Definitely worth the purchase.
So my fiancée had been bit by the nostalgia bug, and being the console gamer she is, she has been hoping to get a NES for some time now. After perusing around different sites and sellers that would work for our current setup, I stumbled across this little baby. I can tell the seller takes pride in the products he sells because this thing works better than the day it rolled off the factory floor! The console came with a replacement/non-oem Nintendo controller with an extra-long, 3.5 meter cable (I also ordered an extra one by itself as this particular package only came with one controller, as well as nes controller extension cables).
Functionally-speaking, it works without problem, and with the disabled lock-out chip, that means the console also accepts imports carts, and game carts not directly certified by nintendo (homebrew and otherwise).
Now, Asthetically-speaking: the console is in pretty decent shape for its age. There are some scratches, but that's expected for a 30+ year-old console. I am most certainly not complaining about that.
Controller ports: I noticed that the controller port 1 lacked any "snap" sound/feel notifying that the controller had been plugged in. The same cannot be said for controller port 2, so I can tell that this console was historically played by a single person.
Otherwise, this was a great deal, and I can definitely tell that the seller/refurbisher is a passionate gamer.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned