Vintage_Games

Topic   Selling nes and snes games on ebay.

dracula
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12-Jan(#1)
I went through some of my old 8 bit and 16 bit games and will probably unload everything onto ebay. I had a few good games like panic restaurant cart only, final fantasy 3 with box and manual, maniac mansion complete and a few others.

When I take the photos, should I unscrew the cart with the gamebit drivers and show the insides so that it isn't a repro? For something like panic restaurant, I hesitate as I don't want to mess the screws up or any of the cart itself, I mean it is 30 years old and worth hundreds of dollars apparently. But I do want to show that its authentic.


sharif
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* 12-Jan(#2)
Anything that's as expensive as Panic Restaurant should have a board pic. The bits shouldn't ruin the screws at all.

dracula
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12-Jan(#3)
Should I sit on the collection for another ten years and perhaps get 30 to 50 grand for everything instead of 2-3 grand? I have a number of complete snes and nes games. I am kicking myself for selling donkey kong jr math box(for like 60 bucks) on here about 15 years ago, and would rather not make that kind of mistake again.

dunno001
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12-Jan(#4)
dracula wrote:
> Should I sit on the collection for another ten years and perhaps get 30 to 50 grand
> for everything instead of 2-3 grand? I have a number of complete snes and nes games.
> I am kicking myself for selling donkey kong jr math box(for like 60 bucks) on here
> about 15 years ago, and would rather not make that kind of mistake again.

I don't think things will go up that much more than they are now. The people for whom 8/16 bit is nostalgia have mostly grown up and gotten real jobs. A lot of us look at the prices and are either already in the market, or have said hell no at current prices. I would not be surprised, in fact, if 10 years from now, prices on NES games actually came down, as some of the collectors, now getting up there in age, decide it's better to have the money back now, removing buyers while adding supply. The question will be how many younger people (who already think 8-Bit graphics are trash) will look to buy this supply. I don't think there will be enough to absorb the increased supply. As prices come down, a few more of the fogies might start looking again, preventing a total crash, but... I really do think right now is a seller's market.

Conversely, I'd say to hold your PS2 stuff. That group is still settling in, and as shown by used PS2s going up in price, I think will have more people shopping soon. I hate to say it, but I think games like Kuon and Rule of Rose could in fact redouble in 5 years time.

Gypsy
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* 12-Jan(#5)
@dunno001 Yeah...I'm actually trying to slot buying Kuon in now but between anime and figure pre-orders, it's a work in progress...

I'd like to grab Blood Will Tell and Haunting Ground as well actually. I've been sniping off some cheap rares here and there.
KCPenguins
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12-Jan(#6)
A lot of prices have already dropped.
bonanza125
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12-Jan(#7)
Agree with everybody. Sell now cause the demand in vintage games has dropped significantly.
Tj96
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12-Jan(#8)
Care to share a list on here? I imagine quite a few users here would be interested.
Gypsy
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12-Jan(#9)
NES and SNES commons have definitely went down a bit. Even seeing some higher end Saturn games waning a bit.

PS2 as mentioned I think has a lot of room to go up. It's my favorite console (recent change) so I love that it was cheap for so long. As dumb as it is I kinda regret moving a lot of PS2 games on this site back in September, and I'm probably going to reacquire most soon...
dracula
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12-Jan(#10)
Tj96 wrote:
> Care to share a list on here? I imagine quite a few users here would be interested.

I keep everything in my parents' attic. I sold a few things over the holidays, mostly soundtracks and a few games. The only games that went for over 100$ were terranigma with manual(aussie version) and river city ransom ex sealed for gba.

For the nes games, the complete ones off of the top of my head are maniac mansion, pirates!, adventure island, final fantasy 3 snes(no map/poster), and I do have all of the maps/poster/manual to dragon warrior 4 for the nes. I did a quick check, by far the highest priced game in the lot is panic restaurant cart only(excellent condition). I don't really know exactly how high the auctions will go as there arent too many people selling complete nes games and the conditions of the box/manual will vary greatly. I do still have a new metal slug advance somewhere in storage, but I may have been mixing that up with river city ransom, which I already sold. I'm not sure, I will go back next month for a ski trip and update then, but again, I'll just unload it all on ebay most likely. I can't be sure if panic restaurant will sell for 450 dollars or 750 dollars. The only way to tell is to put it up for auction with photos and find out.

25 years ago I had a copy of twisted tales of spike mcfang but either sold it or lost it when I moved at some point. A shame, as it is selling for good money now. I never had little samson,

I don't really get how the original carts can sell for so much when the snes and nes classic can play all of these games, granted on emulator, but its a first party emulator. That is part of what is prompting me to sell off my carts now, I mean, they just take up a lot of damn space.
Tj96
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12-Jan(#11)
Keep in mind when selling on here vs ebay, you can give us all a good deal while also making as much as you would on ebay keeping fees in mind. I would say panic resturaunt is probably best for ebay. Although maybe you would have luck making a deal with Forgotten Freshness?
Gypsy
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12-Jan(#12)
@Forgotten_Freshness Does pay out very well for excellent condition rares.

I definitely understand the appeal of auctioning something like Panic Restaurant though.
dracula
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13-Jan(#13)
It's all getting sold one way or another I did a couple dozen listings at the start of January and it took a little longer than I would have liked and that was basically using the same template for each auction. I'll do round 2 in about a month, I can certainly put up photos on here.

One that really bugged me was that I had the castlevania portait of ruin 20th anniversary special edition, and I took out the cd and put it in a separate case so it wouldn't get scratched, and then now I can't find the cd. Maybe it will turn up or maybe I lost it in one of my moves.

Topic   Selling nes and snes games on ebay.