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Poll: Colecovision Grab Bag Poll (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like the idea of sharing a box of Colecovision goodies with fellow Coleco gamers?

  1. Yes (11 votes [78.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  2. No (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

What do you dislike about the idea?

  1. Paying to ship the box to the next person on the list (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  2. Not finding what you want inside the box (10 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

  3. The idea itself (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

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#1 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:14 PM

Hey All - after watching the official Intellvision Grab Bag thread for about a year (and seeing it end after a successful run that apparently stretched for year(s), I felt the Coleco community could benefit from something as exciting and fun as this. (I hope the good people who frequent the Intellivison forums don t mind.) If you re unfamiliar with the Grab Bag idea, here s a basic breakdown of how it works:

1.) We create a list of participants that would receive this box/bag.

2.) This box/bag will contain Colecovision related items, like game cartridges, manuals, etc.

3.) When a participant receives the box/bag, they can take whatever they want. However, they must replace whatever they take with something else Coleco related. This will keep things fair for the next person who receives the box/bag.

4.) When the participant is finished with the box/bag, they are expected to mail the box/bag to the next person. Please bear in mind that over time, the box/bag could get very heavy and expensive to ship. Each participant will be expected to pay out of pocket to ship the bag/box to the next person on the list.

5. This process is repeated until the box is sent back to the first person on the list. From there, the process is repeated over and over again, until we decide the Grab Bag is finished.

Update: The purpose of the Grab Bag is to help those that participate fill in any holes they may have in their collections with common carts, etc. If enough people like the idea, I can start the process by filling a box with Colecovision games and any Coleco paraphernalia I am willing to part with. Also, If you want to participate, please respond to this thread.

**I think we should start this off small, maybe 6-12 people at first? What does everyone think?

Feedback or suggestions?


Edit: Since the last iPhone update, my iPhone 8 refuses to post apostrophes and hypens when I write a post here, so I aplogize in advance. Commas and peroids seem to work, though.

Edited by ColecoGamer, Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:55 PM.


#2 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:16 PM

After posting this thread, I realized that I should have made a poll to gauge peoples interest. Ive added a quick, two question poll to find out what everyone thinks of the idea.

I felt the Grab Bag idea would be fun to do, but it doesnt matter what I think if no one else is interested.

#3 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2018 12:43 PM

I’ve been giving this some serious thought since posting this thread. Maybe instead of doing a Grab Bag, why not start a thread here similar to the free item thread in the marketplace, but make it Coleco only?

People can post items they want to give away.

The interested party pays for the cost of shipping.

If enough people from the Coleco community particpates, everyone is guaranteed to find something they want.

Thoughts on this?

#4 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 4:57 AM

Sure, I'll get this started.  I have a SmartLOGO package that I've never used, and never will.  Manual, DDP, the whole works.  Pay shipping and its yours.

 

Who knows, maybe karma will be nice to me and give me something cool, like Super Cobra or Peekaboo! on cartridge.  Don't judge me, I have kids  ;)

 

EDIT: Untested.  It worked the last time I tried it, but that was years ago.  If I get a chance I'll try it, but it's already 3AM.


Edited by LoTonah, Wed Feb 7, 2018 4:59 AM.


#5 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 5:03 AM

Who knows, maybe karma will be nice to me and give me something cool, like Super Cobra or Peekaboo! on cartridge.  Don't judge me, I have kids  ;)


FYI, Peek-a-boo will be one of the Team Pixelboy titles you'll be able to purchase from the AtariAge Store, once Albert manages to put all the manual printing behind him and add the "new" old games to the store. :)

#6 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 12:35 AM

Elmo Peek-a-Boo currently gets the most playtime of any of my CV titles. Then again, my kids also love Speedster II...

The grab bag is a great idea. International shipping would be a killer, though. How about placing a limit on the box size?

#7 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:30 PM

The grab bag is a great idea. International shipping would be a killer, though. How about placing a limit on the box size?

Thats actually a good idea. Maybe for the first box, we start small? What about a Priority Mail box with these dimensions: 12 in x 12 in 5-1/2 in?

USPS.com
https://store.usps.c...-box-P_MILI_FRB

Edit: Maybe for the first bag/box, we limit it to 10-15 people in the USA/Canada? Not to be rude to our international gamer friends across the pond or anything, but you made a good point regarding international shipping rates.

Edited by ColecoGamer, Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 PM.


#8 Cdstahlman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 PM

So, how do I get in on this here grab bag?

#9 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:49 PM

So, how do I get in on this here grab bag?


The finer details are still being worked out, but you can be added to the list by just responding to this thread.

Edited by ColecoGamer, Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 PM.


#10 Cdstahlman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:32 PM

The finer details are still being worked out, but you can be added to the list by just responding to this thread.

Consider myself requesting to be added then. Also, if I may suggest, using a usps flat rate box for this, as that would keep the shipping cost standard, although prevent the shipment of consoles directly though.

A large flat rate box is close to your required dimensions, and costs 18.95 (I think still) to ship.

Edited by Cdstahlman, Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:34 PM.


#11 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:43 PM

Consider myself requesting to be added then. Also, if I may suggest, using a usps flat rate box for this, as that would keep the shipping cost standard, although prevent the shipment of consoles directly though.
A large flat rate box is close to your required dimensions, and costs 18.95 (I think still) to ship.


Smart idea. We’ll go with a USPS flat rate box then.

And consider yourself added!

#12 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:43 AM

Is this still happening?



#13 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:04 PM

Is this still happening?


Yes, if enough people are interested. :)

#14 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:21 AM

How many people do we need?



#15 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:08 PM

How many people do we need?


We need at least 3-6 people to get it started (myself included).

#16 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:41 AM

Looks like we have 3 or 4 of us right now. Lets make more noise and get this thing going!






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