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This holiday keeps getting better and better everyday. Nintendo just announced that the Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition for the Wii is FINALLY coming to the US on December 12, 2010. In addition to the already announced 25th Anniversary WII
and the DSI XL Bundle
Mario enthusiasts can now enjoy the ORIGINAL Mario series initially released on the Super Nintendo! This is great news to many collectors who want to complete their 25th anniversary set! Now I can finally put my old SNES cartridges to rest and get this.
This is also going to be one HOT Christmas item – People are already asking –>DOUBLE< ---.
The collection will include a Wii disc featuring the four games originally included on the SNES Super Mario All-Stars cartridge, including Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. In addition to the games, the package includes a soundtrack CD chronicling the history of the Mario franchise, and a 32-page Super Mario History booklet “featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes details and rare concept art.”
Retail price is $29.99 | Get yours before its too late!
Did you ever come across a collectible item and see it sell for a hundred, or even a thousands of dollars? Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I do this? How can I find something and sell it for hundreds of dollars?” If you answered yes, then you are in luck! I am going to provide you with some key details on how to properly start a profitable collection.
1. Pick Your Niche
Picking a niche, or item, to collect is the first step to starting a profitable collection. What interests you? What do you like? Is there a market for this item? Make a list of all the items you enjoy. Is it something you played with as a child? There are literally thousands of items to choose from, but one important aspect of collecting is making sure there that you pick a collectible item that has a market. To me the word “market” means:
- there are many people who enjoy collecting the same thing
- There are items that are highly collectible, which is where the money is
- The company has been around for years
- There are websites dedicated to the topic
Today the market is basically defined by ebay. Most collectors dont believe this, but trust me – it is. For example. if someone is asking $5,000 for a toy figure and it is being sold on ebay for $500 – chances are that you wont get $5,000 for it. If you go on ebay and type in “GI JOE” you will see hundreds of thousands of people selling their figures. In those listings you will also find that there are MANY figures that easily sell for A LOT of money. So take a few hours, and pick 1 area in which you want to start a collection. Please check out this link for MANY price guides! GOOD PRICE GUIDE BOOKS Here are some items that I can recommend:
- OLD TOYS
- GI JOE FIGURES
- HOT WHEELS REDLINES
- OLD VIDEO GAMES & SYSTEMS
- STAR WARS
As you can see there are hundreds of items to choose from. Personally I like to stick with collectibles since this is an area where lots of money can be made.
After you have decided what you want to collect, it is time to start researching. This is an ongoing process that will take a lot of time to master. Start by buying a new, updated price guide. I recommend buying a updated price guide because it will give you a every item that pertains to your topic and it will list ALL the rare items, if you come across them. It will also list a “market” value price and since its a book – you will have EVERYTHING available with a flip of a page in your hands. It is much easier than using google or ebay. Also, if you find a very rare item google might not even have the item you are looking for. One thing to remember about price guides is to not follow the prices religiously. Nearly all the prices in there are for mint items and always overvalue the price of an item. For example, if an item is listed in a guide at $400 dont expect to get $400. If you are looking to start collecting toys I recommend buying this guide: Toys & Prices 2010 or this one: Schroeder’s Collectible Toys
3. Join Forums and Network
After obtaining a few books it is time to start joining websites, newsletters, and forums. Forums are extremely importand and will allow you to find other people who collect the same thing. Get to know them. Dont piss them off. They will help you and guide you. I am a member of many hot wheels redlines forums and I have learned many great things and met many collectors. This is the most important step to building a profitable collection.
4. Start Buying/Selling
After you have researched your topic and joined forums it is now time to start buying items for your collection. Use everything that you learned and try to find deals. Everyone collects to make money. People would not be investing time and money into something that cant be sold. If they are then I feel sorry for them. I am not telling you to only collect to resell, but I believe everyone should have knowledge in their area and should be able to collect something they like, and sell what they don’t need. Over the years, I have HEAVILY relied on the following websites to help me start my profitable collection.
- Ebay – look for items that end during the day or late at night. Look for items being sold in LOTS. You can make ALOT of money doing this. A few months ago, I bought a “lot” of about 20 hot wheels redlines for $100 late at night (both of the tips I mentioned) and I later sold 1 car for $100, since i knew what it was worth, and sold every other car for over $20. MASTER YOUR TOPIC – MAKE MONEY!
- Craigslist – This is another extremely useful tool. Find someone who is getting rid of a collection. Meet them somewhere public – evaluate what they have – make an offer – buy it – then resell the money makers. Option 2:CREATE A WANT AD! Say Hi there – I’m looking to buy your collection of “XX” – its worth a shot!
