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#1 Rev OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 11:22 AM

Has anyone noticed recent prices of the Intv Flashback?

The cheapest boxed on eBay is around 75.00

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Some recently sold ones (boxed) sold for 75 and 114.00. And others are higher. Up to 200.

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Edited by Rev, Thu Feb 8, 2018 11:28 AM.


#2 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 11:33 AM

well at those prices they can keep them. lol Im sure when garage sales start up again you'll be able to find them cheaper last year I picked one up for 25 dollars cdn..

Have they been selling at those prices? I haven't checked

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 12:52 PM

Here's my theory. Despite availability of relatively lower priced Atari Flashbacks over the years, the huge influx of recent interest in Classic NES/SNES mini consoles has shifted people's expectations for what to expect to pay for a retro Flashback. When $80+ is the new norm, $60 for Intellivision isn't terrible. Maybe it's time for me to unload my spare Intellivision Flashback with BSR signed CGE sleeve and complete set of supplemental overlays...

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 1:05 PM

They have way more games on them and still cheaper as you can see here.. not that I really have looked for them.

Classic NES/SNES mini consoles

400 games-- https://www.ebay.ca/...n=ps&dispItem=1

500 games https://www.ebay.ca/...hcAAOSwWLBaFQHp


Compared to 60 or 61

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 1:07 PM

BTW, that was the cost of buying them new in Canada, around 50 to 60 dollars from Bed and Bath.

Edited by m-crew, Thu Feb 8, 2018 1:07 PM.


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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:01 PM

Look on ePay. Sold items option.

A lot of Inty Flashbacks are selling in 80 to 100 range. I remember seeing (and buying) several at dollar general for 10 bucks!

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:37 PM

Look on ePay. Sold items option.

A lot of Inty Flashbacks are selling in 80 to 100 range. I remember seeing (and buying) several at dollar general for 10 bucks!



I remember when you all were buying them for that price ,up here Bed and Bath still were selling them for the 50 and 60 cdn still, what sucked was I went to Minnesota for (edited) that summer drove from Toronto stopped at several dollar general stores and they were all out of them .. But all had tones of Atari flashbacks.. I just really wanted them for the controller's..

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:40 PM

They have way more games on them and still cheaper as you can see here.. not that I really have looked for them.

Classic NES/SNES mini consoles

400 games-- https://www.ebay.ca/...n=ps&dispItem=1

500 games https://www.ebay.ca/...hcAAOSwWLBaFQHp


Compared to 60 or 61

 

These are cheap fakes. So its not comparable to licensed stuff.


Edited by Ignorama, Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:41 PM.


#9 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:43 PM

These are cheap fakes. So its not comparable to licensed stuff.


Are they ? Even the 2nd one listed?

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 2:54 PM

Yes. The Classic NES had 30 games, the Classic SNES 21. Look at the actual console, it says "Entertainment System". There is no mentioning of Nintendo. But even if it doesnt matter, because there are no variants in the number of games. Its always 30 and 21.



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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:06 PM

Yes. The Classic NES had 30 games, the Classic SNES 21. Look at the actual console, it says "Entertainment System". There is no mentioning of Nintendo. But even if it doesnt matter, because there are no variants in the number of games. Its always 30 and 21.


Good to know, I just checked ebay and that's what came up. I Don't collect for either of those systems.

thanks for the info for the uninformed.. ;) :)

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 3:09 PM

I like my Inty Flashback.  It's not as 'authentic' as my original of course, but it is a lot more convenient to have on the coffee table.

Still - I wouldn't pay $60+ for one.



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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 4:14 PM

I use OfferUp and Letgo and I've gotten these Intv FB for $10-20 bucks. 

 

The hard part is that you need to be local, so your particular area can have no listings.

 

Luckily I travel a fair bit.  I've got a trip in the planning stages for the Portland area, and there is one listed in that area for $20



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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 4:36 PM

I like my Inty Flashback.  It's not as 'authentic' as my original of course, but it is a lot more convenient to have on the coffee table.
Still - I wouldn't pay $60+ for one.


I must agree , especially in USD..

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 8:35 PM

I think the cheapest I found Intellivision flashbacks for was $20-25 NIB. I grabbed the SNES, but never could find the NES.

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 8:38 PM

I think the cheapest I found Intellivision flashbacks for was $20-25 NIB. I grabbed the SNES, but never could find the NES.


Just curious what the SNES cost you?

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 8:40 PM

Just curious what the SNES cost you?


$80... From Walmart.

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Posted Thu Feb 8, 2018 8:45 PM

$80... From Walmart.


Thanks,

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 5:54 AM

I noticed that as well...the prices for the FB are BS. Its just sellers pushing the limits and using "buy it now" options. Not really fair and driving the retro console prices over the top just like Barret-jackson auctions do with lesser valued old cars. Is a 1973 AMC Gremlin worth 75K? No, but if someone is willing to pay... it is.

Shouldn't pay more than $40 for an FB. It's a nice little unit, but not for $120.

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 12:35 PM

It's a nice little unit, but not for $120.


Unless you're just the right kind of crazy completionist who desperately wants to round out your Flashback overlay variant collection.*

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*I am not.

#21 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 1:32 PM

Unless you're just the right kind of crazy completionist who desperately wants to round out your Flashback overlay variant collection.*

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*I am not.


Oh no !!! Lol

You don't know what you just have started.

Lol. :P

Edited by m-crew, Fri Feb 9, 2018 1:34 PM.


#22 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 10:25 PM

Unless you're just the right kind of crazy completionist who desperately wants to round out your Flashback overlay variant collection.*

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*I am not.


Are those ink discrepancies or prototypes? Pretty cool, but beyond my current level of variant sickness :D

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:46 AM

Neither - both packs came from boxed Flashbacks.

There are some definite ink variations that happen - I've seen a very slightly olive green version of B-17 Bomber and two close-but-not-quite shades of purple on something from I think one of the space games (can't remember the game, just remember purple), but these were completely different colors and matched pairs in their respective packs. Weird. Curious about it, but not enough to hunt down a second Flashback with the other set. Especially at those prices! When did that even happen?

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:56 AM

The Astrosmash one had to be intentional. It's kinda cool/funny since the variation already existed in the wild.

Regarding pricing, I think it's simply that people are too lazy to actually check a brick and mortar store. The ones that still sell Intellivision Flashbacks either don't list them on their websites or they have them listed as 'out of stock'. If you try to Google it the only ones online are secondary retailers that mark them up substantially. That said, I haven't checked any local stores lately, so maybe they're just selling out :ponder:

Edited by JasonlikesINTV, Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 AM.


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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 PM

The supplier that Intellivision Productions used to get them from sold out when - according to Keith - one company / person bought what they had left, which was something around 400 Flashbacks. No idea what they paid for them, but I imagine it wasn't much if they were buying that many at once. Maybe these are the ones now appearing on eBay?



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