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21 minutes ago, SabertoothRetro said:

Yes, Microcenter is updated and the price is back to $399. So apparently it wasn't a dump of stock as had been suggested. 

Yikes, I've got a reservation for one that I'm planning on picking up today. I hope they honor the $249.99 price that's on my confirmation! Will report back. Btw, I wouldn't say that just because it wound up being a limited time sale (Tuesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/28) that it was not an effort to dump stock. $150 off a $400 product is pretty close to a closeout price. What will be telling is if the seven Micro Center locations currently sold out of the VCS restock or not. If they don't restock, I think we'll have our answer.

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18 minutes ago, sixersfan105 said:

Yikes, I've got a reservation for one that I'm planning on picking up today. I hope they honor the $249.99 price that's on my confirmation! Will report back. Btw, I wouldn't say that just because it wound up being a limited time sale (Tuesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/28) that it was not an effort to dump stock. $150 off a $400 product is pretty close to a closeout price. What will be telling is if the seven Micro Center locations currently sold out of the VCS restock or not. If they don't restock, I think we'll have our answer.

 

If you reserved when at $249 they have to sell it to you for that price ;)

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3 hours ago, sramirez2008 said:

There's still one left at the Houston location.

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It's either a restock or they are playing games. I attempted to reserve the 1 available in Saturday only to be emailed on Sunday it was out of stock, and at which the stock listed online was updated to 0, only to see there is 1 listed again on Monday. So either it's a restock or its phantom stock.

 

Actually I suppose its possible  someone reserved it at $249 and let the reservation expire. Who knows...

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7 hours ago, eightbit said:

If you reserved when at $249 they have to sell it to you for that price ;)

Not that I doubted you, but I can confirm that I had no issues picking up my $249.99 Black Walnut VCS All-In Bundle at Micro Center (St. Davids, PA) this afternoon!  Gonna have to add this bad boy to my AA signature...

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$250 does make the VCS tempting, especially with the two controllers.  You could conceivably sell the controllers and you might wind up with the system for under $200. 

 

~$200 for a light-gaming mini-pc, in an attractive case, is compelling.  Even if you treat the Atari OS and included games as either a minor bonus or negligible, it would still be a viable candidate for an HTPC.  I could see it filling a niche as an aesthetically pleasing / small footprint streaming client, if you wanted to stream games from your larger/uglier rig, in another room.  

 

I've been thinking about replacements for my ancient HTPC, so a discounted VCS would be a contender.  I'll probably go with with a docked Steamdeck or a used business PC but at $249, the VCS certainly merits consideration.      

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1 minute ago, Djmicklovin said:

My local Microcenter down in Georgia had 8 of them in stock and they are all sold out after the price drop. $250 bucks seems to be the sweet spot for this thing.

Nice! Interesting that your store (Duluth) is sold out but the Marietta location still has 10 of 'em!

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On 11/23/2021 at 12:09 PM, sixersfan105 said:

Micro Center doesn't sell the console a la carte, just the bundle with the console, joystick and gamepad. They do sell the joystick and gamepad a la carte. You could always sell your joystick and then pick up the full bundle. Then it would be like picking up the bundle for $200, assuming you find a taker on the joystick for around $50. 

It looks like we had the same idea :) 

 

I wonder if there will be an uptick in VCS controllers, for sale, on Ebay. 

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7 hours ago, joeatari1 said:

https://www.gamestop.com/consoles-hardware/products/atari-vcs-800-onyx-all-in-system-bundle/202627.html

 

Game Stop is now $279.00!

 

And they are now offering shipping.

 

 

This is equally a good deal. It's only $30 more than the Microcenter deal which is of course now over. If I had missed that I would have definitely jumped on this one.

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$399 is not worth the VCS package imho. I didn't make the purchase before.

 

However, $250 reeled me in and I feel is the perfect price for many people like me. I'm glad to make the purchase. 

 

There's some kinks that need to be worked out (server) but I feel that Atari is working things out. I've had some fun playing different game systems on 1 console. 

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