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Stern Bashing. Justified?


By erak

1 year ago



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    #457 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    So those that want to bitch about stern quality. Through the years, B/W had their share of quality issues that cause problems down the road too. All manufacturers did. The only difference is. Operators bought the games and didn't bitch about every little thing all the time like at home collectors do. granted, some things are justified to bitch about. but some of the little stupid shit some of you guys bitch about is just ridiculous.

    That's part of the price of doing business when your focus market shifts to the home collector and you charge $15k for a pin. The moment they began tagging pins with "Collector's Edition" why would they expect anything different?

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    #609 1 year ago

    Danke.

    #645 1 year ago
    Quoted from smassa:

    How much do you think it Costs JJP or Spooky to Make pinball machines?

    More than Stern.

    #654 1 year ago
    Quoted from smassa:

    And who do you feel has the most overhead involved in building games?

    In absolute dollars, Stern and it's not close.

    On a per unit produced basis, which is what matters, Stern is at the bottom and it's not close.

    #667 1 year ago
    Quoted from smassa:

    Don't agree with this at all. Maybe if every title they sold was a major hit. Sometimes they run into a Game like Mustang, WWE, Rolling Stones or any other game that doesn't sell well. They probably employ 10 times as many people as the other companies combined. They have a game that doesn't sell well it hurts their bottom line & so when they end up with a hit they can make up for titles that done sell as well as anticipated.
    Bottom line if you don't like the prices quit your crying & don't buy any. But i'm tired of crybabies (won't name any names but people know who) telling us what we should or should spend our money on.

    Stern is the only one that could 100% survive two bad titles in a row at this point. Due to the fact that they have the efficiencies and volume to offset it. If something doesn't sell well it is not stopping their production lines and they aren't sitting on inventory because there's such a thing as planning. They would simply move back to producing more machines that are still in demand.

    No other manufacturer has that advantage. Who has more overhead, Walmart or the mom and pop store down the street? Who can sell and source at a lower price? What is your actual contention here?

    #686 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    It's also bullshit but who's counting

    Between all the horse and bull, I'm losing track of my shits in this thread.

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