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Hi, I am hoping someone can help me. I have a huge collection (about 162) boardgames I want to sell all as one lot. I know I can put them on EBay, and probably will. But...

Can I advertise anywhere on BGG about the EBay auction???

I don't want to cheat BGG out of a commission and I realize that I could list it under "L" for 'lot', but I am afraid that it will get lost with the other zillion games for sale. Plus BGGs commission is less than EBay.

If I do list it on BGG marketplace can I make posts to topics such as 'Hot Deals' to garner interest??? Or is there a more appropriate topic to post to???

I really want to get rid of this collection, fast and way under normal value.

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I would at least research the possibility of just buying a display ad instead. It would get greater visibility than a listing and might even be cheaper than paying a percent of the revenue. At very least, it is worth checking out.
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
You want everything to go to a single buyer? Sounds like shipping is going to be very expensive. I wonder if there might be a way to sell them locally and donate some of the proceeds to BGG.

Or you could run a Geekgold auction for the lot (if you really want to sell the lot quickly and at a big discount).
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
I'm no expert, having never done this, but I've watched (and bought) a lot of games on Ebay.

The bigger your lot sizes, the less money you will get. You will get much more for 16 lots of 10 games, than you will for 1 lot of 160. You'll yet another bunch more for 162 individual games. Two reasons exist for this. If I buy 162 games from you, a large number of them will be things I don't really want, and am not willing to pay much for. Second, I have a much larger exposure to risk if I buy a huge lot, than if I buy one or a few games at a time. If your 'grading' system for games isn't the same as mine, then I have to be prepared to negotiate some sort of agreement about how to resolve it. If we are debating over $20-100, I will be a lot more willing to let something slide than if we are debating over $1000-2000. My total exposure is a lot lower with smaller lots.

You will have to put these in multiple boxes anyways, I'd strongly recommend breaking up the lot.

That's my $0.02.

Good luck with it.

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I think you'd have a really difficult time finding ONE person who would be willing to buy a lot that size (and be willing to pay the shipping).

I can't find the thread right now, but I know there was a BGGer not too long ago who had to get rid of a bunch of games, and I believe they just listed everything they had in the Hot Deals forum with prices, and sold them to other BGGers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The list was continually updated with already sold titles crossed off and an indication of who bought them. Just make sure to also explain your situation (like you have here) as to why you aren't taking the time to put them all in the regular Marketplace.

In this manner, you'd be able to hit the target market of who is looking for these games and get rid of them piecemeal, but fairly quickly. Also, keep track of the grand total once everything (or most of everything) sells, and then forward BGG its 3% due.

Just my opinion (and I'd love to see what you have available)...
 
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Hi, A display ad? On BGG? Could you tell me more or send a link???
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How does Geekgold work...is it real money? I don't want to buy more games, I want cash for the ones I have.
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I've thought about breaking it up into about 10 or so lots. The problem is...is that I am not a gamer...and I have no idea what games to pair up together.
I am willing to lose a certain amout of money to get rid of them but I have absolutely no desire to ship 160 individual boxes!

Anybody willing to help me organize my list into sellable lots for a small stipend?

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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
you don't want geekgold for it than.
You could sell your geekgold for real money but I wouldn't do that if i were you.

someone made the remark of making 16 lots of 10 instead of one giant lot.
I believe he is right.

Anyone interested in such a huge lot is bound to have a lot of games allready in his or hers possesion.

I'm interested in the list of this giant lot. And would advice you to sell some of the rare items single.
It is quite possible that 10 games could make 500 dollars.
that would mean that the other 152 could leave for 500 dollars. This would make it interesting for clubs.

that's my 2 cents.
It all depends on the games you are selling.
 
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Thanks! I might do that if I can't sell as one lot or as 10 or so smaller lots. As I stated above I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me organize the games into sellable lots for a small stipend. I don't know what should be paired together since I am not a gamer.
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It's a pain in the butt to sell in smaller lots (believe me I've got 300+ long boxes of comics I'm trying to decide how to trade/sell) but it is probably your most lucrative option.

I wouldn't bid on a lot that contained many games I already had.
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
Hi, I posted in your other thread but will drop this in here as well.

