Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

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Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby monty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:33 pm

looking to the vid community for some advice here as i am toying with the idea of picking up a Donkey Kong cab. i know there are a few cabinet variants, but what's a typical price for a working DK cab these days?
guess i'd be open to a restored/replica cab with original boards and 4-way joystick (is this a thing?) but i am not interested in any MAME/emulation.

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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby The Evener » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:38 pm

DK is one of the more pricey vids, on average. From looking at KLOV, $700 US seems to be a middle of the road price for decent condition all original cab, but again that's just an average so YMMV, especially if you factor in location and frequency of cabs coming up (or not!)

There are definitely repro cabs out there, but unless someone is dropping in original parts from a trashed cab it's nearly always XXX-in-1 with LCD monitor. Sometimes collectors will set up repro cabs with the original PCB, but if you're looking to buy a set up like that, I doubt it would be less than $700 at least for the high quality repros.

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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby monty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:20 pm

The Evener wrote:DK is one of the more pricey vids, on average. From looking at KLOV, $700 US seems to be a middle of the road price for decent condition all original cab, but again that's just an average so YMMV, especially if you factor in location and frequency of cabs coming up (or not!)


thanks for the insight! guess i'm looking for an all original cab then. never heard of KLOV - i'll do some digging on the forums there.

anything in particular i should look out for when buying? i know nothing about monitors and arcade PCBs.

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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby brad808 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:38 am

Check out cgcc for the local Canadian vid people. One of them might have a dk for sale.


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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby Hammerhead » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Here's a DK and DK3 for sale as a set $1000 USD. I'm pretty sure the seller will be at Allentown if that helps you out.

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/showth ... p?t=402204
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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby shovelhed » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 pm

I picked one up for $150 converted to a VS. Hogan's Alley and it was a wreck. I've pulled out everything, sold it all and am restoring it to new. My post is here in the projects section and talks about what it'll cost to buy all the bits to restore it. Am happy to share anything I learn.

Expect to pay $1200 CAN for a decent one. I've been watching for ages and $800 -$900 is what beaters show up for. There's a fella in Keswick who makes a great repro if you want to go that route. His prices and work is good.

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Re: Price Check: Nintendo Donkey Kong Arcade

Postby monty » Wed May 03, 2017 10:21 am

thanks for the feedback and the leads everyone. DK reminds me of some of the highly produced pins (TAF, EBD, etc) - lots of them out there, but few willing to let them go!

going to try to keep an eye out for a Canadian seller for now given the state of the CAD/USD$.



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