Nintendo Cereal Sells for Hundreds

Early Saturday night an auction for a two-decade old box of Super Nintendo-themed cereal ended, bringing in a surprising amount of cash. The Nintendo Cereal System, which contains both Super Mario and Legend of Zelda themed cereals, sold for a whopping $207.50, which comes out to $103.75 per cereal box. The seller, who is based in Saint Petersburg, Florida, described the product as:

“AN ORIGINAL NINTENDO CEREAL SYSTEM FROM 1988 WITH TWO DIFFERENT CEREALS IN IT, SUPER MARIO BROS ACTION SERIES AND ZELDA ADVENTURE SERIES. COMPLETELY SEALED IN THE BOX. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR BEING A 22 YEAR OLD THIN CARDBOARD BOX. ONLY ONE DISCLAIMER IT WOULD NOT BE WISE TO EAT THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOX EVEN THOUGH I NO YOU WILL WANT TO. I THOUGHT ABOUT IT MENY TIMES MY SELF.”

Grammatical errors aside, the seller made off pretty handily on some stale cereal. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little jealous about his earnings.