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What is a fair price for a Atari 800

Discussion in 'Looking to Adopt' started by Vyper68, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. by Vyper68
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    So I am looking for a guide to how much I should pay for a decent condition Atari 800 computer? I want to add one to my Atari collection.
     
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  2. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    I've seen them go for up to 300 quid...Can't say I personally would pay that..
     
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  3. by Andy Barr
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    Rich, Paul's correct in saying they usually sail over the £250 mark (that's even for one without a box and PSU, ie. just the basic unit with sometimes the odd cracked bit of casing or even a key/space bar missing!)
    Again, as Paul points out £300+ would get you a good one with some gear with it and maybe a box.
    Maybe we should set an Atari Owner challenge to try and target one over the hols - or New Year - which might set Richie up for making a winning bid in the... sub-£250 range.
    CAN IT BE DONE?
    Let's see what we can do...
    They are, arguably, THE RETRO machine of choice for many an Atarian.

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    ABOVE: The old "battle tank" takes some beating in the sheer retro class appearance stakes - a gorgeous keyboard to die for and that futuristic feel with the four joystick ports, 'muddy' yellow console keys and god, it's oozing modding expandability - just ask Matt!
     
  4. by Vyper68
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    I know Beamer is selling one on eBay for £300 so was trying to see if it was a fair price. Might miss out on that one but the next one perhaps.
     
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  5. by Andy Barr
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    It looks pretty good with a stack of software and goodies with it.

    I'd be tempted to contact Beamer, tell him yer an old Sectorist and he sometimes gives a discount, Rich.

    He's knocked a few quid off for me before now - it's worth a stab - maybe offer him £275?

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