Alright, so I am given the opportunity to pick up one of two Funhouse machines.
Machine number 1 is a sample game with a Diamondplate playfield but has been completely disassembled and was essentially abandoned mid-shop. All the parts are there inside the bottom of the machine, but at first glance I will need all new ramps, a new display, and lots of willpower to blindly reassemble it all, not knowing how it all goes back together. Who knows how much it really needs though? It does come with extra parts for Rudy as well. Functionality of the boards is unknown as the machine has sat dormant for several years now. Price is $2000.
Machine number 2 is a routed game that is currently on location, standard release. Has backbox GI problems, the display is beginning to outgas, and needs a generous cleaning, but for the most part works 90%. After playing about 20 games on it, the only issues I have seen are the shoot again light continually flashes during gameplay regardless of the mode and Rudys eyelids are a tad slow. Decent cabinet, decent playfield. Price is $3000.
This is such a first-world problem, but which machine would be the smarter buy? Should I save myself the heartache and just spring the cash for one that pretty much works?