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Stern Star Trek now with over 35,030 Plays!


By Okarcades

4 years ago



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#501 10 months ago
Quoted from kcZ:

Looks better than many HUO pins out there.

True

#502 10 months ago

Numbers don't lie, you have a great location. Thanks for sharing.

#503 10 months ago

Fantastic also shows the game is not a flash in the pan.

#504 10 months ago

Game looks great. Looking at your earnings over the past few months, it would seem that the game isn't getting much play of late. At what point would you decide to rotate it out, or sell it for another piece of equipment?

#505 10 months ago

Where does a game get this much play.

#506 10 months ago
Quoted from BrianBannon:

Game looks great. Looking at your earnings over the past few months, it would seem that the game isn't getting much play of late. At what point would you decide to rotate it out, or sell it for another piece of equipment?

We have one great location and lots of mediocre locations. We will rotate it back to the best loca9after a few months. Gotta let all the other great games get a chance too!

#507 10 months ago
Quoted from lordloss:

You made 46k off a mega touch!?

yup, I was actually pretty shocked as well.... then I got used to it.
The patron brought his wife to the bar literally everyday, they sat at the same spot.
He gave her a handful of $1's, she played megatouch and he talked to his friends.
Guess it took a while before he figured out he could save a bunch of money by bringing in an IPAD.

it was nice while it lasted, Still a lot of older people that play them, so I haven't sold them yet.
The two that were making big bucks are only making 200-250 btwn. both now … still not bad for a couple megatouches.
JVL sucks btw, the one I have made like 17 bucks last month. I have a megatouch right next to it that makes 80-120.
For whatever reason people like those better.

#508 10 months ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

Bad punctuation. Wax on and wax off....where ever it is dirty. ie playfield, ramps or plastics.

I can't get over how clean it is. When you say wax on wax off, exactly what product(s) and method are you using?

#509 10 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

I can't get over how clean it is. When you say wax on wax off, exactly what product(s) and method are you using?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-star-trek-with-4938-plays-pics/page/2#post-3126224

#510 10 months ago

All that says is he waxes it once a month I'm trying to find out exactly what else he's doing to get these results it's crazy clean for so many plays.

#511 10 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

All that says is he waxes it once a month I'm trying to find out exactly what else he's doing to get these results it's crazy clean for so many plays.

I would also like to know. Game looks great!

#512 10 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

All that says is he waxes it once a month I'm trying to find out exactly what else he's doing to get these results it's crazy clean for so many plays.

Seriously. I just use a $5 can of carnuba turtle wax from the auto store. I just make sure to clean it everything I take the glass off.

#513 10 months ago

So are you saying all you do is put new wax on the playfield? Like you wax it, then next time you just put more wax on without using novus, naptha, or anything else?

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#514 7 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

So are you saying all you do is put new wax on the playfield? Like you wax it, then next time you just put more wax on without using novus, naptha, or anything else?

Correct. No reason to take wax off. The ball does that. And most people don't out naphtha or novus on their cars.

#515 7 months ago

Do the ball trails / dirt come off when you wipe the haze I guess?

#516 7 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Do the ball trails / dirt come off when you wipe the haze I guess?

I use P21S for the wax (which takes up the ball trail dirt), then take it off with a shop cloth, then buff it out with a wool pad on a cordless drill. Makes the playfield SHINE with not a lot of work.

The drill attachment and washable wool pad can be had cheap at harbor freight:
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-mini-polishing-and-buffing-kit-with-14-in-shank-4-pc-69335.html

2 months later
#517 5 months ago

Where are we at now with the play count?

#518 5 months ago

It has been two months, time for cleaning. Clean out the cash box and get play count too.

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#519 5 months ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

Where are we at now with the play count?

I'll check next time I go up for a service. The owner of the bar has been doing all the work.

Quoted from Spiderpin:

It has been two months, time for cleaning. Clean out the cash box and get play count too.

Hopefully within the next few weeks I'll make it up!

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#520 4 months ago

Nothing wrong since the last time we were there. Just a quick wax and we were done!

33,414 plays!!!

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#521 4 months ago

Love these updates!
And seeing games built to last the rigors of everyday play!

#522 4 months ago

Look at those earnings!

#523 4 months ago

If I ran into this game on route, I’d dump some dollars into it. Heck, I’ll dump dollars into anything on route. A nice working game is a rare thing out in the wild.

#524 4 months ago
Quoted from DaveH:

If I ran into this game on route, I’d dump some dollars into it. Heck, I’ll dump dollars into anything on route. A nice working game is a rare thing out in the wild.

