

    Torre,
    You should really consider getting in on my group buy:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinballcenter-parts-needed

    I'll be ordering on behalf of my customers the first part of Sept.

    #7 8 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    I believe, now Im about 99% sure of this answer.....PPS sent C&D letter to them. Maybe they were not paying the license fee.

    Maybe; I didn't get that impression - but I didn't ask.
    A license fee for generic parts makes no since and really isn't legitimate anyway.
    For art-based products; then art is copyrighted - so that makes since. But for pop bumper bodies, drops without art; etc. Most things have expired patents anyway.

    #8 7 months ago

    I'm thinking about it. Looks like the set is $190 USD plus shipping. Ouch.
    I only need two pieces to replace broken ones I have. I can't believe no one has tried to make these domestically.
    I'll be in touch.
    Thank you

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from Torre:

    I only need two pieces to replace broken ones I have. I can't believe no one has tried to make these domestically.

    Did you look at Pinball.Center's full site? I know in some cases; they do break sets apart and sell individual plastics. I don't know if they do that for the game you're talking about. The reason for domestically is given above.

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Did you look at Pinball.Center's full site? I know in some cases; they do break sets apart and sell individual plastics. I don't know if they do that for the game you're talking about. The reason for domestically is given above.

    I looked. It's for Apollo 13 which is prone to broken plastics with the 13 multiballs.
    I have thought about this today and since I only have two plastics (which are broken) to be replaced, I am considering making my own.
    If I do I will post the results to the forum.
    Thanks again.

    #11 7 months ago

    Email them how to set up a forwarding shipper for shipping to the USA.i bought some plastics from them that I could not get in the states. They told me the link to set this up.

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