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Article #445 (635 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Don's Wacky Deal #3
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Fri Jul  5 14:07:25 1996


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                             Don's Wacky Deal #3

TO: Atari Devotees at Large
FR: Earthbound Internet Inhabitant (a.k.a. Don Thomas @ Atari)
REPLY TO: 75300.1267@compuserve.com
SUBJECT: *VERY* LIMITED OFFER (6/28/96 - 7/17/96)... AND WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
LAST REVISED: 6/28/96 3:30 PM Pacific Time

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Thanks to everyone participating in my offers. A special thanks to all the
international orders from around the world. I know some of you are still
waiting and I really appreciate your patience.

I have already received a number of inquiries as to whether I will get
approval to do yet another sale. Your messages have helped A LOT because I
was able to show how much these deals are appreciated by the online
community. For what's it's worth, my offers are not extended to any phone,
fax, snail mail or reseller orders unless they were initiated by a qualified
E-Mail transaction. In other words, these offers are truly exclusive to the
online community and no one else. Although it started as a way to clear out
badly needed space in the new warehouse, it continues to be a way to move
through product quickly with minimal cost absorbing effort.

I'm doing my best to find unique new items, although many of them have been
already found and dispensed. I'll keep looking, however, and include them as
revisions to this offer or any, if any, in the future.

I noticed that a LOT of people are enjoying volume discounts by combining
orders from families and friends. Thank you for that. Not only do you enjoy
the discounts, but we find it easier to pull orders and ship more promptly.
I also noticed that a lot of you are reposting this offer in a lot of
places. THANK YOU. Please, feel free to tell your on-line friends. In fact,
PLEASE send your friends a copy in E-Mail.

Okay, now that the intros are past, let's get into the nitty gritty...

THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you choose not to read and understand sale terms
there's a BIG chance we will reject your order and someone else may beat you
to some items you want. Please permit me to be blunt...

                        GREAT PRICES, LOUSY SERVICE

The items listed below are available at outstanding values and do NOT
include personalized phone services such as phone orders or checking on
shipments (until 15 business days have passed - longer for international
orders). Your order will be printed and entered and I will contact you ONLY
if we determine one or more items cannot be fulfilled. All items are "as-is"
and probably don't have boxes or instructions (all games have instructions
although they may be photocopies). These are sold as trade show returns,
refurbs, store returns, reclaims, employee use items, media review returns,
developer on-loan returns, etc. (Some NEW items may be mixed in for fun.)
There are NO REFUNDS and the standard 90-day warranty will not apply.... BUT
every item is guaranteed to work for a 30-day period or it will be replaced
or repaired at Atari's option. Some of the items may have slight scratches
or other small cosmetic packaging flaws. None are being sold under new
conditions. All items are in limited quantity and subject to prior sale. It
will be best to order by credit card so that we can adjust the transaction
accurately if we are unable to ship everything requested. I cannot hold
product for money orders to arrive.

Okay, enough with the lawyer stuff already! Here's how to order... Send me
an E-Mail to: 75300.1267@compuserve.com

OR FAX the information to 408/328-0909. Please include your E-Mail address
if you are faxing your order. I cannot fill any orders without a qualifying
E-Mail address. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE on these items. You may also snail
mail your order with a money order (or credit card) to:

Don's Third Big Wacky Deal for Internet Dwellers
c/o The Atari Corporation
P.O. Box 61657
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1657

Money Orders, MasterCard or Visa accepted as valid payments. Your order MUST
include:

          [Image] Name (First and Last):
          [Image] Snail Mail (shipping) address:
          [Image] City, State, Zip, Province:
          [Image] Day telephone number:
          [Image] Night telephone number:
          [Image] Internet address (important):
          [Image] Exact payment in Money Order form OR
          MasterCard/Visa number:
          [Image] Credit-card expiration date:

If you placed a MasterCard or Visa transaction with Atari in the past 120
days, we will be happy to look it up for you. Just give me an idea around
the time your last order was placed. You may also leave the credit card
number off the order and request someone to call you for it (U.S./Canada
only). Please be advised if you are difficult to reach, it can delay your
order.

Since the prices on these orders are so low, I must change our previous
shipping and handling formula a little bit. As a rule now, shipping is $5
for every $50 (or fraction thereof) of your order. in other words, a $148
order will be accessed a $15 shipping and handling charge. Please allow for
minor adjustments for unusual order requests. Foreign orders or odd lot
orders will have a modest surcharge which cannot be determined until the
order is boxed for you. Please allow for shipping costs to vary accordingly
on those also. If the amount is significant relative to the size of the
order, I will hold the order pending your approval.

So are you still with me? (By the way, all prices shown do not include
shipping/handling and applicable California taxes which apply if I am
shipping to a California address). Prices are all U.S. funds only.

