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knight76
11th April 2008, 03:57 PM
Now I know the genuine cab is authentic etc but I will still ask the question.

Why, does a genuine arcade game with all internals and a working board and monitor, sell for pretty much 1000+ most times, but a mame cab with a genuine arcade monitor etc and able to run several thousand games struggle to sell for 500+.

Essentially the mame cab, whilst not being totally 100% original looking, has the versatility to play many, many more games than an original cab and still give that arcade nostalgia.

I just think they sell too cheaply. You would be struggling to make a mame cab for the price they sell for. Is there really just too small a demand for this sort of thing?

WOKA
11th April 2008, 04:00 PM
Nostalgia and originality will always win..

felixthadog
11th April 2008, 04:14 PM
Nostalgia and originality will always win..

Always ;)

Matthew

Arcade King
11th April 2008, 04:32 PM
Unless you are willing to learn to repair boards or know somebody who can repair them stick to mame or the x in 1 boards.
Keeping these old boards up and running can be frustrating at times.

shooter
11th April 2008, 04:46 PM
because a MAME box cant make money. If ou have a original you can charge people the money to play it.

vocalninja
11th April 2008, 05:07 PM
because a MAME box cant make money. If ou have a original you can charge people the money to play it.

Charge people a buck to play Galaga or Donkey Kong? There sure is a lot of money to be made.

$Ching Ching$

No but seriously, most of the public wouldn't know nostalgia if it walked up and shat on their face.

Moose74
11th April 2008, 05:57 PM
There are some butt-ugly mame cabs for sale out there, even commercially produced ones. Enough with the artwork collage'.:078:

narf_
12th April 2008, 08:52 AM
mame has fairly flooded the market though

always someone is selling a mame lowboy on ebay most days.

Smit
12th April 2008, 02:39 PM
It's like anything.... What would you prefer: a genuine HSV or a commodore with a HSV body kit?

Smit

felixthadog
12th April 2008, 02:47 PM
It's like anything.... What would you prefer: a genuine HSV or a commodore with a HSV body kit?

Smit

Neither ;)

Matthew

Lord-Data
12th April 2008, 03:52 PM
It's like anything.... What would you prefer: a genuine HSV or a commodore with a HSV body kit?

Smit

But its more like Genuine HSV, or HSV with body kit that can transform into any model HSV, switch between a 4cyl V6, a V8, and a S/C Engine, change into any colour paint and drive as well as any one of the 1000 car combinations it can manage, its a murkier water.

yes, the genuine hsv is a genuine hsv, but the other can do SO much, even if its not genuine.. :badgrin

narf_
12th April 2008, 03:57 PM
all depends multiboards are mame and they pull the $$ regardless of new or old and are either running original gear or pc monitors