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Securing a Stern LE

By Jherre6

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    I have a friend who is crossing his fingers one of the next Stern games is a Back to the Future. This is his first pin, and me only buying used, have no idea what to tell him. He wants a limited edition as it will probably be the only one he gets. How does that work securing one, a stern specifically?

    I guess for my knowledge, what about other manufactures? I know some like spooky have clubs, or like Jersey Jack, you have to order on the button when released. Thanks for any input or advice as always!

    #2 9 months ago

    Recommend that he waits to see the game before dumping 9k into his “only” game. No one buys only one game. He could get two pros for the price of one LE.

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    #3 9 months ago

    Tell him if it does happen, it’s not one of Stern’s titles this year. If he wants a game this year, look into something else.

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    #4 9 months ago

    Jesus, BTTF would be amazing... never even thought of that one for a re-do!

    #5 9 months ago
    Quoted from Khabbi:

    Jesus, BTTF would be amazing... never even thought of that one for a re-do!

    Is this missing the sarcasm emoji?

    It's all people have been speculating about non-stop. They're getting their Deloreans and Mandolorians confused lol

    #6 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Is this missing the sarcasm emoji?
    It's all people have been speculating about non-stop. They're getting their Deloreans and Mandolorians confused lol

    LOL. nope. Chalk me up to not being on Pinside very much up until recently. Seriously.

    #7 9 months ago

    Your friend should talk to Stern distributors and tell them he wants a BttF LE if Stern releases one.

    #8 9 months ago

    He's a big BTTF nut, even has a delorean. He loves pinball, I just don't see him buying a ton of machines, and he'd really only be interested in this one if Stern does one.

    Pros are ok, but look at ghostbusters, sometimes the premiums and LEs are way cooler than the Pros.

    #9 9 months ago
    Quoted from Jherre6:

    He's a big BTTF nut, even has a delorean. He loves pinball, I just don't see him buying a ton of machines, and he'd really only be interested in this one if Stern does one.
    Pros are ok, but look at ghostbusters, sometimes the premiums and LEs are way cooler than the Pros.

    Premiums yes LEs not anymore

    #10 9 months ago

    Well thanks for all the remarks guys. I'll tell him to make some calls himself.

    #11 9 months ago

    I hope he gets it! That would be an awesome game to play! Best of luck!

    #12 9 months ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I hope he gets it! That would be an awesome game to play! Best of luck!

    Thanks for being nice!

    #13 9 months ago

    good luck, lists are already a mile long most places I've checked and the game is still nothing more than a rumor. If he really wants one, tell him to keep saving and buy one off a flipper if it happens.

    #14 9 months ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    good luck, lists are already a mile long most places I've checked and the game is still nothing more than a rumor. If he really wants one, tell him to keep saving and buy one off a flipper if it happens.

    Thanks. That’s the info I was asking. What lists?

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from Jherre6:

    Thanks. That’s the info I was asking. What lists? And how does he get on one?

    #16 9 months ago
    Quoted from Jherre6:

    Thanks. That’s the info I was asking. What lists? And how does he get on one?

    The lists of people interested in <game name here>. He calls a distributor, expresses interest, and asks to be put on the list. Every distributor is different. It’s up to him to convince the distributor he’s not a tire kicker.

    First time buyer I think that will be challenging. Worth a shot though! Stern has a list of authorized distributors on their website.
    https://sternpinball.com/buy-a-game/

    #17 9 months ago

    Distros have a repeat buyer clientele that outnumbers the measly allotment of LEs. Before you get a opportunity all the regulars would have to decline. If the game is leaked/announced be ready with a non refundable deposit on a premium so they know you're serious. Might be able to trade for a LE later if its a must have.

    #18 8 months ago

    Great info. Thanks guys!!!! I’ll pass it along.

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