A snip at $1000, folks

A new and factory sealed copy of the cult SNES RPG Earthbound has sold for over $1000 on auction site eBay, proving once and for all that video game collectors aren't scared of the credit crunch.

Seller dave2236 bagged a whopping $1,025.01 for the minty-fresh copy of the game. To give you some indication of the utter madness of this situation, loose Earthbound carts usually sell for about $70-80, with boxed ones hitting the $200-300 mark.

[source gonintendo.com, via cgi.ebay.com]