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Nimble Skeleton Charioteer





Ugh. What a nightmare this is. So, like everyone else here, I've got codexes, rulebooks and other crap dating back to the 90s for WFB and 40k. None if it is really worth much of anything, maybe $5 - $10 according to ebay sale prices. Factor in shipping fees, ebay fees, paypal fees, time & gas to go to the post office and I'd be lucky to walk away net positive.

So what does everyone do with their stuff?
   
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Donate it. Sell the books to used bookstores. Don't expect to be making money from it for the most part.

GW points don't bring balance. They exist purely for structure. You can get more balance from no points than you do from GW points. You however can get no structure in your game without points. 
   
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Ancient Chaos Terminator





Eye of Terror

Sell it as a lot. See what people will offer.

I got $100 for a complete set of Warhammer Visions.

   
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[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 Phobos wrote:
Ugh. What a nightmare this is. So, like everyone else here, I've got codexes, rulebooks and other crap dating back to the 90s for WFB and 40k. None if it is really worth much of anything, maybe $5 - $10 according to ebay sale prices. Factor in shipping fees, ebay fees, paypal fees, time & gas to go to the post office and I'd be lucky to walk away net positive.

So what does everyone do with their stuff?


Wrap it in swaddling clothes, place it in a basket, and let the river take it to its destiny.



Or donate it to friends at the FLGS.

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot





Vigilus

I don't know if you live anywhere near a Halfprice bookstore, but the one near where I live actually buys painted minis and old books. They won't give you a ton for them, but its easy and better than just throwing them in the bin.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Myrtle Creek, OR

You can also try online resellers like Noble Knight.
You're not gonna make a killing but, unless they changed policy, they used to even pay for the shipping label for you to send stuff to them.
   
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

I've given a pile of stuff away in the past. A lot of rpg books.

Some people have paid for postage which helped.
Other books were just given away as gifts to friends who I found out had been looking for them for ages.

I don't expect to get much if anything for them. I paid x for them, I've had my value out of them over the last couple of decades, so they are no longer "worth" anything to me. If someone else wants them, they can have them.

I'm 50.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Nimble Pistolier




Montreal, QC Canada

Yeah unless its in a lot don't expect to get much. I'm an avid buyer of all things OOP, whether its older editions of Warhammer, D&D, Vampire ETC...But the price range fluxes from "Holy crap! That's a great deal!" to "40 bucks AND 20 dollar shipping? yeah better to buy into the new edition..."

I mean there are collectors out there but unless it's something REALLY rare, they will wait for a better deal.

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Regular Dakkanaut




If the books are in a good condition, maybe a local library would take them?

Gaming literature has been woefully under-preserved, and a library is equipped to catalog, care for and offer access to these materials.
   
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Scouting Shade





I’d be happy to take your Fantasy off your hands.

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Dangerous Outrider






I know in the St Louis area that the FLGS will have game day customer yard sale and used auctions a few times a year. That is one of the best ways for me to get rid of stuff without paying shipping
and getting a decent price for it.. One bad point is they usually only offer store credit as payment. So if you are getting out of gaming, it may not be worth it.

 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

One of my FLGS has a used minis bin, and they'll buy pretty much anything 40k or AoS/Fantasy related (GW only at this point though). My other FLGS has a couple of sales each year where people can bring used stuff in and sell it. I've gotten a couple of very sweet deals that way.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
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Legendary Master of the Chapter






Realistically if you find it to be crap and in the way most other people will too.

chances are no one is going to want to buy any of the old books outside of rare or very hard to find books

making a few bucks on some books is honestly not worth the time trying to maximize profits on ebay or what not and LFG swap meets is not a guaranteed way to push them.

Best thing to do (if space is that much of an issue) imho is to ether donate them or bin them. if you can cut the spine and scan everything so you could at least keep a digital copy of everything.

Rare books may be worth keeping or selling.

ymmv

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 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





have old 40k stuff? post a list
   
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Norwalk, Connecticut

 Gangland wrote:
I’d be happy to take your Fantasy off your hands.


I posted some 8th edition fantasy materials in my trade thread. If interested, hit me up.

Reality is a nice place to visit, but I'd hate to live there.

Manchu wrote:I'm a Catholic. We eat our God.


Due to work, I can usually only ship any sales or trades out on Saturday morning. Please trade/purchase with this in mind.  
   
 
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