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Perry Prine
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I have quite a few games, and I'm considering selling about half of them. Is eBay the best way? I know it's easy, but shipping and finding packing materials seems to be a hassle to me.

I just wondered what you guys thought!
 
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Kelley E.
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As a lot? Sell the most valuable ones individually though.
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Alfred Wallace
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What is "quite a few?" I sold about 850-900 this spring just by advertising that I was selling them on a particular day in a kind of garage sale. If you're looking to sell hundreds of games, many of which are kind of ordinary, and you have a sizable gamer population nearby, that's one possibility.
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Peter
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An auction right here on the Geek is also a good way to sell games. You are more likely to get a single buyer buying multiple games that way as well.
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If they are games by Hasbro and Milton Bradley (not counting the big box MB games) or other big-store games you're better off selling it on Craigslist or through a yard sale. The BGG crowd won't be interested.
 
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Open a FLGS, buy an inventory, and then sell the inventory. Never fails.
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For about $35.00 you can buy a HUGE bag of packing peanuts at the UPS store. By HUGE I mean like 5 ft tall and 4 ft circumference. Last time I bought one, I had to take my wife's SUV 'cause it wouldn't fit in my car.

You can get Priority Mail boxes and Priority Mail packing tape for free directly from the Post Office. In fact, you can order those supplies for free on-line and the USPS will deliver directly to your house.

That should make the eBay option easier to deal with. Oh yeah, and if you decide to sell on eBay, download their Turbo Lister. I like using that because it allows me to upload all my auctions at once so they have a similar ending time.
 
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You could also donate the lower value ones to a school, boys/girls club, or shelter if they are playable by teens. Then take a tax donation for the value. Not as much money as selling them, but less hassle and you do in a sense get some money for them.
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You only list yourself as owning 7 games. I hope you aren't thinking 3 is a lot.

It takes me about 1-2 hours per game to sell. That includes inventorying, listing on e-bay or here, answering questions, packing, determining postage, printing postage and taking them down to the post office.

If you aren't willing to invest that kind of time, sell them as a lot. I figure that I get about $3-$5 hour for many of the games I sell, definitely not a good return, but it does clear out space.

It's much easier to buy a game than to sell it.

As mentioned above, with inexpensive games, (in print and retail < $20-25) it's often easier to donate, or give away.
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Jonathan Er
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sell them cheap. with free shipping
 
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