Amazon is starting their Black Friday video games dealsoff early this year.
Every couple of hours there is a new deal. Right now Batman: Arkham Asylum for 360is $14.99 brand new. But that deal only lasts for 2-3 hours, then a new deal starts. We thought some of our readers might like knowing about some of these deals.
I'm hoping to pick up some games I never had a chance to play and maybe a few Christmas gifts for family. I'm also checking the TV section every couple of hours because I'm wavering on buying a new HD TV. If the deal is good enough I must just pull the trigger.
Anyone know other websites or stores with video game or TV Black Friday deals?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Buying Christmas gifts for game collectors can be tricky. They usually own all the easy to find games for their favorite systems. Maybe your lucky and the collector on your list is starting to collect a new console and has a huge list of games they need, but more often then not their collection is almost complete.
I hear from collectors all the time "I only need 6 more games to have the complete NES collection". So what do you get for these collectors? Here are a few ebay auctions up for sale right now that I'm pretty sure they don't own:
The opening bid is $15,000 which definitely sounds like a lot but the 1991 Campus Challenge for NES recently sold for $20K. So this gift is almost too cheap to pass up.
Pepsi Invaders for Atari 2600 is up for sale now.
Pepsi Invaders was made by Coke and given away at a Coke sales convention. Only 125 were ever made.
selling for $9.99 right now and will probably close at around $150-200. That's 1-100th the price of Campus Challenge 92.
Caltron 6-in-1 is an unlicensed game with six games on the cartridge. All of them are notoriously bad though so don't expect the collector to play it very long.
Whatever your budget is give the gift of game collecting this year - buy a rare game for a loved one.
Labels: video game collecting
Monday, November 8, 2010
These new charts should load quite a bit faster than the old charts, on average. Hopefully you'll spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the chart.
By default, we show you all the data we have. If you only care about prices in the last year, you can show only those ones. For now, we don't provide additional price detail when you zoom in. We'd really like to support that, but haven't implemented it yet.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Have you ever wondered how many video games sell on eBay during the course of a day? Or what the most expensive game ever sold was? Or maybe how many copies of Super Mario 3 have sold since eBay was founded? (The answers are: 19,012 games per day; Stadium Events for $41,000; and 12,091 Mario 3's since founding)
We asked eBay to answer some of our readers' questions about the video game category on eBay. All the answers are compiled below in a handy infographic.
Ebay Video Game Infographic
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We want to give a huge "THANK YOU" to all the video game category managers on eBay who worked with us to gather all this information. All the data in the infographic comes directly from them.
What do you think the most interesting statistic is from the infographic? Let us know in the comments below.