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Arcade cabinet at Costco
« on: November 04, 2008, 01:45:10 pm »
I saw this arcade cabinet for sale at Costco when I was browsing the other day. I think it's similar to the one that Sears (?) was carrying way back?

I pointed out the price tag to my wife and she was glad we chose to build our own. Even with a few unplanned expenses, our current arcade bill is still sitting at about 1/3 that price. :)

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Re: Arcade cabinet at Costco
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 01:49:09 pm »
I think you are paying for a lot of those games with this one.
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Re: Arcade cabinet at Costco
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 02:23:28 pm »
This unit as well as the ones sold at Walmart/Target come up for discussion now and then and the general consensus is always "Garbage - PASS"...  do a search for "COSTCO"...these things are the only time Costco comes up on the forums i'd imagine.


EDIT: I pulled a search and was surprised by the number of different posts containing COSTCO...in any case,  it also pulls up a number of threads regarding this (and other) units from Costco...

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Re: Arcade cabinet at Costco
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 04:01:48 pm »
The construction didn't look great, but it didn't look terrible. I've seen a lot better cabinets on the forums.

The thing I noticed most was how short the cabinet was. They had it sitting on a crate at the end of the aisle, which propped it up about six to eight inches. At that height, it was comfortable to play. But remove the riser...

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Re: Arcade cabinet at Costco
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 06:20:08 pm »
That same Costco machine is what got me to do a google search for "building your own arcade machine." I ended up finding this site and now have a way better machine than that for a fraction of the cost, plus the satisfaction of doing it myself.

Build your own - you won't regret it!   :cheers:
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