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    “Pinball prices will ______ in 2023”

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    #51 34 days ago
    Quoted from luckymoey:

    I wouldn’t count on a real pullback when things ease. It’s an ultra niche market so timing pricing is even more of a roll of the dice.

    I would because if there is a recession everything is coming down. Remember a lot of people are paying crazy prices for everything from lake houses, boats, to collector cars because the market is HIGH! People are making a lot of money off the market when or if the market crashes with the economy people will pull back.

    Even Biden is saying the economy is headed for a recession therefore asking for 3.5 trillion and raising debt ceiling to stave off the inevitable. When the market crashes everything is heading back to earth. As the old saying goes what comes up must come down. I hope things stabilize without a recession but who knows everything is out of control.

    #52 34 days ago

    But did the pinball prices go down at all even when we were in a recession? I only joined this hobby in 2015

    #53 34 days ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    But did the pinball prices go down at all even when we were in a recession?

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    #54 34 days ago

    No they didn’t. We’ve been watching this same conversation play out over and over for 20 years. This hobby attracts a base that is pretty recession resistant: a lot of professionals and discretionary income. Things might stagnate, but the secondary market doesn’t crash and the NIB stuff doesn’t drop in price.

    #56 34 days ago

    @op
    But please dont forget about the, when will this bubble burst? Question.
    You are realy missing out in this topic without it!

    #57 34 days ago

    Wait. OP has 29 pins and is waiting on an Ultraman and a Godzilla LE currently? Is this a complaint about the squalid conditions of his ivory tower, or more of a fear that the company at the yacht club is going to thin out? I can’t figure it.

    #58 34 days ago

    How the hell do you get 29 pins in a trailer? He must have an extension...

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    #59 34 days ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    But did the pinball prices go down at all even when we were in a recession? I only joined this hobby in 2015

    Prices have slightly dipped before but when Obama was President things got really stagnant and it was harder to sell games at decent prices. I sold my AFM Le for $7500 with invisiglass and it actually sat for a day or two. Pretty crazy to think about especially since one just sold for $13000

    #60 34 days ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    Prices have slightly dipped before but when Obama was President things got really stagnant and it was harder to sell games at decent prices. I sold my AFM Le for $7500 with invisiglass and it actually sat for a day or two. Pretty crazy to think about especially since one just sold for $13000

    LOL Obama made it hard to sell games?!

    #61 34 days ago

    I have no idea how you are going to continue on with only 29 games. Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.

    #63 34 days ago

    Inflation.

    #64 34 days ago

    I thought we were talking about an anti-freeze themed pinball.

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    #66 34 days ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    LOL Obama made it hard to sell games?!

    I bought my first pin in 2013 and people were talking about high prices and bubbles even then, so I must have blinked and missed the “really stagnant” pin market. But it was obviously the president’s fault that used games still sold for less than NIB games at that time.

    #71 34 days ago

    I’ve never understood adding pins to your collection that you don’t even have yet. Like OPs GZLE and UM.

    Also noticed OP has ducked out and prolly regrets starting this thread…

    #72 34 days ago

    Once this poor guy gets his Ultraman and GZLE he's definitely done, out for good, not buying anything else, probably, maybe, unless it's something cool of course.

    #73 34 days ago
    Quoted from Wmsfan:

    I’ve never understood adding pins to your collection that you don’t even have yet. Like OPs GZLE and UM.

    I can see both sides of it, but once I have a confirmed order and have made a deposit I add it to my collection.

    #74 34 days ago

    I too love to complain about money when my toy room is worth 6-figures. How will I afford to buy my son Gunarr his own yacht? He'll be the laughing stock of Harvard!

    #75 34 days ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    He'll be the laughing stock of Harvard!

    My son is the laughing stork at The University of The Incarcerate Word.

    #76 34 days ago

    Well atleast we don't have to deal with the pinball is not an investment crowd for awhile.

    #77 34 days ago

    Based on all this collectables talk. Are late 80's / early 90's baseball cards still worthless?

    #78 34 days ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    Based on all this collectables talk. Are late 80's / early 90's baseball cards still worthless?

    Yes,

    I liked baseball cards as a kid. My son is into them now. The late 80s and early 90s set is now referred to as the, "Junk Wax" era in the baseball card hobby. You can still buy NIB 1989 Donrus complete sets for under $10.

    #79 34 days ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. You have the best username on the internet and nobody will ever top it. That said, radical is rad and hopefully this will be last time I ever disagree with you because it makes me feel weird!

    I dunno man. That guy named Nibbles with the tiny chipmunk avatar is right up there. I can never take him seriously.

    #80 34 days ago

    Pinball machines are commodities, they hold their value. Actually they often appreciate beyond the rate of inflation. Addams Family for around $3,300 at launch? Seems like it held that price range for a very long time. A restored one now by High End Pins now fetches $15,000. A nice player's condition one can be had for around $8,000. $3,300 in 1992 is about $6,400 in today's money.

    #81 34 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I thought we were talking about an anti-freeze themed pinball.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Hold on now! AWHAA? Dream theme! I'll take an LE! WHATEVER YOU'RE ASKING IT'S NOT ENOUGH!

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