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Submitted by X-Factor 656d ago | opinion piece

7 Cheapest Places To Buy Video Games

For gamers of all kinds, here are the 7 best places to buy video games cheap. Whether you’re a collector, reseller, casual or hardcore gamer this list is for you. (Casual games, Culture, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

wishingW3L  +   656d ago
holy crap! Half.com, is that site legit? They have Star Ocean Second Story for only 11 bucks?!!! No way! I'm buying that right now! Most sites are selling that game for $120 minimum.

edit: disc only though. =/
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X-Factor  +   656d ago
Lol!!!

Well done... Well done...
Welshy  +   656d ago
ShopTo.net for the UK is awesome.

Literally every pre-order i have made there for the past 2 or 3 years has arrived a day, sometimes 2 days, early before release.

Not to mention they are generally £4 or £5 cheaper on every title (That's alot since it's £40 for games in the UK for the Americans out there =P), plus their reward scheme is actually worth a damn.
Septic  +   655d ago
Cheers for that mate- will remember that for the future!
b_one  +   655d ago
actually PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is cheaper on Amazon.co.uk and with free delivery...
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InitiatedSpoon  +   655d ago
@b_one Whilst Amazon may be a little cheaper and have free super saver delivery it takes 3-5 days to arrive so if the game comes out on a Friday the game doesn't arrive until Monday in most cases unless you pay the extra for the faster delivery which then negates the money saved by using Amazon. However shopto has free first class delivery as standard and on pre-orders the game comes a day early as they ship 2 days before to make sure it is on time. Also shopto send you an email with a photo of your parcel attached. They genuinely make you feel as though your one order really matters to them.
Furthermore they also have a rewards scheme which gives you money back to spend on other products on their website. Each full priced retail game (£38) on their site gets you about £1.50-£2.00 back.
TotalHitman  +   655d ago
The first time and only time I pre-ordered a game from ShopTo.net, it came 2 days late. 2 days after the official release. That was for SSX.

Also, they're selling Black Ops for £44.86. Not exactly £4 or £5 cheaper than any other title.
jetpacksheep  +   655d ago
Yeah ShopTo is awesome, Halo 4 came a day early and they dispatch items in literally 5 minutes.
caseh  +   655d ago
If you're based in the UK I highly recommend find-game.co.uk

It acts in same fashion as moneysupermarket or gocompare but for games. Saved myself a lot of cash through this site.

Used to rely upon Shopto.net but they bodged my pre-order of Mass Effect 3. Sent me 360 version instead of PS3, sent it back and requested the PS3 version and they refunded me instead. Waited over a week for that debacle to be cleared up which really p*ssed me off, not used em since.
linkratos  +   655d ago
half.com is legit, just read the descriptions carefully. i mainly use it for textbooks but have had good luck with games. no paypal though, if that is a high priority for you
showtimefolks  +   655d ago
How about this I give you one site and you will never miss another deal

Cheapassgamer.com
SmokexFFx  +   656d ago
Glyde.com has awesome deals, you have to live in America though.
X-Factor  +   656d ago
Good tip!!!
MooseWI  +   656d ago
I usually never buy games at full price anymore. Borderlands 2, Blops 2, Halo 4, all got discounted and more games at that.
BLAKHOODe  +   655d ago
Our Kmart is going out of business and has games 20% off right now.. I picked up Halo 4 lastnight for $45.
Trago1337  +   656d ago
Half.com looks promising as hell, as i'm currently on the hunt for a very rare capcom game "The misadventures of Tron Bonne", so i type the name in, and wouldn't you know it, it's priced at $250! Darn! lol, well, the hunt goes on!
X-Factor  +   656d ago
Good luck!!
Fatty  +   656d ago
I got mine last year off of Amazon, complete, for 80 bucks (used). Motivated seller, I guess, because the next time I looked at the price for the game was 120+
MaleManSam  +   656d ago
ozgameshop.com for Australia peoples!
Rhythmattic  +   656d ago
+1 for ozgameshop.com

Been dealing with them since they were originally an eBay store....

Always good communication and have never let me down.
MrDead  +   656d ago
I find Gamestation quite cheap and it has a good selection of old titles

Unrelated question.

Is anyone having problems getting on google? I can’t even get on the main search page.

It's ok now, I had to use Yahoo for a few mins
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TotalHitman  +   655d ago
Did you know that GAME is absorbing Gamestation? This means that the Gamestation website and stores will no longer exist.
MrDead  +   656d ago
.........nads
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first1NFANTRY  +   656d ago
game-lane.com.au for Aussie gamers. next day delivery guaranteed
Rhythmattic  +   655d ago
Thanks for the up.

Will def check it out.

Edit: I have noticed that alot of the latest release PS3 games are US / Asia region.. I know the games themselves are region free, but in most cases DLC is not. Personally , I dont want to deal with multiple accounts for other regions just to get DLC.

An advantage of Ozgameshop, , they are generally even cheaper , all titles are Pal region , all dlc on the aussie store is compatible., so way less hassle. However, everything takes at least 5 business days to receive. .
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first1NFANTRY  +   655d ago
i agree but that's my problem with ozgameshop.com

the delivery could take ages
Fatty  +   656d ago
The best place to get used games (and rare ones) in my experience are local pawn shops. They're hit-or-miss on what they have, but you can get some amazing deals.
Johnap  +   655d ago
As I work at a pawn shop I have to agree. Most of my games I get from my work. Along with a bunch of other stuff I really dont need...
ATi_Elite  +   656d ago
Why is Steam NOT on this list!

