Yea, I've known for a while Namco grossly overcharges, but I came across one today that I thought was really nuts.
A re-made Pac-Man bartop machine for 3 grand. The thing looks only slightly bigger than an iCade (which seems the perfect size for a micro bartop, but at a fraction of the price. Seems more than a bit steep. I mean for just a couple grand more you could get the full size anniversary edition with Pac-Man and Galaga. And that one has a coin mech.
Or even worse...this machine from Namco
is almost the exact same price but is a nice Cocktail unit that comes with 13 games including Pac-Man.