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    Default How to sell boxes, manuals, and inserts?

    EDIT: How does a guy go about selling his spare boxes, manuals, and inserts?
    I've never gotten into completing, so I don't know what buyers expect.
    I can wing it, I'm sure...I just wanted to make sure I'm ready to provide a good experience.

    - How do you determine their value?
    - How do you package these empty cardboard game boxes for shipping?

    I plan to solicit offers by listing what I have in the orphans thread. It'll be "this game box with this stuff in it."
    Whatever is already in the game box is what I'll sell with it...so it would be up to the buyer to know whether or not it's the "complete" set.
    Does that sound like a plan or do 'box buyers' expect something else?

    Some of what will be going:
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    If its a higher profile game, you could probably check ebay completed listing, and see if anyone else has sold just the box or manual. Otherwise, I'd check how much a complete copy has sold for, and kind of gauge a value by how much a loose copy goes for from that. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mailman187666 View Post
    If its a higher profile game, you could probably check ebay completed listing, and see if anyone else has sold just the box or manual. Otherwise, I'd check how much a complete copy has sold for, and kind of gauge a value by how much a loose copy goes for from that. Hope that helps.
    Pretty much what mailman said. Find the difference between a loose copy avg and a complete copy avg and break it down from there. If a complete copy had a box, manual, and poster I'd divide the difference by three and adjust the totals to give more weight to the box and probably price the manuals and maps equally.

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    Sounds good. Thank you both.



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    http://videogames.pricecharting.com/

    This site can be a useful guide as well.

    It gives loose and complete prices. I value my games using this though I often make adjustments for condition and completeness...

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    bump: Edited OP to expand content.



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