Well, you could make a forum post that lists all 160 games so people could see what makes up the lot. If anyone sees it and is interested in it, you should get offers. If you sell them that way, give BGG their fair share. If they don't sell in a reasonable amount of time, then create an ebay auction.

You can't post it under hot deals unless it really is a hot deal. If it is really a good price, I don't think anyone would have a problem with it.

So, with that, please list the games in the lot since I live an hour from you and would save big on shipping

Depending on what they are I would go in with friends to buy the lot.
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List of games. Email me with a request if you would like a word doc of list or to discuss helping me organize them into sellable lots...

1 Risk The World Conquest game
2 Memoir ‘44
3 Madgar
4 Cave Troll
5 Formula Motor Racing
6 Ebay the Card game
7 Clash of the Gladiators
8 Kingdoms
9 Mutiny
10 Wreckage
11 Atlanteon
12 Modern naval battles
13 Modern naval battles II
14 Mag Blast 2nd Edition
15 Kill Doctor Lucky
16 Car Wars
17 Battle Cattle
18 Quicksand
19 Drakon
20 King’s Gate
21 Runebound
22 Runebound expansion Shadows of Margath
23 Age of Mythology
24 Age of Mythology (expansion)
25 Beer Money
26 Lunch Money Sticks and Stones
27 Lunch Money
28 Frag
a. Frag Deadlands
b. Frag Deathmatch
c. Frag Fire Zone
29 Frag Miniatures
30 Nautilus 2002
31 TransAmerica
32 Nuclear Proliferation
33 Nuclear War
34 Mission Command Sea
35 Mission Command Land
36 Mission Command Air
37 Battleball
38 Attack!
39 Attack! Expansion
40 Maya
41 Axis and Allies D-Day
42 Axis and Allies Europe
43 The Russian Campaign (1976)
44 Submarine (1978)
45 Tactics II (1958)
46 Platoon (1986)
47 Dragonhunt
48 Kriegspiel (1970)
49 Atmosfear DVD Boardgame (2004)
50 Carcassonne Hunters and Gatherers
51 Vanished Planet
52 Odin’s Ravin
53 Illuminati: Crime Lords
54 Harpoon (1987)
55 Fire Team (1987)
56 The Great Brain Robbery
57 Draven Dig!
58 Doom the Boardgame (2004)
59 France 1944
60 Cargo
61 King of the Elves
62 Druidenwalzer
63 Golf Mania
64 Eight Air Force
65 Duel of Ages 1
66 Duel of Ages 2
67 Duel of Ages 3
68 Duel of Ages 4
69 Duel of Ages 5
70 Duel of Ages 6
71 Duel of Ages 7
72 Duel of Ages Scrye and Prestige add-on Pack
73 Spy
74 Hera and Zeus
75 Citadels
76 Galaxy the Dark Ages
77 Titan the Arena (same game in link my box is different though)

78 Flagship Coyote Stands
79 Flagship Prometheus Unchained
80 Tip the Scale
81 Clans
82 Arena Maximus
83 Minotaur Lords
84 Zero
85 Victory WWII: The Blocks of War
86 Starship Catan
87 Caesar and Cleopatra
88 RoadKill
89 Crocodile Pool Party
90 Lost Cities
91 Pirateer
92 Scarab Lords
93 Titan: the Arena my mistake duplicate item

