Have you sold any of your games?

I'm very attached to my collections, but I already had to get rid of some games (but only on special occasions).

The reason? Well... "Basically" to be able to raise money and be able to buy new games, haha! This was at that time I had not worked and depended on my parents to feed my "addiction", haha!
 
Nope. Haven't tried it but I want to. The reason i cant sell it is that i used my main account in all of my games, and my main account have important things linked to it. It's kind of sad though.
 

egghead

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I have never sold any of my games, however, I have made money by renting my games. Since I love playing games that I have purchased, I have never considered selling my games.
 

Jelineex

Member
I have not sold any games since I don't buy any games. I download free games or play on my friends facilities. It would be a nice idea to sell your collection but sometimes only a few will buy it. Since most of the users are into new releases. However, you might consider it for rental just like @egghead idea for a favorable fee. So, other people can use it or try your old collection games.
 

phanuruch

Member
I am yet to sell any of my games as I feel too attached to them. Selling them is like selling household pieces that have served me for years. As a result, I am keeping all of them around. Occasionally, I turn around and give them a good play just to remind them that they mean a lot to me.
 

dzonyfox2

Member
I have never sold any of my games and I never will. I didn't buy them to profit from them, I bought them to enjoy playing them and to enjoy keeping them in my collection of games.
 

Bravosi

Member
I think I did quite a few times. We used to barter videogames back in childhood as if it was some currency. :)
 

Ash

Member
I have never sold my games and I can't see myself ever selling any of my games. But it's not because I like them and want to keep them. With a lot of games, after I get bored of them or don't want to play them, the resale value just isn't worth it really. For example, I wanted to get rid of Far Cry 5 because I hated the game. But I would be getting around £7 for it. Is it really worth selling it when I bought it for around £40? I might as well just keep it and give it to someone for free.
 

Lizardbro

Member
I actually sold a bunch of my old PS2 games and gamecube games in the past, only got around $25 for over a dozen of them.
 

Bergstein

Member
Yes, I have sold a lot of old games. If I haven't played a game for a long time, (like months or even years), then I try to sell them online. Sometimes it takes a while to sell, but generally I have good luck selling them. Then I use the money to put toward new games, and so I feel less guilty when I make that purchase. ;) I have given away a lot of games as well to second hand stores, the ones that I feel are too outdated to sell. I only hope that they ended up being played and adored by others, as they once did for me.
 

egghead

Member
I have never sold any of my games and I never will. I didn't buy them to profit from them, I bought them to enjoy playing them and to enjoy keeping them in my collection of games.
That's what I believe. We buy games for enjoyment and as long as we are enjoying the game why should be barter for money. However, I think renting your game once in a while and recovering the investment on your game can be a good strategy to earn money so that you can buy another game.
 

Heatman

Member
I have never sold any of my games, however, I have made money by renting my games. Since I love playing games that I have purchased, I have never considered selling my games.
I did this on more than one occasion during my college years in the school. I had to rent out my Playstation 1 several times for a few bucks especially to some good friends of mine.
 

Anachiwo

Member
No, I haven't sold any of the games I used to play or have yet. I'm not sure if I'm going to do that although I have seen lots use games being sold on ebay but I'm never going to join such band of old game sellers. I still go back to my old games whenever I feel like getting some old memories back.
 

egghead

Member
I did this on more than one occasion during my college years in the school. I had to rent out my Playstation 1 several times for a few bucks especially to some good friends of mine.
I used to rent games so that I could make some money to buy another game. Since I am also a game collector, I do not sell my games.
 

Anachiwo

Member
I used to rent games so that I could make some money to buy another game. Since I am also a game collector, I do not sell my games.
It's one of the good ways of making money as gamer. If you have assorted games, it's best to make the most of them by renting them out, make more money and buy more games to rent as well again. This is a good strategy.
 

Heatman

Member
It's one of the good ways of making money as gamer. If you have assorted games, it's best to make the most of them by renting them out, make more money and buy more games to rent as well again. This is a good strategy.
I haven't tried it yet but it looks like it's a good idea just like you have mentioned that it's a good making money strategy when it comes to gaming. So, I'm most likely going to be copying it.
 
Yes, I have when I sold my Xbox 360. A retailer known as CeX or alternatively known as WeBuy is where I sold the games. Video games aren't worth much second hand and only got a few pennies, if that.
 

Nova

Member
I think at some point I may have to consider selling some of the games. Because of the way things are going out and around. It'd be not so worth the keeping physical media in near future. Everything going digital will destroy that market for sure.
 

Jerlene

Member
I've sold all of my games. I buy and sell them for a living. I get sick of games pretty quickly anyway so there's no emotional attachment to any of them. My brother recently game me his entire collection, which was made up of hundreds of different games, and now I have to go and sell those. I only sold about fifty from his collection so far.
 

marteebe

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I've sold a lot of games recently, dating back to XBOX Classic games really. I'm in the process of moving house so any space I can gain counts (and of course, getting some extra money in my pocket is always a joy to behold) but I'm not doing anything 'special' with the games as I'm just popping them into my local used games/DVD store but hey, every little helps and I hope someone else gets to enjoy the games I've had!
 

zoldos

Member
Used to trade games in when finished with, mainly buy digital these day so makes it a bit harder.
It's almost impossible to sell a digital game unless you have an unused CD key. A lot of sites sell those tho at considerable discount. I got COD Black Ops 4, just a key, for $22, and redeemed it with Blizzard without issue.
 

jayc2019

Member
I have a ton of games from the ps2, ps3, xbox360 and some on the ps4, I do think about selling them but prob not worth a lot tying to sell individually, maybe a job lot but i think if i do will try and sell at my local cex store.
 
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zoldos

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What is a "cex store"? Check eBay, those PS4 games might go for good, and shipping would only be like $3 or so.
 

Ravenfreak

Member
When I was a kid, I traded in games towards other games. I've had to sell my Xbox One and Switch back in February before I got my new job because money was tight. I still need to replace my Switch I replaced my Xbox One already though.