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Finally found my old Colecovision collection

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Colecovision Collection

 

I was thinking of selling off my collection and was wondering if it was better to try and sell everything together or to sell it off individually. Any thoughts? Boxes in the picture have manuals and games in them.

 

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your mathwiz could go for big bucks I would sell that alone. However someone just put one on ebay so unfortunately if you would have beat him you might have got a higher price. I would wait until that one is done and see if there were several bidders driving the price. If there were only 2 then maybe you want to wait a while to hopefully increase demand.

 

If you have box for what looks like adam in picture I would sell that seperate too. If you are not able to test it though then people are not going to pay a lot for an untested adam that could be trashed.

 

Same with the coleco, if you can't test it then you are going to lose a lot of money, nobody is going to pay a lot for a system they know fails a lot and may need work if not tested.

 

The other games look pretty common, it was hard to tell what all of them were. Your stack of games are average unless there is an alphabet zoo in there then that is worth a little more.

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your mathwiz could go for big bucks I would sell that alone. However someone just put one on ebay so unfortunately if you would have beat him you might have got a higher price. I would wait until that one is done and see if there were several bidders driving the price. If there were only 2 then maybe you want to wait a while to hopefully increase demand.

 

It's the same person. Same copy of WizMath.

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Hi,

 

That is my mathwiz that is on ebay.

 

The adam is functional and working. I actually have to use that to test my games right now as the coleco player 1 control chip is messed up.

 

I do have alphabet zoo in there.

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alphabet zoo is moody. Sometimes it goes for a little over $100 and sometimes when nobody is watching people can steal it for cheap.

Usually collectors are main buyers because it is an ok game but like all the learning games nobody is buying it because they want to play it all the time. They are buying it to add to the collection.

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alphabet zoo is moody. Sometimes it goes for a little over $100 and sometimes when nobody is watching people can steal it for cheap.

 

When has it ever gone for $100? That's a terribly unreasonable price for all the reasons you mention, and I cannot recollect that number being reached at any point in recent history on eBay.

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When has it ever gone for $100? That's a terribly unreasonable price for all the reasons you mention, and I cannot recollect that number being reached at any point in recent history on eBay.

Between 2011-2013, there were a number of auctions for Alphabet Zoo (both in the small box and plastic clamshell variations) that sold for well over $100, with a high water mark of $152.09. I haven't keep track of things the last couple years like I had before, but like any of the rarer CIBs for the CV, there will be peeks and valleys in the price unless, of course, a number of people really want it and a bidding war drives up the price.

 

If you are a CIB collector and want a complete CV collection, then it doesn't really matter if it's an educational game or not and the best example to challenge Dan's and your feelings is WizMath.

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Between 2011-2013, there were a number of auctions for Alphabet Zoo (both in the small box and plastic clamshell variations) that sold for well over $100, with a high water mark of $152.09.

 

 

That span of time was, to put it mildly, aberrant when compared to the periods pre- and post- and reflected the repeated butting of heads of several bidders. I'm not saying this particular title is forever barred from fetching $100+, but it's not likely now and to throw that number out there as a reasonable value expectation is a stretch. eBay is, as you hint, not terribly consistent in the market values it generates (for a number of reasons), and it's incredibly easy to cherry-pick data if one were so inclined.

 

 

 

If you are a CIB collector and want a complete CV collection, then it doesn't really matter if it's an educational game or not and the best example to challenge Dan's and your feelings is WizMath.

 

It depends on how "complete" a completist is. People draw lines where they want to and all over the place, taken as a whole.

 

Generally speaking, educational titles do face depressed market realizations compared to the everything else people commonly associate with the term "video game". WizMath has been elevated in the minds of many(?) and lifted out of that depression. Yet the appeal of one title doesn't guarantee similar attraction to an entire genre ... Basically, I think the "best example" argument here is nothing more than the observation that when a title is an order, or several orders, of magnitude less likely to surface relative to peers, the particulars of the title are generally unimportant as consensus valuation emerges. But not every title can be so scarce, relatively speaking.

 

Although, sure, I guess there's always that chance that two collectors will decide that now is the time that each has to have something like a particular instance of Telly Turtle or Smurf Paint'n'Play right then and there and an auction ends at $50. It happens. I recall such things happening semi-regularly in the time period to which you point, although within a more compressed in timescale. One shouldn't infer that the $50 price obtained is a reasonable expectation over the long haul.

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All good points, Mumbai, and very eloquently stated, but, and i'm sure you figured there would be a but...

 

A game like Aphabet Zoo becomes available especially in CIB form very rarely, so the old supply and demand factor comes into play as well as the number of people looking to obtain it at that specific time when it comes up for sale/auction.

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A game like Aphabet Zoo becomes available especially in CIB form very rarely, so the old supply and demand factor comes into play as well as the number of people looking to obtain it at that specific time when it comes up for sale/auction.

 

 

Very rarely relative to what is the question, though, both on the supply and the demand side? That's my point.

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