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#2071 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

BrandonJF

Posted 14 May 2020 - 03:24 PM

Had my first return-rebuy rejection at Walmart today. I’d been 3 for 3 getting them to adjust the 1Up Arcades from online price to the store clearance price, but evidently a reduction from $450 to $50 on the Star Wars machine was a bridge too far.

I hardly buy anything from Walmart.com and really mainly did when I was trying to do ship-to-store for these cabs and hoped they would price adjust the store's clearance pricing.  I had ended up returning a couple of the full-priced cabs and re-bought in store when they came back in stock for clearance.  Then, I bought the Star Wars cab for full price online, received a 20% off coupon for Best Buy, re-bought at Best Buy, then returned to Wal-Mart.

I was almost going to buy something from Walmart.com last month and found out they shut down my account - I'm assuming due to the Arcade1Up returns.  All but one I did re-buy in store, but they probably just saw a few high dollar returns and I got flagged.



#2072 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   938 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 03:27 PM

Star Wars Arcade Machine With Bench Seat, Limited Edition, Arcade1Up

 

https://www.walmart....de1Up/248851348

 

 

This is neato, but I still think it's priced too high personally.



#2073 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:58 PM

Star Wars Arcade Machine With Bench Seat, Limited Edition, Arcade1Up

https://www.walmart....de1Up/248851348


This is neato, but I still think it's priced too high personally.


It's neat, but I think destined to fail. Unless you're Arnold Drummond from Diff'rent Strokes, I doubt anyone has the right amount of space required for that thing. In most cases it's either going to be sticking out blocking a walkway or awkwardly shoved up against a wall.

I don't know. I have a pretty decent sized game room and am struggling with the amount of furniture tetris I'd have to play to make something like that fit properly, look normal, and be comfortable to play.

#2074 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4416 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:12 PM

That's for people who have full-fledged basement arcades/gamerooms.



#2075 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5475 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:24 PM

Star Wars Arcade Machine With Bench Seat, Limited Edition, Arcade1Up

 

https://www.walmart....de1Up/248851348

 

 

This is neato, but I still think it's priced too high personally.

Without the booster this will seem very close to the ground.  I like how the bench slides in to save space, but it doesn't bring the old arcade feel of the OG SW sit-down cab.  I'd rather stick to the upright w/ booster.  Plus, it would be easy to slap some blue LED's to the back of any cabinet, so that's not much of a selling point. 



#2076 kevlar51   eats babies CAGiversary!   1211 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:24 PM

If Arcade1up starts testing out more sit down cabs they might find them harder to move product, as a lot of sit down cabinets can be had for less than the Arcade1up price (not Star Wars). They aren't as much in demand because they are huge heavy bastards. Fun though!



#2077 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   894 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:26 PM

Star Wars Arcade Machine With Bench Seat, Limited Edition, Arcade1Up

https://www.walmart....de1Up/248851348


This is neato, but I still think it's priced too high personally.


I want this, at the right price of course, to then convert and mod to a driving cab.

Daaaaytooooonnaaaaaaaaaaa!

#2078 evilw0n   Deals & Games CAGiversary!   1836 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:48 PM

All these ALU issues has me glad I just modded my Marvel cab with a RPi4. Put it all together a few weeks ago and it has been a blast to play, especially with naomi and dreamcast games working great. Even discovered a few arcade games I knew as a kid but didn't remember the names of, Black Tiger being the biggest hit of nostalgia. Absolutely love it and putting the build together was a ton of fun.

Just got my Pi4 the other day. What did you use for the image / install?  Probably getting around to doing that and upgrading my MK cab from the Pi3 to Pi4



#2079 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:35 AM

That's for people who have full-fledged basement arcades/gamerooms.

No it's not.  People who have full-fledged basement arcades don't have Arcade 1ups.  They have the real thing.

 

That is almost as much as I paid for my Rush 2049 SE cabinet.  Way overpriced.



#2080 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15253 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:24 AM

Just got my Pi4 the other day. What did you use for the image / install?  Probably getting around to doing that and upgrading my MK cab from the Pi3 to Pi4

Download the RetroPie Berryboot image here (populated with only the initialization files for EmulationStation): https://retropie.org.uk/download/

 

Find the roms for all those games you own. Optionally, you can download a pre-populated,  pre-configured image from Arcade Punks here: https://www.arcadepu...ry-pi-4-images/

 

You can use this tool to format and install either type of image to the SD card: https://sourceforge....in32diskimager/



#2081 v0yce   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:26 AM

No it's not.  People who have full-fledged basement arcades don't have Arcade 1ups.  They have the real thing.

