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Stern launches Insider Program


By westofrome

7 months ago



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    #46 7 months ago

    Early access to the newest games?

    Don't mean jack shit to me but for 30 bucks a year I can see that being a valuable service for some of you NIB LE-buying lunatics.

    If in fact, it's "early access to buy" games.

    #51 7 months ago
    Quoted from TreyBo69:

    It's pretty skeevy if this is all about charging people for the right to pre-pre-order

    Why? Lots of LE businesses are doing it. You can pay more for "presale" tickets for almost every big concert these days.

    #65 7 months ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    Would be interesting if they're willing to mess with their well-oiled LE sales system for $30/person. Even if it's just letting people cut the line for Pros, they're going to lose some early impulse-buys and it's hard to see how the math adds up. My uneducated guess is that "early access" just means you get to visit a website and see pics and streaming video a day or two before the rest of the pinball community.

    You are probably right.

    Even that meager service would probably generate a ton of $30 memberships.

    I've never met a group of people more crazed to be the first to know/see than pinsiders.

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    #184 7 months ago
    Quoted from pin2d:

    Just got my Stern Insider goodie box! For $30 tough to beat, got a shirt, a patch, and a lapel pin. Looking forward to seeing more info on it and seeing what this entails
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    I would say the box is the nicest part of the package!

    I guess the hoodie ain't bad.

    #205 7 months ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    Most modern Stern pros have little on the playfield to actually interact with the ball so probably not. Less on on the playfield = less to go wrong on route. That's also proven not to result in more route revenue though versus more featued packed games.

    My god..."less to interact with the ball."

    Last I checked there are scoops, pops, slings, and flippers on every Stern game.

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    #208 7 months ago

    Neo's been making wildly inaccurate predictions about pinball for about 15 years.

    I'm pretty sure he's the first guy I remember ranting about everybody overpaying and the bubble bursting.

    #245 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    I am a fanboy after all. But the difference between what you got 10 years ago and what you get today is a wider gap than the $800.

    10 years ago Stern was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and closing their doors forever was a real possibility. So obviously that business plan wasn't working out for them.

    Not sure if you noticed but Stern still makes - by far - the cheapest and most reliable commercial pinball machines. Everyone else costs more. So why not take it up with them? They are the ceiling, Stern is the floor.

    I don't see anybody ragging on Brawny paper towels for price when Bounty costs more!

    #258 7 months ago

    Am I the only one here who has more than enough pinball t-Shirts already?

    Any of you guys who've gotten stiffed from Stern, reach out, I'll send you one if it'll help smooth things over.

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