January 24, 2010 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Is there a BBS community for people who buy and sell older/original retail copies of videogames?

I'm cleaning house and have a bunch of (mainly PC) games in their original condition (in box, with feelies, CDs, all of the inserts and whatnot) and it seems wasteful to just toss them.

I've had good success selling some of the more "rare" ones on Amazon Marketplace and the like, but I'm wondering if there is some kind of forum community dedicated to this, where I can go straight to the source and make a buck or two.

I've found that this is the case for used clothing and other things, so I assume there must be a buying and selling forum somewhere.

And no, I don't think ebay is the way to go with this either. We're talking about middle-tier stuff that isn't super collectible but isn't disposable either (i.e. I surmise someone would have a use for it).

posted by softsantear to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just curious why you think EBay isn't right for this. I would think it would have much more visibility there then some (frankly) dead tech meeting place.
posted by thewalledcity at 3:59 PM on January 24, 2010

You could try AmiBay, but PC is probably the only platform they're not interested in.
posted by Mwongozi at 4:44 PM on January 24, 2010

If you're OK with trading (every game is assigned a point value) instead of selling, there's Goozex. They take games from all consoles and PC.
posted by calistasm at 5:29 PM on January 24, 2010

Goozex is okay for trading. If you want the option to sell, trade and negotiate some sort of deal, I'd recommend GameTZ. Completely free to use the site (subscribing is optional and doesn't affect trading at all), and good - if completely immature sometimes - people.

Make your way to the PC forum and make a post to start, and maybe General Marketplace.
posted by speeb at 7:40 PM on January 24, 2010

Try a hobby community - Livejournal has some games sales forums.
posted by mippy at 4:44 AM on January 25, 2010

Cheapassgamer might work
posted by haveanicesummer at 8:57 AM on January 25, 2010

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