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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 03:03:00 pm »
or for the pin lovers:



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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 03:28:40 pm »
Where did you find these? I want BOTH!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 04:32:36 pm »
http://www.neonpinball.com/

Apparently these are made in Germany..... they're a bit pricey but they are the coolest Game Room neon's I've ever seen !

I want 10% if you start distributing these in the US....

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 06:56:48 pm »
Cool! I wonder how you get something like that shipped (and in one piece).

Is it really pricey? No idea what these things go for normally.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 07:05:04 pm »
Well, those average "run-of-the-mill" neon's are like around the 20,-.

These are 100,- each.... Size matters too: it's 47 cm's high, not really huge, but a nice format.

Shipping is quite expensive as well. 29,- to get it from Germany to Holland....but I guess the pack it really well.

I might have to drive up to them.....but it's over 4 hours from my home, single journey...

Are you interested on getting one  (or two) ?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 08:48:07 pm »
American prices pls...

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 08:53:41 pm »
For USD multiply by 1.43. This is in germany anyway so you'd pay in euro's.

20 sounds extremely cheap for a neon. Isn't that for some of those fake plexi signs or an LED sign? I checked and saw some ebay sellers ask 79 for neon signs, but they were bigger (75 cm tall).

I'd love to get the arcade game room one though.

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 04:13:42 am »
American prices pls...
:dunno........Here's one of the many on-line currency converters: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

If you have a Mac you've already got a nice widget that does ANY conversion (sizes, weight,money etc.) The rates are automatically updated on-line continuously...

One tip: If they export to outside the European Union, you don't have to pay the VAT which is about 20% in Germany AFAIK. The listed price of 100,- is including this tax....

Patrick, I think you're right about the neon's. I meant the really cheap one's you see at the DIY stores etc. It's not really fair to compare these I guess, but who knows, these may just be the "new" models from that factory....
I really wonder if they are really build in Germany. Anyway, they are worth the money IMHO.

Patrick, maybe we can share shipping to Holland, I don't know if they can pack multiple in one go ?

Or maybe I'll just drive up there. I'll drop them a mail. Do you want one or both ?

Any other Dutchies that want some ?

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 04:36:52 am »
I looked a bit more on their site: there's a link to a distributor in the US, but it looks this is only for the "Pinball-LED's", but I figure you could at least drop them a mail to inquire about the neon's....

http://bayareaamusements.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=LEDBULB

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2007, 05:36:39 am »
 :P :P
Patrick, maybe we can share shipping to Holland, I don't know if they can pack multiple in one go ?

Or maybe I'll just drive up there. I'll drop them a mail. Do you want one or both ?
I would be in for the Galaga shaped sign.

It's probably a bit too far to go and collect them to save money on shipping. Although I have been thinking about taking a weekend off (finally). Maybe a trip to Frankfurt :P
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2007, 06:26:17 am »
Yeah, it sucks because I was IN Frankfurt a couple of weeks ago (IAA =car exhibit).

Since my boss pays my gas, it's always cheaper for me, but it IS a long drive :S

I think I will take the video cab only as well for now.....let me know if you are going....:) !

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2007, 07:05:09 am »

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2007, 07:27:39 am »
Whats that old used car saying?
"If you have to ask the price, then you cant afford it?"

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2007, 07:38:12 am »
Yeah, it sucks because I was IN Frankfurt a couple of weeks ago (IAA =car exhibit).

Since my boss pays my gas, it's always cheaper for me, but it IS a long drive :S

I think I will take the video cab only as well for now.....let me know if you are going....:) !
I'll check if they even allow people to come collect. Checked with the GF and she's already practically planning the  trip  ::)


Whats that old used car saying?
"If you have to ask the price, then you cant afford it?"
I though that was a "super car" saying.
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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2007, 09:08:49 am »
Whats that old used car saying?
"If you have to ask the price, then you cant afford it?"


