Quoted from thedarkknight77:
I am noticing a large number of LOTR hitting the market all of the sudden. Based on many of them being HUO, I am assuming they are people who feel they got there use out of the machine and now want to buy another NIB. I was wondering about how long on average does it take for people who bought NIB games to put them on the market. Would 9 years be accurate?
This is a tricky question to answer and won't apply to all.
For a while I was buying every new Stern years ago when they where $3800 NIB. I had a good run. But as titles got stale, more expensive, whatever or I had to have "the next thing" I sold them at the peak of value before I "knew" they would net me a big loss. Of course if I liked the title and the value would drop I didn't care because I kept the game. Case in point WPT. Love the pin and it's never leaving. I bought TRS as HUO and love it. Price was right.
Stern's I sold before the bubble burst within a 6-9 month period.
IJ4, WOF, CSI, 24 & Avatar for each of these I only lost a couple $100 each so I did well.
Collectible collection wise:
I generally keep all my games so I tend to keep games longer than the average guy. This is where I'm running into a problem as these games get more expensive I do NOT want to sell the ones I have to get a new one. So in the future the theme must really play a major part on the thought process. Resident Evil may be that one