You probably don’t pay attention to how much money you spend on games each year, and if you are like me then I don’t blame you.
Its not easy when one of your favourite pass times is an expensive wallet churner.
I like to stop and take a look at the seeming gold mine of what could’ve been, if I hadn’t bought many of those games.
However, there is still some hope for your treasure of electronic dust and that’s with Amazon Trade In.
The Hidden Sell Button
Essentially Amazon allows you to trade in old electronics, games, music and movies in exchange for gift cards which can then be used to buy more items from the online mega store. (Please note this service is only available for Electronics & Books).
You may find that the page is quite hard to find (and yes I can place an easy navigation link) but for clarity’ sake when you first get onto the Amazon homepage, you will see a small white button labeled “Departments” in the top left of the page:
From there you can scroll to the bottom of the page where the “Electronics, Computers & Office” is found:
Follow the instructions and select the option that suits your selling needs: Cellphones, Tablets, Video Games/ Consoles, Books, Kindle Readers or Movies.
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Dust Into Gold
Depending on the item you are selling, Amazon will provide ‘Trade-In’ prices. These can vary based on the condition and prominent’s of your item.
For example if your game is of rarity or is low in stock as a result from consumer popularity you can see a higher price margin which could potentially land in your pocket. For example:
Have an obsolete Apple IPad Generation 1? you can receive $7.50 for trading it in and spend it on some cheap earbuds…
Microsoft Surface Pro’s on the other hand can be traded-in for around $700, just to put things into perspective.
I personally have 60 Xbox 360 games which I do not play anymore, they averaged around $5 each. I’ve already traded in a couple but if I were to sell them all, I would make $300 which isn’t bad considering 4 + year old games.
Amazon prices are quite fair for a retailer. Most Gamestops or EB Games from my experience would give a few dollars for 20 or 30 games, which feels like a serious rip-off in my opinion.
Free To Ship Them Away
Once you specified which item you would like to sell, you simply fill in your return shipping address in case something happens to the item.
Print out the shipping label and take it to your local post-office free of charge.
It’s that simple! from there the item is out of your hands and you can enjoy getting paid for your used items.
Hoarder Life Free
Take your earnings and reinvest it into that new shiny IPhone or Laptop you’ve always wanted.
You can thank me later but for now I leave you with Retro Pokemon Trap Music…
Have a great day guys and take care!