 

That is almost as much as I paid for my Rush 2049 SE cabinet.  Way overpriced.

You still at this?

 

I know its too much for your brain to understand why anyone would opt for an A1U instead of hunting the classifieds for a decent priced old cab, finding a truck to haul it, struggling to get into your house and spending dozens of hours fixing it up but its really not a hard concept.

 

Plenty of people put these things in basement game rooms and even mix them in with the real thing. Once again, you're wrong.

 

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#2082 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:33 AM

You still at this?

I know its too much for your brain to understand why anyone would opt for an A1U instead of hunting the classifieds for a decent priced old cab, finding a truck to haul it, struggling to get into your house and spending dozens of hours fixing it up but its really not a hard concept.

Plenty of people put these things in basement game rooms and even mix them in with the real thing. Once again, you're wrong.

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That's a pretty cool setup. Guess with either option, there's a tradeoff. You can buy a used SF 2049 unit that is genuine, but you'll have to put something in your house that hundreds if not thousands of little kids spent years putting their boogers on, touching with pizza grease hands, throwing up in, etc. Or you can buy a non-genuine A1U that has had very few people touch it - however, the last guy who did apparently had hooves instead of hands based on how carelessly the parts were shoved in the box, completely scratching the hell out of the side panels and maybe even the screen. However, help is just a mere phone call and good portion of your life away, per the instructions given by the gigantic, ominous sticker on the screen, which is so oversized and foreboding it's as if they knew in advance this was going to happen.

So yeah, long story short, it's basically a tradeoff between boogers or out of the box damage.

#2083 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   938 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 10:46 AM

that setup is cool to look at. the real cag question is how much did you pay for these A1up machines? if you lucked out with sub $100 clearance prices then its pretty swell...not so much at msrp.

i think the a1up machines are nice for what they are, but very overpriced for the lack of quality components. at msrp pricing, these should have stereo speakers, an arcade caliber control panel, and include the riser imo

#2084 jrc84  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 11:13 AM

that setup is cool to look at. the real cag question is how much did you pay for these A1up machines? if you lucked out with sub $100 clearance prices then its pretty swell...not so much at msrp.

i think the a1up machines are nice for what they are, but very overpriced for the lack of quality components. at msrp pricing, these should have stereo speakers, an arcade caliber control panel, and include the riser imo


Yeah, until they figure out light guns and steering wheels...then I'm all like "shut up and take my money!" They just have to hit you in the right nostalgia spot to open up the wallet. It's not hit my arcade days sweet spot yet. Lucky & Wild done right might have me at MSRP.

#2085 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:54 PM

You still at this?

 

I know its too much for your brain to understand why anyone would opt for an A1U instead of hunting the classifieds for a decent priced old cab, finding a truck to haul it, struggling to get into your house and spending dozens of hours fixing it up but its really not a hard concept.

 

Plenty of people put these things in basement game rooms and even mix them in with the real thing. Once again, you're wrong.

At what?  Giving my opinion in about home arcades in a thread about home arcades?  Sorry if it hurts your feelings.

 

Do you disagree that $415 is not overpriced for it? 

 

I mean there is a reason that the only way A1up cabs sell is on clearance.  Because they are completely over priced for what you get.  Put an adult in that picture you shared and all of a sudden that room looks much different.

 

Your chatter about spending all this time fixing cabinets is funny though, considering I'd say like 1/2 the people in this thread talk about getting A1up's to mod them with MAME, which requires time to modify + more money.  But it's enjoyable if you are into it.

 

Stop being butt hurt because people have different opinions than you.  



#2086 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   938 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:04 PM

i don’t really understand the point of buying an a1up to mod. they are 3/4 size functional toy replicas of actual arcade machines that scratch the “i’ve always wanted this machine” itch without the commitment of a real arcade machine (space, size, weight, wife approval, repair, upkeep, etc)

the legends ultimate is a much better value proposition for a multicade.

#2087 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

BrandonJF

Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:16 PM

At what?  Giving my opinion in about home arcades in a thread about home arcades?  Sorry if it hurts your feelings.

 

Do you disagree that $415 is not overpriced for it? 

 

I mean there is a reason that the only way A1up cabs sell is on clearance.  Because they are completely over priced for what you get.  Put an adult in that picture you shared and all of a sudden that room looks much different.

