Quote: Instead of dropping 5 figures on some Harley Davidson piece of crap or whatever it is that nobody cares playing, why not heavily advertise or interview all your past customers and conduct polls relating to there favorite Arcade games or what they still wish to currently play and support, then spend the money on the top few machines that got the most votes/interest as requested by your customer base or majority of people nearby the establishments area
Firstly, I didnt buy the games, that was Namco. However, as far as I know, most Ops rarely do get to test a game before purchase. Nor would you be able to gather votes on what to buy. Im going to guess, that if you dont buy a game in a set time period, there may be a delay, and availability problem.
Furthermore, the Most earnings come from it being Brand New. The longer you wait, the less money you may end up getting.
Still, my offer stands. Buy whatever New game, at least in the $7000 range.. and see how long it takes to pay it off, then make a profit.
Quote: Advancements in technology and more choices in electronics give the mass majority of the public less reasons to leave the house and support Arcades. When they do wish to leave the house then it's to do something else rather than visit and support Arcades. Blaming MAME for this is wrong.
Im not blaming Mame for the failures in the industry. However, I AM Telling you that Mame can effect the industry negatively. And Ive given you the exact reasons twice now.