I used to give advice and even got local games up and running for no charge.
I don't do that anymore, no good deed goes unpunished.
I had one guy that wanted a game I bought, I did a complete teardown, 350 bucks in parts and I wanted 500 bucks more for a game I bought that was filthy and would not boot.
He instead bought the same title from someone else, it wouldn't boot and I told him 600 bucks + parts to shop it and do the boardwork.
He got pissed like I was supposed to put 40+ hours into his TZ and parts for free.
Now I'm the a$$hole.
The local tech who has been doing amusement repair for 4 decades taught me almost everything I know and I have fabricated quite a few parts for him over the years.
It's what he does for a living so why should I use what he taught me to take work away from him?
Gas, grass or ass nobody rides for free.
Good time Charlie has left the building.