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keisuke999
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(05-20-2014, 05:54 AM)
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My girlfriend's Grandma bought a old building in Chiba, Japan. The first two floors, it turns out, are an old game center reaching back to around the mid 80s.

She said she was just going to toss it all out, but I convinced her that there was value in it. So, she gave it to me and said "Do whatever you want. If you can sell them, you can keep the money,"

UPDATE JULY 2:

All machines and spare parts have been bought in a mass order. I appreciate everyone's support and interest. Sorry for those who didn't get machines. Either way, it was a wild ride :)

Original Pics
http://imgur.com/a/yqxip

New Pics:
http://imgur.com/a/7VLpv
Last edited by keisuke999; 07-02-2014 at 02:57 AM.
Linkyn
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(05-20-2014, 05:55 AM)
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This sounds like the beginning to an '80s teen movie.
Lambtron
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(05-20-2014, 05:56 AM)
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You can start by letting me pay you shipping so I can have one of those cabs!
keisuke999
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Linkyn

This sounds like the beginning to an '80s teen movie.

"We gotta save the REC Center by having a go-kart race!"
Jacqli
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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Yeah, toss it. Just tell me where or I can give you my... an address to do it.
thekonamicode
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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Lets have a neogaf party! Also, if you have a Candy 25 cabinet, I will buy it!
Koppai
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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Lucky bastard! More pics please <3
CPS2
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Originally Posted by Linkyn

This sounds like the beginning to an '80s teen movie.

Come on guys we need to throw a Donkey Kong high score contest to save the arcade!
The_Inquisitor
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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You should make a list of equipment and see if GAFers are interested.
BlackBuzzard
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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So now you have to reopen the game center and turn a profit or you will lose the inheritance, that's the plot right?
suppadoopa
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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I'll give you tree fiddy for that namco racer
Mariolee
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Linkyn

This sounds like the beginning to an '80s teen movie.

Or a 2010 sequel to that 80's movie.
FLEABttn
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
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This is an internet TV series you haven't fully thought out yet. Lucky bastard.
firehawk12
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(05-20-2014, 05:57 AM)
I assume there are lots of arcades that would want the machines, if nothing else. It'd be great to keep it open though. lol
PAULINK
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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I am so jelly.
mhs004
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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Smash everything and video tape it. Then put it all on youtube.

Sounds like an excellent idea at the moment.
red731
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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You lucky sob. Enjoy whatever you will do with that goldmine!

kasane
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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Im so jelly ill give you jelly as payment
keisuke999
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlackBuzzard

So now you have to reopen the game center and turn a profit or you will lose the inheritance, that's the plot right?

While I court a harem of cute girls, right? ;)
Hasemo
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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I'll visit that place once you reopen.
Slightly Live
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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Holy heck. So lucky. Talk to local arcade folks, get an idea about the value you have.
belucheez
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Originally Posted by keisuke999

My girlfriend's Grandma bought a old building in Chiba, Japan. The first two floors, it turns out, are an old game center reaching back to around the mid 80s.

She said she was just going to toss it all out, but I convinced her that there was value in it. So, she gave it to me and said "Do whatever you want. If you can sell them, you can keep the money,"

So... yeah, I own a Game center now. Any advice on what to do with it?

Pics are too hi-res to post here without stretching waaay off the forum, so I put them all here:

http://imgur.com/a/yqxip

So wait, do you just get the machines, or those two floors too?
Dizzy-4U
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(05-20-2014, 05:58 AM)
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Can I be your friend? Invite me to play!
TwistedN
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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Clean Up. Clean Up.
Zeyphersan
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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Taking inventory should be the first step, including testing them out and seeing what condition they're in.

Then keep the ones you want and sell the rest at the appropriate market price.
Jintor
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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NeoGAF base of operations.
ponpo
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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What. Can I have a cab or two. I'll pick them up~

I can drive over, save me an astro cab and the change machine pls.
LNBL
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mariolee

Or a 2010 sequel to that 80's movie.

