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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:09 AM
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Posted Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:22 AM
I'm kinda a cheapskate but here is my input. When I visited the store there was a couple of Atari 2600 games that I was interested in but ended up passing on them. One I remember was superman I'm not sure but I think it was 3 dollars.
maybe somekind of Buy 2-3 game for x amount of dollars for the more common games on systems would lead people to think there getting a good deal.
for some reason I'm always happier when buying from thrift stores when I work out a cheaper price per game for buying more of them.
Posted Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:01 PM
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Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:08 AM
Those prices seem reasonable to me.
Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 PM
Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:25 PM
I think that entirely too many people tend to think towards the charity end unfortuantely.
I think people are forgetting the fact that you are running a business, not a charity. I think it is super cool and rare to find a brick & mortar selling vintage games.I wouldn't have a problem paying a premium.
Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:29 PM
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Posted Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:57 AM
I have the same toy in my collection! Did you get the Knuckles one?
Once again, thanks to everyone for the great input. You have reassured me that we are moving along the right path at our shop. This endeavor is still in its infancy (approx 3 months) and has grown rapidly since I first started selling systems and games on consignment out of one small showcase. I agree that the key is a combination of creating a great experience through customer service and knowledge and backing that up with a good selection and constant inventory updates. I am really digging the process so far and look forward to more input from you and our customers.
One of the coolest things about being a part of this endeavor is some of the cool stuff that walks in the door every now and then. Check out this Sonic figure that we got recently. I actually claimed this one as I have a thing for the Genesis (see my other post about my new Genesis arcade cab).
Posted Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:44 PM
Posted Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:43 PM
You need to make enough money for it to be worth the floor space you are taking up. People may not realize
that a whole stand of 2600 games might make about $30 profit after you figure the time it takes to clean, check,
A few of you may remember what Play N Trade Walpole was like a few years ago. The whole front of the store
was loaded with $1-$2 2600, 5200, Coleco, INTV $3 NES, GEN $5 SNES, SegaCD, Saturn, TG16. The high
demand and rare games where always at least half EBay prices. Many days you could walk out of there with
things like a complete Splatterhouse 2 GEN or a Bonk NES for $10. Well.....if you go there now you won't
see much anymore. They priced themselves right out of the bussiness and use most of the floorspace
for the more profitable newer systems now.
Posted Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:48 PM
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Posted Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:57 AM
I have to ask this, how many times a day to you get called by telemarketers?
And have you been called by that guy that called me a horse trader, trying to sell me LED flashlight keychains with my log on it?? He was very pushy.
Posted Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:34 PM
Separate the stuff, have a big table of loose commons for a couple of bucks and keep the obscure/rare stuff behind glass at DP prices. If you're a cheapskate like me you'll probably never want to drop $40 on a rare cart but would be fine with coming in and spending say $30 on a good sized pile of commons if I was just getting into a system. If you have a lot of stuff at low prices you have something for everyone, even the browsers. I always hated dealing with stores that have to whip out a guide or go to their computer to price a game I pulled out of their pile, thats just me.
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Posted Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:48 AM
or El Paso
I'm glad to hear there are some other decent stores around. If I ever make it up to New England I will be sure to stop by
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