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Crazy SNES auction completed at over $5k USD on eBay!


Veteran Member
Aug 15, 2006
Puget Sound region, WA, USA
I had been keeping an eye on an SNES auction on eBay that included a brand new system with tons of brand new games and accessories... Last time I checked before it ended it was in the $2k range....

I just checked to see what it ended at and it did so at the insane price of $5,100 USD!

I'm not sure if the high bidder will follow through, but the second "high bidder" seems to have been a troll account that bumped the price from around $2800 up to $5000 with 2 chunk bids...


I'm sorry, but regardless of how new that system is I do not value it that high... There's even multiple copies of some of the games, so they're not all unique... And only a handful are good games that sell for substancial amounts on eBay new.

Lord Moz

Experienced Member
Oct 20, 2009
I guess I'm just missing something... not seeing why anyone would pay that kind of change on something to put on a shelf that isn't really all that "displayable" for lack of a better word. For me anyway, most of the reason to collect those kinds of things are to use them, show them (being used) to other people, etc. If I was just going to "have" something, I'd rather "have" $5,100 in the bank than a bunch of video games all sealed up still.

I don't know if it's just me, but I would always have a nagging curiousity if they were actually real items inside those boxes... Shroedinger's Cat of collectibles!

To each their own though...


Experienced Member
Sep 11, 2009
Boy I'd be pissed to think I was going to make $5K only to have the bidder fail me (well, unless I guess the whole thing was just a troll account that bumped it up and went too far or some silly story like that)