(Topic ID: 222269)

Pinball Parts War 2018


By greatwichjohn

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by greatwichjohn
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    #1 1 year ago

    Interesting year with the big players going full out on each other. I know see that this will be the end of my parts supply in 2019. Had no idea CPR was going to start again with glass already produced by my contractor & myself for years using flatbed OCE uv inkjet printer. Same glass I do are also mostly done by BGresto when he started. It is very hard to get the superior UPS discount rates that CPR has with mass pinball parts production.

    My congrats to all the big players wanting to dominate the market. I have no problems winding down my part time business. People were surprised at Pintastic when I spoke of my interest to make my own pinball machines in 2019. Similar to classic early electronic Bally & Stern Pinball 1978 - 1982.

    I will be talking to my distributors about ending my supply. So it looks like my main focus is finishing a very limited run of Seawitch & Star Gazer playfields this year. John Greatwich - Great Pinball

    #2 1 year ago

    It was a fun run John. ! Onto other things.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    Interesting year with the big players going full out on each other. I know see that this will be the end of my parts supply in 2019. Had no idea CPR was going to start again with glass already produced by my contractor & myself for years using flatbed OCE uv inkjet printer. Same glass I do are also mostly done by BGresto when he started. It is very hard to get the superior UPS discount rates that CPR has with mass pinball parts production.
    My congrats to all the big players wanting to dominate the market. I have no problems winding down my part time business. People were surprised at Pintastic when I spoke of my interest to make my own pinball machines in 2019. Similar to classic early electronic Bally & Stern Pinball 1978 - 1982.
    I will be talking to my distributors about ending my supply. So it looks like my main focus is finishing a very limited run of Seawitch & Star Gazer playfields this year. John Greatwich - Great Pinball

    In all fairness, you were low volume and very long lead time. Having to contract out different aspects of your builds didn't help. Cpr does all the engineering in house.

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    #4 1 year ago

    Stern Classic Glass to USA only. Any same title I do (for many years now), & CPR will be priced matched (glass & shipping). I will end my production when my box sets are all gone. So far Seawitch, & Nineball have been announced by CPR.

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