Quoted from Whysnow:
Contact Troy Smith
Pretty much the best single person for this volume of vids and pins combined.
He is fair and will make a deal that makes money for you while also leaving opportunities for Him To make some for the effort involved.
Lots of people will tell you they have the cash... Troy actually seems to make these deals happen.
You will hear tons of advice from many people that honestly dont have a clue. So ill give you a few things to think about that I know for a fact since this is what i do.
Getting the maximum value with little to no effort is just not possible with any way you go. Your talking about im guessing at least 6000 square feet of space being used if the number you say is correct. I have been in and bought many warehouses, besides the games, there is going to be junk and parts around as well, no one keeps that many games sitting around with out compiling other stuff as well.
Contacting an auction company is an easy way to go, but that doesn't mean its the best way to go either.
For maximum value, each item needs tested, this is a multiple day job itself. and then once a game is tested, it would need cleaned up. (im not talking a shop job, im talking about a simple wipe the machine/glass down to make it presentable to sell) This is a job itself, one person cant do 250-300 games in a single day and do a good job of it.
Location. There really isn't a good location anywhere in the country to sell at auction a load of that many projects. lets be honest, whether its vids or pins, chances are slim of them working. You can easily find someone in a specific area that would take on a few projects, especially if they are a desired machine. but finding someone that will take on 250 projects with many shitty games is different, as well as finding 250 different people that each are willing to take on a shitty game.
Also with auction, essentially, it is allowing people to pick and choose. so yes the addams family game will sell, and sell well, the stripped down and parted out shaq attack wont sell, so then you still have to deal with stuff afterwards.
To get maximum value, you will need to ship the stuff. are you prepared to pallet and ship hundreds of games? if not, you will have to pay someone (auction company or individual) and thats not free.
Are you going to want 200 different people coming in to the place to removed the game they bought (and maybe a game they didn't buy) once again, this takes time, and time is money, someone will get paid for it
These are just some of the things, i can go on and on
Now selling to an individual. There will be tons that say that they can and will do it. Just remember, i said "that they can and will" when it comes to actually doing it, now that is a different number.
You are very limited on the amount of people that can actually take on a job of that size. The volume alone is daunting. I bet that there is only a handful of people on this website that have actually moved 50 games in a single day, and even less that have done this kind of number.
Funds, you are limited with the number of people that actually have the cash for this volume, and yes people have the cash, but then you have to have the warehouse space to put this in, and then you have to have the ability to transport this many machines. each factor in this equation reduces the number of people that can do this job.
and once again, i can give many pros and cons of doing it this way.
I understand that you want to help your friend get maximum value, we all do, but there is multiple levels of where a person will stop to get maximum value. Lets be real, you want maximum value, you fix, clean, shop every single game out. There, you get the most "$" and thus maximum value. But now throw in your time and effort, and that "$" number is far lower. You want maximum value, let people pick and choose, but then you will get stuck with a ton of shit that no one wanted
You are more than welcome to contact me, this is a task that i can handle, cost, logistics all of it. In my dealing with large purchases, many have liked the honesty from when i talk to them and explain things. I will not give you top dollar for the games, but i explain why and help you understand why my price is worthy as well. Because on deals like this, it has to be valuable for the buyer as well.
so PM me if you want to talk