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Any idea what your plan is going to be hat, and what arrangement do you have with the owner on all the stuff? Does he even realise what a treasure trove of stuff he's sitting on?

Must admit if I found myself in a similar situation I'd probably be looking at a bank loan right now to buy the lot off him! (so probably best I'm not) :P

Genuinely interested to see how this all turns out

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I never thought I'd say this but...

eBay the sealed mint stuff, to guarantee top dollar.

eBay? Heretic, I am pretty sure this thread will have most of it, even if it is at top dollar mate :)

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Ill be honest, my primary concern is that they sell TOO cheap, because forum, and then it ends up on eBay anyway, you know what I mean? Or that they try too high, because eBay, and kiss any goodwill goodbye.

I'm a cynical socialist, at best. I was just suggesting that the stuff that's sold off cheap because there's a lot of it, or its not bnib, or whatever, could be countered by absolutely getting the best price for the stuff that commands high prices. Subsidised retro, if you will.

Anyway, amazon reseller, or eBay shop with BIN prices? A thread in the trading folder, with that much stuff, juggling replies, and offers, and bundles? Not so much, eh?

Unless the sale is staggered by format or whatever?

Good luck!

Ps. 32x, jagCD, and Saturn.

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I see your point, depending on if there is a LOT more than the pictures we have seen, then it could very well be an absolute nightmare, yes.

Hopefully the ebayable stuff will be offered here at a touch under it's market value, or there abouts so that anyone willing to shell out top dollar can do and the seller can avoid the harsh fee's, and then bundle up the rest, but really, it's all we can do to speculate until hat comes back with something else, and I fully expect hat to be topping up his collection as well, there are some amazing bits from what I can tell, am tempted to ask how much for MS3 AES, probably won't ever play it much, but just having that hulking great cart sitting in my AES will look awesome :)

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If any are sold to me, you can be rest assured they'll be in my bed sleeping alongside me for a long time to come.

Because no girlfriend.

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They have unopened consoles?

I definitely saw a factory sealed ice blue N64 and there are the starfox, mario all stars and standard SNES consoles stacked up along with a couple of NES too.

US ms3 is probably worth more than most of the rest. What other Neo games are there? The English kof95 you don't see every day either.

We're heading back there Saturday and I'll put together a list. When I got home I realised how useless a load of Neo Geo carts the wrong way round were :facepalm:

Ooh, jag stuff!

There's a boxed Jag console and pads plus about 20-25 mint Jag games

Interested in the PS1 stuff if you get it! - Copy of Tombi on the top of the box is worth a fortune!

Edit : And any Master System stuff!

Tombi was what I first spotted. There's probably about 3 crates of PS1 and the same of Master System stuff.

Nice find! [And it's 'mother lode'...]

Doh!, I got excited

Got a feeling this won't hang about for long, and the guy who it belongs to is going to be VERY happy with Hat and his friend for their chance meeting, theoretically, this could bring some life changing money to the old shop keeper, which is kinda nice really :)

They're well aware of the value as they were in the business for year, but they're just so daunted by the scale of the work and doesn't have the time to research everything.

Any cd32 machines? Would be very tempted by one of those.

There's a boxed CD32 and some, but not many games

oh god, a reasonably priced 32X or JagCD please!

They've got them both so there's a decent chance if you wanted one.

Whilst I'm sure they're not as exciting as the Neo-Geo etc, I'd be interested in seeing what PS2 and Xbox stuff there is. And the Speccy stuff too!

You must have got a mega rush when you saw all that.

There's crates of PS2. I actually picked up a copy of God Hand for myself but alongside some more common games there's also some nice stuff jap and US stuff

When we went in there it was just ridiculous, the joy is actually handling some of this stuff that I think I'd never see let alone have the chance to buy.

Any idea what your plan is going to be hat, and what arrangement do you have with the owner on all the stuff? Does he even realise what a treasure trove of stuff he's sitting on?

Must admit if I found myself in a similar situation I'd probably be looking at a bank loan right now to buy the lot off him! (so probably best I'm not) :P

Genuinely interested to see how this all turns out

They're well aware, but everything will be priced to sell and she appreciates the collector factor that we approached here with and she knows we wouldn't sell her short.

I think we'll try and sell on here, some trusted Facebook groups and potential a stand at somewhere like Revival.

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Ill be honest, my primary concern is that they sell TOO cheap, because forum, and then it ends up on eBay anyway, you know what I mean? Or that they try too high, because eBay, and kiss any goodwill goodbye.

