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    WILL COST OF NEW MACHINES COME DOWN WITH STRONGER $$

    Prices of new machines go up quickly when our dollar falls, but never seem to go down when our dollars value goes up
    With a low of .55c and an 2020 average of .66cent. From average it’s up 9 % at .72cent at moment that’s about $1250 off a stern Limited edition game
    be nice to see prices go down but sure they won’t

    #2
    Looool!

    “NO!”

    If anything they’ll go up more!

    George Gomez mentioned on Super awesome pinball show interview their bom was getting more expensive so expect prices to never go down.

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      #3
      In theory with a stronger AUD prices should come down but it may depend on a few factors. In order to maintain some stability, AMD needs to lock in the US to AU exchange rate for a certain amount of $. At a guess I'd say their current rate they are working with is well below $0.70. It won't be until this reserve has been depleted until there's a chance they can buy games a bit cheaper from Stern and pass on the savings on (assuming other costs like shipping don't increase).

      It may also come down to basic supply vs demand. The shutdowns have reduced Stern's ability to make as many games per day which has resulted in a big backorder of titles. Most of the Stern games on their way to Australia in the next few months have already been pre sold. The increased demand and lack of supply will most likely also play a factor in pin prices remaining high.
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        #4
        yes, when the AU$ was equal to the US$ prices came down (eleven years ago)
        also now there is some competition

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          #5
          Supply and demand dictates the cost and while there are people that buy before they have even tried, nothing is going to ever go down.

          Where were such people when we were bringing in a couple of containers of pins every few months?.

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            #6
            Out with mates fishing or having bbq's with no internet!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Autosteve View Post
              Supply and demand dictates the cost and while there are people that buy before they have even tried, nothing is going to ever go down.

              Where were such people when we were bringing in a couple of containers of pins every few months?.
              All those sensible people have closed their wallets and watched the noobies run amuck. Good luck to them. If things change in the future, I'm more than happy to help them out to try and keep their house and/or marriage by buying some of their collection.

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                #8
                Yeah there’s so much 10k super cheques chasing new pinball machines.
                Defies belief, when 55% of mortgage holders are receiving some sort of help delaying their repayments. Will come home to roost one day...

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                  #9
                  Was listening to an ANZ economist saying if you need to extend loan deferring for another 6 months then seriously think about selling that particular property.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by hotty View Post
                    Was listening to an ANZ economist saying if you need to extend loan deferring for another 6 months then seriously think about selling that particular property.
                    Or some pins

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                      #11
                      There will be a lot of pins for sale eventually due to people making stupid choices with borrowed money. When it comes down to them losing the house you know what will happen.
                      Last edited by micky; 3 August 2020, 04:33 AM. Reason: Spelling

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by fridgejam View Post
                        In theory with a stronger AUD prices should come down but it may depend on a few factors. In order to maintain some stability, AMD needs to lock in the US to AU exchange rate for a certain amount of $. At a guess I'd say their current rate they are working with is well below $0.70. It won't be until this reserve has been depleted until there's a chance they can buy games a bit cheaper from Stern and pass on the savings on (assuming other costs like shipping don't increase).

                        It may also come down to basic supply vs demand. The shutdowns have reduced Stern's ability to make as many games per day which has resulted in a big backorder of titles. Most of the Stern games on their way to Australia in the next few months have already been pre sold. The increased demand and lack of supply will most likely also play a factor in pin prices remaining high.
                        +1. It will take time for all the hedging and committed purchases to unwind, and they’ll need to see the AUD sit at that level for a long time before they can be confident that it will stay there.

                        That comment from Gomez re BOM is interesting. The LCD content would be expensive to make, and unlike a video game they are not selling 100K or 10M units over which to spread the costs.

                        I have never been a fan of the LCD, I don’t want to pay an extra 1 or 2K for what is in effect a very lame video game (B66 and Iron Maiden excepted).

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