Hi, I did! I ended up keeping it. When I told my daughter and wife (off-hand) because they were wondering why I started shipping so many boxes out, my daughter got upset with me that I was selling my Jaguar games. My wife asked me if this was something I really wanted to do? Granted, I hadn't played it in forever... it just sat in the guest bedroom in a cabinet. But my daughter really /really/ liked Piko's Custodian game. So I ran a bunch of the games past her that she thought she'd want to keep, and Flappy McFur was one of them... so I'm keeping that one. All in all, I have actually 30 games that I've not put up for sale. But I had close to 150+ games... basically all of them, so I'm almost through selling the rest of them. I will probably still sell a bunch of these 30 that I have also... but it won't be immediate.
Haha!!! That is awesome!!!
You've got to remember that people have changing priorities. For a lot of people, the idea of "having stuff" is itself a ball and chain. I have a friend who's very successful, a VP of a major company, and he basically lives out of a suitcase. I mean that metaphorically. He can fit everything he owns into a single small van... and other than his mountain bike and a few other things, he wouldn't hesitate to just leave it all to good will and pack a suitcase to move onto his next adventure. Obviously, you can't really do that responsibly when you have a family... but there's something to be said for simplicity in life. I have certainly gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the Atari Jaguar (and I still will since I decided to keep some of the games). But for me personally it was a matter of looking at it from my priorities:
1 - How often do I play this stuff?
2 - Why have I obligated myself to buy every single game that comes out? What will this mean for me, and why should I keep doing it?
3 - When I DO actually play the Jaguar, what games do I actually play?
4 - What is the value of these things that I basically never play, and where could that capital be better allocated?
So... in the end, I kind of decided that I didn't need to be stuck in that routine. I also feel much better about it since I kept all the games I ACTUALLY play, and will still have them. While all the other games that I did enjoy... but just don't really play all that often, or have already beaten and don't particularly care anymore... that's not going to go towards helping my daughter pursue her careers. At the time being it's sitting in a money market account, because if you haven't noticed... the stock market has been tanking every day... lol... so I'll put it in when I feel like things have returned to normal (maybe late spring).
Yeah, I still have my old Atari 2600. I will NEVER sell my old Atari 2600. That is a piece of me, hahah. But yes, I was talking about the Atari VCS. I bought on the Kickstarter year ago, and have been really happy with it. Looking forward to more games on there. There are a bunch of games on the Jaguar that I would LOVE to see on the VCS. I plan to reach out to Orion and ask him if he wouldn't mind putting Philia and Elansar on the VCS. They are both games that are perfectly suited for the VCS, and would probably not take up very much time.
For what it's worth, I /was/ a computer programmer years ago. That was primarily what I did from say... 1999 until about 2014. so, ~15 years. The last few places that I've worked, I've just been management. Which has its ups and downs. You can get a lot more done when you're guiding / directing developers to do the very thing that you would have otherwise done yourself... but at the same time, I also very much miss developing. I used to program in pretty much everything... from old languages like MUMPS, Pascal, C, Delphi, to somewhat newer languages like C++, VB, to more modern languages like C#/VB.net, Coldfusion, and scripting languages like PHP / Pearl / Python...
Yeah, I have to say... eBay's arrangement with USPS really makes things work well. The USPS Flat Rate "Small Box" is exactly the size of the Atari Jaguar games, and they are sturdy enough to really protect the boxes from getting crushed or damaged. I also bought a Lenovo Legion last year, and the packing material was that thin foam padding... which I have like a mile of, so it's just all worked perfectly. USPS (when there aren't freak blizzards in the South), can usually get those games delivered in 2-3 days.