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Finding Deals on Video Games and Systems - where to look

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

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Everyone loves video gaming don't they? Well a good majority anyway, but being able to afford adding on or replacing video games and systems or hardware is not always an easy task – especially with game-makers coming out with new systems all the time, unless you know where to look. So let's find out where to go and look to find the best prices on video games and systems.

Local Classifieds are a great place to start. Pick up your Sunday newspaper and browse the items for sale section or yard sales in your area that advertise video games or systems for sale. Also, do not forget to check your local online classifieds such as Craigslist.org for a good deal.

You can also place your own wanted ad laying out what kind of deals on video games and systems that you are looking for specifically. Then you can leave initiating contact up to those who are already aware of what you are looking for and you are more likely to actually end up running across exactly what you want.

*Note if purchasing a used game or system through a classified ad make sure to always ask to hook it up or try it out before passing on the money and taking it home to ensure it is in proper working order. You do not want any surprises when you get it home and go to set it up.

eBay is another great place to find new and previously owned game systems and games at a discount. Often you can find great deals on video games and systems from trusted sellers on eBay who have actually online stores that cater to gaming lovers. And with the auction option you just might find you are paying pennies on the dollar. – I like to click on ending soonest to really cash in on so great deals going fast.

Used Games and System resellers are another great place to check and in reality often one of the best options available. Stores such as GameStop or EBGames offer discounts and deals on new and used video games and game systems. They also allow you to trade in those old games that you have already beat and have now become bored with and your trade ins can then be put toward the purchase price of another new or used game(as), system or accessories.

Ask friends and family if they have any old games that they would like to trade straight across for. There is no better deal than one that does not involve the exchange of money. This is one of those ideas that is often overlooked but consider the fact that most people lose interest in a game after they've mastered it - making them a lot more likely to be interested in a trade. This could be a win win situation for all involved and perhaps the best deal on video games and systems you could find.

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Dec 9, 2009 2:23pm
Good ideas. You need to be careful with car boot type sales though as many copies are counterfeit
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