Despite the popularity of trading in used games against the purchase of new ones on the High Street, online games firm Hitflip has claimed that gamers are facing up to a 50 per cent loss on titles each time they do so.
Some games are dissapointing enough that its still worth it to trade despite a 50% loss or more a little credit will add up eventually.
I never trade in games...
Gamestop is just the middle man taking their cut...
If your game is in good condition, put it up on eBay for $5-10 more than Gamestop was going to give you for it.
You will get more for your game, and the person who buys it will certainly get it for less than they would have if they bought it used from Gamestop.
Gamestop wanted to give me $15 for Oblivion (xbox 360)
They are selling it for $39 used...
I sold it on ebay for $29...
I got $14 more than I would have, and the buyer got it for $10 less than they would have.
Completely agree with Feihc Retsam, good good advice. Do what he says, it may seem like just a couple of $ but its worth it, fk the retailers screwing us over.
the best way to get rid of used games for a fair price to everyone is to list them on ebay or amazon.com.
i'd NEVER trade them in to a game store like gamestop. that's just idiotic.
consumers are being ripped off. i mean ghost recon advance warfighter 2 is £49.99 in GAME and Woolworths (U.K shops)i tried trading it in at GAME and the woman tells me i get £20, for me i think its a rip off man. Maybe if the game was a bit scrathed they can take a bit of money off but not when its almost a fresh copy.
im a PC generally so i still find console games pretty pricey. but here in the UK ps3 trading is good, i traded in Heavenly Sword (dont worry i completed it over and over) for CoD4 and i got £30, so CoD cost me £10. not bad : ) thats about a 25p an hour so far.
you got £30 for cod4 eh? what shop is this m8 cus the only shop i get a good deals is a friday store at my local market. everywhere else is a rip off especially GAME
they actually gave me £30 for heavenly sword against CoD4.
I don't know about you guys, but at EBgames Canada, we have a trade-in policy of able to trade in 3 games that each have a value of $8 or more for a BRAND NEW game. I traded in 3 PSP games that I don't play anymore for a brand new PS3 Uncharted:Drake's fortune of a value of $60.
Good deal ! Yah i see that type of deal on US ebgames site too but its only like trade 3 games get 10% off a new game or something here.
No it's not worth it, $2 bucks for NBA 2K7. HAHA.
I only trade in the games i cannot sell on ebay. Generally speaking i get a better return on ebay than i do trading it in.
I sold heavenly sword online for £27, trade in was £15.
It really depends if the game is ancient though.
Definitely. I always get more for it on eBay than via trade-in.
Or you can hold on to the game and get nothing for it. Meanwhile never playing it again because you moved on to better things. I look a the game that I will be trading in as if it were coupon that is going to save me a couple of dollars.
I traded in 36 ps2 games, a ps2, and 2 wireless logitech controllers to upgrade to ps3 for 250 bucks...(the ps3 was 600 at the time). So it was an alright deal, especially since i dont miss any of the games.
I did the same thing with my ps3, but I only traded in like 5 ps2 games and got the ps3 for half the price. But it was some sort of launch-offer.
Call of Duty 4 trade in value, $25.00
Taping a brick to it and throwing it through Gamestop's window, PRICELESS
yeah I just got 23 bucks for Call Of Duty 3 off of ebay, so you know Gamestop is robbing people blind..
Oh people if you get a chance check this out need some feedback
I think its a cool idea, however I would not read a single one of em or even care about them if you shoved one in my face cus 99.9 per cent of the time its just gonna be a fanboy rant (maybe even without playing the game) disguising as an honest opinion.
It would have to be a whole new section too, can't mix personal opinions with "news", that belong on bloggs.
ebay that sh*t, there always someone out there who wants it.
I stopped trading in games a long time ago, since its such a ripoff. Anyways, I hate gamestop. I stopped in one last week to buy a game to play while on thanksgiving break, decided to pick up a copy of game informer but they wouldn't sell it to me. I had to buy the subscription. ASSHATS.
if your going to trade games, do it here:
http://www.cheapassgamer.co... (forum section)
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