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  1. teaching students about the value of insulation, 

    along with taking advantage of a 401k and the power of  compound interest I'd say it is my most important lessons

    1. Austin

      Austin

      Lessons I wish I learned when I was younger.

  2. I generally like atari's picture label games because they have nice art, but I find that nice text on the text labels appealing as well

  3. I wonder how many 2600s have been modded  in dome way

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Inserting cartridges might be tricky with a dome sitting atop it! 

    2. malrak

      malrak

      At least 3.

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      For me,  1 in 4.  (So far).

  4. I seemed to have misplaced my gakken tv boy... I wonder how many times that  phrase has ever been said in English

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I was gonna have fun with my TV Boy! ...And after that maybe I'll play some video games 😉

  5. finally bought a limited run game, I'll take river city girls on a card

  6. got a huge intellivision lot today, unfortunately no new games (granted new games can't really happen unless it is learning fun 2 or spiker's) but I got to upgrade some games to CIB and got some sears box variations

  7. I have tons of stuff I need to sell, ebay made listing with the app unnecessarily difficult just because it doesn't let you use the flash with the camera anymore.

  8. got back from the flea market today, got a mountain  of 7800 games, nothing new for me (I have the complete library) but I got fatal runs box and manual out of the deal, so I should turn a profit and got one major box out of the deal (plus some less substantial ones) plus there was some sort of expansion card selector in the box, anyone hear of a comp bh-1 or know of an 80s computer  company with a cube containing 3 p's as a logo?

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    2. masschamber

      masschamber

      I do thoroughly scour flea markets, garage sales, junk stores etc,

    3. AAA177

      AAA177

      What is the best way to search for flea markets in any given area? Is there a website dedicated to something like this? And is there any way to narrow down ones that have older games for sale, perhaps even by system? 

    4. masschamber

      masschamber

      my main rule is talk to every seller that has reasonable prices or stuff from the era, you'd be surprised out how many times I've  gotten flea  market sellers to bring the games they have next time, by talking to them.  Other than that, hit everything

  9. my daughter has decided that when she is annoyed with me she'll exclaim "Daddy, you're impossible!"

    I think that is a funny thing for a 3 year old to say

    1. Blindseer42

      Blindseer42

      She should play Battletoads lol

    2. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      they are so awesome when they're young like that.  I have stories about my kids for days!  Enjoy these times :)

    3. save2600

      save2600

      Kids *can* be cute. Too bad they grow up!  🤣

  10. bought a copy of xenophobe 2600 from venezuala several years ago, arrived today.  Never saw that  coming

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    2. ChildOfCv

      ChildOfCv

      Hmmm. Well, that beats the 433MHz remote I bought from Shenzhen in June, that arrived last week.  According to tracking, it made it to LA in July, BTW.

    3. DragonGrafx-16

      DragonGrafx-16

      Well, I ordered a Thunder Force 3-in-1 cart from a Chinese seller a year and a half ago and it still hasn't arrived. I did get refunded though. lol

    4. Shawn

      Shawn

      It would be fun to see pics of the date stamp on the postage.

  11. amazing found a neo geo cd at a thrift store today,amazing the load times just keep on going!

    1. fdurso224

      fdurso224

      WOW! What a find bro. Have any pics of it? We would love to see it seeing that you hardly find them out in thrift stores, or maybe share it on the Neo-Geo thread as well. 8^)

  12. got some nes stuff, small haul but good finds, race america and the top loader game genie pass thru adapter, probably going to sell or  trade that 

    1. AAA177

      AAA177

      Was this a thrift-store event, or online, out of curiosity?

    2. masschamber

      masschamber

      Craigslist 

  13. you know I thought the odyssey had the  best light gun, but the cassette vision offers some stiff competition with its full size mauser replica (complete with markings)

  14. My daughter saw copies of superman and snoopy and the red baron in my to sell boxes and ran up to me telling me not to sell them because she likes them.  really cute but I showed her they were extras and I wasn't selling her personal carts (she brings around a superman and spiderman cart like they are a stuffed animal) she said "you should sell them for lots of money because they are antiques"

  15. ebay doesn't want sellers to list games with a drop down menu to select variations, really annoying as that is by far the easiest way to list and sell individual games.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Really?   They sure Allow it for Everything else!...It's getting damn near impossible to search for anything anymore, because there's a range and at the bottom of the range is a simple accessory (something to make the item price appear to be low, i.e. a USB cable), then you click on it and the price shoots up.  I hate those kinds of listings and make it a point to never use them.  Your idea isn't so bad because I doubt you were gonna start with an accessory to make the game's price seem lower...