I'm a cynical socialist, at best. I was just suggesting that the stuff that's sold off cheap because there's a lot of it, or its not bnib, or whatever, could be countered by absolutely getting the best price for the stuff that commands high prices. Subsidised retro, if you will.

Anyway, amazon reseller, or eBay shop with BIN prices? A thread in the trading folder, with that much stuff, juggling replies, and offers, and bundles? Not so much, eh?

Unless the sale is staggered by format or whatever?

Good luck!

Ps. 32x, jagCD, and Saturn.

I think that the problems delivered by ebay (fees/postage/buyer issues) gives places like here a decent chance in getting the lion's share as the seller knows we have access to the right types of buyers, albeit we're all still going to pay a premium on some things given the scarcity and that the seller will look to benchmark against ebay.

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What I think we'll do is go through and log what's there and out it in a google doc, then we'll plan how it can be put up for sale from that point.

This thread will go quiet during the week but I'll be sure to let you all know on progression. The key here is that we're helping someone get some profit from all of this to help them in their own life and there's a real satisfaction in that.

I'll be sure to keep you all updated.


I can confirm 5 x tables have been booked at Revival to sell this stuff on :D

www.revivalretroevents.com

We don't hang around!

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I think that the problems delivered by ebay (fees/postage/buyer issues) gives places like here a decent chance in getting the lion's share as the seller knows we have access to the right types of buyers, albeit we're all still going to pay a premium on some things given the scarcity and that the seller will look to benchmark against ebay.

Cool, well I will be looking to take a sizeable chunk of it so hope there will be some bundles as well as the prized collectables :) My collection was mostly sold off last year when I went to work abroad, thought I would need more money than I did and still have a nice wedge from it laying about burning a hole in my pocket :P

Just a thought, how much space, roughly, does this lot take up?

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What I think we'll do is go through and log what's there and out it in a google doc, then we'll plan how it can be put up for sale from that point.

This thread will go quiet during the week but I'll be sure to let you all know on progression. The key here is that we're helping someone get some profit from all of this to help them in their own life and there's a real satisfaction in that.

I'll be sure to keep you all updated.

Well you are certainly off to a good start in terms of keeping us updated :)

Its a really great story though, you get to help make the owner a small fortune, whilst getting the absolute pleasure of sorting through all of these gems. Seriously envy just the opportunity to look through this stuff at your leisure whilst under no pressure at all (which is always the downside of browsing stuff and retro events/boot sales etc).. the term like a kid in a sweet shop is a serious understatement.

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During a chance conversation with a seller at a boot sale last week they mentioned that they used to run a game retail business for around twenty years from the late eighties onwards and were looking to sell their entire stock.

At the time we took this a pinch of salt but following a visit to their house yesterday the sheer enormity of what they had quickly dawned on us. I just couldn't help but laugh as we looked through box after box which was stored from floor to ceiling.

Below is quick preview of what they're looking to move on. Now it's down to my friend and I to work out how we're going to help them do it!

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More pictures are in this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56359374@N05/

To provide an idea of scope the systems, games and accessories in the mix (many unopened too!) are:

Spectrum

Game and Watch

Gameboy

NES

SNES

N64

Jaguar

CD32

Master System

Mega Drive

Game Gear

Neo Geo

Dreamcast

PS1

PS2

XBOX

Now it's down to my friend and I to work out how we're going to help them do it! If there's interest from people on here, and once we've categorised everything (which is going to take ages!) I'll link to how this is all going to be available for sale.

MY EYES AND MY FACE.

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Just on the offchance, if you have decent condition copies of Shenmue 1&2 for Dreamcast there, I'd very much like to take those off your hands.

I have a decent double of Shenmue I'd be willing to part with mate, Number 2 is ear-marked for one of my pals locally though, sorry.

Drop me a PM and can maybe do a swap or something :)

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Just on the offchance, if you have decent condition copies of Shenmue 1&2 for Dreamcast there, I'd very much like to take those off your hands.

There are two fairly decent complete Shenmue and one decent Shenmue 2

I'd be up for a new SNES and a copy of Shdowrun.

This collection is actually amazing.

There's four mint SNES consoles i believe, maybe more.

Would love a snes here too. Actually can't wait to see the whole list.

I'm headed there on Saturday with a laptop and a Google doc at the ready Expect lots of photos incoming.

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If we are listing specific interests I'm on the lookout for

Silent Hill and Rollcage 2 on PS1

Any good condition Ultimate games on the Spectrum

but can't wait to see what else is amongst this lot.

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