Do you prefer buying new or used games?

@Marcola (2776)
United States
January 14, 2009 2:00pm CST
I like to get them new as much as possible when they're disc format, because a lot of people don't know how to handle games that are disc format, it seems. If it's an older game like an NES, SNES or N64, there's a good chance it's used and I'm ok with that. Trying to find a sealed copy of a rare NES game on ebay is a pain in the a$$. If it's a Game Boy Advance or DS game, I can settle for used, but I prefer a complete copy or new.
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@W3YL1N (117)
• Canada
14 Jan 09
I prefer to get new games because you don't know where the used games have been. Plus the game might not even work.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Right.
@tooincome (345)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I prefer new games actually myself. I feel more comfortable when buying new games because I know the produvt works. I bought a used ds game one time and it kept freezing at a certain point.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Yeah, I'm that way. That sucks that you got a DS game that didn't operate properly. I hope you were able to return it.
@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Yes, I would agree to that. CDs are so easily damaged and if you used scratched CDs, you'll probably damage your play unit easily too. That is true also with movie CDs, can't buy those that are already used. Heck, I don't even want to rent them. That's the reason why I can't buy a Playstation unit anymore, I don't think I can find used CDs to use for them. Even that's an old system unit, I would still love the games that I used to play.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Thanks for the reply.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Generally I will go for new. Every now and then used, depends on the price. I know getting new games from Gamestop feels kind of hokey sometimes because they sell "new" games that are already opened. Also, sometimes you buy a used one and it does not have the instruction booklet.
• United States
21 Jan 09
I like to buy used games because they are cheaper. Well instores its pretty expensive but on ebay its unbelievably cheap. Ebay you can buy anything game even though they dont sell at the store. As long as the game works I'm OK with it. Used is always best because not people have the money to buy everything new unless you are a collector or it just came out.
• United States
15 Jan 09
I prefer to buy it used but only if I can check the disk for scratches ect.. Which not very many places let you do. So I usually end up paying full price just to get a working game that I can trust.
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
14 Jan 09
Personally I very rarely buy new games, most of the time I just go to EB games and buy a used one. That way I save a few bucks and I get a game out of the deal. Overall I would say that buying used games seems to make the most sense to me. I personally don't have a lot of money to spend on that kind of thing so when I do I try to make the buy count.
• United States
14 Jan 09
I am a 31 one year old mother of 2 that is a XBOX 360 nut lol lol I buy them new I buy them used if in good shape trade I do all of it lol lol and I have a NES emulator on here with like 758 games I can play them right on the computer I can email them to you if you want free of charge I dont mind sharing lol but then again your just looking for one game! lol I am really into the older game systems also I dig pac man still lol have a good one!!!!
• Puerto Rico
14 Jan 09
I agree with you. Its better to buy new games when they are in disk format because the used disks have been damage in most of the cases.