Selling My Older Video Game Collection
A lot of them were in very good shape and just sitting on the shelf collecting dust. When I first started selling them, I was split down the middle. Part of me knew that I have so many current gen games (and there's always more coming) that it's very possible that I never get back to playing the retro classics. The other part of me really struggled with parting with these games that brought back a lot of childhood memories and were some of my favorite games of all time.
Ultimately my logical side won out, as it always does, and I decided to start selling off part of my collection on Amazon. I started with my NES, SNES, N64 and Game Boy Color collection. This included several Zelda and Mario games that brought in anywhere from $10-$40 per game, as well as a few other ones. I held on to all my lesser known games that would only bring in $1-$2 after shipping and fees, usually $5 was my cut off point. If I couldn't make $5 on a game, I'd just hold on to it.
Like I said, it was hard to see these games go, but it's been well over a year and I've had zero regrets. This has got me thinking that I need to keep selling off more of my previous generation collection.
One part about selling the old NES and SNES games is that a lot of the classic ones are available on the Wii Virtual Console or elsewhere, so if I'm every dying to play Lolo 2 again, I can just pay the $5 and download it to my Wii. But with slightly newer generation of games (Game Boy Advance/Gamecube/Playstation 2 era) these games can't be instantly redownloaded. Once I part with these ones, they're gone for good.
So again I had to battle with my nostalgia, but one again my logical side won. I've started selling off some of my Game Boy Advance games. I sold Pokemon LeafGreen and Pokemon Sapphire for $20 each, Minish Cap for about $17 and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for $12. Now I've played all those games and love them all, but I haven't touched them in years and years. So as hard as it was to part with them, raking in almost $70 for the 4 games was worth it since I haven't touched them in so long.
I'm also starting to work on my Gamecube collection, which has been the hardest of all. Games like Wind Waker and Super Mario Sunshine are wonderful games, but it's just been so long since I've played a Gamecube and I question if I ever will again. I just sold Wind Waker in like new condition for $58.50 + shipping (more than I paid for it new at release). I'll only get about $44, but that's a good chunck of change for something that has been sitting on my shelf doing nothing for 5+ years.
So what about you guys? Have any of you cleared out your old game collections? And if so, do you have any regrets about it?