There are some other great registers to replace the ER-5200M
Are you familiar with the "saying absence makes the heart grow fonder"? Who knew the 5200M was such a popular machine? We have sold this model cash register for a decade even though feature wise it was dated well before it was discontinued. Despite the shortcoming of features it's popularity was propelled by the robust design and construction. I was always baffled that end-users continued to select the 5200M when other models had some great features this machine was missing. You already know the bad news, the ER-5200M has not been made for a few years. The good new is that there are several excellent replacements
The ER-940 is the 5200M in a new cabinet
OK, maybe SAM4s overlooked one major feature when they recreated the 5200M in the 900 series. The direct replacement which is the ER-940 has a slightly smaller keyboard. Just like you we wish they would have gone with the same keyboard size, especially since they were still using it in the SPS-500 line up. That aside I think the features they added offset the keyboard. The number one feature added was a SD card port. The one major glaring issue of the 5200M was it could not easily be cloned without the use of a PC. With the 900 and 300 series that issue has been resolved. I would think this alone would be enough to justify a keyboard that is ten buttons or so smaller.
The path forward is the ER-940 or SPS-340 Models from SAM4s
As great a machine as it was the replacement models have some great features. We suggest looking at both the ER-940 which is the direct replacement or the upgraded model the SPS-340 which features an eight line display. We will be happy to walk you through the choices if you call us at 800-863-2274 or visit us at SAM4s Cash Registers.