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Who would have ever thought that video game systems would one day be considered antiques? And as such, some of the systems that you may have owned and thrown away may be worth a fortune. You can only hope that you have one of these treasures in your closet somewhere.
The technical definition of an antique is something that is considered to be a generation old. The accepted time period is 25-years. But not only are some of these game systems considered antiques, but more importantly they have become collectibles. People are willing to pay outrageous sums of money for operational, discontinued gaming systems. These collectors aren't looking to play these games, they are looking at them as investments; big investments.