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$10k SNES game package lost in the post has been found

Good news, everyone.

The recently-missing shipment of SNES games, valued at $10k, which was declared lost in the US postal system has - miraculously - been found.

Package received.

SNES game archiver and emulator maker Byuu had given up hope over ever recovering the package, sent to him by another collector, after the US Postal Servicer (USPS) reported it lost.

The package was part of an ongoing project to scan and archive every SNES game. With it lost, Byuu had regretfully declared the project dead.

Thankfully, the continued media attention given to the case caught the eye of a USPS worker who wanted to lend a hand.

Here's what happened next, in Byuu's own words:

$10k of SNES games.

Byuu has previously opened donations via Paypal to help replace the games lost - all of this money has now been returned, he has said.

After all that happened, the package was recovered at probably the last possible moment - it had made its way to the Atlanta recovery centre which is where lost mail goes to be placed up for public auction.

Understandably, Byuu has said he will be more cautious with shipping games in the future - only using smaller shipments, or buying individual games to scan and archive then selling them on to get some money back.

"But... yes," Byuu concluded, "with these games recovered, I'll declare the preservation project undead! ^_^"

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