Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

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Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by manuba » Thu May 07, 2009 12:52 am

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This says "Not For Resale For Promotional Use Only"
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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by dmbinbluwatr » Thu May 07, 2009 4:13 am

I have one that says the same thing on the bottom of it. Also where there should be a sticker says specifications and such there isn't one. I assumed this was just a floor model at a store, am I wrong?

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by manuba » Thu May 07, 2009 10:18 am

dmbinbluwatr wrote:I have one that says the same thing on the bottom of it. Also where there should be a sticker says specifications and such there isn't one. I assumed this was just a floor model at a store, am I wrong?
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You are correct, they are POP(point of purchase) display consoles. They have a few exclusive features, like silver switches instead of dull chrome coated ones, the embossing of the not for resale phrase, and are very rare. These are the only 2600a models made in the Sunnyvale facility. I've done a lot of research on these and was informed by the Atari museum that there are only 2 Atari items more rare than these consoles; the actual POP display and 2 unreleased games :shock: .

And for the missing sticker.???????????????????? Mine has it. Yours is just not mint. Stickers fall off after 20+yrs. :(

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by cowsgoquack101 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:18 pm

I had one that said not for retail on it. I'm going to shoot myself in the foot if it was a rare one.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by nevermind1534 » Thu May 07, 2009 1:46 pm

cowsgoquack101 wrote:I had one that said not for retail on it. I'm going to shoot myself in the foot if it was a rare one.
I'm not sure, but you'll probably be shooting yourself in the foot.
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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by manuba » Thu May 07, 2009 11:20 pm

People! You must research a system before you chop it up or sell it. That's lesson one.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by dmbinbluwatr » Fri May 08, 2009 5:28 am

manuba wrote:People! You must research a system before you chop it up or sell it. That's lesson one.
So I was going to do the composite mod on my atari 2600a. Should I not do this or since it's not mint it wouldn't hurt?

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by eagle5953 » Fri May 08, 2009 9:38 am

Any system that has value as a collector's item (such as yours) will lose value for modification. People want things in their original state.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by dmbinbluwatr » Fri May 08, 2009 9:58 am

Ok, so I think I am just going to hold on and wait until I find a different one. I found my 2600a at the thrift store for $9.00.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by manuba » Fri May 08, 2009 11:13 am

dmbinbluwatr wrote:
So I was going to do the composite mod on my atari 2600a. Should I not do this or since it's not mint it wouldn't hurt?
Even in heavily used one of these promo atari 2600a consoles in good condition can fetch $100 at auction, mint $200+ :lol: So I wouldn't, you can get a populated 2600a motherboard from Best Electronics for $35. Get one and keep your promo one un-modded. :D

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by dmbinbluwatr » Fri May 08, 2009 11:29 am

manuba wrote:
dmbinbluwatr wrote:
So I was going to do the composite mod on my atari 2600a. Should I not do this or since it's not mint it wouldn't hurt?
Even in heavily used one of these promo atari 2600a consoles in good condition can fetch $100 at auction, mint $200+ :lol: So I wouldn't, you can get a populated 2600a motherboard from Best Electronics for $35. Get one and keep your promo one un-modded. :D
Thanks for the info. I will probably just get a different atari and mod it.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by Mario » Sun May 10, 2009 4:13 pm

dmbinbluwatr wrote:Ok, so I think I am just going to hold on and wait until I find a different one. I found my 2600a at the thrift store for $9.00.
I love it when people don't know what stuff is worth! :lol:
I got a Tandy 102 at a thrift store for $5, when one in similar condition is $35 on eBay! :)
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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by dmbinbluwatr » Mon May 11, 2009 4:26 am

Mario wrote:
dmbinbluwatr wrote:Ok, so I think I am just going to hold on and wait until I find a different one. I found my 2600a at the thrift store for $9.00.
I love it when people don't know what stuff is worth! :lol:
I got a Tandy 102 at a thrift store for $5, when one in similar condition is $35 on eBay! :)
Me too! I know when I got this I didn't know what it was worth but if you go to game stores they sell them for like $50.00. I will just have to get another one to mod. I still can't believe I got it for $9.00. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by Rekarp » Wed May 13, 2009 8:00 pm

Those Ataris are not worth anymore from there standard counterparts. The is zero demand for "Not For Resale For Promotional Use Only" Ataris so you would be lucky to sell it for more then the run of the mill Atari. I have had 4 of those guys grace my Workbench as I installed video mods :lol: .
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Re: Classified as "Ultra-Rare" 2600a??

Post by metalcookie » Fri May 22, 2009 4:52 pm

i have the same thingon my atari 2600. i never knew what it was about, though
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