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Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:13:24 am »
In a sign that doesn't look good for Arcade 1up, a few Wal-Marts have dropped the price to $150.

Still $299 around me.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 09:32:34 am »
Hmm...

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 11:47:47 am »
$150 pacmans in stock 3 miles away from me... Tempting.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 12:13:15 pm »
There is actually nothing near me.

I was happy with them at $300, but at $150, I'm sure I'd buy more. At this stage of the game though, it's more like "why?" I have cabinets sitting around that need to be played more often before I even consider buying/building anything else!

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 12:32:42 pm »
Think -1 went to buy one yet?
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 01:41:42 pm »
Bought and returned and rebought I bet.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 02:39:09 pm »
Bought and returned and rebought I bet.

Heh.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 02:47:08 pm »
Hell, I'd return and rebuy if I had one too.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 02:57:02 pm »
Well, I hope he got a good deal on it and hes happy playing it. :cheers:
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 05:47:04 pm »
I bought the Galaga edition.  Serves my purpose until I save up some cash to build a cabinet

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 07:27:37 pm »
Still about $150 more than I'd pay for that junk.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 08:03:47 pm »
Still about $150 more than I'd pay for that junk.

Oh, that's a bummer. I was going to send you one. Guess I'll keep it.  ::)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 08:04:24 pm »
They're on sale because they are cheap rubbish.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2018, 08:28:57 pm »
I bought the Galaga edition.  Serves my purpose until I save up some cash to build a cabinet

The cool thing is.... that's the game that holds the most nostalgia for many folks. I think the cabinet is good for that. It's a shame Galaxian is the other game. Galaxian is such an odd duck. It's a blast of color and speed compared to space invaders, but it seems that Galaga is where they really hit the sweet spot. Let us know your thoughts of the Galaga cabinet.

I wish A1UP would have put Galaga 88 on there, or something. It's really a 1 game cabinet to me.

For $150 though... I hate to say it because I have a full sized Galaga, and all my other cabinets can play Galaga, but I would probably buy it.


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 08:34:56 pm »
2-3 years, this forum is gonna be horny for those 4:3 LCDs.

I guarantee it.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 08:47:51 pm »
They're on sale because they are cheap rubbish.

I spoke with a relative over Thanksgiving who was excited to get one when they were announced. When he saw how crappy they were in the store he changed his mind and didn't get one.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 09:06:03 pm »
2-3 years, this forum is gonna be horny for those 4:3 LCDs.

I guarantee it.

As much as I've enjoyed watching other people get into Arcade'n, the quality on those 17" 4:3 LCD's seems very hit or miss. I'd gamble at that low of a price point knowing that if it didn't work, I would convert it.

I've definitely wasted more than $150 on less.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 09:22:22 pm »
These cabinets are basically a LCD in a box with one of those ~$90 Pandora joystick panels with a multi board.

$150 feels right for what you get.

I like these better than those Midway Classic cabinets but they should have shipped with more games.


 :dunno
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2018, 10:02:47 pm »
These cabinets are basically a LCD in a box with one of those ~$90 Pandora joystick panels with a multi board.

$150 feels right for what you get.

I like these better than those Midway Classic cabinets but they should have shipped with more games.


 :dunno

One of those Midway Classic cabinets went for $325 at the auction here last week.   :dizzy:  It was HUO I guess.   :lol

If these 1UP cabinets get closer to $50 I might buy one just to see how well it can be re-purposed.  Something to do anyway.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2018, 10:42:04 pm »
These cabinets are basically a LCD in a box with one of those ~$90 Pandora joystick panels with a multi board.

$150 feels right for what you get.

I like these better than those Midway Classic cabinets but they should have shipped with more games.


 :dunno

One of those Midway Classic cabinets went for $325 at the auction here last week.   :dizzy:  It was HUO I guess.   :lol

If these 1UP cabinets get closer to $50 I might buy one just to see how well it can be re-purposed.  Something to do anyway.

