eBay

Thirty things that infuriate eBay users

It’s fair to say that most people who use eBay have a love-hate relationship with the auction site. For every bargain buy or smooth transaction you’re forced to patiently wait weeks for items to arrive, or simply put up with people’s stupidity. We’ve been using eBay since the...

eBay round-up: The Last of Us special

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is a very special game, so it’s fitting for us to give it a special eBay round-up. PR types sometimes send a few little gifts out alongside review copies of games – usually a T-shirt or two, or maybe a bottle opener...

eBay round up – an arcade game special

I’m sure every gamer has dreamed about owning an arcade machine at some point. To the infuriation of girlfriends and significant others across the world, a little known website known as eBay exists. The really worrying thing is that some arcade machines don’t really cost a great deal...

eBay round-up: a sealed game special

The amount of gamers collecting games that are still in their factory seal is on the rise, as this month’s eBay round-up shows. Why collect sealed games? The appeal of owning something never touched by human hands is very alluring, especially if it’s hard game to find to...

The drake that laid the golden Drake

Proving that us videogamers really are just big kids, a lot of videogame related toys have sold for stunning amounts on eBay this month. The most noteworthy of these is a golden vinyl Uncharted 3 toy said to be one of only 11 in the world. “For ages...

Do you catch Sonic’s drift?

It has been said that during the winter, sales of retro games boom as a lot of people spend their evenings staying in the warm and thus need entertaining. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few people hope to recreate the magic of a Christmas long gone by...

Forever dreaming of Dreamcast

We’ll kick off this month’s eBay round-up with Dreamcast malarkey, seeing it was 12 years ago this month that the system was released in Europe. Selling for a fair old whack was a game that has only just been re-released – Resident Evil: Code Veronica. It wasn’t the...

The purse sized Sega Master System

If you follow the retro scene you must have heard of TecToy at some point. They’re the company who handled all things Sega in Brazil, not just publishing their games but also developing new ones and even managing to release a few unpublished games that Europe never saw....

Sorted for Metal Gear

Loose copies of the lazily titled Sega Game Pack 4 in 1 on GameGear are just as easy to find as Sonic or Columns. Trying to find a boxed copy, however, is an incredibly tricky task as Sega produced only a small amount. When it does appear boxed...

Mario paint

You can’t get any rarer than something that’s one of a kind. With this in mind, I’m surprised that there aren’t more people out there customising their consoles. There’s certainly a demand for them on eBay – a NES-style custom GBA SP went for £51 (14 bids) earlier...

Little Samson, big price

Loose copies of Taito’s Little Samson on NES can fetch up to £100 due to its rarity. You’d think that a complete copy would only fetch a little more, but not so – this new and sealed copy netted a US seller $5,500.00 (£3,444.39) after 29 bids. What...