Quoted from iamabearsfan:
Someone once told me not to confuse activity with production. I have had "top ten" titles in my basement for some time. If I had to make the choice today, I would give up two of my other pins for my WoZLE. I have owned WoZLE for a year now. Even a year later, that game gets played 4 to 1 over others. So I do agree the price is high, higher than I paid (I was a pre-order).
But I can tell you they are in a class of their own. It is hard to compare an IJ or CV to a WoZLE (at least it is hard to compare for me).
The market will speak. I would have thought they hit the ceiling at the 9K mark. But something clearly is driving Jack to increase prices. My guess is it is the non-savvy buyer. The buyer who sees it on location or in some magazine and just buys it because they want one. The buyer that really doesn't have a baseline of what a pinball should cost them.
There is also something psychological about different price point barriers. For example for a lot of people, 9K is about the same as a "10K investment". A lot of people think in 5K chunks for "entertainment" options for their homes. So if something is $9,000 or $9,500, it probably is going to be the same end decision. I think this is difficult for Pinsiders to swallow because we know the pricing history. But to the ignorant buyer they will still pull the trigger, thus giving more margin to Jack.
We need to remember the market is much larger than this board's online community.
Again, time will tell.....should be interesting to watch.
It looks like you are getting more for your money. You don't even have to like pinball that much. I believe there is likely to be more potential JJP game buyers in that category than Stern buyers.