At that price point, youve got the shell for a nice gift cab for a kid. So Id agree there.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2018, 10:51:25 pm »
It's the right size. Pull out the monitor. Add some porcelain and plumbing. Boom. Arcade themed toilet.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2018, 10:59:49 pm »
It's the right size. Pull out the monitor. Add some porcelain and plumbing. Boom. Arcade themed toilet.

Full-size works better

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 11:03:06 pm »
It's the right size. Pull out the monitor. Add some porcelain and plumbing. Boom. Arcade themed toilet.

Full-size works better



That likely passes Code in Wisconsin.  ;D

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 11:10:35 pm »
They actually assembled a few at our local Walmart for black Friday.  I'm still a hard pass on the trackball/spinner cab but they had a street fighter II setup and I was surprised that the controls were pretty decent.  The lcd was nice and bright as well.  I'm with pbj, people are going to lust after these monitors in a few years.  The graphics, while obviously fragile, were well printed. 


They aren't $250 good, but maybe 50-100 good. 


I would like to know where they are getting those pop-in concave buttons at.  If these zero delay kits had those in them I might actually pull the trigger.  Concave or gtfo. 

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 11:39:56 pm »
When I saw one at my local Walmart set up... I was looking at the terrible build quality as I rubbed off a quarter of the control panels artwork with my thumb. Not thumb nail, my thumb. Thanks Mike A from steering me away from this crap.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2018, 03:29:35 am »
Love the way people keep on talking about "pulling the trigger" on these things, and similar phrases, as though they are going to blow their load all over it. Come to think of it, that might be the most fun you'll have with it.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2018, 03:52:53 am »
Topeka Kansas Walmart dropped them all the way down to $75
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2018, 04:16:53 am »
Love the way people keep on talking about "pulling the trigger" on these things, and similar phrases, as though they are going to blow their load all over it. Come to think of it, that might be the most fun you'll have with it.

Probably the most fun part of the A1UP launch has been watching the people on their facebook group. There are a fair amount of posts on there that are like the one I attached. There are a fair amount of people who are having quality control issues. There is a good amount of modding going on. Lots of the A1UP users are just catching the classic arcade bug.

Really though, I'm surprised by the number of folks who are just now learning you can play more than 1 game on a machine. I know all of us have been approached by people who wanted to buy our cabinets, but then they were surprised to find out it cost more than 50 bucks. That's true even with these. Some people think they should be $40-$50 and others are think they could've be sold at a higher price.

It seems as if the future for A1UP doesn't look so bright. Stores clearing them out before the Christmas season is over doesn't look good and it's definitely impacting those early adopters who went in at full price.


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2018, 04:51:51 am »
I dont think they made it over the pond to us, Never seen one advertised or anything.

They dont tend to convert prices over here so they would still try to shift em at 300 no doubt but they would not sell at that price, 200 maybe but I would only be interested in the 100 mark and then it would be as a project cabaret cabinet.
I like the size and from what I have seen the actual body work is ok so in my mind for 100 it would be worth it for the shell, Then I would probably gut it and stick something else in there with better controls.

Otherwise really not interested.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2018, 05:09:10 am »
I dont think they made it over the pond to us, Never seen one advertised or anything.

They dont tend to convert prices over here so they would still try to shift em at 300 no doubt but they would not sell at that price, 200 maybe but I would only be interested in the 100 mark and then it would be as a project cabaret cabinet.
I like the size and from what I have seen the actual body work is ok so in my mind for 100 it would be worth it for the shell, Then I would probably gut it and stick something else in there with better controls.

Otherwise really not interested.
They are available in the UK at Smyths Toys, Very, and Argos. Maybe others. Smyths seem to be out of stock at the moment though, as I believe they have it at the cheapest price - 300!

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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2018, 05:11:20 am »
I dont think they made it over the pond to us, Never seen one advertised or anything.

