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astrocade

Buying and Selling an Astrocade

[Updated January 2014] If you were like most kids in the late 1970s and early 1980s who cut their teeth on the Atari 2600 and Mattel Intellivision, the Bally Astrocade was an exotic system that you knew very little about but still wanted anyway. I never saw the Astrocade on display at any retail store, […]

5200

Buying and Selling an Atari 5200

Think you want to buy an Atari 5200?  Read this article carefully, and if you still feel the same way by the end of it, you will at least know what you’re getting into.  When I was a kid, I lusted after the unattainable 5200.  To my thirteen year-old eyes, the 5200 SuperSystem was the […]

cv

Buying and Selling a ColecoVision

If you haunted arcades during your middle school years, you know how special the ColecoVision is.  For a time, the ColecoVision was as close as you could get to an arcade experience at home.  It inspires a devoted following today, and clean units in working condition command a premium, often selling for over $100 complete […]

vectrex

Buying and Selling a Vectrex

One of the most collectible retro systems is the Vectrex, originally distributed by General Consumer Electronics (GCE) in 1982.  What makes the Vectrex unique among all home videogame consoles, past and present, is its built-in vector graphics monitor that produces sharp, beautiful monochrome images reminiscent of arcade favorites such as Atari’s Asteroids.  For this reason […]

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