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Hey guys, I am hoping someone can help me out with determining the value of my 2600.

I bought an original 1977 Heavy Sixer at an antique mall/flea market type establishment, complete in box with the manual, warranty card, both original joysticks and paddle controllers, and all the cables, except for the switch box to hook it up to a TV. I purchased one of the coaxial adaptors so I could play it.

In addition to Combat, it also had Riddle of the Sphinx, Starship and Air-Sea Battle in the box when I got it.

 

I'm considering selling it, and I have no idea what it is actually worth. I would feel like a douche if I overcharged for it (I don't trust ebay prices as a guideline for anything) but I also don't want to give it away for too cheap either. I'm looking to either get a few more NES or Master System games instead, as I don't really care about having Atari hardware. I have an Atari flashback, and I love all the games on it.

 

Any input would be most appreciated. Like I said, I have no idea what a fair asking price would be. Hope you experts can help me out!

 

Thanks guys!!!! :)

 

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Edited by MitchRyden

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A few questions...

 

1.) do the joysticks:

a. still function properly?

b. have the metal atari hex disks on top?

c. have any visible signs of wear (i.e.: bite marks in the rubber on top of the stick, faded paint, etc.)?

2.) does the serial number on the box match the one on the console?

3.) do the paddles work?

4.) does the console work?

5.) are all the cords fully intact?

6.) does it contain the interior cardboard packaging which originally came with the box (the cardboard pieces which kept everything in place within the box)?

7.) do you still have the original system manuals and warranty card?

 

All of the above will help determine the value. Some things (like the serial numbers matching and the hex disks on the joysticks) will increase your value tremendously, as these are things which are much less common to find. Heavy sixers are fairly common…contrary to popular belief. Working, complete in box H-sixers are not. I would say it all comes down to exactly how complete it is. Details would help us all determine a ballpark value for you.

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Hey guys, I am hoping someone can help me out with determining the value of my 2600.

I bought an original 1977 Heavy Sixer at an antique mall/flea market type establishment, complete in box with the manual, warranty card, both original joysticks and paddle controllers, and all the cables, except for the switch box to hook it up to a TV. I purchased one of the coaxial adaptors so I could play it.

In addition to Combat, it also had Riddle of the Sphinx, Starship and Air-Sea Battle in the box when I got it.

 

I'm considering selling it, and I have no idea what it is actually worth.

 

Why did you buy it if you had no idea what it was worth ? And since you bought it without knowing what it was worth ... how much did you pay for it ? Did you pay a fair price ?

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I paid 35 bucks for it. I bought it because I had an Atari flashback and I love all the games on it. I saw it at the antique mall, thought it was cool that it had the original box. Im 25 years old, Atari is a little before my time, my first system was an NES. I'm not a game collector and I don't have any nostalgic feelings for Atari the same way I do for NES or Master System games/consoles. I just like playing the games, arcade games are probably my favorite to play.


I want to get the rest of the NES games that I played when I was a kid, and I have a few more that I want to play that I didn't have growing up.

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A few questions...

 

1.) do the joysticks:

a. still function properly?

b. have the metal atari hex disks on top?

c. have any visible signs of wear (i.e.: bite marks in the rubber on top of the stick, faded paint, etc.)?

2.) does the serial number on the box match the one on the console?

3.) do the paddles work?

4.) does the console work?

5.) are all the cords fully intact?

6.) does it contain the interior cardboard packaging which originally came with the box (the cardboard pieces which kept everything in place within the box)?

7.) do you still have the original system manuals and warranty card?

 

All of the above will help determine the value. Some things (like the serial numbers matching and the hex disks on the joysticks) will increase your value tremendously, as these are things which are much less common to find. Heavy sixers are fairly common…contrary to popular belief. Working, complete in box H-sixers are not. I would say it all comes down to exactly how complete it is. Details would help us all determine a ballpark value for you.

I can't find a serial number on the box, and it doesn't have the cardboard inserts. The paddles and joysticks all work, on one of the joysticks the rubber top is starting to come up. I have the manual, but it doesn't look like the warranty card is there. The video cord that was on it didn't work, someone tried to solder a coaxial jack onto it and fucked it up, but the cord from my Coleco Telstar Alpha works, and I got one of the coaxial adapters to play it on my newer tv.

 

Thanks for your questions btw, Im happy you know what to look for :)

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Another pic, just confirming original controllers

 

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doesn't say "top" like newer sticks but no hex disc

 

I don't recall mine coming with hex discs back in the day

 

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I can't find a serial number on the outside of a boxt heavy sixer I have , & I don't have my inserts either , was serial # on the inserts perhaps ?

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