How to sell computer and video game items at Catawiki’s online auctions?

When you submit your computer and video game items for auction, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your lots and encourage them to bid. 

Submission Guidelines

Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, beautiful photos.

Lot description

To help encourage potential buyers to bid on your lot, you should include a detailed description of your object(s). This should be thorough and honest, and follow the guidelines on the next page.


If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.

The required information includes:

Computer collectables

  • Object type
  • Number of items
  • Brand
  • Model processor and model number
  • Packaging
  • Year of manufacture
  • Condition
  • Dimensions

Video games:

  • Object type
  • Number of offered consoles
  • Number of offered games
  • Brand
  • Model video games and model number
  • Packaging
  • Year of manufacture
  • Condition
  • Dimensions


Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot.

Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.

To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require a minimum of 5 high quality photos, giving:

  • a 360 degree view of the item
  • close-ups of important details, according to the guidelines on the next page


Image guidelines

  • Photograph your item in front of a plain and neutral background, preferably a white wall.
  • Avoid any distracting background, bare hands or self-portraits.

  • Only show the item(s) you want to put up for auction.
  • If you offer several items in one lot, please photograph all items together and each item individually.
  • Provide specific sharp detail images.

  • Accurately show the condition of the item(s) giving close-up photos that clearly show any signs of wear and tear or (minor) damage as well as repaired or restored parts.


Image Guidelines - Examples


Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your computer and video games items. Start submitting your special objects for auction.

We look forward to receiving your lots soon - our experts can’t wait to see what you have to offer!