I just purchased a Surf N Safari in decent shape for a very good price in my opinion. It does have some wear in certain areas (as you'll see in the pictures), but the overall playfield looks nice and the game is playable minus the out lanes not always registering. All lights, sound, and display work.
I was thinking of sending the machine to TNT Amusements for their complete service, (they were the ones that sold it to the previous owner as their stamp is on the machine) but I wasn't sure if it would be worth doing it or the cost of doing the service would make the value of it enough to be worth it.
After speaking with Todd (who's a great guy) he said that depending on the condition of the machine the full service would run anywhere from $2200-$2400. The full service includes putting in LEDS, taking the whole machine apart, checking all boards, touch ups, etc.
I know Surf 'n Safari isn't the most desirable machine, so I wanted to know if I'd be spending too much on getting it serviced, or if it would be worth it in the long run.
P.S. This is my first machine I've ever bought, so I'm very green to understanding and evaluating machines! Thanks!