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  • Genuine cab vs mame cab sales

    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?
    Hindsight is always in high definition!

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  • #2
    Nostalgia and originality will always win..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by woka View Post
      Nostalgia and originality will always win..
      Always

      Matthew

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          because a MAME box cant make money. If ou have a original you can charge people the money to play it.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by shooter View Post
            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.

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            • #7
              There are some butt-ugly mame cabs for sale out there, even commercially produced ones. Enough with the artwork collage'.

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              • #8
                mame has fairly flooded the market though

                always someone is selling a mame lowboy on ebay most days.
                you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                • #9
                  It's like anything.... What would you prefer: a genuine HSV or a commodore with a HSV body kit?

                  Smit

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Smit View Post
                    It's like anything.... What would you prefer: a genuine HSV or a commodore with a HSV body kit?

                    Smit
                    Neither

                    Matthew

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Smit View Post
                      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..
                      Fry: "Wait a second. I know that monkey! His name is 'Donkey'."
                      Professor: "Monkeys aren't donkeys. Quit messing with my head!"

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                      • #12
                        all depends multiboards are mame and they pull the $$ regardless of new or old and are either running original gear or pc monitors
                        you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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