Are you a video game seller looking to score some deals at a car boot sale? With a little bit of knowledge and some savvy shopping skills, you can find video games that can make you an easy profit. Here are our tips on how:
Look for rare or hard-to-find games.
Certain video games are more valuable than others due to their rarity or popularity. Look for games that are no longer being produced or that were released in limited quantities. These types of games are often in high demand and can fetch a higher price. A good starting point would be to look at video games that are from time periods prior to the PS2 or Original Xbox, therefore N64, Super Nintendo, Gameboy games, etc are often collectible.
Check the condition of the game.
The condition of a video game can significantly impact its value. Look for games that are in good condition, with minimal wear and tear. The original packaging and any included manuals or inserts can also increase the value of the game. For discs, keep an eye on how many scratches, as the fewer it has, the more valuable it becomes, and for cartridges, check the condition of the pins inside and the artwork on the front.
Know the going rates.
It’s important to have a good understanding of the value of the games you’re interested in. Research prices online to get a sense of what a fair price would be. This will help you negotiate more effectively and avoid overpaying. Another way to know a value on the spot is to reference the completed/sold item on eBay whilst at the car boot, and then use the average sold price as your going rate to know how much profit you could make.
Don’t be afraid to haggle.
Haggling is a normal part of the car boot sale experience, so don’t be afraid to negotiate for a lower price. Start by offering about 50% of the asking price and see if the seller is willing to budge. Remember, the worst they can say is no.
Look for bulk deals.
If you see a seller with a lot of video games, ask if they’re willing to offer a bulk discount. You might be able to get a better deal on multiple games than you would on just one.
We hope these tips have given you some ideas for increasing profit at a car boot sale when purchasing video games. With a little bit of knowledge and some savvy shopping skills, you’ll be well on your way to turning a profit as a video game seller. Happy hunting!