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Waiting / Pricing / Questions for NIB Thread

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    #101 3 months ago

    I had a JP prem order in before the price increases were announced. Was supposed to arrive Q1 2022. Distro called me and told the the price was going up but I could back out and get my deposit refunded in full so I did. Found another distro that could get me in the December 2021 run but I have a feeling it’s getting pushed back and I’ll have to deal with the price increase again and I’ll probably back out of it…..

    #102 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pot8er:

    I had a JP prem order in before the price increases were announced. Was supposed to arrive Q1 2022. Distro called me and told the the price was going up but I could back out and get my deposit refunded in full so I did. Found another distro that could get me in the December 2021 run but I have a feeling it’s getting pushed back and I’ll have to deal with the price increase again and I’ll probably back out of it…..

    Yeah, I’d think it’s the same runs. I’m in a similar boat with Deadpool prem. Could be pushed to Jan and I’m out if it does

    #103 3 months ago
    Quoted from Happy81724:

    Yeah, I’d think it’s the same runs. I’m in a similar boat with Deadpool prem. Could be pushed to Jan and I’m out if it does

    Yup same. Shame I’ll have to back out again but I can’t justify paying $1200+ more for a game for no reason.

    #104 3 months ago

    Yea,not looking good for me as far as dodging the 1,200 increase. I'll know by tomorrow,and if I do have to pay the increase,I'll have to cancel my order.

    #105 3 months ago
    Quoted from ralphs007:

    Yea,not looking good for me as far as dodging the 1,200 increase. I'll know by tomorrow,and if I do have to pay the increase,I'll have to cancel my order.

    Does anyone know of a good distributor that might have a Munsters color premium? My distributor said he won't get my back ordered Munsters until sometime next year after the price increase. This is my first NIB pin, but I'm not going to pay 1,200 more for something I ordered over 6 months ago. The same with the Iron Maiden i didn't get either. Thanks for any help, you can DM me if you know of anyone.

    #106 3 months ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead1550:

    Does anyone know of a good distributor that might have a Munsters color premium?

    Give Mike a call at Automated Services. https://www.pinballsandgames.com/

    LTG : )

    #107 3 months ago
    Quoted from ralphs007:

    Yea,not looking good for me as far as dodging the 1,200 increase. I'll know by tomorrow,and if I do have to pay the increase,I'll have to cancel my order.

    Fingers crossed for you! Let us know if you hear back!

    #108 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Give Mike a call at Automated Services. https://www.pinballsandgames.com/
    LTG : )

    Thanks I'll give them a call!

    #109 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinballjah:

    I asked Stern about the $200 price increase and they told me it was not them but the distributor. Not much I can do about it if I want to have good service from the distributor while the game is under warranty. That would be my biggest worry, shitty service if I was to complain about the price increase. Got you by the balls basically.

    Not sure what I was told by Stern is true. All of the NIB Iron Maidens on Pinside seem to be at the new $6,199 price, which is what I was charged. So this seems to be a price dictated by Stern. Any distributors want to confirm where the $200 price increase came from? I was originally quoted $5,999 back in July for the new IM Pro. I think the new price starting on January 1st will be $6,699 for a Pro. Thank you.
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    #110 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinballjah:

    Not sure what I was told by Stern is true. All of the NIB Iron Maidens on Pinside seem to be at the new $6,199 price, which is what I was charged. So this seems to be a price dictated by Stern. Any distributors want to confirm where the $200 price increase came from? I was originally quoted $5,999 back in July for the new IM Pro. I think the new price starting on January 1st will be $6,699 for a Pro. Thank you.
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    I was under the impression that the “small increase” in price between Godzilla’s release and January 1st was for the added QR Reader, and the large increase after January 1st was due to their “across the board” prince increase.

    #111 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinballjah:

    Not sure what I was told by Stern is true. All of the NIB Iron Maidens on Pinside seem to be at the new $6,199 price, which is what I was charged. So this seems to be a price dictated by Stern. Any distributors want to confirm where the $200 price increase came from? I was originally quoted $5,999 back in July for the new IM Pro. I think the new price starting on January 1st will be $6,699 for a Pro. Thank you.
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    I heard all games starting October 1st got a price increase for the stern insider connect and then the big price increase starts in January, but from what I've been hearing none off the new games have the insider connect in them yet, so who knows.

    #112 3 months ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead1550:

    I heard all games starting October 1st got a price increase for the stern insider connect and then the big price increase starts in January, but from what I've been hearing none off the new games have the insider connect in them yet, so who knows.

    Mine didn't and I was forced to pay the new price. Also the games advertised on Pinside at the new price don't have it either.

    #113 3 months ago
    Quoted from pinballjah:

    Mine didn't and I was forced to pay the new price. Also the games advertised on Pinside at the new price don't have it either.

    Looks like Stern snuck in an extra price increase for nothing, which sucks.

    #114 3 months ago

    Looks like JP2 premiums have all slipped to 2022. What a bummer. With the price hike, I am definitely going to wait for a used one.

    #115 3 months ago

    Anyone heard when the Elvira Premium Run is happening?

    #116 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinash:

    Looks like JP2 premiums have all slipped to 2022. What a bummer. With the price hike, I am definitely going to wait for a used one.

    Seems like all the used ones as much as new WITH the price increase.

    #117 3 months ago
    Quoted from Concretehardt:

    Anyone heard when the Elvira Premium Run is happening?

    I heard a rumor from my distributor that said Stern might come out with a special edition Elvira next year. I don't know if it's true, and if it is, god knows how much they will ask for it.

