Quoted from wlf_:
Stern doesn't sell used pinballs, they sell NIB. This release isn't geared toward someone into pinball enough to hunt down a used machine.
Several comments here... i know they only sell new games. What I'm saying is a used PRO is just slightly more than this home version. What I'm saying is the 3 to 5k pinball market is the used market, and there is no need for slimmed down games into that market.
It's geared toward a much much more casual market, who is at one of those pool table/outdoor furniture/game room places
again i'm saying you can buy a used one from facebook, ebay, or craigs list for less than this home version.
... those folks were never gonna seek out a used pin, which may have service issues, wear and tear, etc.
I'm saying there isn't a market for this at all... the market for cheaper pins is used pins. Pinball isn't that popular okay its very niche, you don't create a new market by creating a game that is essentially the same price as a really nice used model.
They are too casual to plop down 7k for a NIB, but they may buy a more simple, slightly cheaper, less chance of breakdown NIB pin... thus, this release.