A rare, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES sold for just over $30,000 on eBay Wednesday. No, that’s not a typo.
Classic video game trader DKOldies put the copy of the 1985 game up on eBay a week ago at a starting bid of one cent, CEO Drew Steimel said. Bids started coming in quickly, and the auction hit $6,000 a few hours before closing.
“The last minute it started climbing up,” Steimel said. “And then in the last 10 seconds it went from $6,000 to $30,000, and I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh.'”
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He said that’s the most amount DKOldies has ever been paid for an individual game (and the payer did actually pay — it wasn’t a fake). They also put up about 10 or 12 other perfect-looking games that Steimel kept in the office, and were expecting to make something in the $10,000 range for the whole lot. Read more…
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