I might be interested if/when you're looking to sell.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:04am

Not sure if you're looking to rehome locally though. I've been toying with the idea of picking up an Atari 800 for a bit now. A 400 would also work for what I'm looking to do (some basic programming and playing games). I was leaning towards the 800 mostly just for the fact it has a proper keyboard instead of the weird flat membrane keyboard the 400 has.

  • That's way more than I ever got around to putting up... - Puckdropper, Tue May 31 2022 4:17am
    :-) I've got an Atari 400 that I've never done anything with. Got it at a Thrift Store just before we were to move and never did anything more than turn it on. I should test it and rehome it.
    • I might be interested if/when you're looking to sell.- Erik_, Wed Jun 01 2022 1:04am
      • I don't mind shipping it. It'll fit in one of these boxes - Puckdropper, Sun Jun 05 2022 3:20am
        around here. I'll have to take a look and see all that's there and figure out what the going rate is. Last I knew, it was the computer, some games (like 4), disk drive, and cassette player and cables to hook them up.
        • Awesome! Thanks! How heavy is everything? - Erik_, Mon Jun 13 2022 12:49pm
          I think the motherboard on those are encased in metal like the 2600s were. Does it weigh a ton? I wonder if shipping might be something crazy high?
          • It's kinda heavy... - Puckdropper, Mon Jun 20 2022 12:57am
            If it's too heavy, I'll put as much that fits into a Priority Mail flat rate box. I think it'll fit. Pirate Ship gives me access to commercial rates, so I can ship it UPS for quite a bit less than retail. (It's free, unlike
            • regardless of weight. "If it fits. it ships".
              • Or "how to get people to pay more for the same thing" - Puckdropper, Sun Jun 26 2022 12:00am
                If you can, use a free Priority non-flat rate box and the rate will often be cheaper. It's just for dense things that flat rate makes sense. I think a large flat rate box runs about $18 to ship, I shipped some buildings last week in a larger box for only $11.
                • when selling on stuff like eBay too. If I know it will fit in this size flat rate box, I know the shipping will be exactly this price. I know in the past, I didn't have things packaged and weighed before I put them on eBay. I didn't bother doing that until the item actually sold. That said, I've... more
                  • Yep, it's the trade off. Easy != Cheap - Puckdropper, Sat Jul 02 2022 5:01am
                    I usually weigh first, up the weight on eBay by at least one class (first class is up to 4 oz, then 8, 12, and 16) just in case things run a little heavier once packaged. But I'm not selling casually just slowly...
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