Online auction site eBay can be a real haven for game collectors. Literally everything you could ever want is on the site. That includes games, specific versions of games, very specific inserts and other stuff included with a game but not necessarily the game, and some other things you didn’t even existed (but now must have!). With everything at your fingertips, it’s easy to get drawn into the black hole that is eBay and never look back. As a game collector you can use eBay to get all kinds of stuff you otherwise would never find, but using eBay the proper way can be challenging. Here’s how a game collector should use eBay to their advantage and grow their collection the best, most efficient, way possible.
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We’ve all been there: perusing the goods on sites like eBay or maybe even Craigslist and coming across someone selling a collection of games for a decent price. Sure, you probably don’t want all of the games there, but some of them are just too good to pass up! So what should you do? As a collector, video game lots can be a huge win or a very risky and sometimes poor jump to take. Here are some tips to keep in mind when thinking of purchasing video game lots. Read the rest of this entry »
With literally thousands of video games out there begging for your time and money, it can be more than daunting finding a starting point for a growing collection. Worse yet (or better depending on how you look at it), more and more games are being released each and every week! So where to begin? In part two of a special Game Hunter’s Journal series, we’ll go over the ins and outs of collecting games from the last generation of consoles. Used games will be your currency, getting good deals your fancy, and some quality titles to play will be your reward. Let’s get right into it! Read the rest of this entry »
The first fan submitted topic is the focus of episode 09 of the Game Hunter!
Game condition isn’t something I generally think much about, but that’s because I’ve already settled on what condition I’m looking for, what I’m willing to buy, and what I’m not willing to buy.
The latest episode should give you some helpful tips on what to look for with the condition of games, as well as how damages can (and will) affect prices.
There’s a special guest this episode as well!! Enjoy!!
With literally thousands of video games out there begging for your time and money, it can be more than daunting finding a starting point for a growing collection. Worse yet (or better depending on how you look at it), more and more games are being released each and every week! So where to begin? In part one of a special Game Hunter’s Journal series, we’ll discuss the best practices for collecting current generation video games, where to buy new games, how to save money, and what to look for when seeking future classics and rare titles. Read the rest of this entry »
After another small hiatus the Game Hunter is back with a brand-spanking new episode!
This time around we discuss the differences between rare, expensive, and just hard to find games. What’s the difference between them all, what does that mean to you as a collector, and what should you keep an eye on when looking at online auctions? All those questions (and more!) are answered in the video below!
If you like the Game Hunter series and want to see more, let me know and I’ll be happy to cover a topic you have in mind! Also, if you’re really cool, subscribe to my YouTube channel and get all my videos lightning fast!
You may have thought the Game Hunter was over, but you’d be wrong! I’m back and with a brand new episode that beginning collectors should find useful.
When you think of video game collecting older systems like the Atari, original NES, and even my favorites the Dreamcast and PS1 come to mind. Most people wouldn’t think of the Nintendo Wii as a console to start a collection but that’s just what you’re going to do! In this latest episode of the Game Hunter I go over tips on how to start your Wii collection, why you should be starting it now, and what games to look out for that will be collectible in the future! Enjoy!
Boiling down game collecting to its core leaves you with the essential elements of the hobby. Of course procuring games is one of these said elements. Key to the success of any fruitful collector is knowledge. Knowing about games, the series they belong to, the development staff behind them, and other useful information can turn you on to games you may not otherwise give a second thought to. Here are some tips for discovering your next favorite game in the sea of lesser known titles. Read the rest of this entry »
Every video game collector has their own reasons for collecting games. For me personally it’s the thrill of owning a great title, preserving video games as an art form, and a more personal goal of simply owning every game released on the Sega Dreamcast. No matter what your reason or reasons may be for getting into game collecting, at some point you’re going to deal with money. Dollars and cents in the game collecting hobby mean more than just how much you spent on a game: it’s also the overall value, personal value, and current selling price. Here are some tips for pricing your collection and determining the best time to buy a game. Read the rest of this entry »
I had this episode planned for some time now, but the only issue holding me back from recording was actually getting some games with nasty stickers on them! Crisis averted, as this week I snagged a handful of cheap games with a variety of stickers.
I hope you’re liking the Game Hunter series! If you have any ideas for future topics or something else you want to see covered, let me know and I’ll try to get it in the works!