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Thread: FA: Vectrex Mr. Boston At Last up for private auction

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    Default FA: Vectrex Mr. Boston At Last up for private auction

    Ok folks, you can now walk with a stunned looked in your eyes Up for private (personal) auction is one Vectrex Mr. Boston package.

    This Vectrex Mr. Boston package will not appear in eBay except as an announcement / test auction. All offers for purchase should be sent directly to me.

    The Vectrex Mr. Boston cart may not be quite as infamous as Chase the Chuckwagon is for the 2600, but it is definitely at the top of the heap for rarity in the Vectrex console world!

    Condition: Great condition, Boxed and complete with cart, overlay instructions, and box insert.

    Pictures: Soon. But it is in the same condition as at CGExpo. All the known images of the Mr. Boston package (Box, overlay, manual and cart) are probably from my site www.vectrex.com, or via my emails to others where I have allowed reposting. So really folks, you already know what this Mr. Boston package looks like. And maybe even the secrets to telling if this is a real Mr. Boston cart or not. Of which I can assure you this is the real deal.

    Bonus item: Original Mr. Boston Vodka bottle. In great condition but empty. (sorry, that was the way I received it)

    This Mr. Boston package is from a group of only three known carts. Of those three carts, only two known complete boxed carts exist.

    Here is the known list
    Jayson Hill: Loose cart (AFAIK) Jay's cart was the first known cart found (ancient info now) years before mine. Not sure if he still has it.

    Shaw Scallen: Boxed, complete. Shawn's was the third known cart.

    Chris Romero (mine): Boxed, complete. Mine was the second known cart and the first one know to be complete.


    (Marty,,, you may not want to wait for the next CGExpo to make an offer for this this one! )
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    Little update here for you folks keeping records.

    High offer:
    $2000.00 (with a possibility to throw in another item into the mix to greatly sweeten the deal.)


    Backup offer:
    $1000.00
    The backup offer is classified as a 100% confirmed offer of last resort if everything else falls through. However this offer is several levels down from the other high bids before having to be considered. The backup offer itself is so impressive I thought it deserved a mention and a thanks.


    Still taking offers for the Vectrex Mr. Boston package at this time.
    - v


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    This information below represents reliable people with confirmed offers.

    People interested: 13

    End Date: July 5, 2006 (* see auction close note)
    End: Time: 0700 PST, USA, GMT-8 (* see auction close note)

    High offer:
    $2200.00 (**)
    (Last high cash offer shown. A Previous offer with hardware item included also offered)

    Backup offer:
    $1000.00 with a possibility of another special cart (**)

    The backup offer is classified as a 100% confirmed offer of last resort if everything else falls through. However this offer is several levels down from other bids before having to be considered. The backup offer itself was made early on and is so impressive (and nice) I thought it deserved a mention and a "Thank You!" in this thread.


    * Close time note:
    In the traditional end of the auction style, then end of the auction will be followed by final call for offers three times. These calls will be placed 4 hours apart to allow other time zones the chance to respond. At the end of the final call (#3) with no other responses then the final offer will be considered as the winning offer. Please people, do not drag this thing out for days after the actual close time.


    **As noted earlier in this thread I am willing to consider other special
    Vectrex or Vertibird offered as part of the deal.


    Sincerely,

    Chris
    cromero at romero dot org
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    Here are some quick pictures of the package.

    http://www.vectrex.com/Images/MrB/MrBoston.html
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    People interested: 13

    End Date: July 5, 2006 (* see auction close note)
    End: Time: 0700 PST, USA, GMT-8 (* see auction close note)

    High offer:
    $3000.00 (**)
    (Last high cash offer shown. A Previous offer with hardware item included also offered)

    Backup offer:
    $1000.00 with a possibility of another special cart (**)

    The backup offer is classified as a 100% confirmed offer of last resort if everything else falls through. However this offer is several levels down from other bids before having to be considered. The backup offer itself was made early on and is so impressive (and nice) I thought it deserved a mention and a "Thank You!" in this thread.


    * Close time note:
    In the traditional end of the auction style, then end of the auction will be followed by final call for offers three times. These calls will be placed 4 hours apart to allow other time zones the chance to respond. At the end of the final call (#3) with no other responses then the final offer will be considered as the winning offer. Please people, do not drag this thing out for days after the actual close time.


    **As noted earlier in this thread I am willing to consider other special
    Vectrex or Vertibird offered as part of the deal.


    Sincerely,

    _v
    Last edited by vectrexer; 07-21-2013 at 03:02 PM.
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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 1 of 3
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    why is it so expensive? i checked the guide and it says it is 12 dollars loose. is this just a different version of that game that i was unaware of? i am rather confused.

    selling an ipod mini. includes all papers and wires and stuff. message me if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POrkcOw
    why is it so expensive? i checked the guide and it says it is 12 dollars loose. is this just a different version of that game that i was unaware of? i am rather confused.
    I don't know where you're looking at that - the database entry is here:

    http://www.digitpress.com/DP/cmf/game.cmf?gameid=1488

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    oops, i got mixed up. i was looking at the clean sweep entry and not the mr. boston one. sorry about that!

    selling an ipod mini. includes all papers and wires and stuff. message me if you are interested.

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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 2 of 3
    --

    Sincerely,

    Chris
    cromero at romero dot org
    - v


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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 1 of 3, Round 2

    This auction was extended 03:00 AM 7/6/2006 (GMT -8) due to a higher cash only bid being offered.
    New close time in 12 hours barring any higher offers.


