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Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:24 am

Well have you?
I have less and less time to play games and often think about selling my stuff. I currently have
Unboxed US RGB modded N64 with around 35 carts
Unboxed Lynx with around 40 games (half boxed)
Saturn (with some stupidly good shooters)
Dreamcast not much pal now, but all the shmups
Xbox modded with around 30 games
PSP 100 games
PS2 around 130 games
Japanese Xbox with around 11 shmups.
Master System with around 30 games
Sega Nomad with around 20 games
SNES with around 40 games boxed and unboxed

And probably more. it takes up space, and I've not touched anything for at least a year, longer in some cases. I'm currently tempted to shift the lot, but probably won't because I'm a terrible hoarder.
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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by jcdentont1000 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:33 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Well have you?
I have less and less time to play games and often think about selling my stuff. I currently have
Unboxed US RGB modded N64 with around 35 carts
Unboxed Lynx with around 40 games (half boxed)
Saturn (with some stupidly good shooters)
Dreamcast not much pal now, but all the shmups
Xbox modded with around 30 games
PSP 100 games
PS2 around 130 games
Japanese Xbox with around 11 shmups.
Master System with around 30 games
Sega Nomad with around 20 games
SNES with around 40 games boxed and unboxed

And probably more. it takes up space, and I've not touched anything for at least a year, longer in some cases. I'm currently tempted to shift the lot, but probably won't because I'm a terrible hoarder.
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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:34 am

My collecting bug has almost gone. I only collect the Spectrum compilations now.

All current Gen games I play then trade or sell on ebay. I came to realise it was pretty pointless when I didn't have the consoles permanently set up and games on display. All my games were sitting in boxes in the garage or loft :(

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by Treguard » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:34 am

I have frequently, but usually I sober up the morning after and decide to play Harrier Attack instead.

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by alistair_thomas » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:35 am

I know it has been mentioned before, but I feel that if you have a large collection of games (or anything for that matter) that you have had no use from for a long time, you may as well get rid of it and use any money earned toward something that you know you will get a lot of use from.

That said, that's a fairly large collection you have there and I can imagine there being some difficulty deciding what you really must keep and what you won't miss should you choose to say goodbye to it!

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:42 am

I did sell my collection. Up until the start of last year I had over 600 games over various formats, Sega, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox, my biggest collection by far was gamecube which made up 1/5 of my whole collection.

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by Black Ridge » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:53 am

Dont think i could part with the bulk of my collection. Its my one fix. I dont smoke, i rarely drink and i dont buy many films any more. Besides, i couldnt get back what i paid for most of it!

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by theantmeister » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Yeah, I have gone through massive purges before. I always regret it. I don't think I'll ever do it again.

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by RichL » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Darran dont do it!!!

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by simes » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:10 pm

I've been there before... had several purges over the years when I went from one system to another or needed to raise money for one reason or another and looking back I regret parting with almost every game or piece of hardware. I'm slowly trying to rebuild the collections back to the way they were and I've found that I'm getting just as much enjoyment re-playing all the old games again now as I'm re-buying them but it's not the same and not only is it costing me more now that it did when I first bought them, but in a lot of cases a lot more than I got for them when I sold them.

Hell, I even sold a mint, complete boxed C64GS and I know I'll never be able to afford to get one of them again and certainly not in the same condition mine was in. :(
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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by PaulEMoz » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:14 pm

I've been tempted to at least sell bits of it. My mate gave me his Amiga 1200 a while back... we used to play on that all the time as teenagers at his house. It's got 100 boxed games in superb condition (although not all disks work)... been tempted to sell that lot for a while as I haven't got space and could do with the money. But something always pulls at me and stops me.

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by fredghostmaster » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:27 pm

I've kept everything from my first pong machine to current gen. The only stuff I "lost" was when I left home and my mum threw out all my Vic 20 stuff as well as my collection of C&VG dating back to Feb 1982 and my almost complete Crash collection, without checking with me first. Wasn't happy when I found out! Thankfully she hadn't got round to chucking the rest of my collection out. Still, I bought another Vic 20 and all my favourite games again for peanuts. Didn't bother with the mags though!

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by The Laird » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:36 pm

I have sold parts of my collection (it's still huge though!)

I sold my Atari 800 XL, 1050 disk drive and all the games.
I have sold pretty much all my Spectrum games
Got rid of my Game Gear, accesories and about 50 odd games.

I can't see myself selling any of the stuff I have left though.

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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by resident paul » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:40 pm

Never cross my mind but the wife has threatened a few times! :P
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Re: Ever been tempted to sell your collection?

Post by stvd » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:55 pm

Stripped back my collection due to space restrictions/not playing them/cash
and over the last year and a half I've sold...........

Sega Master System, Megadrive
SNES, N64
Colecovision
NEC Core Grafx II
NGPC
DSi
Sega Saturn
Wonderswan

The majority of the above are now played via emulation on my Xbox.


However, I still have the following..................

Atari VCS, 2600, 2600 Jnr, 7800
ZX Spectrum 48k+
PS1, 2
Dreamcast
Xbox, Xbox 360
PSP
Nintendo Gamecube, NDS
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