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barythrin
July 8th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Not the freshest news but a few folks are of course still talking about it. http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/5985/

Sometimes I'm jealous and wish it was me. To be quite honest, this one not so much but then again I'm not an NES enthusiest. Not that I would have that option anyway. But thought it was interesting enough.

Old Thrashbarg
July 8th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Good lord. I don't think I could justify paying that much for a video game no matter how rare it is. I mean, ignoring the fact that I don't have that much spare change to spend anyhow.

It doesn't even appear that the game is all that good. Parts of three commonly available titles with an added time limit. If I wanted to play such a thing, I'd be satisfied with the original full games and a $10 stopwatch. :p

barythrin
July 8th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Maybe I'm in the dark too much but I didn't know who he was and searched around. Looks like he owns a used game store http://www.jjgames.com/ as well as a video game price guide site http://www.videogamepricecharts.com/. I was just curious about who he was and did to have that money/collection. Interestingly guessing at his years of college he might be 30. Guessing by his ability to spend $18K on a video game I'm also guessing he has no one else to spend money on as well.

I would just feel paranoid that it's an imitation/fake cartridge though.

Ah, here's our chance to bid on the now certainly overpriced grey copy. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270422656534

barythrin
July 8th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Kinda weird cross posting between this and the software collectors forum but someone there pointed out the last copy of the gold sold for around $20K, and now someone is selling their entire collection of NES/SNES/SEGA games (including their copy of the Nintendo World Championship 1990) I'm not sure if it's grey or gold edition. http://www.myebid.com/cgi-bin/auction/view?cmd=view&listingID=7322

(Just incase anyone here was scoffing at the $17500 and has $50,000 (US) they'd like to show off.)