so far, all my roadtrips had gone down smoothly. but this time, i had to learn a new lesson
i want to keep this short - still too much ANGER
on thursday there was a posting on a german arcade forum where someone asked how much an original crazy climber was worth. not only was this a dedicated machine, but also the deluxe version of the game. "man, i have to get this one", i thought, wrote an email, got an answer, talked on the telephone, made an appointment for saturday. we couldn't agree on a price back then, but we said we were going to settle this once i pick up the cab.
so as always, i set out early with more than 300 kilometers ahead of me (one way)
once i arrived at the seller's location, i was astonished how good that cab looked "in person". ok, the sidearts were coming of, but overall the game was in almost perfect condition (not my pics btw)!
i played one round, found out that one of the joysticks wasn't working the way it should, but thought that this would be an easy fix. just as i wanted to start talking about the final price, the seller said something like "oh, by the way, i'm not going to sell the machine to you. late last night i got a call from a co-worker who said he had been looking for a crazy climber arcade for ages. i have been offered a pinball in exchange and i am going to accept the colleague's offer!" Ouch, what a slap in the face
he offered me an old crappy non-working cabinet for free which had been sitting outside his house for quite a while, but i refused. i couldn't believe what had just happened!
here's what he offered me. have you ever heard of that game? judging from what was written on the back, it came from italy! somehow it reminds me of a taito cab, but the front plate looks strange.
full of anger and disappointment, i jumped into my car and drove home. didn't want to talk to that guy any longer
well, at least i was allowed to play a round of crazy climber on a dedicated crazy climber deluxe arcade cabinet
this is what a failed roadtrip looks like
and this is what this failed roadtrip looked like on the tachometer one continent, three COUNTIES, 617 kilometers - this roadtrip OFFICIALLY SUCKED (and so did the seller)!