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  • Andy Meyer
    FYI Andy ... From: [Digital Press] Mailing List Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM Subject: Angry Video Game Nerd @ Digital Press,
    Message 1 of 13 , Nov 9, 2010
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      FYI

      Andy

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      From: [Digital Press] Mailing List <noreply@...>
      Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM
      Subject: Angry Video Game Nerd @ Digital Press, December 4, 2010
      To: noreply@...


      It has been over 2 years since James "The Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe
      has made a scheduled visit to the Digital Press store in Clifton, NJ
      but a new date is set and we're ready for a full day of anger, gaming,
      and nerdy-ness at the store! You are invited.

      Photos from June 2008 event:
      http://www.digitpress.com/images/store/index_35.htm

      ...If you don't know who "The Angry Video Game Nerd" is, you've been
      hiding under a rock for the last 5 years. And I say this because I
      have pretty much been hiding under a rock for five years and yet here
      we are, hanging out together at the store. You can get caught up with
      his work at http://www.cinemassacre.com/ where you'll find a plethora
      of hilarious videogame and movie reviews.

      James will be on hand from 3-8pm on Saturday, December 4th to sign
      autographs and compete with attendees on our fine selection of NES
      titles. At 6pm we will host a special "NES Jeopardy" game, a live game
      show where 3 smarty-pants gamers (one of whom will be James) will test
      their knowledge in a real-time replica of the popular television show.

      Mark your calendars. We'll see you there!

      When: Saturday, December 4th, 3pm to 8pm.
      Where: Digital Press Videogames: http://tinyurl.com/yscakm
      -------------------------------------
      Digital Press Videogames
      387 Piaget Ave (RT 46E)
      Clifton, NJ 07011
      973-772-1111
    • B Degnan
      ... This would be fun. bd
      Message 2 of 13 , Nov 9, 2010
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        Andy Meyer wrote:
        > FYI
        >
        > Andy
        >
        > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
        > From: [Digital Press] Mailing List <noreply@...>
        > Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM
        > Subject: Angry Video Game Nerd @ Digital Press, December 4, 2010
        > To: noreply@...
        >
        >
        > It has been over 2 years since James "The Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe
        > has made a scheduled visit to the Digital Press store in Clifton, NJ
        > but a new date is set and we're ready for a full day of anger, gaming,
        > and nerdy-ness at the store! You are invited.
        >
        > Photos from June 2008 event:
        > http://www.digitpress.com/images/store/index_35.htm
        > <snip>
        >
        This would be fun.
        bd
      • mattmik
        Awesome! Thanks for the forward. I ll definitely be there.
        Message 3 of 13 , Nov 9, 2010
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          Awesome! Thanks for the forward. I'll definitely be there.

          --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Andy Meyer <ysgdhio@...> wrote:
          >
          > FYI
          >
          > Andy
        • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
          ... Digital Press is an imprint of publisher Butterworth-Heinemann, Ltd. I worte a book published by Digital Press. This, of course, hasn t anything to do
          Message 4 of 13 , Nov 10, 2010
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            Andy Meyer <ysgdhio@...> writes:

            >FYI
            >
            >Andy
            >
            >---------- Forwarded message ----------
            >From: [Digital Press] Mailing List <noreply@...>
            >Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM
            >Subject: Angry Video Game Nerd @ Digital Press, December 4, 2010
            >To: noreply@...

            Digital Press is an imprint of publisher Butterworth-Heinemann, Ltd.
            I worte a book published by Digital Press. This, of course, hasn't
            anything to do with this video arcade.
          • Evan Koblentz
            ... Correct. Whole different Digital Press. The one we re talking about is just a video game biz founded by a Jersey guy: http://www.digitpress.com/staff.htm
            Message 5 of 13 , Nov 10, 2010
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              > Digital Press is an imprint of publisher Butterworth-Heinemann, Ltd. I worte a book published by Digital Press. This, of course, hasn't anything to do with this video arcade.

