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#22
Note how much trouble the Concrete Cow folks have gone to to eliminate the scrum effect round their sign-ups tables, because it's hostile and intimidating for some people. And for that matter, I don't find scrums that scary, but I do find them annoying and unpleasant, which means that I just walk away and don't buy anything.
 
#25
Was that actually mentioned anywhere on the site until recently? I have to say that the £1 minimum is a bit stiff; scratch my intention to put a whole lot of stuff in for a quid or less.

Or is the £1 minimum per seller, rather than per item?
 
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#28
Oh good, I thought that would be the case otherwise it makes pricing anything at a £1 or less totally uneconomic.

Well, I've just finished tagging 755 items. No, I doubt all of it is going to fit in my car - but I'll do my best :D
 

Dom

SuperMunchkin
#29
So, I have all six issues of Worlds of Cthulhu and I'm wondering whether to sell them as a job lot or individually? How much do they go for?
 
#32
Advice please? I’m brining four items for the B&B. I don’t usually do this and have no idea what to ask:

Firefly RPG (the big fat hardback) - £20?

Monsegue 1244 (the one with the cloth playmat etc.) - £15?

And 2 copies of the Shadows of Esteran starter pack. £5 each?

Or less?
 
#33
So, I have all six issues of Worlds of Cthulhu and I'm wondering whether to sell them as a job lot or individually? How much do they go for?
Job lot.

Otherwise you have a collector buying the odd ones to fill out their own collection leaving you with an incomplete set which is harder to shift.

(Grrrr!)
 
#34
If I ever took everything I had to a B&B stand, I'd need my own 12 foot table and a Transit to get it all there! And probably the ability to take credit cards (as there would be a copy of Ringworld at least) 😀

- Neil.
 
#35
Too late to book the seminar room at a convenient (to me) time and get in the programme, so I’ll just hang around the bar and try to inveigle people into
Offering content for RPR..

I’ve offered two games for Sunday. Morning Dyson Logos’ Goblin Gully using the D6 Hack. I may get no players, I may find some that just that want a nice easy morning game after the night before......


Then, in the evening....

Before Star Wars, before Star Trek, even before Dr Who there was:

Fireball XL5!

If I don’t find any players at THIS convention I think I’ll just retire the scenario unplayed. (It’s only place where I think people might remember the series.....)
 
#36
Advice please? I’m brining four items for the B&B. I don’t usually do this and have no idea what to ask:

Firefly RPG (the big fat hardback) - £20?

Monsegue 1244 (the one with the cloth playmat etc.) - £15?

And 2 copies of the Shadows of Esteran starter pack. £5 each?

Or less?
2 places to check:

Ebay sold listings (search the item, scroll down the page and in the left side bar there's a option to look at sold listings (or completed which may be buy it now). Don't forget to search worldwide as well.

For board games, check ebay, but also BoardGameGeek. If you search the board game, once you've found the right one, go to the overview tab, scroll down a bit, and towards the right of the page you'll see the BGG marketplace data, and a link to price history just at the bottom of that section.

I usually price at around 50%-75% of recent sale prices, depending on condition (and completeness).

Note it helps to check BGG for board game manifests - I had to pull a handful of games from my list because they were missing critical components.
 
#37
Some stats:

I logged 755 items: 186 RPG, 440 books and 129 boardgames. All the RPGs, 410 books and 74 boardgames (a lot of small games) made it into the car. I sold 55 (might actually be 56) RPG, 95 (might actually be 96) books and 14 boardgames. (I had a discrepancy of 2 items when I checked everything against my master list when I got home). We didn't think we'd do well on the boardgames as boardgames aren't the focus of the con (maybe I should have taken them over to Manorcon).

Compared to 2 years ago, it was very close; I made slightly more then. Next time I doubt I will bring any boardgames - hopefully I will have got rid of them by then, but RPGs will certainly be returning and possibly books will too. IIRC last time I only took 1 or 2 boxes of books and they didn't do well, but I think the bigger selection helped this time - I noticed there were more sales on Sunday when I got the boxes up on Richard's table after he'd left (plus I think some of the German contingent were clearing out small change).
 
#39
I know they cleared £1600 from the cash box over the 2 days (before putting it back to pay out. I'd reckon the table cleared in the region of £2000 judging by my sales alone.
 
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