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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.

#3 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 10:17 PM

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

#4 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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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!
 
-Allen


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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