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Magnifying Glass and U.S. Fifty Dollar Bill

What Console Can I Buy for $50?

This article begins a new series: “What Console Can I Buy for $X?”  We’ll begin at the baseline and assume that you want to get started retrogaming but have only $50 to spend.  Total.  Believe it or not, you can get a lot of gaming out that $50, especially if you are patient and can […]

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Side Deals

A side deal is a transaction between a seller and a buyer that occurs outside of the established policies and protocols of a particular marketplace.  On eBay, for example, a buyer may ask the seller to end an auction early.  This can happen whether bids have been placed or not.  Essentially, the buyer is trying […]

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Determining the Value of an Item

One of the most important tools you can have when buying and selling old videogames is a reliable price guide.  For sellers, the difference between your item selling quickly or languishing on eBay or in a marketplace thread may be just a few dollars one way or the other.  And when it comes to buying, […]

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Sniping

If you want to get truly good deals anymore on eBay, you have two options.  The first is to hit an undervalued Buy It Now listing before anyone else does.  The second is to snipe. Sniping is the act of placing a bid on an auction mere seconds before it closes.  Sniping is a practice […]

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