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Welcome to video game market and to our new blog, it seems fitting that the first blog post should be about myself, video game market, how it came to be and why. I am a player and collector and its because of this that ultimately I ended up becoming somewhat of a dealer. You may think that they are unrelated but as it happens being a collector if your serious has the side effect of becoming the latter to a small degree. Welcome to video game market and to our new blog, it seems fitting that the first blog post should be about myself, video game market, how it came to be and why. I am a player and collector and its because of this that ultimately I ended up becoming somewhat of a dealer. You may think that they are unrelated but as it happens being a collector if your serious has the side effect of becoming the latter to a small degree. fullpost:

Are you tired of seeing elevated game prices when looking for a specific game?

Being a player is the simplest form of playing games, you buy a game and play it. Some players keep their games, others trade them in for new games to play but they only care to play the games. This is where everybody starts, I've always been a player and wanted to be a games programmer when I was a kid. In fact when I was about 12 I wrote to codemasters telling them their game Dizzy was the inspiration for my wanting to become a programmer and they responded telling me to write to them when I left school (When I left school I had discovered Beer and women so never did)

As a collector everything changes, don't get me wrong I still play all the games I collect, except the bad but rare games. The price you pay for games starts going up, you start to get picky about the condition and if it's complete. Its OK to do this, after all that is what collecting is about. The problem was that finding the rarer items for a fair price meant buying lots of items in bulk because there was single item in the lot you needed for the collection and this is where the dealing part comes in.

When I first started collecting games (Retro in particular), eBay was a great place to buy large lots of items that are relatively cheap, you could pick up a lot with rare items in for no cost of the actual rare item. I remember purchasing a Master System with a few games for less than £20 and that lot included a mint Championship hockey. Now times have moved on, these lots are no longer seen, dealers on eBay have moved in and prices are high! You may wonder why even the price of smaller lots with no particularly rare item is creeping up in price. Well its simple, dealers bid the prices up because they want the lots to sell as individual items for a profit.

I don't have a problem with this as all dealers provide a good service to the players and that I am in favor of, as I said being a collector had the side effect of be becoming a bit of a dealer and any serious collector will know what I am talking about. In order to get to the harder to find items you have to buy and trade your way to them, just as you would with a trading card game. And the players who the dealers mainly cater for are the largest purchasers of a collectors spare items and for the dealers especially with regards to the latest consoles. So what do I have a problem with you may be asking, well its the eBay fees and the costs of trading your items that you must do in order to get to the rarer items for your collection.

Here is the real reason why prices are high

eBay has the largest selection of games available but eBay charge you 10% and 10% of the postage, thats high but it gets worse, paypal (Owned by eBay) charge 3.4% +20p so an item I sell on eBay for £100 is actually only going to net £86.40, nearly £15 in every £100. It may not seem allot but if your wanting to sell some items to put towards a larger purchase (As I very often do) this soon eats at your collection. Also the buyer ALWAYS pays, a dealer must make a profit and adding the fees to their price is always calculated so they can make a profit. You as a buyer have paid the fees.

This is why video game market came to be, its a place for a video game player or collector (Or dealer for that matter) to buy and sell video game related items with no fees. And this allows other players and collectors to simply offer lower prices than they could on other sites. There will be PayPal fees if you want to accept paypal but thats only going to cost £3.60 and for a £100 item you would get £96.40 a huge difference.

How video game market is trying to change it

I hope you all see my vision for the future of purchasing and trading of games, Video Game Market serves the players, collectors and dealers in the hope that everybody can trade their items freely and fairly.
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I have loads of ideas moving forward but I want this to be a community driven approach that works for all video game lovers, if you have any thoughts, comments or ideas good or bad please comment below.

PS-I am currently trying to complete my Game Gear PAL set cartridge only :D

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