Quoted from Whysnow:
I meant specifically the container games I have seen that have come from the most recent MI containers. Maybe I have just seen the bottom of the barrel
Well, you are seeing things that are being purchased by people that live many, many, many hours away. Typically, if you are going to invest 10 hours of driving time, it's because you've found something stupidly cheap.
If you're getting the cheapest game out of a container...then, yeah...it might be the one that has the most issues. (Same is true if you are getting the cheapest domestic game from an operator).
Like, that RoadShow above. It's cheap. (Heck...I could probably part it out for more). The playfield has wear, and it will need significant attention. That game, however, is not representative of all container games...yet at that price, it is an attractive pin that will appeal to a larger market looking for something that'll fit their budget. If it was purchased by a buddy of yours and dragged back to Wisconsin, you may use it as validation for your belief that "all container games are turds" ....which I believe is an unfair assessment.
But, again...I'm not looking to change your mind, and I'm certainly not trying to misrepresent anything.