Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Atari 2600 Score

or so I thought. I found an Atari 2600 console with 7 games, 2 joysticks, 2 paddles and a track ball on my local fb garage sale group. The price was $30 and I messaged the seller asking if he would take $20 He meet me halfway at $25.

seller's photo not mine

I sent my hubby out on a snowy Sunday afternoon to get my purchase. That was a mistake because as soon as he got his hands on it, he wanted to keep it. And I couldn't blame him. Pac Man, Centipede, Space Invaders who didn't like those games as a kid?

The posting stated the track ball didn't work all the time and it probably needed to be cleaned. Well, that wasn't entirely true. You could shake the controller and hear pieces moving around. I took it apart, and one piece where a gear thing sets was broken and the gear thing was just jingling around in there. I decided to list it on Ebay for parts so we will see if that will sell.

I wasn't quite disappointed about the track ball because the seller did state it did not work. What upset me was the adapter to plug it into the tv was not included. The seller told my hubby at pick up that he did not have it but my hubby bought it anyways thinking he had one in his garage. He did not. So now I don't even know if the console works but we decided to keep it anyways. Hopefully I can find one at Radio Shack or on Ebay.

1 comment:

  1. Had this console when I was a kid.I remember finding it before Christmas,opening it up and looking at it, and then carefully putting everything back in the box so my mom wouldn't find out.Loved it.