This is definately my find of the YEAR.
Well it’s a long story…
I got a Sega Astro City 29 in wonderful condition for a mere $23.00 USD.
A friend of me linked me to the cabinet on Craig’s List in my area.(Huge thanks to my homie Ace R. since he made all this possible).
Sure enough I emailed the seller and called them up. They just wanted to get rid of it. To make sure it wasn’t a typo I asked again about the price, they said “$20.”
So I go over there to inspect the cabinet. It’s in beautiful condition. The buttons didn’t work but that’s because the wiring became unplugged, easy fix. And the coin door was missing(easily replaceable). Street Fighter II: World Warrior was already in the machine, and I didn’t hesitate to buy it.
Turns out it was a lady and her son that just wanted to get rid of it. It was given to them by their neighbor awhile ago. It’s an Astro City 29 cabinet with a Blast City panel. Pretty much brand new Sanwa buttons/stick. No burn in on the monitor at all. No signs of wear on the speakers. The lady told me that her son was going to keep the money from the sales, so when I offerred him $23 bucks his face lit up with the biggest smile his fat face could muster… he gladly accepted since he only wanted $20. Badabing badaboom. Oh yea it looks like this:
I have 2 arcade cabinets now.
This one and a dedicated Tekken Tag Tournament machine. Now I only need 1 more cabinet(Sega New Versus City) to go so I can complete my ‘ideal’ collection.