Each Merced pin to cost nearly eight bucks

Close analysis based on $3,000 a chip

After we had our Merced photographs blown up out of all proportion, we carefully counted the pins on each side of the array and came to the following conclusions. If a Merced cartridge contains two arrays which amount to 418 balls and the chip costs $3,000, that will mean each pin costs $7.71. If it's only $2,000, each pin will be cheaper. And if it's only $1,000, each pin will be cheaper still. But it's very expensive, isn't it? When we get home we'll scan the super enlargements in, for your predeliction... ®

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