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Likely scam: Sealed NES 'Stadium Events' sells for $800,000

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2010 12:35 User comments (7)

Likely scam: Sealed NES 'Stadium Events' sells for $800,000 Over the past few weeks, the rare NES game Stadium Events has grown some notoriety, selling in eBay auctions for $13,000 (opened) and later $41,300 (sealed).
Today, although it seems like a scam given the circumstances, another "sealed" copy of the game has sold for $800,200, blowing out the former (already overpriced auction sales.)

The seller only has 34 feedback and hasn't sold anything since 2007, and the auction description is written with little grace or regard for grammar, so the bidding seems shady at best.

Reads the auction:
This is the Stadium Events Games NTSC which is still sealed inside the plastic wrap. In my posession here is probably the one and last SEAL brand new Stadium Events game on Earth. I nearly crap in my pants when i found out what this is worth and the rarity of this item. Well you big time collectors i think this is what you guys are waiting for and looking for. Please do not email me with Low Ball offers. Good bidding on this game and may the best bidder wins.

Check the auction here: Stadium Events Nes game

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7 user comments

12.3.2010 13:30

Un-f-ing real... Wow.. Seriously CURSE YOU MOM AND DAD FOR THROWING AWAY MY OLD GAMES AND CONSOLES! CURSE YOU ALL TOO HEAVEN!

Okay on the serious side, I could see this being a scam as there is very little buyer protection in an auction like this and NONE when the value is over a certain amount, I believe its $10,000. So should I be in the buyer shoes, I'd contact my lawyer and any police department I knew to track where the funds are going in case this joker seller wants to take the $ and run, without shipping out the prize.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Mar 2010 @ 13:38

22.3.2010 13:51

The better question left unanswered:

Are there that many collectors that both A) Want this game and B) Have thousands of dollars at their disposal?

32.3.2010 14:37

Originally posted by Mysttic:
in case this joker seller wants to take the $ and run, without shipping out the prize.

I think that if you can spend $800,000 on a game, you can spend a few dollars and hours to take an airplane and pickup the game yourself ;)

52.3.2010 18:16

Well that was awesome. I wonder if he can still get 40k for it tho? Extremely over priced or valued pending on who you ask, but whatever.

62.3.2010 18:19

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Well that was awesome. I wonder if he can still get 40k for it tho? Extremely over priced or valued pending on who you ask, but whatever.
I'm sure eBay was pissed. They lost out on $50,000 in final value fees minimum lol

73.3.2010 0:10

Hahaa, shipping is only $6. I think I would have that thing insured a little bit.

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