Self-Storage Tips For Your Retro Gaming Equipment

April 9, 2018

Self-Storage Tips: How To Store Video Games - Retro Gaming

self-storage tips for your retro gaming systems

In our last blog post, we discussed some self-storage tips for people with newer gaming systems and games that are obsolete now but might increase in value later. With those games, however, we see two nearly unilateral truths: the technology is more sensitive, and they won’t be valuable for some time.

Today, Affordable Family Storage look at more retro games and gaming systems that, if taken care of correctly, are valuable now and will also require less maintenance. Here are some self-storage tips for your older video games.

Should I Sell My Games?

If your collection of games is older, it might be time for you to look into selling. Whereas with newer games, they aren’t valuable enough yet to make a decent profit. However, there is also the possibility that your games didn’t significantly increase in value. Most games will at least be a little bit more value once they reach 15-20 years old, but not all games turn into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64 or Mario Kart: Double Dash for GameCube.

The odds are that most of your games are closer to Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants than they are GoldenEye 007. So when selling, find the games that are of the most value and look to sell them. For the others, here are some self-storage tips for keeping them in good shape.

How To Keep My Older Games and Systems Healthy

If you have a bunch of games that wound up not being worth anything, you are faced with a predicament. While the games didn’t have any value when you boxed them up, there is likely some sentimental value that wasn’t there before. And there are fewer things more fun than putting Blitz 2000 in the Nintendo 64 after 15 years of forgetting that it existed.

So do you get rid of them? Keep them for your kids to play? If you are going to keep them, there are a few things that you can do to keep them working well. First, you can get the system out and fire it up. These games have been sitting in a box for years. That type of stagnation can damage games. Next, you can properly box up the games. Typically when you go through old video games, you aren’t all that concerned with preserving them. Now that they’re back out, take the time to organize them and properly store them this go round.

Affordable Family Storage Has Your Self-Storage Tips

At Affordable Family Storage, we want to give you self-storage tips that keep your games in the best condition possible, but for future use and for possible sale. Our facilities are built to keep your games in the same condition that they are left. Give us a call today at (402) 810-8881 or request more self-storage tips today.


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