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Needed: Donor 2600 Carts

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Greetings! 


I am looking for common Atari 2600 cartridges to recycle into new AtariAge homebrew games.  Because I'm using these cartridges for new homebrew games, donor cartridges must be clean and free from defects.  It is very difficult to remove dirt/stains from the textured areas of the cartridges, to say nothing of paint, nail polish, permanent marker, and all manner of other things (like people etching their names into carts!) 

 

As I am running a bit low on carts, I will give $2.00 in store credit for 2600 games I can use.  I will also cover shipping costs to get the games to me.  I will not give store credit for carts that I cannot use -- they must be clean, free from permanent markings, etchings, and any other damage.

 

If you have a sufficient number of common carts that meet my requirements (say, at least 20 to make it worthwhile due to shipping costs), please send me a PM.

 

We are actively working on creating a new cartridge design that will work with 2600 and 7800 games, but it's taking a while to get a design ready.  This will save me a lot of time in the future, and I'll no longer need to recycle old games to make new games.  And the new shells will be consistent in quality. Greatly looking forward to that day.  :)

 

Thank you!

 

 ..Al

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3 minutes ago, Andrew Davie said:

Start 3D printing 'em!  The PlusCart design is excellent, snap-fit and sturdy. Cheap to make, too....

Unfortunately, that's not really viable for the quantity of carts I need.  Injection molding is the way to go.  3D printing is good to test designs, though.  :)

 

 ..Al

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Last June, I stopped by a shop with a ton of commons buried in a dresser, drawers full. I'll try to drive down there Wednesday and do a bulk purchase. 

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31 minutes ago, toiletunes said:

Last June, I stopped by a shop with a ton of commons buried in a dresser, drawers full. I'll try to drive down there Wednesday and do a bulk purchase. 

Thank you, that would be great!  :)

 

 ..Al

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8 hours ago, Albert said:

Unfortunately, that's not really viable for the quantity of carts I need.  Injection molding is the way to go.  3D printing is good to test designs, though.  :)

 

 ..Al

Noted. In any case, shoot me a mailing address and I'll send you a 3D shell so you can evaluate the basic design concepts in actual physical form to assist with your own shell design. I believe the design I have is pretty good.

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11 minutes ago, Andrew Davie said:

Noted. In any case, shoot me a mailing address and I'll send you a 3D shell so you can evaluate the basic design concepts in actual physical form to assist with your own shell design. I believe the design I have is pretty good.

Will do, thank you for the offer, that's much appreciated.  Would love to see one of your shells.  :)

 

 ..Al

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I was gonna say I've got some extra Combat carts but only four of them. Wouldn't pay to ship only those four to you. I'll see if I have any more extra's but I think that's all I've got.

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On 8/16/2021 at 1:06 PM, Albert said:

Thank you, that would be great!  :)

 

 ..Al

Update: they're closed :( I'm trying to contact the former owner online, we'll see how it goes. 

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20 minutes ago, toiletunes said:

Update: they're closed :( I'm trying to contact the former owner online, we'll see how it goes. 

Closed permanently?  That sucks. :(  Good luck trying to contact the owner. 
 

Thanks, 

 

  ..Al

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Bump!  I can still use carts, thank you to everyone who's already contacted me.  :)

 

 ..Al

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I will check my collection. I think I can thin it by 20. Just to be sure, you need standard Atari shells correct? No M-network, Activision, Coleco etc?

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Just now, OldPAL said:

I will check my collection. I think I can thin it by 20. Just to be sure, you need standard Atari shells correct? No M-network, Activision, Coleco etc?

Thank you!  Yes, I just need standard Atari/Sears shells.  I can use Coleco shells as long as they are still their original color and are clean -- it's really difficult to clean those carts, and sometimes they are sun faded and I can't do much about that.

 

Thanks again,

 

 ..Al

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Bump!

 

I still need more shells if anyone has any they can trade or sell me.  :)

 

Thanks!

 

 ..Al

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4 minutes ago, Elw00d said:

I should be able to scrounge up quite a few.  Shoot me a message.

I've sent you a message, thanks!

 

 ..Al

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Just saw this thread. Hey Al, if you're still in need of carts, there's a few shops in my part of the world that may be a good source. I could stop by sometime next week on my lunch break and see what they have.

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3 minutes ago, DaveM said:

Just saw this thread. Hey Al, if you're still in need of carts, there's a few shops in my part of the world that may be a good source. I could stop by sometime next week on my lunch break and see what they have.

That would be great, thank you!  :)

 

 ..Al

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7 minutes ago, Albert said:

That would be great, thank you!  :)

 

 ..Al

Ok, will do. If you don't hear from me by the end of next week, give me a nudge.

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Al  -

 

I'm at one of the stores, and they have price stickers on the bottom side of the carts. Would these be too tough to remove?

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31 minutes ago, DaveM said:

Al  -

 

I'm at one of the stores, and they have price stickers on the bottom side of the carts. Would these be too tough to remove?

Those stickers are generally easy to remove, so they are not a problem at all. Thank you for asking, though. 
 

  ..Al

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14 minutes ago, Albert said:

Those stickers are generally easy to remove, so they are not a problem at all. Thank you for asking, though. 
 

  ..Al

Cool. I'll stop by there again over the weekend and stock up!

 

I stopped by the other nearby store, and the carts there were dirty and overpriced. $4 for Combat? Really? 

 

Anyway, that first store had a bunch of cheap, clean ones, so I'll see what I can get.

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2 hours ago, DaveM said:

Here you go, Al.  28 clean Atari shells ready for repurposing!

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we salute their sacrifice so that others may live!

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On 10/17/2021 at 4:37 PM, DaveM said:

Here you go, Al.  28 clean Atari shells ready for repurposing!

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Awesome, thank you!  :)

 

 ..Al

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