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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:52 pm

Atari 2600 (Light Sixer)
Pitfall (Atari 2600)
Enduro [CIB] (Atari 2600)
Keystone Kapers (Atari 2600)
Luigi's Mansion (3DS)
Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)
Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3)
Virtua Tennis 4 (PS3)
PlayTV (PS3)
SBK 2011 (PS3)
Beijing Olympics 2008 (PS3)

About 2 weeks ago I went to the local recycle centre and they had a few things I was interested in like an acoustic guitar and some 80s singles like Star Trekkin' and a Spandau Ballet song. We were there because my brother wanted to by some bricks but when he didn't get any and I forgot about the other stuff and left.

A week ago I decided to go back and see if the stuff was still there. The guitar and Star Trekkin' were gone but Spandau Ballet's "Fight For Ourselves" was still there. That was the main thing I wanted, so yay! I went over and checked the game section, which was full of PS2 Singstar games as usual, and I saw something in the corner of my eye. I started looking at the games again and eventually that thing I saw twigged in my brain: "That's an Atari 2600!"

So I got the woman behind the counter to get it out of the cabinet to see what the price was, I was expecting it to be maybe $25-$35 but no, it was $6. A retro bargain.

No joysticks or PSU and it was dirty and has some plastic chipped off at the back, but it scrubbed up fairly well for something that's 40 years old and was dumped at the tip.

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Don't know if it works yet but I have an el cheapo PSU and RF adapter coming to test it out.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by melancholy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:41 pm

That’s a find that would make Cal jealous.

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:52 pm

Smiley would be having palpitations right about now...

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:49 pm

Smiley would be getting wood over the woody.

And it was AU$6, which is US$4, so Cal would have liked to pick it up at that price.

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Post by Matisfaction » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:19 am

Wood over woody while holding his woody...

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$6 AU is £3 35 GBP.

Just had a quick look on eBay and they tend to go for around maybe £30-£40

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:45 am

Cool find Zoidy. Theres a ten part 1982 tutorial on how to fix the Atari 2006 up on YouTube


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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:47 pm

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Collection (Switch)
Ducktales Remastered (Xbox One/360)
Keystone Kapers (Atari 2600)
HES Smash Hit Pak Frogger/Stampede/Seaquest/Boxing/Skiing [CIB] (Atari 2600)
The Humble Crusader Kings II Bundle $1 tier
The Humble Bohemia Interactive Bundle 2019 $1 tier

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Re: Post every time you buy a new game, console, or accessory

Post by ian » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:32 pm

Forza Motorsport 6 Complete DLC Pack - $6.79

I haven't played the game at all despite having it as long as I've had an xbone (been busy with Horizon 3 and DLC's) But my brother plays 6 a lot, so he'll most likely enjoy at least a couple of the cars.
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