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Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:01 am
by Broodstar
Hey all, I'm selling my entire Game Boy collection.
It has complete series (Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Land, Wario Land, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so on) and it also has rare games like Trip World, Kid Dracula, Castlevania Legends, Avenging Spirit, and so on.

It is an auction on ebay, so you can see it here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Game-Boy-Collection-with-rare-games-and-complete-series/324273829847

If you need more details about specific games or consoles, please let me know and I will answer.

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:43 pm
by Broodstar
Well, it didn't sell this week... I got offers in private for parts of the collection, but no biddings for the lot.
Anyway, I have relisted, with a slightly lower price, and more details.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324286587773

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:03 am
by Anapan
It's an impressive collection. I hope you get what it's worth. I also want bits of it, but understand it's gotta go as a lot.

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:51 am
by Broodstar
Anapan wrote:It's an impressive collection. I hope you get what it's worth. I also want bits of it, but understand it's gotta go as a lot.


Thank you.

I know it's harder to sell the entire collection, and many people offered to buy parts of it... But this is tricky, as the value of the collection is given by the rare pieces and the completed series. So... yeah, I'll probably end up selling everything, or keeping it, but no chances to sell bits of it.

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 am
by fuctfuct
Collections are next to impossible to sell, unless you give a fantastic deal.
Most people who are even remotely interested already have most of what is being sold and don't want to put the work in to selling the rest one by one.
You basically have to find someone who wants a collection but isn't into the fun of building it on their own. Kinda rare.
I've been trying to sell a Famicom collection for like 3 years locally, lol. Even if i price it at $4 CAD per game (x the amount of games) i get nothing heh. I don't care if it sells or not though. :)

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:29 pm
by Broodstar
fuctfuct wrote:Collections are next to impossible to sell, unless you give a fantastic deal.
Most people who are even remotely interested already have most of what is being sold and don't want to put the work in to selling the rest one by one.
You basically have to find someone who wants a collection but isn't into the fun of building it on their own. Kinda rare.
I've been trying to sell a Famicom collection for like 3 years locally, lol. Even if i price it at $4 CAD per game (x the amount of games) i get nothing heh. I don't care if it sells or not though. :)


You are right and you have a good point. Most collectors seek to build their own collection, not to buy one.
And most Game Boy collectors already have some or most of the games that I am selling.
But I can add a couple of more people that could buy a collection:
- A collector that looks to jump into another console.
- A new collector that wants to get a good start instead of slowly building up from scratch.
- A simple gamer that looks to play those games in original instead of emulators (pretty much that was me, I am more of a retro gamer, not a collector)

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:04 pm
by o.pwuaioc
Is there a minimum on the ebay listing? Because otherwise you have one bid already, so at the very least it's sold.

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:52 pm
by Broodstar
o.pwuaioc wrote:Is there a minimum on the ebay listing? Because otherwise you have one bid already, so at the very least it's sold.


The starting price is what I have asked, I haven't set another minimum.

Yeah, I saw just now that there's a bid there... :)

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:42 am
by fuctfuct
Guess i was wrong! haha. Hopefully you get more than that one bid :P

Re: Selling my entire Game Boy collection

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:38 pm
by Broodstar
fuctfuct wrote:Guess i was wrong! haha. Hopefully you get more than that one bid :P


You were not totally wrong, I mean... it is harder to sell a collection.

Related to the bid... I don't know, I'm not selling for the money.
It's just that I am a gamer, not a collector... And I just realised I got this clean, curated Game Boy collection that I don't use anymore, because I've played the maximum out of my games.
So as long as the buyer is happy with the purchase, then I'm happy too.