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#1 dauber


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:25 PM

I was doing some research for an upcoming...well, project...(more info soon!)...and I found out about this store called Minnesota Fats and an ad it ran in the Chicago Tribune that, long story short, helped Atari's lawyers out immensely. Found out that as a Trib subscriber I actually have access to digitized versions of back issues (for now)!


I though this was a cool find. This isn't the ad I was talking about (I did find that, too, btw), but it's still cool to see...and apparently one of their locations was not too far from where I live now! The ad I was looking for was for exactly one year later, and this same picture appeared, and the price was exactly the same too.



Edited by dauber, 08 December 2016 - 04:26 PM.

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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.

#2 Atari Creep

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:11 PM

That's cool!

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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!

#3 kamakazi20012


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 06:21 AM

What's really "weird" is that a 360 now costs about $149.  I guess some things never change...except the VCS is a better console ;)

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#4 Rowsdower70


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

They boast that they carried EVERY cartridge! 

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#5 kamakazi20012


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

They boast that they carried EVERY cartridge! 

A gamer's dream come true!  :D

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#6 Keatah


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

They boast that they carried EVERY cartridge!

I clearly remember the woodfield one, while they didn't actually have EVERY cart, they did have a huge selection. They were good at stocking multiple systems. Whatever was current. Everything except the Apple II it seemed. I even got my Epson MX-80 printer there.
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