Some highly valuable items could soon be making their way to a new owner via eBay courier services, following the sale of a huge collection of video games on the auction website for more than $1.2 million (£770,430).
Every title released for many Nintendo consoles is included in the collection, as well as every game for all Sega and NEC systems.
Overall, 22 full sets encompassing some 7,000 video games were sold, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Among the rarest items are a Sega Mega Drive game called Go-Net and Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Gold for the Super Famicom, the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo.
The collection also includes short-lived products such as the Nintendo Virtual Boy, a console that was released in North America and Japan in 1995 and discontinued the following year, and the Sega Dreamcast, which came out towards the end of 1998 but was gradually taken off the market from March 2001.
In an email to the Los Angeles Times, the seller, a 32-year-old man from France named Andre, said he regularly sells video games but this particular collection is the biggest he has ever sold.
He revealed that it had become a personal mission to collect all of the titles available for Sega, Nintendo and NEC systems.
"I perfected some full sets by getting every title of them factory-sealed, just for the challenge of it," Andre said.
"Some titles are extremely hard to come by brand new when they're 25 years old. Now that the mission is complete, maybe it's time to move on."
The seller also revealed that the games placed on eBay are just part of his collection and that he plans to list them on the site again or on Japanese auction platforms if the recently agreed purchase falls through.
He is owed exactly $1,230,699.99, plus a $1,230 shipping fee.
Author: Adrian Medland