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Selling a retro collection

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The first systems games (quite a minor one) is up in the trading thread now. PAL Sega Saturn. There are a few gems in there along with some tat. Whatever gems don't sell here will go to eBay.

I will see how it goes. Taking it a system at a time looks like the way it has to be.

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Before you put this stuff on Ebay you may want to consider flogging it on Amibay.

I have nerves heard of this place but I will check it out. Is it UK based?

You have used them before? Trustworthy etc?

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I have nerves heard of this place but I will check it out. Is it UK based?

You have used them before? Trustworthy etc?

It's UK based and dedicated to buying, selling, swapping and giving away of retro items.

I've bought bits from the UK and mainland Europe on it, and have also given some items away on it.

The site owner lives in South Wales.

Each user has a feedback status next to their name so you can see what they've been up to.

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I looked on there last time you mentioned it (ATF?) and it seems a very odd place. It's trading rules seem a bit weird - I do prefer AVForums needing everything to be in the thread if there are going to be rules in place.

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I sold a collection of about 2000 games a few years ago. Occasionally I feel like playing some of the games, but rarely do I miss it, and it is nice to be out of the habit of pouring money into the collection.

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I want to wish Yiggy good luck in selling his collection. I'm going through the same process just now but for different reasons. I was quite an avid games collector between 2004 and 2010-ish but my interests and priorities have changed; my girlfriend and I want to buy a house within the next two years and I don't want to be carrying piles of games and consoles that I have no real attachment to. That means selling off quite a large collection including NES, Dreamcast, Game Boy, N64, PS1, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube items.

I'd be interested to know how you get on Yiggy, and what works for you in terms of selling on the forum, eBay, etc. :) I had been selling things through eBay a while ago but found it to be a right pain in the arse; the description writing, taking photos, etc, quite often wasn't worth the return. I think this time the key will be to follow the advice here; find out what may have value and sell that individually, but sell the rest in batches/bundles.

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It's UK based and dedicated to buying, selling, swapping and giving away of retro items.

I've bought bits from the UK and mainland Europe on it, and have also given some items away on it.

The site owner lives in South Wales.

Each user has a feedback status next to their name so you can see what they've been up to.

Isn't it predominently for Amiga stuff?

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Hmm may check it out. I think I'll sell my Lynx in a job lot, as indiviual games for it don't appear that rare (at least the ones I have).

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what 32x games are they? Some of them can get you a good amount, especially if you have any 32X CD games. I don't think there's anything that will get you less than a fiver on 32x.

I really wanted one but it'll all a bit expensive for me and put me off a bit! Plus some of the 32x CD games don't work with a model 1 mega cd, as they come with a 'key disc' that you need to put in first to stop people from selling the spare CD copy. This doesn't work with the eject mechanism on the first model as it resets the system.

The 32x CD games are the main reason i'd want one I think, being an obsessive Mega CD fan.

Stuff like Chaotix and Kolibri would go for £100 when I was looking :(

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I got quite alot for the 2 lynx job lots I sold last year

was it all boxed? My stuff is half and half.

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I spilt mine into 2 lots - a nice Lynx2 with my boxed games and a scruffy Lynx 1 with the unboxed games

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How much did you get out of interest. I'm also tempted to shift my Lynx collection, as nice as it is I never use it.

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The unboxed lot went for £55 (sent abroad)

The boxed lot went for £70 IIRC ( I can't check as feedback wasn't left)

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Any idea if the following is worth selling seperately or in a bundle?

All NTSC and Cartridge only I have a modified N64 as well but I've melted the flaps.

Ocarina Of Time

Pokemon Snap

Mischief Makers

Smash Bros

Pilotwings 64

Banjo Kazooie

Banjo Tooie

Mario Kart 64 Gauntlet Legends

Goldeneye

Super MArio 64

1080 Snowboarding

Diddy Kong Racing

Perfect Dark

Conkers Bad Fur Day

F-Zero X

Donkey Kong 64

Star Fox 64

Majora's Mask

I also have Sin & Punishment.

Are they worth selling seperately or in a bundle?

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I think Magical Drop has said pretty much everything that needs to be said,

But I would add that listing, packaging and posting everything individually can be very time consuming and tedious.

It might be worth picking out the best titles to still individually and bundling the rest, unless you have a lot of spare time.

Bundles can do suprisingly well. I cant see anything particularly amazing in this one but it went for a decent amount.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d002ad619

I would also sell the PC engine stuff last, as it would be the hardest to replace, and cant take up that much room !

