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July 30, 2011, 05:12:36 AM
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I have a Magnavox Odyssey game system... testing the waters to see if anyone's interested, I haven't even taken any pictures of it yet.  This is what it looks like though (taken from the internet):



What makes this system so special is that it is the very FIRST home video game console ever made.  Ever.  Before Atari and Commodore and all those other systems.  It is highly sought-after by collectors, and will only become more so as it ages.

Even though I have no pictures yet, I do have a video of it ponging.  This is the actual system...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fADdpN_5Ucw&feature=player_embedded

It includes both controllers, the game cable and video switchbox (converts to standard coax), the console itself, games 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10, Percepts cards, Light Rifle/gun, most or all of the original accessories and overlays, the power adapter, and the original box and foam.  It's a bit dirty, but in excellent shape.  The contacts on the controllers need cleaning - one of them is especially twitchy moving the "paddle" around.  You can clean the contacts with a simple 50/50 solution of water and rubbing alcohol.

This is a 1972 run 1, serial 7371657.  I had some trouble getting it working initially (it was scrolling vertically), but it turns out the whole problem was just the vertical frequency variable resistor needed to be adjusted.  It is now working perfectly.

Some have gone for as little as $128 on eBay, but they have been refurbs or later runs, and have not included as much in the way of accessories/games/etc.  The light rifle alone is worth a pretty penny!

Hoping for $300 in BTC or USD, but you can send me your best offer too.
Listed it on eBay!  Will accept payment in bitcoins or USD (or both).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150644985894&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_25620wt_1364
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July 30, 2011, 05:20:35 AM
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Immediate bump for having the box and foam.  I checked online and even with something as recent as N64 games, the box alone can add significant value.

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August 01, 2011, 02:12:02 PM
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Awesome... I remember when my Dad bought one for me as a kid when they came out. 

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August 01, 2011, 02:49:04 PM
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That's a really OLD system.

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August 01, 2011, 02:51:52 PM
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ohh the memories

make it rain haha
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August 01, 2011, 04:43:42 PM
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Damn, that's some vintage stuff right there.  $300 is low IMHO.

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August 01, 2011, 07:44:10 PM
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OLDSCHOOL!

How many megahashes can it do?  -jk

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August 01, 2011, 09:24:54 PM
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Megahashes?  Depends on if you can figure out a way to use the markers as a makeshift abacus.  Wink

Mousepotato, I feel the same way, but I really need the money to pay for extra expenses I've had come up recently, like a new alternator for my wife's car.

Still need to take pictures, I've been working lots of extra hours recently, so I've been down on time.
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August 08, 2011, 06:09:54 AM
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Ok, finally took some proper pictures!  Gallery link is below.  I'd post them here, but there's a lot of them...
http://imgur.com/a/iONO5#7uaqu

Also, price is no longer 22.22 BTC!  It'd be more like 38 BTC at today's prices...  I am listing it on eBay tomorrow, and will accept bitcoins for payment.  Starting price will be $200 + S/H, so maybe you can save some money by not buying it for $300 shipped?  Maybe it'll go higher than $275?  Not sure... the last console sold went for $215, but it didn't have the rifle or several of the games that I have.
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August 08, 2011, 06:19:56 AM
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God I want this item! So I can throw it away a second time.....

Oh wait .. how many MH does it get again?
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August 08, 2011, 06:29:30 AM
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God I want this item! So I can throw it away a second time.....

Oh wait .. how many MH does it get again?
Throw it away?   Huh

I'm guessing... 1 MH/never.  Tongue
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August 10, 2011, 05:54:48 AM
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As promised, I listed it on eBay.  Starting bid is $199.99, which someone nabbed up within 18 minutes of auction start.  Tongue  I will accept payment in bitcoins, or USD, or both, however you'd like to do it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150644985894&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_25620wt_1364
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