I’m not so much into video games now, but I do remember playing the original Nintendo and absolutely loving it. I was recently talking to one of my nephews as he was playing an Xbox 360 game, and I was reminiscing on the easiness of the first Mario Bros game for Nintendo. To my surprise, he has never played it before. I must be getting old…
eBay is a huge marketplace for old video games. The feelings that I have for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) may be just as strong for someone else who loved Atari. I have had some really good luck with older video games lately, but for some reason I have found myself attracted to Nintendo 64 games. A few months ago I found a huge lot of N64 games, and I bought them all for $2.99 each. I really had no idea what they were worth, but there were too many to look all of them up right then and there. As it turns out, there are a lot of desirable games!
The reason why I have grown to like selling these on eBay is their size. They are really easy and cheap to ship. I also have found an actual Nintendo 64 unit for $5 just so I can test out the games to make sure they work. Now that I have sold much of the large lot I found at Goodwill, I have been having a lot of success flipping auctions. I look on eBay for anyone who is selling N64 games in a lot, and I add the profit up in my head before I buy them. If I can make a decent amount of money, then I buy. If not, then I send them a message to see if they will lower the price. Another good thing about selling video games is that you learn the profitable ones fairly quick!
Almost every video game console has a following, so it would be easy to do this with any system. A lady on eBay received a big surprise when she listed her original Nintendo and a few games. She really had no idea what she had, but she was listing one of the rarest games in Nintendo history – Stadium Events (with the box). She sold it for over $13,000! The picture to the left is the actual listing picture!
It’s okay if you have no experience with video games. I hardly new much about them before I started selling them. Like I said before, you really pick up on the prices quickly. So check your attic or put a ad out online, you never know what you will find!