Yes we all know this but when you put it like this, it is somewhat amazing that the pin market can keep soaking up all these NIB's.
If you figure Stern did 10,000 pins last year and 12,000 this year, at an average selling price ("ASP") of $7,000 each, that's $84,000,000 in NIB gross revenue from Stern alone!
Greenhornet had this post in another thread. Not sure what any of this really means but one would think that the fat lady is tuning up and getting ready to sing on rising prices anyhow?
"if stern indeed produces 50 games a day and using $6000 as their avg NIB price [after adding shipping and a slight increase for factoring in LE pricing] that means the market must absorb an additional $900,000 worth of products every THREE days stern operates. the value of existing pinball inventory increases nearly ONE MILLION dollars every THREE days. where is that money going to keep coming from $6K at a time? i gather some of you have not experienced a 'collectibles' market where more and more 'collectibles' simply continue to be produced. its a good thing that outfits like JJP, CGC, and spooky arent getting their titles into the market place at an appreciable rate, otherwise you might see some effects even sooner. watching games like this DP, a TNA for 3 weeks at $6K, and houdinis @ well below MSRP sit are not encouraging signs. and this is assuming all current/future games produced are marketable successes/resellable. what happens when some suspect/not so hot titles hit the market?"
Not trying to be doom and gloom here but the cumulative effect of all these HIGH PRICED NIBS coming out by the thousands has to have some kind of negative effect eventually.