It’s been recommended that I make this a separate thread. What follows is basically what I posted in the “get to know. . .” thread:
I know someone who worked for a private individual that owned all of the arcade cabs in the greater DFW area. Their main arcade shut down in 05’ because the mall they were located in didn’t have working air conditioning (this is illegal in Texas). They still have cabs in restaurants, and currently operate a smaller arcade in Arlington. But the majority of their cabs are currently in storage gathering dust.
Julian was looking to buy a few MVS games. And I know that a few of you out there are hardcore about getting the pure arcade experience. If you’re interested in getting game boards, cabs (even slant-eyed sit down style), or some parts (non-American could be a problem but I’ll ask), PM me with a list of what you’re looking for. I figure that a bulk order might get preferential pricing and shipping.
I can get you a price quote, so you’re not obligated to buy anything if you just want to see how much it will cost you. But the owner doesn’t know me, so you might have to pay the money up front before he’ll ship the stuff. Again, the price that you get quoted might only be available if we all put in an order together. So if you’re interested but can’t scrounge up the money for half a year, the availability and price might be change.
Does anyone own a truck? I have a fairly large house. So if we end up ordering 10 cabs (extreme case), I could probably store them for a week or so. But there will need to be a plan for people to get their shit outta here. Worst case scenario, we could chip in and rent a u-haul for the day. If we only order boards and parts, that won’t be an issue.
I should make it clear that these things will all come from a former arcade. So don’t expect brand new cabs and boards. If you just order parts though, they should be brand new. I got all of the parts for my sticks from them, brand new and in sealed bags (for happ 360’s). If only the wiring was done better.
Keep in mind that I know nothing about arcade related matters. So please try to give me explicit details such as the technical names for the cabs, games, boards, or parts that you’re looking for. If you just ask for a “Japanese sit-down cab”, you could end up getting any of the numerous models available. This is also important for things like CPS-2 games where the A board doesn’t do shit unless you also have a B board.