Owner of rare Pokemon Yellow shocked and disappointed by destruction of game case and box.
Collecting video games is a hobby for many, and for one collector, the_master_of_unlocking, it was a passion. Recently, the_master_of_unlocking purchased a rare copy of Pokemon Yellow with a 9.2 rating from grading experts WATA. The copy was in good condition and was worth anywhere between $4,000 and $10,000.
Unfortunately, when the game arrived, it had been all-but destroyed by US customs. The case, seal, and box had all been destroyed, slashing its value. The_master_of_unlocking was shocked and disappointed at the “senseless damage” done to the game.
The_master_of_unlocking began collecting around 20 years ago, focusing primarily on the SNES, Sega Genesis, and Neo Geo systems. As they got older, they began to trim down their collection, and Pokemon Yellow was one of the items they wanted to keep.
The_master_of_unlocking is now working with the seller and their credit card company to recover the costs of the game. They are also considering filing a claim with PayPal, as they have no plans to get in touch with either the airport or US customs until the claims process is over.
Collecting rare video games can be a rewarding hobby, but for the_master_of_unlocking, it was a reminder of simpler times. Unfortunately, their experience with the rare copy of Pokemon Yellow was marred by its destruction at the hands of US customs. The_master_of_unlocking is working with the seller and their credit card company to recover the costs of the game, but it’s a reminder to all collectors to be aware of the potential risks of shipping valuable items.