june vs. Speed: Used Games – Part 1

Video games sure are expensive, aren’t they?  Fortunately, there’s a good deal of places where you can rent games so that you can try them out and play them before having to drop any real cash on them.  Sure, there’s demos available of several games, but nothing beats actually renting the thing and being able to take it for a complete test drive.

However, there are many titles that come along where I think to myself “Well, that game looks interesting, but I certainly don’t think it’s worth the price they’re asking.  I’ll consider purchasing it when the price comes down.”

It’s almost like people were listening to what I said, and created a used games market.  There are people who are happy to get rid of a game once they have played it a certain amount, and then there’s me who keeps every single game I have ever bought on a shelf, even if it will never see the light of day again.  For those of you out there who get rid of your games once you tire of them, your options are:

  1. Find a friend who wants to buy it from you
  2. Try to sell it online (craigslist, ebay, amazon used store)
  3. Take it to GameStop and trade it in for credit

Being able to buy games that are used is awesome, and I take advantage of it all the time.  How about you?

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  • Used games FTW!!! Have to agree with the whole “will wait til the price drops’ thing. Not all games are worth what people/companies ask for. I would rather get a used game that is more worth the $20-30 bucks I will pay than a game that is new and not ‘worth’ $50-60 bucks.

  • Used games FTW!!! Have to agree with the whole “will wait til the price drops’ thing. Not all games are worth what people/companies ask for. I would rather get a used game that is more worth the $20-30 bucks I will pay than a game that is new and not ‘worth’ $50-60 bucks.