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Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Soldier Blue Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:02 am

Saw this story recently on my local news. They have already sold more than $105,000 worth. Pretty crazy. Here's a article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... 0-000.html

Here's one on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-Dig- ... 3f52ead320

500 of the excavated games will be going to museums so I guess that's good. If anything though I think the price of 2600 games are rising after this. Hell, I don't even see a buy-it now of E.T. for cheaper than $12.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:40 am

Let's run the numbers.

one game sold for $1535, so subtract that from the grand total of $108000 makes it $9265.

divide that by the total of games (minus the one sold at $1535) and you have 9265/880 which equals roughly $10.53 per game, which isn't bad considering that it is part of an urban legend proven true. I am sure that the E.T. cartridges went for more though for sure.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Anapan Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:28 am

You know, I always wanted one of those burried E.T. carts. Since I owned and hated the original my parents bought I don't think I'll be buying one that stinks of cabbage.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by dogman91 Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:45 pm

Can I buy an old boxed Atari game, smash the box, bury it in the dirt and then sell it on eBay for obscene amounts of cash saying it's from the landfill?
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by BoringSupreez Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:14 am

dogman91 wrote:Can I buy an old boxed Atari game, smash the box, bury it in the dirt and then sell it on eBay for obscene amounts of cash saying it's from the landfill?

Good idea. I'm going to start buying every cheap Genesis sports game I find in thrift stores, bury them for a year or two, then sell them for $100 each.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by TEKTORO Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:54 am

dogman91 wrote:Can I buy an old boxed Atari game, smash the box, bury it in the dirt and then sell it on eBay for obscene amounts of cash saying it's from the landfill?


I thought all the games found were well documented and certified, I don't think it's too wild of an idea people would pay high prices for a legend that has been proven to be true, kinda made history there and that's where the value is coming from.

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by BoneSnapDeez Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:04 am

brb rubbing dirt on my et cart
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Anapan Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:26 am

...Does your cart stink?
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by GSZX1337 Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:51 am

Anapan wrote:...Does your cart stink?

All E.T. carts stink. ;)
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by marurun Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:15 pm

I don't need one of these. My parents still have one bought in a proper store. Mine escaped the landfill! But boy did it suck...
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