Buy A Game
Please let me know which games you are interested in by completing the form below. The information on this page should explain everything you need to know about the games I have for sale and the payment options.
Only a limited number of games are available for sale at any one time, as they are difficult to source, so please contact me using the form below and if I have one in stock, I'll let you know. If I don't have one now, I may still be able to help you if I get the game in the near future, so it is always worth checking with me.
Owing to the large amount of email enquiries I get, I will only respond if I have your game available - so if you hear nothing back from me, it is safe to assume I haven't got one. Thank you for understanding.
All games that I sell are guaranteed to be 100% complete and with the original components, unless clearly stated otherwise. Games are meticulously checked prior to being sold and all the components are neatly sorted out and bagged up for your convenience.
Condition of Games
All games are in good to very good vintage condition, unless I clearly state othewise. Please be aware that games will show varying signs of wear and tear, as you would expect, bearing in mind their age and the fact that they are made of cardboard and have been played with by children.
Most games usually have one or more box corners secured with Sellotape (it is very hard to find games with unbroken corners of the box lid or base). There will usually be some edge wear or creasing and perhaps the odd pen mark, and the box base will often be a little concave.
Having said this, you can rest assured that I don't sell any games that are badly damaged, beyond what would normally be expected. Mostly they are very good and in better than average condition.
The "From" sale price quoted on the game pages is for a game that is 100% complete and in good, used condition, with the average amount of wear (mainly to the box lid and base) that is normally found. I sometimes have other examples of the game available in very good to near mint condition, in which case the price would be higher.
To help you save money, I also have the following offers ...
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I'm offering a free board game to anyone I have referred to Bulb Energy.
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Postage & Packaging
Postage charges are £3 for very small games and £6 for normal size games. This is for delivery to any mainland UK address. I can often post 2 or 3 games in a parcel for the same price, in which case I will pass these savings on to you.
You can also choose to collect games in person if you prefer.
Collect in Person
If you live nearby, you may prefer to collect games in person, rather than have me post it to you. By doing this you will save money on postage and you will have the opportunity to inspect your games before buying them.
I am conveniently located in the middle of the country, just north of Worcester city centre, about 2 miles from Junction 6 of the M5 - so even if you don't live locally, you will probably be driving up or down the M5 one day en route to somewhere else - or you will have a friend or family member who is passing my way who can pick it up for you.
If I am posting it to you, I can only accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or postal order. Unfortunately, I don't take credit card payments or PayPal, since this is not without risk for sellers. Payments can be reversed up to 6 months after the original transaction! If you are in a hurry to receive your game, please see the clearance times below for the various payment methods.
If you are picking up in person, payment will be cash upon collection.
Payment Clearance Times
Bank transfers are instant, but I still need to allow 2 full working days before I can post your game, as transfers can be rejected for various reasons.
Cheques will take 6 full working days to clear before I can post your game. Please note that although funds become available to draw against after only 4 working days, it takes 6 full working days before a cheque is guaranteed to not be returned. This is the standard banking industry 2-4-6 cheque clearance cycle.
A crossed postal order has to be paid into a bank account exactly the same as a cheque and also takes 6 full working days to clear. An uncrossed postal order is much faster, as it can be cashed instantly at a Post Office rather than having to be paid into a bank account, and therefore I can post your game the same day I receive it.
Please be aware that the Post Office currently charge 12.5% of the face value (capped at a maximum of £12.50) to issue a postal order.
Buyer Request Form
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