Back in (I think...) 1997 there was a members only cash and carry called Makro in the UK, and for a brief period of time they were selling brand new Atari Jaguars for £25 (VAT extra) with an extra controller, Cannon Fodder, Wolfenstein 3D, Missile Command 3D and a carry case, all taped together as one big lump of boxes. Limited to 1 per customer. Was around the time The Saturn and Playstation were becoming huge. I remember clearly that they had a demo Jag running for so long it burned the title screen of Wolf 3D into the TV too lol.
I grabbed about 5 in the end, because they were there for literally months, and there was so many of them.
They also had the original big Atari Lynx with California Games, Chips Challenge, Toki and the big grey carry case literally bundled together with packing tape for £10+ Vat. I grabbed a few of those too, because I had originally bought the same model Lynx back in 1991, but since given it to my younger cousin.
Still got both of them. One is still sealed, the other one is so well used it's pretty much white plastic everywhere apart from the screen.
Still got 2 Jags to this day, again one is still sealed. Rest went on eBay in the late 90's, early 2000's.
Anyone else from the UK remember this? For some reason Makro also used to have tons of big box Atari ST games, all brand new sealed for like £1 each too during this time, I'm guessing they just bought a ton of Atari Stuff from somewhere for pennies around this time, because the ST had been gone from most game shops since around 1993-4 at the time, and the Jag was dead in the water over here by then too. It was all PC or PSX for most people. Grabbed so many good games from there, Speedball 2, Magic Pockets, NightBreed, The Zack and Indy Lucasarts bundle, Robocop 3, etc. All £1 each.
They also had literally dozens of Batman Returns for Lynx, and Super Burnout and Kasumi Ninja for Jag all priced at £1 too.
Was so weird to see it there of all places, and especially because it was all Atari Stuff, they didn't have any Amiga overstock there at all.
Own: 520STFM, 1040STE, Falcon 030, Atari Lynx (The first one with the crap paint
), Jaguar and too many x680x0 Macs to list, oh and also an Amiga 1200 (Boo!)