So You Wanna Be a Game Collector: 5 Tips for Starting Out

Have you ever wanted to be a game collector? GP Editor Marcus Estrada has you covered then. Here are 5 tips that will help you save and get the most for your money when buying games for your collection.

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jacksonmichael2603d ago

I don't really want to be a collector, I just feel compelled to own more stuff... Like one of those PS2 controllers that were shaped like a Dragon Quest slime. Or a keyblade from Kingdom Hearts. Or the gunblade from FFVIII. Damn you, eBay.

WhiteLightning2603d ago (Edited 2603d ago )

I honestly don't understand why Square hasn't made an offical store for FF/KH weapon replica's......the amount of people who would buy most of things....The Gunblade especialy :D

Even Valve should make a more expensive store which would sell Turret, companion cube replicas.

Magnus2603d ago (Edited 2603d ago )

Actually you can buy the Gunblade from FF8 from a replicas store I bought a Buster Sword replica from a replica sword store. As for collectors games easiest thing to do is buy something that has a rare shelf life like Ar-Tonelico 3, or even Hyperdimenson Neptuina. Make sure to buy two copies of a certain collectors game one for a person to play and the other sealed for a person to sell. Only thing that drops the price on a collector game is when they rerelease it like Xenogears on PSN or the discs are in shitty condition or packaging is damaged.

jc485732603d ago (Edited 2603d ago )

It would be wise to add the "sell and rebuy" method. If you bought a game on release date and you felt the game is just so so and it's not worth the 60 dollars you spent, then it's best to sell it asap before the value of the game starts dropping. You can always pick up the game later at a bargains bin. You also want to watch out for the ones that have potential to become rare, so learn how to decide when is the best time to rebuy the game before the price starts kicking. This method puts money back in your pocket, so that you can purchase other games.