Retro gaming machines are rising in value. Though prices might not be touching their original heights, the fact that they’ve started to expand rather than continue to decline is fascinating.
If you have any retro gaming machines in your attic or basement, it gives you the opportunity to make some money. It could act like a little gold mine for you.
Let’s take a look at how you can get profit from this.
What Systems Can You Sell?
The retro gaming machine market has tiers. Up at the top are original Apple computers, or the hugely successful Apple Lisa, which both bring thousands of dollars. But possibilities are you won’t have one of these. It’s far more likely you have consoles from Atari or computers from Commodore. Perhaps you may own some old Sega consoles or Nintendo. Can you list these systems on e-commerce websites and make it worth your while?
The Value of Old Gaming Systems:
The price of your old computers can go up as well as down. All it depends on is whether there is a market that accepts your old computers and is willing to pay you to get what it wants. So if you’re thinking to sell in this marketplace, it’s important to choose the right time. While we’re in the midst of a retro gaming nostalgia bubble, it’s reasonable to cash in.
Searching Retro Gaming Hardware:
If you don’t have retro gaming hardware hidden somewhere, what can you do? Sourcing retro hardware is easy if you know where to look for.
Hint: The best places are offline! Flea markets, Yard sales, charity/church shops, even there are people trying to offload their old gears. Some of this stuff can be selected up for pennies. But you need to be careful while trying. Some charitable institutions sell donated goods on eBay, so they’re very much aware of the value of their items. They’re dubious to reach the same price in a shop; you’ll although pay a bit more if you purchase the similar retro gear at any other store that doesn’t sell on eBay.
Newspaper classifieds are also a fabulous place to look for when compared to freecycling websites.
When you’ve found some retro gaming stock, it’s time to list it on eBay. Overall, stick to the usual steps, make sure to make your listing features clear, add attractive photos and a compelling title with an informative description. Also, research similar auctions to get an impression of the price you should set.
Are you thinking to sell your retro gaming system? Concerned about breaking up your retro collection? Let us know in the comments section about what you would do!
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