I reported way back in 2009 about a set of Macmillan titles that sold in an eBay auction for figures way above what you normally expect most rare ZX Spectrum titles to sell for. Three of those titles (amongst others) were up for auction again and true to the recent trend in retrogaming, they were bid up to previously unheard of prices. As I have iterated before, these titles are indeed rare. Rare because they are educational titles and as much as we loved to tell our parents that we wanted a ZX Spectrum to do our homework on, we really just wanted to play games. Sorry Mom and Dad, now you know. Therefore these titles sold in low numbers and those that were sold didn’t really set the world alight with their technical prowess or originality. I have only seen them come up for sale a few times and as much as I would love to bid on them and own them from a collectors point of view, my love of Sinclair software isn’t enough that I would risk everything I hold dear to spend upwards of £600 on some frankly rubbish educational titles. Poorly hidden envy aside, here are the titles and the crazy prices they sold for:
Worth the money or not? It’s just a matter of how badly you want them and how deep your pockets are.