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Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby TrueJedi » Tue May 30, 2017 7:47 am

What's your worst purchase that's caused you endless frustration or even regret for making such a purchase?
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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby underachiever » Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 am

I'm glad you have the word arcade in the title or I would have had to say "wedding ring". :lol:
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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby brad808 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:36 am

Some crappy cocktail cabinet filled with old dog food, necked tube and bootleg pac board (working board at least). I pulled the board and tossed the rest to the trash. I think I paid $100 for it. That was a terrible decision and I have no idea why I did it. Actually I do, the guy wanted to drop it off at a parking lot and I felt bad he hauled it all the way there. With today's prices it doesn't seem so bad but at the time you could still buy fully working cabs from the Starburst auctions for $50-100. I've bought a ton of dumb shit over the years but that's the one that still makes me smack my head. At least it was a cheap lesson and taught me to walk away from garbage.

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby aerostarz » Tue May 30, 2017 11:58 am

brad808 wrote:Some crappy cocktail cabinet filled with old dog food, necked tube and bootleg pac board (working board at least). I pulled the board and tossed the rest to the trash. I think I paid $100 for it. That was a terrible decision and I have no idea why I did it. Actually I do, the guy wanted to drop it off at a parking lot and I felt bad he hauled it all the way there. With today's prices it doesn't seem so bad but at the time you could still buy fully working cabs from the Starburst auctions for $50-100. I've bought a ton of dumb shit over the years but that's the one that still makes me smack my head. At least it was a cheap lesson and taught me to walk away from garbage.

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Was it this cocktail going into the red car?

scroll down halfway at http://cgcc.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=28048&p=244978&hilit=pacman+starburst#p244978
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Re: RE: Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby brad808 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:19 pm

aerostarz wrote:
brad808 wrote:Some crappy cocktail cabinet filled with old dog food, necked tube and bootleg pac board (working board at least). I pulled the board and tossed the rest to the trash. I think I paid $100 for it. That was a terrible decision and I have no idea why I did it. Actually I do, the guy wanted to drop it off at a parking lot and I felt bad he hauled it all the way there. With today's prices it doesn't seem so bad but at the time you could still buy fully working cabs from the Starburst auctions for $50-100. I've bought a ton of dumb shit over the years but that's the one that still makes me smack my head. At least it was a cheap lesson and taught me to walk away from garbage.

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Was it this cocktail going into the red car?

scroll down halfway at http://cgcc.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=28048&p=244978&hilit=pacman+starburst#p244978

No this wasn't from an auction it was just a private sale. I did load it into the trunk of a Cavalier though. Still no idea what game it originally was. Actually now that I look at the pictures I still use that specific iso on my bench so I guess it wasn't a total bust haha.

Just for price comparison a couple of weeks before that I also bought this mk2 for $100 (that was better deal than most though), along with a lot of other games under $200. Either way I still knew better than to buy crap cocktail which is why that's my regret. ImageImagehttp://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/592db6adec00f/Screenshot_20170530-141425.png?


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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby brad808 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:22 pm

:'( better days :-PImage

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby theyangman » Tue May 30, 2017 1:59 pm

brad808 wrote::'( better days :-PImage

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that would be my best purchase ever.... god finding one of those is proving to be about as easy as getting Bella and Gigi Hadid together for a threesome with me....
I want more games...

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby CoitusMysterioso » Tue May 30, 2017 2:28 pm

I'd take the threesome over that cab! LOL :)

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brad808 wrote::'( better days :-PImage

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that would be my best purchase ever.... god finding one of those is proving to be about as easy as getting Bella and Gigi Hadid together for a threesome with me....

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby OTTOgd » Tue May 30, 2017 3:18 pm

One of the crappiest purchases ever for me was a '53 Gottlieb Guys Dolls. Never mind that the cab was painted over with black paint, the game with the "Six High Powered Pop-up Posts" instead of flippers SUCKED big time, imho!

