Labor of love, or profit?
April 2, 2011 12:49 PM Subscribe
How do independent used stores price things? Particularly, video games?
I've gone on a slight obsessive streak pricing out my video game collection and posting for sale the ones I can part with for a surprising sum of money. One thing I've noticed is that no online trade-in prices are identical, though one or two sites dominate the best offers list.
I haven't gone browsing the local retail stores, but a question occurs to me: how do these (presumably) lower volume stores set prices? Especially for the independent stores, there can't be a lot of transactions with which to price out the more obscure titles. Is there a popular price database calculate from? Are there wholesale places stores go to when they can't move stuff locally?