AtariAce.com: Frequently Asked Questions
My system is broken can you fix it? Will you buy my systems or games? How long does it take for shipping? How do I connect my classic video system to my new T.V.? Do you have a phone number that I can call? Can I pay you by check? Do you have any mint or near mint games for collectors? Can I use the Classic Atari Joysticks on my PC? What is the difference between the Atari 2600 Systems?
We repair Atari 2600 and 7800 systems. We do not currently repair other systems. The cost depends upon which system it is. A basic system repair starts around $30. Please use the contact us form and we will get in touch with you with a price.
If you have a classic video game system that you found in your attic or basement and it would pain you to throw it out, we'll pay for the shipping, clean it, restore it and make sure it gets a good home. If you are looking to try to sell the system try Ebay.
Shipments are sent two or three times a week. Systems, large game orders and many accessories ship USPS priority mail. Small game orders ship USPS First Class Mail. Shipments of Ataris come from Florida, all other systems ship from NY. Total time from purchase to delivery is between 4 and 7 days in most cases.
Older classic video game systems used an RCA plug with the Audio and Video being carried in the same cable. Modern TVs need the signal converted to coaxial or composite (Video, Left and Right Audio). We sell a simple RF adapter for connecting to Coaxial. To connect to a Composite connection you will need an RF Modulator. A very good tutorial on this is available at AtariAge.Com.
We are an online business an we interact through email. We are a Father & Son business working out of different locations and telephone calls would not be an efficient way to answer your questions.
We use Paypal as a shopping cart and to process credit cards you do not have to be a member to finish a transaction. We will take money orders for orders that are greater than $50. If you want to buy something with a money order, you must contact us first so we can set the items aside.
Currently we do not separate our games by quality. They are all in Good or better condition. They all have the appropriate labels. If you want us to pick out mint games for you, send us a list of what you are looking for and we will let you know availability and price.
You can use the Classic Atari Joysticks on your PC you will need an adapter to connect it through a USB port there are a couple different manufacturers, I met Black Copter last year at Philly Classic and liked his product.
Atari 2600 Systems were made in many shapes and sizes. The earliest systems are sought after by collectors and often are referred to as "heavy sixers". This is because they had heavy shielding inside and a thicker heavier case than the systems that came later. Not all 6 switch systems are "heavy sixers". The 4 switch systems were made later, first in woodgrain than all black. The last version is referred to as the Atari 2600 Junior.