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Atari I/O Retro Junk Box 2!


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 03:02 PM

It looks like we are going to do one more junk box before the holidays!

 

What it is: Someone (this time Rowsdower) fills a large USPS Priority Mail Flate Rate Box full of retro related items and sends it to another member. They take out what they want, fill it back up and send it to the next person. It keeps going until it returns to the original sender.

 

History: The first Retro Junk Box started as a collaboration between The Retro League and Cartoon Retrocast podcasts. It has also been done by The Retroist and The Retro Junkies Network.

 

Who can participate: This is open to members in good standing who have reached Orange Status* (or successful traders with at least 50 posts here), live in the US and have been active in the forums or chats during the last month. (See your avatar to see the fruits you have earned).

* Orange Status is mysteriously rewarded between 100 & 150 posts. 

 

What is required: Participants must send the box out within 3 days of getting it, pay for the postage to send it out ($17.90 in store or $15.80 online) and must post a photo or video of what they took out. (leave the rest as a mystery!)

 

Other Notes: Since it is free to do so with Priority Mail, I would insure the box for $50 to help pay to fill another one in the unlikely event that the USPS ever lost it. Please keep the box mostly (at least 51%) gaming related. Newer items are ok if they are retro related in some way. Please try to be fair in what you replace value wise and please no duplicate games on the same system. Please avoid putting in broken items/games if possible.  Please use packing material to fill in nooks and crannies to prevent items from getting broken. (Plastic bags work good for this)

Feel free to reuse and decorate the box!

 

If you meet the requirements and agree to the terms, please let me know by responding to the thread along with what state you are located in so we can begin to order the list. DO NOT POST YOUR FULL ADDRESS HERE  :)

Also, if you need to be on a certain spot on the list, because you won't be available later, let us know (for instance, if you are going on a trip or work assignment).


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#2 StormSurge

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 03:13 PM

Sign me up!

No preference to order on the list.


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#3 Rowsdower70

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:27 PM

This sounds fun!  I think I'll jump in.   ;)

I've got some goodies lined up, so y'all sign up!

My goal is to have it out by Monday or Tuesday of next week.  That should give folks plenty of time to get signed up.


Edited by Rowsdower70, 14 October 2015 - 04:28 PM.

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#4 AlamoAtari

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:34 PM

I need to get more experience i.e. Posts. I really like this idea, maybe by the time it starts I will have enough. Lol.
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#5 atarilbc

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:15 PM

I really want to participate. Hopefully my "orange status" is triggered soon.

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#6 atarilbc

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:17 PM

I really want to participate. Hopefully my "orange status" is triggered soon.


Look at that... Orange status. I'm bona fide.
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#7 Justin

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 03:00 AM

I need to get more experience i.e. Posts. I really like this idea, maybe by the time it starts I will have enough. Lol.


Keep posting, you're almost there ;)
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#8 AtariBrian

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 07:02 AM

I'm in!  N.Y.


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#9 nosweargamer

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:12 AM

Look at that... Orange status. I'm bona fide.

 

What state are you in?


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#10 nosweargamer

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:07 PM

So far we got (In no particular order)

 

1) NSG - FL

2) Rowsdower - TX

3) StormSurge - CT

4) Atari Brian - NY

5) atarilbc - ?


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#11 Rowsdower70

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:40 PM

I may have to sign RickR up myself. ;)


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#12 RickR

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 07:01 PM

OK. Add me! Oregon. Thanks.
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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

Count me in, Colorado!


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 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."


#14 nosweargamer

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:52 PM

OK. Add me! Oregon. Thanks.

 

Count me in, Colorado!

 

Alright!!!

1) NSG - FL

2) Rowsdower - TX

3) StormSurge - CT

4) Atari Brian - NY

5) atarilbc - CA

6) Rick - OR

7) Greenween - CO


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#15 atarilbc

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:54 PM

What state are you in?


I'm in the great state of California.
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#16 leolinden

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

Gonna have to skip this time guys. Almost used up all of my birthday money :P

young Atari lover


#17 Rowsdower70

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:23 PM

Gonna have to skip this time guys. Almost used up all of my birthday money :P

That stinks Leo, but I'm sure there will be another one after the first of the year!


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#18 nosweargamer

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:22 PM

I need to get more experience i.e. Posts. I really like this idea, maybe by the time it starts I will have enough. Lol.

 

You know what's funny is last time StormSurge was in the same situation, but he hit orange just in time and now he has over 400 posts!

Just take a little time, search the forums for topics to comment on and make a few new threads. You'll be there soon!


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#19 LeeJ07

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 11:29 AM

I don't know if I can do this or not.
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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:53 PM

after Nov. 15 for me - Houston ArcadeExpo..............


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