Video Game Appraisal
What are the benefits of a certifed appraisal on your items?
Whether for insurance purposes, preparation for sale or simply curiosity a certified appraisal goes a long way
Once we have found the grade to your item we can then determine that current market value. It is important to note that the video game collectors market can vary quite dramatically. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in video game prices. With a more specific example also noted during this pandemic, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remake was released. This saw the price for Tony Hawk titles jump on all systems and on most if not all titles by 100% or more. Other remakes have seen prices go up for the original titles (Resident Evil 2/3, Final Fantasy VII) and then others go down with the example of Crash Bandicoot/Spyro original PS1 titles.
From an investment point of view, this makes future planning quite difficult. Rest assured, the overall trend is up. It’s just like shares. If everyone sold at the peak of the market, there would be no peak.
Our appraisals are based on your currency and in your geographical location. The price of items can vary dramatically, even in the digitally connected world we live in. We will always provide the best possible location for your sale also. For example, some items are best at a professional auction house, some are better sold online via eBay and similar.
It is crucial to note that we provide 3 prices to you, an ungraded price, a graded price and an average of the above. This will give you a good indication of what your item is worth in a graded and encapsulated condition.
For example; we may grade a new limited edition console as 99 grade, with an appraisal of $500USD. The item may in fact be able to be sold for 50-100% more than our appraisal amount, as it has been graded, appraised and encapsulated. As you are aware, our service is for a reason and costs money. Not only do you have a limited edition console that is now sold out, you also have had it professionally graded, appraised and encapsulated to protect the item for many, many years to come. So long as the seals are not broken on the locker boxes we provide, any potential buyers of your item know the exact story behind the item.