After months, sometimes years of dedication and perseverance, you have finally completed your favourite video game. That 100% mark that has been eluding you for so long has at last been reached. Next will come the decision of whether to keep the game for a future rematch or make room in your collection for the next gaming challenge. Luckily, if you do decide on the latter option, there are now a number of ways in which you can get rid of your old games and possibly make a little money on them too.
Keep Amongst Friends
It is probably a given that if you are a big fan of console games, many of your friends will be too. Many long discussions can be had amongst friends on subjects such as ‘the best games you have ever played’ or ‘how to get past the boss on level twenty-six.’ This shared love of gaming is a huge bonus if you decide to sell one of your old games to a friend. Be aware though, you may feel a little awkward asking a friend too high an asking price.
Boot Sales and Online Auctions
The major advantage with selling your game on an online auction site is the huge potential market open to you. Conversely, there is sure to be a large amount of other sellers offering exactly the same game as you and this then becomes a matter of deciding whether to sacrifice any chance of a decent profit in order to get rid of your game. Boot sales are notorious for attracting many customers who are looking to pay next to nothing for most things, so don’t expect to make too much money on your games at one of these.
Sell Online to a Reputable Dealer
A guaranteed way to get rid of your used Xbox games is to sell directly to dealers and retail companies online. You will be offered a fixed price on your game and often the price of posting it is covered too. The prices offered will vary from company to company, so a little research beforehand is advisable. It is also worth checking out the reviews of previous customers who have sold their games this way just to be sure the company you are dealing with is reputable.
The continued popularity of both the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 mean that the market for used game titles is vast. This ensures that, today, it is easier than ever to sell your old games in order to take on the new challenge of one of the latest exciting releases.
Julian Hall is a video gamer of many years’ experience. He has written on this subject for a wide range of websites, blogs and printed publications. The Xbox remains one of his favourite consoles and he believes it is a testament to the machine’s enduring appeal that there is still a huge market in which to get rid of your used Xbox games when you have completed them.