 

Your chatter about spending all this time fixing cabinets is funny though, considering I'd say like 1/2 the people in this thread talk about getting A1up's to mod them with MAME, which requires time to modify + more money.  But it's enjoyable if you are into it.

 

Stop being butt hurt because people have different opinions than you.  

I get that some in this forum might have the perception that "the only way A1up cabs sell is on clearance", but that doesn't actually make it a reality.  If that were the case, would the company still be in business?  I'll admit I had that perception as well and the first cabs I picked up were ones on clearance and I assumed A1Up would be closing shop soon after.  Instead, they announced many more cabs with higher MSRPs.  Yes, you'll see more people in this thread talking about picking up a cab on clearance.  This thread does not make up their entire customer base or any significant percentage of it.  Someone must be buying these, especially if Wal-Mart continues to dedicate so much retail space to them.  

They've almost completely sold out of that Burger Time cab they sold exclusively on their site at $400 + shipping.  That's almost 3,000 units.  
 



#2088 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:16 PM

i don’t really understand the point of buying an a1up to mod. they are 3/4 size functional toy replicas of actual arcade machines that scratch the “i’ve always wanted this machine” itch without the commitment of a real arcade machine (space, size, weight, wife approval, repair, upkeep, etc)

the legends ultimate is a much better value proposition for a multicade.

There really isn't much upkeep to a home owned arcade machine if it's in working condition.  I have done absolutely nothing to my KI2 machine I've owned since 2002 and it works just fine.  Okay scratch that, I have had my monitor recapped to make it look like new, but now I know how to do that myself.  You can fine people to do it for you if need be though.

 

But it's not like you are running these 24/7 with teens beating the shit out of them 12 hours a day.  They get very little use in comparison to what they were built for back in the day.  Sure random things can happen over time and things like capacitors and solder joints can just go bad over time, but it isn't like it happens very often.



#2089 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:20 PM

I get that some in this forum might have the perception that "the only way A1up cabs sell is on clearance", but that doesn't actually make it a reality.  If that were the case, would the company still be in business?  I'll admit I had that perception as well and the first cabs I picked up were ones on clearance and I assumed A1Up would be closing shop soon after.  Instead, they announced many more cabs with higher MSRPs.  Yes, you'll see more people in this thread talking about picking up a cab on clearance.  This thread does not make up their entire customer base or any significant percentage of it.  Someone must be buying these, especially if Wal-Mart continues to dedicate so much retail space to them.  

They've almost completely sold out of that Burger Time cab they sold exclusively on their site at $400 + shipping.  That's almost 3,000 units.  
 

As a CAGer you should know that making something "limited" makes people want it even more.  Obviously we don't know how much, but a chunk of those LE Burger Time cabinets were bought with the sole intention of reselling them for a profit.  Just like any LE video game that gets released and you see it on ebay for 3x the cost at launch, sitting there going unsold.

 

Also you remember when NBA Jam was announced? What was the UNIVERSAL consensus after that.  That is was WWAAYY overpriced.  They know that.  They will get the first early adopters who pay that premium price and then they won't sell and the price will drop.

 

This is also marketing 101.  It's like the Kohl's model.  You ever notice everything is "always on sale" at Kohls?  That's the same thing here.  The MSRP is set higher than they realistically want to sell them for, so when they "go on clearance" for 1/2 off, they are still making money just fine.

 

These cabinets are not expensive to make.  They use very cheap parts for everything.



#2090 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7712 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:21 PM

I'm old school, as I grew up in the arcades of the early 80's, and while I'll probably never buy one of these, I'm more than happy for those who do. I actually own 4 full arcade offerings, with 2 uprights and 2 cocktails, and those machines come with there own set of problems and issues, just like these cheaper offerings. I would love to be able to move my uprights around as easy as the 1Ups, but I also can't stand the pretty much anything else about those cabs, so that's why I don't buy them.

 

In the end, it's all about options, as I prefer the authenticity of the New Wave & Numskull scaled offerings, over these faux arcade ones. While many, prefer the little $15-$20 offerings from MyArcade, and why is any option wrong? While I've paid on average about $100 for my scaled offerings, I would be happy to pay the $150+ a few of them ask at retail.

