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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 01:06:30 pm »
Yeah!!!! I got a sticky just for being helpful! :)   I've pretty-fied the links

Auction Game Sales: Their auction dates an locations   
This website also has photos from past auctions which will give the first-timers some idea of what an auction is like.

GameRoom Magazine's calendar of coin-op shows, auctions & events

Super Auctions - Dates and Locations

US Amusement Auctions: Calendar of Events


And here's another link that auction goers might find useful

Auction Central - This site has listings of games and the prices they went for at a variety of auctions.  This will give you some idea of what you might pay at your local auction.
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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2006, 04:02:44 pm »
Here is the link to madox site. Another collection of prices from his visits to auctions.
http://www.madocowain.com/Arcade/Auction/auction.html
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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2006, 07:23:32 pm »
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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 01:40:01 pm »

Oh, that's an easy answer.

You live in Boston, therefore there are none.

There are almost ZERO auctions EVER in the Boston area.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 08:10:21 pm »
There are almost ZERO auctions EVER in the Boston area.

Yeah!  Why IS that, anyway?  Off the top of my head, in the last four years, I can think of three auctions.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 09:44:58 pm »
None in Houston as well, I always have to drive to Dallas, 4 hours away :P

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006, 12:04:14 pm »
Hey, it could be worse.  I live in Utah, and the closest auction I've ever seen is in Denver.  Then maybe california or texas are next.  I may have even seen one once in arizona.

So yeah, I've never been to one.  Don't complain about a 4 hour drive.  lol.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006, 02:41:51 pm »
Yeah!  Why IS that, anyway?  Off the top of my head, in the last four years, I can think of three auctions.

SuperAuction's story is that when they came up here the auction did so poorly that they won't do it again.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006, 07:46:57 pm »
Hey, it could be worse.  I live in Utah, and the closest auction I've ever seen is in Denver.  Then maybe california or texas are next.  I may have even seen one once in arizona.

So yeah, I've never been to one.  Don't complain about a 4 hour drive.  lol.

I'm in Utah too. If you ever hear about anything coming up, send me a PM. I'll do the same for you, of course.
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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2006, 02:32:34 pm »
Hey, it could be worse.  I live in Utah, and the closest auction I've ever seen is in Denver.  Then maybe california or texas are next.  I may have even seen one once in arizona.

So yeah, I've never been to one.  Don't complain about a 4 hour drive.  lol.

I'm in Utah too. If you ever hear about anything coming up, send me a PM. I'll do the same for you, of course.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2006, 04:06:41 pm »
About 2 years ago there was an auction in Mesquite, AZ. Unfortunately it was the week before I got into arcades. I still hate myself to this day.

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2006, 11:46:16 am »
Yeah!  Why IS that, anyway?  Off the top of my head, in the last four years, I can think of three auctions.

SuperAuction's story is that when they came up here the auction did so poorly that they won't do it again.

Well, jeeze, it was ONE auction, and they sold a bunch of the newer stuff from a arcade/restaurant.  What did they expect?

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2006, 09:13:57 pm »
What about California, LA area? Anyone got any places for those, that would be sick :soapbox: $500!!! :soapbox: $1000!!! Thanx.

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Hackettstown, NJ Auction (6/28) - online bidding as well
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 04:12:15 pm »
For those in New Jersey, I just came across this auction on CraigsList...

http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/160348.html

Looks like you can bid online as well.  It's on Wed, June 28th.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2006, 11:01:56 pm »
Is US Amusements history? They were the only ones that seemed to have auctions close to me.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2006, 08:28:48 am »
I was wondering the same thing.  Now that I have a 3-car garage and a decent basement, was hoping to attend the next auction in Indy..  But their website is down..?

Thanx.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2006, 12:07:18 pm »
Starburst in Toronto hold auctions?

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2006, 10:58:44 pm »
Starburst in Toronto hold auctions?

I guess that answers the question I asked in my PM to you.

Here is the MeetUp thread for the SB auctions (next is 26AUG2006):

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=41981.0

Here is RayB's indispensible guide to the SB auctions:

http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6487&sid=d7ce78997941ac269cd59444b497ff41

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2006, 08:51:55 am »
Great!

