More About Us
Selling Out Soon is an Australian company dedicated to good things, worth finding.
It could be defined as the cross-section of quality, rarity, and service. Or a careful selection of major brands and unique items, quite often sold out at retail level, or not readily available. So Selling Out Soon is not just our name, it's what we do... so if you see it here, it's (quite literally) selling out soon...so here's to helping you in your quest for good things, worth finding.
We aim to provide happiness as a buffer between normal-priced retailers and 'sold out'. If we can eliminate that sinking feeling when the item you want is 'sold out' then our job is done. See what we do best
Official stock only
We only sell official stock, and ship super-fast from Sydney, Australia & off-peak worldwide. We don't sell everything, because not everything is selling out soon! We offer a Money Back Guarantee that our items are genuine. You're safe at Selling Out Soon.
"An exciting extra bonus for all our games, software, collectables and much of our photographic stock is that most of it is untouched PRE-RETAIL stock"
Pre-retail means stock which has never been handled, or even touched by retail staff, or consumers. It has been held at wholesale for distribution to retail, but has not yet been delivered into a store. This is the cleanest distribution experience possible for physical stock, with nearly all of our stock taken from a bulk-carton (the container it is packed in during manufacture) to pack your order for you. You'll get the best stock in existence, which hasn't been sitting on a retail shelf, exposed to the elements, or to people unless they're packing your order, in a Highly Controlled Warehouse Environment.
Selling Out Soon's warehousing standards are far above what you're used to, with temperature and humidity controlled warehousing, to help prevent damage from dust, smoke, UV-light and other exposures common to other (inferior) warehousing situations. Where necessary, specific staff are allocated to certain stock which requires soft-glove handling, and masks to help maintain a virus-free environment.
Perfect For Collectors
Our extra effort makes Selling Out Soon the only safe choice for collectors, because nobody else has stock that has never even been inside a retail store! For some obscure stock, if there is no alternative, we may offer something different. In such cases you can rely on us to be super-articulate about every detail, so you know what you're getting and there are no surprises. If something is different, we say so)
You may have found us through a price that is so good it is hard to believe. If it seems too good to be true, at Selling Out Soon, if we say it, you can rely on it to be both true and guaranteed. There are very good reasons for our prices. Nothing is wrong with a product that is at a very low price, it is always exactly the same as what you would buy in a major retailer in Australia. However, we have worked since the 1980s on the metrics that drive pricing for consumer goods, and frankly we've become rather competitive.
We sell for prices that we think are good value, considering market conditions, on an individual product basis. So if demand is low or supply is higher than usual, the price will have to be low for the item to be selling out soon. But if demand is high and/or supply is low, then the item may be rare and/or collectible, in which case the price will reflect those inherent values.
Think of us as your your best chance of securing:
- New but hard-to-find video games
- Rare collectibles
- Serious yet affordable photographic gear. Selling Out Soon are authorised dealers for professional-quality items that resonate with sophisticated buyers, such as our range of ultra-high quality lenses, tripods and a well-curated arrangement of some of the best photography accessories in the world
- Older games that you are in love with but are no longer made (brand new, or better than new)
- Useful software and games made for the most modern operating systems, and those no longer supported, but you're still using. Because if it works and you like it, why change anything?
- An excellent selection of kids' games at prices retailers can't match...
- High-end electric skateboards (eSk8) and other recreational extreme sports
- Items that are interesting and uncommon enough that become collectable, high-value, or both
- And other quirky findings before they're gone forever
Rare and Collectables
Rare items become rare and/or collectible (as opposed to just old) because of two reasons:
- They have made the transition from 'selling out soon' to 'sold out' at some point
- Enough people care
Usually the greater the time that has elapsed between "some point" alluded to above and now, the greater the value to collectors. We work hard to be of value to collectors. A significant question we may be asked is what is expected to become rare and/or collectable. As this site develops we will aim to answer that question more completely, in the form of metrics that can be used to ascertain such things. If it was easy, everybody could do it and there would be no rarity, which would defeat the purpose.
Are we experts on the products we sell?
That would depend on whom you asked. But we're not here to be experts, there are plenty of those already. In fact you're probably one... and if you are, that's great. We do spell things quite well, however, and know the difference between Zelda, Yu-Gi-Oh and Metal Gear Solid! Most of all, we have been doing this for long enough to be able to help people choose gifts that are age-appropriate and work with the type of person you're buying for, if you're not buying for yourself. Just contact us, and we'll do our best to help :)
Importantly, we have been involved in the game industry since the mid-1980s which is rather a long time given that the industry was in its infancy at that time. And within this time period we have amassed some knowledge, which we use to fulfil our Mission.
Our team is detail orientated and works hard to ensure you get exactly what you have paid for, with as close as possible to zero errors. We know you will find us to be reliable and that we provide consistently good service, which we hope you will find comforting.
Not exactly, but you can find out if we're going to, by signing up for Secret Deals, because we may do a deal on this exact item in the future, and you won't want to miss that. We spend our time and effort meeting the needs of as many people as possible, within very specific guidelines. Resources are not limitless, however, and we spend an inordinate amount of time already doing exactly this function. So join our mailing list (newsletter) and you'll always be first to find out what's happening next at Selling Out Soon!
Selling Out Soon's Australian online hub:
- Phone 1300 957 352 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, or
- Shop online 24/7
Experience the care & comfort of a helpful, friendly Selling Out Soon coworker, in Sydney, Australia.
Our people are genuine -- and easy to deal with -- local people, not an offshore call centre. If you are finding it difficult to get through by phone (especially during peak periods) simply email us and a Selling Out Soon coworker will respond promptly and professionally.