eBay's Overpriced Collectibles, Yo
Are they high?
I started checking out eBay video game collectibles recently, and, man, are these things overpriced. I can almost understand that the frenzy surrounding MJ made someone believe they could get a $2,000 for the middling but fun Moonwalker game. More reasonable was a Tim-Schaefer-signed copy of Grim Fandango for around 500 clams.
How about 5,000 for a Sega watch? Selling points: One of a kind rarity! Made in China.
Is this Atari console worth four grand? Selling points: OldSchool! Includes Pac-Man(hot).
Makes me wanna put my sealed copy of Spyro The Dragon up and price it at grand.
Is anyone dumb enough to pay inflated prices for this stuff? I hope not. I mean, maybe for the holidays, people'll get all hot and bothered and pay big bucks for stuff that's not worth the price. But in the middle of summer in a deep recession?
Dream on. Ain't gonna happen.
BTW: Anyone wanna buy a Ralph Baer-signed Odyssey? Just joking.