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Edit: Pics incoming.

Been putting this off but it's time. While I'm sad to get rid of my first cab, I need the space.

I have an Astro City that's been languishing in my office now for over a year. It will need some work to get up and running (though hopefully not much) that I'm simply not willing to invest at the moment and is priced accordingly.


The Good:

- Cosmetically it's in better shape than anything you're going to find coming off a ship these days. There's a hairline crack in the frame above the control panel (visible in attached pictures, very common in Astros) and some scuffs on the side panels from moving it around in tight spaces. No unnecessary holes, no body damage and pretty clean overall (though it could use a scrubbing of the inside).
- Minimal burn on the monitor (MS9-29 recapped in 2021)
- Full set of working locks with key
- Marquee holder and repro SS0 Special artwork/move strip
- Repro 2L8 panel (MVS style layout) from Alberto populated with all Sanwa
- Will throw in a working MVS1FZ with a 161-in-1 if the buyer is interested


The Bad:

- Was wired with a HAPP PSU when I got it and it finally gave out last year. I started the process of replacing it (marked all of the wires, unplugged everything, bought a fresh new HAPP and actually have a Meanwell in the mail which I'll also include if it arrives) but it's been a hectic year and just never got back to it.
- Before the PSU gave out, I was having issues with the monitor. I was getting vertical collapse 5-10 minutes into gameplay. In talking to people, it sounds like this is related to the PSU (it couldn't hold steady voltage) but in the interest of full disclosure, it's possible there's also a monitor issue that needs to be addressed. I had previously had trouble with this monitor but got it recapped and it worked fine for a stretch before the PSU crapped the bed.


Price: $1,200 as is. Local pickup only, cash only in Raleigh, NC.

They obviously go for way more these days but I'm pricing it like a project cab to account for any potential work that might need to go in to it (and as punishment for being lazy and not doing it myself).

Not interested in trades but will entertain them if there's something particularly juicy on offer.

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Um.. shit. All things considered thats a ridick fair price. Good luck w the sale man. If you were in the central texas area that'd be in my garage already.
 

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Edited to add a couple more details and fix the monitor model.

Um.. shit. All things considered thats a ridick fair price. Good luck w the sale man. If you were in the central texas area that'd be in my garage already.

Thanks man. I got it for a bro deal many years ago from another member so I wasn't gonna try to extract max value. I'd rather get a little bit less and have it go to a good home and not have to worry about answering a million questions/taking people's dumb counter-offers (insert "fiddy shipped" reply below).
 

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Only a couple hours away from me… Will have to do some research to see if I can do the fixes it needs
 

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It would take me 32 hours with no stops to drive out there, but I’m considering it. 🤔
If I had the extra PTO, I would offer to drive out with you. Arcade road trips are always fun.
 

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Wow, I guess even Astros are tough to find for most of you guys now? There were 3 for sale here at Freeplay Florida in November ranging from $1500-1800 fully working. $1200 is still a solid deal though. GLTWS!
 

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Wow, I guess even Astros are tough to find for most of you guys now? There were 3 for sale here at Freeplay Florida in November ranging from $1500-1800 fully working. $1200 is still a solid deal though. GLTWS!
Market in New York is insane... Too many retro arcades, and people looking to resell anything they buy quick and cheap.
Last one locally to me sold for $2500 with a dead monitor, and it needed almost a full restoration.
 
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Weird, I saw the same ad recently but the location was provided as a town a few miles outside of Boston. Same seller, JC Harrington.

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You still selling this, I'm in the same city as you with the ability to pick it up and have been searching for a cab for the entire decade I've been poking around here so I would be interested.
 
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