Rarity of Atari 2600?

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  1. NekoMichi
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    Are Atari 2600 consoles considered to be rare nowadays? I managed to find one at a store for £10. It's a light-sixer and not the original heavy-sizer but still wasn't expecting the price to be that low.
     
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    The price would be heavily dependent on the condition. An Atari 2600 with the package in mint condition could be fairly valuable(but not too valuable). The Atari 2600 as a console not so much.
     
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    The label on the back reads:

    Manufactured by Atari-Wong Ltd.
    In Hong Kong
    Covered by U.S. patents 3,793,483;
    3,900,886; 3,723,652; 3,788,480; RE 28507;
    RE 28598; D 254,544 & Patents Pending

    S.N. 548340485

    Pretty much confirms it as the newer light-sixer. Does anyone know how to interpret the serial number? Apparently it can be used to find the manufacture date, location, and unit number.
     
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    on ebay, it trends around 70$ for a working console with cable only (no games, no boxes)
     
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