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Ordered a pallet of Arcade1ups - what could possibly go wrong?

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Nephasth:
 :laugh2:

SlammedNiss:

--- Quote from: leapinlew on February 23, 2019, 07:07:46 pm ---The next surprise was the shipping costs. The estimator said it would cost $160, but it cost $240 when it was time to ship. 8 days later it was in my garage:



I moved them into the dining room. Still kind of annoyed that I had picked up a project I had no real time for:



I ignored them for several days. I just had to many other things to do.

More to come!

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yeah, unfortunately, shipping on these deals usually kills any profit margin. Good luck.

yotsuya:
Out of curiosity, what do the CPs on those built cabs look like?

leapinlew:
I think this might have been one of the first pallets to go out. They didn't have any history of these being sold that I could find. It was the first time I had ordered a customer return pallet, so I didn't know what to expect. I can confidently say now that it's more risk than I'm willing to accept. All said and done, it was right under $1,000 to have it shipped to me. I can afford $1,000, but it's an amount I can't just willy nilly throw around, so I put some pressure on myself to get the money back.

It just so happens that around this time frame, Wal-mart started doing a massive selloff of the Arcade1up cabinets. Most places seemed to have them in the $249 range, but some people were reporting them as low as $99. That's trouble... I thought I needed to do something to help my odds. I created and ordered some generic artwork and everything needed to convert a cabinet to a 60-n-1. I only ordered enough to do 1 cabinet, because I wanted to test the market.

A few days after getting them, I finally got a break between the job and studies to take a look at what I got. Here is a rundown of the inventory:

1 x open box centipede. Will have to look at it later.
3 x new in box Pac-Man. Snapped some pictures to put on craigslist.
1 x open box, but appeared new Asteroids. This is the least desirable Arcade1up. I snapped some pics to put on Craigslist. 
1 x new in box street fighter. Snapped some pics to put on craigslist.
3 x fully put together cabinets (status unknown). Doing a few quick part swaps, I have 1 fully working cabinet and 2 that are just shells, unknown status on the monitor. 
1 Riser
1 x Monster Rock'n'Roller portable speaker

I actually like the portable speaker. It doesn't charge, but that appears to be the only thing wrong with it. I'm going to keep it.

I listed all the Pac-Man, Asteroids, and Street Fighter on Craigslist for $200 and started waiting to see if I get responses. In my area, most cabinets are $249, so I wasn't sure how well it would go.

leapinlew:

--- Quote from: yotsuya on February 23, 2019, 10:18:19 pm ---Out of curiosity, what do the CPs on those built cabs look like?

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It's 1/2" MDF for the sides, the CP, a few internal supports and the marquee. The rest is 1/8". The CP has a large plastic cover underneath to hide all the wires. The artwork on these CP's is where they really screwed up.

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