If you’re a typical gamer, chances are there’s some unclaimed money sitting right in front of you. Those old games you never play anymore can be turned into cash – or credit – towards the new games you want to play. Most gamers know this, but some don’t like the hassle of using eBay, the low prices offered at Gamestop, or the inconsistency of Craigslist. You can also use Amazon.com or any number of stores such as Best Buy or Toys ‘r Us. But there are other simpler, more efficient ways.
Here are three of our favorite sites for selling used video games.
Using glyde.com is about as easy as it gets. You type in the name of the game you want to sell and it pops up. No UPC codes to enter or forms to fill out. Then you rate your game’s condition – new, excellent, good or disc only. Then you’re done. The site tells you what your game is selling for at that time and will send you a notice if the price drops. When your game sells, Glyde sends a mailer to your house. Stick your game in there and drop it in the mailbox. That’s it. When the buyer receives your game and approves its condition, you get paid. You can transfer the money into your bank account, have them mail you a check or use it to buy games, movies, tablets and phones from their site.
This site is endearing in that its logo looks like an NEC controller and the site itself is no-frills and easy to use. Unlike other sites their collection reaches back to the Super Nintendo, so go looking through your closet to see if you’ve got any cartridges gathering dust.
They pay nicely for used games and offer a fast turn around. You select the game you want to sell and immediately see what they’re offering for it. You get paid by your choice of PayPal or cashier’s check once the transaction is complete.
SellUsedGames promotes itself as a trustworthy, transparent game service. Their motto is “No waiting. No Fees. No risk.” That about sums it up.
This is another convenient and trustworthy place for selling video games online. Gamerevive.com offers instant price quotes, free shipping and a live customer service team you can talk to directly. You enter the game you want to sell and get an instant quote. Then you print a free shipping label from your computer and they pay you by either PayPal or check within three days of receiving your game.