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Sterns home Star Wars

By vidgameseller

88 days ago

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#183 88 days ago

It was funny, in the same vein as "pull my finger" and "made you look" is funny. When you're 12.

#300 87 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

They are not creating a new market. They are placing the home edition where the Pro was and just jacking up the price of the rest. Profit 101. Let’s not make our pins better quality when we can just make some of even less quality which will in turn make the others look better?

I'm not a buyer for the home edition, but to say it doesn't create a new market is just plain wrong. Why? Cuz there isn't anything else out there for a fully featured pin that sells for the same or less. There hasn't been a NIB MSRP of $4500 dollars for a "Pro" level machine in a decade. It isn't like last month Stern jumped the price of the Pro and then tossed the home edition into the mix. People longing for the "I bought a TSPP NIB in 2003 for $3300!!!!!!" need to look at their calendars, realize that was over 15 years ago and move on.

As for quality, I am kind of tired of this dead horse. Things have been stripped out for sure, trying to maximize profit. Stern almost went belly up in 2008. That means, they were the opposite of profitable. Obviously stuff had to change. Regardless they can still produce a pin that is fun to play, costs less than all of their competition and can hold up to tens of thousands of plays on route and then be sold for 2/3 of the original purchase price.

Would I like their pins to all cost $2000 less? Yep, but I realize there are business realities going on that make that difficult.

#307 87 days ago
Quoted from treborlicec:

It wasn't quite that long ago. I paid 4500 shipped for my Metallica Pro in 2014. It does suck that the same game today is 5600 (maybe a few hundred better if you have a good relationship with a distributor). I think this SW home pin is good looking and looks fun.

If you just look at MSRP, my statement stands, at least according to the historical pricing thread. I agree, it does suck that "to the door" prices have gone up so much, part of being in the hobby when it is growing rather than shrinking I guess. Try adding that price increase to a low currency and then you really feel pain.

Oh, 2011, with your lower pin prices and at par dollar, how I miss you.

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