An eBay user by the name of rifaavalon recently tipped us off to an item of interest that's currently on his storefront: An SNES retail display unit. This relic comes with an illuminated case, a monitor, a console and two built-in controllers -- but no games. (We're sure you have some lying around.)

The opening bid for the display unit is $100, which may seem a tad high for a secondhand video game console cage at first glance. Then again, think of it this way -- you're not just buying a demo unit, you're buying history. Think of all the shoppers this thing distracted with its 16-bit siren song. Better yet, think of all the hand grime that's been baked onto those controllers! Those things could probably be used to re-clone a good portion of the human race in the event of some catastrophic disaster.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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