They dont tend to convert prices over here so they would still try to shift em at 300 no doubt but they would not sell at that price, 200 maybe but I would only be interested in the 100 mark and then it would be as a project cabaret cabinet.
I like the size and from what I have seen the actual body work is ok so in my mind for 100 it would be worth it for the shell, Then I would probably gut it and stick something else in there with better controls.

Otherwise really not interested.
They are available in the UK at Smyths Toys, Very, and Argos. Maybe others. Smyths seem to be out of stock at the moment though, as I believe they have it at the cheapest price - 300!

Ahhh well there you go then, Knew that would just put em up at 300!!

Cant see them selling at that price tbh.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2018, 05:21:35 am »
Dont think Argos got the memo!!


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2018, 05:24:16 am »
Yeah, I know, right! Don't think they'll be shifting too many of those.  :laugh:

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« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2018, 05:33:11 am »
Nope!

I nearly fell off my seat when I saw that!!

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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2018, 05:35:32 am »
Not sure which is worse that or the 1/4 pac man.....


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2018, 05:45:50 am »
I want a redbull pacman machine with the built in frig.




I would not mind buying 3 more 1ups at $150 which would save me making a rotating control panel.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2018, 07:17:08 am »
Love the way people keep on talking about "pulling the trigger" on these things, and similar phrases, as though they are going to blow their load all over it. Come to think of it, that might be the most fun you'll have with it.

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« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2018, 07:27:09 am »
I never buy anything until it is out in the wild. I have never missed out on anything by not being the first person to own some product. I prefer to let the early adopters get hosed by premium release prices and buggy defective garbage. These little garbage boxes are just the latest example. If people waited a bit they could have bought these things at a price more in line with their quality. At 300 dollars it is a waste of money. At 150 bucks you are getting your money's worth.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2018, 08:33:37 am »
Probably the most fun part of the A1UP launch has been watching the people on their facebook group. There are a fair amount of posts on there that are like the one I attached. There are a fair amount of people who are having quality control issues. There is a good amount of modding going on. Lots of the A1UP users are just catching the classic arcade bug.


How's the gameplay?  I have a friend on a major budget that wants me to build them a Galaga.  My thought is that for $50 even if I only kept the monitor and PCB there would be some value.  Not unlike what PBJ was trying with his bartop and the Jakks 5-1.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2018, 10:06:36 am »
Probably the most fun part of the A1UP launch has been watching the people on their facebook group. There are a fair amount of posts on there that are like the one I attached. There are a fair amount of people who are having quality control issues. There is a good amount of modding going on. Lots of the A1UP users are just catching the classic arcade bug.


How's the gameplay?  I have a friend on a major budget that wants me to build them a Galaga.  My thought is that for $50 even if I only kept the monitor and PCB there would be some value.  Not unlike what PBJ was trying with his bartop and the Jakks 5-1.

Being a nit-picky arcade enthusiasts, I really like a CRT for Galaga. The rom they are using is fine and at the difficulty it is set at is what you would get in most arcades. I do like having access to fast shoot for casual gameplay, so I miss that. The controls are ok, but I slightly prefer a 2 way leaf joystick and leaf button for the feel. I also think they were pretty stingy with the game selection. Galaxian doesn't hold up well, so to me it's really only a 1 game cabinet.

You'll hear some negative nancies going on about "should've waited" or whatever. To me, that's a boring way to live. It's nice to be excited and as long as the income is disposable, who cares? I know folks who pre-buy limited run craft beers, because that's the only way to ensure you'll get them. Sometimes they get a dud, but that's all part of the hobby for them. Maybe I should tell them to wait till the reviews are in before they consider purchasing, lol.

At this point, I think it's safe to say the reviews are out and there is enough info to make a informed decision. Anyone who bought these originally have a 90 day return window, so anyone could have returned their units if they were unhappy with it by now. There really is no risk. If you buy a used arcade game, you usually don't have that kind of corporate guarantee.


Every hobby can have some risk, and as long as you aren't financially out - then by all means, join in on the fun. Right now I'm looking at the Star Wars repos by Alan-1. I'm probably going to take the risk and "pull the trigger" on one.