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#1 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 7:38 PM

NOTE: I'm not selling anything yet, just thinking about it and making plans.

I think the time has come for me to start downsizing my collection. I hardly ever have to time to play with it anymore and when I do use multi-carts or other devices that don't require physical media. Priorities have changed for me, and eventually when I move (still far in the future) I'm not going to be able to take my massive collection with me.

That being said I need to start figuring out what things are generally worth (it's been a long time since I've bought anything for my collection). My collection is MASSIVE and I'm not getting rid of everything, so I figured I'd start with the 2600, 5200, and 7800 stuff. I have tons of label variations that aren't listed, so those might add a little value (no picture label Sears Superman unfortunately). I'm also keeping most of the hardware so I'm not going to list that. Eventually when I do the actual selling I'll get some pictures up and more details, but for now assume everything is excellent shape (most items are):

When the time comes, what's the best way to go about this? I want to avoid ebay even though I'd probably get more money because I simply don't trust it anymore. When I sold off my Neo-Geo collection I did it through the Neo-Geo.com website by posting pictures of everything asking people to make offers and that worked out well. This time I thought I'd do something similar on AA and DP but this collection is much more massive.

Anyway enough with my rambling, here is the 2600, 5200, and 7800 stuff. Like I said in the beginning, I'm not selling anything yet, I'm just looking for rough estimates on what everything would be worth if it all sold (individually obviously).

Atari 2600 Collection List

My Atari 5200 and 7800 collections are complete and boxed (including most homebrews) except for the following:

Atari 5200 Missing Items
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Bounty Bob Strikes Back (C,I,B)
Beamrider (C )
Decathlon (I,B)
Robotron: 2084 (I,B)
Star Wars: DSB (I,B)
Zaxxon (I,B)
Zenji (I,B)
Star Wars: Arcade Game (I)


Atari 7800 Missing Items
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Titlematch: Pro Wrestling (C,I,B)
Kung-Fu Master (I)


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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 7:43 PM

I would talk to J.C., if you want to sell it all at once without hassle. ;)

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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 9:12 PM

If/when you start selling your Intellivision stuff, I may be able to help. :cool:

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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 9:30 PM

If you have any v-case cartridges for the 2600, and any other pirates, i'd like to make an offer on them if and when you decide to sell. In any case I could give you an indication in the mean time. PM me if you want.

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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 10:29 PM

I'm kind of shocked you're asking for advice on value, since I assumed you are one of the bigger collectors (and a moderator!) I figured you as an expert! :)

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Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 11:34 PM

I call dibs on the Yoshi action figure!

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 12:00 AM

Let us know when you get to the a8 stuff :)

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 12:00 AM

What would I have to say/do to get you to consider keeping it? Wrong time right now. Even if you really did want to get rid of it, this is a buyers market. Sales are horrific right now.

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 4:18 AM

I wouldn't sell it but I wonder how this would work. You prepare a big auction on here. You make it one big auction but everyone bids on each individual item. That way people can build their own lot and the people looking for just one game would bid too. You put up some of your most rare and desired games as a raffle within the auction. Instead of selling raffle tickets, you give out tickets to the winners based on their winning bids. That way people aren't just bidding on games but buying a chance to win prizes. You set the auction to end maybe two weeks, a month, or whatever but without the ability to snipe at the last minute. At the end of the auction you do a three day count down of going once, going twice, sold. A day after the end of the auction you say going once, the end of the next day you say going twice, and at the end of the third day you say sold. If within those three days anyone bids on anything you start the count down over. It would give people plenty of time to get their paychecks and bid, people would have an incentive to bid high because the higher they bid the more raffle tickets they get, and the auction will die on it's own when everyone maxes out. After the auction is over and everyone has paid, you count how many raffle tickets each winning bidder got from their winning bids. Also, during the auction, allow the people that can't afford or need the item with the lowest bid that can be done to purchase raffle tickets and have purchases of tickets included in starting over the count down. I don't know if it would work but I would probably bid. I may bid an outrageous price just for Combat to be sure I won and my tickets were counted. But if I were you I wouldn't sell.

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 7:28 AM

If/when you start selling your Intellivision stuff, I may be able to help. :cool:

Well I don't have a 'Have' list for Intellivision, just a list of what I'm still missing (everything else is complete):

Missing Everything (C,I,B)
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Body Slam Pro Wrestling
Defender
Dig Dug
Fathom
Frog Bog
Lady Bug
Sewer Sam
Spiker Super Pro Volleyball
Stadium Mud Buggies
Triple Challenge
Turbo
World Series ML Baseball
Backgammon (Sears)


Missing Boxes
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He Man: Masters of Universe
Mr. Basic Meets Bits n Bytes
Nova Blast
Tron Solar Sailer
Zaxxon


Missing Instructions
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Backgammon
Thin Ice
Thunder Castle
Space Battle (Sears)
Sub Hunt (Sears)


Missing Carts & Instructions
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Championship Tennis
Jetsons Way With Words
Slap Shot Super Pro Hockey


Missing Box & Instructions
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Congo Bongo
Diner
Dracula
Hover Force

#11 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 7:31 AM

I'm kind of shocked you're asking for advice on value, since I assumed you are one of the bigger collectors (and a moderator!) I figured you as an expert! :)

I haven't paid attention to prices in a long time. I really don't know what current trends are or anything like that. I figured more active collectors might know. What's hot right now? What's not?

What would I have to say/do to get you to consider keeping it? Wrong time right now. Even if you really did want to get rid of it, this is a buyers market. Sales are horrific right now.

Well that's another thing to consider, I have no urgency to sell right now so I can wait. Like I said, I don't know how the market is right now.

I call dibs on the Yoshi action figure!

He's not for sale. He was a birthday present from my brother (the only gaming related thing he ever gave me). :)

Let us know when you get to the a8 stuff :)

That's probably not happening. I think I want to keep all the 8-bit stuff. At least for now.

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 10:46 AM

i'd say everything is about 10 bucks. and i can pay right away :)

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 11:04 AM

I thought you had a lot more Boxed Atari 2600 stuff than that. For some reason I could have SWORN you had more.
And to think I was eyeballing that Stronghold in your collection... just to find out it is PAL. PHEW! LOL

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Posted Fri Aug 5, 2011 5:33 PM

I'll start the bidding at 1 smelly old hat, and you pay shipping on my lot and yours. I think that is fair.

Also, don't sell your collection. Just don't, you will want it back.




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