For many video game collectors, there is no item more desirable, no monolith more awe-inspiring to a man-cave, than their own authentic arcade machine. Arcade Weekends is a new weekly (or whenever there’s enough mentionable material) feature on GameSniped where we’ll spotlight coin-ops for sale.
This feature will mostly be done for entertainment’s sake, as if you’re going to enter the market for arcade units, auction sites should be your last resort. The inflated prices, coupled with the outrageous shipping costs to get such a huge device to you safely, aren’t comparable to Craigslist or a local convention — unless you live close enough to the seller that you can pick the unit up yourself. Many sellers know this and list their items as Local Pick-Ups only (marked here as LPUs). If you DO live near any of today’s sellers, some of these deals aren’t bad.
From Cockeysville, Maryland — Mortal Kombat for $345 BIN (wow), LPU but will ship at buyer’s expense
From Chatswin Chatsworth, CA — Donkey Kong at $500, ends soon, no bids, LPU.
From Elk Grove, CA — Centipede cocktail, $350 with no bids, $450 BIN. Lacks the glass overlay.
From Swansea, MA — Dig-Dug, $895 BIN (or make an offer), LPU.
From Milan, MI — Virtua Cop 2, $400 with no bids, $450 BIN, LPU.
From Olney, Maryland — Space Invaders, original art and parts in good condition. $500, no bids, LPU.
This — I just like it.