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    Sincerely,

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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 2 of 3, Round 2

    This auction was extended to 03:00 AM 7/6/2006 (GMT -8) due to a higher cash only bid being offered.
    New close time in 12 hours barring any higher offers.
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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 1 of 3, Round 3

    This auction was extended to 03:00 PM 7/6/2006 (GMT -8) due to a higher bid being offered.
    New close time in 12 hours barring any higher offers.
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    Mr. Boston auction status posted on http://www.Vectrex.com.

    Phase: Last call 3 of 3, Round 3
    Attention! This sale will complete at 15:00 AM 7/6/2006 (GMT -8) unless anothe bid is recevied!

    This auction was extended to 03:00 PM 7/6/2006 (GMT -8) due to a higher bid being offered.
    New close time in 12 hours barring any higher offers.
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    Vectrex Mr. Boston Status - Closed and Final 15:00 PST 7/6/2006 (GMT -8)

    Winning offer:
    $3400.00 cash plus a boxed Bandai Vectrex.

    Boxed Bandai images:
    http://www.vectrex.com/Images/MRB-Ba...Inclusion.html


    Congratulations to the winner! I will allow the winner to self acknowledge their ownership of the Vectrex Mr. Boston Package when they desire.

    A special thank you to everyone who made offers for the Vectrex Mr. Boston package. We definitely have tenacious Vectrex bidders who don't go down without a fight!

    Thanks to all who participated and who were watching in the wings. I appreciate every one of you who are a part of our fine Vectrex community!


    Here are some quick pictures of the winners' Vectrex Mr. Boston package:
    Mr. Boston Images: http://www.vectrex.com/Images/MrB/MrBoston.html


    Alternate threads on this topic can be found at the locations below:

    R.G.V via Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.g...0cd0acf7f6f851

    R.G.V via Vectrex Forum: http://www.vectrexforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=142

    Atari Age posting about the Mr. Boston offering: http://www.atariage.com/forums/index...howtopic=89789

    Vectrex Forum posting about the Mr. Boston offering: http://www.vectrexforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=149


    Sincerely,

    Chris
    cromero at romero dot org

    (P.S.: In the very unlikely chance this deal does not complete the next highest offer will be accepted.)
    - v


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    Winning offer:
    $3400.00 cash plus a boxed Bandai Vectrex.
    Wow.

    and the total prize value of this package is..........

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    Very impressive winning bid. I must admit to not having even heard about this game until this private auction started.

    Congratulations on what seems to be a very successful sale.

    Does anyone have any idea on the number of Mr. Boston's accounted for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buyatari
    Wow.

    and the total prize value of this package is..........
    I believe in a previous post the value was set at $800. Thus making the package $4200 effectively. Certainly one of the most expensive carts I've seen for sale.
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    Yeah, i'd guess a Bandai Vectrex to be in the $800-1000 range.

    Very very nice sale!

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    Default Re: FA: Vectrex Mr. Boston At Last up for private auction

    Quote Originally Posted by vectrexer
    Ok folks, you can now walk with a stunned looked in your eyes Up for private (personal) auction is one Vectrex Mr. Boston package.

    This Vectrex Mr. Boston package will not appear in eBay except as an announcement / test auction. All offers for purchase should be sent directly to me.

    The Vectrex Mr. Boston cart may not be quite as infamous as Chase the Chuckwagon is for the 2600, but it is definitely at the top of the heap for rarity in the Vectrex console world!

    Condition: Great condition, Boxed and complete with cart, overlay instructions, and box insert.

    Pictures: Soon. But it is in the same condition as at CGExpo. All the known images of the Mr. Boston package (Box, overlay, manual and cart) are probably from my site www.vectrex.com, or via my emails to others where I have allowed reposting. So really folks, you already know what this Mr. Boston package looks like. And maybe even the secrets to telling if this is a real Mr. Boston cart or not. Of which I can assure you this is the real deal.

    Bonus item: Original Mr. Boston Vodka bottle. In great condition but empty. (sorry, that was the way I received it)

    This Mr. Boston package is from a group of only three known carts. Of those three carts, only two known complete boxed carts exist.

    Here is the known list
    Jayson Hill: Loose cart (AFAIK) Jay's cart was the first known cart found (ancient info now) years before mine. Not sure if he still has it.

    Shaw Scallen: Boxed, complete. Shawn's was the third known cart.

    Chris Romero (mine): Boxed, complete. Mine was the second known cart and the first one know to be complete.


    (Marty,,, you may not want to wait for the next CGExpo to make an offer for this this one! )

    i also own a mr boston. so there are at least 4

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    $4200....

    Amazing.

    What was the second high bid?

    The second rarest US Vectrex game is Minestorm right? Whats thats going for?

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    Default Re: FA: Vectrex Mr. Boston At Last up for private auction

    Quote Originally Posted by wberdan
    i also own a mr boston. so there are at least 4
    We weren't talking about a bottle of booze, Mr. Berdan.

    You see, there's this Vectrex game...

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    Will,

    where did you get your's from?? Trying to find out if there are really four or not. Maybe yours was Jayson's copy?? Maybe not?


    Also, is your Mr. Boston a complete package or just the cart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buyatari
    $4200....

    Amazing.

    What was the second high bid?

    The second rarest US Vectrex game is Minestorm right? Whats thats going for?

    Not sure if it's fair to compare MineStorm again Mr. Boston since MineStorm was only a replacement cart and not a complete package. like Mr. Boston.

    I think I have seen MineStorm carts go for at least $240.00 in the past. Mine was only $110.00 at the time. Not sure if there are other sales/auction for more.

    Aynone out there have any idea about this?
    - v


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