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mooby 02-04-2011 09:37 PM

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I wouldn't advise trading your games into Gamestop either. Sell them online where you can actually get some decent value for them.

EARTHQUAKE2689 02-04-2011 10:44 PM

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[quote=saden1;782505]Disclose what? That he works there or trading your games there being a complete rip-off? Sell your games on craigslist/ebay/amazon instead.[/quote]

Both.

Dirtbag59 02-04-2011 10:55 PM

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[quote=mooby;782524]I wouldn't advise trading your games into Gamestop either. Sell them online where you can actually get some decent value for them.[/quote]

Selling games directly is not nearly as simple as putting a listing online and waiting for the offers to pour in. Personally I have a lot of games where Gamestop is the only feasible buyer (particularly with PS2 games). Basically if you have the time and creativity then it's preferable to sell your games directly online but if you're on the go, have average games, or are selling at prices that are similar to Gamestop, then it's more of a hassle. Bottom line Gamestop is always an instant buyer for virtually every up to date game you own.

For example if I wanted to sell my copy of FIFA 11 for PS3 I would not only have to take into account that people have to shelve out an extra $10 for the online pass but as of this moment I have to compete with 152 other listings for a buyer and most of the people that want this game are going to local shops to buy it new or to buy used copies so they don't have to wait for shipping, also in some cases the shipping cost will result in me lowering it to a price that is maybe at most $5 more then what Gamestop will give me.

Again given the option it's almost always better to sell directly but keep in mind unless your selling games in demand games that are 2 or 3 months old at $20 below retail you might end up waiting a while (usually months at a time). Not to mention the fact that theres a long list of ways to get in trouble if you sell bad merchandise as well as the fact that E-Bay takes a cut of your earnings while Craigslist comes with the risk of making you another fraud victim.

Don't get me wrong Gamestop isn't all lovey dovey but they are quick and easy compared to the do it yourself approach. I think most of the flak that Gamestop catches is the fact that people trade in their used games for $10 or $15 and then see them go on sale for $30 or $40, while forgetting the big picture where Gamestop trades for millions of used games, many of which never get sold and a portion of which they can't sell due to the fact that they're damaged in a way that couldn't be detected during the trade in. Heck sometimes they'll take damaged games in hope that the credit they'll give you will serve as an incentive to get you to buy something.

KLHJ2 02-05-2011 11:06 AM

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[quote=mredskins;782456]Most people have not, the majority of the US population started on FF7 with Cloud and friends. Plus every FF is a story within itself there is little to no connection between the chapters.[/quote]


I haven't played a single Final Fantasy. I have watched others very briefly. I have seen the movies and I still couldn't get into it.

Terpfan76 02-05-2011 03:07 PM

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Dragon Age is not an MMO. It's played off-line but there is a good amount of DLC. It's a lot like Oblivion which would be a good one to pick up used.

mooby 02-06-2011 09:17 AM

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[quote=Dirtbag359;782533]Selling games directly is not nearly as simple as putting a listing online and waiting for the offers to pour in. Personally I have a lot of games where Gamestop is the only feasible buyer (particularly with PS2 games). Basically if you have the time and creativity then it's preferable to sell your games directly online but if you're on the go, have average games, or are selling at prices that are similar to Gamestop, then it's more of a hassle. Bottom line Gamestop is always an instant buyer for virtually every up to date game you own.

For example if I wanted to sell my copy of FIFA 11 for PS3 I would not only have to take into account that people have to shelve out an extra $10 for the online pass but as of this moment I have to compete with 152 other listings for a buyer and most of the people that want this game are going to local shops to buy it new or to buy used copies so they don't have to wait for shipping, also in some cases the shipping cost will result in me lowering it to a price that is maybe at most $5 more then what Gamestop will give me.

Again given the option it's almost always better to sell directly but keep in mind unless your selling games in demand games that are 2 or 3 months old at $20 below retail you might end up waiting a while (usually months at a time). Not to mention the fact that theres a long list of ways to get in trouble if you sell bad merchandise as well as the fact that E-Bay takes a cut of your earnings while Craigslist comes with the risk of making you another fraud victim.

Don't get me wrong Gamestop isn't all lovey dovey but they are quick and easy compared to the do it yourself approach. I think most of the flak that Gamestop catches is the fact that people trade in their used games for $10 or $15 and then see them go on sale for $30 or $40, while forgetting the big picture where Gamestop trades for millions of used games, many of which never get sold and a portion of which they can't sell due to the fact that they're damaged in a way that couldn't be detected during the trade in. Heck sometimes they'll take damaged games in hope that the credit they'll give you will serve as an incentive to get you to buy something.[/quote]

If you're too busy than I will admit Gamestop is an easier option, but for me I prefer trading elsewhere because I have the time to wait, I can get more money, or in some cases I can trade games I don't want anymore for another game directly from another person. But Gamestop doesn't offer nearly enough value imo, and the reason for that is since so many people trade in one game, it keeps driving the value down. If I took my copy of Madden 10 to Gamestop, they'd give me what, $.75 cents for it? Because so many people have already traded it in. Whereas I can go online and sell it for 10 bucks, because it's barely used, in great condition (I never leave games out, if it's not being played its in the case), and the 10 bucks some guy will pay is still cheaper than whatever it costs at Gamestop or other retailers.

skinsguy 02-06-2011 06:26 PM

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I'm not necessarily wanting to trade or sell my games. I seem to get the best deals purchasing used games from half.com or Amazon.

