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cb2222 August 30, 2009 03:30 PM

[Advice Needed] Where to buy used games online?
 
Hey guys,

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?

Thanks!

Signal2Noise August 30, 2009 03:49 PM

Amazon via 3rd party resellers?

headsh0t August 30, 2009 03:54 PM

Ebay??? Or there's Direct2Drive for new games, and of course steam.

cb2222 August 30, 2009 07:41 PM

Have you guys had success at Amazon? I've never bought anything used there before.

Il Duce August 31, 2009 04:35 PM

I bought valkyria chronicles from amazon.ca

element291 August 31, 2009 04:41 PM

Totally unrelated to post, but jesus Il Duce, what kind of rogers plan are you on to get speeds that low?

Thund3rball August 31, 2009 05:32 PM

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.
Future Shop

vulcan500rider August 31, 2009 06:46 PM

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.

Thund3rball August 31, 2009 09:02 PM

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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Originally Posted by vulcan500rider (Post 248384)
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.

lcdguy September 1, 2009 10:09 AM

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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