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***** " THE~NEXT~STERN~PIN " *****

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#20201 8 months ago
Quoted from chad:

I know it is stating Jurassic Park Premium....
Had been planning on getting a Premium Godzilla (if it is really being made) , but at a cost of $8595 that will be an easy pass. I remember Star Trek LE's shipped to me in 2013 were $7800.00 .

Let's remember the days when a NIB Spiderman could be had for as little as $3300 in 2007...

#20202 8 months ago

everything is going up right now including Sterns cost to build/ship the games. Im sure theres some more profit in there for them as well, but I get it. Im hoping a small portion of this goes to increased bom for more stuff as well(doubt it).

#20203 8 months ago

The prices for the used machines goes up when this happens. The used sterns always sell for only about 10 to 15 percent under new anyway. You people saying you will just buy used now doesn't divert the problem. Big deal you are saving 10 maybe 15 percent on the good titles.

#20204 8 months ago
Quoted from rai:

I have a Stern Potc before they made pro/premium/LE and it came with extended side rails to cover the flipper buttons.

Back then the shitty cab artwork rubbed off in a few hundred games. The current cab decals are a lot more durable. Even still it would be nice if they came with the extended rails.

#20205 8 months ago

If I was Stern, I would be seriously trying to sell the business right now!

#20206 8 months ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

If I was Stern, I would be seriously trying to sell the business right now!

I’d buy them. Open up another regular shop and a warranty shop. I would then do you like car manufacturers and make certain titles at one shop and other titles at another and then alternate releases. The warranty shop would be used to cut out distributors. And I would up charge greatly to ship pens with mods already installed. “Don’t tear me up too bad lol”

#20207 8 months ago

What’s so frustrating is paying 1k more for JP Premium waiting for it and you end up with yet more problems with T-Rex and have to fix it yourself. You can’t even say the price increase will surely improve quality control.

#20208 8 months ago

Up up and away!

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#20209 8 months ago

The NIB price increase will continue to fuel the rising prices for used games

#20210 8 months ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

Who knows what’s going to happen .If I could time travel to 2008 I’d sell my house ,move in with family or rent cheapest place available ,wait for the crash then buy at the low point before the market correction .This seems very similar to me ,I’m just a grunt though .

Keep your house, travel to 2011, buy Bitcoin, make 50000x as much, find me in April 2021, I’ll tell you to sell, we split the profits, you buy every pinball machine in the world during pinflation “just cause” and you’ll still have more money left over than going the 2008 pin route. You give me fist bump with all-knowing eyes, and fade away forever a very rich man. You’ll even have enough to purchase a castle for the pins, and hire archers and footmen, while we all play MM in real life since we want pins too.

#20211 8 months ago

All the complaining and yet someone is buying them all..
Best part sight unseen and never played!

#20212 8 months ago
Quoted from chickenscratch:

Keep your house, travel to 2011, buy Bitcoin, make 50000x as much, find me in April 2021, I’ll tell you to sell, we split the profits, you buy every pinball machine in the world during pinflation “just cause” and you’ll still have more money left over than going the 2008 pin route. You give me fist bump with all-knowing eyes, and fade away forever a very rich man. You’ll even have enough to purchase a castle for the pins, and hire archers and footmen, while we all play MM in real life since we want pins too.

I'll get busy barrowing that time machine after they build that BTTF.

#20213 8 months ago
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#20214 8 months ago
Quoted from djsoup:

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Reverse this for me.

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#20215 8 months ago
Quoted from UnholySpectacle:

Reverse this for me.

LTG : )

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#20216 8 months ago

Lol…LTG wins.

#20217 8 months ago
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#20218 8 months ago
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#20219 8 months ago
Quoted from hiker2099:

Craig is my second favorite. But for sure has that “smoldering intensity” Plus The jokes he has during Casino Royale when he’s being tortured with a knot Will forever be the funniest moment in Bond history. “ to the left to the left“

Same here. T. Dalt for the win.

#20220 8 months ago
Quoted from chickenscratch:

Keep your house, travel to 2011, buy Bitcoin, make 50000x as much, find me in April 2021, I’ll tell you to sell, we split the profits, you buy every pinball machine in the world during pinflation “just cause” and you’ll still have more money left over than going the 2008 pin route. You give me fist bump with all-knowing eyes, and fade away forever a very rich man. You’ll even have enough to purchase a castle for the pins, and hire archers and footmen, while we all play MM in real life since we want pins too.

Holy Shit I like your style !

#20221 8 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

everything is going up right now including Sterns cost to build/ship the games. Im sure theres some more profit in there for them as well, but I get it. Im hoping a small portion of this goes to increased bom for more stuff as well(doubt it).

Totall wishful thinking. Stern increases prices every year and their quality just gets worse.

I get some parts have gone up and the need for some increase. However, at the same time, wood prices are normalizing.

This is primarily a huge cash grab by Stern. Unless a can't miss title with all the bells and whistles comes out, Im out on any NIB Stern purchases.

