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Darksoul
11th July 2006, 10:20 PM
I needed to buy one in a hurry today so I went to a local pinball store on South Rd. I can't believe the guy who served me could still look me in the eye when he charged me $15 for it. 100% markup I could understand, but about 400% is just shameful.:(

Someone with no idea would probably have accepted that as a reasonable price. I only bought it becuase I needed it BAD and today, not tomorrow or by the end of the week.



Just another example of how some people in the business will rip anyone blind. It will certainly be the last time I deal with that company.


I should congratulate them for trying to screw this hobby into the ground.

Ric
11th July 2006, 10:32 PM
i would have told him to get nicked (or words to that effect)

RetroBorg
12th July 2006, 01:32 AM
I needed to buy one in a hurry today so I went to a local pinball store on South Rd.

I assume that was Dickensons.

humpalot
12th July 2006, 07:19 AM
It pays to order spares :D

Darksoul
12th July 2006, 12:40 PM
Yeah, Dickensons.

It does pay to have spares, but what spares? To cover all contingencies re parts you would basically have to have a small shop.

MadMikeAU
12th July 2006, 01:01 PM
Thats like a place out here...Morrie's in Emerton. Nothing that guy has is under $10. I bought a double adaptor for the phone. He charged me $10. I went into woolworths next door and they had it for $1. +1000% markup. Recently, I made the mistake of going in there asking about a Nokia handsfree kit...$20 get ****ed.

He put out a new sign this year that says "Honest prices" I get a good laugh everytime I see it.

OzStick
12th July 2006, 02:00 PM
I needed to buy one in a hurry today so I went to a local pinball store on South Rd. I can't believe the guy who served me could still look me in the eye when he charged me $15 for it. 100% markup I could understand, but about 400% is just shameful.:(

Someone with no idea would probably have accepted that as a reasonable price. I only bought it becuase I needed it BAD and today, not tomorrow or by the end of the week.



Just another example of how some people in the business will rip anyone blind. It will certainly be the last time I deal with that company.


I should congratulate them for trying to screw this hobby into the ground.

Hi Dark,

Are you after the micro as per the attached pic? If so we have them for $3.50 each!! Fifteen bucks is simply criminal.

Don't forget to look me up next time you need something!!

http://ozstick.com.au/img/ms03.jpg

Cheers,
Chris

Ric
12th July 2006, 02:05 PM
"Honest prices" I get a good laugh everytime I see it.

honestly out of this world perhaps?

Darksoul
12th July 2006, 10:47 PM
I knew you had them Chris. It was a rush job. Needed it that day, if it had been needed in 3 or 4 days you would most certainly have got my business!!

You still have that Gorgar?

OzStick
14th July 2006, 04:06 PM
Gorgar found a good home about 5 months ago - he went to someone who understood that he needed a mountain of work to get back in good condition.