I started playing video games in the early 1980s on the Atari 2600. I ultimately had the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and Sega Genesis. I also had dozens of games, most from NES forward included original boxes and manuals in pristine condition. When I say “I”, I am referring to my siblings and myself and actually mean “we”.
I stopped playing video games ten years ago. I foolishly sold all of the consoles and games for a grand total of $100. Split between my brother, sister, and myself, I got $33 out of the exchange. To give you an idea of how bad a deal this was, that $33 cannot even replace one of my old SNES games today if I want the box and manual included.
I got rid of them thinking I’d never use them again and that I could easily get them back if I wanted them. No, that’s not right. I got rid of them because I spent so much time with the gaming group on campus and I rarely played them. Or was it because the TV got moved into my sister’s room and I rarely went in there? Peer pressure from my siblings? I honestly have no idea what I was thinking, but I often regret that decision.
My advice is to think twice before dumping your own collections. Whatever they may be.
Now that you’ve been sufficiently warned, please talk to me if you have any old video games you want to sell. I’m trying to replace my lost games and also pick up ones I missed the first time around.