Stern Delays.....


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#1051 1 year ago

Gb premium confirmed at logan

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#1052 1 year ago

Looks awesome! How was it?

#1053 1 year ago
Quoted from jrockne:

Looks awesome! How was it?

Played one ball, so far so good. The coin door is loose. Will check for ghosting

#1054 1 year ago

How did ball two go?

#1056 1 year ago

Ha pretty good. Live stream!

#1057 1 year ago

Follow me on IG @michaelpaulschmidt

#1058 1 year ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I thought Star Wars was supposed to be released this year. They should have just one more release left for this year right? SMVE, GB, PBR, ??

At best, SW at CES 2017. At this rate, probably more like Spring '17 + (Texas Pinball Festival) .. That's the latest rumors anyway.

#1059 1 year ago

Ghosting

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#1060 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

Maybe later in the year could mean they will be produced in November or December and are not on the schedule before then...I am just speculating.

The Pabst website mentions a 6-10 week delivery period. November and December is way beyond that.

#1061 1 year ago
Quoted from unigroove:

The Pabst website mentions a 6-10 week delivery period. November and December is way beyond that.

ahhh Didn't see that. Now I see why your the Journalist LOL....got me.

#1062 1 year ago
Quoted from Msch:

Ghosting

that really sucks. Hope this is some sort of early machine and the rest don't have this issue.

#1063 1 year ago

Could be this test one Stern made for Rocky Mountain Pinball show. That was over a month ago.

» YouTube video

#1064 1 year ago

The dream team is coming Lyman, Borgy and dd; I bet there game is the best title this year no contest

#1065 1 year ago
Quoted from musketd:

The dream team is coming Lyman, Borgy and dd; I bet there game is the best title this year no contest

Well Lyman and Borg did do "game of the year" for 2015 so I bet you'll be correct!

#1066 1 year ago

I'm finally fed up with Stern's delays. Cancelled my order for SMVE. Prepaid in early May thinking the games were in stock or would be shortly. Not the case. Then I get the word no production until August. Called my distributor a few days ago and he said no production until October. F that.... I'm out. My distributor understood and sent a refund. It doesn't help that Stern doesn't return emails or voice mails either. Maybe I'll just take the money and buy a new motorcycle instead...

#1067 1 year ago

UPDATE,just heard from my dealer(Gameroomguys),the GB/Les are still being built,and it will be well into September,for the Pre's to go out!!:(

#1068 1 year ago

you had me until you said this ...

Quoted from Foo:

Maybe I'll just take the money and buy a new motorcycle instead...

.

Why not pick another pinball machine from the 1000's of examples of the 1000's of titles available, rather than buying a motorcycle? Unless you really want a motorcycle, in which case, why were you looking at pinball machines? If your local contacts don't have what you want, there are other sources of games: distributers, Craigslist, Pinside Market, MrPinball etc.

#1069 1 year ago

Ordered a Met Pro in early May and was told late June . Now was told October so with all the playfield issues and delays i canceled . Going to just sit on the cash and wait it out to see what happens bummer

#1070 1 year ago

I wonder how much money STERN is losing over these delays - not only current but future sales with the loss of consumer confidence...

#1071 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Unless you really want a motorcycle, in which case, why were you looking at pinball machines?

If you own pinball machines... you always are looking for more/other pinball machines. If you own motorcycles... you are always looking for more/other motorcycles.

I guess I'm just pissed at Stern for taking the fun out of this purchase for me. I played the SMVE at MGC and absolutely loved it, sold a few games to get the cash for one, ordered and paid for one and then I'm told over and over just wait. Wait 6 months and then what... maybe wait some more? Lesson learned.

I still think it's a great game, but Stern needs to know that when they pull crap like this they will lose sales. I'm pissed so no sale.

Will I pick one up in the future? Maybe. Will a different pin pop up instead. Possibly. Could I blow the pin fund on a another cycle? Who knows.

#1072 1 year ago

entered in error!

#1073 1 year ago

Very profound,sudsy7,My thoughts as well!!

#1074 1 year ago
Quoted from plowpusher:

Ordered a Met Pro in early May and was told late June . Now was told October so with all the playfield issues and delays i canceled . Going to just sit on the cash and wait it out to see what happens bummer

Hmmmm... we must have gotten lucky. Ordered our Met Pro June 13th and it was delivered less than a month later.

It's really odd how these things work. I don't get it at all...

#1075 1 year ago
Quoted from JeffF:

Hmmmm... we must have gotten lucky. Ordered our Met Pro June 13th and it was delivered less than a month later.
It's really odd how these things work. I don't get it at all...

Probably depends on when your distributor put in their order with Stern.

#1076 1 year ago
Quoted from JeffF:

Hmmmm... we must have gotten lucky. Ordered our Met Pro June 13th and it was delivered less than a month later.
It's really odd how these things work. I don't get it at all...

The distro matters perhaps your distro ordered in March without waiting on future funds assuming someone would take it off his hand this time it was you while his distro did not place a order in till he received funds from customer in may.

