Being a collector operator for 7 1/2 years I've seen and learned a lot. I've bought, sold, traded, repaired and operated games. I've co-operated locations with bigger operators (mostly on accident), I've done tech work on some operators games and have helped to inspire bigger operators to buy new in box or lightly used newer games.
The point of this thread is to explain an opportunity. The point of this thread is to help collectors (of huo games) to conspire to sell their games as close to retail price to tradition operators. Yeah yeah there aren't many bigger operators that operate pinball or newer games but to me its an undertapped market.
Also, another idea is figuring out how to negotiate a collectors new machine towards operators older games. That is more difficult to figure out but possible I believe.
The bottom line is this...
Newer games are typically more reliable, earn better and help in the long run to have.