I have found what I believe is a good candidate for my first restoration. Someone local to me has a JOKERZ! that is in good shape but hasn't been played in years. I am going to stop by to see it and make an offer, but I'm thinking just turning it on might be a bad idea without getting in there and blowing dust out and checking for obvious faults?
Follow up question, if it's unsafe to turn on how should I handle that price wise? I want to give them a fair price but also have a nice buffer that I get some value out of it when it's done. Plus, I'd be buying on visual inspection alone. Pinside seems to price it in recently shopped working condition at $1500. Would $500 or $750 be reasonable offers?
Thanks so much for your help!!!