What’s one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure?
And wouldn’t you be kicking yourself if another man claimed $66,000 off your old abandoned property.
Rene Nezhoda, Star of A&E Storage Wars (a reality show that auctions off old abandoned storage lockers), stumbled onto an old vintage storage unit that contained quite a lot of valuable vintage gaming cartridges and gear.
To be exact, Nezhoda had a mini fortune in the palm of his hand, the gaming units and cartridges had a total value of $66,008(AUD).
The locker contained some pretty rare hardware such as a Vectrex system, boxes full of Sega Genesis, Super NES, Nintendo 64, and NES games that included M.U.S.H.A., an extremely rare Sega Genesis game and Bubble Bobble Part 2, a very valuable game from the NES.
The boxes alone were already valued at a couple thousand dollars. Iconic systems such as the Intellivision, Atari 5200, the Commodore VIC-20 computer and the Fairchild Channel F were found in working condition which are all valuable thanks to their age and rarity. Nintendo handheld devices were also found, as well as a Sega 8-bit system and more rare equipment and titles.
Originally Nezhoda spent $1980(AUD) on the storage unit and made a whopping $64,028(AUD) profit, which is quite the overkill.