Quantcast
Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000 - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000


4:30 PM on 08.13.2011
Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000 photo



There's this show Storage Wars on A&E in which buyers visit storage container auctions and then try to flip swag they've won. It's essentially a b*llsh*t version of the far superior Auction Hunters on Spike, but the comedy gold that I'm about to share totally justifies this show's existence.

In this past week's episode, one of the buyers, Mark Balelo, got his mitts on a storage unit for $925. While sorting through the junk, he stumbled upon a rather banged-up NES and exclaimed:

NES-001, guys. I want you to look at this very carefully. This is the first Nintendo DS built. The last one that sold with five games in the internet for $13,000.

Disregarding the naming inaccuracy, this guy seriously believed that an NES could be worth $13,000! Why on Earth would he ever think that? You might recall a story early last year about a mother who managed to sell an NES and five games on eBay for around that price. Mark obviously caught wind of that story, yet he failed to learn that the reason why the price shot up so much was because one of the included games was a complete-in-box Stadium Events, one of the rarest titles in the NES library.

Oh, but the look on Mark's face when he was informed that his non-working console would barely fetch a Hamilton was delicious! You can check out the train wreck for yourself by streaming the episode from here. The "discovery" is at the 15:30 mark, while the "reality check" begins at 18:30.

Storage Wars Hunter Assumes Janky NES Is Worth $13,000 [GameSetWatch]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Nintendo Entertainment System

11:00 AM on 03.28.2014
The original Mega Man NES commercial has been digitally restored

Americans fondly remember the "box art" version of Mega Man for the original NES game, but over in Japan, they had a perfectly appropriate commercial that showed in-game footage and a cartoon approximation of the charac...more



7:00 AM on 03.17.2014
Check out Rescue Rangers NES reimagined by the Owlboy artist

As I've said many times in the past, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES is one of my favorite retro games. It has a host of secrets, optional paths, tight controls, and it's infinitely replayable due to its quick sp...more



7:00 PM on 02.20.2014
This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive

It may not be a flawless run, but YouTube user NotEntirelySure's playthrough of Super Mario Bros. is a riot all the same. He cleared the game with the lowest possible score, 500 points, without the aid of save states or slow...more



View all Nintendo Entertainment System






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more