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#20222 8 months ago

In all honesty ,I need a break .I never took a dime out of my regular 48 hr paycheck that my wife handles .I had to buy these with blood $ (and 1 lucky draftkings win )and I’m happy to have what’s here .Actually I’m proud what I’ve done in the first 18 months in this hobby .The fever has hit me in a way recently that I felt I had to order everything that was revealed and that’s not a good thing .I don’t have that kind of scratch .I work labor jobs and have crossed the 51 threshold ,my body can’t sustain what Im doing for long .Not playing the small violin at all but I have MS and need to start relaxing a bit .Im 100% fine but exhaustion has been tapping my shoulder recently .I will always be in this hobby until my time comes but right now Im saving what I need for my HW coming then it’s time to chill out and play .There’s nothing in life like “new pin day” period .I just need to understand they’ll always be there available to sell/buy/trade or find on location .I’ve said this before and will say it again ,this hobby is fing insane and I’m glad I found it .Be well all and if Ozzy is revealed I’ll have a fing grabber Lmfao!

#20223 8 months ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

In all honesty ,I need a break .I never took a dime out of my regular 48 hr paycheck that my wife handles .I had to buy these with blood $ (and 1 lucky draftkings win )and I’m happy to have what’s here .Actually I’m proud what I’ve done in the first 18 months in this hobby .The fever has hit me in a way recently that I felt I had to order everything that was revealed and that’s not a good thing .I don’t have that kind of scratch .I work labor jobs and have crossed the 51 threshold ,my body can’t sustain what Im doing for long .Not playing the small violin at all but I have MS and need to start relaxing a bit .Im 100% fine but exhaustion has been tapping my shoulder recently .I will always be in this hobby until my time comes but right now Im saving what I need for my HW coming then it’s time to chill out and play .There’s nothing in life like “new pin day” period .I just need to understand they’ll always be there available to sell/buy/trade or find on location .I’ve said this before and will say it again ,this hobby is fing insane and I’m glad I found it .Be well all and if Ozzy is revealed I’ll have a fing grabber Lmfao!

Ya, I hear you. I've always been the type that when I get into a hobby I get a bit ocd and go all in. The last couple years I've been a bit out of control with entertainment spending.

Like many I'm sure buying my first NIB pin seemed insanely expensive, and I thought I'd get one and stick with that. I finally got out of Southern California with the insane cost of living and being in apartments all my life and got a house and started filling it with arcade games and pinball machines, but just had a second kid and the prices for new and used are getting to the point of absurdity, so I need to cool off for a bit and enjoy what I have.

#20224 8 months ago

I would take this Godzilla...

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#20225 8 months ago
Quoted from C0untDeM0net:

My AIQ Premium just missed the last run apparently. The other 2 people I know who ordered around the same time have theirs shipping this week. It was supposed to have been here end of July and now "maybe" end of September. I had to let my distributor know that I won't be paying another 1k over what we had already agreed on. Will likely need to refund my deposit if these rumors are true and stern/distributor won't honor agreements.

I'm with you, I preordered a Munsters premium from the last run, and Stern shorted my distributor and only sent him 3 and I was the 4th on the list, so he told me I won't get mine till some time 1st quarter in 2022. If it's going to be 1k more, then I'm going to pass and get my deposit refunded. Paying more because Stern couldn't deliver, and then waiting another 5-6 months is ridiculous.

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#20226 8 months ago

I see brand new sterns hit venues and a day later something’s broken. Never; and I’ve said it for 15 yrs, never would I ever buy a Stern ! & I’ve also never bought a DE. B/W forever <3

#20227 8 months ago

I can’t wait for B/W next release!!! Where’s the hype thread for that???

#20228 8 months ago
Quoted from camcamaro1991:

I'll get busy barrowing that time machine after they build that BTTF.

Dude, you know stuff. Where do we need to move the BTTF (time machine) to make it work?

Quoted from Kkoss24:

Holy Shit I like your style !

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#20229 8 months ago

I can’t wait for B/W next release!!! Where’s the hype thread for that???</blockquote

its in the same spot as the hype thread for these data easts, do some time in the hobby bro, even if you knew something it would still be nothing.

#20230 8 months ago
Quoted from Inittowinit:

I’ve said it for 15 yrs, never would I ever buy a Stern ! & I’ve also never bought a DE. B/W forever <3

I think you are in the wrong thread friend

#20231 8 months ago
Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

I can’t wait for B/W next release!!! Where’s the hype thread for that???

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ccr-cactus-canyon-remake-hype-thread

#20232 8 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

Totall wishful thinking. Stern increases prices every year and their quality just gets worse.
I get some parts have gone up and the need for some increase. However, at the same time, wood prices are normalizing.
This is primarily a huge cash grab by Stern. Unless a can't miss title with all the bells and whistles comes out, Im out on any NIB Stern purchases.

