I had this chat with a friend the other day and here's my thoughts on it, just wondering what others thought too.
Ive heard many people say that "you can sell it for virtually what you have into it", but I don't think this should be true for new games. Sure people ad modifications to their game to increase their value, but is it enough to keep the price the same? Possibly but I doubt it.
So what's the cost to drive it off the lot?
I figure that anyone buying a second hand game would not expect to pay retail prices or the tax associated with a nib purchase. Here in Ontario, Canada the tax on a nib game is ~$1500
What's the experience of unboxing worth? I suggested to my friend that ripping the cardboard off a game and setting it up for the first time has a value. I ball parked the figure at ~$500
So locally I'd assume that a nib game would loose about $2000 on the resale market, but this doesn't seem to be true.
I'm not taking into consideration games that are out of production and that have increased in value because of demand. I'm only interested in games that come up for sale while their still available new.
What's the cost of unboxing a game?