Much like Smartphones and laptops, video games get better with each passing year. New games, with improved graphics, more complex storylines and more interesting characters are released all the time. Whilst this is great news for those who love to play the latest games, it also means that video game fanatics tend to build up substantial collections, which they simply don’t play anymore. Once they reach the highest level in a particular game, most people then go out and buy another one, leaving their old games thrown inside a drawer.

However, what they don’t realize is that there is actually quite a lot of money which can be made by selling these games. Moreover, getting rid of these unwanted games is also a great way to de-clutter the house.

Auction sites

One option for selling video games is to list them on an auction site like eBay. This is a relatively simple process, but you do need to set up an account. You can list the game at a fixed price, or at a lower bidding price. There is no guarantee that the item will sell though and of course, if you opt for the latter, it could sell for quite a low price. If you want to get your listing noticed you will need to spend some time taking clear, high quality photographs of your games and writing up an ad, which explains the condition and quality of the items you are selling.

Newspaper ad

Another option is to place a free advertisement in either a local newspaper, or in one of the free ad sites online. This is a quick and easy way to get rid of a large game collection, but you may not get the market value if you go for this method. Moreover, because there are so many other advertisements, yours may get lost amongst the many other listings. If using an online site, you may also want to add in some photographs, as this will increase the chances of a potential buyer spotting your advertisement.

Trade-in sites

If neither of these choices appeal to you, you can opt to sell your games online via a trade-in site. There are many different sites that offer this service and the process is quite simple and quick. To do this, you’ll need to visit one of these websites and type in the barcode of each of the games that you want to sell. You will then be given an instant price. Some sites also provide users with the option to scan the barcode using their Smartphone or their webcam. After this, you post off the item to them and they send you your payment by bank transfer or cheque. It is important to note that some sites pay you only after you have reached the minimum payout amount (this varies, but is often around ten pounds). As such, it is important to read the terms and conditions before you agree to trade in your games to a particular site.

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