    2. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      it's ebay... meh...

  16. so I received my order  from the store and I go to play circus atariage, and oh no, I have to good paddles! so I quickly dejitter a set and it  took like 5 minutes.  So it got me thinking how those of you  that do mods/repairs/projects how quickly can you do some of the repairs you  do?  

  17. hit the flea market today, some "interesting" game items, combat for 10, untested colecovision for 175 and more non sense like that, though there is an ibm ps/2 model 25 for 75 dollars , the guy selling it says it boots up  is that interesting to anyone?

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    2. masschamber

      masschamber

      I don't know if I'd consider twice ebay prices ebay prices... or 10 dollars for combat which is just silly

    3. Modern Day

      Modern Day

      a lot of people use ebay as a pricing reference for 2nd hand items these days. also people tend to think old = valuable and tend to over price things they don't know much about. also they might confuse two different things one thing might be worth what they're asking for another. you mustn't forget about those who flip either they may find something cheap and try to over charge for it. the private seller market is fickle one day you stumble across a nintendo tournament cart for $5 the next someone wants $1000 for a copy of E:T 

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Or maybe the seller saw a mint condition eBay ColecoVision (probably with a box), or one of those Sky High Buy It Nows (That don't represent the actual value) and thought "That looks about right"...

  18. Hit the flea market yesterday got great deal on a. 7800 with some 2600 carts and what should have been an amazing Box of Genesis games (grind stormer, beyond oasis, and more) but they're all dead, no damaged traces or corrosion, just dead carts really odd, oh well that's the way the cookie crumbles 

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    2. masschamber

      masschamber

      well that might explain the high price on working carts of grindstormer

    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      nah easy fix, tengen made the traces too thin, just run jumper wires to the fingers from the chip or transplant the chip from the later tengen pcb to and earlier one before they cheaped out, or choose from a compatible pcb an move the chip there. No reason to throw them out or drive up the price on them, just fix them. This is super common... hmmm youtube plz

       

    4. masschamber

      masschamber

      well, I should definitely fix grindstormer

  19. Anybody want a cart only power lords odyssey 2 for 45 shipped to the us?

  20. finally remembered to finish my dual stick 7800 controller,

    now robotron results in maximum fun

    1. masschamber

      masschamber

      however, ricki and vicki doesn't like it when I forget to unplug the second stick

  21. tried the impossible whopper, I think they gave it that name because it is impossible to finish it, my wife also tried it not knowing it was anything unusual and she found  it to be awful as well

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      No idea about BK's, I haven't been to BK in decades, but I did like the one impossible burger I had a year or so ago at another place.  Wouldn't go out of my way for it, but it was good.  Then again i eat a lot of veggie burgers.  I'm more inclined to buy organic Donna Lee farms or Dr. Praeger's.  Most of the cheapo ones are a mess of processed soy.

    3. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      i was curious how it was- now i know!

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I used to love the BK Veggie! (Which if ya wondered was a Morning Star Farms Garden Veggie patty).  I wonder if they still have those?  I haven't been there in a while.

  22. replaced the 6507 on the heavy sixer that wasn't working, fixed it.

    1. Trinity

      Trinity

      RIP old cpu.:_(

  23. xbox one won't work because digital rental is  awesome!

     

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I don't follow...

    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      And despite this most all gamers bitch about having to go to the store and deal with physical media. DigitalDownloads will continue to increase by popular demand. Extremely popular demand.

  24. I think the sears label for bowling has the most 70s looking art of any game ever.

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    2. DoctorSpuds

      DoctorSpuds

      That afro speaks to me on a spiritual level

    3. save2600

      save2600

      Groovy man, I can really dig it!

    4. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      Just look at those flared bell bottoms! And the hideous colors... Yellow and red!

       

      On top of that the man in the picture has the 6 Million Dollar Man throw going. You can almost hear the bionics. DEH-deh-deh-deh-deh-deh-deh-deh!

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