E3 2014 trinkets commanding insane prices on eBay

E3’s E3 trinketsnot only where gamers get an advance look at what’s to come, it’s also where savvy entrepreneurs can freely scoop up items worth hundreds of dollars.

As happens every year, a cottage industry has formed on eBay around some of the more collectible (and not-so collectible) E3 shwag, with excited gamers paying ridiculous amonts of money for show-related tchotchkes.

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Phones with Flappy Bird command premium on eBay

Now flappy-birdthat Flappy Bird has flown the coop, some smart eggs are trying to capitalize on the mega-popular app’s disappearance.

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen yanked the game from the Apple and Google app stores Sunday. And now that the game is no longer available, some owners are auctioning off their phones with copies of the game installed on them.

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Got a game you don’t want? Here’s what to do

You xmas-games-tradetold your relatives you already had a copy of Grand Theft Auto V. You made it very clear to Santa that you didn’t own a Wii U, so there was no need to bring you Super Mario 3D World. But somehow, you once again ended up with games you either already own, didn’t want, or can’t play.

Now what?

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Alleged Xbox ‘Durango’ development system sells for $20K on eBay

Despite plenty of leaks, Microsoft has yet to officially confirm that it’s working on the next Xbox. But the first one may already have been sold.

An eBay auction over the weekend found a buyer for a purported Xbox ‘Durango’ Development Kit — a system game developers use to create games for the upcoming console. The buyer, who remained anonymous, shelled out $20,100 for the kit, which apparently looks like a black computer tower.

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Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge is all yours for $150,000

One of the most beloved games of all time is now one of the most insane auctions of all time.

An exceedingly rare prototype cartridge of the NES classic The Legend of Zelda has popped up on eBay, along with a sealed copy of the original game. The asking price for this pair? $150,000. That’s in U.S. dollars, not rupees.

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Eager fan offers $1,725 for early copy of Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty fans are a dedicated bunch. So when word escaped earlier this week that certain Sears and K-mart locations had mistakenly put upcoming release Modern Warfare 3 on sale early, they descended, buying what they could before the store realized its error.

And, true to form in the gaming world, a few cash-strapped types immediately put those copies up for sale on eBay. Some went for a couple hundred dollars, but one lucky seller saw a bidding war erupt — and may have walked away with $1,725 for his copy.

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