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  1. I had the highest bid at $52 with a $60 max for days. It looked like I was going to get it all the way up until the final 10 second countdown. At the final 10 seconds, someone went up to $65, and then someone else instantly went up to $86 and it was gone. Oh well.
  2. PM me with the price, condition, and whether or not you have the box/manual/overlays. I don't care even if it's a loose cart. Thanks!
  3. I have a lot of experience with arcade machines and MAME, particularly building cabinets with Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, so I'm going to chime in with my thoughts. I do think it's possible, but it comes with a unique set of challenges. Other than what's already been mentioned, the INTV controller uses the disc for directional input, which is something like 16 or 32-way. As far as I know, there's nothing like that for an arcade control scheme (in the traditional sense), as joysticks only come in 2, 4, or 8-way. The closest thing would be some kind of analog stick, like the ones found on modern console controllers. I don't know of any analog sticks that are designed for an arcade control panel, but you might look into some kind of flight stick. Some games would work fine with a traditional joystick, but others would be either clunky or impossible to play correctly, but flight sticks I believe are analog and work much more closely to the INTV disc internally. Aside from that, as others have pointed out, the games could use any of the 16 controller buttons. You might be able to get away with a 10-button layout, and remapping the controls to work within the constraints of those 10 buttons, as I don't know of any single games that used all 16 buttons on the INTV or probably more than 10 or so. I hope someone corrects me if I'm wrong about that, though. Regardless, you'd be able to do the VAST majority of the library with this type of setup.
  4. Yeah, it's the one that says "Spiker Super Pro Volleyball".
  5. Still looking for Diner, and the Spiker is still up for possible sale or trade.
  6. Missing: Beamrider Body Slam Bump 'n' Jump Buzz Bombers Championship Tennis Congo Bongo Defender Dig Dug Diner DK Jr. Fathom Hover Force Ice Trek Lady Bug Learning Fun I Learning Fun II Melody Blaster Mind Strike Mountain Madness Mr. Basic Nova Blast Pole Position River Raid Safecracker Stadium Mud Buggies Super Cobra Dreadnaught Jetsons Triple Challenge Solar Sailor Truckin' Tutankham USCF Chess World Championship Baseball Word Series Major League Baseball Worm Whomper Zaxxon Also don't have an ECS.
  7. The loose carts are sorted and alphabetized by color. The white one near the bottom covered by overlays is just Maze-A-Tron. The two reds on the bottom of the red stack are Triple Action and Deadly Discs. The iMagic list is Atlantis, Beauty & The Beast, Demon Attack, Dracula, Draginfire, Microsurgeon, Swords & Serpents, Tropical Trouble, and White Water. The Interphase ones are Blockade Runner and Sewer Sam. Activision: Happy Trails, Pitfall, and Stampede. Atarisoft: Centipede and Pac-Man. Parker Bros: Frogger, Popeye, Q*bert, Star Wars. Coleco: Carnival, DK, Mouse Trap, Turbo, and Venture. Anything else is missing. I think I have 88/125.
  8. Even if people don't necessarily dump their collections, it might cause less people to be actively seeking physical copies of especially the more expensive titles, dropping demand and thus prices. It would be hard to imagine it not having some kind of impact either way.
  9. I would love to get my hands on one of these. Hopefully he does another run of them soon.
  10. By the same token, if and when the Flash has another run, a bunch of people might dump their collections and cause prices to crash again, making it much more affordable to complete a collection. We'll have to see what happens, but that could be interesting to watch unfold.
  11. Thanks, much appreciated. It may be a really long wait, unfortunately (or never). Makes me wish the LTO Flash carts were still around so I could at least play the game on real hardware. I do have an original 1989 Spiker loose cart and a list of games missing from my collection, if anyone would be interested in a possible trade.
  12. Well I hope they PM you, because I don't want to post the name here in case someone else would PM them before you, or if someone disagreed with the price and started a witch hunt. If they don't PM you, let me know and I'll send them a message for you.
  13. I'm not sure what would cause it to suddenly become more rare. I think the prices just fluctuate. If you look at Price Charting going all the way back to 2018, it was going for $30-$40 on average (I don't believe the one that shows $70 was really sold for that; that's an example of where a best offer was almost definitely accepted, because it's the only one in Price Charting history that's ever supposedly sold for more than $60), but all the other ones were like $40 max. Then when you look at 2019, it almost never sold for more than $20. For pretty much the whole year, it was selling for like half of the previous year's average. And now in 2020, it's back up to between $40-$50, but that price range incidentally only started after March. I think people just being stuck at home a lot more has caused an influx of collecting, but it likely won't last.
  14. Also of note about Price Charting: if anything, the Price Charting averages and "sold for" amounts are higher than reality. PC has no way of knowing when a best offer was taken, or what the actual price was if a best offer was accepted. Also, eBay prices are naturally inflated by sellers anyway because of eBay taking a 10% cut of the sale. I generally take about 10% off of the PC average to account for best offers, and another 10% off if I'm buying outside of eBay because a seller outside of eBay isn't trying to make up for eBay's fees. So for this example, I would put the 'outside of eBay' value of Diner at around $34, and the eBay value at around $37-$38. I'm willing to pay a little more than that because it's one that I really want, but $40 is still my max (on or off of eBay). That's basically how I arrived at the number mentioned above.
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