Less than $5 per game, too good of a deal not to bid.
GameGavel: Auctions for Gamers & Geeks Item: 958029 -- The World's Largest Video Game Collection recognized by Guinness - 11,000+ Games
The collection consists of all 10,607 games that were verified by The Guinness Book of World Records during the official count performed on December 3rd, 2012, as well as four hundred plus more games that I have acquired since. In total, OVER 11,000 GAMES!! Guinness did not count duplicates, so every game is unique with no repeats.
The following categories are COMPLETE U.S. sets, and may also include import titles, as well: 3DO, Action Max, AGP X-System, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Jaguar CD, Atari Lynx, Buzztime, Captain Power, Game Boy Advance e-Reader, Neo-Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Virtual Boy, NUON, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Tapwave Zodiac, Tiger Game.Com, Turbo-Grafx-16 CD and Turbo-Grafx-16 Super CD.
current bid is at $50k
all my games are in my steam library. whats a nigga to do
Less than $5 per game, too good of a deal not to bid.
If it sells he should have enough money to finally get laid.
50k but reserve not yet met... also no word on shipping costs. Not as tempting as it could have been.
my god the shipping cost on this would be insane..
Currently at 230k and reserve not met ? ehhhh No
Last edited by Folanlron; 06-07-2014 at 08:35 PM.
Appraised by whom? His mom?Furthermore, I'll state that the auction has a conservative realistic reserve below it's appraised value
It's difficult to appraise such a collection, because there are probably not that many rare games in the lot, but if all is in great shape, with a bunch of factory sealed games even, and there are a lot of complete sets, that can seriously jack up the price, possibly even north of 500k for 11k games. With such a collection, you also pay for the convenience of getting all these games in a single transaction instead of hundreds of transactions and it's difficult to put a price tag on such convenience. In theory, this should be bought by a museum or archive of some sort, or bought by a person/company that then gives the whole collection to a museum/archive to store and manage.
Btw it's currently at 90k, not 230k. Still way past the point where I would contact friends to pool our money! Or is it...
And yeah, it was at 200k+ I guess those were fake bids and removed. I'd say 200k is pretty fair unless he's got some ultra-rares in there like that Olympics game.
This is a rare time to miss Sean. I'm sure he could write a fucking Masters Thesis on this guy and the sale.
I could see maybe full "sets" going for 10-15k per set..
personally I would just keep the full set's but piece-meal out the scattered pieces.
Good God, to waste your life or most of it doing that...wow. Fuck you nerd.
The game systems he has complete sets for are uninspiring. If he had a complete NES and SNES set in the library I'd take it more seriously, but it really seems like he collected sets for crappy systems. Maybe it was difficult to find those games, but expensive? Probably not.
The NES list is pretty decent, the SNES list is awful as fuck though. Guess the point isn't really the quality and more like the quantity of games. Seems like quite a waste of money/time to me but whatever, some people enjoy random stuff. He might even make money out of it, maybe. Not sure what the reserve price is at if it wasn't reached with a fake 200k bid.
A sad day for Sean to get parted of his collection...
Other news sources claimed he still has around 2800 factory sealed and over 8000 complete (with manual and extras) in his collection, he also operated 9 gaming stores and could therefor grab the pristine looking copies first.
Also he parted with a small part of his collection to pay for his wedding before, im guessing now he needs money to finance his divorce.
Michael's a Buffalo native, and someone I have the pleasure to know personally. All kidding aside, he's one of the coolest people around when it comes to the retro games scene.
The collection has been appraised at roughly 1.3 million I believe. A huge chunk of it is sealed and in pristine/mint condition.
Michael's a published author, college professor, an accomplished computer programmer(his thing is making new games on older original hardware), a successful businessman, and all of that on top of being a world record holder.Good God, to waste your life or most of it doing that...wow. Fuck you nerd.
What have you done lately?
Last edited by Celestein; 06-09-2014 at 01:14 AM.
It's actually much less impression of a collection now that I see he operated a chain of gaming stores.
As for the collection itself it doesn't really do anything for me one way or another. I've bought and flipped a mountain of that shit.
That seems like a very high value... but again, in a strange non-intuitive way, the value might come from the fact probably 8k of the 11k games are garbage games no sane person would play and finding mint versions of such games no collector ever wanted might be a lot more difficult than for stuff gamers enjoy/ed.
Actually his collection makes a lot more sense now. All his mint-in-box stuff was probably excess inventory that never sold and that is why there are so few games that were popular on the list of what he has. He just kept them rather than tossing them or putting them in a discount bin.
If you buy this then go out and buy one new game, do you get to take his place as record holder?
This isn't going to hit the reserve, still sitting at $90k.
Yeah, I found out the same thing with my sealed game collection first time I sold it years ago. It was worth roughly 200k~, but finding people willing to buy the whole lot at even 50% value was impossible.
The issue is simple, no one who collects video games has that much money. Plenty of people would love to buy them, but it's just too much at once, most vg collectors bold collections piecemeal like micheal.
In the end I sold every item individually, which was the biggest PITA in my life. I basically lived at the post office for 6 months.
I lol'dThis is a rare time to miss Sean. I'm sure he could write a fucking Masters Thesis on this guy and the sale.
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500k and the reserve still isn't met.
This guy is trolling.
Herp derp, my minimum bid is its appraised value, why won't it sell.
Buying something at its actual value is called being a sucker.
Reserve is met at 700k.
What happened to Sean? Rage quit?
he fell in love with a tranny and they moved to nigeria
The market for sealed video games is nuts. I sold a sealed copy of Majora's Mask for $500 a couple years ago. And that was without sending it in to get it graded by whatever company does that shit.
One day I hope to be as attractive and well spoken as Tuco!
So what is the over under with Ripley's Believe It or Not, or a museum with too much earmarked funds on their hands from picking this up?
or a billionaire's son from somewhere in the world.
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My guess would be someone very wealthy, possibly directly related to the video game industry, with an interest in the preservation of the medium. A Gabe Nevell for instance.
Current Bid:$750,250.00 by peeps_10091970
Closing in a little over an hour. That price works out to about $68 per game, which seems like a little bit of a rip off since I bet most of them are "worth" about $5 tops. I don't see anywhere where the seller says that the hardware to play the games is included in the auction either.
How much do you think it cost him to amass such a collection?
I wasn't really thinking about them being playable at all, just looking at the pictures and seeing all kinds of hardware that might add a few thousand dollars to the overall value of the auction, since the $68 per game price seems too steep to be true. Then looking at the text description and seeing absolutely nothing about the hardware.
The guy paid rock bottom prices for as many of those games as he could, and I bet almost all of the best preserved games are only in that condition because Kay Bee Toys couldn't sell them even with a $2 clearance price tag.Originally Posted by the seller
So sure, there's a handful that are worth three+ figures. But seriously, there's 11,000 games there and most of them have almost zero demand for even pristine copies.
11000 games that no one would take if they were free LOL
eh i think its a smart thing to collect. all the tech billionaires growing up now are going to be nostalgic in their old age and they aren't going to want to collect art or stamps or cars, they will want physical copies of video games that are no longer made
in other words that CE figurine of darth malgus i have is going to be worth millions some day
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