Back when I was looking for a house, I stumbled across a blog that documented terrible photos from the Real Estate world. You would think that in the process of selling a house that you would want to present it as best as possible or at the very least make an attempt to clean things up (or learn how to use a basic photo editing program that comes free with any computer). I mean, it’s not like you are expecting buyers to spend thousands of dollars on the purchase or anything.
I started thinking how that might be with arcade collecting and reselling, as in the past I have some seen some head-scratching pictures. Granted, before photo editing software was pretty much built into the cameras, bad pictures were prone to happen sometimes. But when they aren’t, we can have some fun with them. Recalling the bad housing pictures, I ventured out into the arcade reselling world and here is what I found. I will not edit them in any way myself, its better to see them in their natural first estate. Accompanied by some jokes, just for some good natured fun. (Pictures found from different classified sites, not just Craigslist).
The Tipsy Neck Breaker – The most common bad photo you will find while searching the classifieds are these. They eschew the “Rotate Photo” function with righteous indignity.
The Blur – Because the Focus function is for saps.
Bad light– Sometimes the lighting just isn’t there for the presentation you need to plunk down $500+ on a game
The Mess – I have picked up some games before that were downright disgusting. The worst was a Mortal Kombat cabinet that had been converted to a Golden Tee, that I was going to convert to something else – covered in old crusty vomit. I got it as a bulk deal, otherwise I would have turned it away. I also did not see a pic of it in advance. Here are pictures where the seller simply had better things to do than take 50 seconds to wipe the thing down.
Know about other bad photos from the wonderful world of arcade sales? Let us know! There’s plenty out there for a part 2…