Will GameFly's new trade-in program finally break Gamestop's near monopoly on the pre-owned gaming market?
I stopped trading in my games awhile ago, its just not worth the pittance they give you for them.
Yeah it crazy for you to be trading in a game on release and only get like 40% of its value...
lol gamestop wanted to give me 50 cents for a two year old game. (in respects to the article),.......Thank....God.. ...
Ebay/Half.com have been crashing Gamestop's party for a while now. Why get a quarter of the retail value for a game (Gamestop) when you can get at least half (eBay)? Any business trying to enter the used game market is trying to be the middleman. In doing so, you lose a good amount of money. Post your stuff on half.com and you will thank me for it.
Now I will have to consider getting an account with Gamefly. Im really sick of GS
If you do some research on the net you will see some bad experiences of Gamefly but let me tell you it's a great service!!!I've already played and mailed back at least 20 games in the 3 months since i've had it. It's not as fast as netflix with it's 1 day turnaround but I often get my games 3-4 days after I put it in the mail. And if your post office has a fast track center it's normally 2 days. I would highly recommend this if there are some games you haven't played but want to.
overall Gamefly is a good service, but it's ridiculous sometimes with popular games. Takes weeks to get them. Heck, even the un popular games are hard to get. I would cancel it already if it wasn't the fact that once I do get the game, it's 10% off the already lower price which is usually $40 for a new game. And most of the time, the games are in great condition, heck some of them look spic and span new. So $35 for a brand new game isn't bad at all. I'd recommend it.
I have never had a problem getting the games as soon as the come out. If you have the games in your que pre-release you should get it 3-5 days after its release. Its a great service and has saved me tons of money.
@mistertwoturbo: Hopefully with the new trade-in program they'll be able to get more newly released games in stock and push them out to subscribers quicker. May be a pipe dream, but it sure couldn't hurt.
The only thing worth it from gamefly is buying the more recent games. I bought COD4 and Lost odyssey from them when they just came out so they were essentially new. I ended up paying around $45 for each, which is about $15 off. Now that it's been a year since I joined, I will get 10% off all games plus an additional $5 off every 3 months, so games will probably be around $40 for the new ones. Trade in are a real rip-off even from gamefly. They are a little better than gamestop but craigslist is way better.
I do the same thing. It rocks
I use GameRush/Blockbuster for trade-ins. They took my unreal Tournament III, and Army of two for both $36/game and offered $36 for COD4.
ahhhh ut3? thats a really good game.
I don't see how this is bad for anyone. Lower prices on used games, and higher prices for returns. Super bonuse. Even if you wouldn't use gamefly, it'll still make Gamestop adjust prices to be more competitive.
Yeah I hope so. Gamestop is such a rip off.
GameFly's trade in is just like ebay with a middleman. You have to provide your own shipping. You are better off just heading to ebay.
Comparing Gamefly's trade in program to ebay or gamestop doesn't really add up. Since you receive credit on subscription fees, I assume you'd have to be a member. If you're a gamefly member you're probably not going to gamestop much for anything. To me it just another reason to ditch buying new games or hunting around for used games, and go with a single, convenient source. If I don't have to drive to gamestop just to find out that they want to give me next to nothing for the game I bought new, I'd rather not. Or that they don't have the game I want. Etc. Online is easier and even better than I can manage all through on portal.
Down with Gamestop
And have ZERO complaints. They are the beest and have completely taken over for all of my gaming needs. GameStop? Who is that? lol
I'm a long time gamefly advocate and this just adds to their growing list of benefits. Gamefly is creating a one-stop shop for everything and that's the ultimate convenience if you ask me. Your game trade-ins end up paying for your membership for a while and in that time you can work your way through god only knows how many games. I'd say that's worth a $2 postage stamp. I really don't buy games anymore with the exception of the random stand out and when I do I always get them from Gamefly cheaper than I'd ever be able to get them from anywhere else and they are always in pristine condition. Incidentally, they say traded-in games will only be sold in their online store, not added to the rental pool. As for game availability and getting new releases... just keep your queue relatively small. If you've got 50 games in there odds are #30 will become available before #1. I always try to get new release games into my queue prerelease and then, pare down my queue and send back whatever I might have on hand to ensure I get them. Works like a charm. You just gotta manipulate things a little.
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