Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000
jason at textfiles.com
Sun Aug 30 12:42:58 CDT 2015
There are some really, really, really pedantic Atari people who may correct
you on some of the details. Regardless, this is an extraordinarily silly
situation, akin to selling cut up squares of blankets from hotel rooms The
Beatles stayed in. I don't think it's wise to derive any conclusion or
insight into the whole situation.
As for authenticity, assume every single one is fake unless you
particularly dug it out of the earth.
On Aug 30, 2015 5:13 AM, "Johnny Billquist" <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:
> On 2015-08-30 03:48, drlegendre . wrote:
>> Have the prices for 2600 E.T. carts climbed over the years, or is these
>> buyers paying a premium to own a "Genuine landfill ATARI E.T. game,
>> complete with certificate of authenticity" etc.?
>> Thing is, the article mentions only a few hundred carts. Rumor had it that
>> many thousands of carts were dumped, and realistically, such an operation
>> would never have been worth the while to dispose of only a few hundred, or
>> maybe a couple thousand carts.
>> Volumes like that could easily be crushed & ground-up. No need to drag
>> equipment out to the middle of the desert, just to dump a few hundred
>> pounds of junk.
> They (Atari) dumped/crushed approximately 700.000 games in the landfill.
> They (interested people) recently excavated a small part, and recovered a
> few hundred games. This is not related to how many were in there. Much was
> rubble, and most was not excavated.
> It was decided to auction off some of the games recovered to benefit the
> local town in Mexico, if I remember right.
>> On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM, Lyle Bickley <lbickley at bickleywest.com>
>> I was surprised to see the average cart price to be over $120!
>>> Lyle Bickley
>>> Bickley Consulting West Inc.
>>> "Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
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