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Old 02-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Heh. I realize that's an insane amount of stuff, but what kind of idiot sets the opening bid over half a million dollars?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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what a waste. i don't think he will even sell it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Wow that is an enormous collection. Who would buy that? A video game museum?
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Heh. I realize that's an insane amount of stuff, but what kind of idiot sets the opening bid over half a million dollars?
A delusional idiot?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Hole-e chit!

I wonder what he did for a job when he had a life?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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I think it is funny that he wants half a million dollars for what I can fit in a $55 HDD. While his collections IS impressive, it is worthless. I'd give him $100 if he paid for shipping costs. Nobody with that kind of money gives a crap about having all that. They'd get more enjoyment out of a Lambo and still have over $100,000 left over for strippers and coke.

He also said he "choosed" something, and therefore will not sell a thing.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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Wow. I wonder if my collection of all things video games, if organized properly, would look something like that.
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what a waste. i don't think he will even sell it.
I would buy it. he just needs to drop it a little say $549,999,000 then we can talk.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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While alot of ppl here are knocking it, you KNOW that if he was selling all this separately, tons of you would be all over it ;p There's alot of collectors here.

He probably COULD sell a majority of it if he sold it separately, but what a PITA that would be to do.
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I don't think anyone is "knocking" his collection, or that he wants to sell it. Just the ridiculously high starting bid that is about 1000 times higher than the actual value of the collection.
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He really needs to itemize the list with estimated trade-in prices. Then open up the bidding at 1/4 of the trade-in value at most. The only ones interested in the collection is someone that has money to blow on a "collection" or someone that can individually sell the stuff in a store.
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Thing that strikes me about that collection is he has some limited production hardware that was very niche like drum mania.

Aside from that and a few hard to get titles with the box like earthbound for SNES, it's a generic collection of games with many being junk and a lot of useless junk hardware.

He does have the Zelda edition 3ds there though.
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There's no way he was going to sell this as a single lot on eBay. Most people go there looking some something specific. Nobody's going to plop down half a mil on a bunch of video games. Now a lot like that would interest retro game stores but eBay isn't the first place they'll look.

Besides, despite it being a big haul with some gems in there, it's definitely overvalued. Maybe a fifth of that price and I'm being generous.
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To sell this collection you need to find a good auction house that will advertise to the right groups and then they take 30%.
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Earthbound is NOT rare or hard to find, its just popularly overpriced.
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I don't know much about this stuff but assume it's worth somewhere in the 5 digits. He has a LOT of stuff there. Of course a ton of old shit, too, but seems like a lot of collectors' items and it would be good in a gaming museum (they do exist, rarely). He's certainly put tens of thousands into it.

My guess is he got married, had a kid, and his wife told him to dump this stuff. A guy who's buying three game boy advances simply to have them in different colors is really beyond collecting and into hording IMO. I realize it's a gray area differentiating.

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I've no clue what it's worth, but if it truly is overvalued, it probably means he doesn't really want to sell it, but if he got that out of it he'd be willing to part with it.
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Earthbound is NOT rare or hard to find, its just popularly overpriced.
With the original box and booklet?
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With the original box and booklet?
Yeah. Even complete its actually fairly common, people just think it's rare because it's priced so high.

Complete = box, tray, bag, cart, book with intact scratch and sniff stickers, and reg card.

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With the original box and booklet?
Well, 150,000 copies were produced for the US market, probably 2/3rds of those sold through. One must imagine that a typical SNES box/manual retention rate was something like 15% (most people threw them away along the way), so a loose estimate would be something like 15,000 copies of EB initially survived the first little bit. Give attrition over the years to things like kid getting older and leaving for college, and mom throwing the stuff away or sending it off to storage never to be seen again, and maybe 7,500 or so are in the hands of collectors.

So it's decently rare, but there are less common games out there that don't demand the same kind of attention. There's a certain hype attached to it, sort of like Stadium Events. As a game, Stadium Events is mediocre at best, and can be had with a slightly different label for pennies. But it's pretty rare and is mentioned often as a hard-to-get NES piece, so the prices are astronomic for it. There are other NES games with the same rarity level that sell for a good deal less just due to less hype.
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