(Topic ID: 19613)

Pinball price bubble -- MM as an example


By HeyYouSir

7 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by leonml
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“Predict the future of A list pinball prices”

  • They will continue to rise with no end in sight. ($30K for a MM someday!) 55 votes
    12%
  • They will continue to rise and then take a dip (Newer technology replacing old) 119 votes
    27%
  • They will stay about the same for a long time (Still out of reach for most) 171 votes
    39%
  • I don't want to think about it and enjoy the pins that I have. 44 votes
    10%
  • I don't care. 53 votes
    12%

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#203 7 years ago

your poll is flawed. You didn't give the option that the bubble will burst and prices will fall back down to a reasonable level. Which is going to happen and lots of people that bought out of pure rush, and threw loads of cash at games with the "gotta have it now" mentality, are going to lose their ass.

#207 7 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

You are assuming the people who bought games in this market gave a rats ass about resale. This isn't a house. And honestly it's not a collectable either. If you are buying a pin as an investment, you are a moron.
So is anyone going to "lose their ass"? Hardly. Anyone with a pinball machine has disposable income.

well when the prices of games are the same as prices of some houses. (you can find 10k houses around here), then your looking at resale long term. You'd be surprised at how many people buy stuff they can't afford and don't have disposable income for. Most of america lives on debt, so I bet you more machines are bought without disposable than you think.

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#253 6 years ago
Quoted from Honch:

It's funny to go back and read through the whole thread. The fact is, there never was a bubble, only a lack of classic B/W pins. Which apparently is going to be rectified shortly.

Actually we are in a bubble now. The definition of price bubble is basically, Prices double and triple within a very short period of time (less than a year). that's exactly what happened almost overnight. The bubble is bursting as many high end games are sitting around unsold.

#259 6 years ago

the display doesn't mean shit. Yea, DMD's were invented so who wants to play funhouse anymore? Throw that junk away. Whirlwind, banzai run....all garbage. DMD's made those obsolete.

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