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Sugar Rush

Member Since 07 Jan 2016
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2019 01:23 PM
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In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

15 August 2019 - 02:52 PM

Just a heads up, if you were looking into getting one of the Mortal Kombat cabinets, apparently Walmart is pulling them/has pulled them due to "violent nature".

What a time to be alive, guess it's better for kids to be playing with these:

 

https://www.walmart....-Combo/44680701

and

https://www.walmart....Pistol/49303099

 

Rather than this Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat:

 

https://www.walmart....usive/562017574

 

What's wrong with this planet? I grew up playing Splatterhouse, Wolfenstein, and Doom . . . so far, 0 kills IRL. 


In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

14 August 2019 - 05:59 PM

Trying this out now. First hit is https://www.directli...urns-arcade1up/

 

Someone is paying $2000 for five used Arcade1Up cabinets? Uhhh

Just have to keep hunting/waiting, here's one that sold for something reasonable:

 

https://www.directli...rns-arcade-1up/

 

and this one

 

https://www.directli...rns-arcade-1up/

 

and this one

 

https://www.directli...urns-arcade1up/

 

so just have to keep on it . . . if you plan on actually doing it. It looks like there are different deals every couple days.


In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

12 August 2019 - 10:25 PM

Kind of. Here’s exactly what happened:

Looked on brickseek one day. Store had 6 in stock out of nowhere. Went on Walmart and it actually let me order for in store pickup at the $75. Walmart sucks, so a full day later I get an email that it’s no longer in stock (clearly someone bought all 6 in the last 24 hours. This particular Walmart sucks at in store pickup). Email says order delayed. A few days later I get another email saying it was shipped to the store and they have it now.

I go in, pick it up, chat with the guy at pickup counter about the $75, says no big deal it should automatically change to the $75. Pickup complete, I get my email receipt and it’s the full $300. I push my cart 10 feet over to service desk, kindly explain to the woman (who was actually friendly and nice, I was shocked) about the $75. She looks it up in system. Says ok. Let’s do a return rebuy.

We do. I get it for $76. Everyone is happy. Easy peasy.

Got it. Here's step by step what I did. I bought an Asteroids cabinet from a Walmart near me for $199.00. I took that cab to another Walmart where Brickseek had the price set at $75 where they laughed me off and said they couldn't do any type of return/rebuy with merchandise from another store. I left. I went to another Walmart . . . they said something similar but argued that the price wasn't $75. I got tired of shenanigans so I just went back to my car, took out my cab, brought it into the store, returned it for full price back, then asked if I could rebuy it from the store. The lady said, and I quote "Yea I guess you can". She rung it up, it was $75, and I got my deal.

 

What I learned is that there is a chance that this could work with a Ship To Store where there is zero stock as long as Brickseek or the main Walmart site shows it at $75. You might have to Walmart hop until you find someone to do this and hopefully you live in a highly Walmart populated region like myself where you can get to 10 different Walmarts in 30 minutes. Just to be clear this method is not allowed and is by no means a slam dunk, but hey it's zero risk. Worst case scenario, you just return the cab . . . didn't work . . . oh well. I'd be interested to see if this works for anyone else.


In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

12 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

Yep. Did that with my $75 galaga a few weeks ago.

Speaking of which, my custom control panel and artwork came in for it yesterday too. Bought from diyretroarcade and had a great experience. Will eventually replace the bezel, front panel, and marquee. If anyone is interested, here it is:


I just used what buttons I had laying around and didn’t wire anything yet. I have more white buttons comping in tomorrow- the 2 red buttons on the top right and the 2 extra green buttons will be swapped with white. The second joystick on the right will likely be replaced with just a button, still undecided on that one.

So just to fact check, you bought the cab online, sent it to a store with zero stock, and got a price adjustment? I might try that myself then.


In Topic: The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread. Renamed by a beautifu...

09 August 2019 - 04:02 PM

Just as an FYI, for those willing to roll the dice or if they want to get a bunch of machines at once, directliquidation dot com has daily auctions with these machines as customer returns. I only want one machine so I'm waiting for the "next big sale" but you can nab a good auction here with a bunch of different cabs.

 

PS: Make sure you search Arcade1Up in the search bar.

 

PSS: If you are in the North New Jersey, US area and you win one of these auctions, please let me know and I'll buy a non-working cab, you can take all the guts/cp/monitor/etc, just need the frame.