#1077 1 year ago

I'd bet if you called multiple distros you could find a nib sitting somewhere

#1078 1 year ago
Quoted from Foo:

If you own pinball machines... you always are looking for more/other pinball machines. If you own motorcycles... you are always looking for more/other motorcycles.
I guess I'm just pissed at Stern for taking the fun out of this purchase for me. I played the SMVE at MGC and absolutely loved it, sold a few games to get the cash for one, ordered and paid for one and then I'm told over and over just wait. Wait 6 months and then what... maybe wait some more? Lesson learned.
I still think it's a great game, but Stern needs to know that when they pull crap like this they will lose sales. I'm pissed so no sale.
Will I pick one up in the future? Maybe. Will a different pin pop up instead. Possibly. Could I blow the pin fund on a another cycle? Who knows.

You may well have dodged a bullet with the current playfield issues. Buy a decent, used machine and wait for Stern to sort themselves out. Then you can sell the game you bought and buy NIB when they have ironed out the problems.

#1079 1 year ago
Quoted from stoptap:

You may well have dodged a bullet with the current playfield issues.

That came to mind as well. Good thinking...

#1080 1 year ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

Very profound,sudsy7,My thoughts as well!!

I like Sudsy's name and avatar...Thats gave me a smile. He should comment on every post by mistake and Pinside will be happier!

3 weeks later
#1081 1 year ago

Latest update on production received just now:

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Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

I am again writing to update you about our production plans. August was our largest month of production for a decade.

We plan to produce games or have in stock games as follows:

Available now in the USA

Star Trek Pro and Premium. Last call. Our license to manufacture is expiring.
Kiss all versions, but not many
WWE
TWD Premium

September in the USA

Ghostbusters Premium – fill many backorders
Spiderman VE – fill many backorders
TWD Pro – fill back orders, some more available
GOT Pro – fill most backorders
Whoa Nellie – fill backorders

October in the USA

Ghostbusters Pro – fill back orders, some more available
Ghostbusters Premium – fill most backorders
Spiderman VE – fill back orders, some available
Metallica Pro – fill back orders, some more available
Whoa Nellie – some available

November in the USA

Ghostbusters Premium – fill back orders, some more available
Metallica Premium Monsters – fill back orders, some available
GOT Pro and Premium - some available
Batman66 – LE’s and some Premium

Best regards

Gary

Gary Stern
President
Stern Pinball, Inc.

#1082 1 year ago

Would be nice if they also had a memo to the distributors related to expected code releases and resolution to issues laid out in a timeline.

3 weeks later
#1083 1 year ago

Stern production update:

Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen

As another month begins, I am updating our product availability. Remember-Christmas is fast approaching .

Our plans are:

Available Now:
Star Trek Pro and Premium. Last call. License is ending.
The Walking Dead: A few Pro and Premium. No more available this year
WNBJM A very few
Kiss : No Pro, but a few Premium and a few LE from band. No more available this year

October build:
Metallica Pro Filling back orders and more available
Ghost Buster Pro Filling back orders and more available
Ghost Buster Premium Filling many back orders

November:
Metallica Premium Fill back orders and some available
Game of Thrones Prem Fill back orders and a few available
Spiderman Vault Edition Fill back orders and a few available
Ghost Buster Prem Fill more back orders
Batman 66 LE and SLE, maybe a few Premium

December:
Game of Thrones Pro Some available
Ghost Buster Premium Complete backorders and a few available
Batman 66 Premium

Best regards

Gary

Gary Stern
President
Stern Pinball, Inc.

2 weeks later
#1084 1 year ago
Quoted from clg:

Stern production update:
Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen
As another month begins, I am updating our product availability. Remember-Christmas is fast approaching .
Our plans are:
Available Now:
Star Trek Pro and Premium. Last call. License is ending.
The Walking Dead: A few Pro and Premium. No more available this year
WNBJM A very few
Kiss : No Pro, but a few Premium and a few LE from band. No more available this year
October build:
Metallica Pro Filling back orders and more available
Ghost Buster Pro Filling back orders and more available
Ghost Buster Premium Filling many back orders
November:
Metallica Premium Fill back orders and some available
Game of Thrones Prem Fill back orders and a few available
Spiderman Vault Edition Fill back orders and a few available
Ghost Buster Prem Fill more back orders
Batman 66 LE and SLE, maybe a few Premium
December:
Game of Thrones Pro Some available
Ghost Buster Premium Complete backorders and a few available
Batman 66 Premium
Best regards
Gary
Gary Stern
President
Stern Pinball, Inc.

Where do you get this information? How can I sign up to get on that email list?

#1085 1 year ago
Quoted from nowakster:

Where do you get this information? How can I sign up to get on that email list?

No. You need to be a Stern distributor.

#1086 1 year ago

Still waiting for my GBLE here

#1087 1 year ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Still waiting for my GBLE here

Really? I'd be all over your distributor's ass on that one. Something doesn't add up.

#1088 1 year ago
Quoted from RobT:

Really? I'd be all over your distributor's ass on that one. Something doesn't add up.

Yeah I thought the LEs finished up production in September. I bet your distro has another game on order that isn't ready yet and Stern is holding your LE to save on shipping.

#1089 1 year ago

Charles. Hangin with you NE boys was the bees knees baby. My favorite crew. Never thought I'd say this, but I need to get to Nebraska. Chairs.

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