Is there a market for PC game boxes?

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Is there a market for PC game boxes?

Post by king_2ombie » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:53 pm

Now that PC games are either online or in DVD cases is there a market or much interest in the old big box pc game packaging?

Just come across a couple of boxes of boxes - if that makes sense - and was wondering if people collected them or should I just skip them?

No idea what happened to the games though :(

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Re: Is there a market for PC game boxes?

Post by theantmeister » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:04 pm

As with everything retro, people do collect old "big box" PC games. That's the ridiculously huge 90s boxes, not those dvd case little boxes you see in game shops these days.

I'm sure you'd find someone who just wants the box.

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Post by Grizzly » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Depends on the games really. I wouldn't mind taking a look if you have some pictures.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:36 pm

If all else fails, put the lot on ebay as a 99p bundle. If nobody bites, turf/charity shop them.
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Re: Is there a market for PC game boxes?

Post by English Invader » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:33 pm

Some people love the big box PC/Amiga/ST games. They can be a real joy to collect. I particularly like the slightly smaller boxes that were common in the late 80s.

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Post by thingonaspring » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:59 am

English Invader wrote:Some people love the big box PC/Amiga/ST games. They can be a real joy to collect. I particularly like the slightly smaller boxes that were common in the late 80s.
I've got a couple of big bags of Amiga boxes. Sadly only the boxes, but I keep meaning to do similar with those, see if there's a demand for them.

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Post by PostieDoc » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:01 am

thingonaspring wrote:
English Invader wrote:Some people love the big box PC/Amiga/ST games. They can be a real joy to collect. I particularly like the slightly smaller boxes that were common in the late 80s.
I've got a couple of big bags of Amiga boxes. Sadly only the boxes, but I keep meaning to do similar with those, see if there's a demand for them.
There is, a lot of people threw out the boxes to save space so that now they just have the games disks. Collectors are always looking for the boxes to put with their disks.
Do you have the manuals as well?

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Post by English Invader » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 am

New Metal Jesus video about big box PC games:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xN-xAXcdsM

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Re: Is there a market for PC game boxes?

Post by Flint » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:09 am

Any idea if there'd be much interest in the remnants of my Amiga collection? Or how much they'd be worth both just as boxes and as working games (I think a couple stopped working).
Seems like they'd be a be a nightmare to post especially if people are paying for the (mostly) good condition of the boxes.

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I may have a few of the little square boxes too, Batman and James Pond I think.

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Post by quantum » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:39 am

People are still after big boxes and especially large manuals! Much nicer to have a printed copy vs a PDF... :D

What boxes did you find?
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Post by Negative Creep » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:20 pm

I will have to investigate to see if they are complete, but I know I have the boxes for Quake, one of the mission packs, Carmageddon and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 in my parent's loft if anyone is interested
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Post by ALK » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:27 pm

If there's even the tiniest market for ancient PCs to run these things exactly the way you remember (Long loading, the sounds the PC makes, etc.), then sure, there's a market for the big box games as well. :lol:
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