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Pinballz is a great arcade but...


By jackd104

6 years ago



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    #51 6 years ago

    The purpose of amusement licenses is to get you in front of the town and public for approval, not for revenue. They add in the fee to cover the "administrative costs" of doing so. Some make this fee absurdly high in order to discourage amusement devices (I've seen as high as 200/machine/year). Many towns (at least here in MA) will require that you put a public notice in the newspaper, as well as have a public hearing before you can get a license.

    Lets face it - pinballs are noisy, and decades ago they attracted teenagers and loitering. I can understand the noise aspect - if I'm operating an art studio and a pinball arcade moves in next door to me, that's not really fair is it? Commercial real estate isn't normally built with soundproofing in mind.

    In MA it doesn't matter if you're a retail establishment or an arcade. If you have an amusement machine that is available for the public to play, even if it's for free, then it requires a license.

    #52 6 years ago

    Okay, they've officially lost their mind IMO.

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    #53 6 years ago
    Quoted from generica:

    D&D not the latest. Batman de sold since

    Wow. They wanted $3500 for it and it was beat pretty good. I guess mine is officially for sale at $3K then if someone wants to pay that much for them....

    #54 6 years ago
    Quoted from phalcon_2600:

    I could be wrong, but I don't think I saw any Texas operator permits on the games. In Texas it costs about $60 for a permit for one game. So I'm thinking the games being for sale is a loop hole. If all the games are for sale then Pinballz is a showroom for potential buyers. Players are test driving games before buying them. So therefore no Texas operator permits are required. Pinballz puts stupid high prices on them so they won't sell, but so they don't have to buy permits. Is my thinking correct on this?????

    I believe you are correct. In my old shop we were not allowed to display neon signs in any windows unless they were for sale. An old town ordnance. So we put price tags on them and we were ok to display them.

    #55 6 years ago
    Quoted from generica:

    D&D not the latest. Batman de sold since

    I feel sorry for whoever bought that Batman DE.

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