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Fair Pinball Buying/Selling. What is considered good pinball etiquette?


4 years ago

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    “Is it ok to turn a big profit on selling a sought after pinball machine?”

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    #158 4 years ago

    I think there are two different conversations here. The used market for pins is entirely different than those putting money down on new pins. Free market for anything that isn't built anymore. Free market to anything pre release (think of every hot toy during holiday season), when supply is limited and someone has taken the time to hold and/or maintain a pin, it's there right in a free market to get whatever value they are willing to sell for. Yes prices have gone up, but right now it's a sellers market. If someone is patient, they will find a fair price for what they are looking for, or have to put some work into it. New machines are a different story, distributors are trying to get their hands on LE and Premium machines to service their customers. So putting a distributor at risk for cash is not an ethical practice IMO. There are always exceptions to anything. But we do live in a free market, and if someone doesn't want to pay asking price for a machine, so be it. The seller can lower their cost or wait for someone who is willing to pay the requested value. i see so many negative comments on FB and here for price police, if you don't like it...don't pay for it. Just my two cents.

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