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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Happy 30th Birthday Atari 2600!

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  • B. Degnan
    ... There are three types 1. The original with 6 switches on the front 2. The 2nd version with 4 switches on the front 3. The 3rd version 2600 JR or
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 6, 2007
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      >So what is a working 2600 worth these days?

      There are three types

      1. The original with 6 switches on the front
      2. The 2nd version with 4 switches on the front
      3. The 3rd version "2600 JR" or something like that.

      My opinion....

      Only the 1st is rare, if boxed and complete with bits and pieces. There
      was also a Sears equivalent.

      A new/near mint, boxed 2600 with original everything is worth $150+

      From there you go down to $20 for a working, non-boxed, fair condition
      unit with no carts. A working 1st gen, even in bad condition is worth a
      little bit more that the 2nd gen, all else being equal. The box makes a
      big difference. I don't know how rare the JR's are, but you don't see them
      too often.

      Overall the 2600's are not rare and it's better to sell these in pieces
      (sell the unit by itself, the carts by themselves) unless you have a boxed
      complete system with the original Combat cart.

      There are carts that are worth more than the systems. A NOS Atari paddle
      is worth more than a fair cond. working system.

      .

      Bill
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