There are so few choices in my area (NC,SC, lower VA) for EMs its depressing. In your opinion, are they all in collections? Or being snapped up so fast I miss them? I started searching State to State and noticed Pennsylvania had a decent selection on Craigslist.
The price factor always comes into play as well, I'm sure everyone has noticed the same machines languishing with high prices. But some over priced offerings disappear quickly. Is the Market that hot now for electromechanical? With the thousands of these things made there has to be hundreds stored up somewhere, or have so many been destroyed over the Years they are this rare?
Has Pinside and the internet been so successful with training EM Techs that the complexity no longer holds the fear factor?
Or have speculators entered buying up everything and holding it in storage,anticipating a future windfall?