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Interesting Craigslist find.
« on: March 10, 2008, 06:39:38 pm »
I saw this posted for a free Ms. Pac Man in Boston

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/zip/601115305.html

I sent a message to see if anyone had claimed it and if they had any pics.  I got a response back saying that it was available but no pictures.  I emailed back asking why they where getting rid of it for free.  Here is the response I got.

"When I bought this machine the previous owner told me it was haunted.  I laughed, didn't believe him, because I didn't believe in that sort of thing.
 
Got a bad feeling the day it was delivered.  Game started on its own in the middle of the night several times, had a tech service the machine three times (very pricy housecalls), but he couldn't find the problem.
 
Three-year old daughter started talking about the "man in the video machine", didn't think much of it, then my wife saw a dark figure move across the basement and into the machine.  She ran out of the house, would not return until the machine was out of the house.  I moved it to my business garage (two miles away), and several times I have opened the garage to find tools missing or scattered, things tipped over.
 
This is why I am giving away a $1000 machine for free."

Chad you need to go pick this up and report back.


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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 06:42:26 pm »
Sweet! Free cab!

I hope I don't get ridiculed for saying this, but I've actually seen a ghost and I do believe in them (didn't before that!). I may take a chance on the cab if I were in the area, but I wouldn't keep it for long if it really had those sort of issues. I am more inclined to think it's just paranoia winding them up.
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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 06:48:06 pm »
The only ghosts you're gonna see are... the four chasing you in the maze while you are playing you FREE CAB!!! LOL... dude, get it!!!


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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 07:36:03 pm »
I would love to hear the follow-up on this!

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 07:36:33 pm »
The only ghosts you're gonna see are... the four chasing you in the maze while you are playing you FREE CAB!!! LOL... dude, get it!!!



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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 07:41:00 pm »
I'd take the word of the 3-year old. Kids at that age have no filters, and don't know that there's "no such thing as ghosts".

My nephew (at the time, he was 4 years old) came over to our first house a couple of months after we moved in, and told us about the little girl "Marcy" who used to live in the spare room.

Soon after that, we got a chrome trash bin, and started to notice child's hand prints all over it .. which would re-appear after we cleaned them off.  :o
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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008, 08:00:30 pm »
Pincky...

I am not sure why,  because the forum SHOULD have resized it for you (i think) or not let you upload it,  but your AVATAR is freakin 1MB in size!!!!!!

Here...replace it with this MUCH SMALLER version...everyone on slower connections will thank you!

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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 08:07:15 pm »
I sincerely wish someone could prove there's such as thing as ghosts. You would think that with all those camer'as out there and the easy way people can commmunicate these day there would be solid proof by now. I would love to see something supernatural  :dunno
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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008, 08:13:07 pm »
That's Freakin' Awesome! I wouldn't put it in my home but I'd definitely pick it up and put it in the shop or something.
Are you gonna actually pick it up tomorrow.
Seem kind of specific though... 9a.m. tuesday?

Let us know if you end up with it...

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008, 08:26:33 pm »
YOU ARE MESSING WITH "EVIL" FORCES FROM BEYOND; this wont end well.  >:D

I will be waiting for your post regarding the need for a good exorcist. :badmood:

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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008, 10:14:36 pm »
I sincerely wish someone could prove there's such as thing as ghosts. You would think that with all those camer'as out there and the easy way people can commmunicate these day there would be solid proof by now. I would love to see something supernatural  :dunno

I believe there's something to this stuff.
This is a first hand story - not some friend of a friend deal.
Close friends of my parents tried for years and years to have a baby. Finally got pregnant and had a baby boy.
When he was 5 they got pregnant again. The very day the new boy was scheduled to come home from the  hospital the first born died completely unexpectedly.
They never told #2 he once had a brother.
Cut to 3 years later, boy #2 is in his bedroom talking up a storm. Mom says "what are you doing" he says "talking to that little boy in the corner, he says he's my brother"
I get goose bumps whenever I think about it.
If you could see the mom in my mothers kitchen shaking right after it happened you'd believe it too.

Haunted Ms. Pacman - who knows....

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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 01:05:15 am »
Ghosts?

Just get it. If no one in Boston wants it, ship it to me. As long as the ghost doesn't
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me, I don't care what he/she/it does.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 07:24:11 am »
Do ghosts like to fly ? I think so. Put it on a plane to Europe. I will take care of the Pac - Man.


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I've never had anything like these things happen to me or heared about from people I trust. I don't believe in any of this. People watch movies too much.

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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 07:41:14 am »
I long as they aint vampires I dont care.
I hate blood sucking vampires. (Could also be blood sucking lawyers).

EDIT: I just noticed I am poster #13.... Better get out the Crucifix..
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Re: Interesting Craigslist find.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 08:50:00 am »
Chad you need to go pick this up and report back.

Hadn't seen it... but it says must pick up at 9am Tuesday and it is 8:48am now.

I bet it's a scam of some sort, though.  Free games with no pics and a weird story around here are usually someone effing with collectors.

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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008, 08:53:28 am »
Pincky...

I am not sure why,  because the forum SHOULD have resized it for you (i think) or not let you upload it,  but your AVATAR is freakin 1MB in size!!!!!!

