Highest Bidder Backs Out as Ultra-Rare Console Fails to Find a Buyer

About a month ago, renewed interest in the "Sega Pluto"—a prototype console that was more or less an online-enabled Sega Saturn—led one guy to rummage through his closet and find he was in possession of one of two surviving units. He put it up for bid, but a second auction has ended without his reserve price being met. » 5/11/13 4:00pm 5/11/13 4:00pm

Woman Buys Old Nintendo Game For $7.99. Turns Out It's Worth $15,000.

It's the archetypal jackpot story of flea markets, pawn shops and antiques roadshows. Someone pays a few dollars for a long-forgotten box at a swap meet and then discovers they have a five-figure rarity on their hands. That describes a North Carolina woman today, who purchased one of the rarest video games ever sold… » 4/16/13 4:07pm 4/16/13 4:07pm

After 74 Emails, 27 Months and Six Phone Calls, a Sack of Cash Buys One…

Three years ago, J.J. Hendricks (above, left) of Denver paid $17,500 for a rare Nintendo cartridgeNintendo World Championships, one of about 26 copies of a game for a promotional tournament more than 20 years old. About a year later, he opened negotiations to buy a cartridge even more rare. » 7/18/12 9:30pm 7/18/12 9:30pm