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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cashing in on video games

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 9:32 AM

Here's a colorful article from the weekly Cleveland Scene about a guy with what sounds like a very successful outfit — he sells video game goods to buyers in the real world.

"It's huge business," says Chris Kramer, a spokesman for Sony, which created the popular MMORPGs
Everquest and Star Wars Galaxy."We've seen the secondary market grow from like a couple guys sellingtheir characters on eBay to what's become like a $200 million salesmarket."

I've read other articles about this trend in recent years, including this one by my friend Rick Marshall at Metroland in Albany. I've tried to find somebody doing this in Vermont, with no luck. Anybody got any examples?

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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