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    Post Factors that determine how much a collectible is worth

    I've written an article about factors determining collectibles value. This should be of use to any collector, it is not specific to just one hobby.

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    On June 2008, a Quadrun game for the Atari 2600 video game system sold on eBay.com for approximately $1600. During the same month, that same game sold for only $150 in a different auction. Which factors contributed to the big difference between these two items?

    In this case, the reason was that the first Quadrun auction was for a sealed, New in Box (NIB) item. The second auction was for the loose (L) cartridge only. There are several factors that bring a collectible item's price up or down.

    1) Condition
    This is a very important, if not the most important, factor. The condition of a collectible is crucial in determining its price. The better the condition, the higher the value will be. There are many possible conditions, some may or may not be applicable to a specific collectible. Some example of conditions...

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    Last edited by chronodev; 12-03-2008 at 02:22 PM.

 

 

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