So I've had some movement in my collection the last week or so and landed a TZ today. Friend of mine hooked me up with one in South Philly. Spoke to the guy yesterday. In storage for years in a basement. 5 or 6 steps up.
Met the seller on site today. Neat story...one owner, bought for an exclusive Italian-American "social" club in South Philly. On site for years, but moved into the basement of an adjacent church years back during a remodel and just wanted it gone.
So...get there and, yeah, not 5 steps. At least 20 steps, steep and narrow. And just me and my daughter. Ouch.
Looked at the game. Filthy filthy as expected. Not working also as expected. Leaky batteries as expected. I was OK with the price until I reached down to flip the power switch. Didn't feel right. Looked underneath. Must have been placed under a leaky ceiling. Entire bottom was sagging and had dried mold. Front of the machine was separating. Legs were barely attached. I said I wouldn't take it without a much lower offer and actually walked away.
Guy actually chased me down the street and wanted to make a deal...worked out a very very good price and home it came. Not going to repair the cabinet. Just going to replace it.