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  1. Just to add to this, I had a message from an old Parker Bros rep from back in the 80s and he gave me quite a bit more info about the item. Only 40 were made in 1983, and only about a dozen made it into stores with the rest being destroyed, so this is an incredibly rare piece! He remembered placing one in only one store, and remembered one being in Harrods (quite a high end luxury department store) in London. It's name is actually the "Parker Comparitor" and with that I was able to find this old TV Gamer mag article with it showing on page 7 http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/magazines/tv_gamer/tv_gamer_winter83.pdf Item relisted below http://ebay.us/1OOsiR?cmpnId=5338273189
  2. Just to add to this, I had a message from an old Parker Bros rep from back in the 80s and he gave me quite a bit more info about the item. Only 40 were made in 1983, and only about a dozen made it into stores with the rest being destroyed, so this is an incredibly rare piece! He remembered placing one in only one store, and remembered one being in Harrods (quite a high end luxury department store) in London. It's name is actually the "Parker Comparitor" and with that I was able to find this old TV Gamer mag article with it showing on page 7 http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/magazines/tv_gamer/tv_gamer_winter83.pdf
  3. Yeah, I'm quite sad to be getting rid of it, but I just don't have the space for such a large item!
  4. Relisted with no reserve. If anyone's interested and has questions let me know! http://ebay.us/1OOsiR?cmpnId=5338273189
  5. I hadn't quite realised that having a reserve on it would alienate bidders, first time I've tried to list something of that value. I'm still looking to sell the item, and Have received offers around the area of £1500. I'm in a position to negotiate however.
  6. Hi all, I've recently pushed forward and listed my Kiosk on eBay (with the intention of getting as much coverage to interested parties as possible). Link's below here if anyone was interested when I first posted. I *can* ship worldwide but it'd definitely be expensive. http://ebay.us/Gb7KTz?cmpnId=5338273189
  7. Hi all, I've previously posted about my Parker Bros Kiosk before, but i'm finally selling it. I've posted it to eBay hoping to get as much coverage as possible. Any questions please ask! I can ship worldwide, but I would hazard a guess it'd be super expensive. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143431275851 Thanks!
  8. I'm having difficulty even coming up with a price for one to be honest. I know I found one that sold back in '06 for over $1000. Other than that I've only seen pictures of one more online. I was offered £550 for it from another eBay buyer when I bought it originally, and that was when it was still just a mess of dirt, cobwebs and broken cables.
  9. I acquired a beaten up Parker Brothers Atari 2600 Kiosk at the beginning of the year. I'm based in the UK where it was made. The unit is basically a wood and metal base with an woody 2600 inside linked up to a 24 cart switcher. I cleaned it up, to the best of my ability and now have it working. The kiosk itself is in pretty good condition for it's age, there's some slight damage to it's shell and wooden sides, and the perspex cover has the back snapped off (it originally had a lock to lock it into place, i still have the extra piece). The controller ribbon was broken/damaged, so I've made another one which is working fine but not attached to the back. It works absolutely fine, however I've noticed there appears to be some carts which don't work, but again not sure if that's due to my carts or with the kiosk itself. I'm thinking of selling it on, as unfortunately I don't really have the room, it's quite big! Trying to gauge interest. Image below. Any questions, please ask!
  10. Hi, I'm pretty sure it's PAL, the unit itself is made in the UK, and all that's inside is just a Woody 2600. It's a really nice piece, there's some minor damage to the shell, and the back of the perspex (presumably used to lock into place) is snapped out. Other than that looks great and runs great. They're sonic socks xD
  11. I'm not far off that point I think, I've had a good time cleaning it up/getting it working, but it takes up an awful lot of room. I've had to re-make a controller ribbon cable for it as well, which is now working. Yeah it's really great when it's up and running, being able to just switch to another game is great. Oh why thank you! Updated picture below
  12. Thanks for the info! I've only found pictures of 1 or 2 devices, but couldn't narrow down where they were from. I got quite a steal on the price of it, as it was in such bad condition, but it's cleaned up really well. https://i.imgur.com/zGaJeYI.jpg I'm assuming the actual value of it is relatively high?
  13. Yeah, I've tried all the games in my collection and each of the ports works without issue. The thing plays/switches on and selects games fine, however the ribbon cable from the back of the unit to the 2600 is missing a pin on one of it's connectors, so one of those doesn't work. It doesn't have a menu as far as I can see, you choose the game number, then it resets and switches to that one. We've cleaned it up, and it's looking so much better now. https://i.imgur.com/zGaJeYI.jpg
  14. Sorry, that might've helped. https://imgur.com/gallery/EFjWWNl/ Thanks.
  15. I've also realized that I've stupidly spelled Atari wrong in the title, so that's a great first impression, sorry!
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