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20 January, 22:11

A blind auction and a rare game console is the story of an American who accidentally found a legendary prototype

A blind auction and a rare game console is the story of an American who accidentally found a legendary prototype
News about finds is always interesting to read. After seeing this news, I just couldn't help but think about it. After all, we are talking about a rare, and perhaps the only Nintendo PlayStation game console in the world.

This is a story about an accidental find that turned out to be very profitable. It began in 2009, when American Terry Diebold participated in a "blind" auction of a bankrupt organization whose property was sold in packed boxes. The man bought several lots for literally nothing and brought them home. In one of the boxes, Terry Diebold found a game console, which he did not attach any importance to and sent it to the attic.

A few years later, his son found this console and it raised some suspicions in the boy. Later it turned out that one of the bosses of the bankrupt company used to work at Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc, where he got his copy for testing.
After such details became clear, father and son began to present their console at various specialized exhibitions in the United States. Their copy was considered the only surviving console of this type.

Terry Diebold and his son were repeatedly offered to sell the Nintendo PlayStation console. In 2019, the amount offered for the console was $1.2 million. However, Terry refused due to "financial" reasons.
A year later, history repeated itself: bidding for the Nintendo PlayStation was set for February 27, 2020, and the console was not supposed to have a starting price — it was supposed to be offered by the buyers themselves. Bidding for the legendary prototype ended with a bid of $300,000.

Be that as it may, Diebold Sr. was very glad that he didn't throw away the console at the time, and his son turned out to be quite understanding and understood what it was.

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