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Crazy eBay gamer hopes $35,000 for a NES and some games sounds about right

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Have $35,000 to burn? Well, perhaps you would like a fine automobile? Too obvious, you say? Maybe invest in a low-risk offshore corporate start-up? We hear you; too risky in this financial climate. It sure is hard to have a ton of cash to dump and nothing worth spending it on, isn’t it?

Cracked-in-the-skull eBay seller ronald3868, then, has the deal for you. An original NES with 42 games, four controllers, a GameGenie, a zapper AND a soft-sided carrying case.


Above: Off. Your. Rocker. Sure is in pristine condition, though.

That’s right, for the low, low price of only $35,000 (or best offer, of course), you can be the proud owner of a Nintendo Entertainment System and 42 games. Why in hell would anyone ask for that kind of scratch for something worth a mere fraction of that cost? We’ll let our man ronald3868 tell it like it is straight from the eBay posting:

“I am down on my luck need to pay bills living pay check to pay check. this is my price possession the only thing I can say I own 100%. to some a nes system could mean nothing but to me its priceless. I hate to part with it but i need the money. You might say what a ridiculous price but thats how hard it is for me to part with it. I have 100% feedback. whoever buys it can verify that I really need the money. I can show you my bills and credit report to verify it and I will give proof that the bills got paid. I would like to personally hand over the nes bundle system over to the winner and personally thank him/her if possible.  God bless.”

The absurdity of all of this is that the Question/Answer section of the eBay listing is starting to pick up steam in giving the seller encouragement. He seems pretty grateful for their comments, but not as grateful as he'd be if he were $35K richer.

You may think that this is overpriced. You may think that this is ridiculous. You may also think that monkeys that shit fire while juggling cans of Dr. Pepper and riding unicycles are absurd. All of these beliefs are true. But we’ll bet you more bagels than a man can eat that we are going to follow this sale until its last possible second on the internet.

Jul 16, 2010

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34 comments

  • raisonbread - July 16, 2010 11:28 p.m.

    lol on eBAY it says free shipping
  • oufour - July 16, 2010 11:30 p.m.

    i'd buy it, but that sticker completely ruins the value.
  • Cyberninja - July 16, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    well if he has a really rare game or two it may be worth it
  • WickedSid - July 16, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    How many bagels could a BagelMan eat if there are too many fucking Bagels for that man to eat! Best of luck to this man in his search of finding a buyer. reCaptcha: two spending, is the reCaptcha program psychic or something? Seems to always have relevance to the article.
  • WickedSid - July 16, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    Sorry for the Dual Postage... DP, Oh my: But the fucking reCaptcha is relevant again! Its a conspiracy I tell you, Conspiracy! reCaptcha: ripening money.
  • KREATIVEassassin - July 16, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    $35,000 for an NES and 42 games? Wonder how much I could get for my NES and 665 games...
  • Metroidhunter32 - July 16, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    In your finding of this, did you neglect to notice that there is currently a NES selling for a mil? No games, no controlers, just the NES and it's asking $1,000,000. THAT is crazy.
  • Ultimadrago - July 17, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    Original Xbox with certain "privileges" = 'nuff said for me
  • Cwf2008 - July 17, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    His "price" posession? Well i wish the guy luck and i wish the person that buys this thing checks himself into a mental institution
  • currymansam - July 17, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    If i was a multi bazillionaire then i would buy it just to give the guy some more hope. Hopefully someone takes pity on him :(
  • Triscuitable - July 17, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    Poor guy, here's what he had to say. "I am down on my luck need to pay bills living pay check to pay check. this is my price possession the only thing I can say I own 100%. to some a nes system could mean nothing but to me its priceless. I hate to part with it but i need the money. You might say what a ridiculous price but thats how hard it is for me to part with it. I have 100% feedback. whoever buys it can verify that I really need the money. I can show you my bills and credit report to verify it and I will give proof that the bills got paid. I would like to personally hand over the nes bundle system over to the winner and personally thank him/her if possible. God bless." Also, if "The Karate Kid" is one of the 42 games, you should just take it off the internet, RIGHT NOW! Is it ironic that my CAPTCHA is "Buedget pernod
  • fatdog12300 - July 17, 2010 2:42 a.m.

    That seems just a little overpriced. Now, if he had 43 games, I'd d consider it, but not at only 42. Someone E-mail Bill Gates. Recaptcha: 50,000 dickens. I'd buy THAT for $35,000.
  • D0CCON - July 17, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    Good luck to him, but if this works, I can only imagine the people who will pick up on this and start scamming people (assuming all of this is honest, I don't really feel like double checking). Although, considering it's rough for everyone, only an uber-rich person who is stupid with money (a celebrity, basically) would buy this.
  • InsertWittyNameHere - July 17, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    Yes, please, breaking news when anything happens. You guys have so much good sh*t!
  • Thuperman - July 17, 2010 4:04 a.m.

    If this sells, im seriously packing my NES and SNES with all my games for both and starting bids at 50,000
  • StrayGator - July 17, 2010 4:24 a.m.

    Sold for 50K! (Not you, Thuper) captcha: has today. well, it realy has.
  • FantasticMrStarFox - July 17, 2010 4:46 a.m.

    I cant believe someone paid 50k for this.
  • CurryIsGood - July 17, 2010 4:58 a.m.

    Id buy that for a dollar no more no less
  • nighthawk205 - July 17, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    That's ridiculous. Good for him/her for getting the money that seemed needed, but it's still crazy that someone paid $50k in the first place for it.
  • metalgatesolid - July 17, 2010 7:28 a.m.

    I have bills to pay. Anyone want to offer me £35,000 for an old broken hair dryer, some combs, an empty can of drink, expired bus passes and empty batteries? I really need the money for bills and to get a morgage. Ill show you the house i want to prove this point. Thank you.

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