(Topic ID: 298508)

Which Stern distributor would you recommend?

By Pin_Gizmos

75 days ago


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  • Latest reply 71 days ago by DoCPooF
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    #51 74 days ago

    Cointaker

    #52 74 days ago
    Quoted from BrewNinja:

    To input my 2 cents, you aren't going to get free shipping, no tax, better than MSRP and be able to use a card from anywhere. Its never worked that way. You may be able to get better than MSRP and cash from a local dealer, or MSRP + free shipping + no tax + card. Other than that, can't go wrong with any of the listed ones.

    Picking it up yourself is free shipping. It's an option that I've used in the past.

    #53 74 days ago
    Quoted from chooch:

    you have to be buddies with a distributor and suck them off to even get on their list.

    Good to know! I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years. lol

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    #54 74 days ago
    Quoted from Oneangrymo:

    I thought they never did used machines??

    I bought used IJ and FT, which they then partially restored for me, from them years ago. I think they don’t sell used anymore.

    I have had a good experience with them. Carl is great for after purchase supper.

    #55 74 days ago

    Support. Whoops

    #56 74 days ago
    Quoted from chooch:

    If you are looking to get a LE then anyone you can find since you have to be buddies with a distributor and suck them off to even get on their list.

    amazing

    #57 74 days ago

    I bought my Mandalorian pro from ZMeny at FlipNOut. Very Easy to work with, great communication. It was my first nib stern purchase.

    #58 74 days ago
    Quoted from eharan:

    I highly recommend Cointaker w their white glove delivery!

    Agree. Erica does a great job getting everything in house and setup. I dont have to do a thing except watch. Love the white glove

    #59 74 days ago

    Great American Pinball

    I get 99% of my NIB games from Mike. I would not do that if it wasn’t top notch service.
    And there is definitely something about being local if you have any issues.

    #60 74 days ago

    Most dealers are very similar in price, best service will be your local company because heya re the closest. Then there is likely sales tax, though you are probably supposed to pay it any way. Usually the absolute best service cost more than none. My friend Chris KingPinGames sums it up very will.

    We are a Stern dealer and sell machines all over the US and happy to assist. We have a substantial inventory and many games available.

    Greg
    Pinballpro.com

    #61 72 days ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    ForceFlow
    This feels like a question for you
    As far as the order...I'm a curious person. Whatcha getting??

    Looking to get a JP-Premium and DP-Premium. It's OK if they are available at different times, as long as the distributor can actually get them when they are re-run.

    #62 72 days ago

    Since the 2018 Wayfair case, all States can require out of state suppliers to charge and remit sales tax. Quite honestly, distributors should now collect and remit sales tax from all customers, not just those in the same state. If they aren’t doing this, they are breaking the law.

    #63 72 days ago

    Local distro, picking it up yourself, no shipping, can defray the other costs. It seems that the free shipping advertised price actually does include shipping cost in a price bump for some distros be well aware of those situations and haggle the shipping price out of it.

    #64 72 days ago
    Quoted from KeeperUSA:

    If they aren’t doing this, they are breaking the law.

    No, a blanket statement like that is probably not quite accurate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota_v._Wayfair,_Inc.#Subsequent_developments

    If you scroll down a bit on this link, it lists every state and their thresholds/requirements:

    https://www.lbmc.com/blog/wayfair-case-sales-tax/

    #65 72 days ago

    Operation Pinball is great. I've bought two games from them, a JJP and a Stern. A friend of mine has bought 2 Sterns from him and says he won't buy from anyone else.

    #66 72 days ago
    Quoted from KeeperUSA:

    Since the 2018 Wayfair case, all States can require out of state suppliers to charge and remit sales tax. Quite honestly, distributors should now collect and remit sales tax from all customers, not just those in the same state. If they aren’t doing this, they are breaking the law.

    When people don’t report Use Tax, they are breaking the law.

    #67 71 days ago

    You should use self assessment of your skill set and willingness to endure hassles in life . You pay the money and take your chances . If you get a flawless new game great for you . If not can you solder a wire that disconnected in shipping back onto a switch or solinoid ? If you can great but would you want to under a wirefilled playfield . If get DOA or infant mortality game beyond your skillset virtual hands have limited grasp .

    Good site here for help though .

    Bare minimum offer business local dealer if will price match .

    Enjoy the day Shane

    #68 71 days ago

    Shane @ Maine Room Recreations https://www.mainehomerecreation.com/
    Melissa @ Cointaker https://cointaker.com/
    Kurt @ Hemisphere Amusements https://www.hemispheresamusements.com

    All 3 are great answering emails and texts.

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