Castlevania was in that bundle. I assume that's why it sold for so much. You're right though, bundles do sell for a load. When I was Game Gear collecting I sold off a couple of bundles of common games for £30+.

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Hard to say, I know PAL versions of Majora, Conker, Banjo2 and Smash Bros can go for a tidy sum, but NTSC N64 games seem to be overlooked over here

Melted flaps? :huh::blink::o

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Something else to bare in mind when selling is the Royal mail price hike.

Under the new charges it's going to cost £3.15 to send a megadrive game second class recorded :huh:

Thats going to take a big chunk out of what people are prepared to pay for a game.

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I can't really see a compelling reason for using recorded delivery for most Megadrive games though - free proof of posting provides insurance against loss up to £40 or so, which would cover the vast majority of packages.

I'm interested in the new pricing though, how does that £3.15 break down? Is Large Letter rate (dvd sized cases) also going up?

I think ebay have reacted accordingly, I'm sure last week when I listed something the maximum postage charge for a single game had been increased.

For sellers it should mean no difference in terms of eventual profit although for buyers it's yet more creeping inflation :(

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Fucking postage hikes. When does hat hit?

So I was doing Saturn stuff first. I sold half a dozen games on here which is cool and the rest are hitting eBay tomorrow night. There are a few 'couple of quid' jobbies which I am going to chuck in a box and take down a boot fair in the summer. As I work through the formats I will keep adding to that box. I reckon that 75% of my stuff should sell for over a fiver a game + postage which makes it about worth doing. Hoping for some good money for quite a number of titles though.

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For sellers it should mean no difference in terms of eventual profit although for buyers it's yet more creeping inflation :(

I wouldn't be so sure. If a buyer was prepared to bid and pay £10 to get a game last week that probably hasn't changed and it just means the seller will get a bit less.

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I can't really see a compelling reason for using recorded delivery for most Megadrive games though - free proof of posting provides insurance against loss up to £40 or so, which would cover the vast majority of packages.

I'm interested in the new pricing though, how does that £3.15 break down? Is Large Letter rate (dvd sized cases) also going up?

I think ebay have reacted accordingly, I'm sure last week when I listed something the maximum postage charge for a single game had been increased.

For sellers it should mean no difference in terms of eventual profit although for buyers it's yet more creeping inflation :(

The new prices are

For a packet up to 750g - 1st class £2.70 2nd class £2.20 for recorded Delivery add 95p

A dvd or saturn game should be able to pass as a large letter, which are also going up.

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I'd be interested to hear people's opinions on this lot - I don't know how much is worth selling individually or in a bundle.

First the Sega Master System stuff - I've got a Boxed MS2 console and an unboxed MS1 plus the following boxed games.

Choplifter

Cool Spot

Cyber Shinobi

Donald Duck

Dragons fury

Dynamite Duke

F1

Fifa

G Loc

Ghostbusters

Ghouls & Ghosts

Golden Axe *2

Golvellius Valley of Doom

GP Rider *2

Jungle Book

Kung Fu Kid

Land of Illusion

Lemmings *2

Mercs

Mystic defender

New Zealand Story

Olympic Gold *2

Operation Wolf

Outrun Europa

Pacmania

PGA 3

Populous

Psychic World

Putt & Putter

Rainbow Islands

Rastan

Rescue Mission

Secret Command

Shadow Of the Beast

Shinobi

Simpsons

Sonic 1

Sonic 2

Speedball

Streets Of Rage

Super Kick Off

Super Smash Tv

Super Space Invaders

Super Tennis

Taz Mania

Tennis Ace

Terminator 2

The Flintstones

The Ninja

Transbot

Wimbledon 2

Winter Olympics

Wold class Leaderboard

Wonder Boy III

World Cup 90

World Soccer

Xenon 2

The Megadrive collection includes good boxed MD1 and MD2 consoles plus the following boxed games.

