What's the best place to sell video games?

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  1. Seliph
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    What the title says. I'm trying to build a pc but I need 676 dollars for it and I don't have any money currently, from past experiences what would you say is the best place to sell video games? I've got a ton of Gamecube games that I think I could make a pretty hefty profit off of.
     
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    If you can, eBay and Craigslist are going to be the best. If you can't be bothered or can't use those sites for whatever reason, consider a GameXchange if you have one near you. They give the most in cash at a retail store from what I've seen.
     
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    I would do GameXchange but the nearest one is too far away, I think I'll just find a retro gamestore near me and see what I can get.
     
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    This may sound weird, but Amazon very rarely has really good prices on what they'll pay for a video game/ video game system. I sold my Hyrule edition new 3ds xl to Amazon trade in for more than what I originally payed for it brand new out of the box. Just go look them up real quick if you have the time, they won't give you squat for most but there might be a couple they'll give you a lot for.
     
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    Ebay/Craigslist is your best bet. Avoid any game shops that have trade-ins, they'll give you jack compared to what you'd get off of ebay/craigslist, fees included.
     
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    Yeah, I checked it out. At most I'll get 148 from my gamecube games and I tried to see if I could sell some PS2 games but they all sell for pretty much 1 dollar each.

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    The only problem is that I'm not sure how to price stuff on Ebay
     
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    Just search them up and compare prices with other buyers. Got Super Mario Sunshine? Sell it for between $30-$50.
     
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    I would say compare the prices in between various places such as eBay, amazon, Craigslist, GameStop, game xchange and maybe even some local stores to see where you can get the best price per each game. It'll take a bit of time but you'll probably get some extra money if you do it that way.

    Also with eBay, I'm pretty sure there's a filter to see how much previous things were sold for on there.
     
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    Yeah, I can do that. It'll be quite the ordeal to get all of my games on there and I'll need a bunch of boxes
     
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    Check out USPS's store, they have free boxes and envelopes that have flat-rate shipping prices. They'll deliver them to you with your normal mail, and you can get quite a bit for free.
     
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    the trading forum is good

    ebay, maybe amazon if you feel like cheating people, but never sell face to face or at a gamestop or such!
     
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    Update: Used the price checker and if I'm able to sell all of my games I can make 546.76 dollars which is pretty good
     
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    Now, take in consideration these things:

    If you sell a game for 50 bucks on ebay, ebay takes 10% of the sale + paypal takes another 4%, then you need to pay for the shipping.

    So on ebay, its always:

    profit = (Sale -14%) - shipping cost.
     
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    oh yeah
     
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    If you're patient enough and have less than 50 to sell Amazon prime is definitely the best way to go set prices add description mail to Amazon and wait for your money.
    The only thing is they'll take 3 weeks at least to pay you. It's usually quite a bit more money than anything else though.

    If you can't or don't want to use Amazon use eBay but make sure to buy shipping material in bulk before you list anything depending on what kind and how many you get envelopes on eBay go from ¢7 to ¢22 and boxes range from ¢25 to ¢75 if you wait til day of shipping you'll spend $1 to $2 per box and more in shipping due to excessive weight taking a large chunk of your profits.
     
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    It seems like you found your place to sell your gaems but in case you're still open for some suggestions, how about using gbatemp's trading area as an additional platform just to maximize your options? Who knows, maybe you can get better deals there for some gaems.
     
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    I'll see about that too