Just before christmas I was doing my last minute present shopping to see if I could pick anything any good up after work, looking in my local blockbuster games in farnborough, I was baffled when one of their arcade machines (they had two) had a sign on it 'for sale'
I couldn't believe it, rushing up to the desk I enquired about it, and within five minutes I was given the option of buying it. After some frantic phone calls and much umming and ahring I agreed.
Almost a month later (the game had to be switched by another party who couldn't get down due to the snow) last sunday I gave Neil a ring checking on its status while I was in town. Everything had been sorted, I could pick it up when I liked!
Five seconds later I had a copy of the local newspaper in my hand phoning man with a van ads, I managed to find one nice man, by the name of Gordon. He agreed to meet me in farnborough in a few hours time to pick it up and take it to mine, as well as take it up the stairs with us.
Two arduous hours later and hey presto! I have my own arcade cabinet together with a copy of Dyna Blaster (bomberman) its a jamma pcb, none of that mame crap, I've always wanted the real deal and now I've got it. Now I just have to save up some of my wages so I can scout about for some cheap boards to play on it then I'll have a library.
Just hope I don't have to move anytime soon!
OH, before I forget, if anyone is interested you can check me out on youtube, in my element at work! Check it out here
Could have thanked me for helping :(
EDIT: Sorry, much thanks to Catherine for helping carry the arcade machine up the stairs and into the flat!