A few years ago, I lived in San Diego and bought a Funhouse.
I removed the playfield to do a thorough top and bottom cleaning, being careful to put blue tape (marked with numbers), on all the connectors.
When done, I kept the machine in the garage, as my young daughter said that Rudy freaked her out! Even though it was in the garage, my daughter kept begging me to sell it. Well, what could I do? I sold it (locally), as she had asked.
About 10 years later, we had moved to Los Angeles and my daughter was now older, so I decided to look for another Funhouse.
I saw an ad on Craigslist for a Funhouse that seemed ridiculously cheap. I immediately called the guy, and scurried round to his office where he had the machine, which was about a 30 minute drive away.
When I arrived, he said that he had been inundated with calls offering a lot more than he was asking but I was the first and he would sell it to me at his asking price. I felt really bad, as it was worth considerably more than he was asking, so I did point out to him his error in valuation and said that I would pay him some extra.
His response was that he had used it in his office for a number of years and was more than happy with the fun he had with it and only wanted to get his money back. He did thank me profusely for offering more.
So, I paid a deposit, rented a pick-up truck and picked up the machine later that day.
When I got it home, I removed the backglass to check the batteries, etc. and, to my amazement, I saw 2 pieces of blue tape, with my writing on them!
Yes, lo and behold, this was the same Funhouse that I had sold 100 miles away, 10 years previously!!
We had a big celebration to welcome Rudy home!!!
Just thought I would share.