Tips On Selling Old Video Games

If you are an avid gamer, chances are good that you have quite a few video games sitting around that you don’t play anymore. With a little bit of work, you can get rid of those games and sometimes put some extra cash into your pocket. It’s best if the game you are trying to sell is in decent shape cosmetically and you have the original packaging, since you will be able to get more money for your game this way.

Here are some ways you can quickly sell your games online:

  1. Sell on Glyde

    Glyde is a marketplace for buying and selling used games, movies, and other electronic items. The most notable thing about this site is that it makes selling games as easy as possible for you. All you need to do is list the game, and wait for someone to purchase it. Once it sells, Glyde will send you a pre-stamped mailer you can use to send out the game. Payment is issued after your buyer receives the game.

  2. Sell to Gamestop or Amazon

    If you are hoping for a quick sale, both Gamestop and Amazon will buy your game from you directly. How much you get for your game depends on different factors, such as the level of demand for a given game, how old it is, and what kind of condition the game is in. Generally, you can expect to get around 50 – 60% of the full retail price for your title.

  3. Sell on Ebay

    Compared to using Glyde, selling on Ebay takes a bit more work, and you may or may not be able to get a better price since price competition on Ebay is so fierce. We prefer using Glyde, as their site is streamlined for selling video games, but if you already have an Ebay account and are more comfortable with Ebay, this is still a great channel for selling games. If you offer games using the "Buy It Now” feature, you will probably have no problem selling them at around 70% of retail value. Alternatively, you can set up an auction, let it run for a set period of time, and let the market decide how much your game sells for.

  4. Make a Donation

    If you are feeling charitable, you can donate your games to Goodwill or any number of other places, such as Donate Games, a site that will provide your games to children with rare diseases. If possible, try to keep some kind of record of your donation, as this may entitle you to get a tax write-off.

If you play a lot of games, then one service you might want to consider is Gamefly. By joining Gamefly, you can rent an unlimited number of games by mail for a modest monthly fee. Membership fees at Gamefly start at $15.95 a month for one game out, or $22.95 for two games out. If you are currently purchasing more than four or five games a year, then the cost of a Gamefly membership will likely be less than the amount you spend annually on games, and you will be able to enjoy a greater variety of games by having a Gamefly membership.

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