94 Heave Ho!
95 Hex Hex
96 HeroQuest
97 HeroQuest Kellar’s Keep
98 HeroQuest Return of the Witch Lord
99 Twilight Imperium 2nd Edition
a. Twilight Imperium expansion Hope’s End
100 Commando Actions
101 Myst
102 Labyrinth the Card game (maze)
103 Snarf Quest
104 Treasure Quest
105 Spammers
106 Jumbo Grand Prix
107 Waddington’s Motor Racing (Target Games)
108 White Rabbit
109 Knightmare Chess
110 Xactika
111 Landlord
112 Loco!
113 Scream Machine
114 Crypt: The Pharaoh’s Curse 1st Edition Game
115 Crypt: The Pharaoh’s Curse 1st Edition Game
116 Crypt: The Pharaoh’s Curse 1st Edition Booster
117 Crypt: The Pharaoh’s Curse 1st Edition Booster
118 6nimmt (1994)
119 Bohanza
120 Katzenjammer Blues
121 Gargon (open)
122 Gargon (sealed)
123 Mission:I.S.S.
124 Bang! Wanted!
125 Bang! Dodge City
126 Grave Robbers from Outer Space
127 Knights
128 Abduction card game
129 Club Foglio Brawl: Alex
130 Club Foglio Brawl: Gina
131 Den of Thieves
132 Dragon Booster not a booster pack but a game
133 Instinct
134 Initial D starter Pack #1
135 Initial D starter Pack #2
136 Initial D starter Pack #3
137 Initial D starter Pack #4
138 Initial D Boosters (12 of them)
139 Star Wars Trading card game (60 cards)
140 Star Wars TCG boosters/expansions (120 cards)
141 Crimson Skies Game Rules pack
142 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
143 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
144 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
145 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
146 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
147 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
148 Crimson Skies Deadly Duo miniatures
149 Crimson Skies Deadly Duo miniatures
150 Crimson Skies Aces Wild miniatures
151 Dragonball Z Fusion Saga
152 Dragonball Z Majin Buu Saga
153 Lord of the Rings
154 Lord of the Rings - Friends & Foes
155 Lord of the Rings - Sauron
156 Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation
157 Lord of the Rings - The Duel
158 Lord of the Rings - The Search
159 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
160 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Board Game

 
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For those interested... I want $1000 for every one of them. I might come down a little for a really quick sale... That's $6.10 per game. I know I can sell 50 of the games for at least $20 a piece...some even more. So I think the price is awesome, but I am open to critisism. Be gentle!

Shipping on the eastern seaboard is about 150- 200. As far a California is about 300. I had an offer for 1500 in to some one in Japan and also someone in Austrailia. Shipping to Japan and/or Aussie was 500-600 in case anyone overseas is interested.

Thanks again for all the helpful people on BGG!
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
If you just want to offload the whole lot at a cheap price I would suggest you look at http://titangames.com/ and try contacting them to see if they are interested in making you an offer for your collection. I know they buy a lot of stuff.
Good luck!
 
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I will check out titan games...Thank you!!!
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
Don't forget that the people overseas have to pay also for the import custom fees!
For example in my country they are very high ...more than 20%!!

Roberto
 
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I would strongly suggest a mixture of strategies:

1) Get the folk here to pick out there top 10 or top 5 recommendation to sell individually. There will probably be 10 games which will earn you at least 25% of your total selling price probably more.

I would suggest 12 & 13, 32 & 33, 54, 77, 85, 99 and 99a but then you have many titles I simply know nothing about.

2) Identify bunches of games to sell together no more than 5 lots of so will account for another 30 games. You have many titles clearly related - e.g 153 thru 160 inclusive which might be one lot or might go better selling 153 alone and then 154-160 as one lot - on the basis that somebody that has the base game may buy all the expansions.

3) Get rid of the remainder as a lot - you will not get much for them so either go to a second hand store or do a local deal to save the shipping for the buyer.

What do others think - is this the right mixture? Will produce 10 or 15 eBay auctions plus one bulk FTF deal but probably double the take?
 
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Re: ??? on how to sell huge lot (160+) boardgames all at onc
saylavee wrote:
For those interested... I want $1000 for every one of them. I might come down a little for a really quick sale... That's $6.10 per game. I know I can sell 50 of the games for at least $20 a piece...some even more. So I think the price is awesome, but I am open to critisism. Be gentle!

Shipping on the eastern seaboard is about 150- 200. As far a California is about 300. I had an offer for 1500 in to some one in Japan and also someone in Austrailia. Shipping to Japan and/or Aussie was 500-600 in case anyone overseas is interested.

Thanks again for all the helpful people on BGG!


Honestly, I doubt you would get $1000 in one lot. The only way I see you getting anywhere close to that is

1 - breaking all the $20+ items into single ebay auctions
2 - splittint the rest of the stuff (card games mostly) into lots of 10

or selling it all to titan or troll & toad, assuming they will buy it for a price you like.

