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#4172918 Wanted: Interesting Auctions

Posted by Atari_Bill on Yesterday, 2:05 PM

I guess at least 2 people wanted to finish their Sears collection REALLLLLLLY badly.  At least one of them is not happy.



#4146438 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Atari_Bill on Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:43 PM

I doubt this is probably anything significant, but I had never seen this version before and took a shot that it might be a bit of a rarity.  I still haven't been able to find a picture of this exact one online after doing some searching.  Part # 2609-0920 (D).  Anyone have any info on it?  Interesting that there are no Intellivision markings on the unit itself and no label on the cartridge.  Very generic looking overlays in the controllers as well (if they are overlays).  Looking forward to getting this to investigate further. 







#4140929 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Atari_Bill on Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:51 PM

I don't really see pricing as an issue of principle. If a seller lists something at a fair price then I'm willing to do business on it. I'm not concerned with previous ridiculous prices they may have asked for on other items. Might even help them realize asking $1000 for everything maybe isn't best for business when their more reasonable offerings seem to be selling better. 
It would be one thing if the guy was a noted con artist but at over 24,000 transactions with a near 100% approval rating it's clear he is not ripping people off or providing bad customer service. So let him price himself out of some additional sales if he wants. Being laughably out of touch with reality on pricing doesn't hurt anyone but himself. 

To each their own. I just choose to make sure he doesnt profit from me in any way. Hes not a con man by any means, just an opportunist that I feel has damaged a hobby that I enjoy. Hes also blocked from bidding on any of my future auctions. Id rather anything I have go to someone that appreciates it instead of simply appreciating nothing but green.

#4140870 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Atari_Bill on Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:39 PM

Still why support him or anything that he list's/ sell's... Fair for him is a mistake or a keystroke error when listing.. lol

Every so often he for whatever reason does actually post something at going rates. There have been a few things Ive had an interest in buying, but on principal would not. I choose to never give him any of my money under any circumstances.

#4136929 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Atari_Bill on Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:28 PM

Im a little surprised nobody mentioned this from the recent eBay auction. Maybe because it made no mention of Intellivision in the title but here is my recent pickup. Showed up in better condition than I had anticipated. Not sure its totally complete, but Im still very happy to add something Ive looked for for so long. Now if I could just manage to find the companion piece 😛


#4131517 In Pursuit of the Pink Panther Rom?

Posted by Atari_Bill on Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:48 PM

I would gladly pay more for a version of this than the typical home brew due to its unique nature. A member was around a while ago planning to release another run. After getting everyones hopes up, he disappeared. I was so disappointed.

#4126032 Wanted: Interesting Auctions

Posted by Atari_Bill on Tue Oct 2, 2018 7:23 PM

Looks legit to me.
They may want to invest in a $25 atari to verify it works!

...and add Atari to the title maybe.

#4124085 In Pursuit of the Pink Panther Rom?

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:06 PM

Well this is strange.  I found a current listing of this game on eBay.  This is one of those crazy impossible games to get.  Like getting a finished copy of Garfield or Good luck Charlie Brown, it will likely never happen.  And that Angie person selling a copy of the just Box and Rules for crazy prices.  Albert and I have discussed scum bag sellers whom take a legitimate home brew then they make a Box and/or Rules.  IMO that's the real crime of marking something up 5-10x what you paid for it.  They spend very little time & money to make an empty box with instructions.  The Amateur collectors will pay over $100 not knowing this is basic piracy.  Good example here, is a copy of the game that just popped up on eBay.  Item #(113274101252)  To my knowledge there isn't a ROM dump nor has the Pink Panther ever been available as a legitimate downloadable ROM.

I agree with you on everything mention, but in this case the seller is legit. Fabman has been selling a lot of rarities and I believe he would have a copy of this.

#4109809 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sun Sep 9, 2018 8:48 PM

Shameless self promotion or just a heads up for anyone wanting an instant collection? You decide!!!  :-o
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 283151521747

Nice set for someone. At least a couple of toughies in there. Should hopefully bring a nice price for you.

#4109289 Has anyone ever purchased a console bundle just for one game?

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sun Sep 9, 2018 8:52 AM

I guess the key is to sell the extra, get some money back and keep what you need. If you get to the point where you can build a good sized fort out of extra consoles you're getting into hoarder territory. 

Sadly true. Every time I do this I have every intention to sell off the extra. In the end time gets away or Im just too lazy to deal with selling and then my inventory pile grows. ☹

#4103590 Over use of the term "Launch Edition"

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sat Sep 1, 2018 2:03 PM

Same for me. Drives me up a wall. I constantly see 4 switchers and Juniors listed as launch edition and it just makes me nuts.

#4102519 Extra Terrestrials SOLD! $16,500 USD

Posted by Atari_Bill on Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:48 PM

Glad the game is in the hands of someone who can appreciate it. As far as the cash goes, I'm guessing not many folks here really cared that much to know how much it sold for let alone the offers made. It seems like being able to claim one of the top sales in the hobby was more important than the game itself. You can go back to your Nintendo world now. Thanks for playing.

#4099165 Atari 2600 Sears Boxed games collection FS

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:17 PM

Ugh...He must've relisted immediately.
I definitely would have put up the two bills and then some. Seller missed out on some extra cash if he let the auction play out.

Exactly what happened. Not sure why sellers don't understand when someone makes an offer like that, they're only screwing themselves over. I'm guessing it was one of the resident trolls.

#4098976 Atari 2600 Sears Boxed games collection FS

Posted by Atari_Bill on Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:49 PM

Bill, it was weird situation.
I have email notifications from ebay on various Sears,  Sears games, Math, Math Gran Prix, et. al. Anyways, I get email notification for a boxed Math Gran Prix, thinking around two days ago??? It had one bid, and the auction started and $.99. So I went to ebay and it's not listed nor in the completed listings. So, I'm assuming someone did a side deal w/ him and snagged it; he pulled the listing - very frustrating. :thumbsdown:
I did contact the seller and of course - no response.

I just looked it up and found it completed. Sold for $200. Shame, I would gone higher than that.

#4097971 Atari 2600 Sears Boxed games collection FS

Posted by Atari_Bill on Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:36 PM

How much for the CX-10 and also how much for the CIB Sears Pong Sports? Is it gatefold or normal box? Pic label or text label? Sorry for so many q's at once.

Already on eBay....