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Old August 30, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Where's a good place to buy used games online? I live in a remote location and don't have any local dealers around. I am looking for PS3 and PC games. Where do you recommend?

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Old August 30, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Amazon via 3rd party resellers?
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Old August 30, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Ebay??? Or there's Direct2Drive for new games, and of course steam.
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Have you guys had success at Amazon? I've never bought anything used there before.
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I bought valkyria chronicles from amazon.ca
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Old August 31, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Old August 31, 2009, 05:32 PM
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I have bought and sold used games through Craigslist with much success. I don't buy anything that requires Steam. FS now sells used games online too, here's a link to the used games section. But they are console games only.
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Ick. I'm continually disgusted by the prices USED games are sold for (I looked at the Future Shop link)...I'd love to pick up GH: Metallica, but $65 for a USED copy??? Really? I could get it for that price NEW locally...Even Best Buy is selling it new for $69. Mind you, it's not like it's any better at EB games.

No wonder they can all turn a great profit in questionable economic times; sell new game for full retail, pay people $20 for used game once they're done with it, sell it for $5 less than original price. Repeat. Sickening.
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In rural areas your best bet is probably Steam, D2D, GOG, Impulse... as there are often great deals on digital games.

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Ick. I'm continually disgusted by the prices USED games are sold for (I looked at the Future Shop link)...I'd love to pick up GH: Metallica, but $65 for a USED copy??? Really? I could get it for that price NEW locally...Even Best Buy is selling it new for $69. Mind you, it's not like it's any better at EB games.

No wonder they can all turn a great profit in questionable economic times; sell new game for full retail, pay people $20 for used game once they're done with it, sell it for $5 less than original price. Repeat. Sickening.
Yup there is a reason publishers are trying to kill used game sales. Retailers make fantastic margins on used game sales.
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check out gameaccess.ca i used to get some things from them. Pretty decent and canadian. They sell both new a used games but for consoles only no pc. PC games your best bet is steam when the dollars are close.
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