The new Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch console is a lovely bit of kit, but how far would you go to get your hands on one? Well, if footage posted online recently is to be believed, some people might go further than you think.
A dedicated Nintendo fan by the name of Quincy has been recorded ay Hey Bro!! Video Games in Texas trading in some particularly pricey retro items in order to get his hands on the new Switch OLED variant.
Quincy is shown trading in a rare Japanese Pikachu N64, a boxed NES Action Set, Super Mario Kart, GoldenEye 007, Super Mario All-Stars, Mario Kart 64 and Super Mario 64. The video has had half a million views already.
"He traded up for the new Zelda Switch," says the store staffer on the video. "We gave him a $700 payout." She then asks the man if he's happy with the exchange, to which he replies in the affirmative.
We're not sure if the trade was the cost of the Switch plus the $700, or if the Switch's value was from subtracted from the payout amount – but even if it was over $1000 in cash, Quincy has been significantly short-changed, as the reactions to the tweet attest.
However, some have pointed out that the video could well be staged and is merely a way of attracting attention to the store.
Others have also pointed out that the price an item is listed for on eBay isn't necessarily what it will sell for, and that the store itself needs to buy in retro stock at a reduced value in order to make some profit. Even if you take these things into account, it does feel like Quincy got a bum deal here – but if you disagree, leave a comment below telling us why.
Editor's Note: Thanks to @Forged_Inferno for helping us to identify the store in this story.