Quoted from dotEXE:
You've got the worst tunnel vision I've seen here yet. You can't even read a comment before turning around and attacking.
You clearly just want blood.
Here ya go. I have new advice based on a revised understanding of your needs. Please, I advise everyone, as an MBA with a half-finished PhD in economics. Go spend your entire life savings to attempt to regain your deposits. Regardless of the severity of the deposit, be it $250 or $100,000. Drop everything, spare no expense. I assure you it's worth your time, effort, loss of revenue, and shortened life expectancy.
I'm sorry, is that more what you wanted? Way to absolutely turn a neutral party against yourself.
Your assumption of the low dollar amount on deposits for these games is incorrect, which is why you're getting some opposition to what you're saying.
I've seen people mention they were in for anywhere between $2500 and $50k--maybe more with some distributors buying multiple machines.
If I only had a $250 deposit in the ring, sure, I'd probably just walk away. But for most people, they had much, much more skin in the game.