Rare Nintendo cartridge selling for $7100 on eBay

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Not a misprint. One of only 116 made. Insane what people will pay for stuff.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NES-Nintend...6206?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item3389e7dd7e
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    If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just won the admiration of every gamer in the world. The 1990 Nintendo World Championship toured the US with a custom game that asked players to beat levels from Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris in less than seven minutes. Just 116 of these carts were produced, each one going to finalists and competition winners -- making it one of the rarest Nintendo titles ever made. Now, this not-so-gorgeous-looking copy, where some misguided fool decided that scrawling "Mario" in ballpoint was an adequate replacement for the torn label, is available oneBay. The starting price is $5,000, less than half of the $11,500 someone paid for one in 2011, but you'd better hurry up and sell those organs, as the auction's due to finish in less than 48 hours.
     
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    Shit, I have Atari cartridges. Are they worth anything? :eek:
     
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    All I can think of is how much I would have to huff and puff into that cartridge to get it to work. That was such a pain in the ass.
     
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    First thing that came to my mind too!
     
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    Wish I'd kept my Atari way back when.......I'd love to play a round of Pitfall right now.
     
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    I have it. I just don't have a console. But I think I saw that they were selling them again, huh?
     
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    When I got into my early 20s and Nintendo came out, I gave my Atari and all the games away to the Salvation Army. I wish I hadn't.
     
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    People are wacky
     
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    Ha! we still have my kid's Nintendo game and about 20 games. I loved Super Mario!
     
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    You can buy an Atari at Walgreens. HAs all the games built in. It was like $40.
     
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    Coleco vision :cheer2:
     
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    I remember it took me forever to beat tyson in mike tyson's punchout on the NES...He would knock me out with one punch and the joystick would go flying :pissed:
     
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    A girlfriend of mine got me the original (I think) MB when I was in law school. I spent that weekend holed up playing it and got frustrated at a specific place where I kept losing all my earned lives. So I called the 800 help line and I tried to ask the following question: "In World 2-3 (?), where I'm stomping on the second turtle's head at the bottom of the stairs, it only shows symbols instead of the numbers of lives and if I stomp on him too many times, it ends the whole game...how do I know when to stop stomping on his head?" I only got as far as "In World 2-3 (?), where I'm stomping on the second turtle's head at the bottom of the stairs..." the first few times before I started laughing hysterically that I was even having this conversation with someone whose job it was to take those calls...I repeatedly apologized for laughing and it took me about a half a dozen tries to get the question out before losing it.

    I used to have an answering machine recording that had that goofy MB music clearly in the background and my message said: I'm sorry that I'm unable to take your call at the moment, but I'm currently occupied by intellectually-rigorous obligations that demand my full attention"...and then the music went on for a few more seconds after the message.
     
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