Arcade Weekends

For many video game collectors, there is no item more desirable in the whole wide world than their own authentic arcade machine. Run, coward! It’s another Arcade Weekends.

I will point out every week that arcade units purchased from auction sites usually have inflated prices — 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 Lynbrook, New Jersey: Cruis’n World, LPU, BIN at $800 but ends soon with no bids at $575.

From Newburgh, Indiana: Nintendo Playchoice-10, ends soon with no bids at $499, LPU or buyer arranges shipping. Great value: This is the Playchoice-10 that includes the unreleased-on-NES Goonies game, as in what “Goonies II” was a sequel to.

From Cockeysville, Maryland: Area 51, BIN at $375, LPU.

From Northfield, New Jersey: Mortal Kombat 4, BIN at $350, LPU. Unit works but needs some polish.

From Mentor, Ohio: Pac-Man, nice BIN at $333.33, shipping must be arranged by buyer. Unit is said to work but needs unspecified work done.

From Union, New Jersey: Gorf, restored unit, shipping must be arranged by buyer, no current bids at $599. Gorf is “frog” spelled backwards, but that was unintentional.

From Hoffman Estates, Illinois: Space Invaders, shipping must be arranged by buyer, BIN at $650 but ends soon with no bids at $400.

From Huntsville, Alabama: Revolution X, BIN at $549, seller will ship within the US for $180 to $400 and even to Australia for more. This game has become the butt of everyone’s jokes, mostly due to the premise, but someone must want it.

Written by Torque Smacky

Other things I've done, written and pooped out can be found in one place: I am also the founder and editor of BANG! The Entertainment Paper, a Portland publication spotlighting creative talent.


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