One Hundred GameCubes Or Somebody's Trash?

When the GameCube went on sale back in 2001, Nintendo priced the console at ¥25,000 and at US$199 for the US. So if you were to purchase a hundred GameCubes back then, you'd spend a pretty penny. But what about in 2011?

An online Yahoo! auction offered the chance to purchase one hundred of the consoles, which were apparently snapped up for a mere ¥10,500, which in today's dollars is $127. A steal! Or is it?

The winning loot is being shipped in seven separate packages, to be paid by the winner. What's more, not all the machines have been checked to see if they work, and the seller will not accept returns under any conditions.

And it appears someone purchased all these GameCubes, which might very well be junked machines. Well, not any junk, GameCube junk! However, due to strict Japanese laws about disposing of electronics, the winning bidder might actually need to shell out even more money to bin any broken machines.

【ヤフオク】ゲームキューブ100台が1万円で落札される [はちま起稿]