I noticed some distributors are price gouging toppers and hard to find new release games.I get it, the venders see a buyer flipping and turning a fast buck on games and toppers. They probably feel they deserve the extra cash over random people buying and selling.The only thing I can do is not buy anything from those venders and buy from the honest ones who sell for the suggested retail who are not sticking it to us. I found an Elvira topper from Nitro Pinball and paid $999.00 about a week ago. Game Exchange is pre-selling Turtles for the $999.00, as well as Led Zeplin and Advengers toppers for the normal retail. On Ebay a vender is selling Elvira toppers for $1500.00!!! I have seen other venders doing the same thing over the years.
I have never seen these guys gouging us and have bought games and parts from them. Kingpin, Marco, Game exchange, Nitro pinball,Trent (tiltamusements), Automated Services/Pinballs.com, and Game room guys.There are probably some I'm missing but any time I see a vender sticking it to us, I put them on my Do Not Buy from list.