Wood is normalizing a bit but other parts are still higher and workers are demanding more money or they stay home. Im sure the price increase isnt just to cover rising prices as they are a company that thinks they can make more profit. They have probably seen the secondary market and said we want some of that. Well see how it turns out i guess

#20235 8 months ago
Quoted from hiker2099:

Craig is my second favorite. But for sure has that “smoldering intensity” Plus The jokes he has during Casino Royale when he’s being tortured with a knot Will forever be the funniest moment in Bond history. “ to the left to the left“

Why i love Daniel « bond » Craig?
Coz he is acting like a real secret agent and he Is highly credible. He also took advantage of much better scenarios with a toucher and more complex character for a way better acting performances. He changed the bond character forever that was just a kind of seductive puppet before him

For example, i couldn’t see anyone else then lord brett sinclair when Moore was interpreting Bond

#20236 8 months ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

In all honesty ,I need a break .I never took a dime out of my regular 48 hr paycheck that my wife handles .I had to buy these with blood $ (and 1 lucky draftkings win )and I’m happy to have what’s here .Actually I’m proud what I’ve done in the first 18 months in this hobby .The fever has hit me in a way recently that I felt I had to order everything that was revealed and that’s not a good thing .I don’t have that kind of scratch .I work labor jobs and have crossed the 51 threshold ,my body can’t sustain what Im doing for long .Not playing the small violin at all but I have MS and need to start relaxing a bit .Im 100% fine but exhaustion has been tapping my shoulder recently .I will always be in this hobby until my time comes but right now Im saving what I need for my HW coming then it’s time to chill out and play .There’s nothing in life like “new pin day” period .I just need to understand they’ll always be there available to sell/buy/trade or find on location .I’ve said this before and will say it again ,this hobby is fing insane and I’m glad I found it .Be well all and if Ozzy is revealed I’ll have a fing grabber Lmfao!

Never have been in this extreme but i’m currently way more selective in buying. I couldn’t do anything with soaring price then i try to buy better with more criteria. And if i missed a great game then i can consider to buy it later in the secondary market.

#20237 8 months ago

Woaw! sounds like a big one!

#20238 8 months ago

Looks like those rumours of the price hike being for a reason outside of increasing materials costs were true. All games after Sept 2021 will already have the new app interface but previously purchased titles can buy a add on kit.
Its a cool idea but i dont like where they have implemented it. I want my apron to have art not qr codes. Stick it on the coin door or something.

#20239 8 months ago

I can understand them raising prices for future games.

What I don't understand is when I have a signed invoice with a distributor and a deposit down, the game has been delayed past their expected delivery date, and then they tell me it's going to cost me more?

#20240 8 months ago

I agree. It could have been displayed on the screen instead.

Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

Looks like those rumours of the price hike being for a reason outside of increasing materials costs were true. All games after Sept 2021 will already have the new app interface but previously purchased titles can buy a add on kit.
Its a cool idea but i dont like where they have implemented it. I want my apron to have art not qr codes. Stick it on the coin door or something.

#20241 8 months ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

Its a cool idea but i dont like where they have implemented it. I want my apron to have art not qr codes. Stick it on the coin door or something.

I agree. The apron looks fine for location use but not for home use.

#20242 8 months ago
Quoted from Raegor:

I can understand them raising prices for future games.
What I don't understand is when I have a signed invoice with a distributor and a deposit down, the game has been delayed past their expected delivery date, and then they tell me it's going to cost me more?

Is that happening? All games currently on order are going up in price?

#20243 8 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Is that happening? All games currently on order are going up in price?

always does

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#20244 8 months ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

Looks like those rumours of the price hike being for a reason outside of increasing materials costs were true. All games after Sept 2021 will already have the new app interface but previously purchased titles can buy a add on kit.
Its a cool idea but i dont like where they have implemented it. I want my apron to have art not qr codes. Stick it on the coin door or something.

My thought exactly. On Godzilla le, I'll have to look at a qr code, not artwork?

#20245 8 months ago
Quoted from Raegor:

What I don't understand is when I have a signed invoice with a distributor and a deposit down, the game has been delayed past their expected delivery date, and then they tell me it's going to cost me more?

It definitely not fair and I think a lot of people are going to flip when they figure out what's going on. There's a ton of people waiting on games.

#20246 8 months ago
Quoted from Only_Pinball:

It definitely not fair and I think a lot of people are going to flip when they figure out what's going on. There's a ton of people waiting on games.

Happens every time. I remember when all the BM66 and Elvira prices went up everyone stood up and cancelled their orders... sorry I meant to say paid the new price and never spoke of it again.

#20247 8 months ago
Quoted from Waxx:

Happens every time. I remember when all the BM66 and Elvira

It's going to be really painful for the few STILL waiting on Elvira and BM66, an additional $1k on top of the $500 earlier this year.

#20248 8 months ago

Just say no.

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#20250 8 months ago
Quoted from Ghiandalf:

It came, it is here, it will come
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Got a weird feeling part of the price increase is the newer movie license games impending other than inflation causing prices of materials (and keeping the employment force around).

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