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Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by Rockford » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:14 am

I'm downsizing and to be honest apart from a quick blast at a ios game, I don't really game much these days (Where did my youth go!?)

Apart from this being a shameless plug to what I will be listing on eBay in the next few weeks, I need some advice on how to get the best price.

I take it I need to offer to International bidders to get the best price?, but the way that works has changed since last time I did such a thing.
Now it seems you send the stuff off to a UK address, who then send it on the international address?
So, do I need to estimate postage and insurance cost, or is it all done for me?
Is it a decent system or is it problematic?

Shameless plug time...
I will be selling:

A Sega Megajet
A Mario Game and Watch
Around 30 NGPC clamshell games
New Retro Gamer Binders
About 250 RG + Edge Magazines (inc special editions)
A couple of Sonic 10 year anniversary Dreamcast boxed games

None video game related:
New Limited Edition, Numbered, Dark Tower hardbacks, signed by Stephen King and the artists.

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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:27 am

I've sent a couple of things abroad (only because I forgot to set them as UK only because it didn't default to that), you just post it to the UK centre and they send it on. You have to work out the UK postage but the buyer pays the extra. As much as I was dreading it, especially as one was Italy, they all turned up safe and sound
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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by Rockford » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:31 am

Cheers. And what about insurance? The books I have would hopefully sell for £2k or so.

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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:36 am

I'd never send something of that value outside the UK. Best checking with Royal Mail or specialist couriers about high value insurance
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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by ALK Temp » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 am

You can still send stuff internationally yourself if the distribution options isnt for you (I've yet to try it.). If you do decide to, always send it tracked. no matter how low or high it sells for.

I've been selling some game stuff recently and found 95% of my sold stuff was to other countries probably due to the weak pound, they're getting a bargain. Best of luck and hopefully you'll find as much success too. ;)

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Post by Mayhem » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:44 am

Don't send the valuable stuff without full tracking and insurance, and avoid certain countries such as Italy, Russia and Brazil (their postal services are worse than useless). The NGPC clamshells should fetch a decent price, try to sell those in one lot. You'll probably have a hard time selling the magazines though.
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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by quantum » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:06 am

Are you going to any retro games shows (e.g. Revival)? If so you could arrange drop off with the buyer there to save both a chunk of cash :mrgreen:

I'm thinking about it as no longer have space for 200+ RG mags... :(
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Re: Selling My Stuff - Advice Please

Post by DPrinny » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:12 am

Or, you hire a stall and share it with someone

Those retro markets in Leeds are a good place

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