There are arguments for and against trading in video games but which side of the fence are you on?
Normally I would avoid trade-ins, but if developers and publishers insist on releasing their games in the same time-frame, then I will insist on trading in their games. Times are hard.
Oh dear. We cant afford a few nonessential luxuries such as 20 games - we can only afford 17 of them. Such hard times. Those starving people in every other country are so much better off.
If I needed to trade in games able to afford new ones then I probably would, but for now when I don't need to I would rather build up a gaming collection and not contribute to used game sales.
I'd rather trade with friends; at least everyone comes out ahead in one way or another
Trading in games is great when I want to pre order a brand new release. The extra 30 percent trade in value really helps to buy the game and have extra credit left over. Thats probably the only time I trade in though.
If the game sucked, I trade it in. If I enjoyed it, I keep it in case I wish to play it again later.
Selling on craigslist is where it's at.
Trade ins are a useful facet of gaming. And i agree its good the option is readily available. But as pointed out does have negative connotations.
I wouldn't do that. I still have over 50 SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis games in my collection. And I still play some of those from time to time. And even if I don't play the games anymore: I like to have them so I can look at the cover or read through the booklet. It helps to refresh some memories.
Most of the time it's not worth trading a game in unless you absolutely hate it and never plan on touching it again. Personally I like to keep all my games but Sports games are an exception though, I trade those in for every new installment.
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