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Review- Bob Roberts
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:49:20 am »
I know I am prone to pointing out my issues with parts suppliers, so I thought I would give a good review where a good review is due- just had a great transaction with Bob Roberts!

Communication is great, things were packed well, prices were good, shipping was fast...

I know we have a lot of new folks on the forum who may not know what an asset Bob is to our hobby- his website looks a bit outdated, and he doesn't take Paypal (for good reason- what a racket), but he is the real deal. He also carries parts that no one else does (where else could I get NOS light blue 4" Wico shafts?). I recommend 100%!

http://www.therealbobroberts.net/
Completed projects: Pac bartop (Plug & Play), 30th Anniversary Pac cab (MAME), Point Blank (PS1), Centipede (arcade hardware- light restore), VS. Super Mario Bros (arcade hardware- light restore) Tetris Cocktail (SNES), Arcade Classics upright (60-in-1, then MAME), Multi-Raiden (arcade hardware). Pac Man vs.(Gamecube),

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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 11:00:20 am »
Good call on this! I try to recommend Bob Roberts every chance I can get.

If you are working on a project and realize you need that special arcade bolt, connector, electrical component, lighting, moon pie, etc. Check Bob's inventory first. Chances are he might have exactly what you need for a really reasonable price.

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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 11:18:24 am »
I bought a pair of 5 volt Coin Counters from him that I have in my MAME cabinet. They came with the interal diode already in place, so wiring them was a snap. It's those little things like that which Bob carries that makes it a pleasure to deal with him.
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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 11:51:12 pm »
I have ordered from Bob Roberts many times and I'm never disappointed. He's a great guy to deal with and I always get my parts in 2 days.

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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 12:23:26 pm »
I bought some stuff from him a few years back now. I was a bit wary at first because he does not take credit cards etc. I had to go to my local bank here in the UK and actually send him US dollars in the post! I wasn't spending a lot (around $60) so I took a chance. But everything turned out fine and the items arrived in good time. He certainly has some rare old bits and pieces you can't get anywhere else.

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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 01:02:55 pm »
Bob is solid. Old school guy, with a deep arcade history.
You can't go wrong with him, regardless of the small hassle of no credit card, no paypal. It's worth it though.

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Re: Review- Bob Roberts
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 01:05:26 pm »
It's simple enough for me to drop a check in the mail. I just hope he comes across a box of Wico 4-way or 8-way leafs from 1983 that were in a box in the back of a warehouse and offers them for sale.  ;D
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