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Since when was Slot Machine worth that much?

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I am sorry if this is a duplicate of Ebay is nuts posts, but I could not believe it. There is a Slot Machine cart boxed for almost 50 bucks. That is nuts. I have had one on my trade list for months and no one has even offered for it. Strange world.

 

Maybe mine should be up there next week?

Cassidy

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I bought that same game in the box mint for only $26 about six months ago and I think I paid too much for it.

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This discussion got me thinking back to 1983 or so, when I purchased a boxed copy of Slot Machine from a former classmate that I had known in elementary school.This purchase was what started me collecting these games for the 2600...even back then the game was somewhat scarce, so now you will be paying a bit..and, of course, like a lot of rare games, Slot Machine is lame-o.It's been a while but I think I paid $5 for this.

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I dunno, I just got a mint slot cart for 1$. Give me a while and Ill find the box and book for 2$..... And 1$ is too much for this game.

 

"I see dead games....dead video games. And then I buy them."

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quote:

Originally posted by Scott Stilphen:

$50 is nothing compared to what some other boxed games get -

960 dollars eh? Wouldnt it suck if it turned up at the local flea market for 1$? I would surely strip and run around the mall several times mumbling "ex-sqeeze me, have u played atari today?"

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Originally posted by Scott Stilphen:

Boxed, that's probably worth it. It's a pretty hard game to find, especially boxed. In fact, I only recently got a box for my collection last year.


 

I have to agree with Scott. If this was one of those few remaining Atari boxes I needed for my 2600 collection, I'd have no problem dropping $50 for it. All you need is a few people with this mentality and the price can get driven up to levels that might seem unseasonably warm for some.

 

..Al

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Originally posted by StellasGhost:

960 dollars eh? Wouldnt it suck if it turned up at the local flea market for 1$?


 

It wouldn't suck if you were the one to find it, as you could always put it up on eBay, where someone would pay you $960 for it.

 

..Al

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Well,

 

I am amazed how high Lockjaw went, but again, its all in the eye of the beholder.

 

Just as a side note, if anyone needs a boxed copy of Slot Machine or Miniature Golf (another hard to find, albeit not that rare) I do have them.

 

Cassidy

 

Huh, rare games at thrift stores are cool. I would love to find a Tooth Protectors or WW at a thrift store. Can you imagine the excitement of finding a Quadrun somewhere?

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I'm all for commerce and supply and demand and all that, but man, I'd feel ashamed to take that much money for an Atari 2600 cartridge.

 

I mean, that's a HOUSE payment.

 

Or field-level seats for two to 20 major-league baseball games.

 

Or all the minor-league hockey you can stand for two seasons.

 

Or flying halfway across the country, eating a 5-star dinner, and flying back the same day. Just for fun.

 

Or 3 nights/4 days for two persons in Cancun or some other exotic beach resort.

 

quote:

Originally posted by StellasGhost:

Originally posted by Scott Stilphen:

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$50 is nothing compared to what some other boxed games get -

960 dollars eh? Wouldnt it suck if it turned up at the local flea market for 1$? I would surely strip and run around the mall several times mumbling "ex-sqeeze me, have u played atari today?"[/QB]

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