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    Old Nintendo system sells for $13,105



    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?
    Source: Yahoo

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    MAN! That's just blown me away!
    I had two nes back in the day!
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    its not what its worth, its what someone will pay for it ......

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    $10 000 for a cardboard box WOW

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    Wish I had a nes to sell

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    If that cardboard box had been in my house it would have been thrown on the fire years ago.

    Great Story, thanks Shad.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    It's like these people who bought dinky toys or original star wars toys and kept them in the boxes. Mad at time, but they are one's who are laughing.
    1 dinky car (8cm in size) sold for £6,400.
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    I have a box for a SNES console, now all I need is an ebay account.

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    I still have an original Sega Megadrive boxed with all cables and the game it came with it in the box (Sonic).
    If anybody has a spare £10 000 its yours!

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    This proves, it's the little things that are significant!

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