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I want you to take me to the game bar.
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pubjoe wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 2:11 am
I want you to take me to the game bar.
Game bar. Game bar.

By sheer coincidence that cab has Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown III :think:
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I've requested that the dingy 30 mm ball tops are changed to proper 35 mm ones and that the cab would be lowered to it's feet instead of being left to roll around on transit wheels, on top of suggesting a better line up of titles since no one wants to play FF1 or SS3 with no blood but so far no response – and now the sound is also dead.

I guess it's just there for decoration.
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That J. J. Squawkers that was posted here a few months ago has gone ages with nary a bid on what seemed to be a reasonable price.

Its been relisted at a new lower price. I honestly think we\re getting played on PCB prices. There's serious manipulation going on.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v675908197
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@rancor: Is sk8texas your YAJ account?

SCENARIO: Rare game shows up on YAJ after a year or two of not being there. Lots of people have had it on their want list for a long time. Bidding war ensues. It sells for higher than usual. Next one shows up soon after and doesn't sell for as much because there is slightly less hype. Third one lingers longer at a lower price as hype dwindles and people think "hey, maybe this isn't so rare after all, I'll take a wait-and-see approach". It's a familiar pattern in this hobby (same thing happened with DFK 1.0 last year on YAJ), but hardly proof of any price manipulation.
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theres probably a few of other factors at play as well, platformers have never been the most in demand genre for arcade/pcb collectors so if theres only 2 people willing to drop big money on a board once they have theirs maybe theres no one else willing to go to those high prices or pull the trigger on it at a price relatively close to the previous buyers. to use tatsujin-oh as a an example it was 200 max forever then it spiked to 600 but has been constantly 5-600 for a few years now this range is still within most peoples budgets, double that to 1000-1200 it then becomes something to seriously consider for the other things that could be had e.g. the difference between a weekend getaway or a weeklong holiday, minor repairs keeping your motor ticking along or doing major repairs on it to keep it running smoothly for another few years etc

genres other than shmups have only recently seen factorial price increases, I'm thinking contra/gryzor here as an example where until a year or two ago you could buy an original gryzor board for cheaper than a complete boxed nes version. i think this is from people beginning to search other genres from shmups becoming relatively high priced in comparison particularly after the jumps in a lot of stuff a few of years ago, as well as a steady influx of new people to the hobby who are coming from console gaming and were never really interested in shmups so the more traditional console genres are getting more attention (look at demand and pricing for belt beat-em-ups over the last couple of years) and unported stuff like jj has an air or mystique around it (though this observation is from a very uk/eu centric viewpoint). in addition to that theres a definite bubble for generic woody cabinets in the uk right now but the primary factors (i believe) in this are the amount of items that arcade club has taken out of general circulation (not saying this a bad thing just highlighting its potential effect on pricing) and the amount of arcade bars opening up that are using eBay as their only or primary resource to buy things, be interesting to see what happens in 24-36 months.

the jumps also coincided with the bitcoin spike which seen similar increase in pricing and demand for the high end stuff for other limited item collecting circles (MTG, comic books, console collecting etc) this could be anecdotal or me misconnecting dots but i think there was more than a few people cashed out of bit coin and put the money into things they liked or thought they would be more stable investments at that point
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Would love to see the inside of that thing. I bet it uses a composite connection.
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nem wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 6:21 MP
Would love to see the inside of that thing. I bet it uses a composite connection.
I have one thats not working. What do you want to know? When you turn on the SFC part it automatically cuts to a dedicated SFC input. It still has the multi AV out and you can get RGB out of it too. Unfortunately I can't find a schematic on it or any repair logs to figure out the problem I am having.
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Just wondering how it's connected internally. That's all.

They're kind of cute. If there was one available at open auction I could be interested in putting a bid on it. 40k (plus fees, shipping, etc) is way too steep.

What problem are you having?
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nem wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 10:29 am
Just wondering how it's connected internally. That's all.

They're kind of cute. If there was one available at open auction I could be interested in putting a bid on it. 40k (plus fees, shipping, etc) is way too steep.

What problem are you having?
When it cuts to internal SFC, there is no video, but there is sound. If I use the video out, I get sound and picture just fine. Not sure what the internal display is, it’s not quite as sharp as rgb on a pvm but it’s much clearer than composite.
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Nice Ambo cab - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n409323602

Plenty cheap at the moment - 2 days to go....

Covid-19 seems to be causing prices to drop a bit on YAJ (every cloud has a silver lining).
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I like how he is using 4/6 button games to demo the cab :-P
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penrhos wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Nice Ambo cab - https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n409323602

Plenty cheap at the moment - 2 days to go....

Covid-19 seems to be causing prices to drop a bit on YAJ (every cloud has a silver lining).
I'm going for that "untested" broken Deathsmiles 2 PC.

It's already expensive though... :think:

The seller is full of 5hit of course, as all you need is a vga cable to test it :problem:
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You can still use it as a door stopper or paperweight.
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parodius wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 12:48 MP
You can still use it as a door stopper or paperweight.
:lol:

1cc'd my door.
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penrhos wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Covid-19 seems to be causing prices to drop a bit on YAJ (every cloud has a silver lining).
No kidding.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/460462601

A Pony MkII went for 40k.
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penrhos wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Covid-19 seems to be causing prices to drop a bit on YAJ (every cloud has a silver lining).
zak wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 11:46 am
I'm going for that "untested" broken Deathsmiles 2 PC.
Or not :wtf:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/auction/q352913462
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Yep, rancor and I went for that. We are both pretty sure that it's fake bids.

The working one on Surugaya went for almost half of that last week. The non working one 3 months ago went for 86k yen.

The box can't be worth that much, as @needaes aes and I went halves on those DS2 kit boxes a few weeks ago (they ended fairly cheap).

He's also hiding the serial number on the box (why?) :problem:

So definitely a bogus auction. I am done with yahoo.
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