Console gamers: Tired of paying so much for games?
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15-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Console gamers: Tired of paying so much for games?
If any of you are like me, when you finish playing most games, you dabble in the multiplayer at best before just starting a different game all together. Then the old game sits there, collecting dust until you trade it in for $4 at Gamestop. I recently came across something nice for adult gamers who are looking to save some money, and maybe try out a few classics or older games. Figured I'd contribute a bit here at TTAF and drop a link so you all could check it out!

HERE is the site, called 99gamers.

I've been using the service for a few months now and I have to say, I'm not disappointed. It's kind of a by the gamers for the gamers deal, they take advice and suggestions from users and implement them. My idea of a favorite buyer/seller list is even in the works on implementation! Also, I've had the founder of the site buy a game from me. Closest I've gotten to anything close to a celebrity Big Grin

Give it a shot, let me know what you think!

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15-02-2013, 09:09 AM
RE: Console gamers: Tired of paying so much for games?
You get a whole $4 for your used games????

Lucky bastard. Dodgy

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15-02-2013, 09:18 AM
RE: Console gamers: Tired of paying so much for games?
ikr? Luckily I was shagging the manager so he was extra nice to me. XD

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15-02-2013, 01:38 PM
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I try not to sell my games.....soon I will have enough to build a fort.

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15-02-2013, 01:44 PM
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I sold a game a few years ago I still wish I could get back. It was the King Kong game inspired by the Peter Jackson movie. I went back to look for it recently, just on a whim, and I couldn't find PS2 games anywhere. I asked the guy "Do you happen to have any PS2 games?" and he looked at me like I was from Mars. I said "...I guess you wouldn't have any 8-tracks either, huh?" He laughed.

I really haven't kept up with the times. Blush

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15-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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I checked 99gamers, unfortunately no one is selling that... Yet.

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20-02-2013, 01:52 AM
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At least you can buy and sell used games, no such luck for PC gamers...

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20-02-2013, 11:54 AM
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(20-02-2013 01:52 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  At least you can buy and sell used games, no such luck for PC gamers...
It's something that's come up a lot on the Forums; unfortunately, there are some logistics issues with that, seeing as how most PC games these days are downloadable.

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20-02-2013, 04:13 PM
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I only ever trade my games back in whilst they hold there value still, normally one or two months after release. After that the value just goes down and its worth more to keep.

You know we are saying goodbye to second hand games soon? It looks like games companies are going to push further with online content that you get free with the game, but have to purchase if bought second hand. The content is primarily the ability to access online content. Sony and Microsoft are also making noise about linking games with online identities that register the game to work only with your gamertag.

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20-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Console gamers: Tired of paying so much for games?
I can think of 2 other options:

* GameFly is like Netflix through the mail for games. $x/month lets you rent one game at a time and keep it as long as you need to. I believe you can also pay a bit more to rent more than 1 game at a time. I've also heard of friends sharing such an account to reduce the overall cost.

* Why not just buy the used games from GameStop? If you can finish the game within the right time frame you can return it for another used game of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference). Or did GameStop stop this practice? I haven't tried this in a while to be honest.

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