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(Kotaku)   A copy of Stadium Events, one of the rarest releases on the NES, was found complete at a Goodwill store for $7.99. Actual value: over $15K   ( kotaku.com) divider line
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2013-04-19 11:52:14 AM  
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Just so everyone is aware, Stadium Events is best described as a bubble in more than one way.  It's vastly overvalued because the people spending absurd amounts of money on the game are living in a bubble.  It has no value outside of its rarity.  The game is identical to World Class Track Meet and its value is predicated on its short print run and nothing more.  A rare version of a common game is still a common game.  For comparison, the Nintendo World Championships cartridges are worth their bread because 1) they had an extremely low print run intended for competition use, 2) bring back fond memories of Nintendo's dominance during the eighties, and 3) is packaged with three notable games, all considered important or decent games for the system.  Stadium Events is just dick-wagging.

thisiszombocom: "worth 15k"

sure.   good luck finding a buyer.

its like those fools who collect comic books or any other childrens collectibles..

Lawl, here comes the "children" brigade.  I love how it pisses off people so much that someone would enjoy something enough that they want to collect things they consider interesting.  "Doing what you enjoy" makes you a child.

Ishkur: I have Herzog Zwei for Genesis, considered the godfather of real-time strategy games.

How much is that worth?

Boxed?  Right now, the game goes for about forty to sixty bucks on average.  I would think that's going to go way, way up very soon, because that game is way too good to stay a secret much longer.  (I still want my copy, just because the game is freaking awesome.)
2013-04-19 07:29:41 AM  
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bigphony: KrispyKritter: thisiszombocom: "worth 15k"

sure.   good luck finding a buyer.

its like those fools who collect comic books or any other childrens collectibles..

March 30, 2010Comic sale is a record The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has been shattered again. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 sold Monday for $1.5 million on the auction website ComicConnect.com. The issue, which features Superman's debut and originally sold for 10 cents, is widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books. The same issue sold in February for $1 million, though that copy wasn't in as good condition as the issue that sold Monday.

What's wrong with collecting stuff you think is cool? Everybody should have a hobby, I'm not into planting flowers or playing pool, but I won't go around calling people morons for enjoying their thing

im not talking about early golden era comics.  those are rare b/c it was the introduction of iconic characters when no one thought to keep them.

theres nothing wrong with collecting comics if you enjoy reading them.  heck, i do.  its idiots who think of them as investments that i laugh at.
2013-04-19 02:08:26 AM  
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When I moved 15 months ago I put my Sega and Playstation out on the curb with all the games, controllers, etc. They were in perfect working condition.

I hope someone picked them up and felt like they had totally scored.
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