No. Three years ago you could get a good machine for under a hundred bucks. Sure, you would pay at least $200 for a Medieval Madness, but that was an amazing game. There were only like 12 people in the hobby at that time, and we just kept trading games with each other. But then in 2019 a bunch of new people came in. They started adding $20 when they would wax the machines. And then the next person said "If they can get $20 for a coat of wax, then I can get $40 for TWO COATS of wax". That was the beginning of the great Wax War of 2019. All of a sudden there were three, four, and even 10 coats of wax on a game. That was adding $200 JUST FOR THE WAX!!! But then Kaneda showed up, and he started stiffing people. He was charging $20 for each coat of wax... but he was charging for 10 coats, while only putting on two. And he was getting away with it!
And that brings us to 2020, the great wax pandemic. Everybody stayed inside, and just kept waxing themselves silly. All of a sudden games ended up with 290 coats of wax!!!!! You would still be paying $200 for the game, but the cost of that many coats of wax brought us to this mess. THAT is why games are $6000 now.
And whos fault is it?