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There are some gadgets that remain appealing despite being old and outdated. These are the gadgets which retain their cool factor through the ages. It doesn’t matter how crusty and unloved they may be, we still want to own one for ourselves.

So much so that we’d be willing to scour market stalls and thrift stores for them. Or, a more likely scenario, jump on eBay First-Time Shopper On Ebay? 5 Important Things You Need To Know First-Time Shopper On Ebay? 5 Important Things You Need To Know Welcome to Ebay Shopping 101. You are the select few, chosen to be trained as sharp-shooting Ebay bidders, capable of finding the best deals and winning every auction. Read More and pay over the odds Fed Up With eBay? Here Are Some Worthy (And Cheaper) Alternatives For Sellers Fed Up With eBay? Here Are Some Worthy (And Cheaper) Alternatives For Sellers When you want to sell your excess junk online, where do you go? For most people, the one and only answer is eBay. With millions of daily users, it only seems logical to use the... Read More for this particular item. But which retro gadget still has such a hold on you that you would still buy it today?

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We want to know, What Retro Gadget Would You Still Buy Today?

This question was inspired by the video embedded above, which shows a bunch of precocious teenagers reacting to the Nintendo Power Glove. This was a precursor to the Wii and its motion-controlled games 6 Crazy, Interesting Or Useful Ways To Use a WiiMote 6 Crazy, Interesting Or Useful Ways To Use a WiiMote When Nintendo released the WiiMote, it was arguably a console industry game changer. The concept of interacting with a game using your physical body was born. Lifelike motion controls enabled it to appeal to a... Read More , but the Power Glove failed spectacularly due to being ahead of its time. And a little bit crappy.

Still, despite what these teenagers thought of it, I must admit I’d still like to play with the Power Glove. So much so that I’d be willing to pay good money for one. This isn’t an invitation for you to sell me yours, but it is an example of a retro gadget which is still desirable. At least to one person.

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So, what old gadget would you still buy today if you were given the opportunity? It can be anything from a classic video game 10 Video Games That Changed The World 10 Video Games That Changed The World These are the games that changed everything, that signalled the next step in the evolution of video games, and that needed to exist for the video games industry as we know it today to exist... Read More and the console to play it on, to an original iPod 5 Great Ways To Put Your Dusty Old iPod To New Use 5 Great Ways To Put Your Dusty Old iPod To New Use How long has your old iPod been in a drawer, unloved and dusty? Probably since the day you upgraded to a fancy new touch version or decided your smartphone would suffice from now on. But... Read More . Or an old toy your parents refused to buy you. Or an old mobile phone which you wouldn’t use but which would hold sentimental value.

The sky is the limit. If it’s a gadget, it’s more than a few years old, and it’s still desirable to you for whatever reason, then it’s a winner. Our ultimate aim is to compile a list of old gadgets people are still willing to pay good money for to this day, but we need your help to make such a list possible.

Please scroll down the page to let us know your choice of retro gadget in the comments section below.

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