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Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union)
12/22/17 03:05 AM


Since I have to include a link, here it is: https://twitter.com/TheMogMiner/status/943943662525919232

On a local auction site, the opportunity has come up to make a bulk purchase of upwards of 30 assorted handhelds - mainly Game & Watch and Gakken - which I feel is too good to pass up.

However, I can't do this alone. Given that on this same auction site, an individual working Game & Watch can fetch between 700 and 3000 SEK (Swedish Kronor), or about 70-300 EUR, it would not be unreasonable to expect that the final price of the auction will be in the range of 2000 to 4000 EUR. Most likely towards the middle-high end of that range. Anything more would be stupid because one could purchase all of the games individually for that amount.

I myself have dropped upwards of 500-600 EUR on obtaining various LCD handhelds over the past couple of weeks, thanks to a generous holiday bonus at work. But ultimately, the hard limit on what's remaining is about 2000 EUR, and I would be frankly shocked if the auction ends that low. While a handful of the games are already emulated or are currently sitting on my ottoman waiting for everything I've bought to arrive so I can send them all off collectively for dumping, and I could thus resell the duplicates, it's never a guaranteed thing that any given auction will sell, and I would consider it foolish to rely entirely on this for defraying costs.

Thus, I turn to you good folks for help in defraying what will surely be a large, but worthwhile, sum. Unlike traditional DU calls for help, I'm going to buck the trend here and expressly ask that people not send me money at this point. Just post here to publicly pledge a given dollar/EUR/whatever amount: I will add you to the list of potential pledges, and then PM you with a link to the auction itself. If and when I win the auction, I will post proof of winning, then come calling for the pledges. It would be a colossal pain in the ass to end up not winning the bid, and then have to refund a bunch of peoples' money for what amounts to a one-time opportunity.







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* Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) MooglyGuy 12/22/17 03:05 AM
. * They're heeeeeeeere! MooglyGuy  01/04/18 07:37 PM
. * Re: They're heeeeeeeere! John IVModerator  01/04/18 10:05 PM
. * A winner is us! MooglyGuy  01/01/18 07:24 PM
. * Re: A winner is us! Moose  01/04/18 04:10 AM
. * Re: A winner is us! MooglyGuy  01/04/18 10:34 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) MooglyGuy  12/27/17 06:00 PM
. * I think we've got enough pledges for now to make it! *nt* MooglyGuy  12/25/17 12:12 PM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) John IVModerator  12/24/17 11:47 PM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) AntoPISA  12/25/17 11:28 PM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) Moose  12/24/17 09:34 AM
. * Are you M. O'Malley? If so, let me know so I can cross you off the list. *nt* MooglyGuy  01/08/18 08:28 AM
. * Re: Are you M. O'Malley? If so, let me know so I can cross you off the list. *nt* Moose  01/09/18 11:18 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) MooglyGuy  12/24/17 12:51 PM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) gregf  12/24/17 09:45 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) Moose  12/24/17 09:52 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) gregf  12/24/17 11:06 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) Moose  12/25/17 12:24 PM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) Vas Crabb  12/22/17 05:05 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) Haze  12/22/17 05:17 AM
. * Re: Saving the History of Handheld Games (aka The Handheld Union) anikom15  12/22/17 07:05 AM
. * Current pledges MooglyGuy  12/22/17 04:22 AM
. * Re: Current pledges Sacrilego  12/29/17 08:36 AM
. * Re: Current pledges MooglyGuy  12/29/17 12:02 PM
. * Updated yet again, another $200 in pledges! *nt* MooglyGuy  12/23/17 07:10 PM
. * Re: Updated yet again, another $200 in pledges! *nt* Rygar9  12/24/17 12:38 AM
. * Updated again. No stopping for the handheld train! *nt* MooglyGuy  12/23/17 02:09 PM
. * Re: Current pledges Sacrilego  12/22/17 05:52 PM
. * Pledge list updated again, huge thanks! HMU if you want me to PM you the auction link. *nt* MooglyGuy  12/22/17 06:01 PM
. * Re: Pledge list updated again, huge thanks! HMU if you want me to PM you the auction link. *nt* uman  12/23/17 12:52 PM
. * Re: Pledge list updated again, huge thanks! HMU if you want me to PM you the auction link. *nt* MooglyGuy  12/23/17 01:30 PM
. * Re: Pledge list updated again, huge thanks! HMU if you want me to PM you the auction link. *nt* uman  12/24/17 01:19 PM
. * Re: Pledge list updated again, huge thanks! HMU if you want me to PM you the auction link. *nt* F1ReB4LL  12/24/17 03:33 PM
. * Re: Current pledges f205v  12/22/17 11:42 AM
. * Pledge list updated *nt* MooglyGuy  12/22/17 01:30 PM
. * Re: Current pledges MooglyGuy  12/22/17 01:22 PM

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