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Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week

It was 1983 and my parents were immigrants and never truly understood what a young boy wanted for Christmas.  They loved me and worked very hard but it was a very different culture.  Christmas morning I opened this present and I have never felt more excited about a present.
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Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 07:02:35 PM »
I remember those......now I feel old....... :-[

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Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 08:09:21 PM »
Nice score! Ataris and games can be worth a pretty penny.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 11:44:58 AM »
Looks just like the one my mom sold at a yard sale years ago. We only had one TV channel growing up so most weekend nights we had family Space Invader wars. Thanks for the memories!

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Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 12:47:01 PM »
Nice score! Ataris and games can be worth a pretty penny.

It's not really that way anymore. You can get an Atari Flashback console with 75 built-in games for around $50.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Atari-Flashback-4.0-Classic-Game-Console-Universal/23993446

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Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 09:50:37 AM »
And the best thing about the atari is that it was helped to be created at the Universirty of Utah with the godfather of the creator of pong.

Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 11:32:27 AM »
It's not really that way anymore. You can get an Atari Flashback console with 75 built-in games for around $50.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Atari-Flashback-4.0-Classic-Game-Console-Universal/23993446

The original systems still fetch a decent amount with gaming purists.. The casual gamer would much prefer the new flash consoles.

Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 06:55:25 AM »
The Atari games are worth about $5 a piece on Ebay and I might sell the whole lot for $75.  It will not break my heart if I don't sell it anytime soon. 
I still have fond memories of that system.

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Re: Found the best Christmas present I ever got in a locker this week
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 11:49:33 AM »
i LOVE THAT ATARI


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