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#1 Mats90245 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:56 PM

Guy in my area is asking $80 for these games. Includes a crusty console and some instruction books.

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#2 VectorGamer ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:08 PM

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#3 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:11 PM

Guy in my area is asking $80 for these games. Includes a crusty console and some instruction books.

 

One way to look at it:  A buck per game and a "crusty console" + manuals  free.

 

I'd offer him three crispy $20s and see where it goes from there....

 

Also, Porky's is included.  Can't hardly say no to Porky's.

 

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#4 Mats90245 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:14 PM

One way to look at it:  A buck per game and a "crusty console" + manuals  free.
 
I'd offer him three crispy $20s and see where it goes from there....
 
Also, Porky's is included.  Can't hardly say no to Porky's.
 
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He's firm on $80 and I have drive about 30 minutes. I'm on the fence.

#5 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:15 PM

He's firm on $80 and I have drive about 30 minutes. I'm on the fence.

 

Pass, thanks.

 

Nice starter set, though.



#6 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:30 PM

Dollar per game? Only roms are cheaper. Take it.

#7 nanochess ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:39 PM

Dollar per cartridge, I like it. :)

 

I would bargain given the dusty look "look pal, I've to clean everything, it's pretty dirty, besides some cartridges doesn't have labels, maybe some even doesn't work" :evil:



#8 Tidus79001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 PM

I you don't have a console already or those game then it $80 isn't a bad deal as it would cost your considerably more to purchase the equivalent of this purchase on ebay (same titles and consoles). The one thing I did notice is that he had several duplicate cartridges.  Also notice several didn't have labels.  Still not a bad deal.  If you don't have a 2600 and looking to start collecting then this is a decent deal in terms of price and 30 minutes isn't a far ride.



#9 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:43 PM

If you don't own them all already, just buy it. It's only 80 bucks.

#10 boxpressed OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:47 PM

Does Albert still buy carts for the store? If so, you can trade unwanted carts for AA store credit.

#11 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:28 PM

Does Albert still buy carts for the store? If so, you can trade unwanted carts for AA store credit.

 

Yes as long as they aren't busted up, scratched up or have marker or nail polish ID on them. 



#12 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:39 PM

Does Albert still buy carts for the store? If so, you can trade unwanted carts for AA store credit.

 

I'm all about the idea of this, but I'm thinking that the shipping would be a kick in the nuts and cancel out any potential value for me.  


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#13 boxpressed OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:41 PM

I think Albert pays for shipping. Could be misremembering.

#14 RamrodHare OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:42 PM

Seems like a good deal to me. :)



#15 DaveC1964 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:11 PM

Hey, it includes E.T.  How can you go wrong?



#16 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 PM

He's firm on $80 and I have drive about 30 minutes. I'm on the fence.

I wouldn't drive 30 minutes for those. Too many doubles, too high a price. I'd give him $60 if he brought them to me, maybe. 

 

If you start out on the fence, you're likely to feel buyer's remorse afterwards. Let it go, there will be others, and if there aren't, you'll survive. 



#17 VectorGamer ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:17 AM

I think Albert pays for shipping. Could be dismembering.

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#18 Stewart_Pidd OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:35 AM

As has been said already, $1 per cart is a good deal. If any of these games help fill in a collection for you, even better.

 

Instead of worrying about it being a good deal to others, just ask yourself if it's a good deal for you and if you think $1 a cart is a good purchase.



#19 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:34 PM

I counted 83 games.  So 80 dollars devided 83 games is actually 0.963855421686747.

 

So less than 1 dollar a game.  96 cents a game.



#20 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 PM

96 cents per game + a bit of console hardware (no matter how janky it is) is worth it.



#21 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:22 PM

Where is this located. I'll go buy it.

#22 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:28 PM

id do it 

 

I about ran my local game store out of his old priced atari games, which is fine he has quite a glare... usually he says oh 2600 games are 2 for one with the ones on the shelf marked 3-4$ which for 2 isnt too bad, but I found the tub of them under one of the tables marked a dollar lol


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#23 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:53 PM

I'd buy it, looks like a heck of a deal. Sure, mostly common, and a few dupes, but there's more value in the games alone, assuming your up to selling them.

#24 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:44 AM

I counted 83 games.  So 80 dollars devided 83 games is actually 0.963855421686747.

 

I would have expected someone with your name to calculate the cost out that far :-D



#25 ApolloBoy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:17 PM

Save your gas money.






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