Quoted from mtp78:
Looking to add an arcade game. I guess a 60 & 1 would be the best budget move to get the favorites. Been talking to the Arcade shop. They will make me a brand new donkey cabinet for the like 1800 plug and play. Is this a good price ? And advice what to look for ?
You can get a cocktail brand new for $1199 all day long that has Donkey Kong and all the top games of the 80s. Less than $1000 if you really dig around.
Here's a craigslist ad from near here with that machine for $1199. They get them from China in containers for like $300-400+ shipping in quantity and if they do a container at a time, shipping per cabinet is pretty cheap for them, so at $1200, they're making like $600 or more profit on each one.
Here's a sample Chinese manufacturer ad (no, you're not getting it for $100, it's more like $400+ shipping):