Second-hand Nintendo NES sells for US$13,105 on eBay

Woman sells old NES for record price

Sometimes, Christmas comes very early indeed. A woman in the US has managed to sell a second-hand Nintendo Entertainment System and five games for the astounding sum of US$13,105. Turns out that one of the titles in her tatty collection was Bandai's super-rare Stadium Events -- a holy grail among collectors. The other games were Major League Baseball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Super Mario 3 and Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt.

The original listing seems to indicate that the seller had no idea her goods would go for such a high price. Stadium Events is simply mentioned along with the other four, with no emphasis or fanfare.

Amusingly, she also states the following: "We have managed to misplace the AC cord and television hook up but [if] I find them, I'll send them along with the rest at no additional charges to you." Good thing she mentioned it -- if it wasn't for the free postage, we're sure nobody would have lodged a bid.

You can check out the original eBay listing here.

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Chris Jager

GamePro Australia

Comments

Grooveraider

1

Yeah riiiiight ...

I'm certain these types of auctions are "put-ons" meaning the buyer and seller orchestrates the sale to make it seem like a sought-after title. Then they go to the Press to make it seem "official".

Plus, i've noticed the buyer and seller have defenders coming into the forums
such as these to back up this ridiculous publicity stunt.

Anonymous

2

Whoa

wondering who would bid over $13,000 without even knowing the condition of said "super-rare" game? she said it was included, with photos, but I didn't see anyting else about condition. the whole thing seems nuts, even by 'collector' standards. but then, I just read that there are only 10 known copies to exist in the world. so I guess some photos were enough for these guys.

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