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.