The Cheap People’s Guide To Starting A Retro Video Game Collection Part 2
However, don’t ask for a lower price from chain stores, as most of them will look at you and smile at you. So you want to start a hobby in the video game collection? The fun of chasing classic games and adding them to your collection can be just as exciting as playing them. Although, before you decide to become a game collector, you must first know a few things.
However, many young gamers might find the Atari 2600 a little more undesirable to revisit unless you grew up in that era, that’s when I recommend something like the Playstation 2. Whichever console you choose, make sure it’s a console you love to play. Choosing your all-time favorite console as a starter isn’t a bad idea at all, as it keeps you motivated. Starting to collect consoles isn’t a bad way to start either, as you can build a collection of consoles on which to actually play those games.
While these consoles are older, they’re not as cheap as you might think or want. I did some research and went to the Frank and Son Collectible Show in the industry city of California to get averages on the prices of these consoles and here are the results starting with Nintendo. Keep in mind that these are all “full” consoles, which means that the people who sell them include all the necessary cables and at least 1 controller. I also include separate consoles, which are complete in boxes and a few special editions that I was able to find when collecting the data.
There are several types of video games, the most popular of which are role-playing and adventure games. Find out what you prefer by searching Collect Video Games the prices of different types of titles to find the one that suits you. If it’s action, look for titles like The Last Of Us or God Of War.
If you’re willing to do a little extra work, you can even return the games for a decent profit. The key, of course, is to find games or souvenirs that are in high demand or just plain cheap. Another useful idea before the hunt is to research the games you are looking for. To get a good idea of what a game should cost, I recently discovered Price Charting.
While emulation is fun and convenient, it will never be authentic. Playing real games on real hardware is an experience that can’t be replaced, which is why it’s so important to keep these games. I have about 200 games in my collection, which is small compared to some collections that number in the thousands. These are almost all things that I really like or want to play, but I haven’t figured out yet.
Most sellers on eBay will price potential buyers with higher-than-average prices and higher shipping costs to get sales from those who are desperate for the item they are selling. Only use eBay if you MUST have the game in question and don’t mind paying the asking price. I see eBay as the “easy solution” and it kills the thrill of hunting when it comes to collecting games. Some of these stores are fair, while others will use the eBay method to make their games too expensive. You’ll often find the opposite end of the “have no idea what I’m selling” spectrum and sellers will see these cheap regular games paying a lot more than they’re worth, hoping someone is stupid enough to buy it. Eventually, after a lot of experience, you’ll start remembering game prices and shouting at a seller pretty easily.