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  1. I would be interested, how much do you think the shipping might be? Thanks :-)

    Just depends how you want it shipped. Single boxed games will fit in priority boxes (flat rate) for around $5, and I will combine shipping, of course, if you want multiples. If you aren't in a hurry, First class is an option, though I've had bad luck with some packages. Which ones would you like? I have Cosmic Ark, Frogger, and Pac-Man left that are boxed, plus a large amount of Activision games (not in box) that I didn't even think I had anymore.

  2. Hey!

    It has been a while since I've been in here,especially since my trading has slowed down, but I have a friend looking for a Raiders cart. Anyone have a spare? Functionality is my only concern; I do not necessarily need manual or box.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. And I love winning lots that are odorific! My most recent lot win was like starting a cigarette incense in my living room!


    One of the worst I ever got involved hulling the whole thing and hosing it out on the deck with 'Orange Blast'. I took alcohol-dipped Q-tips to the entire board just to de-funk the thing.


    Did I mention the dead roaches that came out of the case when I opened it?


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  4. :ponder: That's why I always offer several options. For some reason, shipping from Michigan to California is freaky rediculous. The only reason I normally don't quote flat rate boxes is to save the guys just down the pike a few bucks. I do have flat rate boxes for people on your shore :cool:



    One of your shipping options is media mail, you may be able to do it as long as they don't check the package, but computer games are specifically not allowed per USPS in media mail.

    :ponder: Thanks for pointing that out. I used a template from one of my other auctions (computer software) and didn't even think to revamp all the options. Duh on my part.

  5. Interesting auction, but shipping is WAY high. "$26.10 US Postal Service Priority Mail" ?!


    You can easily fit these carts in a Large Flat Rate Box for much less.

    :ponder: That's why I always offer several options. For some reason, shipping from Michigan to California is freaky rediculous. The only reason I normally don't quote flat rate boxes is to save the guys just down the pike a few bucks. I do have flat rate boxes for people on your shore :cool:

  6. And on this note, I did enjoy Adventure more than the average person was allowed, but I always felt that the limited landscape was indicitive of a bleak labyrinth ruled over by the evil wizard that no one ever sees. . .

  7. Well, you know they say, "Life imitates art". I think when people ask, "How's it going?", simply saying "Berzerk" may be an appropriate reply. It pretty much sums up the whole of human existance on this planet.



    Motion seconded and carried. I have found myself in a similar situation in the last few hamlets I've occupied and will now always wonder when Evil Otto will come bounding out after me. . . :ponder:

  8. When my wife and I moved up to Muskegon from Kentucky, I said that I would never move that far again with that much stuff. Nope. Wasn't going to do it. We would take everything that held sentimental value and sell the rest with the house. . .


    Just over nine years later, we've moved again, yet another work transfer, nearly 600 miles farther north into the state of Michigan (i.e. as far as you can go without getting Lake Superior on you). Apparently, though, rather than saying 'move that far again', what I actually said was 'move across state lines again'. Gotta love loopholes.


    So here I am, a few thousand in the hole from the moving expenses and nowhere (yet) to put my gaming collection, let alone my trading stock, so I'm liquidating a large chunk of it (as I dig it out of the moving boxes. First up is a collection of unremarkable commons, some in good shape, some with label wear or labels missing altogether. All work, though, and the lot is listed for a little less than 30 cents per cart, plus my usual guarantee stands.


    Spread word around, if you or someone you love wants to start a basic collection, needs some cart shells for a project, or just needs a bunch of little, black doorstops. :P


    eBay Auction -- Item Number: 3003961075131?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=300396107513&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]



  9. It never ceases to amaze me how I can get something shipped from the south end of nowhere and it comes in excellent shape, and something coming from just a jaunt down the interstate looks like it spent time under the wheels of a Mack truck. Overall, I have had good luck with Ebay, minus a cart that never arrived, and anyone who has bought from me knows I use a half-roll of packing tape to ensure the structural integrity of the box.


    The problem is in those trying to make a quick buck. Out of the select few that list in our genre who are not excessively prideful in their price-setting, there are those who just get the money, throw it into a convenient box, and cast it to the winds. I once paid priority shipping only to get my carts a month later in a shoddily taped box sent via media mail.

  10. "Ghostbusters: The Videogame" ships in June as the Sony Pictures film marks its 25th anniversary and plays like an interactive third film in the franchise with the cast involved.


    An only foggily-related side note, yes, but.... 'with the cast involved'. THE cast? How far in the future is this one going to be set? :lol:


    On a related note, I am rather glad to see the Atari name trying to fight its way back to a respectable place, but you are correct; the Atari we know and love hasn't been the same company for many, many years, sadly.

  11. I have to vote for Parker Brothers. I'd rather have a mottled label than no label at all. Parker Brother labels tend to either fall completely off (especially if it's Frogger) or come off at the corners and then get torn (arrgghh!). Panda would also be in my list of poor labels. If you're only going to put a label on the end, at least make it a high-quality label.


    Speaking of pandas, label this:




    We now return you to your normal thought processes, already in progress. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused :D

  12. :ponder: Slot Racers comes to mind. . .


    Beat you to it :D ;)


    Indeed you did! :D Star Raiders was very disappointing for me, too. I like the game, but it took me a while to get around the fact that it wasn't initially as hot as the cover art

  13. I'll get boxes if they come with the games for a good price, but I usually don't keep them. My main aim for collecting is the love for gameplay. As the title of the thread says, 'you can't play the box'. Right now, I think I have 'Demons to Diamonds' and 'Frogger' boxes, plus four or five factory-sealed Pac Man games (if you know anyone who wants one, send 'em my way, eh?). :P


    Maybe if I had more space, I would think harder about it, but I can't imagine I would truly change my mind. Now manuals are another matter entirely. I will be posting my want list for those as soon as I have more money! :cool:

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