The staff of Old School Gamer has possibly found a new home for keeping track of our console game collection online and we recommend you check them out! This dynamic site, Retroplace.com, is built utilizing an amazing database that can do so many things. I can easily see it becoming the industry standard, much like discogs.com became for vinyl/tape/cd collecting, if they are able to convert and obtain some new users to manage their collections.

SELLING

Armin Hierstetter, my contact at Retroplace, tells me that there “simply is no great marketplace out there that is dedicated to (retro) video games. There is eBay and Amazon, of course, but their commissions are way too high. Also, those platforms are not dedicated to gamer’s needs and putting stuff up for sale is way too time consuming. Retroplace changes all of that. Because the database “knows” the vast majority of games already, putting up a game for sale is a matter of a minute. The process is way smarter than Amazon or eBay.”

When selling your extra games, they only charge a 7% fee, while sites like Amazon can charge up to 15-20% of the final sales price. They have also built in an API (Application Program Interface) for sellers that will hopefully become very successful, as I know that stores are going to be very interested in working with their system.

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (74 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.