Rare NES Game Sells for $41,300 on eBay

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  1. prowler
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    http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03...sd41300_on_ebay
    Holy cow.
     
  2. Rydian

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    Somebody seriously has a "new NES game smell" fetish.
     
  3. Maz7006

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    41,300$

    .... [​IMG] i wish i was the seller.

    damn you can do so much with that kind of money [​IMG]
     
  4. Leo Cantus

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    Still dont get why people pay crazy amount of cash for a rare game... Sad
     
  5. BlueStar

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    If you're a collector trying to get all ~700 NES carts or something then it may be your only chance to get this game with box and manual - and it's likely to increase in value.

    Why does any rare collectable object become expensive?
     
  6. Leo Cantus

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    Suppose so
     
  7. Hop2089

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    I own a few rare games myself that I haven't sold, one being Jack Bros. for the Virtual Boy. I don't have Stadium Events or Nintendo WC 1990 though.
     
  8. lakaiskateboarding

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    Did you buy Jack Bros. when it came out?

    On topic:
    I guess people who buy games like these are investors. And lol, the very rare games are always rare, cause they suck. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it'll sound bitter or something, but every time I see something like this I wish I knew the dude. I'd cockpunch stun the sucker and put the cash to actual smart usage. Such a goddamn waste of money for a shrink wrapped up game they'll never have the balls to open up. This is like NRFB nerdgasm to the max.
     
  11. Zerousen

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    shit. my cousin sold this in a garage sale for 10 dollars....
     
  12. geoflcl

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    WOW. No wonder the boxart screenshots looked so much like World Class Track Meet. What an interesting little backstory.

    Phooey... I was getting excited that I could make a pretty penny off of my Power Pad.
     
  13. Anakir

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    Tell your cousin to induce a heart attack.

    Just kidding. But really, if you aren't lying your cousin is gonna rip out his/her hair from hearing this.
     
  14. Blaze163

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    I'm gonna go have a sift through my retro games collection. Much as I love my retro gear, I've got tuition fees to pay, not to mention bills. Here's hoping I can find something of value. Best I've managed so far is someone once offered me £20 cash for my copy of U.N Squadron on SNES. That was without the box, which I'm pretty sure I have around here somewhere.
     
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    This is why Iocollect things to invest some money in the future. Basically, anime figures. lol
     
  16. Hop2089

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    No, I bought it from a flea market with the original case, good condition, but no instruction manual, seriously why do people lose those anyway or do they just wipe their butts on them.
     
  17. Panzer Tacticer

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    I have ZERO respect for people wasting offensive sums on garbage.

    I was there when the NES was new, and most of the games were garbage then, so they are still garbage now.

    If a person can waste that much cash on a fucking piece of junk, then he hasn't been taxed enough yet. But I bet he bitches about the price of common groceries.
     
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  19. whoomph

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    I have much respect for people wasting THEIR money on things which the wider world perceives as junk.
    As a record collector, I have been ridiculed by friends and family for buying an overpriced variant of an album I already own. I say - "what do you care?"
    I love the emulation scene but were I to become stoopid rich in the future, I'd set out to buy a shitload of original carts/systems. If my zx spectrum/gameboy/master system/amiga/tv pong system ever decide to die, I would definitely replace them, even at an inflated cost.

    Also, to say that most NES games were shit is a really pointless/obvious statement. MOST games for the Amstrad, Spectrum, Amiga, Master System, Mega Drive, Sega CD, Saturn, Gameboy, Lynx, NES, SNES, Jaguar, Playstation, N64, Gamecube and all modern gaming consoles are epic piles of shit. (personal experience over wikipedia research [​IMG]) MOST movies, tv shows, music, websites are shit. See a pattern here? It's about seeking out a diamond in the pile shit.

    Well done to the ebay winner for keeping the NES legend alive. I for one couldn't care less about his grocery bill [​IMG]
     
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    This is why we have the Angry Video Game Nerd!