Here...replace it with this MUCH SMALLER version...everyone on slower connections will thank you!

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 09:00:23 am »
That's a good one. I emailed the owner just so I could get my very own rendition of the story. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 09:07:49 am »

FWIW, it's about an hour north of me, just outside of "outside of Boston".

I've been looking for a beater Ms Pac too.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 09:13:58 am »
I got to see what this guys response to you is!!

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008, 09:46:25 am »
That's a good one. I emailed the owner just so I could get my very own rendition of the story. ;D

I emailed him last night that I was interested but curious why he was giving a great cabinet away for free. His response was "My life is very blessed so why not give it away?"

Dunno...sounds a bit fishy to me.

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2008, 10:58:01 am »
Heh, ghosts...  I do haunted house (scream houses/haunted attractions) reviews for the DFW area.  I have met a LOT of interesting folks, including several "ghost hunters".  I've been out on their ghost hunting expeditions several times and have never seen anything at all.  However they all get spooked at the slightest wind movement or dust on their expensive ass camera lenses... 

I'd take this cabinet in a heartbeat, if anything just to have the ghost hunters come over and play it. 



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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2008, 11:05:06 am »
I am the ghost of Pacman past....................  :laugh2:

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2008, 11:07:45 am »

( has anyone considered it's a joke.  A Ms Pac full of ghosts?  One is red, one is blue, one is yellow... )


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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2008, 11:20:21 am »
I e-mailed him too.  Here is the reponse:

No offense man, but you’re GIVING away a Pac man in good condition?  What’s the catch?
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Someone gave it to me, at a time in my life when I could NEVER afford to buy something like this.  Now I'm giving it to someone else,
 
It's not worth much, maybe $500 or so.

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2008, 11:59:15 am »
Pincky...

I am not sure why,  because the forum SHOULD have resized it for you (i think) or not let you upload it,  but your AVATAR is freakin 1MB in size!!!!!!

Here...replace it with this MUCH SMALLER version...everyone on slower connections will thank you!




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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2008, 12:17:35 pm »
So did someone (here) go get it? I was going to email him last night, but it looked like a scam to me so I didn't bother. Besides, I figured one of you would scoop it up quick while I was thinking about it. :)

I could have gotten it this morning (it's like 20-30 min from me).

It reminded me a little of "Escape from Leprechaupolis" (ATHF). :)

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2008, 12:24:32 pm »
I was tempted to go but I had just taken Friday afternoon off to go pick up an Asteroids.  Based on the responses that others got compared to mine it really smells like a scam.

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2008, 12:28:15 pm »
Did you get the Asteroids for free? :)

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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2008, 12:38:59 pm »
Did you get the Asteroids for free? :)

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Almost.   ;D  $80.  No board though.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2008, 12:39:50 pm »
I emailed the guy just in case it wasn't gone and I got this back just a few minutes ago:

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Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: arcade game: Ms. Pac Man

it is gone

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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2008, 12:42:08 pm »
Did you get the Asteroids for free? :)

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Almost.   ;D  $80.  No board though.
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2008, 12:44:15 pm »

Did he dump the "we got it from Donnie Wahlberg" line on you too?

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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2008, 12:47:10 pm »
I feel ripped off. I didn't get a response.

Since I didn't get one, I'll just invent one myself:

"Hi, We had a Tornado a few weeks ago and after the weather cleared we walked outside and found this machine sitting in our yard. I am still amazed it was intact after the incredible journey from wherever it came from. Thanks for you interest."

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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2008, 12:50:57 pm »

"Miraculously, inside it was the 3 year old girl we had lost and assumed was swept away with the tornado."

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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2008, 12:55:11 pm »
I sincerely wish someone could prove there's such as thing as ghosts. You would think that with all those camer'as out there and the easy way people can commmunicate these day there would be solid proof by now. I would love to see something supernatural  :dunno

There are already tons of pictures and videos out there that show "something". A picture or video will never be "solid proof" of anything because there are too many plausible explanations for what they show (including intentional fakery).  

However, I know people who have seen and/or spoken with supernatural beings of some sort, and there are millions of others who have claimed as much. Even though I've never seen anything "supernatural", the fact that others have (some of them being people I know well); that's enough proof for me. I don't automatically assume someone is lying or crazy unless I know that what they are saying is not possible. And when it comes to what exists beyond the grasp of the 5 human senses, we know precisely jack ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2008, 01:04:51 pm »
I'd pass, Pacman is hard enough with 4 ghosts.

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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2008, 01:28:39 pm »

Did he dump the "we got it from Donnie Wahlberg" line on you too?

Of course.  I'm going to make a fortune on all the New Kids on the Block merchandise that was hidden in the cab!

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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2008, 01:31:28 pm »

Did you notify him that Donnie Wahlberg stole his Asteroids PCB?

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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2008, 05:27:58 pm »
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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2008, 06:07:34 pm »
I sincerely wish someone could prove there's such as thing as ghosts. You would think that with all those camer'as out there and the easy way people can commmunicate these day there would be solid proof by now. I would love to see something supernatural  :dunno
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