gameSniped is no stranger to wierd items. This is is up there pretty far however.
From the auction:
Hello, everyone, and thanks for taking the time to check out my auction! You’re looking at what is literally a piece of video game history, at least in the life of this particular lifelong video game nerd – contained within this box is every single receipt for my video game store purchases from May 7th, 2001 to June 27th, 2009. I haven’t actually counted the receipts, but I estimate them to number somewhere around 700-800 total, with the vast majority being from Game Crazy and GameStop/Electronics Boutique. Perhaps you’re wondering, and rightly so, HOW this collection came into being and, equally important, WHY I would think to list such a collection here on the good ol’ worldwide marketplace? Well, let me do a bit of explaining…
I am, I admit, a consummate gaming nerd, and I’ve collected video games since I was very young; however, in 2001 when I was in my late teens I discovered eBay, and I began actively purchasing games specifically for resale here, as well as occasionally selling off pieces of my personal collection. It was at this time, when I realized that most of the games I bought would not remain in my possession for long, that I decided to begin collecting my receipts as a sort of archive of awesomeness which I could peruse at any time. I know that we’re somewhat few and far between, but you real gaming nerds out there will understand what I mean – for instance, did you know that back in December of 2001, Game Crazy was selling copies of Final Fantasy VII for only $14.99? Apparently I bought a copy, along with Final Fantasy VIII. I also bought Mega Man 6, The Adventures of Lolo 2, Pac-Man, and Milon’s Secret Castle for the NES, and at that time Game Crazy was offering their “Three for $10” sale on “classic” games, so I got those four games for only $10.00. Oh, and it seems that I was SOMEHOW able to pick up a copy of Ogre Battle for the SNES for only $5.00 on May 7th, 2005! You’ll also be in possession of what is possibly the longest GameStop receipt IN EXISTENCE, dated October 5th, 2007, from a trade I made shortly after I purchased a local pawn shop’s entire video game inventory during their “Going Out of Business” sale. This collection of receipts is truly a testament to gaming, and it is my hope that it ends up in the hands of someone who appreciates its unique value. (Not that that’s much of a stretch, since I doubt that anyone else would even consider bidding on it!) It may sound crazy, but I have to admit that selling this is more difficult than it was to sell my collection of 700+ NES games several years ago, or selling my collection of complete Super Nintendo games… With those, I know that I have at least the possibility of re-collecting them in the coming years, but this little (well, maybe not so little) box of receipts is something which is truly one-of-a-kind. I’m selling it only because money for tuition is once again very tight, and although I know it’s a long shot, I’m sincerely hoping that there might be one or two of you other eBayers out there who would be interested in such a quirky, unusual, and singularly nerdy bit of video game memorabilia! Of course, you are welcome to ask any questions you might have, and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP.
Playstation signed by Michael Jackson – Most likely fake.
Lot Of 50 Japenese Gameboy Cartridges – Tempted to buy this myself mat the $60.00 BIN.