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Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby matsondawson on Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:44 am

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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby tezza on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:43 am

Well the box is certainly in good condition. One can only assume there is a computer inside. I would expect the price to climb as investment collectors start to take an interest.

Is Venuzula PAL or NTSC? Mind you investement collectors wouldn't be worried because they would never open the box!
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby matsondawson on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:56 am

Ah true, it's 120v 60hz and NTSC.
Boy collecting would be so much easier in the USA.
If I bought it, I'd open it for sure. Otherwise collectors would be trading boxes that _possibly_ contain a vintage computer :)
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby YetiSeti on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:26 pm

Did you see the seller had a quantity of them for sale and that you'd have to buy two to get them as they were originally boxed as two together?

Price looks good for NIB. Nearest thing going on trademe value wise for Atari's at the mo is : http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=311820373 Vintage Atari games consoles x2
Current bid $305, 12 carts, 9 tapes.

I do advise people to move auctions to Computers/Vintage when I see the odd thing which is getting no views or bids, however, having seen a couple high selling auctions placed in the Antiques sub categories, I would probably list here if I wanted to gamble on the best price. Bidders are oft unaware of the vintage computer scene and nostalgic value sure drives the prices upwards.
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby lizardb0y on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:39 am

Crikey!

Keep an eye out on the Antiques section for a small collection in Wellington any day now. ;)

No- not really. I'm not that poor yet.
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby matsondawson on Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:45 pm

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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby tezza on Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:30 pm

Looks like someone is interested! Good luck.
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby matsondawson on Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:22 am

Well 11 people are interested, but that doesn't mean anything. Many times I've had that many watching and no bids!
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Re: Boxed unopened, atari 800 on ebay, is this for real?

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:29 pm

Me too. I sometimes think people just like to know how much things eventually go for...hence they watch.

Oh well, at least you have one bid this time so it will sell.
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