I got Square Enix ENTIRE PC catalog for like $80!
Steam Winter sale will have fairly current games for like $3!

You can't beat that!
TooTall19  +   656d ago
I got Red Orchestra 2 for $6.75 on Steam and love it.
SilentNegotiator  +   656d ago
Because it's the cheapest places to buy games, not be contracted into them with DRM. I like the prices, but if you have issues with your connection or account, it's lights out on everything you buy from them.

Hopefully Gabe wasn't kidding about Valve exploring DRM-free stuff.
b_one  +   655d ago
GOG.COM then - most of pirated releases are taken from them without any cracking....
R6ex  +   655d ago
Agree.

I buy all those 50% - 75% discounted games on Steam. So far, my account has been safe.

Origin scared me off though. For no reason, my account got hijacked and I lost all the games I bought from them. Shxt!

I'm never going back to Origin!!!
SolidGear3  +   656d ago
Amazon and Half for online. GameStop for retail.
ABizzel1  +   656d ago
Best Buy destroys Gamestop as a retail games seller.

@gamer magazine is actually worthwhile with Over $100 in saving per issue.

There's almost always an extra 100% trade-in promotion going one ($40 back for new games).

You get 10% back for trade-ins ($44), and 10% off used games.

Buy 2 get 1 free on Used games for signing up for Gamer's Club unlocked.

There's a deal of the month every month for $10 - $30 off of a fairly new game (maybe 2 - 6 months old), along with discounts on 3rd party controllers and headsets (Turtle Beach / Tritton / After glow controllers).

The biggest games of the seasons (1st half of the year, and second half of the year) get $20 gift cards for pre-ordering them. That included Halo 4, Call of Duty Black Ops, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, and more this year. The list for next year is already out and the games are:

Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Island Riptide, Dead Space 3, Gear of War Judgement, God of War Ascension, Grand THeft Auto 5, Injustice Gods AMong Us, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, South Park The Stick of Truth, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Tomb Raider.

All high profile games that you were likely to buy will net you a free $20 gift card. Basically buy 3 get 1 free on the biggest games of the year.

Best Buy is the best buy when it comes to retail.
WeAreLegion  +   656d ago
Disc Replay is the best physical place to buy them, but they only have stores in the midwestern US. I'm surprised people even go to GameStop in Indiana/Illinois anymore.
Unztayble  +   656d ago
I buy all of my games brand new unless I absolutely cannot find it. I don't trust/like used stuff. Just a thing of mine.
black911  +   656d ago
I need help find a cheap xbox live gold card?
ExCest  +   655d ago
Craigslist
Smokey  +   655d ago
i get mine at newegg.com or amazon
MuhammadJA  +   655d ago
Steam beat all those. Digital > Physical
azshorty2003  +   655d ago
What do you do if your internet goes down?
MuhammadJA  +   655d ago
I don't know >_<
R6ex  +   655d ago
Steam is safe.

Origin ... unless you want to throw away money.
MissKitteh  +   655d ago
I am pretty sure you can play most steam games in offline mode.
josephayal  +   655d ago
why not Gamestop?
ExCest  +   655d ago
Because Gamestop is freaking expensive compared to everything else. And bad. Don't forget to mention bad.
badvlad  +   655d ago
piratebay.org cant beat the 0 price tag
azazel665  +   655d ago
Should have put Glyde.com on here. The prices on used games there are awesome.
KrimsonKody  +   655d ago
CeX is really good for trade-ins & buying used.
I remember seein' Dark Souls & Demon Souls for $8 each!
Not to mention, I found the Devil May Cry collection for PS3 there, used, for $17.
Check for store locations in your city, very decent store & you never feel raped out of your value.
Worse case, the web site usually has the same deals.

P.S;
They also let you trade in various electronics (cameras, controllers, headsets, etc.), even movies, for store credit or cash, in which you can then use for whatever they have in the store.
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tndtloveu  +   655d ago
Cheap video game in US
I usually get games on Gamefly (buy used, which is like new with unused codes), ebay, Best Buy deals, NewEgg sometimes has great deal too.
taquito  +   655d ago
#1 Steam

#2 Amazon

#3 greenmangaming

#4 gamersgate

#5 (for older games) GOG
hellvaguy  +   651d ago
Gamefly.com owns all those sites for console games. None of those sites you listed sells console games, except amazon, but I don't really see many good deals there. I like Steam for certain quirky digital download games or the occational really good sale.
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Smokey  +   655d ago
Gamefly and Glyde.com are good too! Just got saints row 3 from gamefly for 13 bucks with shipping
BLAKHOODe  +   655d ago
I use GameFly quite a bit. I picked up Max Payne 3 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior just today actually.. $27 for both after tax and free shipping.
BranWheatKillah  +   655d ago
Want cheap used video games all the way back to NES? Check out my store in Kenosha, WI. My store is Colosseum Games and we carry NEs thru current systems. We have games, accessories, systems and some odds and ends. Best prices around!

http://www.facebook.com/col...

We're hoping to expand to internet sales next year.
hellvaguy  +   651d ago
Number one discount site for me (I get games all the time for $9.99-12.99) is www.gamefly.com.

Every last game I've bought comes in mint condition. You'd think since they rent out those dvd's, most would be all beat up. Not true! They professional resurface every dvd and the cases are all mint because they aren't used when the game is being rented out. Try it, you wont regret it.

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