 

Many would say, but you can get an A1Up for that price, maybe even two, so why get these small versions? Because I like those, and how they represent what the arcades had to offer from my youth. Some get that from the mini cabs, while others get that from these bigger offerings, while other like them all, or none at all. Any business is about supply and demand, and while I may NEVER buy a MyArcade or A1Up offering, it's cool something is offered that meets the needs that others have, as just because I don't want or like something, doesn't mean that others will feel the same.



#2091 dualrec  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:28 PM

You still at this?

 

I know its too much for your brain to understand why anyone would opt for an A1U instead of hunting the classifieds for a decent priced old cab, finding a truck to haul it, struggling to get into your house and spending dozens of hours fixing it up but its really not a hard concept.

 

Plenty of people put these things in basement game rooms and even mix them in with the real thing. Once again, you're wrong.

 

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I'm so jealous of that Turtles pinball... I loved that thing.  I miss old school arcades.



#2092 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:14 PM

I'm old school, as I grew up in the arcades of the early 80's, and while I'll probably never buy one of these, I'm more than happy for those who do. I actually own 4 full arcade offerings, with 2 uprights and 2 cocktails, and those machines come with there own set of problems and issues, just like these cheaper offerings. I would love to be able to move my uprights around as easy as the 1Ups, but I also can't stand the pretty much anything else about those cabs, so that's why I don't buy them.

 

In the end, it's all about options, as I prefer the authenticity of the New Wave & Numskull scaled offerings, over these faux arcade ones. While many, prefer the little $15-$20 offerings from MyArcade, and why is any option wrong? While I've paid on average about $100 for my scaled offerings, I would be happy to pay the $150+ a few of them ask at retail.

 

Many would say, but you can get an A1Up for that price, maybe even two, so why get these small versions? Because I like those, and how they represent what the arcades had to offer from my youth. Some get that from the mini cabs, while others get that from these bigger offerings, while other like them all, or none at all. Any business is about supply and demand, and while I may NEVER buy a MyArcade or A1Up offering, it's cool something is offered that meets the needs that others have, as just because I don't want or like something, doesn't mean that others will feel the same.

Not sure if your games are on carpet, but if they are, get some of those sliders.  I can slide my cabinets around by myself like they are on ice skates.



#2093 v0yce   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:39 PM

At what?  Giving my opinion in about home arcades in a thread about home arcades?  Sorry if it hurts your feelings.

 

Do you disagree that $415 is not overpriced for it? 

 

I mean there is a reason that the only way A1up cabs sell is on clearance.  Because they are completely over priced for what you get.  Put an adult in that picture you shared and all of a sudden that room looks much different.

 

Your chatter about spending all this time fixing cabinets is funny though, considering I'd say like 1/2 the people in this thread talk about getting A1up's to mod them with MAME, which requires time to modify + more money.  But it's enjoyable if you are into it.

 

Stop being butt hurt because people have different opinions than you.  

Lol, you're the one that comes off "butt hurt" (seriously you're a dad. Enough with the bro stuff).

 

You try to claim that no one buys these at full price or no one buys these if they have more space, yada, yada, yada. That's not "giving your opinion" nor is it true. Its just you making up stuff while shaking your head and thumbing your nose at these and weirdly seeking validation for your cabs.

 

Seriously, someone posted a link to the Star Wars A1U sit down and you prattle on about you could get a Rush 2049 cab instead. What are you even doing? A Rush 2049 cab doesn't play Star Wars arcade nor is it a Star Wars decorative piece which is probably the main reason people want it. No its not overpriced. That's subjective and up to the buyer.

 

I like Rush 2049 but would never put that in my house because I have no real connection to it. Whereas I'm mildly tempted to get a SW A1U stand up because I love Star Wars, have fond memories of playing SW arcade as a kid and I love the cab art and hearing the SW sounds coming from it and stuff. I would rather have that than whatever random authentic cab I could find cheap on FB marketplace.

 

I get that you're incapable of understanding why people would be interesting in A1Us, but why you simply can't ignore posts about them and post about the stuff you like is really weird.



#2094 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

OP should consider creating a separate thread for real arcade machines and keep this one dedicated to A1Us. Everytime I see this thread bumped I get excited thinking maybe TMNT is finally on sale. I don't think many people are coming here looking for deals on used racing cabs people are picking up at garage sales or digging out of shopping center dumpsters.

#2095 MinDRioT   slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:04 PM

OP should consider creating a separate thread for real arcade machines and keep this one dedicated to A1Us. Everytime I see this thread bumped I get excited thinking maybe TMNT is finally on sale. I don't think many people are coming here looking for deals on used racing cabs people are picking up at garage sales or digging out of shopping center dumpsters.

