Selling Fool

It is that time of the year again. Every few months I comb through my game collection and decide what needs to go up for sale on eBay, and what I need to hang onto for a rainy day. Of course having a game “collection” is something that I have lamented about in the past it is one thing to collect treasures from the past, but it is an entirely different matter to “collect” current generation games, especially games accumulated at full price. This is yet another subject to write about at a future date.

Thankfully my recent track record has been much improved over the gluttonous days of the past. I am doing a much better job of evaluating what I purchase (i.e. actually playing the games), and deciding what should stay in my library a few months longer, to be enjoyed in my rare moments of gaming pleasure. Those that do not make the cut are promptly listed on eBay.

Case in point: Bust-A-Move Deluxe and Out Run 2006 Coast 2 Coast, but for the PSP. Bust-A-Move is a fine puzzle game, but it is the same thing we have been playing for years, albeit with a few new gaming modes. It is also impossible for me to justify the $39.99 MSRP. I just did not get my money’s worth out of this title, so I decide it was time to make the best of a bad situation, cutting my losses so to speak. Out Run 2006 is a different story. The $29.99 price point is perfect for this title, and the game is perfect for pick-up-and-play moments. With said, I just do not play the game enough to justify keeping it around. It is certainly not a bad game. In fact, for an arcade racer it is a damn fine example of what should be done with a portable system. While Out Run 2006 is on par with Ridge Racer, which I have also sold, I having been getting my racing kicks from WipeOut Pure and CMR.

From a timing standpoint, I waited far too long to try to move NCAA Football 2006. Normally I do a much better job of moving sports titles on eBay while there is still a market, but I wanted to hang on to a “current” football title. Why? I will never know, since I rarely played the game after the recent bowl season wrapped up. I guess this goes back to that “collector” mentality, which I have been desperately trying to break.

Back to the Hungarian Grand Prix (have to love the rain), and hopefully more NCAA Football 2007 later today.

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