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 Post subject: Woman makes 15 grand on the game
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:25 am 
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A woman who bought an ancient video game in a charity shop for $7.99 has just become $15,000 richer.

The lucky shopper picked up a copy of Stadium Events for the Nintendo Entertainment System from a local Goodwill, only to discover it is one of the rarest and most sought-after video games ever made.

Wilder Hamm, the owner of Save Point Video Games in Charlotte, North Carolina, wrote on his Facebook page how the woman came into his store and showed him the amazing find - after first teasing him by showing some very common games first.

"I nearly fainted and was too dazzled to make a legitimate offer," he said.

He told the woman that even if his shop wanted to buy it, they didn't have the money.

The woman will now get the game officially graded and will eventually put it up on eBay.

Described as the "holy grail of rare video games" by Kotaku, Stadium Events was originally released in 1987.

After Nintendo bought the rights to its "Family Fun Fitness" mat in North America and then changed the brand to Power Pad, anything with the old brand was supposed to have been destroyed.

That made Stadium Events incredibly rare, and recent auctions of the game have driven the price to incredible heights.

In 2010 a sealed copy of Stadium Events sold on eBay for $41,300. Hamm estimates that the price of the cartridge alone is just under $3,000.

"I'm humbled to have even laid hands on it," he wrote. "Don't lose hope game hunters, the gems are still out there!"


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:35 am 
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It's mental that someone would pay $15,000 for a video game.

I wonder how much my game gear is worth these days can't be many of those still knocking around.


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I thought about my old games and visited this

Click The Link...http://www.racketboy.com/guide/the-rarest-and-most-valuable-video-games


50 grand for an Atari game. I had some of those Atari games on that list. I wonder if it's still in my parents attic. I think they car booted it


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Great headline. :D And what a deal she got.

Collectors are prepared to pay a pretty penny to complete their collections, but only for the rarest ones. Titles widely distributed don't go for much at all EG US NES games start at about £2.

There's all sorts of retro gear for sale on here if you're feeling nostalgic:

Click The Link...http://www.retrogames.co.uk

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