A major ebay lot similar to what you have (but with more highly wanted stuff) went through about 16 months ago and only sold for around $600. His shipping was going to be >$150 and that significantly curtailed bidding. The winner was a local that didn't need to have stuff shipped, he just drove over and did a pickup.
 
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These are the ones I suspect you can get more than $25 for (based on my memory of ebay prices)

2 Memoir ‘44

12 Modern naval battles
13 Modern naval battles II
(together)

21 Runebound (only if it is 2nd edition)

32 Nuclear Proliferation
33 Nuclear War
(together, maybe)

34 Mission Command Sea
35 Mission Command Land
36 Mission Command Air
(together, maybe)

43 The Russian Campaign (1976)
46 Platoon (1986)
48 Kriegspiel (1970)
51 Vanished Planet
62 Druidenwalzer
64 Eight Air Force

65 Duel of Ages 1
66 Duel of Ages 2
67 Duel of Ages 3
68 Duel of Ages 4
69 Duel of Ages 5
70 Duel of Ages 6
71 Duel of Ages 7
72 Duel of Ages Scrye and Prestige add-on Pack
(sell each piece individually, you'll probalby get $20 each at most)


85 Victory WWII: The Blocks of War

96 HeroQuest
97 HeroQuest Kellar’s Keep
98 HeroQuest Return of the Witch Lord
120 Katzenjammer Blues
139 Star Wars Trading card game (60 cards) (depends on what cards)
140 Star Wars TCG boosters/expansions (120 cards) (depends on what cards)

141 Crimson Skies Game Rules pack
142 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
143 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
144 Crimson Skies The Fortune Hunters miniatures
145 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
146 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
147 Crimson Skies Red Skull Legion miniatures
148 Crimson Skies Deadly Duo miniatures
149 Crimson Skies Deadly Duo miniatures
150 Crimson Skies Aces Wild miniatures

153 Lord of the Rings
154 Lord of the Rings - Friends & Foes
155 Lord of the Rings - Sauron
(all 3 together gets >$30 probably)
 
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tinykitty wrote:
If you just want to offload the whole lot at a cheap price I would suggest you look at http://titangames.com/ and try contacting them to see if they are interested in making you an offer for your collection. I know they buy a lot of stuff.
Good luck!

you can also check nobleknight they also buy used games (www.nobleKnight.com)
 
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If your planning on breaking this group apart - I would be interested in the lot of "Frag" items, purchased through the BGG marketplace ofcourse.
 
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About a year ago I sold off about 150-200 of my boardgame titles. I first made a list of everything I was going to sell and then put in prices for what I thought I could get on eBay for them. I made conservative estimates. Then I distributed the list to all my friends that I thought might be interested in the titles and offered it on a cash-and-carry basis but at 1/2 of what I thought I could get for them on eBay (this results in $5 for small games and $10 for large games). I did this primarily because I was eliminating listing fees, the hassle of preparing packages for shipping and to give my gaming buddies a good deal.

I had almost 100 original Avalon Hill titles in this lot as well. My friends bought about half the games which was good for them and good for me (partly because if I have an itch to really play that game again, I have someone else with a vested interested now in playing THEIR copy of the game). This left me with about 60 AH titles I sold on eBay individually.

It was a pain to list each, and then to package and ship each separately (I had one buyer I was able to consolidate about 5 games together for shipping purposes, which eBay makes easy to do as well). In the end, selling them individually probably created the best deal for me and the buyers as I received more for the game and they were able to not deal with the extra hassle of then dumping what they didn't want.

In a nutshell, offer a good deal to your friends (one that's mutually beneficial). Then take the time to break the lot into smaller units (it doesn't necessarily have to be individual titles). Good luck!
 
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Good idea Scott!!! I have about 100-125 games that I will be purging soon and it's good to see how others did it with such a large lot!
 
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I'd put a resonable price on each game and offer a flat shipping fee of $X per order.

This will discourage folks from buying singles or doubles and let the market group them.

The higher you set X the more grouping you will get. On small orders, you'll make money on the postage, on large orders, you'll lose a little. I'd suggest $20 to $30 for X.
 
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