Buying and selling video games can be a tedious process. You have to call all of the local video game stores to see who has the best prices, and you also have to factor in how close you live to the stores.
Here’s a guide to five popular gaming stores in the GTA (Grand Theft Auto). I asked these five stores how much they charged for a NEW Mario Party 5 F95ZONE game, and a USED Mario Party 5 game; and how much they would pay me if I traded in my USED Animal Crossing game.
Let us start with Gamerama, a brightly colored store with two video arcade games, and a display cabinet full of used games for cheap prices. The cost for a new Mario Party 5 is $68.99, and a massive $44.99 for a used copy. They would pay me $12 if I trade in a used game.
Although the prices are a tad high, the people at Gamerama are very generous. They buy almost any kind of old video games, and they repair numerous video game problems such as scratches for only $5 or $6. They are knowledgeable, and they can answer a lot of questions. Gamerama is the place to go if you have questions!
EB Games is a game franchise store like Toys R Us, so they don’t really give out any discounts. They charge $70 for a new Mario Party 5, and they will buy a used Animal Crossing for $15. Surprisingly, though, they have never had a used Mario Party 5 brought in before. I didn’t discover EB Games until after I discovered these other gaming stores.
They carry a large stock of used games, not necessarily at a bargain deal. But you always want to shop at a place with lots of variety in used and new games like EB Games. Now we come to Gamers World, a fair-sized video game store on Avenue Road. They do sell Mario Party games, and you can rent them from there – expensively. A new Mario Party 5 costs $70, a used one is $40, and they will buy a used Animal Crossing for a disastrous $8 to $10. They repair scratches for $9, compared to $5 or $6 from Gamerama!
Whether you are buying, selling, or trading in games, Gamers World is a great place, although it should not be at the top of your list of video gaming shops to interact with! It seems like the people at Video Game Traders do not like to talk on the phone! Why? Don’t ask me. It costs $70 for a new Mario Party, and they have never had a used one in. They buy a used Animal Crossing for a hefty $15. I find that sometimes, not always, VGT charges an outrageous amounts on games. However, they can also have outrageous prices on your behalf.
I recently traded in two used games in the original box, and I got $15 for each of the two games, which I found was a bit too high. If you are ever in or near Lawrence Square, you definitely need to check out Video Game Traders!