$31K for a Rare Atari 2600 Game

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    RawBert

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    Imagine getting $31k for something that sucked so bad you couldn't get rid of it. If only my crappy baseball card collection were the same.
     
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    Sleazy E

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    I still have all 40+ of my Atari 2600 games in storage. Unfortunately Air Raid isn't one of them...
     
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    There are some rich nerds out there! Too bad I'm just a nerd.
     
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    CorvusCamenarum

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    Wasn't there an 8-bit NES game that went for over $40k not too long ago?

    I suppose it's worth a good bit to a collector. I have an emulated copy with Stella.
     
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    Dagless

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    All NES games were 8-bit. It is a bit daft that it's so valuable... hell I've got super ultra mega rare Amiga games that have approximately not changed in value at all.
     
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    Quad SLi 295

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    Unless someone suddenly discovers a huge stash of Air Raid games, then its value is only going to increase. That's the nature of collectibles. Of course something is only worth what someone is willing to pay, and obviously someone was willing to hand over a modest years wage for an old atari game.

    Jordan
     
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    hahah i have a copy of that game where do i sell it at im number 14 in the world sweet who watns to buy it
     
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    glocke12

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    holy hell...i never had an Atari, but I remember playing Air Raid at my cousins as a kid....

    looks like the store it was bought from is still around, online anyway:

    http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/index.jsp
     
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    Mousse

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    Same kind of people over pay for a Rothko painting. I don't know much about art, but I gotta say, I've seen 5 year olds do similar work. To the untrained eye, like myself, I wouldn't be able to spot the difference.:p
     

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