Quoted from McCune:
Are your restoration half the cost of a HEP ?
Jim, most of the games I restore are for my personal collection. To quote JJP, "I don't build games with a calculator." I know going in that I'm never going to recoup the $$$ I put into a restoration project, so it is what it is - just a hobby for me.
So, to answer your question....... Yes, but only when I'm selling