Owning an arcade machine isn't’ for everyone. At 400 to 800 pounds each, these vintage entertainment cabinets are heavy. They're also quite the financial investment, and they're the sort of thing you shouldn't go poking around in unless you know what you're doing—CRT screens retain enough of a charge to kill you.
All You Can Arcade is a new California-based vintage arcade rental service that hopes to become the GameFly of arcade cabinets. For $47 a month, you too could rent and play all your coin-op arcade favorites like NBA Jam, Robotron, and even some more obscure things like Ninja Baseball Bat Man.
Co-founders Seth and Timothy Peterson run their service by combing the Internet for used machines, which they purchase, refurbish, and then deliver to customers free of shipping charges. While the service is limited to only California for now, the duo plans on expanding their business to the East Coast by the end of 2013.
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