There was a pretty big batch of MAX Machine games going down on Yahoo Auctions.
Four boxes were completely new to me, and some boxes replaced older boxes that weren’t as nice looking. I resold the leftovers on Yahoo Auctions
This is the collection as it stands now:
I’m still looking for Bowling, Billiards, Gorf, Slalom, and MAX BASIC to complete the collection.
Did I say that I wasn’t going to buy the MAX Machine games? Just be happy with the MultiMAX and skip the hunt. But, well the box art is so unique, and I guess I love the hunt. So this makes my fifth MAX Machine boxed game. I had been monitoring this auction on Yahoo Auctions for about a year – a new old stock Wizard of Wor for 9800 yen (about $98USD). Too much, too much, I thought.
And it really is. But one day someone shared a link about the far more common Commodore 64 version being listed on eBay, used and without box or manual, for $100. So suddenly the MAX Machine auction in question seemed like a much better deal. And even if I find another comparable version that starts at a lower price someday, it could take years and only end up slightly cheaper than this one. So I took the plunge.
The real kicker*? The same seller has listed a new old stock Kickman for MAX Machine for 14,800 yen!
(*see what I did there?)
I’ve resumed my Yahoo Auctions listings.
My current auctions
I have been listing some Commodore items on Yahoo Auctions since June 2017.
I decided to do this because I wanted a Commodore 128, but when I searched Yahoo Auctions, there was only one, it had a busted key, and the guy wanted about $1000 for it (it did come with a 1571, but still…). I reasoned that I could buy a Commodore 128 from the US and have it sent here for about 20% of that price. And I thought there may be some collectors out here that would appreciate a little competition in the market.
Reality is, not nearly as many people are interested in Commodore out here as I thought. But it’s been a good experience so far listing and being able to speak to local collectors.
If you’re in Japan and have a request for something, you can contact me directly.
My current listings.