A viral video on Twitter shows a man trading over $1,000 worth of vintage Nintendo items for $700, sparking controversy and criticism among fans.
An Eye-Opening Experience
In the world of classic Nintendo collectibles, enthusiasts are always on the lookout for rare and valuable items. From the iconic NES to special edition Nintendo 64 consoles, these treasures hold great value to dedicated fans.
OpTic co-owner Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail discovered the staggering worth of certain Nintendo items when he stumbled upon a $20,000 copy of Stadium Events.
This eye-opening experience only reinforced the notion that vintage Nintendo memorabilia can fetch a pretty penny.
Recently, the internet went abuzz when a video surfaced on Twitter, showcasing a man trading in over $1,000 worth of vintage Nintendo items for a mere $700.
A Scandalous Price Disparity
The video, shared across multiple accounts on May 24, caught the attention of fans who were quick to share their opinions on the matter.
In the clip, Quincy, the trader, can be seen presenting his collection, which includes a Japanese Orange Pikachu Nintendo 64, a NES Action Set, and beloved N64 games like Goldeneye 007 and Mario Kart 64.
All items were still housed in their original boxes and were in great condition.
The comment section flooded with screenshots of how much these items sell online showcasing the price disparity.
I Know He Got Scammed
One user took a screenshot of the Nintendo NES Action Set going for $3,999 on one website, and that was just ONE of the valuable items he brought in.
“I’m not even a gamer and I know he got scammed,” one man wrote.
The game store employee on camera confirmed the trade, stating, “He traded in all of this, and he traded up for the new Zelda Switch. We gave him a $700 payout.”
It remains unclear whether Quincy paid the full $700 for the Tears of the Kingdom edition Nintendo Switch OLED.
This Should Be Illegal
As news of the trade spread, users flooded the comments section with their thoughts, many expressing discontent and sympathy for Quincy’s perceived loss.
One user lamented, “Poor lad. He has no idea how badly he got screwed. And they recorded it too.” Another user even went as far as stating, “This should actually be illegal.”
The controversy surrounding this trade has sparked a debate within the Nintendo community, igniting discussions about fair value, the ethics of such transactions, and the importance of educating collectors about the worth of their items.
This isn’t the first time this popular game store has come under fire for low-balling customers for their trade in items.
Never Ever Trade or Sell Anything Back to Game Stop
“Quincy, please… Never ever trade or sell anything back to Game Stop unless you want quarters and pennies!” one user urged.
Regardless of the outcome, this viral incident serves as a cautionary tale for Nintendo enthusiasts and highlights the need for transparency and fairness in the trading of valuable gaming memorabilia.
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