Finding cheap PS3 games for sale seems to be as elusive as spotting the Loch Ness Monster, but it doesn't have to be! Sony continues to keep pressure on XBox 360 with its Playstation 3 gaming console, but the consumer is feeling the pressure in the wallet, too. If a consumer is patient there are cheap PS3 games for sale out there and it really pays if you know where to look.
Hot titles for the Playstation 3 will easily set a gamer back $40 to $50 and more new off the shelf. Just as a car depreciates in value the minute it is driven off the lot, so do these video games. The best way to score a deal on a great game like Madden NFL 11, Red Dead Redemption or Call of Duty: Black Ops is to show patience. Yes, bragging rights is cool and being the first on the block with the new game is practically a teen rite-of-passage. Smart teens and adults will buy cheap and have more money left over for more games. Below are some of the best places to find cheap PS3 games for sale for those willing to spend some time looking.
College bulletin boards and campus chat rooms
If you live in a college town, many students find themselves short on cash for books, beer or babes. The great games they just got for Christmas or their birthday suddenly don't seem so great anymore. Watch out for ads on bulletin boards especially in laundromats near campus. Better yet, place your own flyers around a few hot spots and list the games you need and what you will pay. Don't forget to include some tear off tags with contact information. You might be amazed at how well this works.
Stores that specialize in buying used games do have cheap PS3 games for sale if you can get there first. Many of these stores hold games or the flunkies that work there keep games under the counter for friends or relatives. The freshest titles are hard to find. With this in mind, consider pawn shops. Many people pawn new consoles and games and then can't get them out of hock. The pawn shop doesn't want the game, they want money! This is a great way to score some cheap video games. If you get in friendly with the owner, he may even call you first.
The ubiquitious craigslist does usually have cheap Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation games for sale, but it gets hit quick. Wading through spam and dubious ads only can add to the frustration. The best thing to do may be to run your own ad.
In a down economy, people will sacrifice some great things at yardsales. Read the ads in the paper and check the classifieds for tag sales on craigslist, too. It can be hit or miss, but there are many people that have found cheap PS3 games for sale at a local sale. This is especially true during the month right before back-to-school when funds may be tight or at the end of the month.
Yes, there are always thousands and thousands of Playstation games and consoles for sale on eBay. The trick is to either look for the cheap Buy It Nows the minute they hit the site or search for traditional auctions that end at unusual times. Sometimes East and West Coast buyers list things at times that end horribly. During the week, these late night hours can be golden for picking off some choice games.
This is most obvious, but stores will run some crazy sales on games once in a while usually in conjuction with a Labor Day Sale or Back To School Sale. The time AFTER Christmas is always a great time to search out games, too. Many retailers may slump this holiday season so look for game prices to be slashed after Christmas as they try to make up for low holiday sales.
Online Rental Places
Many of the top online video game rental stores like Gamefly routinely sell off merchandise. There can be some real bargains to be had. Again, look often and be patient.
Like most things in life, patience will pay off. It can be difficult to listen to all the blowhards bragging about beating a game. Tough. Learn to turn a deaf ear and wait your opportunity to strike. You will find cheap PS3 games for sale using one or more of these methods. Get in a set routine of looking at ads, posting ads, checking sales and checking local pawn shops and flea markets. There are better things to do with your money than paying full retail for a Playstation game. Practice looking for cheap Playstation 3 games for sale as often as you play and you will be the real winner!