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Offline EOJ

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Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Reply #270 on: June 14, 2020, 12:44:17 AM »
Well, FWIW I know the seller has had it for several years or more, so it's not one that's been on YAJ in recent memory. You could also try messaging the buyer, who posted in that thread.  ;)

It's certainly plausible that some AK PCBs were converted to SDOJ. Maybe a lot (100?). Although the original run was clearly 300 PCBs based on the serial number data, the game was a huge flop in the arcades, and when they were making SDOJ they were low on parts, so repurposing unsold AK PCBs would have made sense, and would have been in line with CAVE's previous practices in similar situations.

One factor that speaks against this theory (at least on a large scale) is I haven't seen a SDOJ PCB with an AK date stamp on the back. And remember, many AK PCBs were converted from DFK (based on date stamps!). So if they were originally AK PCBs we would have to posit they removed all the date stamps and placed new ones on, and we don't have any evidence that they did this prior, except perhaps for MFBL AV (and even that is far from proven).

Ultimately, tracking the serials of the few AK PCBs that show up for sale every year is not going to provide any answer to the question in our lifetimes (but maybe our grandchildren will finally know the truth!!). It could be that a lot of people are just keeping the PCB and not selling it.
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Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Reply #271 on: June 16, 2020, 05:42:30 PM »
Espgaluda with damaged instructions and new battery sold on YAJ for 83 000 Yen.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l475758675

Dodonpachi Daioujou with metal case, new battery and new fan. Likely sold for 90 000 Yen (Was listed at 100 000 Yen, but there was an active 10% coupon sitewide). On Stefano Bruni webstore.

https://from-japan-retro-sale.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/dodonpachi-daioujou-cave-arcade-pcb-japan-2

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Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Reply #272 on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:43 PM »
Dodonpachi DFK BL + original artset + folded poster sold for a 440,000 yen buy-now price, less than a day after it was listed.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w396460680

It doesn't look like a proxy bidder.
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Re: Cave Arcade Sales Tracker Spreadsheet
« Reply #273 on: June 27, 2020, 10:20:24 AM »
Dodonpachi Saidaioujou PCB sold for 3 500 £ on Arcade Otaku forum.

https://forum.arcadeotaku.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=41847

Dodonpachi Daioujou PCB with old battery and some damage (trace of acid), but working sold for 440 € and Art Set sold for 135 € on Arcade Otaku forum.

https://forum.arcadeotaku.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=41620