Quoted from IdahoFarmer:
I still believe this will be a $5,000 title... perhaps I'll just take it to my house and enjoy it for a few years.
Taking it home and enjoying it might make more sense than what you’re asking for it currently and seeing if it’s value increases in the future. Personally I don’t see this even being a $1000.00 machine even if Excidy thinks it is. I understand “rarity” as I enjoy collecting games for consoles, and their is always the “completionsist” who wants to have a complete video game library. But with arcades I don’t think “completionists” exist because of room/price. Me personally, I collect based on nostalgia. This isn’t a game I played, nor even know anyone that has ever mentioned it. So I don’t know how that will play out for future pricing based on the principle that not many people will have nostalgiac memories of playing it. Also the reason, like you mentioned, that STTNG is so expensive even though it’s not rare. I have fond memories of playing it and a desire to have it in my collection that I think is shared with quite a few others and that raises the price. Regardless, GLWTS and I hope you get what you want for it.