Just try not to get too excited when you see new posts here, that's what I do  :D

 

TMNT cabs have been on sale in various Walmarts, just keep an eye out. I picked up mine for $175 locally a few months back.



#2096 Blade3D   Grandmaster Swag CAGiversary!   4358 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:31 PM

Anyone have the 3/4 toyshock pinball machines? Was considering getting one of those since I made my own barcade, only have room for 1 Arcade1UP or a 3/4 pinball...



#2097 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15253 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:10 PM

i don’t really understand the point of buying an a1up to mod. they are 3/4 size functional toy replicas of actual arcade machines that scratch the “i’ve always wanted this machine” itch without the commitment of a real arcade machine (space, size, weight, wife approval, repair, upkeep, etc)

the legends ultimate is a much better value proposition for a multicade.

 

Legends Ultimate is $600 with a monthly subscription to play games, or the choice to buy the games to download locally, as well as a few hours to play any unsupported game each month.

 

A1Up is $50 on clearance, then you buy a Pi 4 kit on Amazon for $80. Nobody is spending $415 for the Star Wars cabinet and then modding it from there. You still have two working units that can be played separately, with the Pi 4 being a really great mini-console if you decide you don't like the arcade setup.

 

You're right, it's for people who wanted one but don't want to invest $600, or buy a subscription, or buy individual roms, or allocate more area for a full-sized cabinet. I don't have friends who'd see any man-cave arcade as anything more than a novelty they might play for a few minutes before going back to X1/PS4/N64.



#2098 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7712 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:11 PM

Not sure if your games are on carpet, but if they are, get some of those sliders.  I can slide my cabinets around by myself like they are on ice skates.

I actually have some of those under my cocktail tables, as those are actually in my house, while my full size are in my garage until I clean my office and make room for them there. Yeah, getting the full size around on my ground floor is no issue, but moving them up to my loft were I originally wanted to place them is the issue(very narrow stair case that turns).

 

Someone here awhile back recommended removing the monitor(which never crossed my mind), and that would work well, but putting them in my office is just fine. Sadly, my office has even less room than anyplace in my house at the moment, but during lock down, it's on my "to do soon list". LOL

 

My original plan was to have most of my games and collectibles in my loft which is upstairs, while having my gaming library in my office. After realizing the folly of getting the uprights upstairs, I opted to keep them in my office, and put the library in the loft instead along with the cocktails. So in the end, it's probably a better solution overall, as I need the bigger space of the loft, for my HUGE library of gaming publications. While over the years, I don't have as much collectible stuff, so that will go better in my office with the full size cabs, as it's a much smaller space.



#2099 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   894 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 11:17 PM

Anyone have the 3/4 toyshock pinball machines? Was considering getting one of those since I made my own barcade, only have room for 1 Arcade1UP or a 3/4 pinball...


I personally wouldn’t buy the toyshock. Wait for the Arcade1up pinballs that are coming or the next wave of toyshock. Build quality and design are immensely better on the new ones coming out.

#2100 purbeast   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1094 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2020 - 12:09 AM

I actually have some of those under my cocktail tables, as those are actually in my house, while my full size are in my garage until I clean my office and make room for them there. Yeah, getting the full size around on my ground floor is no issue, but moving them up to my loft were I originally wanted to place them is the issue(very narrow stair case that turns).

 

Someone here awhile back recommended removing the monitor(which never crossed my mind), and that would work well, but putting them in my office is just fine. Sadly, my office has even less room than anyplace in my house at the moment, but during lock down, it's on my "to do soon list". LOL

 

My original plan was to have most of my games and collectibles in my loft which is upstairs, while having my gaming library in my office. After realizing the folly of getting the uprights upstairs, I opted to keep them in my office, and put the library in the loft instead along with the cocktails. So in the end, it's probably a better solution overall, as I need the bigger space of the loft, for my HUGE library of gaming publications. While over the years, I don't have as much collectible stuff, so that will go better in my office with the full size cabs, as it's a much smaller space.

I gutted my cabinets when I moved them into the basement.  It probably cut the weight in half or close to it.  And it's really not hard to figure out how to take stuff out. I could have gotten my Maximum Force in my basement myself on a dolly with how light it was after taking the monitor out and the board the game is mounted to.  But I opted to have my neighbor across the street help just for safety reasons.