A little dive bar/ pizza joint sits about a mile from my hotel. My keen eye sees The Shadow against the back wall with about a dozen cases of empty beer bottles stacked on top and below it. I look for the owner to see if he wants to sell it (it would look great in my hotel room, yes?).
Owner's Son: Yeah, it's been broke about 5 years.
Vid: Want to sell it?
O: HA! Everybody want's to buy it! It's worth a lot of money, everyone knows that.
V: Sure, if it works.
O: I had the guy who does our games (2 crane games, dart board, jukebox) try to fix it. He says it's too old. Another guy, a professional, worked on it and he said it needs some new computer boards and a brain.
V: A brain, eh?
O: New brain, yes.
V: Well, if you don't want to sell it, do you want to pay me to fix it?
O: What can you do if no one else can ?
V: It's what I do.
O: What if you can't?
V: Then you don't have to pay me a penny. What do you have to lose?
I tell him to find the keys, a grounded outlet, extension cord, I only take cash - so have some on hand and I'll be back in 2 days in the afternoon when the bar is not so crowded ....