The feeling you get when a container shows up after 4 or 5 months is like X-mas, b-day, New Years all rapped into one! We did 40' containers 10-12 years ago when you would pay $650-$750 a game after shipping, insurance, broker, trucking. Having $50 to $60 thousand dollars floating out there doing 2 containers a year was fun, crazy, a lot of work and a big gamble. We had a container get caught up in customs in New York after 9/11 and that container was are worst experience we ever had. They call your broker and they call you and say your container has went through the X-ray and looked suspicious and we are putting it on hold!?!? They say if you want your container they need to search it for booms or drugs and if you do not let them know within 48 hrs your container is emptied and the content is auctioned off!!!! So, you say yes and they open it up and pull every game out and open every game. They do not strap them again and they just throw everything back in and tell your broker that they will release it when they get a money order of $2500 and today they will start storage fees of $150 a day till they get it. If it does not happen with in a week it will go to auction! Having that $2500 cash to get the money order and storage fees and fedex it to them with all the right fees was not fun. When the container arrived it was like X-mas again but Santa stepped all over are machines! Nothing was strapped, tied down. Imagin 60-70 machines riding from New York to Rockford, Il. Rubbing and grinding on one another! Soon your TZ, Addams, MB and so on that are going to way out your turds in the bunch turn into machines that need LOTS of work! With the euro and the dollar being so for apart and this event happening was the end of are container days. Don't get me wrong, it was awesome! Pick 5 machines to keep and wholesale the rest to get your money back......I would do it in a heart beat again if I could. Your games look very nice. You see a lot of hacks and bad fixes yes but bring the machines back is what is fun for me. I like the little strand of wire bridging the fuses that have blown for a good reason! That's ok...it is a slow- blow strand of wire, it will pop when your machine is on fire!
Anyone in the Chicago area in for a container? I think I have the itch again!?!??!?!