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#1 Fygar13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 5:20 AM

If anyone is interested in getting a 2600 Vader system, check out this deal from Amazon seller ATGoTech:

The following is the seller's description:

"AMAZING BUNDLE! MINT CONDITION VADER SYSTEM LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE. ALSO INCLUDES 2 MINT CONDITION ORIGINAL ATARI CONTROLLERS, 10 RANDOM GAMES, POWER ADAPTER AND MODERN AV ADAPTER. THIS IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START PLAYING TODAY! YOU WILL NOT FIND A NICER ATARI OUT THERE. THIS THING LOOKS LIKE NEW STILL. FASTEST SHIPPING! THANKS!"

The price: $67.99 + $3.96 shipping. For a mint condition system that comes with all of that, it's a steal IMHO.

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#2 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 5:43 AM

Sounds a bit expensive to me. The games would make or break a good deal from the buyer POV, the fact the titles aren't listed seems to indicate they're not anything significant.

#3 Fygar13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 5:48 AM

The games would make or break a good deal from the buyer POV, the fact the titles aren't listed seems to indicate they're not anything significant.

You're right about the games: they may be common titles that are easy to find, nothing rare. But how often can you find a mint condition Vader for that price?

#4 20ohm20 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:17 AM

10 RANDOM GAMES


Four copies of E.T., three Pac-Man's, two Target Fun's and a Pitfall! with "TYLER" written on it with gold Sharpie.

#5 Fygar13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:22 AM

MODERATOR: Please lock and delete this topic.

#6 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:26 AM

why are we locking it?

#7 nofrills100 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:33 AM

why are we locking it?


It's quite obviously getting out of hand!!!


;)

#8 Fygar13 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:39 AM

I'm asking for this topic to be locked because this should have been posted in the Marketplace forum. This is not an offer of mine, but from someone else on Amazon that I thought people here would be interested in.

#9 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 6:56 AM


why are we locking it?


It's quite obviously getting out of hand!!!


;)

It wouldn't surprise me at this point;)

#10 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 7:02 AM

Well, at least the shipping is reasonable!

#11 Random Terrain OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 8:04 AM

Mr. moderator, tear down this thread.

#12 SlowCoder OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 8:21 AM

The OP probably has good intentions. So thumbs up for that.
But for the seller to not show the *actual* picture of the item ... skeptical if it's mint. "Mint " means brand new condition. No scratches or dings, 100% functional, no dust or grease anywhere. And the point about the games has already been made with other responses.

#13 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 8:26 AM


The games would make or break a good deal from the buyer POV, the fact the titles aren't listed seems to indicate they're not anything significant.

You're right about the games: they may be common titles that are easy to find, nothing rare. But how often can you find a mint condition Vader for that price?

His title does say Mint condition, but under what he selected it is acceptable? Anyway, in the collector scene two different people can have two totally different ideas of what mint is. To me, if it's not in the box it has no chance of being considered mint. And yes you can find them for even less, especially here on AA.

#14 Fixitguy74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 9:18 AM

(sits back and grabs popcorn)














Oh yeah, In before the lock.

#15 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 10:30 AM

(sits back and grabs popcorn)













Oh yeah, In before the lock.

LOL!

#16 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 11:55 AM

Yeah, I doubt I would pay that much. Now if he would drop it to $64 or trade.......

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Edited by Chuck D. Head, Wed May 2, 2012 11:59 AM.


#17 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 12:09 PM

Did someone lose a cracked pipe? I've got one here...

#18 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 12:19 PM

You have it?!?! I must have accidentally dropped it into your shipment of VHS tapes.......

#19 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2012 4:36 PM

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OK, I think that covers it. See you next abandoned thread!

Edited by Chuck D. Head, Wed May 2, 2012 4:38 PM.


#20 opeygon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 7:22 PM

I'm asking for this topic to be locked because this should have been posted in the Marketplace forum. This is not an offer of mine, but from someone else on Amazon that I thought people here would be interested in.


Don't feel bad Fygar13. I think it's a good deal. In fact I'm thinking of grabbing it up.

#21 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 9:21 PM

I don't get what this guy did to get run off. Seems like he got an atari, was excited, and wanted to join a community of other atari users. Unfortunately, we tend to be pretty good at times at chasing new members away :(

#22 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 9:26 PM

I don't get what this guy did to get run off. Seems like he got an atari, was excited, and wanted to join a community of other atari users. Unfortunately, we tend to be pretty good at times at chasing new members away :(

Yep. Kinda sad.

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 9:27 PM

I don't get what this guy did to get run off.


He ran himself off:

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#24 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 9:56 PM

I don't get what this guy did to get run off.


He ran himself off:

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He started off hot though, 30 + posts in just a few days.

Edited by Mxyzptlk, Thu May 3, 2012 9:57 PM.


#25 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 3, 2012 10:02 PM

Does anyone else get the sneaking suspicion that 'Frygar13' and 'ATGoTech' are likely the same person? My gut instinct says this guy came on to "talk up" his Amazon sale and when given reasonable responses about price and details, got offended and left. I just don't buy the whole "I swear! This isn't MY sale, it's someone else's! TRUST ME!" routine. :ponder: Perhaps posting for a buddy or something, but nonetheless, my instinct says something was fishy about it.




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