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What Can You Do With Your Old Video Games?

Here’s the thing. Unless you are a cult collector, at some point in your life you must have thought about getting rid of your old games. Whether you are running out of closet or shelf space, getting ready to relocate, know you’re not going to play these basic games anymore or want to embrace the world of digital game libraries, there are many avenues available to part with a portion of your old video games.

Use Amazon For Hassle Free Selling

Amazon Marketplace is hands down the most convenient way to signup, list your products and earn. You have the smashing advantage of listing your products next to those of Amazon’s product for the same item, brand new. It naturally increases the eyeballs directed towards your listing when people are browsing for a game of the same ilk.

Also, if you do not want to experience the fuss of selling your game to an individual, you can simply just swap in the game through Amazon’s trade-in program to get credit towards the product you want to buy now or later.

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However, it is pertinent to mention that taking this route will vary the amount of money you will eventually get as the demand and market reputation of the game you are selling will be weighed against the price you will get. If you are trying to barter a game that was not rated high, you will not get as much as you may anticipate. Nonetheless, it is easy and still better than nothing.

Before enlisting your old games on Amazon, check their value. You never know, you may have an extremely rare game in your collection that could be worth thousands! If you don’t know which games are goldmines, do some research into how much old games are worth and which are the most valuable, and see if any of yours are listed! 

Eliminate The Middle Man

If you do not need to unload your old video games straight away and are willing to invest a bit more effort into the process, becoming a seller yourself often gets a higher price than mainstream platforms.

Despite being super convenient and credible, digital platforms like Amazon and eBay set the price for you, instead of it being the other way around. Therefore, skip them and embrace Facebook where you can join a local sell, buy or trade group. It is pertinent to mention that such groups have become a kind of craigslist for the social media times.

The best part of this process is that provided the local nature of each of these groups, you can chat on Facebook, negotiate the price and meet up in person to exchange the goods. Also, you do not have to go through as many steps as it would take to list products on Amazon let alone eBay, which is more detailed-oriented.

Donate

Let’s say the games you have are plain old with little to no monetary value to even the craziest of collectors going around (of course, you know this because you tried selling them online). In such a scenario, it is better to donate them instead of just dumping them back onto your shelf or throwing them away at the tip.

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Therefore, if your consoles, games, and accessories are in functioning order, try donating them to your local charity shop. There is also an increasing number of gaming-focused charities providing games and consoles to communities and hospitals.

Recycling

Your easiest option to get rid of the space-hogging video games is just to throw them away. However, that is also an easy way to irritate your creator by polluting the environment. If you have decided that space is all you need then check for certified companies online with the approved standard for recycling electronic products. You can also check to see if there is a recycling location nearby that follows industry-approved guidelines.

Notwithstanding above, the most feasible way to recycle old video games is to ship them back to Nintendo. The company allows consumers to send their old games, consoles, and accessories for free recycling. Also, they are even kind enough to recycle their rivals’ products.

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Carl Petoskey

Carl Petoskey is an accomplished writer with years of experience covering the tech industry. When he's not writing you can find him covering companies like Comcast Business Class.

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