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Do you buy used games?

Discussion in 'Other Video Game Discussion' started by Sham, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Sham

    Sham Aang could never

    The last used game I bought was Let’s Go Eevee and tbh it was only about a 5 dollar difference but other than that I don’t really buy used games since I mostly buy them when they’re new (just released). What are you guys thoughts?
  2. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Don't mess with the bull. You'll get the horns. Staff Member Moderator

    Yep. A lot of games I have are used. Some are new though. So it's a mix. Depending on the cost, how much I want a game, etc. If it's a game I love like Pokemon, I tend to get it new, but if it's one I can wait on getting, I get it used.
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  3. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I usually buy my games used, as they're often cheaper than buying new. I usually wait for some time for the price to drop - I got Sun about a month after it was released.
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  4. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Yes but mostly for the 3DS.
  5. Platina2000

    Platina2000 Well-Known Member

    Yes, definitely! I've bought a couple used Switch games from GameStop several months ago, and the rest of the retro games, I have no choice but to buy used as it's cheaper. Vintage Stock is my go-to place for used games!
  6. Auraninja

    Auraninja Gre-nin-ja!

    Yes, though this is mostly for games that have already came out some years ago, and it's especially true for retro games.
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  7. Sceptrigon

    Sceptrigon Armored Guardian

    I’ve bought used games mainly because I missed out on getting them when they first released and became interested in them later on. The ones I’ve gotten over the last couple of years were:

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
    Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World
    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
    Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

    I got Woolly World last month, and I was surprised how new copies of it were basically non-existent in stores now (it didn’t release too long ago, I thought.) Although Apollo Justice was already available digitally for 3DS, I had wanted to have at least one physical version of a game in the Ace Attorney series. And I had gotten PMD: Blue because it was the only PMD game that was missing in the collection at home.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
  8. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Nintendo games mostly, yes.
    Cause I can pretty much get everything else cheaper digitally, and not have to worry about 'Oh no, what if it's scratched?" Or the disc looks fine in the store but soon as I get home, I notice there's some scratches all over it causing me to go back just to get a refund or swap it for a different copy
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  9. damiendada

    damiendada New Member

    It depends on the games but it happens to me to buy used games
  10. Pyrax

    Pyrax The Ghost of Tsushima

    Only because they're either cheaper (i.e. £40 vs £28), or only available preowned. Thankfully I've never had to deal with scratched disks or fake cartridges, just codes that were already fulfilled >>
  11. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I will buy used games when the game im looking for came out years ago and if there is a major price drop for the used version.Though I make sure theres a warrenty or 7 day money back guarentee
  12. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy type Trainer

    If I find a used game I'm interested in, I'll buy it. It's mostly for games that I didn't feel like paying full price for when they originally came out.
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  13. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Sometimes I see a used game the same price as a new game and wonder who the hells idea that was
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  14. Opassa

    Opassa Tunne susi rakasta

    not as often as i used to, though i've enjoyed picking up random SNES games lately

    still contributing to the N64 collection on occasion too
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  15. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    I only buy used games from friends, not online or at game shops because I don't trust those places to offer good deals.
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  16. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    I usually buy Pokémon games used in hopes of finding gems. Sometimes just to see what the last player had or was doing. Recently bought Pearl and Diamond for the price of one.

    Besides that I usually go digital for reasons mentioned above. The last game I bought used was GotY Oblivion and whilst moving I wound up misplacing the DLC disc; the regular is forever in my Xbox just due to it being one if not the only disc games I have for the system.
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  17. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I only buy used copies of old GBA and DS titles. Lately I've taken to browsing eBay for used copies of the Mario GBA games since I lost my entire collection a few months ago when I moved.
  18. Chaos Emperor

    Chaos Emperor ................

    Depends. If it’s a non Nintendo game then yes I buy used as I know the price will drop (sometimes dramatically like from $60 to $5) after like 3 months. With Nintendo games usually I don’t cause their games rarely drop in price, even when labels used. Heck in the case of Wii U I expect the price to actually go UP cause of how few were sold.
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  19. RetroPokeFan

    RetroPokeFan Well-Known Member

    Plenty by the bucket-loads whether it be though eBay, CEX, Cash Generator or Cash Generator/trade like shops (you can feel the Britishness ooze here folks).

    I'm willing to bet that besides most newer games and a copy of Worms World Party I have on the Sega Dreamcast which is sealed and came all the way from Italy, most of my games I have are all used copies.
  20. pokedigijedi

    pokedigijedi Saiyan Jedi

    Yep, admittedly most of them are retro games/gamea from discontinued consoles but yes I do buy used games.

    Although I am kind of picky, I only buy games that look interesting to me and even then only after I do research on them to make sure they're worth getting.
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