Quoted from MikeO:
Don't be fooled into thinking he honored a deal. The response I got was that they had a bid if $900 and were looking for more. You lucked out that no one bid more.
Have fun. Neat to have one of the EM versions of the System 1 games.
Actually once I arrived he did tell me he had another offer of $1200 roll in. *whew* glad that didn't enter into subsequent negotiations.
Very happy to have this one! My favorite Gottlieb System 1's are Genie, Sinbad, Joker Poker, and Cleopatra. Of these, all but Genie had EM versions, and the EM versions of Sinbad and Joker Poker suffered a few compromises like no resetting drop targets nor advanced multiplier scoring which dramatically cuts down the fun factor. BUT... not so with Cleopatra! It was the first System 1 and the SS/EM gameplay is identical between both versions.
Regarding collectibility, I think the valuation of System 1 EM's is backwards. True, Gottlieb produced twice as many EM Cleo's as Joker Poker/Sinbad, but all things considered it is Cleopatra and not the other two which is the one to get since it doesn't lack any features!
I believe both versions are DC rectified.