- Kijiji - Ebay Classifieds – Just like craigslist – find someone, or post here
- AuctionZip – this extremely useful site has every single estate sale across the US. Type in whatever you are looking for in quotes in the search, add your zip code, and search for ALL actions. This is useful because say you find an auction in alaska, and you live in maine – You cant make it obviously – but you CAN email the auctioneer and ask them to place an absentee bid for you. 99% of the time you WILL be able to place a bid, and if you win they will ship the item to you. You need to verify all that with the auctioneer first.
There you go! Some great places to find your collectible items!
After you have found your items and know what it is worth – its time to sell and make some money! You can resell your item just about anywhere – Most of the time you can sell your item in the same way you found it – for example: forums, ebay, craigslist, etc.
I personally collect vintage hot wheels from the late 60′s and early 70′s known as redlines. I have been collecting them for years and have made a few thousand dollars by finding the right items to buy and selling them properly. I have decided to make a comprehensive guide since i was NOT able to find one. I hope this helps and is useful! GOOD LUCK!
If you enjoyed reading this, then please check out this link: 3 Ideas For Money Making Online In Your Leisure Time Daily
What have the last 25 years of gaming taught us? Well its that Nintendo + Mario = big bucks. Every mario that has made an appearance has been a success. Every man, woman, and child know about mario. It is a multi billion dollar “mario-mania” industry that does not seem to be slowing down.. And I am wiriting this in hopes of having you cash in on this newest release.
Before we go on, I want to include a chart I found online regarding Mario sales across different platforms. As you can see, there is really no stopping the mario madness.
I have been buying and selling on ebay for years and have caught on to many trends – especially trends near the holidays – and this is going to become a highly wanted item. It is all part of Nintendo’s marketing strategy. The Red Wii and DSI XL are being released in the US on November 7, 2010, Just in time for Black Friday (if the system even lasts till then). Then buying these systems will become harder and harder as we approach christmas. This happens every year with multiple systems…. trust me.. if you dont then I suggest you read read on…
Nintendo released the Wii on November 19, 2006 – a few days before Black Friday… Odd right? Now if you dont remember, the Wii drove prices through the roof allowing people to sell the system for 3 to 4X retail price. Some systems sold for as high as $800 all thanks to ebay/craigslist/amazon,etc. I know that has primarily to do with the fact that it was a brand new system, and was the “must have” item for the holidays, but that still shows that anything new, and hyped up released during the holidays will fetch a good amount of profit.
Still skeptical? Fine – For the last few years Nintendo has been releasing “Mario” Nintendo DS during the holiday season. In 2008, Nintendo released Nintendo DS Lite Limited Edition Red Mario and in 2009 Nintendo released Nintendo DSi MARIO Bundle – Metallic Blue BOTH of which sold out right before christmas, and were selling for $210+. If you dont believe me, check out the prices right now.
As of right now, the bundles are available in every store. For some reason, Amazon is the only store that is NOT listing this as a limited edition bundle. They are simple stating it is a red bundle. Why? I dont know but this might be beneficial to you. You get free shipping and no tax (in most states) which is a bigger win win. Nintendo has already announced that after these systems are going to be limited and they do not plan on re-releasing them after the initial orders have shipped. I am not telling anyone to go overboard and buy 100 (you’re an idiot if you do), but I am suggesting that you look into this and you might walk away with some extra cash. If you do, then I expect a thanks – if not then… there’s always next year!
This bundle comes with: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports, the new all-in-one Wii Remote Plus, and Nunchuk (both in red) bundled for $199.99.
The DSI XL bundle comes with:which will also come in red with three Super Mario Bros. drawings next to the exterior camera. Bundled with the handheld are Mario Kart DS as well as the preloaded games Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters and Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock. It costs $179.99.
As if there werent enough zombie movies and video games already eating your brain, here comes one more for you. I actually love anything zombie related – and will watch this new series. I am very particular when it comes to detail, especially zombie detail. The bloodier the better is my motto.
If you havent heard AMC’s newest series: The Walking Dead – there IS still time to save yourself from a zombie apocolypse. This series actually looks great and should get become quite popular. Check out some of the trailers and pics below – and let the brain games begin!
The Walking Dead premiers on Halloween @ 10/9C
I’m starting to agree with South Park’s episode which featured Jersey taking over the world… Jersey Shore has literally turned 5 regular schmucks into super social media whores. Here’s the latest spoof on the short pickle eating, guido smushing, 4 foot nuthin midget from JSho – Jersey shore for short…