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#1 purduecrum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:04 PM

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 260878214731

#2 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:58 PM

It is mine. I am new to the forum. I will try to answer any questions.

#3 pangasinan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:15 PM

Love the 3rd question in the auction :-D

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:30 PM

Love the 3rd question in the auction :-D


I somehow do not believe that was him, I think he already has 2 of them. :ponder:

#5 SoulBlazer ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:49 PM

Very nice item. Any guesses on what this will go for in the end? I'm thinking a thousand is on the low end of things. :ponder:

#6 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:36 PM

It is mine. I am new to the forum. I will try to answer any questions.

Thanks for not side dealing it, you will probably make more money by letting it play out. I don't have a ton of cash right now, but I am gonna bid and maybe get lucky.

#7 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:05 PM

I have no idea what it will bring. For years I did not even know what the name was. I did a search earlier this week for "Atari 2600 blue t handle" and learned that the name was Air Raid. I about fell out of my chair when I saw the value.

I never had any instructions and only played it a few times (I guess the instructions were on the box....I really wish I had kept that box). When I was a kid all my friends would see the handle and want to trade for it, but after playing the game the offers would go away. By high school It got boxed up with all the other Atari stuff and has been following me around for years. Ocassionally, I would get the console out for a week or so. The wife would ask what I was doing with "that piece of junk in the living room" and I would put it back away. The Atari was the first expensive thing I saved up for to buy myself and I just never wanted to get rid of it.

I set up the 2600 today to test it out before I listed it. I can't say that I will miss the exciting game play.

#8 pangasinan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:15 PM

You should list here what other 2600 games you have,Air Raid is not the only valuable Atari game there is...

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:21 PM

I like how he shot down the two "someguys" who tried to buy him off. Yes!

Unusual label edge (lower right). Seems too sharp cornered, don'tcha think?

#10 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:13 PM

If there is any close-up anyone would like to help verify that it is real I will galdly take photos for you. I have owned this game for a very long time and can say with confidence that quality control was not a major concern when they put it together. They did not even bother to trim where the plastic was injected into the mold. I remember picking at the extra plastic to get it off (the handle made it hard to get to).

#11 AlvinKarpis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:15 PM

Do you remember the name of the store that you bought it from back in the early/mid 80s?

#12 Wonder007 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:55 PM


Love the 3rd question in the auction :-D


I somehow do not believe that was him, I think he already has 2 of them. :ponder:


Hi,..I offer you 1,000 dollars for this game,..Please let me know Wonder007

or, I offer you 1,000 dollars plus combat (the one with picture on it)....Please let me know Wonder007

Wow, people are now using my name.....I think I know who it is......it is the guy that is willing to double my offer of 10 dollars for Red Sea Crossing.....go figure..... :ponder:

- Please let me know Wonder007

#13 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:42 PM

I am not comfortable posting an ebay id on the forum. I do not know what I can or cannot disclose legally. Nothing personal, but until two minutes ago I had no idea what Wonder007 was. If someone was trying to impress me by using your forum id.....it failed.

#14 Wonder007 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:57 PM

I am not comfortable posting an ebay id on the forum. I do not know what I can or cannot disclose legally. Nothing personal, but until two minutes ago I had no idea what Wonder007 was. If someone was trying to impress me by using your forum id.....it failed.


I was just making a joke when I signed off on my last response on this thread like the person did on your auction listing..... "please let me know Wonder007." I can care less who it is but I think it is not cool that somebody used my handle....... you might just want to delete that question from your auction as it is not me- it might actually help you with your auction if you delete it as many times people do not bid on an auction item when they know I am after it; for the record, I am not after your Air Raid as I already own two- one boxed and another one loose. Good luck with your auction.....I hope somebody from AA gets it.......

#15 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:17 PM

I was unable to delete the question. I will contact customer support to see what they can do. Thank you for the advice.

#16 Curious Sofa OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:14 AM

Am I the only one that doesn't think Air Raid is an Awful playing game? Not in my top 100, but probably not in my bottom 100 2600 games either. *shrug*
And I LOVE the handle. Someone, somehow, make a clearly labeled repro with the fancy T handle. :)

And back onto direct topic, I like how fast the auction price shot from 3 bids for $11 to 17 bids and $765. Who were the first two jokers thinking they could get this for $10???

#17 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:43 AM

Can anyone match his antiplaque to the known existing carts? I hope not, but I thought I would ask.

#18 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:48 AM

I am not comfortable posting an ebay id on the forum. I do not know what I can or cannot disclose legally. Nothing personal, but until two minutes ago I had no idea what Wonder007 was. If someone was trying to impress me by using your forum id.....it failed.

What did you think a Wonder 007 was? Pretty sure I would have thought it was an E-bay handle. For the record, I have no idea what Wonders E-Bay I.D. is.

#19 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:21 AM

9 days to go on this and already at $1000! This should be entertaining.

#20 Dino OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:58 PM



Love the 3rd question in the auction :-D


I somehow do not believe that was him, I think he already has 2 of them. :ponder:


Hi,..I offer you 1,000 dollars for this game,..Please let me know Wonder007

or, I offer you 1,000 dollars plus combat (the one with picture on it)....Please let me know Wonder007

Wow, people are now using my name.....I think I know who it is......it is the guy that is willing to double my offer of 10 dollars for Red Sea Crossing.....go figure..... :ponder:

- Please let me know Wonder007


You're misreading the question. Its "Please let me know Wonder007" as opposed to "Please let me know, Wonder007". He must be thinking its you trying to sell your duplicate :-D

On a serious note, this is disgraceful and I think that you have a right to know who is impersonating you on Ebay.

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:28 PM

I see no one has commented on this yet...

(I guess the instructions were on the box....I really wish I had kept that box)


You had the box for it? Just to confirm, hopefully, did it look like the one here?

http://www.gamesetwa...re_air_raid.php

Edited by Mayhem, Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:28 PM.


#22 RangerG OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:46 PM

One more from next to the border. I know the last find supposedly disproved a Latin American connection, but read the thread:

http://www.atariage....merican__st__25

This makes one from a Mexican flea market, two from California, and two from Texas. I don't necessarily think it is a pirate or non-NTSC release, but I still suspect a link across the border.

#23 Dino OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:26 PM

One more from next to the border. I know the last find supposedly disproved a Latin American connection, but read the thread:

http://www.atariage....merican__st__25

This makes one from a Mexican flea market, two from California, and two from Texas. I don't necessarily think it is a pirate or non-NTSC release, but I still suspect a link across the border.


The box has made this a non-issue any more. The box makes it clear that its an officail Nth American release that was made in Taiwan. I would put it in the same category as Ultravision games (released in the US, made in Taiwan) and I'm almost certain that the same company made both of these, but I have no proof ;)

#24 everhart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:37 PM

The rainbow at the top and the plastic liner seem familiar, but it was a long time ago. I remember being excited when I found it (the handle was so cool). I also remember thinking that the game sucked after playing it. I hardly ever played it, I just realled liked the way it looked.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:38 AM

I like how he shot down the two "someguys" who tried to buy him off. Yes!


Agreed. Side-dealers should be stricken with double testicular cancer.




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