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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Stark Wed May 11, 2016 3:31 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:I hope you get it.
Jmustang1968 wrote:Only issue is that it is 58 miles from my house.

Just means you get to knock out a booklog via audiobooks. I drive 50 each way, and since I started doing audio books every day instead of the radio, about this time last year, I have gone through close to 100 fiction and non fiction.

So true. I've been loving Audible for this.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by fastbilly1 Wed May 11, 2016 3:44 pm

Stark wrote:
fastbilly1 wrote:I hope you get it.
Jmustang1968 wrote:Only issue is that it is 58 miles from my house.

Just means you get to knock out a booklog via audiobooks. I drive 50 each way, and since I started doing audio books every day instead of the radio, about this time last year, I have gone through close to 100 fiction and non fiction.

So true. I've been loving Audible for this.

Dude, Overdrive. Check out your library systems audiobooks digitally.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by chupon Wed May 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Jmustang1968 wrote:I've reently been laid off from work. So I have been looking at some of my collection as a liquidable asset that I may have to live off of if worse comes to worse. First, though, I will sell my Magic collection. I think I could reasonably expect to get 10-12k from it before I have to start cutting deep into my gaming stuffs.


Let me know what kinda Mtg you gots. I'm always looking to expand my vintage and 9394 collection. Still don't have full power either.... Do have lotus and three moxes though!
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Stark Wed May 11, 2016 4:22 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Dude, Overdrive. Check out your library systems audiobooks digitally.

I'll check it out, thx.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by mas Wed May 11, 2016 6:01 pm

CD AGES wrote:
mjmjr25 wrote:4. mas Noise sells his collection once and for all every couple years.

:lol: well I'm glad i'm not the only one who's noticed :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: O.k guys I'm game. First that hurt my feelings :cry: Just kidding.
The only reasons why I sold my stuff was for these reasons and not just because
gamecube and ps1/ps2 collection: just moved into my parents and no room and had to pay off debt from apartment.
Dreamcast collection: paid off remaining credit card and rest of debt
genesis/snes/nes, tg16 collection: put the money on a house that I love today.
Saturn games and some gamecube: to get everdrives for the nes, snes, genesis, and n64

Yes I did sell a lot of stuff and got back and sold off again but it was for priorities that needed to come first. Needed to clean up finances and credit first

For me now I own all the major consoles and Gameboy and game gear, but really collect for ps1/ps2. I could of just went nuts yesterday and bought a good chunk of dreamcast games for 75.00 but I would rather have money in the bank have a different outlook in life. I also have jmbarnes who took the position as a game spender advisor also who keeps me in check. He really has become a very good friend and also there are people here like mike and brad and blu and jim and I know cd ages who will fly together to Worcester ma to kick my ass in if I lost the house because I used the money for video games.
So Like this for example, I just sold my tranformers for these reasons.
1. cant afford toy collecting and video games
2. cant play with my retro toys
3. I loved using the money to buy a gazebo and 4 chairs for the house. See maybe as we get older like myself, I have different opinions in life and different wants in life than video games. Its pricey now and I just collect for ps2/1 games and even then I wait till I find a really good deal.

If anyone wants to sell, Now is the time to sell. Especially retro games. The money is crazy now. If I still had my collections actually I would sell off everything and just play my ever drives. I cant tell the difference and except for a couple games Its the same thing
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Forlorn Drifter Wed May 11, 2016 6:32 pm

I don't talk about my selling on the site too much, and I'm definitely not culling my collection on the level of some here, but I tend to trim my tree a little close, excuse the analogy.

For example, my Gamecube collection is currently sitting at about 7 games, although there is at least two of those that might go. (GUN and OoT:Master Quest) My 360 collection is practically gone, although some are just floating around my apartment somewhere. My Gameboy collection is minimal, and I'm thinking of just flat out dumping all but the best options, and picking up the absolute highlights.

For me, I like to get the most out of a game (or any media) I buy. If its really, truly good, or just a personal favorite, its a keeper. If it's good or okay, I play it to 100% (or as close as I can) and then sell it. If it sucks, I drop it as soon as I feel like I can't do it anymore. For example, my graphic novels are beat up, I had to get my copy of All the Pretty Horses rebound, I had to flat out replace my Bible this year, and my copy of Arthur Rex has been rebound about 6 times, although most of that was from my Dad. On the other hand, I have books that are practically brand new after being read once and shelved. I dislike clutter, and try to get the most I can from a game, but when I'm done, I'm done.

Looking at my current bunch, for example, Hitman: Absolution, Dragon's Dogma, and the Infamous games might go after I platinum them, and Deadly Premonition was sold too. Sly Cooper collection is also in the mix to be sold, though I'm not sure yet. Essentially, in cases like the last one, I just give it a while, and if I don't have the urge to play, then I purge it.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by TechXRenAgadeX Wed May 11, 2016 6:43 pm

I've noticed alot of people are selling too. Id say its mostly because the love isnt there in collecting. For me I collect because i want to play the games. I love older games and the nostalgia is awesome. But you have these ahole that collect just because and have no intention of playing and hording all the good titles to sell at top dollar value. Its really frustrating to be a collector and it really takes away alot of the love i personally have for it.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by TEKTORO Wed May 11, 2016 6:58 pm

Because being broke should be against the law.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by Exhuminator Wed May 11, 2016 7:02 pm

I did recently cut my GameCube collection from about 40 games to 20. I made a fair killing on them too, as mint GC games sell like gold. I sold off half those games to generate revenue to buy games for other systems. The GC games I sold off I had no desire to ever play again, and they were just collecting dust.

In that regard, I don't blame folks for selling games off for living expenses, or if they are using the money to buy new games. I just find it appalling when people simply "quit gaming" like it's some kind of negative or childish hobby. That I do not understand, nor could ever endorse. To me that's like saying I quit books, or I quit music, or I quit movies... just, no.
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Re: Why is everyone selling everything right now?

by mas Wed May 11, 2016 7:27 pm

Also I forgot to mentioned. We are all getting older. And our responsibilities have changed. Weather it's school, getting married, having kids, new house, new apartment, etc it seems like our lives change and we have other things in life to enjoy instead of games.
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