How rare are Neo Geo arcade machines?

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#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? 

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#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14940 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: 

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#3 Posted by gearhead (2377 posts) -

Shit, Samurai Showdown? Get that. 

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#4 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -
I might have to JUST for Jeff.  Too bad I'm poor...errr.  Student loans :(
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#5 Posted by august (4058 posts) -

That phone is in case of emergency.
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#6 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -
Where did that picture come from?
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#7 Posted by agentboolen (1990 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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