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Initial post: 2 Jan 2010 12:13:40 GMT
where do people think the best place to trade in games or sell them is, because i was thinking either gamestation or i'd start trying to sell them on amazon.
thanks :)

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 12:24:48 GMT
Mr Mojito says:
nowhere on the high street for starters!

i usually put all my finished games on amazon, they sell quickly and the fees arent outrageous.

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 14:25:15 GMT
Cex give as good prices as Amazon (by the time you take off Amazon's listing fees). Gamestation will also beat Cex's offer by £1.

HTH.

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 16:31:09 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2010 16:42:52 GMT
you sold mw2 :O

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Posted on 2 Jan 2010 17:29:35 GMT
You usually get slightly more for your games selling them on play.com than you do on Amazon marketplace, but they tend to sell quicker on here

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Posted on 2 Jan 2010 17:50:05 GMT
I just traded in MW2 as well, £30 in Cex. Personally prefer that than waiting for the money and would have got the same on Amazon minus fees. Have sold a ton of stuff on here though, it's very useful for slightly lower value items.

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 17:51:11 GMT
Matty456749 says:
CEX i always trade them in there

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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2010 16:24:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Feb 2010 16:25:23 GMT
MJ Kuga says:
swapgame.com has just started a video games trade in scheme giving fairly decent prices. All done online. Takes about 2 days to get your credit.

Posted on 11 Feb 2010 16:33:14 GMT
Whatever you do, don't trade in at Gamestation.

I had about 19 games and asked how much I would get for them. They replied by saying "wow you have a lot here, you'll get a nice tidy sum for all these".
Then they checked them all out, verified they were all mint condition (some I had only owned for two months) and told me they would give me:

£82

What a joke!!!

2 Games for 19? No way... I've still got them today as I figured I'd save more by keeping them.

Posted on 11 Feb 2010 16:45:45 GMT
If you're wanting to sell/trade in a game that has come out recently, it's sometimes worth checking out HMV. They sometimes do offers where they'll let you trade in certian games for a reasonable amount against a new release - I got £36 for trading in Modern Warfare 2 when Assassin's Creed 2 came out for example (after paying £32 for MW2 on here aswell). Outside of those offers though, their trade in values are hit and miss (and their prices for preowned games are even worse).

Posted on 11 Feb 2010 16:56:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Feb 2010 16:57:53 GMT
"Whatever you do, don't trade in at Gamestation."

Actually, do if you have a Cex near as they'll match those prices and add a quid on top. Also I was staggered to find that although Cex were offering £7 for the newest Jak and Daxter PSP game, Gamestation were offering £13. They beat Cex on a couple of other games I was trading in too (Wolverine was one from memory), so by going there I got the best of both worlds.

By doing that I normally get as much (or more) than I'd get on Amazon Marketplace or Ebay - often more once you've taken the website/Paypal fees off. I do still use Marketplace on occasion though.

Posted on 11 Feb 2010 17:37:27 GMT
Best place I've found to sell has been on hotukdeals.com. Go to their For Sale section and sick the game details in. About a month ago I got £28 for Fifa 10. This was at least £10 more than I could have got elsewhere for a used copy. No fees but if you've not sold on there first, the buyer will probably ask you to sell first (which I did). I sent it recorded delivery to a guy with good feedback and got the money via Paypal gift straight away.
You'd be a mug to trade in at HMV or Game as the product they have is so over-priced.

Posted on 11 Feb 2010 23:08:16 GMT
DeeJay says:
I sell a lot on Amazon, but in all honesty there fees are a rip off. 17% plus a 50p per item charge? WTF is that for?

Its worth checking out HMV though. I got a £90 trade in on a DSi, and because HMV's prices can be closer to the RRP price, the trade in value is higher as well.

Posted on 12 Feb 2010 01:25:22 GMT
jambo says:
hmv are good for trading i had loads of games for the xbox 360 after the rrod .
sure it was 30 games game offered me £128.00 , hmv i got £230 trade in price for store goods.
so i added the rest and got a ps3 worth checking out m8

Posted on 13 Feb 2010 16:08:00 GMT
DeeJay says:
I traded in some stuff at HMV today, and heres the trade in prices.

Muramasa - £16
Resident evil 0 - £11
Little Kings story - £8
A boy and his blob - £8

Posted on 14 Feb 2010 12:05:19 GMT
ZRH says:
DEFINATLY not GAME for tading in. I took in 6 nearly new PS3 games (including MGS4- I hate it!) and got only £20! Useless...

Posted on 14 Feb 2010 21:22:40 GMT
DeeJay says:
When you consider Game sell things like Far Cry 2 for £8 and Killzone 2 for £12, how much can be expected for trade ins?

Posted on 14 Feb 2010 22:06:04 GMT
I find hmv to have alright trade in prices

Posted on 14 Feb 2010 22:48:44 GMT
CEX CEX CEX, A MILLION TIMES CEX!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2010 22:57:37 GMT
Mr. K. Arts says:
shop around and get quotes, selling directly yourself is probably best but most places will try and match each other, blockbusters do trade in and are quite competitive and will definately try and match Hmv, game and gamestation, they don't pay a lot for consoles in cash terms but they sell them pretty cheaply as well and you get a months free rents on top!

surprisingly not many people seem to realise this, I've found some RARE games gathering dust in my local store.

Posted on 15 Feb 2010 02:41:55 GMT
DeeJay says:
Blockbuster in my experience have been pretty poor 90% of the time i've taken something in. Gamestation at least do the "we won't be beaten on trade ins" offer, so you can always go to HMV or whatever first, and have Gamestation beat their price.
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