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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2014, 08:09:19 PM »

Just ran your search term and found this gem on craigslist:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/vgm/4333618285.html

Pains me I can't go get it... an hour away...

That's a good price. I saw one sell at auction for $800 last week. The carts are easily worth that.

And... see? They didn't even use ARCADE in the title! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2014, 05:38:43 PM »

Just ran your search term and found this gem on craigslist:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/vgm/4333618285.html

Pains me I can't go get it... an hour away...

its down
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2014, 08:24:59 PM »

I have the Craigslist notify app on my phone and I add all the regions and have a pinball search and an arcade search separate. I will give father for a pin.

But in the last few months I have turned it off because it is so cold and my basement door is buried under snow so I didn't even want to see what is out there.

That and I need to get rid of a few games.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2014, 10:11:01 PM »

I have the Craigslist notify app on my phone and I add all the regions and have a pinball search and an arcade search separate. I will give father for a pin.

But in the last few months I have turned it off because it is so cold and my basement door is buried under snow so I didn't even want to see what is out there.

That and I need to get rid of a few games.

Id like to see the list I am close to you
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2014, 06:19:51 PM »

neo geo
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2014, 11:03:31 AM »

I modified the search term a little. Still perfecting it!
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 05:08:15 AM »

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/vgm/4394114904.html


The price is too sick for me.
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2014, 11:41:53 PM »

Wow, thanks.

..definitely a real time saver.

/much appreciated.
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2014, 12:11:43 AM »

I'm using this search string daily. I think I nailed it. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2014, 01:53:17 AM »



The ad's been pulled.
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2014, 11:43:53 AM »

I've opted to start putting in some names like Bally, Williams, Atari, Taito, SNK, Nintendo etc.

arcade | pinball | (pin-ball) | (pin ball) | bally | williams | atari | taito | snk | namco | capcom | konami | neogeo | (neo geo) | (neo-geo) | (nintendo arcade) | (sega arcade)

It seems to weed out more valuable stuff in the areas I've been searching.
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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2014, 04:34:20 PM »

The last couple of days the Video Game Only string has been bringing back a lot of Gold Coin and jewelry crap returns for me.  It seems like Craigslist updated and broke the string?
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2014, 09:17:59 AM »

Oh its not just me then. I noticed it both on my computer and in the CL apps I use
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2015, 01:35:12 PM »

Heard you reference this thread on your youtube channel so had to see what it could find in my area.  I believe the "space"  in (takes quarters) means the thread must have both the words "takes" and "quarters".  anyway these first few are key I think.

((takes quarters)|(coin operated)|(upright game)|(standup game)|(coin game)|arcade) -xbox -playstation -fisher

found this SI cabaret for $50 and paid less than that today.  Notice no mention of the word arcade and the guy said he hadn't been getting any interest.  Probably could have gotten the thing for free.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/clt/4819689579.html
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2015, 06:38:34 PM »

Heard you reference this thread on your youtube channel so had to see what it could find in my area.  I believe the "space"  in (takes quarters) means the thread must have both the words "takes" and "quarters".  anyway these first few are key I think.

((takes quarters)|(coin operated)|(upright game)|(standup game)|(coin game)|arcade) -xbox -playstation -fisher

found this SI cabaret for $50 and paid less than that today.  Notice no mention of the word arcade and the guy said he hadn't been getting any interest.  Probably could have gotten the thing for free.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/clt/4819689579.html
Are you from the DC area?  I live in Bowie, MD and definitely missed that listing!  Nice find!
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