Guide to Buying and Selling Video Game Collectibles

The market for collectibles relating to movies, video games, and TV shows has exploded in recent times. If you’re looking to learn more about it and how to buy and sell those kinds of collectibles, you’re in the right place. We’re going to talk today about all of that and what you should know if you want to start collecting video game collectibles from the present or the past. So read on and learn more.

Rarity and Limited Runs

One of the things that matter more than anything else is the rarity of a particular item. How rare something is often what decides how desirable it is to collectors. If there are millions of mass-produced items and the supply is outstripping the demand, those collectibles are not going to be worth very much. But if there was a limited run made and the item is rare, there’s going to be more competition in the market for that stuff.

The Age Factor

The age of an item is obviously going to have an impact on its price. And this can operate in various ways when it comes to collectibles relating to video games. Old games and the collectibles that came with them can be in higher demand because they’re now seen as retro and retro is cool in the video game world. Some sort of historic relevance can make items more sought after too.

Learn to use eBay

Online marketplaces like eBay are going to be your friend when you’re searching for new items to buy. This is where most collectibles are bought and sold. You might want to look for great deals and discounts when people sell items below their market value. Or you might want to set alerts for when rare items come up for auction. It can be used in so many different ways.

Know Which Product Lines Hold Their Value

Some lines of collectibles hold their value far better than others. For example, funko pop figures are known for holding their value well. So when the time comes to sell the sell funko pop collectibles you bought in the past, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to make a profit on what you originally paid. That’s not the case for all collections though, so do your research.

Make Trades

Making trades can be a lot of fun when you know other people who are also collectors. You can attend events and gatherings that are centered on collectibles or video games and meet fellow collectors who might want to trade what they have for what you have. That’s why it’s always good to meet new people and make contacts within this niche.

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As you can see, there’s a lot to learn about buying and selling video game collectibles. If there’s a particular niche that you’re focused on collecting, be sure to dig a little deeper and do some more research into that niche before you start buying and selling. After that, you’ll learn from experience.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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