Kimulus: Hey gaming fans, this is Kim with a thought about trading in games. I was recently at a Game Stop with my buddy a couple days ago and he wanted to trade in his Xbox 360 Hard drive and a couple of games. Game Stop gave him a total of five dollars. I mean really?! I am sure that every gamer has tried trading in games before and I just know deep down inside of their hearts they know that they are getting ripped off. I mean come on, gamers pay 60 dollars plus tax for a brand new game and then when you trade it in the value goes down by more than 2/3’s. Doesn’t that seem ridiculous?
I mean 1/3 is pretty reasonable to me, because it’s like you just rented a game rather than have bought it. Now they have this “Power up” rewards card to lure in the unsuspecting customers. Personally, I don’t trade in a lot of games, but today since I was getting some shopping done, I was looking for very cheap games in under the 15 dollar range. I found two and bought them. They offered me a rewards card so I took it and said why not? 12 months free subscription to a magazine for 15 dollars and some point system and discounts they have for members. I looked at the points prizes at the Game Stop site and I have to say…the points are not worth it at all.
50,000 points for an Xbox controller…. “That ain’t right!” I believe you get 10 points per dollar. So let’s do the math really quick. I spend 10 dollars that’s a hundred points. I spend 100 dollars that’s 1,000 points, spend a thousand, that’s 10,000 points. Spend five thousand and you got yourself a “Brand New Controller” WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!. So Game Stop takes all your money and gives you a dinky controller (if you choose that reward.)
So you ask… How do I defeat Game Stop in its own game? Simple, Start selling your games yourself. That’s right, start selling it as a means through your friends, co-workers, or family. I personally use Ebay. I am telling you guys I have profited more by selling the games myself rather than trading it in. I mean seriously? You give them two latest titles for a brand new games with some cash. So it equates to 20 dollars per game while you can be making double the amount on Ebay. Sure, it’s a hassle shipping items to the buyer, but it’s a well worthwhile process. It will end up saving you a lot of cash in the process. Remember, your trash maybe someone else’s treasure. Until next time gamers, save yourself some dough and stick it to the MAN till they give us the fair prices that we deserve. Kimulus out.
KJ: Kimulus is right on the money with everything he said. I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but I’m also looking out for your wallets. With this in mind I want to inform you about Glyde. This is probably one of the best used games sites around. I’ve seen the newest merchandise already discounted 20 dollars off. Right now you can get Modnation Racers at about 40 bucks or Yakusa 3 at 30. To the people who don’t want to trade in their games but still want the new hotness, Go with Glyde.
If you just want to lighten your load trust me Kim knows what he’s saying. I know just getting in the car and running to the store is a lot easier than the strategy were advising, but if you put in that extra effort, the pay-off is second to none. why trade in 4 or 5 games to get one when you could just sell 1 or 2 and be done with it. Ebay really does work. I would recommend selling through Craig’s list but you could possibly get shanked.
The last option we recommend is using Switch Games. At Switch, you can just trade a game with somebody without the extra strings attached, you know the kind of strings where you have to trade 4 games just to get what you wanted. You could trade NCAA 11 with somebody for their copy of Tiger Woods 11. People with patience will benefit big from this. The Money that users have saved on this site has jumped to over $500,000 dollars.
At Play Legit we are always looking out for you and your wallet because were just like you. Working a 9 to 5 and scraping change together to play something of quality. We understand that not everyone can just throw money everywhere so we highly recommend trying these legit tips. Remember there is always a way to stick to the man, and most certainly a way to stick it to GameStop.