What about a crappy 2014 reboot?

Awesome OP, if you find te right buyers you might get some good cash out of it.
Reverend
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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So many candy cabs..../cry
keisuke999
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by FLEABttn

This is an internet TV series you haven't fully thought out yet. Lucky bastard.

Omg... you have just given me the greatest idea.
Last edited by keisuke999; 05-20-2014 at 06:02 AM.
GrumpyAlien
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(05-20-2014, 05:59 AM)
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I always find things like that to be kind of sad. I know those machines don't have feelings, but just seeing them sitting unplayed for years kind of tears at my heartstrings. All those fun times....gone.

Hope they see happy times wherever they end up.
Jintor
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(05-20-2014, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlackBuzzard

So now you have to reopen the game center and turn a profit or you will lose the inheritance, that's the plot right?

Originally Posted by keisuke999

While I court a harem of cute girls, right? ;)

Writing an outline as we speak.

(Not really. Unless I do.)
FrostuTheNinja
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(05-20-2014, 06:00 AM)
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I'd play that, that, ooooohhhh that one too.

When are you inviting us over to play? ;)
ShockingAlberto
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(05-20-2014, 06:00 AM)
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I will fly over and help you run it

I am only like half joking
akira28
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(05-20-2014, 06:00 AM)
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hahah re-open it as a drinking establishment with live music and tokens and tickets and prizes, etc.

a live disco and punk music band. and a 70s, 80s music dj.
Last edited by akira28; 05-20-2014 at 06:03 AM.
xxracerxx
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(05-20-2014, 06:00 AM)
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Hot damn....you lucky S.O.B.
Rei no Otaku
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by TwistedN

Clean Up. Clean Up.

I'm sorry to go off topic here, but thank you for this! My wife always sings this song with my son when it's time to clean up, but she couldn't remember where she heard it from. Now I know.

On topic, does any of it still work?
Duke Togo
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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Party at Keisuke's place!

Boot up some machines mang. Bask in the audio glory of the arcade!
keisuke999
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by The_Inquisitor

You should make a list of equipment and see if GAFers are interested.

Going to go there soon to take a full inventory.

So far, I know it has:

Raiden V, Metal Slug X, Street Fighter Alpha (Zero) 2, Pocket Fighters, UFO Attack, Sega Tetris
MetroidPrimeRib
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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This is a story waiting to happen.
Spring-Loaded
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by LNBL

What about a crappy 2014 reboot?

No, it's a '10s movie, half in the present about trying to reopen it, half in the 80s which shows how it closed.
mujun
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(05-20-2014, 06:01 AM)
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Have regular SFEX2 parties for a start!

But seriously (maybe) you could clean it up and charge an exorbitant price per play and have it be the only "English conversation arcade" in Japan.
StoopKid
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
Congrats op!

Now lemme get one ?!
FrostuTheNinja
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by keisuke999

So far, I know it has:

Raiden V, Metal Slug X, Street Fighter Alpha (Zero) 2, Pocket Fighters, UFO Attack, Sega Tetris

I think I have a tent in my pants.
Chacranajxy
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
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Use it to launder Yakuza money.
GrumpyAlien
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by keisuke999

Going to go there soon to take a full inventory.

So far, I know it has:

Raiden V, Metal Slug X, Street Fighter Alpha (Zero) 2, Pocket Fighters, UFO Attack, Sega Tetris

Good stuff! I could easily play any of those today.
kasane
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
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Ill buy metal slug and sf

For jelly coins
OldKingDoran
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(05-20-2014, 06:02 AM)
yo Street Fighter EX2? nice
Hiltz
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(05-20-2014, 06:03 AM)
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It's probably too expensive to get them all appraised, but you could consider selling some of them to avid collectors.
GamerSoul
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(05-20-2014, 06:03 AM)
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daaaaamn

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