Retro game fans are shocked over Nintendo trade-in price video

Trade-in prices are hit and miss at the best of times, but retro game fans could hardly believe how much, or how little, one local games store paid for a hefty haul that included classic SNES games. Twitter user hasanito posted the video of a retail representative at the game store – which one commenter identified as Hey Bro Video Games in Houston, Texas – panning a camera around to take in everything a customer traded in and said they offered a $700 payout.

The haul included a limited-edition, Pikachu-themed Japanese Nintendo 64; a complete-in-box Nintendo Entertainment System action set; and boxed versions of Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007, Super Mario Kart, and Super Mario Bros. All-Stars. The customer used the payout to purchase a Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED, but folks on Twitter were more than a little upset over how comparatively small the payout was.

Some posted images of online listings asking several hundred dollars for the Nintendo 64 console alone, while the NES set could fetch upwards of a few thousand dollars. These don’t necessarily seem to be normal listings, though. The average asking price for the NES set seems to hover around $200, while the N64 system ranges from $200 to $400 depending on the seller.

Still, the customer got what they wanted, agreed to the deal, and was happy about it. Whether the store underpaid them or not, at least it was worth it to them and they left with a smile.

Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf of GLHF

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