An assortment of classic Nintendo games and consoles listed for sale on eBay at nearly $30,000 has now been sold. The collection, which we previously reported on, was sold within a week of being advertised online after one lucky man offered to pay $20,000 cash in hand.
The buyer, who lives in Ohio, reportedly drove a truck 400 miles to the seller’s home in Milwaukee to pick up the items. We can’t say for sure how long the journey would have taken, but a quick check for directions suggests that it would have taken approximately 14 hours to complete the return trip.
Mr. Charles Amble plans to take his wife on holiday with the money and possibly even buy them both a boat, though found it difficult to part with his beloved assortment of Nintendo goodies:
“You know man, its super sad. The past 10 years, it’s been a huge part of my life…
“It’s kind of a nerdy hobby that a lot of people my age that grew up with in the late 80s, early 90s can appreciate.”
In memory of the event and years spent finding all the memorabilia, Amble kept just one item from his mega collection – a Super Mario Bros. sign. If you’re curious about what the $20,000 would have purchased you, the spreadsheet detailing the full list of items for sale can be found online and is still available to view.