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best place to sell retro game collection?

Post by circus_of_horrors » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:42 am

As the title says, I was wondering if anyone has any tips on where to sell my rather extensive game collection... Sadly it has to go because im emigrating and dont have the money to ship it all.

Theres basically consoles and games from the Atari 2600 onwards, right up to ps2 and xbox.

At the moment its looking like its all coming to the bootsale with me sometime soon, so any advice would be great.

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Post by DonkeySpank » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:47 am

Crikey, you won't get a good price from the boot sale - your best bet is eBay or one of the following retro forums:

www.retrogamer.net
www.retropassion.co.uk
www.retrofusion.co.uk

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:10 pm

Erm... No No, take it all to the bootfair.... Whereabouts is the address and times of your local one..? ;)

To be fair take all the best stuff out and sell it on forums like this and E-bay. (yes we all moan, but we all keep checking just incase.. don't deny it.!)
Then take whats left and trade it in for a couple of handhelds that are region free and can used when you move.
Anything left take to the booty...

Might work.. ;)

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Post by circus_of_horrors » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:13 pm

thanks for the replys, not really sure where to start though.. could take bloody ages to list everything... might see if theres any posts about with people who "want" anything first.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:16 pm

I want a boxed ZX Spectrum 48k (cheap) and SirClive wants a NES and/or Vectex.... ;)

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Post by Sureshot » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:17 pm

I think some people here would be happy to take stuff off your hands if you put a list up somewhere.

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Post by circus_of_horrors » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:22 pm

a boxed NES I can probably manage, which set in particular? (should get round to cataloguing that this week)

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Post by oli_lar » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:28 pm

I'm after Amiga CDTV, 3DO, X68000, PC engine etc...

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Post by SirClive » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:47 pm

circus_of_horrors wrote:a boxed NES I can probably manage, which set in particular? (should get round to cataloguing that this week)

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Cheers Opa 8)


I don't care if it is boxed or not, with or without games, I just NEED a NES

I am also dreaming of a vectrex, but alas they appear too pricey :cry:
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Post by muse hunter » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:01 pm

oli_lar wrote:I'm after Amiga CDTV, 3DO, X68000, PC engine etc...
sure you've got enough space under your tele? :shock:

Hmmm, i'd say evilbay it, the problem is that evilbay's charges are stupidly high, and if you do put them up there there is a chance you may have to let them go for far below you own valuation, but then again a bit of luck and you may get more than what you originally wanted. If you do go for evilbay bundle everything up to safe yourself money on charges. I'd only evilbay the stuff you've got left after selling your items on various forums.

Try ntsc-uk.com and rllmuck.com trading folders, there always seems to a lot of activity on there so you may get some interest. Beware though there are a lot of chancers on those boards who may try and haggle down you valuation, if you think they are offering too little just tell them where to go.
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Post by killbot » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:02 pm

To reiterate: Ebay it, classified ads it, sell it through a retro sight but do NOT boot sale it. You'll be lucky to see 10% of it's real value.
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Post by Mantas » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:11 pm

I'd like a boxed VIC-20 if you have one.
A working Galaxy Invader 1000 would be sweet too.
Finally, an Emerson Arcadia 2001 would be a dream.

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Post by Lindopski » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:14 pm

Ebay it the nutjobs on there pay crazy for retro put on a reserve and if you dont get what your after leave it with a good friend and ship it box by box to your new location sending the shipping through the post. a close family member or mate should do that for you.
I'd do it for my brother/mum/dad etc..
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Post by circus_of_horrors » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:17 pm

If its an unboxed NES youre after then its a definite, ive got half a dozen of them... ill try and test one out for you this week sometime.

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Post by devilman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:24 pm

DonkeySpank wrote:Crikey, you won't get a good price from the boot sale - your best bet is eBay or one of the following retro forums:

www.retrogamer.net
www.retropassion.co.uk
www.retrofusion.co.uk
He's more than welcome to post an ad on my forum too.
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