              Correct. Whole different Digital Press. The one we're talking about is
              just a video game biz founded by a Jersey guy:
              http://www.digitpress.com/staff.htm
            • ysgdhio
              Did anyone go to this? How was it? Thanks, Andy
              Message 6 of 13 , Dec 4, 2010
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                Did anyone go to this?
                How was it?

                Thanks,
                Andy
              • mattmik
                I went! It was pretty cool. Very disorganized, though. I don t think Digital Press expected so many people to show up. I overheard one of the employees talking
                Message 7 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                  I went! It was pretty cool. Very disorganized, though. I don't think Digital Press expected so many people to show up. I overheard one of the employees talking to his boss, and they both seemed shocked. I showed up around 2:50 and the Nerd was set to start signing at 3:00. The line was already one block long. At around 5:00, I finally got inside from the freezing cold, only to wait on another line. Finally, I got a picture and a signature from The Nerd and Mike Matei, who both seemed like pretty cool people. Ya gotta give them a ton of credit for having so much patience. When I left the store after getting the signature, the line of people waiting to get inside was four blocks long!

                  The store definitely seemed awesome, though. They had a ton of vintage games and computer software, including a whole section for the C64 and VIC-20. Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore 64 - ridiculous!

                  --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "ysgdhio" <ysgdhio@...> wrote:
                  > Did anyone go to this?
                  > How was it?
                • Bill Degnan
                  ... games and computer software, including a whole section for the C64 and VIC-20. Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore 64 -
                  Message 8 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                    >
                    > The store definitely seemed awesome, though. They had a ton of vintage
                    games and computer software, including a whole section for the C64 and
                    VIC-20. Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore
                    64 - ridiculous!
                    >

                    I don't agree. Charge a price people are willing to pay. In a shop with
                    hundreds of customers ? You could find someone willing to pay$ 100. Also
                    a working c64 is not so easy to find. Does MARCH have more than 1 ?

                    Bill
                  • Justin Jernigan
                    I second that, $60 for a tested/working 64 isn t a bad price purchased from a retail environment. Not working they still fetch $20 on the chance the SID is
                    Message 9 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                      I second that, $60 for a tested/working 64 isn't a bad price purchased from a retail environment.  Not working they still fetch $20 on the chance the SID is working.  That isn't to say I would pay that price, but I am in the hobby.  If I were getting back into the hobby, or starting the hobby, I would likely perceive that as fair.

                      Sent from my iPhone

                      On Dec 5, 2010, at 9:03 AM, "Bill Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:

                       


                      >
                      > The store definitely seemed awesome, though. They had a ton of vintage
                      games and computer software, including a whole section for the C64 and
                      VIC-20. Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore
                      64 - ridiculous!
                      >

                      I don't agree. Charge a price people are willing to pay. In a shop with
                      hundreds of customers ? You could find someone willing to pay$ 100. Also
                      a working c64 is not so easy to find. Does MARCH have more than 1 ?

                      Bill

                    • Evan Koblentz
                      ... I never heard of AVGN before last month. What has this guy done that makes his autograph so desirable? ... I agree with Bill + Justin. Sorry to gang up on
                      Message 10 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                        >>> When I left the store after getting the signature, the line of people waiting to get inside was four blocks long!

                        I never heard of AVGN before last month. What has this guy done that makes his autograph so desirable?

                        >>> Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore 64 - ridiculous!

                        I agree with Bill + Justin. Sorry to gang up on you :) but your perspective is a tad spoiled by your "insider" status (as a hobbyist and due to your involvement in a club and museum) -- most people aren't that fortunate. Also consider the cost + time commitment of running a specialty retail store in northern NJ.

                        That being said, $60 for a known-working system (presumably boxed + cleaned) is fair to the store's customers (who for that product are likely to be the standard customers' parents -- and whom in the Clifton vicinity have plenty of money.)

                        Bill: yes, we have more than one in working condition. Jeff B., do you know how many?
                      • Gene Buckle
                        ... I call shennanigans. You can t swing a dead cat on eBay without hitting a pile of 64 s. A nice mix of breadbox & 64Cs, often times with books, disks and
                        Message 11 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                          On Sun, 5 Dec 2010, Bill Degnan wrote:

                          >
                          > I don't agree. Charge a price people are willing to pay. In a shop with
                          > hundreds of customers ? You could find someone willing to pay$ 100. Also
                          > a working c64 is not so easy to find. Does MARCH have more than 1 ?
                          >
                          I call shennanigans. You can't swing a dead cat on eBay without hitting a
                          pile of 64's. A nice mix of breadbox & 64Cs, often times with books,
                          disks and a drive for under $60. A 128 will fetch $60+ and the SX-64 is
                          normal to see in the $100+ range.

                          Craigslist can be a good source too.

                          If $60 is the _local_ going price for a machine with no drives, then
                          you've got a customer base not so familiar with this "internet" thingy. :)

                          (now by all means, if you can get $60 for a stand-alone breadbin, by all
                          means take it! :) )

                          g.


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                        • Jeffrey Brace
                          Evan: At last count we have three or four in working condition. And four or so not working. To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com From: evan@snarc.net Date:
                          Message 12 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                            Evan: At last count we have three or four in working condition. And four or so not working.


                            To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                            From: evan@...
                            Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:26:14 +0000
                            Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: OT: Angry Video Game Nerd in Clifton, NJ on December 4, 2010

                             
                            >>> When I left the store after getting the signature, the line of people waiting to get inside was four blocks long!

                            I never heard of AVGN before last month. What has this guy done that makes his autograph so desirable?

                            >>> Slightly overpriced, though. They were charging $60 for a Commodore 64 - ridiculous!

                            I agree with Bill + Justin. Sorry to gang up on you :) but your perspective is a tad spoiled by your "insider" status (as a hobbyist and due to your involvement in a club and museum) -- most people aren't that fortunate. Also consider the cost + time commitment of running a specialty retail store in northern NJ.

                            That being said, $60 for a known-working system (presumably boxed + cleaned) is fair to the store's customers (who for that product are likely to be the standard customers' parents -- and whom in the Clifton vicinity have plenty of money.)

                            Bill: yes, we have more than one in working condition. Jeff B., do you know how many?

                          • Bill Loguidice
                            I disagree. No shipping, seeing it in person (i.e., you know EXACTLY what you re getting), and a working guarantee for $60 is reasonable. Not the best deal
                            Message 13 of 13 , Dec 5, 2010
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                              I disagree. No shipping, seeing it in person (i.e., you know EXACTLY what you’re getting), and a working guarantee for $60 is reasonable. Not the best deal ever, but reasonable. Certainly the Digital Press store has/has had better deals than that (in fact, in some cases better than the going rate on eBay), but as a collector I’d have no issue in paying that if I needed one.

                               

                               

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                              From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Gene Buckle
                              Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:54 AM
                              To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] Re: OT: Angry Video Game Nerd in Clifton, NJ on December 4, 2010

                               

                               

                              On Sun, 5 Dec 2010, Bill Degnan wrote:

                              >
                              > I don't agree. Charge a price people are willing to pay. In a shop with
                              > hundreds of customers ? You could find someone willing to pay$ 100. Also
                              > a working c64 is not so easy to find. Does MARCH have more than 1 ?
                              >
                              I call shennanigans. You can't swing a dead cat on eBay without hitting a
                              pile of 64's. A nice mix of breadbox & 64Cs, often times with books,
                              disks and a drive for under $60. A 128 will fetch $60+ and the SX-64 is
                              normal to see in the $100+ range.

                              Craigslist can be a good source too.

                              If $60 is the _local_ going price for a machine with no drives, then
                              you've got a customer base not so familiar with this "internet" thingy. :)

                              (now by all means, if you can get $60 for a stand-alone breadbin, by all
                              means take it! :) )

                              g.

                              --
                              Proud owner of F-15C 80-0007
                              http://www.f15sim.com - The only one of its kind.
                              http://www.simpits.org/geneb - The Me-109F/X Project

                              ScarletDME - The red hot Data Management Environment
                              A Multi-Value database for the masses, not the classes.
                              http://www.scarletdme.org - Get it _today_!

                              Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
                              minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
                              holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
                              by the clean end.

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