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Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:10:45 AM »
This is quite the story...


According to Redditor L064N, he was shopping at a thrift store in Oceanside, California last week when he came across a very strange Atari console. Some quick Googling told him it was a rare prototype for the Atari 2700, an un-produced wireless follow-up to the 2600. He bought it for $30.

And then he sold it on eBay for $3,000.

Planned for release in 1981, the Atari 2700 was a new iteration of the popular early video game console. Compatible with all Atari 2600 games and accessories, the core difference between the 2700 and its predecessor was a pair of wireless controllers that combined a joystick with a paddle.

Read the full story here:  Kotaku

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 04:13:28 AM »
That is crazy! I think I should start shopping at thrift stores.

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 04:15:59 AM »
It sure is.  Some people are saying he should donate the money he got from the sale because the store didn't know what they had and it is charity store. 

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 04:23:29 AM »
That would be the nice thing to do. You would think they'd do a little research at the thrift store before selling stuff.

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:04:36 AM »
Seems the specific charity he got this from doesn't really do that. 

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 21:05:41 PM »
Who cares what people say, god sake he had a windfall and that's his luck..

The charity store got $30 and they will be happy.
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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 00:19:37 AM »
Evidently the people posting comments in the original article.  As far as I'm concerned, he found this and sold it fair and square.  He doesn't owe anyone anything.

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Re: Super Rare Atari 2700 Found At California Thrift Store
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 12:04:37 PM »
I agree mate, to many people think they have a right to make comments like that.
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