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Sell Video Games With Buy It Now Fixed Price Listings On Ebay

Updated on June 19, 2013
The first Nintendo home video game system sold in the United States, as displayed at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The system included a Nintendo Entertainment System Control Deck, two NES Controllers, a R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy),
The first Nintendo home video game system sold in the United States, as displayed at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The system included a Nintendo Entertainment System Control Deck, two NES Controllers, a R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy),
An awesome lot of just a few classic NES games. I love some of these classic titles that I grew up playing in the 90s. Don't you love them too?
An awesome lot of just a few classic NES games. I love some of these classic titles that I grew up playing in the 90s. Don't you love them too? | Source

Sell Video Games Using Fixed Price Buy It Now On Ebay

I previously discussed reasons why you should not use fixed price buy it now listings on Ebay, but today I want to discuss an item that you should use this feature for. Of all the items that you can sell on Ebay, there are certain items which will sell very well when sold as buy it now fixed price listings.

Video games are a great item to sell as fixed price listings on Ebay. As I mentioned in my other hub, the best items to use for fixed price listings are popular, mainstream items that everyone wants and that everyone is looking for. Ebay is the best place by far to sell used video games, especially the classic cartridge style ones, because few stores sell them. I prefer to sell vintage NES video games on Ebay because there is less competition than on other websites like Amazon.

The other thing that is great about video games is that they are very easy to organize neatly. They are generally resistant to heat and cold as well. They don't take up much space, and they ship very cheaply and easily too. Best of all, the cartridge kind don't come with anything else, so there are less items to lose or break.

When selling Vintage NES games on Ebay, there are a number of very important factors to consider.


1) Do they work?

Vintage games have been around for a while, and while they really were built to last, they won't last forever and some have had harder lives than others. Cartridge style games are by far the easiest to manage because once you clean the connector pins, they usually will work like new again. Cartridge style games like Atari, NES, SNES, and SEGA are great because of this. Dealing with CD style games like the more modern ones can be trouble due to the fact that they really should be sold with their case and the CD must be in great shape. This is a huge headache and just an overall big problem, so I very much prefer old style games.


2) Do they need cleaning?

As mentioned above, many games may need to have their connector pins cleaned, but that's not the only concern. A lot of vintage games have stickers or writing on them. For some reason, some kids or maybe their parents felt the need to write in bold permanent marker. Well thanks a lot because now we have to clean up that mess! You can usually buy old games that are dirty or marked up at a heavy discount however, so if it is worth it to you, you can buy them cheap and re sell them after you clean them up. I generally prefer to buy them clean and make them perfect because that will bring the best price.


3) Remember not to use words like "complete"

Most people who are looking to buy them complete in the box are looking for the whole deal, not just a few things included. When it comes to NES games, "complete in box" or "CIB" refers to a game that has the game cartridge, the box, the foam block, the manual, and a black sleeve protector. "NIB" Is another label thrown around. It's not new just because something looks new or looks unused while still being "CIB". "NIB" games must be factory sealed, or else you will probably have a very angry buyer!


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4) How are you going to ship them?

The safest way to ship video games is by using B-flute cardboard packaging, which is easy, cheap, and fast. I would recommend B-flute packaging for shipping almost everything that you could ship with a bubble envelope because it is very durable. I would not recommend sending cartridge video games in a bubble mailer, but you could send CD style games in their case in a bubble mailer like a DVD or CD. One common mistake which is very bad, risky, and downright illegal, is to mail video games media mail. Media mail is not for video games and if you are caught mailing them that way you can get in a lot of trouble. Don't do it! Some post offices allow you to send some in the form of media mail but most do not. Gaming systems are definitely not for media mail, and neither are groups of games such as NES cartridge lots. Not only is it a bad idea, but it is extremely slow and the post office is very rough on media mail packages.

Most people who will buy the older video games will be collectors and more mature people. Most people who will buy newer video games will be younger people and kids. It's a trade off, but I would rather deal with the older people who are more mature and less likely to scam you. This is just another reason why I would prefer to stick with vintage video games. Due to their ongoing popularity and fairly low price, used video games sell very well and very quickly on Ebay. Because of these qualities, they are excellent for listing as buy it now fixed price listings.

I hope you enjoyed this hub! If you liked it would you subscribe for more? Do you love treasure hunting, selling on Ebay, or just learning about cool vintage stuff? Check out my youtube channel for tons of videos about my adventures and hauls as well as tips, tricks, and countless bits of information!


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