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#3319259 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Andre81 on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:44 AM

How not to sell a large game collection with lots of duplicates...I know, I'll start with the A's and B's...

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 252087697833


That's not a collection, that's an amassment of trash.

#3238478 German Happy Trails

Posted by Andre81 on Fri May 15, 2015 1:55 PM

I've bought a German variation of Happy Trails which has a sticker from the German distributor (Ariola) and is called "Ein Fall für den Sheriff" (A case for the sheriff). Should this be considered a variation and added to the INTV Funhouse site?



#3237181 Questionable Negative Feedback

Posted by Andre81 on Wed May 13, 2015 2:30 PM

I disagree 3 negs for 50 items is excessive!


Just got another two games crushed in an envelope, even though I asked both sellers to ship in a box. One was a $60 game. So unfortunately they only learn it the hard way. Negative feedback and money back from PayPal.

#3220658 Avoid seller gsggeneralstore

Posted by Andre81 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:01 PM

The seller filed an unpaid item which I've appealed. eBay reviewed the communication with the seller and removed the unpaid item strike and gave me a $10 voucher! WOW!!!

#3218627 River Raid / Worm Whomper, Italian manual

Posted by Andre81 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:32 PM

I don't follow the Intellivision forum, so not sure if these have already been posted, but they are missing on the INTV Funhouse site.


#3195726 Avoid seller gsggeneralstore

Posted by Andre81 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:40 PM

I bought a game from seller gsggeneralstore and asked to use a box and not an envelope and got this answer:

If your asking me to pack it special, I'm going to charge an additional $10, for packing materials, "labor", and aggravation tax, not to mention the extra time on my end.

My listing never said anything about me putting this in a box.

So once again, it's an additional $10 to ship in a box, or I cancel this order.

#3170610 Marauder

Posted by Andre81 on Wed Feb 4, 2015 5:28 PM

It looks like Troy the loser has teamed up with happiestroachever:


Please report these fakes.


Copyright and trademark > Bootleg records and unauthorized media > Unauthorized copies of media (software or video games)

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#3168988 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Andre81 on Mon Feb 2, 2015 4:12 PM

Do you collect sealed International Imagic games as well?


Yes, all variations except Digiplay and Bandai.

#3168922 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Andre81 on Mon Feb 2, 2015 2:36 PM


Oh I get it. I really do.  I collect quite a few variations myself.  Especially in the Intellivision area.  I made the decision a long time ago however that I would never collect that expensive piece of cellophane.  Just not worth it to me.  I can probably count on one hand the number of sealed games in my collection.  I do actually have both editions of Demon Attack in my collection, just not sealed.


Just to give you an idea how difficult it was to find this one sealed, it's game #309 in my Intellivision collection and I had it on my want list for a few years.


P.S.: Actually it was the last game to complete my sealed Imagic collection.

#3168393 Intellivision Ebay Roundup

Posted by Andre81 on Sun Feb 1, 2015 10:07 PM

Did you ask if it was what was in the photo, I've seen these where they use a "Stock" photo as their place holder.

Yes, got the game from the photo. $12 is a great price. Took me forever to find this one sealed.


Posted by Andre81 on Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:09 PM


At first I thought that was French, but I played it backwards and I now know what I must do.



#3147026 The reason to hate certain ebay resellers

Posted by Andre81 on Mon Jan 5, 2015 6:13 PM

Those of you that say certain resellers offer a service may want to have a look at the Marauder thread.

What kind of service is it to buy up all available Marauder cartridges for $25 each and relist them for $179.99?

#3146261 Should Atlantis be placed in July or August of 1982?

Posted by Andre81 on Sun Jan 4, 2015 7:27 PM

In my Excel sheet I have the actual release date and the announced release date. I'd put both dates on your website and list it under July. Most games have been released after the announced date, but some were actually available earlier.

#3145226 Atari's Landfill Adventures, I now have the proof it's true.

Posted by Andre81 on Sat Jan 3, 2015 10:03 AM

Dude, just let it go. When you've done countless interviews and years of research in order to write and publish an 800 page book, then you'll have room to talk... :ponder:


Interviews are methodical the worst way to get an accurate analysis of what happened. Everyone tells his version of the history and then the author mixes it all together to his own version.


Even interviews back from 1983 are just plain wrong. Ron Dubren claims in an interview with Electronic Fun that he came up with the concept for "Name this game" and presented it to US Games in July 1982 and they accepted it in August. The truth is it was already on a price list from 06/06/1982 from US Games handed out at the CES. The price list and the press kit doesn't lie, Ron Dubren did.


It gets worse the bigger the ego of the interviewees and the authors are.


Atari was doing well the first 3 quarters of 1982: http://www.nytimes.c...to-sept-30.html


But for the holiday season 1982 they had nothing but stinkers (E.T., Raiders of the lost Ark) while others like Parker and Coleco took their business away (Star Wars, Frogger, Donkey Kong). That's why they issues a profit warning.


The problems at Atari and Mattel had nothing to do with the problems of the overall industry. The problems at Atari were caused by the new competition. Overall the industry had an awesome year.


The huge overstock retailers still had after the holiday season caused the problems. They ordered way too much stock, even of real stinkers like Skeet Shoot. That caused the decline in orders early 1983 and the crash mid 1983.

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#3145022 Atari's Landfill Adventures, I now have the proof it's true.

Posted by Andre81 on Fri Jan 2, 2015 8:48 PM


"The situation at Atari is by no means dire. The video game industry in general and Atari in particular are still growing, although profit margins are shriveling from intense competition. And Warner still expects to report a 10 to 15 percent increase for all of 1982, an improvement that would delight many other companies during a recession.

THE gain, however, is just not what people had come to expect from Warner and from Atari, which in the first nine months of 1982 contributed half of Warner's $2.9 billion in revenues and two thirds of its $471 million in operating profits."
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