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Old 10-28-08, 03:40 PM
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Best way to sell unwanted video games?

Just curious as to how you get rid of the video games you no longer want to play. Please list the methods you have had the most success with and why. Off the top of my head, I can think of the following venues to sell unwanted games:

Amazon, Ebay, Half.com, DVDTalk trade forum, CAG trade forum, Craigslist

Thanks!
Old 10-28-08, 03:54 PM
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Any of those should be good.. Just avoid trading into GameStop or one of those type stores unless you can take advantage of a very good deal.

Usually they give you a fraction of what you could get selling the game on your own. The kicker, they may give you $10 for a game, relatively new, and then turn around and sell it for $34.99
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I don't "sell" them generally, but I goozex them. Usually someone out there is looking to pick them up, and I'm often looking for some older titles to pick up cheap, so it works out in the end for me.
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Originally Posted by lordwow View Post
I don't "sell" them generally, but I goozex them. Usually someone out there is looking to pick them up, and I'm often looking for some older titles to pick up cheap, so it works out in the end for me.
I was about to post the same thing. I recently discovered Goozex and it has worked out perfectly. I kinda use it more like a gamefly subscription. You get a fair value for your game and then you turn around and get a game back for a fair value.

If it doesn't go on goozex, then it is Half.com for me.
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For anything relatively recent or very popular, I find half.com to be best as a general rule of thumb. Blockbuster/Gamerush can also be decent if it's a game from the last 6 mos. and you don't mind taking credit. Gamestop will occasionally top everything else, depending on the game and their current promotion. If you have old, non-rare games, their 'trade 2, get an extra $10' can sometimes beat what you'd get elsewhere and if they're doing a promotion with an extra 30% or 40% credit for trade-ins, the latest and greatest games can fetch around $50. On the flipside, when they don't have a good promotional deal going on, Gamestop is always the worst deal.
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goozex is good ive traded about 40 games with them and gotten around 15 games,
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Originally Posted by Gooter View Post
Just curious as to how you get rid of the video games you no longer want to play. Please list the methods you have had the most success with and why. Off the top of my head, I can think of the following venues to sell unwanted games:

Amazon, Ebay, Half.com, DVDTalk trade forum, CAG trade forum, Craigslist

Thanks!
Ebay sucks for the fees so i'd go with the Exchange forum here or CAG first. If you still don't sell it at those 2 sites then go the Ebay road.

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Kicker, he may give you $10 for a game, relatively new, and then turn around and sell it for $34.99

DAMN IT! Quit ruining my gig man!

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can be kinda sucky prices but wherehouse.com buys console games.
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Originally Posted by Kicker_of_Elves View Post
Ebay sucks for the fees so i'd go with the Exchange forum here or CAG first. If you still don't sell it at those 2 sites then go the Ebay road.




DAMN IT! Quit ruining my gig man!



See.. that Kicker is a shady character.
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just wanted to add thanks for the goozex suggestion I added some old titles that wouldnt sell and already sold one
Old 10-29-08, 01:35 AM
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I've started using Amazon more and more lately. I used to be half.com exclusive. I think Amazon charges a little more, but from what I've noticed I can get away with charging $1-$2 more than I can on half, so it works out well. Not to mention items sell a hell of a lot quicker on Amazon.

I typically list a single item on both sites and just stay on top of my inventory when it sells.
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Good timing on this thread. I just decided yesterday to get rid of most of my games.

Most of it is not current gen, maybe 50 xbox games, maybe some older stuff even.

I'm sure gamestop would give me maybe a quarter per game or so, and I don't have the patience for amazon or ebay.

Maybe wait for the "trade 2 get $10" promotions, or I imagine that is only current gen games?

Post them in lots here or on CAG?

I really don't expect to make any money, I just don't want them to go to waste pretty much.
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Thanks everyone! I checked out Goozex but not really sure how it is supposed to work. Seems like there are queues like Netflix or something.

I just may trade in some of my older titles to Gamestop since they have that trade 2 and get $10 credit deal going on. I want to get rid of All Pro 2k8, Top Spin 2, Pirates At World's End and others and I'm sure even if I would try to sell I wouldn't get much more than $5 for each. I have a few unopened games that I know I don't want to play now so I'll try to sell those here or on Half or Amazon.


