Retro gadgets including Nintendo 64s and Walkmans among tech that could be worth thousands of pounds

RETRO gadgets including Nintendo 64s and Walkmans could be worth thousands of pounds.

Classic tech products are among highly-sought-after items being flogged in eBay bidding wars among collecters.

Researchers at phone accessories company Case24 have compiled a list of the top-selling retro gadgets that could be worth thousands.

Old-school Nintendo consoles have kept their value the most as they are so rare, the study found.

A mint condition Nintendo 64, which was first launched in 1996 for £93, has fetched as much as £5,095 in eBay auctions.

The owner walked away with a profit of more than £5,000 for a console produced 25 years ago.

Old Gameboys are also fetching nearly £1,000 in some online sales.

The Gameboy Colour Atomic Purple Clear has sold for £995.

Old game cartridges can also fetch a pretty penny for owners looking to cash in.

Earlier this year, a Super Mario 64 cartridge broke world records when it sold for £1.08 million.

It marked the sale of the most expensive video game in history.

The 1996 cartridge was a launch title for the Nintendo 64 console, and was one of the most influential early 3D platformers.

It came two days after the previous record-breaker, an original Legend of Zelda cartridge, sold for £630,000.


Other lucrative retro gadgets include HP calculator watches from 1977 that could be worth up to £2,895.

Boomboxes from 1966 have fetching £1,300, while Sony TPS-L2 Walkmans dating back to 1979 have sold for £1,000.

The first iPhone, from 2007, has sold for £595, and a Polaroid camera from 1984 has fetched £723 on the market.

An old Bakelite rotary phone has fetched £3,877, with 19th century typewriters worth as much as £1,000.

The condition of the item, as well as original packing, can boost the sale price.

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