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#1 atari2800man OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 7, 2015 10:32 PM

Im trying to get estimates on how much a good condition one can go for.any ideas?

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Posted Mon Dec 7, 2015 10:48 PM

It's worth whatever the right collector is willing to pay. Not being a smart ass it is just one of those things. Is it working, complete, good condition? All factors. After all that it could be up for auction and go for one price one day and a few months later go for much higher or lower, just depends. If you supply those other details (with pictures would be good if possible) than you might get some more opinions, offers, suggestions. 



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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 6:49 AM

My atari 2700 does work perfectly,mint!no defects on the system itself.no scratches,nothing.The wireless remotes I havnt tried yet but I used regular atari 2600 controllers on it and the system is mint.its a clean console.

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 6:51 AM

I dont know how to post pictures on here enless somebody shows me how.but usually how much would they go for?or with what ive already mentioned anout mine.

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 6:56 AM

Here is a picture of my atari 2700!

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 6:58 AM

Here is a picture of my atari 2700!reposted

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 8:38 AM

Do you have a box for it?

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 8:55 AM

No it doesnt come with the box,but its in great condition and I mean great condition!

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 8:59 AM

Wireless remotes are good,led lights and buttons are mint,console works like new,cabinet door to store remotes is in great shape.

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 10:06 AM

Im trying to sell it,if I can get the right offer.I was looking at 15,000 to 25,000 usd for it.

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 1:01 PM

Im trying to sell it,if I can get the right offer.I was looking at 15,000 to 25,000 usd for it.

 

Well hopefully some others will chime in on this for you. You are new in this community and have come with a very specific purpose to sell a high priced item so you should know as well potential buyers would also like to know if you have any feedback / history as a seller? On other sites or Ebay etc? Also for reference where are you located? US / UK ?



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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 1:52 PM

Im located in the USA.I tried selling atari 5200s on ebay before and didnt have luck so no I dont have feedback.I wouldnt screw somebody over.I do understand where your coming from?

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 1:54 PM

All I really want to know is what is a rough estimate on a good condition perfect atari 2700 system.I just want someones opinion.Im trying to sell mine but just want a ball park range.

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Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 3:53 PM

If you are lucky, you'll get 4-5K for it.



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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:26 AM

I bought mine for 4,200.00!Id like to double or triple my money on selling it.your telling me that I wont get what I want for it?

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:30 AM

What makes you think it's worth more than what you paid now? Like all collector markets, they are hot and cold because many factors apply. The most important one is the very limited number of people who want it *and* have that kind of money. There are only a few of these people, so here are the factors. 

 

Do they already have one? 

 

Are there more interesting things to get instead for that money? (New things surface, etc.)

 

Are they looking to buy something *right now* when you are selling it?

 

Previous sales are in the 4-5k range (?) so why would they pay 2-3x that now? Is there an example of a recent sale this high and what circumstances?


Edited by R.Cade, Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:36 AM.


#17 atari2800man OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 8:57 AM

Well if I go and list it for sale on ebay lets just say,and I list it for 10,000 or 15,000 at a no reserve auction or buy it now.There can be people who want a rare prototype of the atari 2700 and they could very possibly buy it if they wanted it badly.not to mention they havnt been on ebay in almost a decade.im pretty sure it just depends on the person.

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 9:05 AM

Or im sure people could always shoot offers to me for it so if I list it between 10,000 to 20,000 or whatever,they can meet me close to that or in the middle.nobody knows how much it sold for last time,considering it hasnt been on ebay for almost 10 years since 2008.

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 9:14 AM

If I cant sell it for double or triple my profits,then ill just keep it.thats all.its a treasure.

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 1:51 PM

I bought mine for 4,200.00!Id like to double or triple my money on selling it.your telling me that I wont get what I want for it?

You can't just arbitrarily demand double or triple market value just because that's what you paid. Nobody cares what you paid because it has nothing to do with its actual market value. If you paid market value (sounds like you did, BTW), then hey, you got a fair deal.

If I paid $100 for a decent, if common Atari 2600 lot and now tried to sell it to you for $300, you'd probably tell me to f@#$ off. And you'd be right.

 

If I cant sell it for double or triple my profits,then ill just keep it.thats all.its a treasure.

Probably a good move.



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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 2:44 PM

Yeah ill just keep it in a glass case stored on display in my place.I definitley want to buy more prototype atari console though for my collection.

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 2:54 PM

I have a 2700.  I have seen a few over the years.  Do your wireless controllers work?  They usually do not. 



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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:51 PM

your telling me that I wont get what I want for it?

 

Yes.



#24 atari2800man OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:55 PM

They used to,they just need a replacement chip since it corroded over time.my only thing is,I dont want to put a wireless chip from 2016,when this was from 1981!batteries I have.ill need to test them again.

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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2015 8:00 PM

That's definitely a piece of gaming history you have there! However, you can't always expect a return on an investment. Sometimes you have to take a loss, depending on the market. You can't fight with the supply and demand principle. I do believe if you put it for sale on an auction site, such as eBay, you're bound to find someone who'll make you a solid offer. I don't necessarily think a forum is the best place to field offers, but it might contain the niche market you're looking for (I assume that's why you posted this). Either way, throw that baby up for auction; couldn't hurt.  






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