    #118 3 months ago

    I’m thinking about getting a PB Alien. Anyone know what the wait time is on that?

    #119 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinash:

    Looks like JP2 premiums have all slipped to 2022. What a bummer. With the price hike, I am definitely going to wait for a used one.

    Yeesh, feel lucky to have picked up a used one for 6.5k this summer

    #120 3 months ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    Yeesh, feel lucky to have picked up a used one for 6.5k this summer

    Prem. for 6500 is a good deal. Congrats

    #121 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pot8er:

    Fingers crossed for you! Let us know if you hear back!

    Thanks for crossing your

    Quoted from ralphs007:

    Yea,not looking good for me as far as dodging the 1,200 increase. I'll know by tomorrow,and if I do have to pay the increase,I'll have to cancel my order.

    The distributor said I'll only have to pay the 200.00 increase for the QR reader.I hope this is true,but I'm a little skeptical,so I'm holding off on buying any mods for this game.
    I did buy a topper before the price increase was announced,but I shouldn't have any problems selling it if I do cancel my order.

    #122 87 days ago

    Alien’s shipping out in November

    #123 84 days ago

    My distributor called this afternoon to let me know my Mando accessories were in, which is great, except that I don't have a game to put them on yet. And the latest is that the premiums might get pushed past December which equals an extra $1,000. Can't say I'm surprised.

    #124 83 days ago
    Quoted from KSP1138:

    My distributor called this afternoon to let me know my Mando accessories were in, which is great, except that I don't have a game to put them on yet. And the latest is that the premiums might get pushed past December which equals an extra $1,000. Can't say I'm surprised.

    Seems like everything is being pushed back past December and after the price increase, yet they have time and parts to release the new JP the "pin", it's sad indeed.

    #125 83 days ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead1550:

    Seems like everything is being pushed back past December and after the price increase, yet they have time and parts to release the new JP the "pin", it's sad indeed.

    I wish this was true,but I think Godzilla bumped JP into 2022 ?

    #126 83 days ago
    Quoted from ralphs007:

    I wish this was true,but I think Godzilla bumped JP into 2022 ?

    No not the regular JP, look on Stern's site, they just released 'JP the pin" which is the cheaper home version. I heard the normal JP has been pushed back till 2022.

    #127 83 days ago

    I’m hoping Stern will run the next batch of Elvira premiums with the newly announced anniversary additions hopefully in December.

    #128 83 days ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead1550:

    Seems like everything is being pushed back past December and after the price increase, yet they have time and parts to release the new JP the "pin", it's sad indeed.

    I agree. I was trying to stay positive on this given their supply chain and labor issues. However, I am now convinced their incentive to build my DP and Mando at the lower price before end of year is low. Stern just released Godzilla, then shortly after JP "The Pin" and now another limited edition run of Elvira. If they can manufacture all of those prior to end of year, I can no longer subscribe to the supply chain excuse. In general, these pins use a majority of the same parts and no one can convince me that they can get all the parts for a Godzilla but not get all the parts for pins that they have already been producing prior.

    #129 83 days ago
    Quoted from Insanity199:

    I agree. I was trying to stay positive on this given their supply chain and labor issues. However, I am now convinced their incentive to build my DP and Mando at the lower price before end of year is low. Stern just released Godzilla, then shortly after JP "The Pin" and now another limited edition run of Elvira. If they can manufacture all of those prior to end of year, I can no longer subscribe to the supply chain excuse. In general, these pins use a majority of the same parts and no one can convince me that they can get all the parts for a Godzilla but not get all the parts for pins that they have already been producing prior.

    This pretty much sums up my thoughts.

    If you want to go into conspiracy theory territory you might think they are still building the backordered pins, stashing them wherever they have room, and waiting for them to become more profitable after Jan. 1. And the pinball expo Stern factory tour on Thursday is now virtual.

    #130 82 days ago

    Looks like the Deadpool Premium I had ordered has been pushed from December till next year. I need to decide if I want to pay the extra $900 or just cancel my order. Frustrating....

    #131 82 days ago
    Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

    Looks like the Deadpool Premium I had ordered has been pushed from December till next year. I need to decide if I want to pay the extra $900 or just cancel my order. Frustrating....

    I guess that means I can expect the same bad news. Definitely frustrating...

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    #132 73 days ago

    Groundbreaking, revolutionary, and fully thought out idea that can't possibly have any drawbacks (tm):

    Would it help or hurt Stern to keep a "big picture" production schedule available "as is" to the public? If everyone accepts that it's inevitable/likely that the schedule will periodically change and things will get delayed, isn't it better to make sure all your consumers and distributors have the same information?

    As for unannounced titles that might be on that schedule, it's not exactly a secret that they're working on new machines we don't know about. Their release schedule is also somewhat predictable anyway.

    Quick examples:
    - If I see that Deadpool premiums aren't going to be run until, say, August 2022, I might ask my distributor to put me on a list now so I can start socking away the $$ for it.
    - If I've got a pocket full of cash and I'm feeling squirrely, and I just so happen to notice there's a big run of Godzilla's in a few weeks, that might give me a kick in the pants to start asking around for distributors with available allocation. Without that production schedule knowledge, would I still make that impulse buy?

    I get that Stern is already sold out far in advance regardless of what consumers know about their schedule, so this is likely of zero benefit to them.. but why keep that information back for distributors only?

    EDIT: Maybe a suggestion for the customer-focused distributor... create a mailing list for folks to subscribe to where you only send out production schedule news/updates. Then you don't have to field questions from every individual who emails you asking for the latest news. Everyone wins!

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