One last thing, all items are first come, first serve. Asking questions
about the products will not reserve them for you.  Your order will be
printed and placed in sequence for the order takers to input. If we have the
product and your order is complete and your payment is accepted (approved by
the bank), we will finish the order and ship within a couple of business
days. If we cannot complete the order for any reason, the order takers will
move to the next order and I will reply in E-Mail to you for additional
feedback. Please understand, at these prices, we want to prioritize orders
we can process. If you require a great deal of service prior to your
decision to purchase, please contact your nearest retailer. Please be
advised that S&H may be adjusted. If you are ordering heavy items, expect
that S&H may reflect that.

ATTENTION DEALERS: Yes, you may take part in this offer. All terms apply the
same for everyone. No additional discounts or terms apply.

BACK (AGAIN) BY POPULAR DEMAND

...CHECK the LYNX Page FOR A COMPLETE GAME LISTING.

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 Assorted Lynx Software             Any 1 = $12 ($12 ea)
                                    Any 3 = $33 ($11 ea)
                                     Any 5 = $45 ($9 ea)
                                 Any 10 = $75 ($7.50 ea)
                         Add identical title = $6.50 ea

NEW:
Order 30 or more Lynx carts (duplicates or otherwise) and get them all for
$6.50 each.

NEW:
Order a minimum of one title AND provide me with the E-Mail address of a
friend who would like to receive notices about my offers and I will add any
title you choose for just $4. E-Mail address MUST be new in my database, so
contributing more than one would help to locate one that is new. E-Mail
address must be accompanied by that user's name and must not ask to be
removed when I send them E-Mail. Offer limited to one per customer and
order.

Note:
I can probably get my hands on most any title published by Atari with
exceptions to the following:

AGAIN, THESE ARE *NOT* CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

        [Image] Blue         [Image] California  [Image] Checkered
        Lightning            Games               Flag
        [Image] Electrocop   [Image] Gauntlet    [Image] Hard
        [Image] Lemmings     [Image] Lynx Casino Drivin'
        [Image] Ninja        [Image] Ms. Pacman  [Image] NFL
        Gaiden               [Image] Warbirds    Football
        [Image]                                  [Image] Paperboy
                             [Image] Zarlor
        Roadblasters                             [Image] World Class
        [Image] Xenophobe    Mercenary           Soccer

Note: Battlewheels, European Soccer Challenge, Bubble Trouble, Super Off
Road and Qix are not Atari titles. Please do not ask for third party titles.

Another note: Missile Command/Asteroids, Battlezone 2000, Joust and Robotron
do qualify in my offers.

To see a complete list, visit the Lynx Page on the Atari web site. Note that
no matter how many you buy, you get the second (or third, etc.) of the same
title for only $6.50 each. $6.50 titles do not count toward volume
discounts, but they are a great way to get multiplayer titles.

LYNX ADD-ONS.........

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 [Image] Lynx pouch        $ 6 each (2 for $ 9)
 [Image] Lynx carry case   $15 each (2 for $20)
                           $4 each
 [Image] Battery pack      $8 each
 [Image] Lynx power supply $2.50 each
 [Image] ComLynx cable

 [Image] Deal of deals...  $1 BATTERY PACK with Power
                           Supply purchase (limit one for
                           one on battery pack deal)

NEED A LYNX?...

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Lynx with 4 (random)games - $55 each (2 for $80)

Note: These are systems with 1 of 5 different prepacked software
assortments. No, I cannot guarantee what titles or that more than one
purchased system at this price will have different games.

BLUE LIGHTNING DEMO CARDS... (STILL MORE LEFT)

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When Atari discovered that the chain stores we're not too good at keeping
the Lynx turned on and "playing" something in their stores, Atari
manufactured specially designed "EVERON" Lynx systems. The systems had the
on/off button shorted out so that the system would automatically come on
when the stores lights were turned on each day in the morning. (I understand
B&C Computers has some of these EVERON systems. Their number is
408/986-9960.) To accompany those systems, Atari also provided special
versions of BLUE LIGHTNING so customers could see a game in play on the Lynx
no matter when they looked at it in the glass case. I have found a limited
number of these demo cards and there are still plenty left for another
offer. They are labeled as demos and the Blue Lightning game that plays on
it is NOT interactive. No Lynx controls work with this cartridge. I can
offer them to collectors for $5 each or $3 if the order totals $25 or more.

A DIE HARD FAVORITE...

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Jaguar Demo Kiosk - $150 plus $130 S&H

These are the big, 200 lb. jobbers we take to trade shows. The ones I can
sell are trade show returns and may have minor flaws (like a little sticky
tape that comes off with lighter fluid). You have to provide the monitor and
the Jaguar. The SC1435 is a perfect fit (No, I don't have any). The SC1224
works okay too, but you need to find a cable (or use ICD's CATbox ). I
have SC1224's listed below. If you have seen these things, you know how much
fun it would be to own one. Perfect for bedrooms, rec rooms, the garage, or
in the lobbies of professional offices where children could be entertained.
If you haven't seen these things, then picture a cabinet that looks just
like an arcade machine. Convenient shelf for small monitor and there's room
for the Jaguar AND the CD-ROM (barely).

