Flappy Bird Becomes a Collector’s Commodity, iPhones with Game Installed Selling on eBay for Thousands

on February 10, 2014 7:14 AM

Flappy Bird came and went like a bottle of lightning: the game grew enormously popular over the last few weeks (even with some middling/poor reviews and reactions), and suddenly its creator announced that the game would be taken down from the App Store and Google Play, following its developer’s inability to cope with the game’s overwhelming success.

So, curious to see how much your phone might be worth when you (willingly or not) downloaded a copy of the game?┬áSince the game’s removal last week, iPhones and other devices installed with the game have been listed on outlets like eBay for quite high prices, reaching prices in the tens of thousands (or more). The best part? They’ve even been SELLING, too.

With the latest postings on eBay, iPhones and other devices with the game installed currently average a range of prices between $200-500 at the low end, $1000-1500 in the medium tier, and finally, the sky’s the limit for pretty much everything else: the highest bids are going for over $90,000, with the absolute top listing going at $134,295 (as of this posting).

Care to make a bid for a (little) piece of gaming history?

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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