The longer a pachinko machine is in a pachinko parlor, the more wear is put on the machine. We purchase the majority of our machines between 3-12 months of release to ensure they're in collector condition. Machines that are in service between 2-3yrs usually have some signs of wear (minor scratches, dings). Those machines are listed as Hot Deals machines and are priced accordingly. Prior to 2020, smoking was allowed in-doors and it takes quite a toll by coating machines in smoke and tar throughout the machine. Our Victory package restores the machine to its natural luster.
In the past, the rule of thumb was that volume controls were required. Today, there are few models that truly require it. For example:
Sankyo machines at their lowest setting are a tad too loud for us (85-90dB).
Kyoraku/Okay machines play elevator music at deafening levels for 15sec when turned on, then the machine can be played at zero volume if you choose. (100dB). On certain models, before elevator music it was a deafening siren.