Tuesday February 14, 2017

SNES Preservation Project "Dead" after USPS Loses $10K of Cartridges

The worst thing that USPS has done to me is drop my package without ringing the bell, but I could definitely understand this guy never trusting the postal service again. This amateur archivist had 100 cartridges shipped to him so he could dump their contents, but nobody has a clue where they are now. I guess the lesson here is that paying for shipping insurance may not be such a bad idea after all.

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A Nintendo fan's project to digitally preserve every SNES game has ended in defeat after the US Postal Service (USPS) lost a package containing 100 cartridges. The parcel contained between $7500 and $10k worth of vintage games, which were en route to amateur archivist Byuu. The package made the journey from Frankfurt to Byuu's home state of New Jersey, but after this was lost by the USPS. It was the second of five planned shipments of games from a European collector, who has now been left without a large chunk of their collection.