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SubjectCould someone explain Atari 2600 (2nd hand stores) pricing ? Reply to this message
Posted byParatech
Posted on09/18/09 06:42 PM



I was shopping at a local 2nd hand gaming store and saw Popeye for the Atari 2600, $3.99, not bad, better than EBAY as no shipping is involved, then I saw E.T. for the 2600, $4.99.

What the frag? E.T. is NOT rare, it is NOT even a good game, and the store wanted $1 more for it than Popeye? and then I found Pitfall (which I purchased) for $1.99...

Now there's no freaking way Pitfall isn't as good as Popeye or E.T., and I'd think Pitfall didn't have as many copies at ET, which is priced higher than both games, more common, and a crappy game as well...

I could understand that maybe popeye isn't as common as pitfall, maybe someone would want popeye as a collectors item, but this pricing comes off as weird to me.

I would have priced E.T. @ $0.99-$1.99, Pitfall @ $2.99 - $3.99, and Popeye @ $4.99...

The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!


SubjectRe: Could someone explain Atari 2600 (2nd hand stores) pricing ? new Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on09/18/09 08:11 PM



Fuck me if I could ever figure out why Spiderman Web of Fire for the 32X was so expensive. That gave sucked the donkey balls

> I was shopping at a local 2nd hand gaming store and saw Popeye for the Atari
> 2600, $3.99, not bad, better than EBAY as no shipping is involved, then I saw
> E.T. for the 2600, $4.99.
>
> What the frag? E.T. is NOT rare, it is NOT even a good game, and the store
> wanted $1 more for it than Popeye? and then I found Pitfall (which I purchased)
> for $1.99...
>
> Now there's no freaking way Pitfall isn't as good as Popeye or E.T., and I'd
> think Pitfall didn't have as many copies at ET, which is priced higher than both
> games, more common, and a crappy game as well...
>
> I could understand that maybe popeye isn't as common as pitfall, maybe someone
> would want popeye as a collectors item, but this pricing comes off as weird to
> me.
>
> I would have priced E.T. @ $0.99-$1.99, Pitfall @ $2.99 - $3.99, and Popeye @
> $4.99...
>
> The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!
>





SubjectRe: Could someone explain Atari 2600 (2nd hand stores) pricing ? new Reply to this message
Posted byParatech
Posted on09/18/09 09:24 PM



> Fuck me if I could ever figure out why Spiderman Web of Fire for the 32X was so
> expensive. That gave sucked the donkey balls

Purchasing 32X software should be a crime, downloading it should be punishable by making the person who downloaded the game(s) play it/them.

On second thought, that's cruel and unusual punishment, maybe we should force all of our Islamic terrorists in custody to play Custer's Revenge? while listening to Alanis Morsette sing?



The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!


SubjectFuck that how about the whole Lilith fair line up sing? NT new Reply to this message
Posted byPlane Wrecker
Posted on09/20/09 11:08 PM



> > Fuck me if I could ever figure out why Spiderman Web of Fire for the 32X was
> so
> > expensive. That gave sucked the donkey balls
>
> Purchasing 32X software should be a crime, downloading it should be punishable
> by making the person who downloaded the game(s) play it/them.
>
> On second thought, that's cruel and unusual punishment, maybe we should force
> all of our Islamic terrorists in custody to play Custer's Revenge? while
> listening to Alanis Morsette sing?
>
>
>
> The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!
>


Who dares wins.


SubjectRe: Could someone explain Atari 2600 (2nd hand stores) pricing ? new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on09/29/09 00:13 AM



The problem isn't the amount of suck that E.T. is so filled with, but it's the fact that perhaps less copies still exist for sale? It may have been overproduced but then a shit ton of them were demoed and then buried in concrete so they say. After that it was sold copies, and most probably threw the damn things out or used them as a level for a missing foot on a couch.




SubjectI believe it works on the "What we can get for it" model *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on09/29/09 02:55 AM



> I was shopping at a local 2nd hand gaming store and saw Popeye for the Atari
> 2600, $3.99, not bad, better than EBAY as no shipping is involved, then I saw
> E.T. for the 2600, $4.99.
>
> What the frag? E.T. is NOT rare, it is NOT even a good game, and the store
> wanted $1 more for it than Popeye? and then I found Pitfall (which I purchased)
> for $1.99...
>
> Now there's no freaking way Pitfall isn't as good as Popeye or E.T., and I'd
> think Pitfall didn't have as many copies at ET, which is priced higher than both
> games, more common, and a crappy game as well...
>
> I could understand that maybe popeye isn't as common as pitfall, maybe someone
> would want popeye as a collectors item, but this pricing comes off as weird to
> me.
>
> I would have priced E.T. @ $0.99-$1.99, Pitfall @ $2.99 - $3.99, and Popeye @
> $4.99...
>
> The new and improved King of Lamers 2003!
>





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