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Atari I/O Retro Junk Box 10 - It's all about the junk


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#1 RickR

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:06 AM

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Retro Junk Box 10 will be starting mid-September, hosted by me -- Junk Master RickR.. Sign up today if you are interested and meet the requirements below.  Let me know if you have any questions!

 

FYI - the shipping cost for a USPS Large Flat Rate box is right around $17 if you buy postage on-line via Paypal Shipnow.

 

We MUST keep this awesome tradition going.  Thanks.

 

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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 nosweargamer

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

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#3 Justin

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Thank you for hosting the next Junk Box, Junk Master RickR!!  ^_^

 

We MUST keep this awesome tradition going. 

 

Absolutely!


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#4 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:19 PM

What?  You're not joining the Junk Box?!

 

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#5 Starbuck66

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

Man, now I have the Sanford and Son song stuck in my head!

I'm moving, and my wife said no more stuff until after the move, but what the hell... I'm in!

I do have a vacation mid-September so I'd like to plan around that if possible.

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#6 Atari Creep

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:35 PM

Oh, so tempting!!! Can I mull on it this week and let ya know in a few days or so? Let me see whats doing in my collection. 


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#7 pizzabear

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

Ha, glad y'all are continuing with this tradition. I've watched NSG open it on his channel a number of times, and it definitely seems like a fun idea. Keep on truckin'.



#8 chas10e

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

Man, now I have the Sanford and Son song stuck in my head!

I'm moving, and my wife said no more stuff until after the move, but what the hell... I'm in!

I do have a vacation mid-September so I'd like to plan around that if possible.

full version if this helps :P

 

 

would be a great version to loop while unpacking, packing & re-packing a few times

Oh, so tempting!!! Can I mull on it this week and let ya know in a few days or so? Let me see whats doing in my collection. 

if I mulled it over I'd be in I guess , took a break from the past couple of RJB's 

 

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#9 RickR

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

Oh, so tempting!!! Can I mull on it this week and let ya know in a few days or so? Let me see whats doing in my collection. 

Of course.  I hope you will join.  You are always welcome. 



#10 RickR

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:32 PM

if I mulled it over I'd be in I guess , took a break from the past couple of RJB's 

 

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I'll pencil you in.  But you are free to change your mind of course.  Like Atari Creep, you are always welcome.



#11 AtariBrian

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:34 AM

I'm in "you Big Dummy"!


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#12 RickR

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:58 AM

Here is the list so far, in the order of joining (we will adjust the mailing order later)

  1. nosweargamer (TN)
  2. Ballblazer (MD)
  3. Starbuck66 (MI) - vacation mid-Sept.
  4. chas10e (ME)
  5. AtariBrian (NY)

On the fence:

  1. Atari Creep

If anyone has any questions about doing this, please contact me.  It's a lot of fun if you have an adventurous and generous spirit. 

 


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#13 MalakZero

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Did someone say junk? 

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#14 RickR

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:01 PM

Did someone say junk? 

That's hilarious! 

Does this mean you are in?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:57 PM

Im in
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

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#17 RickR

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

Wow, this is filling out quite nicely.  I think I may move the start date up to first week of September.

 

Updated list:

  1. nosweargamer (TN)
  2. Ballblazer (MD)
  3. Starbuck66 (MI) - vacation mid-Sept.
  4. chas10e (ME)
  5. AtariBrian (NY)
  6. MalakZero (CA) - I think -- need to confirm.
  7. jmjustin6 (GA)
  8. Willie! (NC)

On the fence:

  1. Atari Creep

This is exactly how we keep the spirit of Atari.io alive, well, and kicking.  Thanks everyone!


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#18 MalakZero

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:06 PM

That's hilarious! 

Does this mean you are in?

You know it!


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#19 RickR

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:50 PM

** UPDATE **

I've started decorating the box. 

 

That is all. 


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#20 correagonzalez

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:21 AM

I will be joining the junk box, as always, sorry Rick I didn't check my Facebook messenger sooner, just letting you know that I will be gone to PR from Sept 2-6 for Labor Day weekend, thanks.




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