OKAY WE STARTED SELLING A FEW OF THESE, SO YOU MUST LIKE THE PRICE...

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SC1224 Color Monitor - $18 plus $20 S&H

This monitor offers gorgeous color resolution for any ST-compatible Atari
computer. It will also serve well for the Jaguar if you get yourself a
compatible cable (I don't have the cables). At this price, you should
serious consider a back-up and buy a couple of them.

STILL AROUND FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT...

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PCM124 PC Monochrome 12" - $20 plus $25 S&H

Perfect for those you you wishing to complete your Atari museum of days gone
by. 

THE BINDERS ARE POPULAR, SO I AIN'T MESSING WITH A GOOD THING!...

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 Atari Binders         1 = $2.00 ($2.00 ea)
                       3 = $4.00 ($1.33 ea)
                       5+ = $1.00 ea

These are cool 3-ring binders; all in great condition. All from the Warner
days. Great for office, school, collections, whatever.

DRIVE'S TO DRIVE YOU CRAZY...

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SF354 Single-Sided Drive - $16 each plus $4 S&H

GREAT DEAL #2 only $2 with any order over $25 great for classic 16-bit
computer games or applications.

BUY ONE, TAKE IT APART, CHECK IT OUT!...

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XM301 8-bit modem - $4

PORTFOLIO PHINDS........

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 [Image] Smart Parallel    $5 each
 Interface                 $5 each
 [Image] PC Card Drive     1 = $12 ($12 ea)
                           3 = $27 ($9 ea)
 [Image] 64K Memory Card   5 = $35 ($7 ea)
 (batteries may be doorknob10+ = $5 ea
 dead)

520STe SPECIAL SOFTWARE FIND...

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DS4921 Discover Extra Software - $18 each

The discover pack is a collector's treasure. It is a specially boxed set of
software distributed with the 520STe in Europe and some made it to the U.S.
for possible pack-ins here. There are 5 disks. Contents include a "Language
Disk", "Final Flight Program Disk", "Final Flight Data Disk", "Sim
City/Robot Monsters Program Disk", "9 Lives Program Disk" and a specially
bound book with instructions for the entire set. There's only a few of these
sets and I expect them to go fast.

ST GAME and LEARNING SOFTWARE ARCHIVES...

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 [Image] DS5007 Home
 Planetarium
 [Image] DS5018 Missile
 Command
 [Image] DS5019 Star Raiders
 [Image] DS5058 Moon Patrol    Any title on this list =
                               $7.50
 [Image] DS5068 Biology, Vol.  Any two = $12 ($6 each)
 I                             Any three = $15 ($5 each)
 [Image] DS5073 Chemistry,     Any four = $16 ($4 each)
                               Five or more = $3.25 each
 Vol. II
 [Image] DS5079 Robotron
 [Image] DS5080 Crack'd
 [Image] DS5097 Equation
 Builder

ST APPLICATION SOFTWARE ARCHIVES...

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 [Image] DS5057 Word Flair
 [Image] DS5125 Desk Set   Any title on this list =
                           $20
 II                        Any two = $32 ($16.00
 [Image] STALKER           each)
 [Image] TP90004 Band In A Three or all four = $14
                           each
 Box

COOL COLLECTOR STUFF TO THROW IN YOUR ORDER...

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Atari Patches - SOLD OUT!
Federated Pens - .15 each
Atari "Player on Board" plastic diamonds
for windows includes suction cup - SOLD OUT!

ONE GHOST COSTUME LEFT!...

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If you really want a BIG piece of Atari's 8-bit history, here's a chance to
get a unique item that I want, but don't have space to store it. This goes
back to the Pac-Man days. I have 1 ghost costume (character costume a la
Disneyland, promotional events). The good news is that we'll take only $100
for it, but the bad news is that it costs another $100 S&H to ship. If you
want it, we're talking a near refrigerator size carton, so you better have
storage space and you WON'T be able to hide this purchase from the wife
(significant other). First come, first serve, U.S. shipping destinations
ONLY.

JAGUAR...

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The Jaguar is a really cool and economical way to play impressive games like
NBA JAM, MYST, DRAGON's LAIR, IRON SOLDIER, ALIEN vs. PREDATOR, TEMPEST
2000, DEFENDER 2000, MISSILE COMMAND 3D and more. You can get a refurb
Jaguar (equivalent-to-new) for only $55 through this offer. It includes one
controller, TV connections and a power supply. See Atari's Web Domain at
http://www.atari.com for a list of software available from Atari. Our Web
Site sometimes has a hidden coupon offer. If you want to know about these,
send me your E-Mail address.

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