Video Games are The New Books?

Henry James By Henry James, 18th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/vepqolqb/
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Searching through the attic, there are always a few money making items. Perhaps the next 'antique' will be video games.

What is he on about?

First edition novels have been collected for years. Now they are being challenged by video games.

To own a first edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio or Melville’s Moby Dick has been the pinnacle of antique collecting for generations.

But now the twentieth century has brought on a new collectable. The video game.

Thousands of plastic cartridges of Mario were produced 25 years ago. They are now worth a lot more than they were originally bought for. They are a classic of the video gaming world, and example of the be

ginings of the mass video entertainment revolution. It is the Caxton press edition of the electronic world.

Hunting throught the boxes in the attic, you can come accross classics of the gaming world, the Mario series, Sonic, Kirby, James Pond, Yoshi, James Bond, Turok, Street Fighter to name but a few. You could be sitting on a goldmine of plastic and 16 bit cartridge. Best thing to do is have a look and hunt through ebay. It has been quite a successful little money spinner for yours truely.

Anyone up for a little hunt in the attic? You never know what you might find.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_%28series%29

www.ebay.com

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Classic, Ideas, Luigi, Mario, Money Making, Nintendo, Rich, Shakespeare, Video Games, Yoshi

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author avatar Mason
18th Oct 2010 (#)

Yeah going through all your old stuff is a good way to sort clutter and also make some money.

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author avatar Denise O
19th Oct 2010 (#)

I need to go take a look.
Thank you, I never thought about them being worth more.
My son is 28 and when he was in his teens, he really loaded up on them.
They're still in storage, in my home. hmmmmm
Thank you for sharing.:)

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