(Topic ID: 10798)

How long do purchasers of NIB wait before selling?


By thedarkknight77

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

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?

#2 7 years ago

heck, depends on whether they like it or not, or need room, or need money for their next pin.

#3 7 years ago

It depends on what you have vs. what you discover is coming out next.

#4 7 years ago

Lessee, I have 3 NIB games. Got 2 of them 14 years ago. Still have them. Got another 2 years ago. Still have it. So for me, the answer is > 14 years.

#5 7 years ago
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.

Value wise:
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

#6 7 years ago

Yea it all depends, one friend I have usually has them years and another usually sells off between 1-6 months because they want the next new Stern pin. Everyone is different

#7 7 years ago

Haven't sold my two yet. And at this point, don't plan on it.

#8 7 years ago

I want a Transformers Pro if any one is tired of it. Never got nib. Yet.

#9 7 years ago

I probably wouldn't ever sell my NIB's unless I bought a pro machine on a whim. It would have to take a really special pin to get rid of my LOTR LE... Good thing too, they haven't made a machine yet that would force me to choose. Ask me again in five years...

#10 7 years ago

Bought a RFM and FGY NIB and still have'em both.

#11 7 years ago

My only NIB is IM, bought in 1.5 year ago, I still have space for 2-3 more pins, I really don't mind selling it at the right price, I want to get TF Pro instead, but it is hard to sell a pin around here.
When I first bought the game, I was playing it for hours, then I got little bored from it, but lately I'm starting to play a lot of IM and still having fun, so it all depends on you, space, money and what going to come next.

#12 7 years ago
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?

It would also depend on how you liked the game. I've bought 4 NIB pins (SM, LOTR LE, IM, Tron LE) and only SM remains. If a game doesn't click for you or another opportunity to pick up a title you like more it makes no sense holding on to it. Take that money n try again.

#13 7 years ago

I'll let you know the answer if/when I sell my WOZ.

#14 7 years ago

I see a trend developing here in terms of the answer.

"It depends".

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