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Atari I/O Retro Junk Box 9: Junk Box 9 From Outer Space


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#1 Rowsdower70

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:02 AM

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Retro Junk Box 9 will be starting soon!

Sign up today if you are interested and meet the requirements below.

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Here's how the Retro Junk Box works

What It Is: Someone 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), have been a registered Atari I/O member for at least 90 days, 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 ($18.85) and must post a photo or video of what they took out. (leave the rest as a mystery!)

Items Taken Out MUST Be Replaced With Items Of Equal Or Greater Value: The Retro Junk Box celebrates the generous and friendly spirit of the forums! Those who participate will be expected to contribute to the spirit of the Retro Junk Box, and must replenish the box with items of an equal or greater value than what they chose to take out.

Those who abuse the generosity of other participants will be denied the opportunity of participating again. Egregious violations will result in the offending member losing prize and event participation privileges, or worse, being removed from the site.

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 Starbuck66

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

I am interested, I'm located in Michigan.


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#3 The Professor

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:39 PM

Great to see this get started on Atari Day!


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#4 Rowsdower70

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

Great to see this get started on Atari Day!

Oh yeah, I uh....meant to do that. ;)


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#5 nosweargamer

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

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#6 Rowsdower70

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

Spoiler alert!   Mrs. Rowsdower has graciously decided to donate one of her crafted goods!   


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#7 jmjustin6

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Im in. GA
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#8 jmjustin6

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Great to see this get started on Atari Day!


Perhaps you could join us this time around?
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#9 Arenafoot

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

I was actually going to get in on this one, but just found out yesterday my store is closing for good on May 13th and I'll be out of a job. And I found some good stuff on clearance at my Wal-Mart too to put in the box  :(


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#10 RickR

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

Sorry to hear about your job.  Best of luck to you in finding something new and better.  :nintendo_mario_coin:


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#11 Rowsdower70

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

Perhaps you could join us this time around?

Come now, the moderators don't brush noses with us peasants. ;)


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#12 RickR

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:17 AM

Spoiler alert!   Mrs. Rowsdower has graciously decided to donate one of her crafted goods!   

 

You think she could make a pillow?  I've been working my ass off lately.  Sitting on the backs of my legs kind of hurts. 


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#13 Atari Creep

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

Hmmmmmmm?????? 

What to do?


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#14 Rowsdower70

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

Hmmmmmmm?????? 

What to do?

Sign up!


"For you - Rowsdower from the 70 - have been appointed Omnivisioner of the Game Grid."  ~ Atari Adventure Square


#15 Lost Dragon

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 04:01 PM

Sadly cannot partake, as UK based :'(

But loved Ataricreeps YT videos on last one, so hopefully you guys involved will put vids up.
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#16 Rowsdower70

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:15 PM

Well only a couple of sign ups so far.  I'll leave this up for another week before packing it up to ship.


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#17 correagonzalez

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:44 AM

I'll join the group also, had a good experience with the past junk box, I'm in!
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#18 Rowsdower70

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:27 PM

Great!

So far we have:

Justin - GA
Starbuck - MI
AtariBrian - NY
NSG - TN
CorreaGonzalez - NY
Kid A - CA
RickR - OR
Me - TX

Still plenty of time to sign up. 


Edited by Rowsdower70, 08 May 2017 - 11:14 AM.

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#19 nosweargamer

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

Can I be put somewhere in the middle? I want some time to try to get a few more potential items for the box!


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

Add me near the end please. I don't have time now, but I should by then.
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