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Off-Kilter
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(01-25-2014, 01:38 AM)
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NES-Nintendo...-/221357006206

This is absolutely fascinating. I admit that I haven't heard of this game before but that doesn't make the auction any less bewildering. Any GAFfers big on the collection scene? Any other crazy auctions you've seen or participated in?

EDIT: nearly $99,000 now

Originally Posted by IvorB

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25878678

And BBC picked up on it. lol
Last edited by Off-Kilter; 01-25-2014 at 06:48 PM.
Odrion
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(01-25-2014, 01:39 AM)
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And it's label is torn, too!
Off-Kilter
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(01-25-2014, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Odrion

And it's label is torn, too!

I shudder to think what the situation would be like if it had an intact label
coolasj19
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(01-25-2014, 01:41 AM)
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But, $31k for a ripped label? What the fuck?
Tripon
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(01-25-2014, 01:41 AM)
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This is a NWC cart. Way over prices at 31,000. Makes me think something scummy is going on.
kick51
(01-25-2014, 01:41 AM)
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I guess they could tell by the chip, but that torn label doesn't not inspire confidence...
anexanhume
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(01-25-2014, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

This is a NWC cart. Way over prices at 31,000. Makes me think something scummy is going on.

Yeah not even one of the more limited gold carts.
Kade
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(01-25-2014, 01:42 AM)
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Condition:Acceptable


TO WHOM? WHOM IS THIS ACCEPTABLE TO??

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TnK
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(01-25-2014, 01:42 AM)
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Don't NWC carts go that high?
Inoa_K
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(01-25-2014, 01:42 AM)
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The AVGN made a great video about this game :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs2wczJXETM

31,000 for a copy with a torn label is insane tho...
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Infernal Monkey
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(01-25-2014, 01:43 AM)
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The 'Mario' and 'Rad Tetris' cart is indeed pretty rare.
Gruso
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(01-25-2014, 01:44 AM)
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What they look like undamaged:

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintend..._Championships
Milennia
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(01-25-2014, 01:45 AM)
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Thats a lot of money for a non mint copy..
I guess you could get the label replaced, but I'm unsure if that is frowned upon or not.


The best part is the free shipping.

He's got one other item up for sale and its this http://www.ebay.com/itm/221356424003
I have no idea what this is.
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Codiox
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(01-25-2014, 01:45 AM)
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I think this game is the most wanted game amongst collectors. Loved the AVGN episode
Panthers
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(01-25-2014, 01:46 AM)
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This was only given out at some competition Nintendo had back in the day IIRC. Yahoo had a story on it. I would link if I was at home.
catmincer
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(01-25-2014, 01:47 AM)
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I thought it would be pal kizuna encounter for neo geo. did not know about this one
Conrad Link
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(01-25-2014, 01:48 AM)
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I hope the winner does go the forensics lab's involvement route lol.
The Bankslammer
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(01-25-2014, 01:48 AM)
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man i wish i had this kind of money to spend on games

i mean i probably wouldn't spend it on NWC but still
DeuceGamer
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(01-25-2014, 01:48 AM)
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How much did the guys in the show Pawn Stars offer for one of these and the gold variant from Nintendo Power? Off the top of my head it seems like their "expert" valued it at far less...
Cody_D165
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(01-25-2014, 01:48 AM)
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Holy shit, I didn't think a copy in such shit condition would get up this high. Especially the grey cart. Wonder if the bidder will actually pay out.

I mean, when Pat the NES Punk went on Pawn Stars he was only trying to get $35K for both the grey and gold copies. (of course show's fake as fuck but still.)
Labor
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(01-25-2014, 01:50 AM)
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Some people have too much disposable income and not enough to do.
OJdaKiller
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(01-25-2014, 01:53 AM)
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There's no way the "buyer" will pay out on this one. It will be relisted. My guess this is shill bidding to gather attention, only to have the real auction in a month or so.

No collector would pay that much for a worn/torn label of this game. As mentioned the gold copy is more rare and decent looking copies of this game I don't think usually go for more than 10-15k.
Shmuely Bully
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(01-25-2014, 01:54 AM)
How is this going for ~10x Mt. Drash prices as a gray cart in that kind of condition?
Damaniel
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(01-25-2014, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cody_D165

Holy shit, I didn't think a copy in such shit condition would get up this high. Especially the grey cart. Wonder if the bidder will actually pay out.

I mean, when Pat the NES Punk went on Pawn Stars he was only trying to get $35K for both the grey and gold copies. (of course show's fake as fuck but still.)

Seriously. That's heading beyond even gold cart pricing, and that's a pretty shitty copy to begin with (you can barely tell that it's a NWC to begin with!).

I got out of NES collecting at the right time. There's no way I could afford to round up the top tier rarities of the set these days.
BocoDragon
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(01-25-2014, 02:03 AM)
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Isn't that well beyond the more rare Stadium Events sale from a couple of years back?

