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Rictor
04-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Maybe porn is the wrong business for me. These are just doubles and games I don't want anymore. Mostly Gameboy games. I wonder how much my good games would go for.

spideriux
04-14-2006, 05:54 PM
congrats :P

dizmo
04-14-2006, 07:39 PM
u sold for 1k or was your profit 1k?

either case, congrats buddy!

laura99
04-14-2006, 07:42 PM
I seriously think you should do more of that. You always do well with your game auctions.

Xmaster
04-14-2006, 07:59 PM
To make 1000 how many games did you end up selling?

PMC
04-14-2006, 08:57 PM
wow that is alot, they sell cheap in the paper here.

Rictor
04-14-2006, 09:01 PM
8 auctions, about 100 games. No, it wasn't $1k profit. Video games aren't free. These were from my personal collection, I didn't buy them to resell though. I made a decent profit...probably around 100%. Also made a nice profit on shipping and avoided a few Ebay fees.

Rictor
04-14-2006, 09:05 PM
Total with shipping was around $1250. Expenses should be less than half that. Labor involved: an hour to photograph game lots and and write up some descriptions.

Yah, if I wanted to, I could probably make a living hitting up garage sales, flea markets, auctions, and clearance sales and selling video games on Ebay. It's the same concept as making a profit off of comic books...buy cheap, sell high.

Right now I can name about 10 games you can buy brand new at Blockbuster on their clearance sale that would get you 100% profit on Ebay. It's not rocket science.

pvtspanky
04-14-2006, 09:07 PM
A couple of years ago, I was selling games on ebay. I would like to get back into it again just as a hoddy/spare income. There's a couple computer stores by my house that always have brand new games still shrink wrapped for $2. I would buy them all up and sell them for $5-20 + shipping, always worked out for me :)

Seraph
04-14-2006, 09:14 PM
How much did the older games sell for? I should really start selling on eBay, I have so much freaking crap tech and game wise.

Seven888
04-15-2006, 04:41 AM
Nice... congrats

Baxter
04-15-2006, 11:12 AM
hey rictor, wanna sell my dream cast and games for me i cant sell shit ..:( my ebay sellin score is 3

djroof
04-15-2006, 11:53 AM
100 games for 1000$ that rocks!!!

Rictor
04-15-2006, 05:50 PM
hey rictor, wanna sell my dream cast and games for me i cant sell shit ..:( my ebay sellin score is 3

Dreamcast stuff isn't worth much unless you have some light guns for it. The light guns are expensive. Also, some of the import games are expensive.

If you want to increase your ebay feedback, buy some cheap auctions on Ebay. There's lots of lame crap you can buy for a penny or a dollar like e-mailed information and crap. Some of it might even be useful to your business.

ms.wild
04-16-2006, 05:38 PM
Congrats :)