Did That Rare NES Cartridge REALLY Sell For Almost $100k?
Update: Sorry, it didn't happen. The winner of the auction has backed out, saying the final bid was a mistake. As you might expect, the seller isn't happy.
This is just so insane that we had to do the follow-up story.
This past week, a compelling eBay auction caught the attention of many gamers. It involved the super rare NES game cartridge, Nintendo World Championships and at one point, the bids were nearing $6,000. Sound a little high?
Well, that's child's play.
The winning bid was $99,902. That's a ridiculously high price, which is why the sale may not be legitimate; we'll have to wait and see. For comparison purposes, a copy in better condition fetched only $11,000 back in 2011. Hence, that bid may be completely fake, even though it's interesting to note that the buyer has a 100% positive feedback score of 775. He or she was also the first and last individual to bid on the item.
Of course, the whole auction could be fake. I can't imagine anyone spending close to $100k for a video game; I don't care what sort of hardcore collector you are. You'd have to have a lot of money to burn. Think it's the real deal, or just bogus?
1/26/2014 10:27:46 PM Ben Dutka