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Maybe wait for the "trade 2 get $10" promotions, or I imagine that is only current gen games?
Trevor, it is going on right now and expires on 11/2 I believe. Also, it only applies to games with trade in values > $1. Knowing GS, I'm sure they won't cut me a break if a game has a TIV of $0.75.
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I took advantage of the extra $10 credit yesterday. I got $81.50 in credit from these 6 xbox 360 games -

Bullet Witch, Eternal Sonata, Oblivion GOTY, CSI hard evidence, Mass Effect, Thrillville OTR

I got those games in an xbox 360 elite bundle I bought off a guy on Craigslist. Got a GREAT deal, even better that I was able to trade those games I didn't want for credit on games I'd buy anyway.

CL is great to sell but a lot of times you get flakers, low ballers, or just creepy people.
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Trevor, it is going on right now and expires on 11/2 I believe. Also, it only applies to games with trade in values > $1. Knowing GS, I'm sure they won't cut me a break if a game has a TIV of $0.75.
It only applies to 'current gen' titles that are >$1 trade in.
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Here's what I do...the K2Killer method...

I tape each game to the inside of a long, black trench coat. Then I strip down completely, put the coat with the games inside on, and find a playground or school. Then I'll ask the kiddies if they like video games...and show them what I got.
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Can one infer from that that there are "current gen" titles that have a TIV < $1? If so, that just proves the system is broken for the seller.
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Originally Posted by Gooter View Post
Thanks everyone! I checked out Goozex but not really sure how it is supposed to work. Seems like there are queues like Netflix or something.
I also am not 100% clear on this... let me see if this is how it works:

Lets say I have a game that I don't want... perhaps Cooking Mama from Wii. I list it under my account as available. If someone wants it they have to spend x points (and points are set by Goozex, not by the user right?) and $1. I get those points, and Goozex gets the $1. So then I can list a game that I want, and as long as I have enough points Goozex will find a person who has it available and then my points are reduced by that amount and Goozex will charge me $1.

If that's accurate, then it does seem like a good way to go... although I assume there's shipping charges that have to be paid by me when I ship out a game... which kind of sucks, as I'm actually out cash when I "trade" a game... of course that's the same as if I were to trade games in the trade forum as well.

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Shoot, with the Gamestop/Cellfire coupons right now, an extra 30% back on trade-ins is definitely worth it!
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Originally Posted by steebo777 View Post
Shoot, with the Gamestop/Cellfire coupons right now, an extra 30% back on trade-ins is definitely worth it!
I used the cellfire (and Edge card combo) in conjunction w/ the B2G1F sale to pick up Dead Space for PS3 for ~$12 in credit when wall was said and done.
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I also am not 100% clear on this... let me see if this is how it works:

Lets say I have a game that I don't want... perhaps Cooking Mama from Wii. I list it under my account as available. If someone wants it they have to spend x points (and points are set by Goozex, not by the user right?) and $1. I get those points, and Goozex gets the $1. So then I can list a game that I want, and as long as I have enough points Goozex will find a person who has it available and then my points are reduced by that amount and Goozex will charge me $1.

If that's accurate, then it does seem like a good way to go... although I assume there's shipping charges that have to be paid by me when I ship out a game... which kind of sucks, as I'm actually out cash when I "trade" a game... of course that's the same as if I were to trade games in the trade forum as well.
There are also queues to both receive a game and trade a game to others. When you come up in the list to receive a game, if you don't have enough points and/or trade credits you get dropped back in queue. When you come up to trade a game you have X hours to confirm that you will trade the game, I think it's 24 or 26 or something and then up to 3 days to ship it out. I say to always ship it with delivery confirmation because there are asshats out there.
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Originally Posted by shumway View Post
I say to always ship it with delivery confirmation because there are asshats out there.
They have to confirm receipt on the site before you get your points?
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Originally Posted by lordzeppelin View Post
Here's what I do...the K2Killer method...

I tape each game to the inside of a long, black trench coat. Then I strip down completely, put the coat with the games inside on, and find a playground or school. Then I'll ask the kiddies if they like video games...and show them what I got.
Your sense of humor needs work. Lots of it.

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