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    New Around These Parts

    Hello, I'm Frank. New around these parts. Looking to get back into arcade machine collecting. Also hoping to get my 1-slot MVS board off of a piece of plywood and into an actual cab again at some point

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    I hear cab prices have really been going up the past few years.
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    dude, you're awful at this, you didn't even tried.

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    In my experience, yeah. I remember being able to get stuff for around $200, now it seems that $400-$600 is the low end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdasta0079 View Post
    In my experience, yeah. I remember being able to get stuff for around $200, now it seems that $400-$600 is the low end.
    In my experience... i would suggest shit goes up in price when factor things like:

    ...arcades going out of business... and moving to one armed bandits...
    ...limited tech help...
    ...arcades finding it easier to landfill then resell...
    ...n00bz coming into the market buying whatever shit they can see...

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    Are you trying to buy a wood cab or a candy? Candy starts at 600 for mostly crap, but workable condition on the east coast. 750 gets you a good cab, after that the sky is the limit in most instances.

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    ...arcades finding it easier to landfill then resell...
    It's sad to think that Taito did this exact thing.

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    I'd love a candy, but most are out of my budget right now. I think I'm going to try to buy a bombed-out Golden Tee or something else common and do a conversion, since I have all the parts from my MVS still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdasta0079 View Post
    I'd love a candy, but most are out of my budget right now. I think I'm going to try to buy a bombed-out Golden Tee or something else common and do a conversion, since I have all the parts from my MVS still.
    You'd be better off getting a Dynamo or some other smaller footprint cab. Plus moving a Golden Tee is like moving a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    You'd be better off getting a Dynamo or some other smaller footprint cab. Plus moving a Golden Tee is like moving a house.
    Gotta love that front porch, though.

    I'll have to give the Dynamo a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rot View Post
    ...arcades finding it easier to landfill then resell...
    Apparently, this was a thing already in the early 90s. I knew a son of an arcade op. He used to show me all of the stuff he'd get from the kits, MVS kits among them. Movelists, flyers, all sorts of stuff. He'd just take it, cut it up, doodle on it, throw it away. Anyways ... They went out of business, and apparently thought selling those old wooden cabs was a bad idea. So the guy literally left them by the dumpsters, but before he left, him and his friend smashed the cabs pretty much to pieces. Just because.

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    In the age of recycling it'll be even harder to obtain old hardware. The iphone 20 and playspacestation 34 will be completely made out of plastic and aluminium, melted down and reused for the next iteration.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Morden View Post
    Apparently, this was a thing already in the early 90s. I knew a son of an arcade op. He used to show me all of the stuff he'd get from the kits, MVS kits among them. Movelists, flyers, all sorts of stuff. He'd just take it, cut it up, doodle on it, throw it away. Anyways ... They went out of business, and apparently thought selling those old wooden cabs was a bad idea. So the guy literally left them by the dumpsters, but before he left, him and his friend smashed the cabs pretty much to pieces. Just because.
    That's fucking terrible, but I suppose to a lot of these guys it was just business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    In the age of recycling it'll be even harder to obtain old hardware. The iphone 20 and playspacestation 34 will be completely made out of plastic and aluminium, melted down and reused for the next iteration.
    But at that point everything will be on mindlinked virtualized FPGAs. Downloadable hardware! /s

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    Hi Frank!

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    can make you familiar with my parts... that's what you were asking for, right?
    I could be a friend to you.

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    Uhhhhh, I'm good, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsq View Post
    can make you familiar with my parts... that's what you were asking for, right?
    I could be a friend to you.


    Quote Originally Posted by fdasta0079 View Post
    Uhhhhh, I'm good, thanks.
    Welcome, Frank. Have thick skin around here; don't post in the War Room until you feel ready; and stay out of the market until you've contributed for awhile. Good luck!
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    Thanks for the tips, dude!

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    I could give you just the tip... that's what you were saying, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsq View Post
    I could give you just the tip... that's what you were saying, right?
    Jeez man, at least buy me dinner first!

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    Welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdasta0079 View Post
    Jeez man, at least buy me dinner first!
    deal.

    welcome on board.

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