Pioneer4x4, on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:56 PM, said:
DesertJets, on Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:43 PM, said:
One what to do with those duplicate carts...
Get a Harmony cart, learn to program your own with bBasic, and make new carts to sell. Re-use those common shells!
I like that idea, but I am no programmer.
FireStar, on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:30 PM, said:
One of my local game stores uses old 2600 carts as spacers between the wall and the rack that they display their games on. Thought that was cool. I suppose they could make cheap coasters. I had a roommate back in grad school that used those free AOL CDs as coasters.
Torr, on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:01 AM, said:
I like this thread, I got so many common dupes.
I liken collecting VCS carts to collecting Hockey Cards or Stamps. getting duplicates is near unavoidable.
I don't have the heart to throw them away but I have no other option soon.
I guess that is true. It becomes a game of diminishing yield. With 2600 stuff I could deal with getting half a lot of stuff I already have, but for my A8 stuff I really don't want dupes. Which is good and bad b/c A8 lots are rare and stuff is expensive. Yet I have two copies of Q-Bert, which isn't a game I even like very much.
I hear you about shipping from Canada. When I was trying to buy stuff for my Amiga there was a seller in Calgary that had great stuff and good prices, but shipping was a killer. However when I got my 2600 Jr and XEGS with all the games the seller was in Halifax. Shipping wasn't bad, but the price couldn't be beat at that time.