Afterburner 2

Aladdin

Altered Beast

Australian Rugby League

Bart Vs The Space Mutants

Bio Hazard Battle

Boxed Games

Bubsy

Carmen Sandiego

Castle of illusion

Castlevania the new generation

Cool Spot

Cosmic Spacehead

Desert Strike

Dick Tracy

Dragon's Fury

EA Hockey

Earthworm Jim

Ecco The Dolphin

European Club Soccer

Fatal Fury

Fifa Soccer

Fifa Soccer 95

Flashback

Golden Axe 2

Grandslam Tennis Tournament

James Pond 2

James Pond 3

John Madden Football 92

Judge Dredd

Jungle Strike

Jurassic Park

Kawasaki Superbikes

Klax

Krusty's Fun House

Lemmings

Lethal Enforcers II

Lotus 2 RECS x 2

Lotus Turbo

Lotus Turbo 1

Mega Games 1

Mega Games 2

Mega Games 3

Mega-Lo-Mania

Micro Machines

Micro Machines Turbo Tournament

Mortal Kombat

Ms Pac Man

Mutant League Football

Mystic Defender

NBA Showdown

Paperboy

PGA Tour Golf

PGA tour golf II

PGA Tour Golf III

Pitfall

Power Drive

Psycho Pinball

Quack Shot / Castle of illusion

Revenge of Shinobi

Rise of the Robots

Road Rash

Road Rash 2

Sensible Soccer

Shadow of the beast

Skeleton Krew

Skitchin

Sonic 1

Sonic 1 Japanese

Sonic 2

Sonic 3

Sonic 3d

Sonic and Knuckles

Sonic Spinball

Space Harrier 2

Speedball 2

Spiderman

Street Racer

Streets of Rage

Strider

Strider 2

Super Fantasy Zone

Super Kick Off

Super Monaco GP

Super Skidmarks

Super Smash TV

Super Thunderblade

Taz Mania

The incredible hulk

ToeJam & Earl - panic on funkotron

Tournament Golf

Urban Strike

Virtua Racing

Winter Olympics

World Class Leaderboard

World Of Illusion

WWF Raw

Zool

And a few cartridge only.

Asterix and the great rescue

California games

Castle Of Illusion

Chuck Rock

Ecco - tides of time

Ghostbusters

Lotus 2 R.E.C.S.

Quackshot

Side pocket

Sonic 1

Streetfighter II

Talmits adventures

Terminator 2

Tiny Toon Adventures

Truxton

Then there's the Boxed Saturn and a smaller list of boxed games.

Actua Golf

Alien Trilogy

Athlete Kings

Baku Baku

Bubble Bobble

Burning Rangers

Cyber Speedway

Golden Axe , The Duel

Grid Run

Loaded

Manx TT

Olympic Soccer

Panzer dragoon 2

Sega Ages 1 x2

Sega Rally

Sega Touring Car championship

Sonic 3d

Sonic Adventure

Sonic Jam

Street Fighter Alpha

Three Dirty Dwarves

Virtua Cop 2

Virtua Fighter 2

Virtua racing

Wipeout

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Castle of illusion

Castlevania the new generation

Dragon's Fury

Earthworm Jim

Golden Axe 2

James Pond 3

Mega Games 2

Mega Games 3

Mutant League Football

Psycho Pinball

Quack Shot / Castle of illusion

Revenge of Shinobi

Skeleton Krew

Sonic 3

Sonic 3d

Sonic and Knuckles

Sonic Spinball

Speedball 2

Strider

Strider 2

Super Skidmarks

ToeJam & Earl - panic on funkotron

World Of Illusion

Baku Baku

Bubble Bobble

Burning Rangers

Golden Axe , The Duel

Panzer dragoon 2

Sega Ages 1 x2

Sega Touring Car championship

Sonic 3d

Sonic Jam

Street Fighter Alpha

Three Dirty Dwarves

Of the Megadrive and Saturn stuff (and only off the top of my head) those are the ones I think you'd be best looking into selling separately. You'd need to do the legwork because that's just looking from memory and what used to be worth summat.

Personally, my collection is gathering dust and I'm not sure why I still have a lot of it. I used to use the line "It took far too much time and far too much money to acquire it all" but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter as I don't play it. I'm stuck in something of a quandry.

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i recently sold a large part of my collection - bear in mind its never worth as much as you think it is; price the items to sell

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Of the Megadrive and Saturn stuff (and only off the top of my head) those are the ones I think you'd be best looking into selling separately. You'd need to do the legwork because that's just looking from memory and what used to be worth summat.

I'd agree with the Saturn portion of this, don't know much about Megadrive games these days. One thing that did stick out though, I recently sold my copy of Virtua Cop 2 for about a tenner - no idea if that's abnormal but I was really surprised with that.

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Looking to clear out some crap from the parents attic. Would anyone mind giving me an idea what I should be looking for

GameCube boxed PAL

Twin Snakes

ReMake

Resident Evil 0

Eternal Darkness

Wind Waker Special Edition with OoT and Master Quest

Zelda Collectors Edition

Killer 7

Paper Mario

and Resi 4 NTSC

Obviously they'll be going up in the trading forum first before eBay and sorry for kinda hijacking the thread.

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