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Old gaming magazines from the 90s, where to get rid of them vs. recycling?

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Old gaming magazines from the 90s, where to get rid of them vs. recycling?

I have a bunch of old gaming magzines sitting on a book shelf at my mom's old house and it feels like a shame to recycle them. I see that some are sold on Ebay but I don't have the time to deal with it so I am looking to see if maybe anyone on here wants them (located in Oakville, Ontario) or suggests of places that might take them and resell them or keep them.

I just contacted a retro gaming store in Hamilton too in case they want them, kind of fits with their theme...

EDIT to add they are mainly Next Generation magazines but some other random ones too. I haven't compiled a list.
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What are the titles?
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Piro21 wrote:
Aug 7th, 2019 1:18 pm
What are the titles?
Edited to add it.. Mainly Next Generation as I had a subscription to that. I don't have a list with the years/issue but I will try to organize them a bit in the next few days if there is any interest.
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sell it on ebay, theres are collectors out there.
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Or... if they're still in good condition, keep them and read them? I get a lot of nostalgic feels from pawing through old nerd mags I find, but I can barely find any anymore.
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Next Generation was the off-shoot of the UK version, EDGE. Unfortunately NG did not last too long. Edge is still around and IMO the best read out there.
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Take a picture of the lot and put it up on Kijiji with best offer.
Barring that take it to a retro game store.
Please do not recycle them.
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I wonder if libraries would take em, and possibly digitize them for online archiving/viewing
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Ugh... When I moved many years ago, I ended up recycling a ton of old gaming magazines. I think I kept a few somewhere in storage, but the majority, I recycled them. Mostly EGM and Game Pro, and a few random ones... the funny thing is I never had a 16 bit system. I went from the NES straight to the PSX. Don't know why I bought so many EGM's during the 16 bit era.
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aeba7 wrote:
Nov 18th, 2019 3:26 pm
I wonder if libraries would take em, and possibly digitize them for online archiving/viewing
Nah, when libraries get magazines donated, they go in the "Free Bin" for people to grab.
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