VINNYGUY -- Douchebag Flipper.

Tacitus

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Vinnyguy bought a blast in the Windy Gaming sale.


http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showt...s-you-got-em&p=3699013&viewfull=1#post3699013

If you look in the pic, at the bottom rightmost corner, you'll see a cab with yellow trim next to his pic.

View attachment 13368

He bought this for the Windy Group Buy price.


So, jump on over to craigslist and a guy named Vinny is selling a Blast City for $1250

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/clt/4444443894.html

A little sleuthing and emailing.




....a $300 markup?


Sega Blast City - $1250 (Milwaukee)


condition: good
Sega Blast City arcade cabinet
- Jamma wired, fully working
- No game board included

Price is firm,

Pic sent with email.

Check that bottom right corner of the cab... coincidence?

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So.. fuck this guy.
 

Tw3ek

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Boy, I'm glad he was just a little too late to get the Astro City I had to transfer
 

Yodd

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While it is a dbag move, that wasn't a group buy.


But yeah, fuck that guy.
 

Tacitus

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He has 24 hours before the market ban to make up a shitty story.

Get your popcorn out, kids.
 

Teddy KGB

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Sad. I think the Milwaukee area needs a Windy cab CL advert while his is up.
 

cdamm

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My honest opinion of this whole thing is that, im a business. he paid full price and came and got it. He can do as he wants with the item.

What I see is a guy that has been here for a few months and lives in the marketplace making his flips. Now that he wants to flip the items that I am bringing to the midwest he is just more competition for me. You best believe I'll start advertising in Milwaukee.

I just find it funny that he is flipping it on CL, but didn't do it here. It's not a scammy move, but its a move in poor taste. Especially after showing how happy he was with his buy in the 'blast city club' thread.
 

mjmjr25

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Yeah, everything's a match, its the same cab 100%. Thing is - the deal w/Chris is you can now get cabs in the midwest w/o the shipping - Vinny is charging higher than the shipped price from Ken. When cabs weren't available in the midwest, I paid $1,150 / shipped, from Utah. Why someone would pay $1,250 when they can get it in Chicago for under a grand or shipped from Ken for ($1,200 now), is the interesting part. I think he misjudged things. However, we really don't know, it sure doesn't look like he's made any upgrades so it'll be interesting to hear his side.

If he didn't want it any longer, would've been nice to see him do what Tw3ak did, sell at cost. Cdamm's response was with class, as always - good on it dude.
 

vinnyguy

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You guys are real great...
It cost me 300 bucks to rent a van, gas it up, and drive to Chicago to buy this for $950. If I want to try and sell it for what it cost me then that's just that.
 

mjmjr25

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More than enough people were interested in your story...and boy, it's lacking. $300 from Milwaukee to Chicago? No.
 

mjmjr25

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And I was told shipping to me from windy would be $150, not free.

...ok. That begs the question, why spend $300 (as you just said) if you could have it delivered to you for half that?
 

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Clearly I have undervalued the effort it takes to rotate a monitor and type 50 words into a CL posting.
 

skate323k137

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...ok. That begs the question, why spend $300 (as you just said) if you could have it delivered to you for half that?

Or when you could borrow an SUV or small truck and move it for next to nothing.

Milwalkee to Chigago is ~90 miles, let's call it 100 each way. 200 miles round trip, 20MPG, about 10 gallons of gas or $40 tops.

I drove about 400 miles (total round trip) for my blast, which fits fine in a Toyota Rav 4. I get damn near 30MPG on the freeway; it cost me $60 in gas to get my cab.

Why are you selling it anyway?
 

Pope Sazae

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I hate seeing stuff like that happen. OnLive system shipped to VT to let me mod the marketplace with an iron first.
 

Tacitus

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Shitty, obscure or failed consoles are a one way ticket to a spot next to me at the mod table.

I'm only half joking.


send game gear games and an atari 7800
 

theMot

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Shitty, obscure or failed consoles are a one way ticket to a spot next to me at the mod table.

I'm only half joking.


send game gear games and an atari 7800

I have a few game gear boxes/manuals and a game gear TV tuner box. What would that buy me?
 
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