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What am I getting myself into?


By ItsBwalt

1 year ago



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#5 1 year ago
Quoted from ItsBwalt:

it worked 100% before moving

That, along with, "it's just a fuse", or "its just a quick fix". Don't believe stuff like that. There's probably some some other things going on. There usually are.

I usually sink about $350-$600 into repairing & refurbishing a game. It will be more if you buy brand new boards and displays.

Personally, I think $800 is too much for that game without showing that it can boot and play.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

I would buy that game for $800, that's a great game.

I'd probably go $350 at most. $800 is a bit steep.

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from ItsBwalt:

Looks pretty damn clean actually.

Quoted from alexanr1:

I would be getting this battery removed ASAP! Can’t believe it hasn’t leaked.
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It did leak. There is a large area of battery damage to the left and right of the battery. All that discoloration is corrosion.

That's probably the main problem right there as to why the game won't boot.

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Playfield has big wear spot from what I can see
Also repairing may be hard as you are newby

Yeah, that's a pretty big eye sore that would drastically affect the value of the game.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

OP never said it wouldn't boot, only prob he mentioned was half the lights aren't working after it was moved.

Other way around:

Quoted from ItsBwalt:

Seller claims it worked 100% before moving, now only half the lights turn on.

And the photo shows GI partially on, and nothing to show that the game has booted, which is consistent with the battery damage.

Quoted from Scoot:

Some frisket paper, xacto knife and an airbrush would fix the wear spots in a jiffy. Any noob can do it with a little patience.

Easier said than done. Paint matching can be difficult.

#57 1 year ago
Quoted from Slim64:

Its sold pending in less than 24hrs. I'd say 500 was possibly too cheap.

There are some people who simply pay well over market value--usually either out of inexperience or unrestrained nostalgia.

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