Quoted from LOTR_breath:
Anyone who thinks this is the big announcement at Comic-con is pretty short sighted. Tomorrow 9:30AM Pacific Time.
i'm praying your right!
Quoted from okgrak:
Who would bet that Stern already has a distribution agreement in place with Costco? Do you think a $3999 price tag would be too prohibitive to actually move these things in a Costco?
$4k is a shit ton for retail/impluse buy.
What else in costco compares at that price level? The biggest tv they carry perhaps?
Quoted from sataneatscheese:
Good point. Costco has 770 locations. Lets say they bring a pallet of 4 to each location, that's 3,000 machines at $4,000 each and $12,000,000 of revenue for an existing license, low/no art costs, low/limited programming, and a lightly modded existing layout.
I am really not a fan of the machine but there are some smart people working upstairs at Stern and I can see this making them some serious money.
Would they be reliable/rock solid "enough" for a home use, zero maintenance environment though?
The instant it stops working costco will get a returned machine. Remember costco's return policy is VERY generous.
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