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How much Money are you losing by Trading In Games?

Trading In games certainly has its benefits. Convenience being near the top of that list. But have you ever stopped to consider just how much money your losing by going this route?

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MariaHelFutura1325d ago

It depends. I use gaming trading to save $$$. I get all my games new from Best Buy. They have a trade in 2 and get a new release for the first 3 days of it`s release. I buy 2 of the games the qualify off of the internet for $15 each and get every new game I want for $30. I would suggest you do the same.

SnakeCQC1324d ago

game in the uk give pennies for games that are not that old most people i know use ebay and get a fair amount back

BanBrother1324d ago

Remember, you bought the game for a reason.

So many times across the years I have sold my old games, only to yearn for them down the track.

I haven't sold any of my games in ages. Because I usually have to spend more to get them back.

banjadude1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

So true... I've lost a lot of excellent condition (black labelled) PS1 titles. I feel like such an idiot ever time I think about it :/

BanBrother1324d ago

I made sure to keep all the 'black label' Final Fantasies. Whenever someone asks to borrow them I tell them to P/O. I actually have the 'platinum labels' as back-up for 7,8 and 9.

Tetsujin1324d ago

Some games I've felt that strong about keeping; however there are times that I can sell certain games to make $ only to find them later at an even lower cost (Fear Effect being a good example - Sold it for $50+ back then and now I found it for $10).

Too bad I can't say there's a lot of "gems" I can keep past this console gen - yes I will keep some games but not many; now from older gens, there's a few I will kill to play at least one more time.

Godmars2901324d ago

How much enjoyment did you get out of the game? Was it a game worth keeping, playing again a few months or years later, or did you basically waste $60 on a single play-through?

deletingthis346753341324d ago

Sadly true for 90% of AAA blockbuster games nowadays.

yarbie10001324d ago

If your asking the OP - I actually wasn't interested in getting rid of any of these games. I just was inquiring to prove a point

kma2k1324d ago

This is one of the reasons why i switched to gamefly. My deciding moment was about two years ago i had a garage sale & sold all my ps2 games for like $50 cash, it made me realise i would be doing this with my ps3 games in 10 years or so, so the next day i signed up for gamefly. In two years ive gotten 151 games from them which comes out to just shy of $7,000 worth of games.I love playing every game when it comes out :) currently ive got Hitman absolution & Far Cry 3 at home :)

SilentNegotiator1324d ago

Just sell off games faster. If you can't see yourself replaying them 10 years from now, why would you play through them again in 5? Good games are good games...get rid of the ones that won't last while they still mean anything to people willing to buy used for a good price.

kma2k1324d ago

true but the math i broke down is something like this 1 year of gamefly is $288 which is about 5 new games per year (launch price) for that same ammount of money i get to play between 50 & 70 games which is over 10 times the ammount of games for the same money.

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