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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by d123456 Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:30 am

30k, a bit much.
Most stuff he´s got will never find a buyer. Not every game can be sold. Retro gamers look for specific titles, they´re not like: Yeah, please give me 10 random old games.
If I had 30k I would go to Japan and get the cool stuff and fill my store with that.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by Jrecee Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 pm

Running a brick and mortar store is different than an online one. If you bought the inventory and started an ebay store you might be able to do better than he did.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by dsheinem Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:29 pm

I wonder if they sold off all the cool/valuable stuff already...
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by dedalusdedalus Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:01 pm

Anybody who's ever written (and I quote) "TO MUCH INVENTORY TO LIST IT ALL" when trying to sell a huge bundle of anything is either a lazy fuck, or acting in bad faith.

It might just be the latter here--surely a store keeps some record of inventory that he can just copy/paste or link on his auction?

I personally wouldn't pay a cent more for this than the value of the inventory, with a considerable bulk discount.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by Jrecee Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 pm

Anyone who is remotely serious about buying this would fly up to colorado and take a look for themselves.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by dedalusdedalus Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:35 pm

Jrecee wrote:Anyone who is remotely serious about buying this would fly up to colorado and take a look for themselves.


Think about this in terms of transaction costs.

Anyone remotely serious about buying this will want to know what the inventory consists of, so you can consider the cost of disseminating this information to the interested parties as a transaction cost.

So what are the ways to get this information out to all the interested parties?

a) Everyone interested in making an offer can fly out to Colorado and tabulate their own inventory list. This means that every single interested party has just incurred each of these as a transaction cost: cost of a two-way plane ticket, time spent traveling, and the actual time each person spent making their own inventory list while in the store.

b) Alternately, the seller just copies/pastes an inventory list he's already tabulated in the ordinary course of his business.

In the end, option (b) disseminates the information at a much lower aggregate cost.

Even if everyone is diligent enough to fly out to Colorado anyway, at least option (b) will save them the effort of making their own list while at the store.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by Jrecee Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:12 pm

I agree the inventory should be available. The seller says on the page that he is working on getting an inventory up.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by dedalusdedalus Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:46 pm

Jrecee wrote:I agree the inventory should be available. The seller says on the page that he is working on getting an inventory up.


Ah, I see the publicly posted reply the guy wrote. Guess there aren't in fact too many to list.

I'm curious what's in the inventory. Even if one's not interested in buying a store, it's a fun exercise to calculate how close to 30K the inventory is worth.
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by AppleQueso Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:26 pm

I like how it says FREE shipping US Postal Service Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box.

I'd like to see him fit that in a medium flat rate box. Would make a pretty killer mystery box sale :lol:
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Re: Game Shop For Sale on eBay

by CFFJR Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:34 pm

spin the demon wrote:That Store is called Game Dude. I live in Grand Junction Colorado Ive got alot of my retro goodies from that store. Ive herd talk about it being for sale now I know its true.


Hello fellow Coloradan!

I've never seen this store before, but then I don't get down to Grand Junction very often.
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