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Dashopepper
03-20-2013, 01:05 AM
I bought a collection of video games off of Craigslist that included a box full of old floppy computer games. Since they take up a good amount of room and I do not know anything about computer games I threw them up on ebay for $35 a piece because I couldn't find very many comps to see if anyone would bite. No one did.

So my problem is, while I was going through them and taking pictures I started to really be impressed by them. A lot of them come with posters and maps. Nuclear War has a postcard. Sorcerer's get all the Girls Has a class schedule with it. I Ching book with Windwalker. And Omega has a absolutely gigantic instruction manual with it. I also have kings nights and Might and Magic II.

So with these being so cool, I hate to give them up for 5 or 10 dollars a pop. Are these just common or bad games? Or are collectors just not out there? There is just a lot of neat packed in stuff I have not experienced With console gaming.

Edmond Dantes
03-20-2013, 01:26 AM
Some of those games are considered good or decent in the computer world, and computer gamers love their feelies.

I think the issue is that they're floppy-based versions. Most of the time, when you get a used Floppy game, the floppies are corrupted and there is no way to salvage the game, and I think that's why you're having a hard time selling.

GamerTheGreek
03-20-2013, 01:53 AM
Im a big cart collector in the atari 8 bit world. ( in my world ). When someone has floppys forsale I am interested but I am very skiddish. Bad disks games that arent for the atari 8 bit, personal data, not games or released licensed products are big concerns. Also knowing that how often am I going to be playing them leads me to look for very cheap prices on them 1.00 or less . Im sure someone out there collects and are willing to pay for em. I dont know anyone who will but Im sure they are there.

Trebuken
03-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Often I find the game, box, and goodies are what you are paying for, and they are worth more. I can usually find a copy of the game somewhere on the web.

8-Bit Archeology
03-25-2013, 09:07 PM
I have been amazed at some of the prices I got for old IBM games i found at thrift stores. I collect games I can play and sell those i can't. When the commodore sx-64 and Packard Bell left so did the interest in keeping uber heavy items. But back to it. I had a few games for ibm and posted for 5 USD and they sold for around 80 USD I was shocked considering there where other listings similar to mine that didnt sell at all. It all has to do with your picture and clear wording about what you have. As for the not wanting to get rid of them Thats where its all you. I love collecting and do sadly have games I will never play just love the loot.