Quoted from benheck:
Pinball customers are rich, have the patience of Job, accept a lot of crap (like un-reinforced cabinets) and buy everything that comes out. So basically like Apple fans.
Why wouldn't a company try and find the ceiling of what they'll pay? Capitalism baby!
While I completely agree that Apple has been on a slow downward spiral since the death of their lord and master, Steve Jobs, I’m still using my 2007 iMac (first year with the metal case) with its original HD. I’ve maxed the RAM out and I can’t update beyond El Capitan but I don’t care. It runs smooth and I don’t have issues like my brother does with his PC. It’s kinda a game between us. We both bought our first computers around 2001 and he’s replaced his PC, at least, five times. I bought a Gateway PC in 2001. Replaced it with the iMac in 2007 and added a Mac Mini to my TV in 2010. Wiped them each maybe once or twice but never replaced the HD. Now devices like my iPhone or iPad have supplemented their hard use but Apple devices have saved me a lot of time and hassle in the long run.
The Beatles? I’ll Be 40 this year and they’ve been my favorite band since I was a kid. My first cassette from Wall To Wall Sound and Video was The Beatles 20 Greatest Hits. A slapped together comp done in the early 80’s. If Iron Maiden can sell all of its 500 LE’s before anyone even saw the art, The Beatles will have no problem. Their hard core fans are very rich and 15k is nothing.
Oh, and for the guy that asked about what was so special about 1964 just read some this: