How to utilize the internet to grow my retro video game business? Input appreciated.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by art2gecko, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. art2gecko

    art2gecko Newbie

    Apr 18, 2015
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    Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this. I own a retail retro video game business in a busy area with great walk in customers. The retail portion does well, definitely not at it or near its peak potential. The majority of the profit comes from customer buy backs since the margins on new games and consoles are very minimal. People do bring in their old games for trade in however I'd like to use the internet to generate ALOT more buyback and eventually expand into eBAY and maybe even have my own internet retail store.

    Any ideas on how I can use the internet to get people to trade in their retro games (nintendo 64, SNES...etc)? The only thing that I can think of is using Craigslist however there is too much manual work involved and too time consuming.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. RedRaz0r

    RedRaz0r Newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
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    Honestly Craigslist is a great way. I notice a lot of people in my local area use CL to promote retro game stores. There are 2 prominent ones nearby, both of which use CL. Sure it's a lot of work, but it seems like it pays off. Take a look at other retro gaming ads on CL to get an idea. The ones in my area are in the Seattle-Tacoma section on CL, check em out.