Dave Smith is selling a game store, its entire stock, and even its 15-foot-tall Mario effigy on Craigslist right now, all for a cool $1,000,000. Why? Because the current owner just wants to retire after running the place for three-odd decades.
Located in Sacramento, California, Dave’s Retro Games opened in the late 1980s. As chronicled in an article published by Rio Miranda High School in 2018, the store’s owner and founder, Dave Smith, started selling games back in the early ‘80s at flea markets in Roseville, California. Eventually, he was making more money selling games on the weekend than he did in his normal job, so he quit and opened his own store. For the last 35 years the place has become a local favorite due to its huge selection and cozy atmosphere. However, after decades of collecting, buying, and selling video games, it seems Smith is ready to retire.
On June 25, Smith posted an ad on Craigslist titled “Video Game Store, 35 years, 20,000 games - $1,000,000 (Sacramento).” And as the title suggests, Smith is selling his huge collection of games, consoles, accessories, and more to anyone who has a spare million dollars to spend.