My good friend over at NintendoDimention and I went to a Game Swap this past Sunday. The event was renting tables for $25 and because we had so much stuff we chose this option.
What I didn’t expect was that this event was really a vendor show where sellers would come out and sell their retro video games. With the exception of packing up many boxes of my doubles I was entirely unprepared. For the first 20 minutes there I was setting up my stuff on the table. Then at 12:00 noon the event opened the doors and I was bombarded with “how much is this?” and “what are you selling that for?” My reply was… “Uh uh uh…”
In the end I settled on selling Sega Master System games for $10 if they were missing the manual and $15 if they were complete. These weren’t rare or super popular titles but there were definitely some good ones. I did the same for my Sega Genesis games but with a few more exceptions.
I ended up selling Phantasy Star II complete with hint guide for $35 and a SNES Zelda (cart only) for $35 as well. All in all, after buying some games and selling some I went home with an extra $220.
I also did some trading. I traded four Genesis games (Valis, Light Crusader and two other common titles; all complete) for a Sega 32x with the hookups and 3 carts. If I end up liking my new 32x I’ll be happy with this trade. I was a little uneasy about letting Valis go. I never really wanted to spend $50 or more on a 32x so I thought this was a good way to finally get one for the collection.
I picked up ‘AAAHH!! Real Monsters’ and ‘Cool Spot’ both complete and in excellent shape for $5 each. The SNES games were $10 each and the NES were $5 each. The N64 Rogue Sqaudron was free from my buddy 🙂 Thanks! *I’ve gotten a lot of goodies from him.
This next trade might sound crazy but I am so very happy with it. I traded a complete excellent condition Sega Master System in the box for one single Genesis game. Just one!
The Punisher. Complete and in excellent condition. *Not really complete. It does not have the tatoo that once came in the box. But I’m OK with that.
I think the guy I traded with did well and I’ve had this 2nd boxed Master System for years and I was thrilled to get a game that consistently lists for $100 or more on ebay for no money at all. Sure I spent money on my SMS but if I were to guess I might have paid $30-$40 for it back in the 90’s from a hock shop. Maybe even less I can’t remember.
During the day when I first saw Punisher he was selling it for $90 and I offered to pay him $60 if it hadn’t sold by the end of the day. He said he already had the same offer but for $70. So later I suggested he come by my table and see if there was anything he wanted from my stuff. And there you have it 🙂 A very happy SegaDude.
I just wanted to drop by and say I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Keep ’em coming!
All the best,
Thanks for the comment!
Sometime I wonder if I’m articulating myself well enough. That combined with content that is really not at all important or riveting ensures that I’m always surprised when someone says something nice like you have. Thank you 🙂
You’ve been nominated for a liebster award! http://drakulus.com/2013/09/19/another-liebster-award/
What’s a liebster award? I tried your link above but it seems to be broken.
Thanks for stopping by!
Try this one http://drakulus.com/2013/09/19/another-liebster-award/
Ah, you nominated me. Well, thank you very much 🙂
I looked up liebster award and now I remember that a friend of mine at http://retro-video-gaming.com once won this tittle.
I’ll check out your questions as soon as I can.
No problem dude :] I love your blog
duuuude! If I would’ve been there I probably would have bought all your stuff! LOL ^_^
Ha! Yes, you might have 🙂 But don’t worry I think you got most of my best Master System games in our recent trade! I loved your post by the way.
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