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#1 TwistC OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 1:07 PM

I have recently acquired an atari 2600 in box for 20 dollars.the box says "PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY NOT FOR RESALE" on the front and sides. I've also noticed that on the bottom of the system it says "promotional use only not for resale". And the switches seem to be less shiny than the regular 4 switch model. Does anybody know how many units were made of this, and how people still have these models to sell and keep? 20170924_155031.jpg 20170924_171334.jpg 20170924_171922.jpg

#2 Dreamcast Gamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 9:38 PM

I have a 4 switch woody that was once used as a demo unit, but it doesn't say anything like that. What exactly were these used for? They can't be regular demos.

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 10:17 PM

Only 20 bucks with the box? Man, what a deal!:)

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 11:48 PM

Only 20 bucks with the box? Man, what a deal! :)

 

Yep, I paid significantly more for a sealed one and that was many years ago.



#5 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 12:43 AM

ebay it



#6 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 1:02 AM

Does the box also have all the cardboard inserts? The manuals and\or joysticks come with it as well by chance? I guess for $20 you got a hell of a deal no matter what.



#7 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM

Awesome, maybe those are store units, for displaying or demoing games bitd? I don't know though, usually promo boxes are either stock, or bland white boxes.

#8 Dreamcast Gamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 8:10 AM

Awesome, maybe those are store units, for displaying or demoing games bitd? I don't know though, usually promo boxes are either stock, or bland white boxes.

My display unit is a standard 2600 Woody, so I have no idea what these were used for



#9 rasch_C OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 9:14 AM

I believe these were simply standard units just issued at promotional events.  Great deal at any rate!

 

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#10 TwistC OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:56 PM

I believe these were simply standard units just issued at promotional events.  Great deal at any rate!
 
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So, does that mean this item is very obscure/rare?

#11 rasch_C OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:04 PM

So, does that mean this item is very obscure/rare?

 

I wouldn't say very rare/obscure (not like a kiosk or Air Raid).  However, I would think uncommon - rare.  Nice find at any rate.  I don't even have a box for any of my 2600s at this point and do not have a promotional unit myself, FWIW.

 

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#12 bow830 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:43 PM

From what I found out what these units are is returned consoles that have been refurbished and they send them back to the stores for display purpose only. Hence the no resale. But if you get one in great shape it is definitely a keeper. allatari.com

#13 NISMOPC OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:12 PM

From what I found out what these units are is returned consoles that have been refurbished and they send them back to the stores for display purpose only. Hence the no resale. But if you get one in great shape it is definitely a keeper. allatari.com

From what I've seen those returns are actually repackaged in a box with refurbished unit labelled on the outside. Not sure these are in the same category, but I can't be certain.

 

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Edited by NISMOPC, Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 PM.


#14 TwistC OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 7:46 AM

From what I've seen those returns are actually repackaged in a box with refurbished unit labelled on the outside. Not sure these are in the same category, but I can't be certain.

 

CcKYTsrXEAAF8fP.jpghow  many  special model. atari 2600s are there?







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