Destiny Special Edition Preorders Selling for Hundreds on Ebay

Demand is high for the Ghost Edition, and one preorder even sold for $1,025.

In July, developer Bungie announced its special editions for its upcoming shooter Destiny. One of them, the Ghost Edition, sold out at every retailer. Among other items, it contained a replica Ghost--your floating robotic companion in the game--a steelbook case, an "Arms and Armament" field guide, postcards about Destiny lore, and some in-game perks including access to Destiny's two expansion packs. There were apparently few enough copies made available that they've become coveted by collectors, and as a result are selling for hundreds of dollars on Ebay.

According to a post on NeoGAF, Ghost Edition preorders have started appearing on the auction website for large amounts of money. A quick search for "Destiny Ghost Edition" on Ebay brings up dozens of listings for the game starting at $300 and exceeding $400. Some completed auctions have even gone for as high as $650. One reached $1,025, although it is uncertain if the buyer will actually follow through with this purchase.

Also sold out at retailers is the Limited Edition, which contained the same field guide, postcards, and in-game items, just without the Ghost replica. If you still want to get some special in-game items and access to the expansion packs, you can buy and download the Digital Guardian Edition for $90.

Destiny launches on September 9 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. You can check out our coverage of last month's beta test here. Did you reserve a Ghost Edition before they sold out? If so, will you sell it or hold onto it? Let us know in the comments!

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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lion2447
lion2447

I doubt anyone will actually profit from this. At least not yet.  I'm sure eBay will intervene and shut down all those auctions or stop the payments.  I believe one of their rules is that you cannot sell something you don't yet own.  I remember it happening with the PS4 when it first came out.

re_l_mayer
re_l_mayer

it all comes down to where your priority stand-if someone wants to spend 1000 let them do it,i missed out on a few collectors editions simply because its hard to keep track of everything around you at the same time and so i had to get some stuff from ebay for more that it was originally,in the end it all comes down to how much you like those editions and usually nobody else will see that you have them anyway so how much of a collector are you?

re_l_mayer
re_l_mayer

should i remind you how much last of us post pandemic edition was on ebay,there is a ton of them for alot of money,im guessing "the order" will be alot too,wolfenstein collectors is 400 on ebay,what kinda makes me said is i thought the actual ghost toy thing is big but its a size of your hand(half size of steelbook)which is not that big so you will hardly see it in a room probably

xeromagnum
xeromagnum

I had to get the Ghost ed for a system i don't even own lol. Figured I can keep the ghost and sell the game.

starwarsfan123
starwarsfan123

Those people use their money like toiletpaper...


panaicman66
panaicman66

LMFAO......a fool and his money are easily parted!

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

There are guys out there paying $1000 for this game while I'm not even sure wheter to get it or not. In the Beta it felt like a boring Borderlands, really. Either way, whoever buys limited editions just to resell them for a higher price is an ***hole

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I dont know why people dont just get the limited edition, no point paying $900 for the replica Ghost. 

That is ridiculous 

Banefire76
Banefire76

I have to laugh at the bickering between everyone regarding spending $1000 on ONE GAME!!!


(which incidentally is definitely insane....unless it's for a collectors copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn ;) )


Just out of curiosity, how much have you numbskulls dropped on games such as LoL, Elsword, Dota and other MMO's and MOBA's ???? 

........yeah, that's what i thought. 

(who are the losers now?....answer: everyone who spends more than a reasonable retail price)

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Well, you never know when this collector's edition is going to be one of those special edition, hard to get things afterward that ends up on a "most valuable collector's edition" list. I would buy the Ghost Edition myself if I had the money to spend. Would really love to get as much out of this game as possible (including the collectables). Then again, selling it on Ebay for hundreds of dollars is also very tempting. 

Trev9421
Trev9421

Eh, people can spend their money on what they please. Buyer's remorse may or may not run rampant though. I just wish i had money to spend on things other than bills lol. The joys of college.

jarrett
jarrett

I just went on Ebay and could buy one now for 350. Why in the world did someone pay 1000+? Some people really are hopeless...

mdign
mdign

 So no one is going to comment on the Two Expan$ion packs already made before the game even hits shelves? 

Not to mention that the game is short, the max level is 20, and the fact that each world is small?

wowwow27
wowwow27

ill wait till its free on psn, wakka wakka wakka

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I seriously don't get it. I played the beta and was bored to tears. It was uninspired garbage. The game is so compartmentalized that you feel like you're playing several really bad afterthoughts with the same premise. Peter Dinklage's voice work sounded like he lost a bet and was doing it for free.

qtmew
qtmew

People are already happy with paying 60+ for a standard game... so of course, they will blindly buy a hyped game for more... 

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I paid full price for Duke Nukem: Forever. I feel that these people are getting a better deal.

Whatelse73
Whatelse73

If it was such a good game, it'd be on PC too...

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

I had a feeling this was going to happen when the "Ghost Edition" was sold out after less than a day. I made the mistake of missing the announcement of the opening of pre orders by 12 hours and could only get the "Limited Edition". 


In the long run its probably just another piece of junk that would have littered my shelves but that Ghost replica sure looks cool. I would have enjoyed it for a couple of months before the next toy came along.