The answer to that is "if you don't tell me the price, I can't hand you the right amount of money."

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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2007, 04:19:24 pm »
Hey Patrick, read this !!!!!!!!

http://www.arcadezentrum.com/forum/thread.php?threadid=5415&hilight=neon

Looks it's almost a fan project !!! They say you can pick-up there....didn't read it all yet...

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2007, 04:45:38 pm »
Hey Patrick, read this !!!!!!!!

http://www.arcadezentrum.com/forum/thread.php?threadid=5415&hilight=neon

Looks it's almost a fan project !!! They say you can pick-up there....didn't read it all yet...
Cool. I'll see if he still has 2 and if I can pick them up.

Indeed, it seems the guy who had them made, had these made to his design (in China?). I can almost feel a BYOAC neon design challenge coming up  ;D

Strange that he claims it's a PacMan design. I guess it's similar, but I thought the difference between PacMan/Galaxian vs Galaga/MsPacMan was pretty obvious.

Looks like the Arcade Neon is not available in his eBay store  :o
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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 04:53:32 pm »
they're a bit pricey but they are the coolest Game Room neon's I've ever seen !

these are actually very reasonably priced...they should be closer to $350...

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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2007, 05:06:47 pm »
they're a bit pricey but they are the coolest Game Room neon's I've ever seen !

these are actually very reasonably priced...they should be closer to $350...
Yeah I saw some US based sign shops ask prices like that too. Guess he got it done a lot cheaper in China though.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2007, 05:24:17 pm »
Yeah, you're right, although 350,- is a bit too much I guess.
Compare it to this f.i.: http://www.elektroshop.nl/index1.html

The seller of these great neon's is actually a wholesaler in GSM (mobile) phones and wanted to have mobile phone shaped neon's for his company. Since he's a pinball collector, he also ordered the pinball neon's and then the next step was the arcade (video) neon's.

So, these are custom made, not in Germany but in China of course...where else can you have manual labor for a price like that. These things ARE hand-made. (and don't forget the shipping costs !!!!)
He says normaly a custom series like this is costing much more (3/4 times).

I was comparing the price to those very small "table stand" run-of-the-mill neons which you can get at DIY stores etc. here, but of course, these are much bigger...

Patrick, I insist you deliver it to my home so you can play my Galaxian (and Star Wars if you want to :) )

I send him a message through E-bay in response to that Pinball neon add you quote and asked about the videogame neons, and he replied that they were still available....

You gotta use www.ebay.de instead of ebay.com to find it. Here's a direct link:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190154898697&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Pat, maybe you can ask if he can do it without the Mwst. ? ;) Maybe when you pick it up there...



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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2007, 07:36:53 pm »
You gotta use www.ebay.de instead of ebay.com to find it. Here's a direct link:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190154898697&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Doesn't matter if I use .com or .de or .nl actually. I find the same shop. The aucton in that link has ended and there is now no Arcade sign in the shop. Anyway, if he says he still has some then I guess we're OK.

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Pat, maybe you can ask if he can do it without the Mwst. ? ;) Maybe when you pick it up there...
heh, I could ask yes.
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2007, 07:36:08 pm »
Alrighty, I booked the trip and the guy mailed me he has 2 of them for us. WOOT  8)

After this trip I have to leave for Dublin right away, so I wont have the time to swing by and drop the neon off right away  :-[ 
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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2007, 06:49:01 pm »
Lol, he warns me he's gone during the weekend since he's going to the Dutch Pinball Open in Deventer. Guess he could have brought a few neons there too  :P
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2007, 02:09:24 pm »
I wanted to get a slightly cleaner picture of the neon. Obviously in real life you get more of a feel for the brightness. The colors are really vibrant. Not something a computer monitor will be able to replicate.



I hadn't noticed before, but after level42 pointed it out, it does have a few darker spots in the blue. Even so, it looks gorgeous. I'm really happy with it and I can't wait to get a game room around it  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2007, 04:57:13 pm »
Whats that old used car saying?
"If you have to ask the price, then you cant afford it?"


