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I have been casually collecting Atari 2600 for the past two years. This year I have stumbled upon what i feel to be some good deals. I have an opportunity to buy this lot:

 

Amidar

Barnstorming

Basketball

Berzerk

Boxing

Brain Games

Breakout

Casino

Championship Soccer

Demons To Diamonds

Dragster

E.T.

Fire Fighter

Freeway

Golf

Grand Prix

Hangman

Home Run

Indy 500

Kaboom!

Laser Blast (x2)

Othello

Pac-Man

Pitfall!

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Riddle of the Sphinx

Space Invaders

Stampede

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back

Starmaster

Street Racer

Super Champion Baseball

Superman

Tennis

Warlords

Yars' Revenge

 

All of the games are complete with box and manual. Boxes appear to be in good shape. I already own seven of the titles so I would basically be getting 30 new games. The seller is asking $200 for the lot. What are your thoughts about this price for this lot? I know buying games is all in the eye of the beholder, but I am curious to see how many of you would purchase this.

 

Input appreciated! Thanks.

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Most of these are pretty common games. The couple that are rare are overshadowed by how many of these games you can find pretty much anywhere. I'd pay ~$50, only because of how many there are and because there are a few obscure titles.

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Without me actually looking at the list, I am assuming that "I already own seven... getting 30 new games" means there are 37. At $200, that's $5.40 per.

I have found lots of carts without boxes or manuals run about $5 +/- $1.50, so it seems fair to me, but it's no steal.

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Without me actually looking at the list, I am assuming that "I already own seven... getting 30 new games" means there are 37. At $200, that's $5.40 per.

I have found lots of carts without boxes or manuals run about $5 +/- $1.50, so it seems fair to me, but it's no steal.

That's what I would say. It's a fair price, but no steal.

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It depends where you live.

 

Atari isn't common in my hometown, and, when you find it, the carts are in rough shape. I would see if there is some room to haggle, but it doesn't look bad to me. Not a steal, but not a rip off either.

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I picked up the lot today. A majority of the boxes were in great shape, if not perfect. Turns out that all of these were sealed:

 

Home Run

Amidar

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Firefighter

Pac-Man

Othello

Breakout

Star Wars ESB

Demons to Diamonds

E.T.

Superman

Riddle of the Sphinx

Yars Revenge

 

Only bad part is it came from a smoking home.

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Only bad part is it came from a smoking home.

 

 

You could try putting them in a container with a cup of baking soda. Should help clear up the smell a bit(won't fix any yellowing though). If that doesn't do it, you could try activated carbon, or even a rag with vanilla on it. Rag with vanilla works amazingly well with alot of smells.

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You could try putting them in a container with a cup of baking soda. Should help clear up the smell a bit(won't fix any yellowing though). If that doesn't do it, you could try activated carbon, or even a rag with vanilla on it. Rag with vanilla works amazingly well with alot of smells.

I may try this. Yellowing really isn't there. Smell is. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Pictures or it never happened. :-D :-D :-D

 

And you got a fair deal if they were all CIB. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've been putting them in box protectors and sorting them for my cabinet. When I get them all on the shelf I will try and figure out how to get a picture on here.

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I may try this. Yellowing really isn't there. Smell is. Thanks for the suggestion.

You got lucky on the yellowing then. Also, the vanilla works well for getting the smell out of your cooler if someone leaves fish guts in it and doesn't tell you. Good old redneck ingenuity.

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