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Atari 7800 NIB Sold for Nearly $1,000?!

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#1 sixersfan105 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 PM

Is this auction from a few weeks back to be believed? $985 + shipping?! It appears to be complete with all inserts and it's an A1 unit. It has the first-run (purple with checker box) manual, but the later iteration box. This just seems, I don't know, maybe $700 or so beyond its value, unless I'm missing something?

 

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2557

 



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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 6:51 PM

:ponder:

 

 

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#3 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 7:41 PM

That second place bidder looks to have shill bid the fuck out of that auction. Smells pretty fishy to me.



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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 AM

That second place bidder looks to have shill bid the fuck out of that auction. Smells pretty fishy to me.

 

I had something like that in an auction that just ended for me. Same guy placed like 15 bids but didn't win. I assure you that wasn't someone I knew shill bidding it up. That stuff backfires.



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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 11:52 AM

 

I had something like that in an auction that just ended for me. Same guy placed like 15 bids but didn't win. I assure you that wasn't someone I knew shill bidding it up. That stuff backfires.

 

True.



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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 12:59 PM

For supposedly being NIB, that one controller has a great deal of crud on it. How would that even happen?

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Posted Tue May 14, 2019 1:10 PM

For supposedly being NIB, that one controller has a great of crud on it. How would that even happen?

That's a good point - hadn't caught that. Unless it's the lighting playing tricks? I agree that it looks like crud, though. It would appear that both controllers do have the plastic coverings over the nameplates. NIB also must be taken with a grain of salt because obviously all of the components have been taken out of the box, etc. Who knows...



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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 10:45 AM

I found a new in box 7800 (newly listed) a few days after this one. It isn't complete... but other than a few manuals/inserts, it hasn't been used from the looks of it. Listed at BIN for $75. Nabbed it right away, within 10 minutes of being listed.



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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 11:10 AM

Wow! Nicely done.

#10 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 PM

I found a new in box 7800 (newly listed) a few days after this one. It isn't complete... but other than a few manuals/inserts, it hasn't been used from the looks of it. Listed at BIN for $75. Nabbed it right away, within 10 minutes of being listed.

 

I checked all the completed listings I could find and I didn't find any boxed,never mind new, Atari 7800's for a $75 BIN. You care to share the link?



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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 5:03 PM

Sure! https://rover.ebay.c...tm/183785750300

I literally came across it within a few minutes of it being listed . Really just lucky.

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 5:30 PM

Sure! https://rover.ebay.c...tm/183785750300

I literally came across it within a few minutes of it being listed . Really just lucky.

 

Awesome! While it's clearly not new, $65 for that system and a half decent box is still a really good deal.



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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 6:03 PM

Oh yeah it wasn't new on box, sorry of the confusion. I used BIN at that price, they didn't even have bidding for it. Was from an estate sale apparently, and was the only game related thing too





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