(Topic ID: 131273)

The use of the term "original" to justify higher price

By Hawkeyepin

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by jwilson
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    #1 4 years ago

    I've seen classic car arguments on pinside to defend or promote NIB or even higher prices for otherwise just "used" pins. A classic car is defined as being at least 20 years old. For pins built in 1996 or newer and NOT a stern, wouldn't it be better to focus on those being "original" because they are from a defunct company that won't ever produce them again? Consider if Saturn made a super popular model that was being rerun by Ford.

    #2 4 years ago

    Thankfully pinball hasn't gotten to the "Bloomington Gold" level of restoration and I hope it never does.

    I think it's more of an issue when someone tries to get back full retail pricing on all their mods when they sell. That's definitely something that doesn't happen in the car hobby.

    Ultimately condition is king in both worlds.

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