All this conversation does is make the wait for Sept 9th that much harder. 


I cannot wait to pick up my copy of Destiny at the, sure to happen, midnight release. I wont be selling my pre order for a few measly ducats......wait....someone got 1000 bucks for theirs.....i couldnt say no to that.

kvan33
kvan33

Dude brah #1:  Hey what's up?

Dude brah #2:  Just dropped $1000 on Destiny Ghost Edition

Dude brah #1:  Cool, you meeting us out tonight?  

Dude brah #2:  Nah, I'm broke.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

Lol, the human hordes, see a little advertisement and go crazy, the beta was mediocre to good, I'm going to wait for some reviews, I was not impressed and there was absolutely nothing ground breaking in this game, Madness I tell ya.

re_l_mayer
re_l_mayer

happened when ff 14 came out and the sellers had to just delete everything but they still shipped the games when they got em

unreal849
unreal849

@Banefire76  Actually, many prospective Destiny fans are Halo players, and those guys don't pay anything over sticker price.

Trev9421
Trev9421

I can't comment on length, but are the expansions already created?

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

@mdign So the game hasn't come out yet and you already think you know everything about it. You don't understand the level system. 

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@Gravity_Slave  Tell us how you really feel. We need something to base off modern example of stupidity. No not what you said but that you thought someone would care enough about you posting it outside of making fun of you.=)

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Gravity_Slave haha I enjoyed the beta and am looking forward to discovering more of the game, but I had to give you a 'like' for the Peter Dinklage comment, spot on!

hystavito
hystavito

@Gravity_Slave I'm not as passionate about hating the game as you are :), but I also got bored with it fairly quick, and I do have to agree with what you said about Dinklage's voice work, that's a funny way to put it :).  Although, maybe that's kinda his style, I'm not sure really.

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I could be wrong but I think opinions are different from person to person. These opinions are formed by different cultures and life experiences. This phenomenon may explain your disdain for a game others enjoyed. Please don't make the mistake of believing that this makes you better than them.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Whatelse73 Yeah because we all know devs really put effort into optimizing and supporting PC games...

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

PC sucks. Paying more for less isn't the master of anything. I actually wish this was PC only, then it would explain why it's so terrible..,

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Wow...compelling. You must be too young to form an original and creative thought.

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

@VegasDawg  and even if the game was really good (which it was not) nothign can justify paying for these so called collector's eds which will go in the closet collecting dust after a few months.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@unreal849 @Pierce_Sparrow Not sure, but if it's rare, it has value to somebody. The Ghost edition of the game certainly won't become worth $1000, but depending on it's eventually rarity, it could get into the hundreds. It's more the total package and rarity than anything else. The Ghost replica is pretty cool though, much cooler than a lot of figurines sold with special edition packages.

Enundr
Enundr

@unreal849 @Pierce_Sparrow nostalgia often enough , people like to remember the best games theyve played , especially nowadays when all are online and the eventual server unplugging so they couldnt go back and play it >.<

Enundr
Enundr

@dhsk8sb @mdign add tothat , even in beta the explore mode was still pretty decent size for earth , alot of areas were blocked off by lvl 20 mobs that were insta gibs to you , there is alot to do , to see and explore. when i saw them demoing high lvl titan play (dubbed lvl 28 or so cause of that Light stuff which is post lvl cap thing (think bonus levels / paragon levels like diablo 3) it showed the earth , moon mars and venus , then there was this dark section at the top that looked like it was another area (probably the raids) , note this was on ign when i saw this initially. but again , theres still alot to do and see , its amazing that theres so many forum bums that think they know all , but more mind blowing that people are shelling out that much for the game thats not even out yet.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I was in the moment. It seems like everyone is under this spell about how great they think Destiny is. Like the Emporers new clothes kinda thing. I feel like im one of the few that sees it for the trash it is. It's a poor-mans MMO

twilighterror
twilighterror

@Gravity_Slave Why so sad, GS? Are you having a bad day? Is this anonymous aggression making you feel better? I'm sure you can find something more productive to do with your time than this. Give it a shot.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@fredyellowone @VegasDawg Agreed and it's not like they will every be worth any money either, even if you leave it in the package. Must be the casuals.

unreal849
unreal849

@Pierce_Sparrow @unreal849  I remember when Halo Mega Bloks originally launched, and there was a limited run of 100 unique figures - you couldn't even buy them, they were randomly given away to people as an advertisement for upcoming products. I got 2 off of ebay for $10, because at the time no one thought of them as valuable. Three years later, i sold one for $400.

fobbs69
fobbs69

@Gravity_Slave  No you are right for the most part. Its boring, repetitive and like all bungie games, somewhat uninspired and generic (bungies speciality).

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@Gravity_Slave Interesting. I've played dozens of MMO's and this is the only one I've ever been really passionate about. It was great for me and I am excited for it's release. Most other MMO's do to me what this one did to you. Even with the limited areas, I found it to be a lot of fun, especially when playing with other people (as the game is meant to be played). Sorry your experience sucked. I for one can't wait.

Enundr
Enundr

@Gravity_Slave nah poor mans mmo is GW2 , and thats far more BS then anything else , i wouldnt even call this an MMO , its pretty much borderlands online (with halo mix)