Used Atari 2600 Game Cartridge goes for over $70

From: Curt vendel <>
Date: Sun Oct 5 22:18:32 2003

Thats VERY true, in fact the boom-times were killing a lot of us game
collectors, the prices of arcade machines and other items just went
ballistic, things have settled down to more reasonale figures, though I
wouldn't mind seeing them a bit lower ;-)


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From: "TeoZ" <>
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Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: Used Atari 2600 Game Cartridge goes for over $70

> Its (almost) funny how much people will pay for an item when they have
> money burning a hole in their pockets, and how much they will let things
> for when they dont. I think the economy going down the last few years has
> killed alot of the "rare" retro gaming market, or maybe the fad is over. I
> personally like huge fads like this because while the prices rise
> digs the rare items out of the attic, and when it falls you can get the
> items for very little money (for the long term collector). Its when the
> prices for items are too low that everything just gets tossed and the
> collectors have a hard time finding things. Personally I would rather buy
> few upright early arcade machines then 1 atari cart I would never play for
> $1k.
> > Actually Chase the Chuckwagon is (well... was) considered to be one the
> > "holey grails" of collecting and used to fetch upwards of $300-$500
> several
> > years ago I recall one or two going for as high as $1000 at one point,
> they
> > are a little more common in collecting circles and quite frankly, a
> > cartridge of that quality label going for only $70 is actually a steal.
> > Around $100-$125 is the going rate
> >
> >
> > Curt
> >
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