Let me clarify a few things
I didn't come on to Pinside to air my dirty laundry without first going to Jeff for a resolution and I also didn't come here to try and shame him into giving me $400 I told him already i don't even want the money at this point. I tried multiple times he didn't think it was his responsibility. "The game worked when it left here" and "well you know when shipping stuff happens"
I also commented on to what a wonderful job he had done ascetically.
I can here to warn others that games advertised as "museum quality" and "torn down to the screw" is a lie and the part that I refer to as "fraud"
I don't want to see others in the same situation paying top dollar for a game have the same issues
The answer to this isn't "learn how to fix games yourself" or I buy his stensils and he's a good guy. It's also not about how great of a price I got was, cause if it was such a great deal how come it didn't fly off the shelf when he had it listed for so long and to that effect I will gladly sell you the game for $3600 to anyone who would like it.
And yes shipping can cause damage that's completely true, however shipping doesn't cause old boards to remain old boards with no work to them, shipping doesn't cause lead wires to "jump" positions in the molex connectors as well as multiple other issues
Also to clarify all the issues with the per hour rate of techs i stated that there were TWO techs that worked for 3-4 hours working on the multiple issues in the back box as well as the wiring in cabinet and Playfield so all the mathematicians can divide by 2
The fact remains is that I didn't assume there was a warranty nor was I told there was one. What I did assume that a game on the higher side of the price matrix would get to my house in working order and that I wouldn't have to spend $400 immediately to get it in working order
And further that the seller wouldn't seem to care!