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Old Nintendo System Sells for $13,105!

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  1. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Old Nintendo system sells for $13,105
    http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/old-nintendo-system-sells-for-13-105/1389101

    by Mike Smith
    February 10 4:31 P.M.

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    What treasures are in your attic?

    Everyday folk discovering colossally valuable collectors' items amid everyday junk has been the lifeblood of antiques shows for years, but it's not every day you see a real-life gold-in-the-attic tale play out on eBay.

    Last week, North Carolina eBay user lace_thongs35 thought she was putting up an everyday, 80s-era Nintendo Entertainment System (together with five games) up on the popular auction site. But less than an hour after the first bid, the price was over $6,000 -- and on Wednesday, when the auction closed, the final selling price topped $13,000.

    Why? Not the console itself, but one of the games bundled with it -- a deeply obscure 1987 release called Stadium Events, a highly sought-after collectors' item. But it wasn't even the game itself that was worth the bulk of the money -- it was the original cardboard box, which collectors value at a breathtaking $10,000. Fewer than 10 complete copies of the game are thought to exist, and retro gaming aficionados consider it one of the hardest-to-find NES games ever made.

    Bet you're wishing you hadn't let Mom throw out your Nintendo collection now, eh?
     
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    So some idjit paid 13 grand for it?
     

  3. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    im a gamer, i still got 2 of those old sets complete in box lol. i dont have the game thou , good to know what to look for . ive got all systems from atari to 360. maybe if my wife sees this she wont ***** about my collection in the rec room roflmao .
     
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    13k for a piece of plastic with some wires in it... and it came in a cardboard box, too.
     
  5. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Great things do come in cardboard boxes...
     
  6. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    It's all about collectibility. Some things are collectible, some aren't. It's like asking why a Singer 1911 in good condition is $25,000 and a run-of-the-mill Springfield GI 1911 is $500.
     
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    The game, Stadium Events, itself is on eBay right now. Current bid is $10,100 with more than a week to go.
     
  8. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    I bet the game sucks too.
     
  9. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    But is it as good and rare as the Atari ET game?
     
  11. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    I wonder if I can get $10K for "Sky Kid" or "Duck Hunt"??:rofl:
     
  12. bamarammin87

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    Haha. I have about 200 NES games and 2 NES's still. Someday I'd love to look up the value on the games. I'll sell em all but my all time favorite, SMB's 3!!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing when i read this. Atari should be worth more right? :dunno:
     
  14. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    All kidding aside. . . I just read this thread to my wife.

    Her expression was. . . . .:wow: OMG!!!!!! :wow:

    Not two months ago, she took two NES and about 20 games, and gave them to charity.

    My wife ---------> :faint:
     
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    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    OMG..........I bet she did. :crying:
     
  16. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I have that game and it was by far the absolute worst game in the history of the world.

    Thanks for bringing up the memories of trying to find a stupid phone. :rofl: