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  1. Contestant grab cool dairy creamy cheese, swallow. Composition liken cooler... shit, I tried!
  2. There must be some new breed of buyers, because if you’re a typical speculator, investor, collector etc., you’d want to browse around as much as you can to save on costs and maximise on profit. Even as a regular buyer, why wouldn’t you browse on eBay first? No login required to browse on item prices.. Forget “fair market value”, just asking on “market value” seems to be a tough-to-work-out formula. Perhaps, “Market value” (2021) = undefined ?
  3. You raise a point in which I feel needs further discussion. In the past, a game usually has a “market value” range, and you can roughly know what it goes for on eBay, real game shops, online forums, Facebook etc. Now, the prices on HA are currently not transferring over proportionally to eBay (or anywhere else). The mere fact, that if the prices are correlational between HA and eBay, people would sell on eBay without the need for hefty HA fees. We need to also ask why the trend for some people willing to spend 6-7 figures on HA, instead of spending 10-50 times less for an item on eBay of
  4. The purpose of me making this topic isn’t to brainwash people into thinking that games are worth purely with dollar signs. More the issue of a simple term that previously made sense to my relatively mathematical brain (“market value”), but now it just seems a whole bunch of random numbers with the current selling prices. The far more important issue though, is to encourage everyone to think a bit deeper before a spend/bid, or otherwise it can quickly turn into a gambling act. By that I mean the act of potential huge profit but also potential for astronomical losses as well.
  5. The current market in graded games is probably not affecting your field as much regarding Asian games and the bootleg variety. I agree it’s not something to over analyse, but worthwhile to review the situation in real time. In the past, you can blindly jump into buying a game, and even if you sell at a loss, it would likely to be less than $1000 loss. With the market the way it currently is, a bad buy can theoretically force you to sell your car to recoup the loss!
  6. In the past, I find myself having a roughly good idea at what the market value is for X game on X platform for X rarity. Nowadays, with the recent rise of WATA/HA combo and the pandemic craze, I can confirm I no longer have any clue on the market trends! Also with the era of CIB-grading, it has really made guessing a price far more complicated now than ever. Previously, there seem to be 2 distinct groups of CIBs and sealed games, and their prices were usually fairly distinct. With graded CIBs, there seems to be more a price continuum between the graded CIBs and the graded seals. What fits
  7. I think there are 2 or possibly more types of insurance costs involving WATA, or I suppose any grading services: 1. Travel insurance fees if item is lost or damaged between locations. 2. Storage insurance if item is stolen or damaged within the grading/storage location. 3. Other insurance costs? —————— From the consumer end, it would be reasonable to assume insurance cost to be whatever our declared value. From the other end, I can see it’s a bit more complicated. Though I think you make a fair point that there may be some extra money making scheme behind the scene..
  8. Hear me out homie, you aint nuthin’ until you got a degree. Try new adventures and play da Wii, and at least own one graded pedigree!
  9. I’d be honestly interested to know if someone is actually going for the complete set of “Indiana collection”? Otherwise, I struggle to see how it would be any significant if owning a couple of 9.8A+ (Indiana pedigree) versus a 9.8A+ (non-pedigree)...? In other words, who on planet Earth, really cares?
  10. The other thing I can suggest is to buy some video games magazines, and ones that are sold locally depending on where you’re from. The year of publication should give you a general price guide. eg. Nintendo Power - US CVG - UK Hyper - Australia From what I can recall, they should have some second hand prices within the articles.
  11. I don’t think our views are directly opposing. I tend to agree with most of what you said. The Star Wars games were generally quality and some exclusive or cross-platform games here and there that are worth some game time. However, you hit the nail on the head in your last sentence “People seem to have thin memories when it comes to N64 saying it didn't have games or good stuff, it did, you just had to open your eyes and bother to look because it's there, just not large amounts of it annoyingly.” The key point we’re agreeing on is that the good stuff was rather a small sample size, and mo
  12. I think this is the core issue - lack of third party support. And for what support there were, the only 2 companies that seem to understand the console intricacies were Nintendo themselves and Rare. Other companies were seemingly pumping out generic titles or were probably more focused on the PlayStation 1. Thankfully Nintendo were still at their inventive best and games like Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Zelda Ocarina, Smash Bros ensured Nintendo fans were still kept interested. Without the interest, the GameCube may not have happened, and perhaps then no Switch! Another point is
  13. A suggestion is to post some pictures to give an overview of the stuff you have, to allow people some idea of the worth and the condition that they’re generally in. Good luck!
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