Post by Temail@example.com
Not to beat a dead horse, but my uncle owns a vending company. He
used to be big into pins, until the late 90s. We played a broken F-
Guy, and his thoughts were that he bought SEVERAL NIB High Speed, Pin-
bots, F-14's, and games of that era. Last game he bought NIB was
TAF. He would clean them, do maintenance as far as bulbs that were
out, and check the switches and flipper strength on a regular basis.
But aside from that, he never had to update software, or 'replace a
Stewie playfield' because it broke after 2 weeks. The games came out
of the box 'ready to go'. And in the years and years he had the
games, the worst thing that ever totally would break would be a
flipper or a pop bumper.
That was his thoughts as an Op, and why he doesn't buy pins anymore.
Stern build quality has never been an issue for me. I have four of
their games and never had an issue minus flipper buzz. My TSPP I
bought in 2003 has well over 3000 games on it and I have had a half
dozen bulbs and one flipper fuse go out. I have never rebuilt the
flippers and they still throw the ball fast enough to go zipping
around the orbit and Moe's There must be 66- 68,000 flips on each one
and still as strong as ever. The garage door is not even drooping and
the couch shot is no problem either. And this was back when everyone
said they were bigger piles of crap.
I have pulled the last three games (POTC, FGY, SM thank you Jack.)
straight out of the box and they were plug and play. No issues with
the ship, the trunk, the mixmaster, Stewie PB, TV scoop, Doc Oc,
Sandman VUK, lock. Could not be happier. As I have posted before I
have sold A list William/Bally tiltles (CV, MB, WH2O), passed on
(CFTBL, MM, CC) to get these game and do not regret it for one
second. For those of you who want to consider STERN, do. I think you
will have the same experience I have had. You want some piece of mind,
Jack will give you that for 3 years. The only trouble I am having is
getting Jack to tell me what the next 18 months will bring us.
waving the STERN banner,