French Man Sells Video Game Collection for $1.23 million in eBay
Andre, the avid game collector, sold more than 7,000 video games in eBay
A 32 year-old avid game collector is now a millionaire thanks to his game collection, which he sold in eBay.
Andre, who did not disclose his full name, sold his collection of more than 7,000 video games. His collection features 22 individual sets includes every game ever released on a Sega system, as well as all Nintendo games from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the Gamecube.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Andre said:
“I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory sealed, just for the challenge of it. Some titles are extremely hard to come by brand new when they’re 25 years old. Now that the mission is complete, maybe it’s time to move on.”
“What was important was the completion of each full set, every game of all those systems, all complete in box with instructions, or even brand new factory sealed.”
He also added that he is not afraid of being left without any video game options because there are still thousands left in his collection.
He also has a contingency plan in case the winning bidder doesn’t push through with his payment:
“If the payment doesn’t come, I’ll probably list [it] again on eBay, or on Japanese auction [sites], but maybe I’ll split it by selling each [full set] separately. We’ll see in time.”View Article Source »