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Rexcalibr

I just got out of the military in August and I didn't really have much money saved so unfortunately, I will need to sell some of my Nintendo stuff. If anyone can tell me roughly about how much money this is all worth, that would help me.

Here is the stuff I'm considering selling. I've never actually sold anything online before so I wanted to know if anyone here had experience and could offer some advice.

Things I can currently sell and all are used but in good condition:

  • Wii U (black and with the standard storage space)
  • 3 Wii U Pro Controllers
  • 2 Wii remotes
  • 1 Gamecube controller with adapter
  • 1 Blue 3DS

(games)

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • New Super Mario/Super Luigi U
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Captain Toad
  • Splatoon
  • Legend of Zelda BOTW
  • Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

(digital games I downloaded)

  • Mario Maker
  • Monster Hunter
  • a bunch of retro games but I guess they're not really worth mentioning

(3DS games)

  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Fire Emblem Fates Conquest
  • Fire Emblem Fates Birthright
  • Puzzles and Dragons (Mario edition)
  • Zelda Link Between Worlds
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Mario & Luigi Paper Jam
  • Tomadachi Life

(amiibo not in original packaging but good condition)

  • Charizard
  • Pac Man
  • Mewto
  • Marth
  • Lucina
  • Ike
  • Pit
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Zelda
  • Little Mac
  • Paulutena
  • Samus
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Donkey Kong SSB version
  • Zelda SSB version
  • Rosalina SSB version
  • Captain Falcon
  • Wario SSB version
  • Sonic
  • Yoshi SSB Version
  • Bowser Jr
  • Fox
  • Kirby
  • Jiggly Puf
  • Squid Kid male
  • Mario SSB Version
  • Luigi SSB Version
  • Bowser SSB Version
  • Pikmin Guy
  • Mega Man

I would really appreciate any feedback.

Rexcalibr

Tasuki

Those retro games might be worth mentioning. Depending on what they are they could be worth alot of money.

Other then that just check ebay and see what that stuff is going for. That will give you an idea.

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Rexcalibr

Tasuki wrote:

Those retro games might be worth mentioning. Depending on what they are they could be worth alot of money.

Other then that just check ebay and see what that stuff is going for. That will give you an idea.

Well, they are all digital copies and I'm still not sure how to actually sell that. Some of the games were Mario RPG, Super Mario 3, Zelda 2 for NES, EarthBound, and Shovel Knight to name a few.

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Anti-Matter

@Rexcalibr
Please, don't sell your Dreamy Nintendo stuffs.
If you still have very Fond memories with Nintendo, try to sell something else.
You will regret once you sell them all.

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FinalFrog

Sell it for dirt cheap. You should practically give it away.

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Peace-Boy

Dude, you're essentially getting rid of all your Nintendo stuff, don't do that.
Surely there's a better way for you to get money?

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Rexcalibr

Anti-Matter wrote:

@Rexcalibr
Please, don't sell your Dreamy Nintendo stuffs.
If you still have very Fond memories with Nintendo, try to sell something else.
You will regret once you sell them all.

Trust me I don't want to but I really need the extra money. There is certain Nintendo stuff I AM keeping.

and to whoever said I should sell it for dirt cheap, why? I want to sell it for whatever I can get for it that's reasonable. I know it's probably not much, but all together it's got to be around 300$ worth I'd hope.

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StuTwo

@Rexcalibr Advice on eBay:

  • set up your items to be listed (and hence finish) on a Saturday or (preferably) Sunday evening - like sometime between 9 and 11 (I'd guess in the US you want to time it so that it's more like 11-12 ET).

Really you want as many people as possible seeing your items in the last few hours. The evening at a weekend is when eBay has the most people browsing so that's the best time for the auction to finish because your auction will only attract serious attention in the last few hours (maybe even the last few minutes).

Never list something that is timed to finish during the day time on a weekday.

  • Before listing anything check on eBay using the filter for "sold listings" this will give you a rough idea of what each item is likely to sell for. If an item doesn't usually sell for more than a few $ then it might not be worth your time selling it.
  • Separate your items into as many lots as possible (within reason). It takes more time but the audience for someone who has $30 to spend on a Rosalina amiibo is much bigger than the audience that has $100 to spend bidding on a whole stack of amiibo. Same with the Wii U Pro controllers - don't bundle them up - sell them separately.

Likewise you should definitely sell the Gamecube control adaptor separately to the Wii U (or - better yet - hold it until the moment Nintendo announces Smash for Switch and list it at that moment. As an enthusiast you have inside information that the adaptor is likely to be more valuable for a short period of time soon).

  • Don't sell the thing you think is likely to fetch the highest price first. Go through the process of selling something on eBay at least a few times first so you get a feel for how expensive postage is, the kind of things that buyers try on etc.
  • ...speaking of which - if a prospective buyer contacts you and offers to pay a fixed amount if you close the auction early never accept. It's incredibly rare that they'll offer more than you're likely to get by seeing the auction to its close (obviously there's a reason they want to close the auction before the last few hours).
  • eBay offer special deals to sellers on a regular basis (at least this is my experience in the UK). Having sold something once I get emails from eBay all of the time and when I go a month or so without selling anything they contact me offering deals like "no selling fees" or "maximum £1 selling fees for all items". I even once got a deal that offered to match the sale price of an item up to £100 (which is - of course - free money if you have something worth £100).

So don't sell everything quickly and then kick yourself that you've paid over the top in fees when they start offering deals that would have let you keep more of what you sold.

  • On top of which - packaging things up well (which you have to if you're selling on items that have been well looked after) can cost money but it certainly takes a lot of time. Which is another reason not to sell everything in one go.
  • Take lots of photographs from lots of different angles. Even stuff that you think no one would be interested in seeing. If your stuff is in good condition then let buyers know its in good condition. You are clearly an enthusiast and you're selling to people like yourself. If a hairline scratch on the manual would put you off buying something then make sure a buyer can see that the manuals of the games you are selling don't have any scratches on them.
  • ...and speaking of photographs - a plain black or white background is best and shows that you're serious (a carpet or kitchen table in the background suggests that you don't know what you're doing.

Good luck!

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StuTwo

@Rexcalibr Oh and I'd say you're certainly well over the $300 mark with the items you've identified as wanting to sell. I'd guess that you'd get over that mark just selling the Wii U, Pro Controllers and Wii U games.

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