Bidding on the so-called ‘Nintendo Play Station,’ a prototype of a doomed collaboration between Nintendo and Sony, has reached $US350,000 ($521,532) as deep-pocketed collectors put up ever-increasing amounts of money in hopes of owning the rare device.
A complete set of first-edition Pokémon cards just sold for $US107,010 ($157,471) on Goldin Auctions. But don’t worry — it’s extremely unlikely the card binder your mum threw out would have sold for anywhere near that.
Auctions ask you difficult questions. What is the value of a thing? How much is love worth? Is victory worth it? What is the price of winning? What if the price of winning is losing?