A Texas Goodwill employee found an extremely rare Atari 2600 game, and the company held an online auction to sell the game. After a week, on June 17th, it sold for $ 10,590.
Earlier this month, Alex Juarez, a goodwill Texas ecommerce item processors searched donated video games and electronics. In one of the many boxes he rummaged through, he discovered something very rare, a copy of Air raid, an Atari 2600 game released in 1982 and published by Men-A-Vision.
It’s not a very good game of generic space combat, but its distinctive blue cartridge design with a T-shaped handle on top made it unique. Compared to most Atari wagons, which were brown and box-shaped, Air raid
After Goodwill realized what it had, it scheduled an online auction through its website, which went live on June 10th and lasted a week. According to Goodwill, it was added to 235 watchlists and after seven days it was sold for $ 10,590.79. That’s a lot of money, especially when you realize this is just for the shopping cart. The box and packaging were not donated to Goodwill, they likely have been lost over time. A more complete edition of the game that included the original packaging that was sold for over $ 30,000 in 2012
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Goodwill is a large, globally organized, not-for-profit charity group that operates a wide variety of services and programs. It also operates over 150 stores across North America. These stores take donated items and sell them at a lower cost, which helps the organization generate revenue and also make things like clothing and furniture more accessible to people who cannot afford to shop in larger stores.
In a press release, Liz Confiliano, Community Engagement Director for Goodwill stated that the money made on this sale could do a lot of good. “With the $ 10,000 made from selling that one item,” said Confiliano, “goodwill North Central Texas can offer Day of habilitation achievements for one year for an adult with a disability; or 20. provide homeless people With Recruitment services and community resources; or help 10 people at risk Teens earn their GED and a paycheck at the same time. “
I hope the person who donated Air raid to Goodwill did this on purpose, knowing that it would allow the group to help more people. However, it’s also possible that an older parent or grandparent is cleaning up a bedroom or attic and just hasn’t noticed the precious piece of plastic they’re donating. In any case, this story has a happy ending.
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