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby AllanSim » Tue May 30, 2017 3:32 pm

You said dog*food*, right?

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Re: RE: Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby brad808 » Tue May 30, 2017 3:38 pm

AllanSim wrote:You said dog*food*, right?

Yes they were using the control panel boxes to feed dogs evidently. Beats me man.

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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby Arcademarauder » Tue May 30, 2017 4:37 pm

Pissed in arcade machines
Moldy cabinets
Water damaged cabinets
Smashed scratched chipped
Cabinets that had remnants of previous inhabitant like nests
I bought some that i just had to be demolish and dispose of

That's The way she goes fam , there are people you can expect quality and there are people that just want take all your money and run like a greesy used car salesman dishing out lemons to gullible folks :censored:
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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby TrueJedi » Tue May 30, 2017 5:51 pm

My 1st purchase has been a big lesson. I always wanted a Double Dragon. I paid too much for what I later found was a Williams Joust cab converted into a DD. It stank of cigarette smoke, so bad my wife Febreezed it to death when it was brought into the basement. I soon found out it had a 1980's home made jamma wiring set up. So much so that the Jamma harness would not fit on any boards as the harness was a mm or 2 too short. CPO had had several overlays on it at various points and no one bothered to lift the joystick screws to remove the excess overlay. So that ripped at your hands. Then 3 months in my G07 went. I had someone do a cap kit, but still could not get the picture right. Sent it into a guy in Toronto and greatly improved the picture adjusting the b+. Still short a bit on width, but I don't want to mess with the width coil since I finally got a decent quality picture now. More recently my DD board (which I found out to be a bootleg) must have a chip going as the colours are off on this board only. All my other Jamma boards look fine. I noticed recently my power supply was not giving acceptable ranges, so had to replace that too. There is still lots of cosmetic work to do on the cabinet itself as it's painted 1980's black right over what's left of the Joust side art. As well as the base needing some cosmetic rebuilding. I really picked a gem as my first, but it's forced me to investigate and learn a lot about the functionality of a machine.
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Re: RE: Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby jasonec » Tue May 30, 2017 8:44 pm

brad808 wrote:
aerostarz wrote:
brad808 wrote:Some crappy cocktail cabinet filled with old dog food, necked tube and bootleg pac board (working board at least). I pulled the board and tossed the rest to the trash. I think I paid $100 for it. That was a terrible decision and I have no idea why I did it. Actually I do, the guy wanted to drop it off at a parking lot and I felt bad he hauled it all the way there. With today's prices it doesn't seem so bad but at the time you could still buy fully working cabs from the Starburst auctions for $50-100. I've bought a ton of dumb shit over the years but that's the one that still makes me smack my head. At least it was a cheap lesson and taught me to walk away from garbage.

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Was it this cocktail going into the red car?

scroll down halfway at http://cgcc.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=28048&p=244978&hilit=pacman+starburst#p244978

No this wasn't from an auction it was just a private sale. I did load it into the trunk of a Cavalier though. Still no idea what game it originally was. Actually now that I look at the pictures I still use that specific iso on my bench so I guess it wasn't a total bust haha.

Just for price comparison a couple of weeks before that I also bought this mk2 for $100 (that was better deal than most though), along with a lot of other games under $200. Either way I still knew better than to buy crap cocktail which is why that's my regret. ImageImagehttp://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/592db6adec00f/Screenshot_20170530-141425.png?


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Re: Your Crappiest Arcade Purchase

Postby jasonec » Tue May 30, 2017 8:45 pm

Arcademarauder wrote:Pissed in arcade machines
Moldy cabinets
Water damaged cabinets
Smashed scratched chipped
Cabinets that had remnants of previous inhabitant like nests
I bought some that i just had to be demolish and dispose of

That's The way she goes fam , there are people you can expect quality and there are people that just want take all your money and run like a greesy used car salesman dishing out lemons to gullible folks :censored:


Wait...isn't this the norm when buying cabs? It's not an authentic cab without the smell of rat piss.....:lol:
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