Your old Nintendo, Sony and Apple gadgets could be worth thousands – see what retro gadgets could fetch

If you kept hold of your classic gadgets from the 1980s and 1990s, you could be in luck as they are being sold for thousands of pounds.

Tech from days gone by, such as Sony Walkmans, Nintendo Game Boy and iPods, can now fetch thousands.

Unused items that are still in their original package go for the most money but others still fetch good money, reports The Mirror.

Steve Nowottny of, said: “It might come as a surprise but old tech can fetch a fortune on eBay – if it’s the right stuff.

The Nintendo Game Boy

“Iconic ­devices such as Walkmans, Gameboys and Casio watches are collectable.”

Original Game Boy handheld games consoles were launched by Nintendo in 1989 for £67.40.

A Game Boy in its original polythene wrapping was recently put on eBay for a staggering £999.99.

But good condition versions go for around £165.

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The 1980s or 1990s Sony Walkman is a collector’s item too, selling for up to £350 while the Sony DiscMan version, for CDs, can go for £130.

The first Apple iPod, launched in 2001, is also ­highly sought.

Fully boxed first generation iPods now fetch £10,000 while second generation versions are priced at up to £1,200.

Sony original TPS-L2 walkman

And a first-generation iPhone could also bag you a tidy £170, rising to more than £300 if it’s in mint condition. One enterprising eBay seller advertised one for £2,995.

Casio calculator watches from the 1980s sell for up to £130 while a Sharp ghettoblaster can fetch £475 and a Nokia 3310 from 2000 is worth £100.

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Old computers can also be worth a fortune. Apple Macintosh computers from 1984 are selling for between £1,000 and £2,000 on eBay.

Toys, too, are becoming big money with. An original Transformer robot from the 1980s costs £100 and a 1990s Tamagotchi digital pet can sell for £255.

Steve Nowottny of, said: “It might come as a surprise if it’s been gathering dust in the attic, but old tech can fetch a fortune on eBay – if it’s the right stuff.

“Iconic devices such as Sony Walkmans, Nintendo Gameboys and Casio watches are seen as collectors’ items.

“Of course, unused gadgets still in their packaging will fetch the most, but even items in a less than perfect condition can be worth a decent amount.

“To check, search for the item on eBay, then tick the ‘sold items’ box to see what similar items have gone for.

“Even if you don’t want to sell on eBay, it can help you benchmark a reasonable price.”

How much they fetch

Apple iPod – Up to £10,000

Sony MiniDisc – Up to £300

Ghettoblaster – Up to £475

Super Nintendo – Up to £180

Casio calculator watch – Up to £130

Tamagotchi – Up to £255

Nintendo Game Boy – Up to £165

Apple iPhone – Up to £300

Nokia 3310 – Up to £100

Apple Macintosh computer – Up to £2,000

Sony Walkman – Up to £350



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