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« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2016, 10:07:14 AM »

And here is my string for arcade only, no pins:

("coin op*"|(upright|standup|coin*|quarter*|taito|bally|midway game|arcade)|coin-op*|coinop|neogeo|"neo-geo"|"neo geo"|arkade|acade|acrade|arcade|aracade) -wash* -xbox -dry* -tic*

You can change the exclusions at the end. I got a lot of results for washers, dryers, xbox, and nfl football tickets (game and standup), so those helped me filter them out.

Good work I added it as a search string.
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« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2016, 04:35:28 PM »

Prob a stupid question ....but when I copy an paste that string ... nothing comes up in my search , is it possable I'm doing something wrong ?? Do I need the upgraded CL Huh? Shouldn't I juss be able to put a , in between each words ?? Help plz lol
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« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2016, 03:49:05 PM »

If you get zero results, it might mean that your string of text is too long. Maximum is 180 characters in the search box.
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« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2016, 11:01:41 AM »

I'm using this string in Search Tempest in CT and getting zero results.....What the heck
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« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2017, 01:01:50 PM »

It works fine in CL

https://newyork.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=%28%28pin%20ball%29%7C%28coin%20operated%29%7C%28upright%20game%29%7C%28standup%20game%29%7C%28coin%20game%29%7Ccoin-op%7C%28coin%20op%29%7C%28quarters%20game%29%7Ccoinop%7Cpinbal%7Cpinabll%7Cpinnball%7Carkade%7Cacade%7Cacrade%7Carcade%7Cpinball%7Caracade%29&sort=rel
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« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2017, 01:07:30 PM »


Thanks John, The place where the games will be going didn't even start interior remodeling yet, so I have plenty of time!  Happy new year!
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« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2017, 10:17:25 AM »

Just snagged a Rolling Thunder on Craigslist because of this search magic... thanks!
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« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2017, 10:32:29 AM »

Just snagged a Rolling Thunder on Craigslist because of this search magic... thanks!

AMAZING!
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« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2017, 12:28:33 PM »

Thanks John, I was able to pickup a NBA jam using the Chrome extension with the search string. It send me an alert and 38 minutes later I pickup this beautiful cabinet on the cheap.

Cheers,
Juan
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« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2017, 03:44:52 PM »

Thanks John, I was able to pickup a NBA jam using the Chrome extension with the search string. It send me an alert and 38 minutes later I pickup this beautiful cabinet on the cheap.

Cheers,
Juan

That's GREAT! Good work.
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« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2017, 07:38:47 AM »

Agreed on not all machines listed with the word Arcade.  I live in Charlotte, NC and most games get gobbled up quick by a business near here that buys them cheap off of Craig's List and then sets their price at $1200 or more.

I was fortunate in finding a Centipede in fantastic condition for $225.  I am confident I was able to find this machine first because the seller listed it as a Video Game and never mentioned the word Arcade.   I'm Looking forward to trying Chrome!
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« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2017, 10:01:31 AM »

Agreed on not all machines listed with the word Arcade.  I live in Charlotte, NC and most games get gobbled up quick by a business near here that buys them cheap off of Craig's List and then sets their price at $1200 or more.

I was fortunate in finding a Centipede in fantastic condition for $225.  I am confident I was able to find this machine first because the seller listed it as a Video Game and never mentioned the word Arcade.   I'm Looking forward to trying Chrome!

Awesome! Congrats/
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