- Written by Brandon Perton
It's Time to Cash In on those N64 Games!
When you start thinking about a place to sell video games online, there are a few key things you need to keep in mind. The first is true when selling any type of collectible, from comic books to baseball cards and everything in between. No matter what value you find for a specific item in a price guide or online, your collection is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Secondly, just because you're trying to sell video games for an older console like the Nintendo 64 doesn't necessarily mean you won't get a large amount of money. The third and most important thing to remember, however, is that just because something is old doesn't mean it's valuable. By keeping all of these things in mind when trying to cash in selling used Nintendo 64 games, you'll help curb your own expectations and avoid getting disappointed (or underselling your items) in the future.
The first thing that you can do when you sell N64 games is to avoid stores like EB Games or GameStop in your area. The prices that they give people who sell used games from modern consoles are already seriously under the original values of the items. If you think getting $10 for a $65 PlayStation 4 game is bad, you don't even want to know how much you would get for a fifteen year old copy of "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time." If you really want to cash in selling your old Nintendo 64 game collection, you're going to need to look beyond the obvious for the perfect outlet in which to sell your games.
Go through your collection and find out if you have any series of games that you might be able to sell together. When selling games for an older console like the Nintendo 64, you need to remember that you'll have the best luck selling directly to other collectors. If you try to sell a lone copy of "Super Mario Kart 64" on eBay you might not have a great deal of luck. If you pair that copy with three other Mario games from the Nintendo 64, however, you'll likely appeal to the collector mentality and attract individuals who want all of the games from a particular series.
Another thing you're going to want to do is go through your collection and make sure that you don't have any rare items which are significantly more valuable than the rest. While the vast majority of all Nintendo 64 games were produced in mass quantities and are therefore not too valuable, there are certain titles that are worth a pretty penny to the right person. Search for the game in question on a site like eBay and look for two key pieces of information: the amount of money that people are listing the game for and the amount it is actually selling for.
The amount of money that people are selling the game for will give you an indication of the perceived value of the item. The amount that the game is actually selling for will give you an indication of what people are willing to pay. If you want your video game to sell quickly, set the price on a site like eBay for a few dollars or even $10 less than the highest bid on the most recent auction. You'll undercut the rest of the auctions on eBay by a significant degree and will likely sell your copy immediately to people who wanted the title in question but weren't ready to pay what the other sellers were asking. Selling your N64 console can be a challenge, many online sites sell them and buy them for next to nothing. We pay a nice price when its time to sell your N64 games and sell nintendo 64 console at the same time.