For those that follow my Twitter, you heard that I bought a “new in the box” N64 controller off of eBay last week. When it comes to eBay, I’m always skeptical by default. But at the price of $27 I figured it was worth a shot. I only have two good working controllers for my N64, and even if this was isn’t BRAND new, I’ll just be happy if it has a nice tight analog stick. So after work today there’s a package waiting for me. I tear it open ready for some disappointment.
The box wasn’t in pristine shape, but I’m not too worried about that. I used to save all my boxes for all that stuff but eventually I decided to throw them away. The controller looks good so far, but someone could have easily repackaged a used controller in a box. But the nice crisp warranty card is a good sign that this might actually be the real deal.
After removing the plastic and a thorough inspection, I don’t see any signs of this old thing ever being used. There’s no real proof that it isn’t used, but as far as I’m concerned it’s better than 95% of the controllers that are still out there. I tested it out and it works perfectly. And now much to Andrea’s chagrin, I repackaged it in the box and it’s sitting next to my computer. To stay “new” as long as possible. Ha ha!