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Should I Sell My Old Nikes?

Those old sneakers you’re about to throw out might be worth more than you think. If you’ve hung on to your old Nike shoes and are questioning whether or not to throw them out, you might want to give them a closer look.

Old Nike Shoes

These days, shoes can increase in value like collectibles. Because Nike shoes have had a distinct history and evolution in designs, many find it worth paying a high price for some of the classic models.

What Makes Some Shoes Valuable?

What sets Nike shoes apart from the rest is the iconic role they’ve established in popular culture. With big name sponsorships linking the company to some of the best players in the world, their shoes have become a symbol of athletic excellence.

They’ve also become a fixture in the fashion and music industries. Popular artists have worn some of the classic Nike shoes, making them even more popular than they already were.

But the shoes that are most sought after are those which are unique in design. When it comes to collectors, the quality isn’t necessarily the most important factor. Rather, the uniqueness of the object is what makes it valuable.

The shoes that made a dramatic impact are the ones that have stood the test of time. Nike shoes on eBay are being sold for thousands of dollars, underscoring the value that they still have in Toronto and worldwide.

Do You Have a Pair of These?

Not all Nike shoes are equal. Throughout the years, only a handful has reached the status that commands high dollars for those lucky enough to own them.

If you’ve got a pair of vintage Nike shoes on your hands, you might want to consider whether or not they fall into that category. The following are the most sought after vintage Nikes being sold today:

  • Air Jordan
  • Air Shake
  • Vandal
  • Dunk
  • Air Max 95
  • Air Penny II

These are the most sought after Nike shoes on the market. Many premiered with new features such as air bubbles, materials including suede and silver nylon, unique logo designs, and associations with top players of the day.

Unfortunately, the chances are rare that you’ve got any of these. But if you do, you might consider putting them up for sale on eBay.

Otherwise, it’s best to get rid of your old sneakers. They might have sentimental value to you, but you’ll likely get very little if you do try to sell them. And if you’ve got a lot of them, you might as well just hand them off to the junk removal company. It gives you an opportunity to start your collection all over again. Maybe this time, you’ll know exactly which shows might become classics one day.

Are Your Old Nintendo Games Junk or Not Junk?

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is one of the most popular game consoles in the history of the industry. It arrived on the heels of what many thought was a dying industry, and revitalized video games while making history in the process.

Nintendo Entertainment System

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Entertainment_System

As a result, many of its games are now valuable collector’s items. Some are valued in the tens of thousands of dollars. But what are the chances that your games are among them? Are your old Nintendo games junk? Or should you consider putting them up on eBay?

The Legacy of Nintendo

The NES was introduced in North America in 1985, along with Europe and Australia releases the following years. It was an 8-bit console for video games that was designed by Nintendo.

It became the highest selling console during its time. More notable was the fact that its success came about during what many considered to be a crash in the video game industry. In 1983, many considered video games to be a fad that was quickly dying out.

It revolutionized the gaming industry by giving third-party developers license to design its games. This has now become standard practice in the industry.

The NES has been named the single greatest video game console ever.

What NES Games Are Worth?

As with any collectible, not all Nintendo games are valued equally. However, some games have reached astronomical price values due to their rarity and historical significance.

For example, the game titled “Stadium Events” has been sold for the highest price ever for a video game. In 1987, this game had a limited release. It’s one of the most rare Nintendo video games, as only 200 copies are known to exist. It’s valued at over $43,000 CAD.

Another sought after game is “Nintendo World Championships Gold”. Valued at approximately $19,000 CAD, this game is considered the ultimate collectible among enthusiasts. It is a gold cartridge and was given away at Nintendo’s World Championships in 1990.

Are Your Games Junk?

Clearly, Nintendo games can be highly valuable. And if you happen to have a copy of one of the above games, or just a handful of others that are almost as popular, then you might want to hang onto it.

But more than likely, your games are of little value if they’re anything outside of a limited edition. Toronto video game enthusiasts generally throw out their old Nintendo games.

And if you no longer have a working console, they’ll do you little good. Pass them on to your local junk removal service, along with any other games that no longer hold any value for you or any collector.

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