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Topic: Should I trade in my completed games for cash?

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Mabbit

1. Posted:

I'm pretty low on cash right now, and I want some cash for November releases so i was wondering if i should trade in games that i have completed to get extra money. Do any of you do this? and if so, what are the pros and cons?

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RandomWiiPlayer

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It depends on what games. List please.

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liammiller18

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Only trade in a game you know you will never play again, but I'd recommend you just keep them.

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chadthegamer

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I don't trade in a lot of games. It all depends on what game your trading in really. I usually play my completed games over again when I'm bored, but I won't touch a completed game I didn't like.
Pros: Cash and shelf-space
Cons: If it's a good and/or old game, you'll most likely never get the chance to play it again
My advice: If you have a game that you didn't like, I say trade it in, but only if your certain you're not going to play it again.

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Mabbit

5. Posted:

@randomwiiplayer
Many gamecube games. the first ones that come to mind are:
Advance wars 2: black hole rising special edition (GBA)
Sonic riders (gamecube)
Pokemon Colleseum (gaemcube)
Super smash bros melee (gamecube)
harvest moon magical melody (gamecube)
Rayman arena (PS2)
cooking mama (wii)
Yoshi topsy turvy (gba)
pokemon gold (gbc)
spyro season of flames (GBA)
pokemon rander (DS)

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RandomWiiPlayer

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briunj04 wrote:

@randomwiiplayer
Many gamecube games. the first ones that come to mind are:
Advance wars 2: black hole rising special edition (GBA)never played it, go for it
Sonic riders (gamecube)Yes
Pokemon Colleseum (gaemcube)Yes
Super smash bros melee (gamecube)No, are you crazy?!?!
harvest moon magical melody (gamecube)Yes
Rayman arena (PS2)Yes
cooking mama (wii)Yes
Yoshi topsy turvy (gba)Yes
pokemon gold (gbc)Hell NO!
spyro season of flames (GBA)Yes
pokemon rander (DS)Hell yes

There.

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Adam

7. Posted:

It does indeed depend on the games. Some games are replayable, some ain't. Only you can draw that line for yourself though, not me, RWP, or anyone else.

If you don't see yourself playing a game again any time within the next couple years, you have to ask yourself if you'd rather have a useless trophy of a game to look at on your shelf or a new game to play. Most games go down in price dramatically two or three years after release, so if you ever do want a game again, you can possibly end up buying it for as much as you sold it for, which I've done before.

If you do sell some games, Ebay is usually your best bet, but Gamestop isn't always a complete ripoff if you want to trade in for store credit, especially if it is toward a preorder.

Also, if you know you're going to be strapped for cash in the future, consider renting or borrowing a game you doubt will last you particularly long. In high school my friends and I would hardly ever buy the same games, just rotate games around constantly. Nowadays that's not practical for me, but renting is a suitable enough alternative on the rare occasion that Blockbuster gets a game I'm interested in.

EDIT: Just saw your list. I'd definitely trade in any games, including Smash, that you have a sequel for. Also, if you'd be interested in trading Advance Wars 2, I have Knights in Nightmare and Contact for DS, either of which I'd be willing to swap for AW2.

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Machu

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@briunj04: Don't get cash whatever you do, you will get next to nowt. Trade stuff in and get a credit note if they allow that, if not just wait till the game you want appears, then stumble into the gameshop with a pile of games. Credit note is best, then you can trade 'em now, before they lose any more value.

And yeah, renting is a good suggestion. But try one of the online rental services that let you keep the game till you're done, once you are, send it back and await it's replacement (from a wishlist you have previously selected).

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Brer

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Machu wrote:

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And yeah, renting is a good suggestion. But try one of the online rental services that let you keep the game till you're done, once you are, send it back and await it's replacement (from a wishlist you have previously selected).

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Ramandus

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I say no on the Smash Bros Melee.

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Reala

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I used to trade, but its such a rip off, plus you can give away some great games for something that ends up not as good, just because your bored with it now doesn't mean you should get rid of it.

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LEGEND_MARIOID

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Depends on their replay value. Personally, I try to trade in as many completed games as possible for economic reasons and to fund future purchases. Games like Wario Land Shake have too much replay value for the entire family to be traded in. As do games like New Super Mario DS and Yoshi Island DS etc etc.

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LEGEND_MARIOID

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briunj04 wrote:

@randomwiiplayer
Many gamecube games. the first ones that come to mind are:
Advance wars 2: black hole rising special edition (GBA)
Sonic riders (gamecube)
Pokemon Colleseum (gaemcube)
Super smash bros melee (gamecube)
harvest moon magical melody (gamecube)
Rayman arena (PS2)
cooking mama (wii)
Yoshi topsy turvy (gba)
pokemon gold (gbc)
spyro season of flames (GBA)
pokemon rander (DS)

Yes, I think you should.

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Sean_Aaron

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Definitely think about replay; nothing is worse than selling a game and then thinking fondly on it later. Also worthy of note is that not all games have good trade in value: if the game is more than a few weeks old you'll probably end up with less depending on the print run/popularity of it. Amazon Marketplace is a good idea since you can set the price and just leave the listings up for months.

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Digiki

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weirdadam wrote:

EDIT: Just saw your list. I'd definitely trade in any games, including Smash, that you have a sequel for. Also, if you'd be interested in trading Advance Wars 2, I have Knights in Nightmare and Contact for DS, either of which I'd be willing to swap for AW2.

I wanted to suggest that, but AW2 is the only game I'd want from that list...

...Although KitN and Contact would both interest me :winky:

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