A Guide to Buying Classic Video Games at Auction
The buyer often doesn’t read the fine print and is ultimately disappointed when the game they bought arrives dirty, covered in rental stickers, and has “Chris” written in black sharpie on the back. This is why you should always:
There is a growing interest in collecting classic cartridge games thanks to the recent resurgence in retro gaming interest. Games for older systems such as the Super Nintendo,Guest Posting Nintendo 64, and Sega Genesis have long since stopped being sold in most brick-and-mortar techntoste stores.
You might have trouble finding an original copy of your favorite classic game unless you live next door to the world’s largest used game store. The chances of them having it are pretty slim, and you can almost expect it to be overpriced and not in good condition. In other words, where does the retro gamer go to buy that original copy of Mario Kart 64 or Donkey Kong Country? For more and ufabet เว็บตรง ไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ more gamers the answer to that question has been simple: the internet.
You can find classic video games that your local store no longer carries on an online auction, which is one of several great places to look. Many titles are available for purchase in almost any condition you can imagine, and just about any game title you can think of is available for purchase.
Prior to jumping into game auctions, I want to give you a few simple tips that will help you orient yourself in the overwhelming number of them. Your experience buying a game online should be a positive one for both you and the seller if you are aware of some basic guidelines. Here is what we’re going to do.
Make sure the actual item you are bidding on is pictured in the video game auction. I know this sounds simple enough, but you really have to read the fine print. Most auctions do have pictures, but many game sellers use “stock pictures” to sell their games.
In addition to online auction images, stock pictures may also be images taken by the seller of a game similar to the one being offered, or images of the game’s original box. Whatever the case, avoid stock photos. You are less likely to be disappointed with a purchase when you can see, before buying, exactly what you are getting.