There is Money to be Had
So, there has been a bubble in the gaming market since around 2007. Retro video game prices are outrageous. It drives me crazy that I can’t afford to collect some of the games I always wanted to play when I was a kid. Granted – I am one of the people who drove the prices up. I collect video games. New games, old games, game parts, game add-ons – I love them. Not only is it a trip down a nostalgic road to my childhood, but I love fixing old broken systems. PS: If you have broken ones that you want to send to me ( I won’t be sending them back, cause I may not be able to fix them), at me on twitter – @indiangunco or @cd_knox.
The point being here: if you have old games and you have no interest in keeping them, now is the time to let them go on Ebay. I don’t typically do this, because I can’t even bare to part with my copy of “Bible Adventures”. It is an unlicensed NES game that also happens to be awful. It is also NOT particularly “rare as the below post says. This post is double is actual worth, and also the game itself is total garbage.
This is whole other issue. This bubble has made everyone think that they can list video games on any platform for what they are listed at on Ebay. Facebook marketplace, craigslist, all of them: list prices as they are listed on Ebay at “asking price”. This is probably for another blog, but I may go deeper into how to spot this stuff. But here is a quick run down:
- PriceCharting.com (REAL game values)
- Our youtube channel (I go over how to spot fakes, fix them, clean them, etc.)
- Local game stores (if you find a good one, these guys know there stuff. Not GameStop)
- Ebay (yes, ebay is a good reference if you FILTER YOUR SEARCH FOR “SOLD ITEMS”
Show me the Money
Let’s get to the point of this post.
If you have no interest in collecting these games, there is a great market out there for the seller right now. Terrible for me, but what can you do? As a matter of fact, I am not doing myself any favors by putting this out there. I am constantly being gouged on game prices, but here I am.
If you have an interest in getting rid of them: I did a short video on how to clean up the outside of the cartridge including the label. We have other videos on cleaning the inside as well. So without further ranting, here you go: