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    http://tucson.craigslist.org/vgm/1350486236.html

    Should I get this? I don't have a truck and would have to pay $75 to get them delivered.

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    The guys says the neo geo works, screen is dark though. the others don't work.

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    For $135 you would have three arcade machines. It doesn't hurt to ask if you can come by and see them. If all are in great shape you may be able to cut deals and have them up and running for another $300-500. The initial buy-in though is cheap and you can always decide to do something else with them, so if you have the room it's not a bad deal. To trim the $75 I'd suggest asking friends or family if they can help move them or rent a truck as it'll cost less than what they are charging. Plus a U-Haul may be easier to transport than their truck that could require multiple trips.
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    That Bubble Bobble cabinet looks weird. It almost looks like an Asteroids or Atari cabinet but the control panel is too shallow.

    If you are looking for some games to fix up and play it's not a bad deal. The Neo Geo needs monitor work so it'll need (at least) capping. That's $10 if you do it yourself and $100 if you have someone else do it. The Golden Tee needs monitor work so if you can fix it great, if not that's some $$$. It sounds like the Bubble Bobble is gutted -- if there's no board and a dead monitor then there's not much left, hah. The Neo Geo is a conversion for sure so there's nothing there that would be worth much to a collector, but if you're wanting some games to fix up or some MAME cabinets then it's not a bad deal.

    You can get 3 cabs no problem standing up in a long bed truck.

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    I'm not sure yet.

    They would have to be delivered because I don't have a car at all, I take the bus, and don't think I could get anyone willing to pick them up because I live in Tucson, and they live in Sahuarita which is about an hour away.

    I'm going to think on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flack View Post
    That Bubble Bobble cabinet looks weird. It almost looks like an Asteroids or Atari cabinet but the control panel is too shallow.
    Probably a Space Duel/Gravitar/Black Widow cab in a previous life. Hard to know for sure with no profile shot.

    An ok deal if you can rebuild the monitors.
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    How hard is it to rebuild monitors? I've never had an arcade machine before.

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    it'd be a fun project to play with, and if all else fails you could easily gut the bootleg bubble bobble one and use it for a mame cabinet or even hook up your game consoles to it (rewiring the control panel should be easy) and replace the dead monitor with a reasonable sized tv.

    i'd jump on it for that price (and I only have marginal skill with arcade machines)

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    Skip the non-working ones and buy the NBA Jam one for $350, if it's working it's a steal.
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