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I recently acquired a 1050!

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and want to recreate the experience of receiving a big pile of random disks full of games, applications, who knows what. I tried doing a search on eBay for "Atari 8 bit disks" but all I found were single (and legit) titles. I'm guessing I may be in the minority for wanting to satiate this particular bit of nostalgia. Does anybody have any ideas?

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16 minutes ago, BoatofCar said:

I recently acquired a 1050!

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and want to recreate the experience of receiving a big pile of random disks full of games, applications, who knows what. I tried doing a search on eBay for "Atari 8 bit disks" but all I found were single (and legit) titles. I'm guessing I may be in the minority for wanting to satiate this particular bit of nostalgia. Does anybody have any ideas?

Hey - I have that same 8mm / super 8mm scanner!

 

Probably best to keep your eye out for auctions of large batches of "blank" disks.  I keep several working drives around, but only so I can check out the ABBUC disks, and in case I ever rnu across a big batch needing archived.

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27 minutes ago, BoatofCar said:

I recently acquired a 1050!

and want to recreate the experience of receiving a big pile of random disks full of games, applications, who knows what. I tried doing a search on eBay for "Atari 8 bit disks" but all I found were single (and legit) titles. I'm guessing I may be in the minority for wanting to satiate this particular bit of nostalgia. Does anybody have any ideas?

I found quite a few listing on eBay by including the term "lot", not all will necessarily be for an Atari inspite of it being a required search term, link below:

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=%2Batari+5.25"++floppy+lot&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=%2Batari+floppy+lot&_osacat=0

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23 minutes ago, BillC said:

I found quite a few listing on eBay by including the term "lot", not all will necessarily be for an Atari inspite of it being a required search term, link below:

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=%2Batari+5.25"++floppy+lot&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=%2Batari+floppy+lot&_osacat=0

Oh, thank you! I should not have included "8-bit."

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7 minutes ago, BoatofCar said:

Oh, thank you! I should not have included "8-bit."

I used 5.25" instead, most other Atari disk based software is 3.5".

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1 hour ago, Stephen said:

Hey - I have that same 8mm / super 8mm scanner!

 

It works well! I've scanned about 30 3-5" reels with it and no problems, knock on wood!

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How many disks do you want? Will you return them when you are finished with them?

 

Bob

 

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2 hours ago, bob1200xl said:

How many disks do you want? Will you return them when you are finished with them?

 

Bob

 

Hi Bob, I don't want a lot. Just maybe 10 with misc games/other stuff on them that I can put in a case next to my setup and to fire up when the mood strikes me. I'd be happy to return them when I'm finished. 

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