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Pricing from Back in the Day


By Hogey

30 days ago



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  • Latest reply 29 days ago by Hogey
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    #1 30 days ago

    Picked up a beautiful jukebox today. Included with it was some paperwork. Found this price list from Alpha Amusements (1995/96) in Madison Hts MI. My how things have changed.

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    #2 30 days ago

    Batman forever is their most expensive game!

    #3 30 days ago

    I'd hate to be the person who bought Shaq Attack for $2800 and thought I was getting a good deal.

    #4 30 days ago

    Baywatch is more than addams family.
    Must be immamacuate with only 600 plays!

    #5 30 days ago

    Stargate and Freddy are still the same today

    #6 30 days ago

    ... and they were all still overpriced

    #7 30 days ago

    Yes, those are definitely retail prices from that time period. My guess is that those odd titles are priced higher than usual is because these games were newer titles in 1995/1996 and still had value for operators. No one had the benefit of time to know which title would become a classic and which one would become a dog.

    #8 30 days ago

    Those are high for that time period. JP was under a grand up until around 2008-2010. I bought a TAF in 2000 for $2200.

    #9 30 days ago

    I just called Alpha Amusements!! They still had the Funhouse for $1995! Sold!!!

    #10 29 days ago

    $3000 back then would be $5100 today so it's not like these games were that cheap. Still funny to think there was a time TZ, TAF, and FH were cheaper than a Shaq Attack.

    #11 29 days ago

    Everything has gone up

    Except for wages

    #12 29 days ago
    #13 29 days ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    $3000 back then would be $5100 today so it's not like these games were that cheap. Still funny to think there was a time TZ, TAF, and FH were cheaper than a Shaq Attack.

    TZ was considered a dog by operators back then because it was difficult to keep going, and consequently was VERY cheap. Take a look at old Replays and Playmeter to see what operators were charging each other for games if you want the true picture of what operators were really asking. Very few did retail back then.

    Doctor Who was $600 RETAIL all day in the mid-late 90s. Lots of them got parted out because people couldn't keep the mini playfield running.

    Also, I saw the thread title and was expecting 1950-1970 for the time frame of "back in the day", not the mid 90s! Wow I feel old.

    #14 29 days ago

    Hahaha it was back in the day for me...got my first pin in 1999

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