How rare are Neo Geo arcade machines?

#1 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -

I'm asking this because I was browsing Craigslist for arcade machines (I felt inspired after this week's Bombcast) and I found a full-size Neo Geo arcade machine for Samurai Showdown with a 25" monitor for $350.  I don't know too much about this area of arcade collecting, but it seems like a rediculously good deal to me.  Any thoughts? 
 
Link:   http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/vgm/1852043092.html    

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -

I'm no expert by any means, but it seems like an alright deal at least. I too was looking on craigs list for arcade cabinets.  :P  It was too exciting listening to Ryan's bargaining stories. 
 
Oh and, this is totally almost relevant: 

#3 Posted by Gearhead (2377 posts) -

Shit, Samurai Showdown? Get that. 

#4 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -
@Gearhead:
I might have to JUST for Jeff.  Too bad I'm poor...errr.  Student loans :(
#5 Posted by august (3904 posts) -

That phone is in case of emergency.
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#6 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: 
 
Where did that picture come from?
#7 Posted by agentboolen (1928 posts) -

I guess its cheap for a arcade machine but I still feel like its a waste of money.  There are other ways of playing Samarai Showdown and having a arcade cabinet isn't really that big of a deal for me.  But yea if its your thing totally go for it.

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