EARTHQUAKE2689 02-06-2011 08:27 PM

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Heavy Rain is also a pretty good game. Either one of the Uncharteds

RobH4413 02-07-2011 01:07 AM

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[quote=mredskins;782456]Most people have not, the majority of the US population started on FF7 with Cloud and friends. Plus every FF is a story within itself there is little to no connection between the chapters.[/quote]

FF3 for SNES is an incredible game.

EARTHQUAKE2689 02-07-2011 02:59 AM

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[quote=mooby;782659]If you're too busy than I will admit Gamestop is an easier option, but for me I prefer trading elsewhere because I have the time to wait, I can get more money, or in some cases I can trade games I don't want anymore for another game directly from another person. But Gamestop doesn't offer nearly enough value imo, and the reason for that is since so many people trade in one game, it keeps driving the value down. If I took my copy of Madden 10 to Gamestop, they'd give me what, $.75 cents for it? Because so many people have already traded it in. Whereas I can go online and sell it for 10 bucks, because it's barely used, in great condition (I never leave games out, if it's not being played its in the case), and the 10 bucks some guy will pay is still cheaper than whatever it costs at Gamestop or other retailers.[/quote]

Madden 10's value is so low due to the fact that Madden 11 is out. That's how sports games are.

mredskins 02-07-2011 09:42 AM

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[quote=mooby;782659]If you're too busy than I will admit Gamestop is an easier option, but for me I prefer trading elsewhere because I have the time to wait, I can get more money, or in some cases I can trade games I don't want anymore for another game directly from another person. But Gamestop doesn't offer nearly enough value imo, and the reason for that is since so many people trade in one game, it keeps driving the value down. If I took my copy of Madden 10 to Gamestop, they'd give me what, $.75 cents for it? Because so many people have already traded it in. Whereas I can go online and sell it for 10 bucks, because it's barely used, in great condition (I never leave games out, if it's not being played its in the case), and the 10 bucks some guy will pay is still cheaper than whatever it costs at Gamestop or other retailers.[/quote]


This and I have been saying it for years on here. Fawk Gamestop they are a fawking rip off.

IF you sell a game on half or ebay you get so much more and it is easy you can even buy the postage on line. Heck trade it in to Amazon you will still get more.

[ame]http://www.amazon.com/Trade-In/b/ref=amb_link_83819451_1?ie=UTF8&node=2242532011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=top-1&pf_rd_r=0ZEVNPX463AH6QS4HFD2&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=1277206002&pf_rd_i=trade%20in[/ame]

(For some reason it won't allow me to link to the trade in store, just search "trade in" on the Amazon web site)


Here is how I do it and rarely spend much on a game and sometimes even make money on a game.

Set up a paypal account with XXX dollars. Buy a game used off ebay that has been relesed for a few weeks usually a popular game after a week or two can be bought used for like $45. Play it until you are done and re-sale it. If you resale it in a 6 month window generally that game will sell for $35 - $40. Games take their first big hit in residual value in the first month. Sports games decline in value fastest and multiplayer games hold their value the longest. So you just simply buy and sell through your orginally paypal $$$ you may have to throw in a extra few bucks here and there but you will still be doing better then buying a $60 game let it sit after you play it or trading it in to Gamestop. I have actually gotton great deals at times and sold the game back at a higher price, I GOT PAID TO PLAY THAT GAME!

Really take a look at amazon they have the best deals going espically on new realeases, also the trade in store is a great deal as well. I have kind of turned to that vs. ebay/half.com. Yes their trade in value maybe less then say selling on your own but after you factor in postage and fees on the ebay/half sale you are pretty darn close and it is a much easier process. Amazon even gives you a pre-paid shipping label to send the games in.

MTK 02-07-2011 11:00 AM

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It's like trading in a car vs. selling it on your own. Of course you can usually do better on your own selling a game, but a lot of the time I prefer the no-hassle deal of selling it back to GS.

mredskins 02-07-2011 11:04 AM

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[quote=Mattyk;783052]It's like trading in a car vs. selling it on your own. Of course you can usually do better on your own selling a game, but a lot of the time I prefer the no-hassle deal of selling it back to GS.[/quote]


Yeah the problem is the price is so ridiculous low that they give you it is almost an insult. I personally rather play Frisbee with the game disc then trade it to them.

mredskins 02-07-2011 11:07 AM

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[quote=Mattyk;783052]It's like trading in a car vs. selling it on your own. Of course you can usually do better on your own selling a game, but a lot of the time I prefer the no-hassle deal of selling it back to GS.[/quote]


Instead of GS look to Amazon Trade In store much better deal, also Ithink Toys R Us gives you good deals as well.

skinsguy 02-08-2011 01:51 PM

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I think I am going to get Grand Theft Auto IV and I am going to try to go back to playing Bad Company. I bought that game shortly after it came out, played it once, got into a position where I was getting shot from all sides and couldn't aim my gun down to shoot. Got frustrated and haven't played it since then. I am just so much better at those games using a keyboard and mouse, but I do love the shooting games.

Really, the current games I have I love and don't want to get rid of, I just always seem to want to play Madden or Guitar Hero more than the other games.


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