When you think of buying an original Nintendo Entertainment System, I’m sure you think about spending no more than $40 to $50. To pay any more than that seems a bit absurd. It’s old technology that’s just not as good as it used to be. While it might seem absurd to you, recently someone decided to pay $13,105 for an NES and five games.
Up for auction was an NES unit, controller and five games. The games weren’t too rare, except one. Four out of five came with the original box. Three of which were complete(box and instructions). Old school games that come complete in box are a collectors dream. The five games were TMNT II: The Arcade Game, Super Mario Bros 3, Stadium Events, MLB, and of course the Mario and Duck Hunt combo cartridge.
As much as I love these games, I don’t think I’d dish out that much cash just to own them again or own a rare one. The woman selling this NES just got herself a nice chunk of change. Now I wonder how long it is before everyone else starts listing their NES and rare games on eBay in hopes to make out like a bandit like this woman did.
Edit: Stadium Events is #6 of 20 rare cartridge games. That’s more than likely why this person shelled out the cash for this NES unit.