Quoted from Ericpinballfan:
Lets face it, shipping pins blows.
Always try to find local.
If your that desperate for a title, than you pay to much and risk damage.
Really, you have to have it now?, i have to ship it now,...oh my grail pin, ill never see another in this good of shape.
Patience in pinball is key.
California - Population density 246/sq mile. 39 million people.
Alberta - Population density 16.5/sq mile. 4 million people.
In some locations, waiting for a local version of a game is not always feasible, just aren't as many people (so not as many games) around.