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Greetings... some advice on selling a Virtual Boy?

mario_sanchezmario_sanchez Registered User new member
edited April 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone here has suggestions on forums for selling a Virtual Boy. I live in the Tacoma, WA area and I have one in mint condition with a stack of games. I can add more details here if you'd like but given that it's my first post I didn't want to come off sounding like a blatant spammer for some ebay store or something equally insipid.

Thanks for your time.

M Sanchez.

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    JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Why not just put it on ebay? They were never popular, so they aren't exactly collectibles that are increasing in value.

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    RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A lot of pawn shops that carry lots of old game systems etc would be interested in them;
    Ebay is also a great choice, lots of collectors are always browsing it for stuff just like this, that's actually how i sold my old Virtual boy!

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    mario_sanchezmario_sanchez Registered User new member
    edited April 2010
    Thanks guys... I just wanted to see if there were any other options besides the usual channels (Craigslist, eBay, etc).

    EBay it is, then... I appreciate your time!

    M

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    mightyspacepopemightyspacepope Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A quick look at completed listings on ebay shows that systems on their own seem to go for about $50-70. You'd probably get the most bang for your buck by selling each game separately.

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The best way to maximize your eBay selling is to take very good and thorough pictures. If you have good pictures up, you will get a fair price. More importantly, if you get an average price, you will experience far fewer returns (because someone won't bid it up assuming it's something that it's not).

    It's usually worthwhile to bundle some games with a system, but since a virtual boy is a collectors item on its own, you probably want to search completed listings for each game individually, just to make sure you're not bundling a $50 game.

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    m3km3k Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll give you $100.

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll give you $110.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yes, virtual boys are pretty much collectors items. Whoever doesn't think so hasn't spent a lot of time in the retro console market.

    Working ones in good condition are hard to come by these days.

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll pay even more than those guys, PM'd (and this is probably why there's no classifieds section on this forum)

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    Chaotic DescentChaotic Descent Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I used to be on a site called gametradingzone.com . It's free to use.
    I like their feedback system, and at least in the founding days it was customary for sellers to send first if they had little or no feedback, and the seller did have a fair amount. It was really up to the buyer if he was feeling like taking a risk. It allowed a gradual build-up of feedback with reduced risk.

    Also, wow, I had no idea the VB was worth anything! I have an extra away in storage I've had forever. I'm glad I procrastinated so much instead of selling it. :> Of course with the exchange rate at the time, I probably could have received a similar amount of money without the initial investment sitting for all these years. :P

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    RanadielRanadiel Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would think that Nintendo's first major flop would have some value as a collector's item.

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    m3km3k Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    bowen wrote: »
    Yes, virtual boys are pretty much collectors items. Whoever doesn't think so hasn't spent a lot of time in the retro console market.

    Working ones in good condition are hard to come by these days.

    This man is a liar! Virtual boys are useless and can kill kittens.

    I will give you $120 to take this travesty of engineering of your hands. Consider it a favor.

    I'm serious.

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