The answer to that is "if you don't tell me the price, I can't hand you the right amount of money."

More like "hand you only a fraction of the money."

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2007, 06:31:50 pm »
American prices pls...
LAZY ASS!  Use the freaking internet to find it yourself for once.  You can even type the words "currency conversion" into google and get it.

By the time it took you to post the idiotic comment, you could have had the answer.
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2007, 08:35:44 pm »
Don't forget, you can make your own neon signs out of  E.L. Wire.  (but you might have to make a smaller version due to the fact that E.L. Wire is a much smaller gauge then real neon.)

examples of EL Wire
http://www.lightupwire.com/gallery.html

Here's a hand made EL Wire Neon sign I made for a Lowrider RC car.




I made this RC neon sign 4 years ago and at the time didn't know how racist the term "La Raza" is, so let me apologize for it. "La Raza" means "The Race" in spanish and is just as racist as some one saying White Power or Black Power. Any way, I did it as a joke to have a La Raza neon sign on an RC Lowrider toy and ment no harm.
And the only reason why I have posted it in this forum is because it is the only Mini neon sign I have ever made and I just wanted to show an example of a hand made EL neon sign.
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Re: Oh my God, I want one !!!!!
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2007, 09:17:57 pm »
American prices pls...

::) 

You have me intrigued. Was it too hard to convert (that a post was easier) or is this a 'US is at the centre of the universe' thing?  ;)   Sorry either way It rubs me the wrong way  :(

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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2007, 06:26:12 am »
American prices pls...

::) 

You have me intrigued. Was it too hard to convert (that a post was easier) or is this a 'US is at the centre of the universe' thing?  ;)   Sorry either way It rubs me the wrong way  :(

It's too hard for him to look anything up.  He always expects people to give him answers as opposed to taking the time to look things up.  Though we Americans are stuck with him, please don't judge us based upon his expectation that everyone spoon feeds him.   ;D

Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2007, 09:39:49 am »
Here's a hand made EL Wire Neon sign I made for a Lowrider RC car.
Ha , that's pretty cool yes. Looks just like a real neon.

I have some Glowire, but never gotten around to do much with it. For a tiny neon it might indeed work yes.
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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2007, 12:06:59 pm »
American prices pls...
LAZY ASS!  Use the freaking internet to find it yourself for once.  You can even type the words "currency conversion" into google and get it.

By the time it took you to post the idiotic comment, you could have had the answer.
Heck, it's even easier than that, just type in: 100 euros to usd

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2007, 12:07:27 pm »
Well, glowwire is nice for doing a "model" neon like The 80s man did, but it's nowhere near as bright as real neon of course.

I love the Pac Game Room neon ! Thanks Patrick for bringing one for me too and bringing it to my home  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

As soon as my Game Room is in operation, you really must come over for a saturday :)

P.S.:

Can't believe you didn't know about my Centipede  :laugh:   :
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63654.0

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« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2007, 12:15:58 pm »
Well, glowwire is nice for doing a "model" neon like The 80s man did, but it's nowhere near as bright as real neon of course.
indeed, I wasn't impressed with the brightness of my Glowire. but then i bought it years ago, maybe nowadays they have brighter stuff available. I don't recal colors like that blood red and navy blue being available. Just faded colors like cyan, light green and pinkish.

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I love the Pac Game Room neon ! Thanks Patrick for bringing one for me too and bringing it to my home  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

As soon as my Game Room is in operation, you really must come over for a saturday :)
You're welcome and we'd love to come back to see the game room and spent some more time. I had no idea you had collected so many machines already. Well I did since I saw most of the threads already, but I guess it didn't sink in. I'm very jealous indeed :P Joey is playing Galaxian on my Galag panel now, so when we get back your high score is under serious threat  ;D
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