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Shame there wasn't a crash in Europe, I paid DM 125,00 for Golf on VCS in 1985 ( from Real Kauf). What's that in $?

I just found a cool page with a long historical overview of exchange rates. There was nearly a 3:1 DM to USD ratio in 1985.

http://www.history.u...ts/currency.htm

So your answer is that one game cost you the then-equivalent of nearly $42. Anyone want to calculate that with 28 years of inflation? :)

 

Edit: Used http://stats.areppim.com/calc/calc_usdlrxdeflator.php

$42 1985 US would be nearly $80 today.

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bad healthcare

some is better than none. i dont see people selling cars and homes to pay for operations here.. see lots of that from US sellers on ebay.

Ya might have to wait for sugeries tho and maybe die b4. Option #2 go to states and pay and fly home...but thats rare..

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FYI, New York Times has the story as of last night/this morning. It showed up in my news feed on Windows 8 when I logged in this morning....

http://www.nytimes.c...place.html?_r=0

I think you have to pay for that to be able to read it.

 

The article loaded fine for me.

 

Alamogordo Journal

 

Hunting for an E.T. Castoff in a Most Terrestrial Place

 

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Mark Holm for The New York Times

Mark Esquero with cartridges he says he found in a landfill in Alamogordo, N.M., where Atari purportedly dumped copies of its scorned E.T. video game in 1983.

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The article loaded fine for me.

 

I see what the problem is. There is a note saying that you can't read the article unless you allow cookies.

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RT, I wouldn't have posted the link without a notice if it had been behind a paywall. :)

But I'm glad people have been able to read it.

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Did the article mention when the excavation would start. I remember reading that it was going to be 6 months of work but I have not been able to find when they were planning to start.

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Did they find pac-man cartridges yet?

Have they even started digging yet? They need to get crackin'. At a hundred acres of land and several hundred feet deep, they might as well be searching for a quarter in the Asteroid belt. :P

 

I do wish them well. It sould be great if they find the loot. Even better if they get the games VGA graded!

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:ponder:

 

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I imagine that's what the Alamogordo dump will look like after the excavation is finished: just like ET, it will be riddled with pits! :rolling: Edited by stardust4ever

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I don't really understand why they would want to do this. It's not like they are excavating dinosaur bones or ancient ruins, it's crushed multimedia from the 1980s. It just seems like a massive waste of money and resources.

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