Yeah something might be fishy here...
simples
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(01-25-2014, 02:04 AM)

Originally Posted by Inoa_K

The AVGN made a great video about this game :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs2wczJXETM

31,000 for a copy with a torn label is insane tho...

"one race of rad racer for the price of a real car"
SmithnCo
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(01-25-2014, 02:06 AM)
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lol, I like the "Mario" written over the torn label.
MrDaravon
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(01-25-2014, 02:06 AM)
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The current price strikes me as odd, but there's a very limited finite number of these out there, and they seem to be going for more and more every time. The price skyrocketing could be more interest in these in general, especially since this kind of stuff seems to be getting more mainstream coverage lately.
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(01-25-2014, 02:06 AM)
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Mario
KMS
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(01-25-2014, 02:08 AM)
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Not gold cart, torn, and no box. My bet is on person who wins not paying up as that is way over priced.
NewGame
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(01-25-2014, 02:09 AM)
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The Nintendo World Championships was a 1990 Nintendo-promoted video game competition that toured twenty-nine cities across the United States. It was based on scoring points in three Nintendo Entertainment System games (Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris) within a time limit of 6 minutes and 21 seconds. The competition was based loosely on the movie The Wizard.

Wow.
ido
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(01-25-2014, 02:09 AM)
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This always happens with these rare games. Tons of fake bids. Seller will no doubt accept a backdoor offer from a legit collector, and is just using ebay as more advertising.
Tripon
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(01-25-2014, 02:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cody_D165

Holy shit, I didn't think a copy in such shit condition would get up this high. Especially the grey cart. Wonder if the bidder will actually pay out.

I mean, when Pat the NES Punk went on Pawn Stars he was only trying to get $35K for both the grey and gold copies. (of course show's fake as fuck but still.)

That Pawn Star skit has been pretty much confirmed staged. Pat signed a NDA, so he can't explain all the details, but he pretty much admits he was cast to be in that segment.
tiggerkiddo
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(01-25-2014, 02:18 AM)
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Ahhh yes this game, I've heard tales about it. I'd love to get a copy, just to sell for crazy amounts of money.
KiDdYoNe
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(01-25-2014, 02:59 AM)
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Why not print sticker and get more money?
A Black Falcon
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(01-25-2014, 03:08 AM)
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I wonder, when will retro price inflation peak?

Not yet, obviously!

Originally Posted by KiDdYoNe

Why not print sticker and get more money?

A replacement sticker might hurt the value more than it helps it, though. Original is often considered better, after all.
Frolow
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(01-25-2014, 03:10 AM)
I thought the Grey ones usually sold for $10,000, tops?
Currygan
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(01-25-2014, 03:10 AM)
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that's the job I had to do...hunting this shit
Tusk
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(01-25-2014, 03:19 AM)
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:p Wow, this is almost as crazy as the Jumanji board going for 60k on there right now.
Though, it is one of the actual boards used on the movie..
God Dayumm
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(01-25-2014, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by BroBuzz

I thought the Grey ones usually sold for $10,000, tops?

This is a platinum one. It's just that the color has washed away. This is why it's even more expensive than the gold one!!!1
Loomer
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(01-25-2014, 03:24 AM)
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It's in pretty bad shape.
redhood56
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(01-25-2014, 03:24 AM)
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I've heard about this from AVGN, and I remember it going for around $30k once. But were the carts before in good condition? I have no idea why the price would be so high for such poor condition( I know it's rare, but I am surprised to see it shoot up so high.)

EDIT: The comments above makes it look like the bids on carts before were fake. So I have no idea how much it actually went for.
Dark Octave
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(01-25-2014, 03:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kade

TO WHOM? WHOM IS THIS ACCEPTABLE TO??

Someone who can't get a copy any other way. $33k says it beyond acceptable.
enanogrande
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(01-25-2014, 03:31 AM)
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'Adult Owned' sounds dirty.
Off-Kilter
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(01-25-2014, 08:24 AM)
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$89,000!
Papercuts
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(01-25-2014, 08:25 AM)
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...$88,988.88

Alrighty then.
kasane
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(01-25-2014, 08:27 AM)
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How the fuck is this authenticated?
Jinto
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(01-25-2014, 08:30 AM)
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I read a story on this earlier. It was only at $5000 then. Damn, almost $100 000 now.
Mr. RPG
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(01-25-2014, 08:33 AM)
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This sounds so fake.

He barely goes though the "history" of this too on his eBay page.

Whoever is biding on this is either gullible or has more information than the public has on the authenticity of this.
Cody_D165
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(01-25-2014, 08:39 AM)
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Yeah this is a total fucking shitshow lol. No way in hell this is a legitimate auction.

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