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Lee Jenson
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Hi,

I wasn't sure where to post this question and this area seemed a good start.

I have a bunch of games my cousin has asked me the sell and I want to ask for some advice about selling them e.g: all at once, individually, minimum prices etc?

Here is the list (UK)

Game of Life (excellent condition)
Got For Broke (excellent condition)
Twister (excellent condition)
Kerplunk (excellent condition)
How To Host A Murder (excellent condition)
Dudley DoDo's (excellent condition)
Afer Dinner Games (excellent condition)
Taboo (excellent condition)
Baffled (excellent condition)
Flutter (excellent condition)
Fishing Game (good condition)
The Olympigs (good condition)
Ad-Mad (excellent condition)
Hullabaloo (excellent condition)
Science Kit (excellent condition)
Operation (excellent condition)
Pictionary (good condition)
Mind Trap (excellent condition)
Fishing Frenzy (excellent condition)
Pass-Out (excellent condition)
Sorry (excellent condition)
Swindle (excellent condition)
Cluedo (good condition)

Thanks

Lee


 
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You may want to try a geeklist auction, set minimum prices that you'd be happy with, and offer combined shipping.

How-to: GeekList auction

Or, you could list them directly for sale on the game's pages for a set price. People could buy the ones they are interested in.

In both cases, free to list, and only a 3% commission if they sell.

For mass-market games, eBay is also an option though the fees are higher.
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leejenson wrote:
Hi,

I wasn't sure where to post this question and this area seemed a good start.

I have a bunch of games my cousin has asked me the sell and I want to ask for some advice about selling them e.g: all at once, individually, minimum prices etc?

Here is the list (UK)

Game of Life (excellent condition)
Got For Broke (excellent condition)
Twister (excellent condition)
Kerplunk (excellent condition)
How To Host A Murder (excellent condition)
Dudley DoDo's (excellent condition)
Afer Dinner Games (excellent condition)
Taboo (excellent condition)
Baffled (excellent condition)
Flutter (excellent condition)
Fishing Game (good condition)
The Olympigs (good condition)
Ad-Mad (excellent condition)
Hullabaloo (excellent condition)
Science Kit (excellent condition)
Operation (excellent condition)
Pictionary (good condition)
Mind Trap (excellent condition)
Fishing Frenzy (excellent condition)
Pass-Out (excellent condition)
Sorry (excellent condition)
Swindle (excellent condition)
Cluedo (good condition)

Thanks

Lee


Shipping is going to be very expensive for a large lot of games. Looking quickly at the list I don't see anything "special."

Here on BGG you can sell them with somewhat minimal effort, but most of those games just are not "collectables." So it will be a long, long, time to sell them all.

First scan the games here to see how much interest and if any of the games are something special. Then I'd be be inclined to put them on ebay.

On ebay the games sell for what they sell for. Be careful though to not lose money on shipping. If they don't sell by the second pass, sorry cousin, but I tried. It is going to be a massive amount of work to count parts, take all the pictures, make the listings, then package and mail the games. Also you'll pretty much have to have something like a PayPal account. (At least Paypal is the big one here in the US, not sure about across the pond.) The nasty thing is that paypal will also get fees, and then to get the money out of paypal you'll get nicked again I think.

All in all selling used games isn't a way to easily mine gold.
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To be honest looking at that list, I would take them to a car boot or donate to a charity shop.

You may sell a few on ebay but I doubt if you would get much for them, as the previous poster said there is nothing special or collectable there.

If you do put them on ebay I would just do it as a job lot on auction with a low starting price and just see what you get.
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Agree with the previous post. This stuff is basically junk. I can find almost all of them at the local Goodwill. Donate and be done with them...
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does you area have any craigslist activity?
If so, I would post them up there.
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Give them to a local school aftercare program. There's nothing of value to buyers there.
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Lee Jenson
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Thanks for all of your comments and assistance. I will put them out as a job lot and low price.

All the best

Lee
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Depending on your cousin's tax situation, it may be easier and more profitable to donate them to Goodwill or whoever and take a tax deduction--if that kind of thing works in the UK tax code.
 
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Tall_Walt wrote:
Depending on your cousin's tax situation, it may be easier and more profitable to donate them to Goodwill or whoever and take a tax deduction--if that kind of thing works in the UK tax code.


I like this idea best of all! In the US you'd need to be sure and get a receipt from the charity to which they were donated with what the charity estimates the value to be. My experience is that they inflate the price.

I just don't think that you could get anyone to buy all of those games as a lot. The shipping costs for such a large lot would be outrageous.
 
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