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Look what I found

Postby mbudman » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:56 pm

I was visiting a neighbor's home. She has some vintage pinball machines. Look what was stuffed inside one of them:

Evel Knievel - $2195
Captain Fantastic $1275
Big Hit $1325
etc. etc. etc.
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Re: Look what I found

Postby Azatotht » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:00 am

Adjusted for inflation, $2,195.00 in 1977 is equal to $9,475.20 in 2019.

Annual inflation over this period was 3.54%.

Evel Knievel LE ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Look what I found

Postby Dave W. » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:58 am

Very cool find!
I dug out an old 2004 starburst auction list with prices from one of my games... always interesting to see what stuff sold for.

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Re: Look what I found

Postby cap » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:47 am

Look at the typo for Jungle Princess on the third line. Someone had to type that whole list on a typewriter. No wonder the prices were good for 10 weeks.
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Re: Look what I found

Postby cait001 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:37 am

Azatotht wrote:Adjusted for inflation, $2,195.00 in 1977 is equal to $9,475.20 in 2019.

Annual inflation over this period was 3.54%.

Evel Knievel LE ? :mrgreen:


So the price of a brand new premium arcade machine has generally been pretty steady with inflation? Good to know!
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Re: Look what I found

Postby Chris Silver » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:17 pm

Azatotht wrote:Adjusted for inflation, $2,195.00 in 1977 is equal to $9,475.20 in 2019.

Annual inflation over this period was 3.54%.

Evel Knievel LE ? :mrgreen:

So equal time in the future it's going to be over $38,000 for a new machine today. LOL
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Re: Look what I found

Postby Azatotht » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm

Chris Silver wrote:So equal time in the future it's going to be over $38,000 for a new machine today. LOL


I'm not sure we can 100% trust these online calculator. I don't think a Pro Stern is worth 9500$ yet.

But yeah, people don't always realize that, inflation exists, and you will be earning accordingly ;-)
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Re: Look what I found

Postby tom_454 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:44 pm

Because I was bored and wanted to try out some OCR software I captured the OP's newly discovered price list into a searchable pdf.

price_list_ordered.pdf
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Re: Look what I found

Postby megadeth1977 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm

thank you for posting, pretty interesting #'s !
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