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#1 Mats90245 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:45 AM

I've seen a lot of Atari 2600 games on eBay shipping from Venezuela and I'm not sure if they're real or not. Does anyone have any information on these games? Are they authentic and from the 1980's or is someone cranking these out down there?

#2 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:41 PM

No, they're genuine, just a lot of old stock that ended up down there to sell when it couldn't be sold in North America due to the crash or similar.



#3 jaybird3rd ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:45 PM

I've bought lots of games from Venezuela.  They're legit.  Just expect them to take a while to arrive, and if you're in the US, there's also the possibility of the package being opened (and not necessarily very nicely) by customs inspectors.



#4 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:22 PM

If yu buy some, I would ask the seller how they are shipping them. If they are shipped by PO expect a long wait and I would say you have a 50% chance of your package being inspected by customs. If the ship with an express service you shoukd get them within a week and have a much less chance of them being inspected.

#5 hizzy ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:20 PM

I've bought lots of games from Venezuela.  They're legit.  Just expect them to take a while to arrive, and if you're in the US, there's also the possibility of the package being opened (and not necessarily very nicely) by customs inspectors.

 

I can co-sign this. The boxes get ripped open, and they're not gentle with the carts, either!



#6 Marco OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:02 AM

Also, don't expect to buy anything 'rare', there's probably thousands of each title.



#7 toiletunes ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:10 AM

My Compumate came from Venezuela, it took about a month iirc. I also got some Taiwan Cooper games and Atari red labels, Road Runner and Motorodeo, etc. I'd love to see inside the warehouse...



#8 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:36 AM

And there seems to be a ton of the blue Tron joysticks 



#9 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:28 AM

Maybe it's just US customs officials, but I've bought a few times from Venezuela, and had nothing opened along the way.



#10 AtariLeaf ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:12 PM

I've looked at them and been slightly intrigued but the customs thing turned me off. I'm in Canada so not sure the customs situation would be the same, better or worse but I'm not taking the chance.



#11 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:59 PM

My "sealed" items arrived opened by customs. And as reported here, not graciously & carefully opened; rather quickly & violently ransacked style opened. They slit them open with a knife.




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