That's the reason we take care of it! We also like to play games that play great! And we know everyone else does too. 1 broken feature can cut a games earnings in half!!!

#525 4 months ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

That's the reason we take care of it! We also like to play games that play great! And we know everyone else does too. 1 broken feature can cut a games earnings in half!!!

I went to arcade, some of the pins were so dirty and blown out that I couldn't play them. Had a ST premium looked like it was a total POS and TFLE was the same the PF was nearly black. yuck. Why have a pin on location it it plays horrible, I think that's a big reason pinball was dying on locations.

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#526 84 days ago

The only Pic I got!

34,683 plays

Broken target to the left of the ship and the right ramp where the ball drops Into the in lane was blown out so it fell down. A quick washer on that fixed it up and an $11 switch replacement was all it took this time!

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#528 83 days ago

Stern was getting a lot of heat years ago when I started this thread. I sure hope some people out there can use this to feel better about their purchase.

This game has easily paid for it self and barely lost any value.

It has held up just amazingly!

#529 83 days ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

Stern was getting a lot of heat years ago when I started this thread. I sure hope some people out there can use this to feel better about their purchase.
This game has easily paid for it self and barely lost any value.
It has held up just amazingly!

Stern Spike games is/are the question. I didn’t hear any complaining about the SAM reliability.

#530 82 days ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

It has held up just amazingly!

Because you have taken care of it. The work you’ve put into it is the reason it’s in such good shape. I used to play a ST near my work (before I owned one) that had a lot less plays and was a mess. When the operator cares, it shows.

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#531 42 days ago

Over 35k plays. Not a dang thing wrong again. It's a tank and stern should be proud! Playfield looks great. I hope that 4 years later the bad stern playfield complaints can be laid to rest.

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#533 41 days ago

Daymn... that spinner has taken some abuse.

#534 41 days ago

The Pro's are always the way to go.

#535 41 days ago

Very cool. I’m putting my Star Trek pro on route tomorrow!

#536 41 days ago
Quoted from Coz:

Very cool. I’m putting my Star Trek pro on route tomorrow!

It's a great earner!

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#537 14 days ago

Well we sold it today! Great game with a great life. Wanted to keep it to 100k plays but we passed it on to a new owner.

They got a great deal!

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#538 14 days ago

What’s next?

#539 14 days ago

What was the final game count?

#540 14 days ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

Well we sold it today!

What a journey.

#541 14 days ago

Sorry to see it go. It's been a fun journey.

#542 13 days ago

Final play count was 36,002! I forgot to snap a Pic but I looked.

Also the left flipper was flipped 2.7 million times and the right flipper was 3.4 million flips!

A combined total of over 6 million flips!!!

#543 13 days ago

Oh that is awesome! Are you going to document the new game too?

I should of done a better job with our Munsters and JP... pretty fun to see the game, broken parts, earnings vs plays!

#544 12 days ago

Sad to see this thread end.

How much did it sell for?

#545 11 days ago
Quoted from rai:

Sad to see this thread end.
How much did it sell for?

$3200. Needed a bit of work. Seemed like a low price but I thinks it's pretty fair for both sides

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#546 11 days ago
Quoted from Okarcades:

$3200. Needed a bit of work. Seemed like a low price but I thinks it's pretty fair for both sides

That was an EXTREMELY good deal. The buyer made out.

#547 11 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

That was an EXTREMELY good deal. The buyer made out.

With 36000 plays and the Op stating it needed work
I agree with him when he said it was a fair deal

#548 11 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

With 36000 plays and the Op stating it needed work
I agree with him when he said it was a fair deal

Meh. Don't get too hung up on the play count. The amount of documented work needed was mostly minor. I'd buy star trek pros at $3200 all day long in this condition. Could have easily got $3700-$3900. $3200 is an extremely good deal for the machine documented here.

#549 11 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Meh. Don't get too hung up on the play count. The amount of documented work needed was mostly minor. I'd buy star trek pros at $3200 all day long in this condition. Could have easily got $3700-$3900. $3200 is an extremely good deal for the machine documented here.

If one popped up near enough to me at that price I'd buy it too, you make a good point about being documented, I'm just saying it's a reasonable and fair deal, but nothing like this is popping up near me lol

#550 10 days ago

I concur, the game was still looking good for that many plays, and if you didn't see this documented thread or the recorded play count, it is a real good deal at 3200! I'd buy it

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