I sold a game this week on the Geek Market on Boardgamegeek. Sometimes I think I have too many games. I’m guessing that I own around 450 games, not counting expansions or role playing games. I’ve got 384 logged as owned on BGG, but I’ve been terrible about adding new games or removing games that I no longer have.
Why would I sell a game?
I’m not trying to purge my collection. It’s just that I have a lot of games that I just don’t play. I have games that I purchased and never opened. I’m not concerned about downsizing my collection, but it just seems like someone should be playing these great games. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy connecting these games to new owners, so the Geek Market on BGG seemed like the perfect solution.
Selling on Geek Market is easy
The Geek Market interface is really nice. Obviously, you need to be registered on Boardgamegeek, but you should be anyway. Then you list the particulars of the item you want to sell. Is it new or is it slightly used but in great condition? If there are multiple editions, which one are you selling? What is your asking price? Where are you willing to ship? Will you ship internationally? How do you want to be paid?
Once you have answered these questions, you submit your game out into the Geek Market. If someone is interested, then they indicate that through the interface. You receive an email letting you know that you need to arrange information for payment and shipping. All of this happens through the Geek Market interface. Once you get paid, then you ship it off.
Buying games is just as easy
If you want a game that is hard to find or out of print, then chances are you will be able to find it on Geek Market. I have wanted a copy of Manhattan for years, but I want a particular edition of it. I’m just waiting for the right price and time to buy one. Selling a game this week might just be the perfect excuse. Honestly, I haven’t bought anything on BGG since 2009, but that was before they redesigned the interface. Now it’s really spiffy. It was a copy of the card game Mow, if you need to know.
The game I listed on Geek Market sold in about two days, and I set a price that was on the higher side, so I was surprised at how quickly it sold. If you have experiences with selling games on Geek Market, or just experiences selling games that you would like to share, please do so in the comment section below.