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Posted on Jan 13th 2013 at 04:27:34 PM by (Izret101)
Posted under Selling, Collecting, Responsibility, GameGavel

So as many of you (I assume) may know I have done some major sell offs in the past. It seems like once or twice a year I end up putting myself into a bind financially because I am am irresponsible with my money. No I am not even going to sugarcoat it.

Over the last 8-10 years there have been multiple occasions where I have spent money for bills or other essentials on games instead. I have gotten much more responsible over the last 5 years since my son was born. But I feel there is still much more work that needs to be done.

So I have finally decided to take the plunge from being a gamer/collector to being a seller/gamer/collector.
I had mentioned in chat that earlier this week that I have only once before bought games with the express intent of reselling them(Final Fantasy VII). That finally changed yesterday with the purchase of this Gamecube lot.

When I bought it I knew I would be lucky to make 20$s on it. But I had decided I needed to start somewhere if I was going to do this. When I got to see the lot in person it included games that had not originally been listed or pictured so I definitely lucked out.

There have been a few of you lately (primarily in chat) who helped nudge me into this direction.
SirPsycho, Project, theGruuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeee, Bick, Shadow, NES_Rules, etc, etc

In one of the old podcasts Duke.Togo had said something along the lines of: people who collect as an investment are in the wrong kind of hobby. I immediately disagreed with him as i was listening. I can definitely understand where he is coming from.

I have always bought games because (in my mind) they will always have value should I need to sell them. And so far I have always been able to make enough selling my things when there was a crunch time. But inevitably I take losses or sell them cheap just to move them.

I still want to enjoy this hobby and it has taken me all these years to realize I cannot do it without some sacrifice. I can't keep holding onto every item I have ever purchased. I doubt it will ever be self sustaining but I need to have a collection and an inventory from now on...


EDIT
I FORGOT TO MENTION SOMETHING IMPORTANT!
I will be doing a trial run of GameGavel with the Gamecube stuff i picked up. I have had great experiences selling here and on the other sites i have been/am a member of but it gets to be a hassle and keeping several sites up to date and sometimes missing one. Nothing worse than having people on different sites asking to buy the same item.
/EDIT

If anyone read the whole thing thanks for reading.
More importantly feel free to PM me or leave advice in the comments.
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