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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:53 PM

Alright guys. I'm officially starting the Atari.io Retro Junk Box!

What it is: Someone (me this time) 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 here) and above, 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)

 

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. 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 I can begin to order the list. DO NOT POST YOUR FULL ADDRESS HERE :)

Also, if you want to be the first to get the box, let me know. Normally hints aren't given, but for the first person the box has been filled and includes some Nintendo stuff, Atari stuff and one nice, larger Sega item.


Edited by nosweargamer, 09 September 2015 - 11:26 AM.

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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:36 PM

You know I'm in.   I'm in Texas, so its pretty quick shipping from Florida, but I don't care where along the list I am.

 

The only clue I will give for one of my items is that Mrs. Rowsdower has agreed to make something special for the occasion. :)


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#3 RickR

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:36 PM

I would love to participate!!! Oregon, USA. Thank you for doing this.
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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:59 PM

I'll be in once I qualify.  :(



#5 nosweargamer

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:20 PM

I'll be in once I qualify.  :(

 

Keep posting! I'm pretty sure you are not too far away from earning orange status!

This would be a great time to replay to some old threads or even start some new ones!


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#6 nosweargamer

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:45 PM

If anyone else is hovering around 100 posts, but hasn't gained orange status, keep posting in the forums!!!!

You are very close!

 

FYI - I weighed the box and it is starting at 8 lbs 11 oz of retro goodness!

 

If you are interested in what a retro junk box is, you can check out these two videos of the last one I did.

The first video shows what I took out and the second shows you what I put in and what I left behind.


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#7 leolinden

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:01 PM

So it's $17 about to send it out? I might be able to do that... I'll talk to my parents about it. I have some cool retro stuff that I've picked up and have some things that might be interesting.


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#8 Arenafoot

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:54 AM

if only I had extra stuff to put in it - I already traded my only dup I had to Mr. Row  :angry2:


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.


#9 StormSurge

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 09:28 AM

Keep posting! I'm pretty sure you are not too far away from earning orange status!

This would be a great time to replay to some old threads or even start some new ones!

 

I'm getting there! I don't want to spam posts just to get my count up though.  B)



#10 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

Remember guys, you don't have to have enough to fill the box, just enough to replace what you take out!   


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#11 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

I'm getting there! I don't want to spam posts just to get my count up though.  B)

 

No problem. You, so you could probably just reply to some threads you haven't yet. Just curious, what state are you in?


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#12 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:25 AM

Rows brought up a good point to me. I've decided to also allow successful atari.io traders who may not yet have hit orange level, since that is more or less what we are doing here. 


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#13 StormSurge

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:59 AM

No problem. You, so you could probably just reply to some threads you haven't yet. Just curious, what state are you in?

 

I'm in Connecticut & work within walking distance of a post office. The box won't stick around long with me.


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:18 PM

I don't think I'll be able to join in, sorry. My financial situation being the way it is, I literally cannot replace anything into the box, and getting something shipped out within three days would be next to impossible for me. :(

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#15 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:50 PM

I'm in Connecticut & work within walking distance of a post office. The box won't stick around long with me.

 

Alright, well I will just put you on the list assuming you will make orange any day now.

That, or I will keep asking questions to get your post count up!

Does that work for you? ;)


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#16 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:52 PM

I don't think I'll be able to join in, sorry. My financial situation being the way it is, I literally cannot replace anything into the box, and getting something shipped out within three days would be next to impossible for me. :(

No Worries! Maybe Next Time!


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#17 LeeJ07

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 10:55 PM

I don't know if I'll ever be able to participate, sadly, even next time.
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#18 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:01 PM

I don't know if I'll ever be able to participate, sadly, even next time.

 You never know! Things could turn around! :thumb:


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#19 RickR

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:06 PM

Yeah, never say never, Lee. 


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:13 AM

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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.





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