The First Used Video Games

This ad appearing in the November 1983 issue of Electronic Games magazine represents one of the early forays into the used cartridge business. At the time, I would have been excited to get 15 cartridges for $79.95 but unenthusiastic that they got to choose them. Although it doesn’t say it specifically, I’m guess that the Christmas Special was for Atari 2600 cartridges. I wonder how many used cartridges that you’d have to buy in order for that $30 membership entitling you to a 10% discount to really pay off?

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  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Yeah, mail-ordering used carts would’ve been neat, if not for the absence of an entry in the form for which console you have.

    Imagine getting an arrangement of Colecovision and 5200 carts when all you have is a VCS.

    Any Adam carts I woulda sent to Justin.

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