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Offline Fred

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Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« on: July 06, 2018, 09:48:23 PM »
Just wanted to share this here.
I know this guy, fallowed his story 10 years ago, he found it in a barn in France NEW inside the original Atari Box
Talk to him a few times and told me and other how he found it.
I thought he will never sell it. I since lost contact with him.
But this pop up today on Ebay
Cool to see those pictures and how new it look  :roll:
A bit to expensive for me  ;)
Thought it be cool to share this....always wanted to find an old game NIB

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OLD-STOCK-1985-Atari-Gauntlet-Upright-Video-Arcade-Game-Cabinet-UpgradeKit/142856305621?hash=item2142e63bd5:g:K9YAAOSwTfFbP2wf

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 10:00:37 PM »
Wow.  Cool to see, but I can't imagine paying that.  Not for this game, not for any game.  Wonder if its location will effect the sale.

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 10:45:52 PM »
WoW!  Man that thing is gorgeous.  I don't know if he'll get full asking price, but I'm sure he'll get much more than most reading this would be willing to pay :P

Is that super-collector in France still active in the hobby (his name escapes me at the moment)?
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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 12:11:43 AM »
Amazing!

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 09:45:59 AM »
WoW!  Man that thing is gorgeous.  I don't know if he'll get full asking price, but I'm sure he'll get much more than most reading this would be willing to pay :P

Is that super-collector in France still active in the hobby (his name escapes me at the moment)?

His blog is down, i was trying to find the picture of his road trip when he found that Gauntlet but could not.
I heard that he opened an Arcade shop in Paris, but have not heard from him in years.

your right a bit to pricy for the game...will see....

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 11:08:36 AM »
That game needs played.... BADLY!!!!
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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 05:09:49 PM »
where's the glass?

without the factory box, it's lost 80% of it's resale value, in my opinion. saying that, who can price it? not me. :)

did this board use a battery for anything? if it did and it's not a coin cell, that board could have pending issues.

if i ever find a new in box game that's over 10 years old, i'm sure as h3ll not opening it.
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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2018, 05:18:03 PM »
without the factory box, it's lost 80% of it's resale value, in my opinion. saying that, who can price it? not me. :)

He said he has the box though I didn't see it in the pics with a quick cursory look.  If it were me I would have made that the very first pic as seeing that original 7'x 3' box is the money pic IMO.  Otherwise it's basically the finest known HUO example on the planet (which is nothing to sneeze at), but that's different from "NOS". 

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 05:27:31 PM »
...Otherwise it's basically the finest known HUO example on the planet (which is nothing to sneeze at), but that's different from "NOS". 

Ha!

knowing our small world of collectors, i'm sure it's not even top 10 in condition. in the eBay ad it does mention several small areas with damage. :)

does anyone else see this issue in the picture? :)
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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
where's the glass?

without the factory box, it's lost 80% of it's resale value, in my opinion. saying that, who can price it? not me. :)

did this board use a battery for anything? if it did and it's not a coin cell, that board could have pending issues.

if i ever find a new in box game that's over 10 years old, i'm sure as h3ll not opening it.

Gauntlet did NOT come with a glass
It was sold later on by operator to protect the monitor
Gauntlet was sole with no glass to avoid glare on it for the players playing on the sides  ;)

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 01:54:45 PM »
weird selling point. :) thanks for clarifying that one.
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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 02:11:43 PM »
weird selling point. :) thanks for clarifying that one.


the creator explain it here fast forward to the 35minutes
He explains why and as well why a 19" vs 25"

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Re: Gauntlet New in BOX !!!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 03:18:59 PM »
Very nice to see a game in this condition.

It also makes point out that a lot of game cabinets that are spoken of as being an "8" or "9" out of "10", are really probably a "5" or "6" out of "10".
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