Friday and Saturday I had the chance to go to an arcade auction in Baltimore. It was definitely a learning experience.The auction had two phases. First was the “Buy Now” phase where the vendor offers a hard price and you can agree to meet it. The second day was the auction which had anything left over from the Buy Now phase as well as auction only things.
If you are looking to get an arcade machine, these auctions are must attend events. I saw so many cabinets going for $50-$150 range it was crazy. They also had a good amount of juke boxes and neon signs which are pretty cool.
One note to the wise: BRING A HUGE TRUCK! I almost screwed myself royally after purchasing a machine only to find it just barely fit into the SUV. I am absolutely planning on renting a box truck.
Here are some random pictures: