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    Default Investment Opportunity!!!!

    This was just posted to the local craigslist... I got a seriously good laugh and thought it was too good not to share:

    Arcade and Pinball Investment Oppotunity - $1 (Washington, DC)

    Classic machines are appreciating in value. Use this hurting economy as a chance to invest!

    KISS pinball machine - Backglass has crack and artwork on table needs restoration. $2,800 FIRM!

    Asteroids - Not the original cabinet. Was a Donkey Kong, then a Tetris, then someone took the guts of an Asteroids (monitor, PCB, control panel) and shoved it in there. But, it's still a classic. Painted bright green. Not working. $1700

    Ms.Pac-Man - This sat outside for 5 weeks underneath a gutter drain. No boards, but monitor is there. No monitor glass. Buy a new PCB, control panel, monitor glass (aforementioned), wiring harness, some new particle board, and you'll have a working if not pretty classic. $1895

    Arkanoid - In an old Zaxxon cabinet. Working, but needs new capacitors on the monitor (wavy image). Water damage at bottom and on sides. This thing was earning $1.25 per week at the last location, so you're looking at a potential gold mine. $1900

    Q*Bert - No PCB, no monitor, no control panel, no power supply, no marquee, no wiring harness. Works. $1500

    Altered Beast - Fully working. A golden age classic (in a Joust cabinet). Serious offers over $2000 only, please

    Street Fighter II - Cigarette burns on control panel. Very dirty. Has been in local auction warehouse for three months, and hasn't sold yet. Power cord cut. Monitor has Frogger burn-in. All fighting games are worth big $$$$. $2195

    Ironman Stewart's Off Road - This machine weighs next to a ton. You'll need at least four people to move it out of my basement, because I won't help you. Steering wheels don't work. Popular at parties, but not social gatherings. $1899

    Multiple game machine - in a Dragon's Lair cabinet. With a Pentium II computer, 15" flat screen monitor, arcade-style (sorta) joystick set inside a wooden drawer, power strip at bottom of cabinet, and a paper "My Home Arkade Matchine" marquee that took at least 45 minutes and Paintshop to make. Plays thousands of games, but sometimes you have to turn your head sideways `cause the monitor doesn't rotate. Uses MAME and Windows Millennium Edition. $3800

    Donkey Kong - Pristine classic! ALL ORIGINAL! New repro control panel, new repro monitor glass, repro marquee, repro side art, new paint on cabinet, new modern joystick installed, no coin mechs (free play), new JAMMA Donkey Kong board installed. ALL ORIGINAL! $2395

    Tempest - In the rare mini/cabaret cabinet. Game is in beautiful shape, with intact wood grain and no damage whatsoever. The original vector monitor, control panel, and PCB were also in phenomenal shape when I got the game, but the good news is that I've already put in a new piece of sheet metal and new controls on the panel, installed a raster monitor, and UPGRADED the game with a 48-1 PCB! All the hard work is done. $2495.

    Prices are firm - I don't haggle. Any machine made from 1978 onward is still a potential earner; therefore, it is worth its original selling price (but usually more). I shop out all working machines from top to bottom with Windex and paper towels before sale.

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    Oh man, and it's all true, that's what people think their shit is worth,

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    Shouldn't this be in the BUYING/SELLING thread?

    Or is this spam?

    I dunno which is which.
    Game Wants: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121467
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    Hah! This should be on the 'best of' CL. Took me until the "Multiple Game machine" to be certain it was a joke, and that's how I judge if something is a good spoof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonchilddave View Post
    Ms.Pac-Man - This sat outside for 5 weeks underneath a gutter drain. No boards, but monitor is there. No monitor glass. Buy a new PCB, control panel, monitor glass (aforementioned), wiring harness, some new particle board, and you'll have a working if not pretty classic. $1895
    So basically I need everything to make it work...

    Arkanoid - In an old Zaxxon cabinet. Working, but needs new capacitors on the monitor (wavy image). Water damage at bottom and on sides. This thing was earning $1.25 per week at the last location, so you're looking at a potential gold mine. $1900
    Awesome! I make $65 a year! I can make the entire $1,900 in ONLY 29 years!

    Now that's business!
    Game Wants: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121467
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    If that ad is a joke, then it's a good one. If the seller is for real then he's seriously deluded and in need of a wake up call!
    "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk... Have at you!"

    My feedback thread: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93213

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    I think he's serious, he's hoping too run a cross a "Newbee" with Money.......

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    There's no way it's real. He's probally just poking fun at all the similar listings where someone is asking some crazy amount for somthing in horrible condition.

    Then again...CL sellers aren't always known for their art of the deal. Telling everything wrong with the item and why they hate it, then a firm high asking price.
    "Game programmers are generally lazy individuals. That's right. It's true. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Since the dawn of computer games, game programmers have looked for shortcuts to coolness." Kurt Arnlund - Game programmer for Activision, Accolade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    Awesome! I make $65 a year! I can make the entire $1,900 in ONLY 29 years!

    Now that's business!
    LMAO!!! See that I'm not the only one who did the math!

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    I see these posts quite often and I never know if I should laugh, or grieve for society.

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    It's obvious it is 100% fake, how can anyone think it is real? Read each one of those CLOSELY.

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    It's not real. I just saw it on my own local Craigslist.

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    These deals don't seem too bad. One could get themselves a pretty good arcade going. Anyone want to go in halvsies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    It's obvious it is 100% fake, how can anyone think it is real? Read each one of those CLOSELY.
    Yeah really.

    I love this one...
    Q*Bert - No PCB, no monitor, no control panel, no power supply, no marquee, no wiring harness. Works. $1500
    "Works"? What works, the coin mechs?

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    I bet that Dio guy posted this ad just to mess with people.
    <Sothy> its the internet <Sothy> who cares

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    This is a classic gaming site and the most active thread is a load of people wanking off to my little pony.

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    arcade-style (sorta) joystick
    WTF is a "sorta" arcade -style jostick?

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    Nah, this is Washington, DC. He's in Cincinatti.
    <skaar> Sega is like Marilyn Monroe would be if she was still alive but at one point went completely bankrupt and started making skin flicks.

    Feedback Thread - http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132406



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    Quote Originally Posted by skaar View Post
    I bet that Dio guy posted this ad just to mess with people.
    I thought that too!

    Love how everything is in working condition when everything is damaged.
    Game Wants: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121467
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    Quote Originally Posted by XYXZYZ View Post
    WTF is a "sorta" arcade -style jostick?
    An Atari 2600 joystick held in place with duck tape?

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