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Author Topic: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal  (Read 1755 times)

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I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« on: November 21, 2005, 01:20:22 pm »
like the subject says I just bought a dedicated MKII for $400 off ebay. It looks to be in good shape except when left on for a while it will reset itself. Im just wanting to get some opinions on wether or not I got a good deal.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 01:30:10 pm »
Tough question. "Good shape" to some people might not be the same to others. For example, are you experienced enough to know when a monitor looks like it's in good condition?

The fact that it resets itself is a problem. If it didn't have a problem I'd say you got an "ok" deal but on the high end. but the fact that it's defective makes me think you got a little ripped.

I'm sure others will pop in here and say you shouldn't have paid more than $200, while others will say they sell on Ebay for $600+, so who knows.


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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 01:49:12 pm »
I agree with Ray, if you think you got a good deal, that's all that matters.  Some people wouldn't pay $100 for it, others might pay way more than the $400 you paid.... it all depends on how badly a person wants a game.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 01:50:25 pm »

Yep, I would only think I got a good deal if it came with $300.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 01:52:34 pm »

Yep, I would only think I got a good deal if it came with $300.

heh exactly.

FWIW, I got a MK1 machine with painted over sides ( :( ) for $100 or so a while back, and it was a perfectly working game.
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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 07:39:33 pm »
wow Ive never seen one go for less than $350 and that one was all scratched up at a super auction. If $400 is high then aparently Im looking in the wrong places because I thought it was cheap. Im going to go look at it before I actually pay for it but if it looks ok i will definately get it.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005, 08:03:11 pm »
well if you've been researching ebay and going to superauctions, you know what's a good deal then. i think you'll find many people here got their cabs for free or dirt cheap so take all opinions in that context.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005, 11:33:46 pm »
like the subject says I just bought a dedicated MKII for $400 off ebay. It looks to be in good shape except when left on for a while it will reset itself. Im just wanting to get some opinions on wether or not I got a good deal.

My Mortal Kombat II machine, in a dedicated MK1 cabinet, did the same thing when I first got it.  I opened the front sliding area and slid the board out a bit and left it on for a couple days and it never reset.  I believe it was getting too hot inside, but could be wrong.  I added a fan and pushed it back in place and it has never reset again, going on 6 months now.  Maybe this will be helpful.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2005, 02:06:54 am »
Ebay is generally high, see the results I posted from a recent superauction in Illinois:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=45184.0

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2005, 07:17:03 am »
I almost bought one locally for $150. everything working and in good shape.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2005, 08:11:52 am »
i payed $450 for SFII 'CE, which is twice as much as they were sold for more than 10 years ago.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2005, 08:33:50 am »
Remove the JAMMA connector and clean the PCB edge connector with either a pink eraser or a fiberglass pen.  Also push down on all socketed chips.  Then check the voltage @ the JAMMA harness (without the board plugged in, of course).  Hopefully it should be ~5.18VDC.  If it's higher or lower, adjust as necessary.  Then plug it back in and remeasure at the board.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2005, 09:18:02 am »
  i might be selling MK2, Ultimate MK3 and MK4 (all boards working 100%) as a package deal if the price is right.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2005, 11:17:03 pm »
Will a jamma connector from MK2 hook right into an MK3 or 4 and be up and running?  Well, except for the lack of a run button.  I might be interested in your setup if the price isnt too high.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2005, 05:00:50 am »
  you would need to add the run button as MK2 did not have that one. make me an offer on the boards if interested.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2005, 03:58:43 pm »
i payed $450 for SFII 'CE, which is twice as much as they were sold for more than 10 years ago.

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Re: I just bought a MKII for $400 did I get a good deal
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2005, 07:41:51 pm »
I would be willing to trade a stock MK3 CP with a run button for a MKII CP with no run button.  I'm trying to restore a MKII cab.

Your CP must be in close to perfect shape (they usually are b/c of the plexi) and I just need the cover and wood piece, no buttons or joysticks, to make shipping easier. 
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