Arcade games are entertaining, but if you're playing for prizes… sometimes you're lucky to win like a stick of gum after spending a ton of money on tokens! 🤨
Anyway, the other day I had this brilliant idea… an idea probably shared by many. — What if you just bought your own generic arcade tokens online, snuck them into the arcade in your pockets, and saved yourself a ton of cash? 😂
- Arcade prices: 1 token = 25¢
- eBay prices: 200 tokens = about $15… (averages a bit less than 10¢/token!) 😂
You'd be saving some big bank, but is it worth it? Why not just buy the prize tickets, instead? — That's a little trickier, haha, since they tend to be less generic, and some places have started to move to proprietary systems with barcodes on them.
So, before they replace the tokens with magnetic-striped cards and all that… you'd probably better cash out! 🤣
IMPORTANT: If you actually try something like this, please only do it at some crappy arcade that you've been ripped-off at before. — Ideally a chain or one that definitely rigs their claw machines or something, not the little guy that'd be taking a beating as a small-business owner. …Ethics, people!