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Found these two consoles for $5 each at a Thrift Store today--any info?

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$5 each

 

Cosmetically, both are in great shape. They use those huge C and/or D batteries and might be able to use a ac adapter as well. Other than that, they use RF.

 

Anyone know what their values are? I'm assuming not a whole lot, but I don't even see any past ebay or previous sale listings online

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I have the APF TV fun, I've found two, one didn't work. I paid $5 each as well IIRC. I don't think they're worth a whole heck of a lot more than that. There were so many companies making these. Certain ones like Atari and coleco branded units do sell for more but these generic ones, not so much IMO. I have no idea about the speedway. Looks interesting.

 

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I've been looking for a Speedway for years. I hate you. :P :-D I believe it was only released in Canada and was actually a clone of a system by Universal Research, and is relatively unusual.

 

The other one is a Sears-licensed version of the APF TV Fun. Pretty nice unit, but nothing special.

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Well there ya go Storino, looks like the Speedway may be worth something :)

 

Yeah, $5. :P

 

Their value is tough to judge. They don't turn up very often, but they're not really sought-after. I'd pay around $35 for one. That's probably pretty lowball, but maybe not. You could try to price it at $50 or $75+, but you'd probably be sitting on it for a while. As Sears Speedways go, it's the Atari-designed/manufactured Speedway IV that's worth a bit.

 

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I don't have the bigger batteries to test the operation, but once I do, I'll update the thread. Maybe post a video of it or something. I noticed you're from Milwaukee too. Found it at a thrift store there! Small world :)

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Bitter irony. I actually spent the weekend thrifting with my wife, for the first time in a long time (she's a teacher in the 'hood, and she actually gets a lot of stuff for her students at thrifts, like supplies and clothes). Never saw any Speedway systems. :mad: :P

 

I did find a Tac-2 joystick, though. :-D

 

Do you mind me asking where you found it? (Don't worry, I'm not gonna go blow up your spot; I have neither the time, cash, or inclination to be hitting up thrifts all over town all the time. :) )

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I think it was called Almost Anything. I don't go there often, because they don't get a lot of varied items all the time.

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You've got to be shitting me. We were actually going to go there on Sunday, but my wife was looking for clothes and they apparently don't take clothes, so we didn't go.

 

Now I need to search Google for cures to nervous twitches.

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Well, in any event, congratulations, it's a really cool find. I'm jealous, but I'm glad it went to a good home. :)

 

(Let me know if you decide to sell it!)

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Thrift Store:

 

$5 each

 

Cosmetically, both are in great shape. They use those huge C and/or D batteries and might be able to use a ac adapter as well. Other than that, they use RF.

 

Anyone know what their values are? I'm assuming not a whole lot, but I don't even see any past ebay or previous sale listings online

 

Nice find on that Speedway. I too found a Speedway with box (I guess about 10 year ago now) at a thrift store. Don't really remember what I paid for it. I still have it. Did yours come with the box as well?

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Sorry to bring back this topic. I still have both of them, one in a cabinet and the other on a mantel (same exact places from 1.5 years ago). I still haven't tested them because I don't have those big batteries (and if I bought some, they would only get used for this purpose),

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If you ever want to sell the speedway, let me know. I dont really do make offers, but would be interested on what you want to sell it for.

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I have a Sonic Pinball game that uses C batteries, but haven't used it in years. All my flashlights are LED that are AAA batteries.

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Ive Never Seen either of those before, but I have seen the normal APF version. I bought an APF 402 Sportarama with controllers and lightgun from an Electronics and scrap metal Recycler for $10. anything interesting like that they set aside in their "Second Chance" resale lot. I go there often. Got an Atari 400 Computer and a bunch of joysticks there, same price. both worked

 

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