Pep Boys sold video games?
Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:34 PM
- RickR, Arenafoot, Atari Creep and 1 other like this
Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:29 AM
My copy of Popeye came from a truck stop in Springfield, MO. Mom and I had spent all day looking for 5200 games. Never found any until the trip home when she stopped to fill up the car. They had half a shelf full of unsold 2600/5200 games. Their price tags were over price tags from stores we stopped at earlier. My $5 game cost $15 as removing the price tags later revealed. What? I was curious.
Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:07 AM
I can remember 2600 games at least being sold in many places in the early 80s. I can remember getting a few games from TG&Y, OTASCO and I think even some drugstores had them from time to time. I do know that a May's drug store in the mid 80s suddenly had NOS 2600 games (Some I'd never heard of) for sale for only like $5 each. I know that is where I picked up SQ:Fireworld and Starmaster as an example.
In the late 80s during the revival of the 2600 and the 7800 was in full swing, most of the games I got then came from TRU and Service Merchandise. Both used a similar system of having you grab a tag from the shelf and taking it to the cashier. Then after paying, you would wait at a service counter for them to bring the game to you.
I know many others mention seeing Atari games at places like Kay Bee but I honestly don't recall much Atari being sold at my area stores. Although I do remember seeing a NIB Jaguar for sale in the mid 90s once and I remember it was pretty expensive. I also remember when I first saw the Jag. It was at a Sears that had a display setup around Christmas one year, and all I can remember was that they had the JagCD VLM running on a TV but I was never able to figure out what produced it at the time. I also remember Saturn and Genesis commercials, but don't recall any Atari Jaguar commercials.
Then again, during the time the Jag was new, I was fully vested into PC Gaming only and rarely paid any attention to any of the consoles much less their commercials.
See what I'm up to over at the Ivory Tower Collections: http://www.youtube.c...owercollections
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users