Do you trade them in?

United States
June 7, 2009 2:53pm CST
We stopped at Game Stop today while we were out. We had about 5 video games to trade in. We got $20 store credit for them, which is pretty good because most of these games were ones we'd purchased there for $10 awhile ago. We couldn't find anything we wanted to get today, but we have the $20 on a gift card for the next time we're in the market for a video game. Have you ever traded in your games for store credit?
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I use to trade them in but not much anymore, becuse I find that those game stores dont give you even close to the full value of the games that you buy, and when I trade them in I feel like I'm being ripped off, in my experience I bought a $12 game and I later returned it and they only gave me $3 dollars in store credit, and god forbid you decide that you want cash back instead, not to mention the fact that some of those hard to find classic games are rarely in stock at those places. So now after having a few unpleasant experience's in those places I prefer to buy my games online, and just add them to my collection so I dont have to worry about if i'll still find it if I want to play it a agin, and think about the bad trade in deals, and it seems a lot easier to find all sorts of games online then just shopping at one place and trading in, in my opinion.
• United States
7 Jun 09
You can't expect full value for something you've used. It's like a vehicle, it's resale value drops like thousands of dollars the second you drive it off the lot. Just about everything is like that.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
7 Jun 09
Of course I dont expect full value for used Items but if the item were in perfect condition and it had everything with it when it was returned like the booklet and it had no scratches, and it only had been used once and I paid $12 for it I feel I deserve at least $5 back for it instead of just $3 for an item thats in nearly new condition, it dosent seem right for those places to give you $3 dollars for somthing that there gonna resale for $12 or $20 dollars, for example if I resold it on amazon or ebay I would gotten more then $3 for a used perfectly conditioned DVD, so in my opinion some of those game places dont deal always fairley.
@hi2rashid (153)
• India
8 Jun 09
no i dont trade with them sice your question is too niche
• United States
8 Jun 09
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I have never traded in games, but my son's father gave him a few games that he does not like. I told him what type of games he was into, but he gave him a Hockey game, a football game, SIMS, and something else. My son was a but disappointed. We might take them in and trade them when he gets back into town.
• United States
7 Jun 09
Sounds like things we'd like. My oldest will only play sports games, I like Sims.. Since you do selling on e-bay, you might want to go that route, sometimes you get more for video games that way, especially if you offer them all together.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I usually just purchase the games. When my hubby is done with them my daughter or nephews usually use them. I haven't really needed to trade yet.
• United States
18 Jun 09
I did when I was a little kid, But I don't anymore, in my opinion for the most part, its a rip off
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Generally trading them in is a huge rip off, if you are dealing with the latest generation of games. They give you like 10 bucks for a game and then sell it for 40 or more, which I can go on Ebay and just get that 40 myself.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
9 Jun 09
This is a really good discussion because video games are really important when it comes to everyday life,because they are a good way to pass the time when you are really bored,and they are also helpful when there is nothing to do,like on those really cold,or really rainy days,where you do not want to leave the house for anything,and I know there are a lot of people who play video games,and I am sure there are some people who will trade their games in,and then I am sure there are people who will not trade their games in,and I can understand that everyone is different,and everyone has different opinions,that is cool that you traded in five games for twenty dollars store credit,and me and my fiance have traded in games to Game Stop and we never get that much for the games,and since Game Stop stopped taking X-box games,and X-box's we had to find another place to take our old X-box, since we have an X-box 360 and no longer need the original X-box,and we found this place called Movie Game Exchange which is a really nice place,he will take anything you sell him,even things as old as Sega games,Nintendo 64 games,and old original Nintendo games,and I think right now we have a couple dollars of store credit at Game Stop,have a great day,good luck with your life,and all of your mylotting goals,and Happy Posting.
@caskins (689)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Hello katsmeow1213, I have traded my video games at Game Stop a few times for store credit to purchase new games and accessories. A great way to purchase new things at a lower price. lol. Happy myLotting!
8 Jun 09
My partner has traded games in previously and was pretty disapointed at the value he got for them, since they were relativley new games and he had only had them a few weeks. He has stopped trading in games now and has found he gets much more money for them if he sells them on ebay. He has nearly doubled the price offered by the Game store. Dont get me wrong it can be a great idea but they are the ones benefiting 4 fold in the end as the price that they resell the games for is always at least double what they pay you for it.
• United States
8 Jun 09
My younger brother does all the buying/selling/trading of games... and I mooch off of his merchandise. :) But I know he does a LOT of selling back to stores/trading in for credit etc. It's nice to recycle that way!
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I don't but my daughter does and she has gotten good deals both in buying and selling. I think Game Stop was the name of one of the places she goes. She also gets games for the DS for her daughter... found on there that she didn't even know existed... Belle Sara.. and of coures her daughter is a HUGE fan of Bella Sera world so it was a "gold find" for her... the game, she said, is great and can't hardly stand to put it down and say "good by" to her horse friends!
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I really wish we could do that here but, most stores here in our place don't even do that at all. You can just buy from them and if the game doesn't work, either replace it with another copy or you could just choose a different title. Then, there are other gamers who are willing to purchase games that you have. Haven't encountered anyone looking for a trade, most of them want to sell their games for a reasonable price these days. If they could only get good copies or hard to find ones, they could surely post it online and maybe get more than the prices that they are offering it with.
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
7 Jun 09
We haven't done it. I have trouble letting go of our games lol. I like to go there though and buy used ones to save money. We usually only have a few different games for the game system we have so there is no need to trade them in. i'm getting a wii soon so i want to start looking for cheap games for it.
@tonyllenium (6267)
• Italy
7 Jun 09
In reality i never traded for videogames in a shop or store deals with these kind of products!! It can be real because normally i download games from the net when i want play some..anyway i think that this can be a good prece too for some good titles that one you mentioned on your post and so enjoy to play your game now :)