Is there a trade in game value site?

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I'm looking to get id of some games but I'd like ot see prices first. Is there anywhere online that gives prices for used games?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd like to know this too.
     
  3. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    not that i know of.

    Gamestop/EB/etc will usually buy newer (and some somewhat older) games for half what the "new" price is...
     
  4. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    yea, I'm out of it and posted in the wrong forum

    And Gamestop/EB pricing is just wierd. They of course buy low and sell high which is why iwas wondering if there is an online database. There used to be a site but they bought it out apparently.
     
  5. jourdo

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    I'd love to know this. It would save me the hassle of bringing my games in and waiting for the offer, just for me to say "no thanks".
     
  6. AMG

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    Ebay is your best bet. Do a search and see what the games you're looking to sell are going for.
     
  7. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    cheapassgamer.com usually has list in their forums. You'll usually have to dig for them or search game by game. They're not always up to date though.
     
  8. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Cat + Sinister = TROUBLE

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    PlayNTrade has always been nice to me.
     
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    I hate getting offered like a dollar for 15 games
     
  10. Shin-Gouki

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    I miss the old Funcoland Trade Values Papers.
     
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    Wasn't funcoland just regional?? Or were they nation wide?
     
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    As far as I know their mail order was nationwide, they were based in Eden Prairie if I recall and their stores were mainly Midwest (all the way down to TX) and some isolated states (I have heard they were in some parts of CA). A friend of mine that is a Gamestop Manager says there is one store operating in TX under the name still (Just like there are a handfull of EB's, Babbages, and Software Ect). I assume it's so they don't lose the rights to the name.
     
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    Huh, I figured since they were Minnesota based to start, that if the name was still being used at all it would be here. Guess not.

    But yeah, I remember their monthly paper with prices, was a very nice thing!
     
  14. Shin-Gouki

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    The Burnsville one off of 35 across from the Burnsville Mall is the last one I remember being changed over.
     
  15. Galaxy Convoy

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    I say just go to Gamestop's website, look up the games you wanna sell, and see how much they go for preowned. That'd give you a good ballpark figure to work with.
     
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    No it isn't there is a HUGE markup between what they pay and what they sell them for.
     
  17. Valkysas

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    do not trade in or sell your games to gamestop.

    put them on ebay, or sell them in the junkion forum.
     
  18. Galaxy Convoy

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    You gotta look at it from a consumer's standpoint though. They will always look for the cheapest alternative. If people can find the game they're looking for at a cheaper price at their local video game stores(Gamestop or what have you) than online(Ebay, etc.), they'll buy it there. No extra shipping costs and waiting for it be delivered involved.

    Why would I buy your copy of "Game X" from you at $40(via auction or whatever), when I can just hop into my truck, take a short drive, and get the same game at Gamestop right then and there for less?

    If you wanna unload some games online, then you have to consider all the variables, in this case, the options available to buyers. This of course only applies to games that are relatively old, up to a year or so, that can still be bought at stores. Beyond that, yeah, online is the only way to go. Best bet there would be to search Ebay and past auctions, see what your games sold for.
     
  19. Wreckgar

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    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    ya know ive always wondered this too its really annoying going to Gamestop and only getting like $5 for a game thars been out a few weeks even though there selling the same games used for like $40
     

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