Thanks for the links, Jeffo - I'll make a special effort to turn up.

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2006, 10:08:04 am »
Is anyone going to the upcoming auction in Milwaukee?  I am from the Chicago area and wanted to know if it was worth it to go?

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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2006, 05:17:31 pm »
I was also considering making the trip up to Milwaukee to check out the auction. I've never been to one and would like to check it out, but I'm a little low on funds right now so I'm not sure. There is another one up there in November, so if I don't make it, I'll probably go then.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2006, 12:49:32 am »
I've thought about it, as well. I'm about 50/50 right now on going-will so how the funds are doing closer to the date.
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2006, 10:40:46 am »
I'll be going to the milwaukee one, hopefully it wont suck as much as the last one, barely any machines:-)
Looking for a showcase, maybe I'll get lucky..

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2006, 03:38:05 pm »
Could someone please share the details of this auction in Milwaukee?

Date, time, location, etc...

I am IN Milwuakee (most of the time) and don't want to miss it!
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2006, 03:50:00 pm »
N/M found it here : http://www.superauctions.com/dates.html
Here tis for any other interested noobs...
September   30   MILWAUKEE, WI. AREA
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8100 WEST GREENFIELD AVE, WEST ALLIS, WI.
PREVIEW 8-10AM, AUCTIONS STARTS AT 10:15AM

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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2006, 09:47:47 pm »
Enter at the N/W entrance where the "Pinball Auction" banners are, parking is $5 I think..

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Re: Arcade auctions
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2006, 08:47:32 am »
Is it full games only, or are there parts and PCB's etc?  I am trying to find a change machine too.

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2006, 12:16:25 pm »
Hey, it could be worse.  I live in Utah, and the closest auction I've ever seen is in Denver.  Then maybe california or texas are next.  I may have even seen one once in arizona.

So yeah, I've never been to one.  Don't complain about a 4 hour drive.  lol.

I'm in Utah too. If you ever hear about anything coming up, send me a PM. I'll do the same for you, of course.

In Utah as well.  Add me to your list of someone to PM if you hear about one please :)

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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2006, 01:13:32 pm »
No parts from what I have seen, but there have been changers in the past

Is it full games only, or are there parts and PCB's etc?  I am trying to find a change machine too.

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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2006, 02:14:48 pm »
Thanks for the tip A.R.
I'm mostly lookin for parts but will check it out to see what's going around.
Maybe I'll see you there.

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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2006, 10:46:02 am »
Well, I came, I saw, and I had a hotdog.  :dunno

Took the bike so as to avoid making any 'large' purchases. ;)

Saw one real nice Mame cab in the crowd, simple generic design, looked to be a good strong built cabnet but the crowd was quick to screw up the FE, (Mala?) leaving it at a DOS prompt spewing forth gibberish when they touched the unmarked 'mystery' controls.  :P  Wouldn't have minded picking up something like that and just finish up the configuration stuff, but, not for the price they sold it at!

Anyway, I achieved my objective, met up with a couple of semi-local folks to contact for parts and assorted stuffs.

Anyone else there?


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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2006, 08:44:52 am »
I got to drive past it on the way to take my son to a b-day party, grrr..
please tell me there were no cheap showcase cabs  :)

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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2006, 09:10:56 am »
OK, I won't tell you.  :laugh2:
There were a couple nice ones there, I don't know what their sale prices were as I left early.  One of them was really cool! HUGE screen and a two player bench type seat with a desk type control panel. Looked to be from Japan by the 100 yen marks on the coin slots.

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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2006, 08:14:28 pm »
Here is a list of games and prices.  I picked up one while I was there.

http://www.gct21.net/~johns594/arcade/auction/auc.php?evnt=162

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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2006, 08:16:41 am »
Great info, thankns!

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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2006, 09:14:16 am »
Cool.

How may of you guys are in the SE WI (414) area?

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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2006, 11:26:49 am »
262 here (New Berlin)

Next auction is Nov 11th, and this time I'll be there!

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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2006, 09:34:47 pm »
Anyone have any info on an auction coming up in Baltimore?

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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2006, 02:31:39 pm »
Arcade and Amusement Auction in Maple Grove, MN This Saturday, October 14, 2006.  Web site has details.


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