Buying and selling video games can be a tedious process. You have to call all the local video game stores to see who has the best prices, and you also need to consider how close you live to the stores.
Here’s a guide to five popular game stores in GTA (Grand Theft Auto). I asked these five stores how much they charge for a NEW Mario Party 5 game and a USED Mario Party 5 game; and how much would I get paid if I changed my USED Animal Crossing game.
Let’s start with Gamerama, a brightly colored store with two video games and a display case full of inexpensive used games. The cost of a new Mario Party 5 is $ 68.99 and a whopping $ 44.99 for a used copy. They would pay me $ 12 if I trade a used game.
Although the prices are a bit high, the people at Gamerama are very generous. They buy almost any type of old video game and repair numerous video game problems, such as scratches, for just $ 5 or $ 6. They are knowledgeable and can answer a lot of questions. Gamerama is the place to go if you have questions!
EB Games is a game franchise store like Toys R Us, so they don’t really offer any discounts. They charge $ 70 for a new Mario Party 5, and they’ll buy a used Animal Crossing for $ 15. Surprisingly though, they’ve never brought a used Mario Party 5 before. I didn’t discover EB Games until I discovered these other game stores.
They carry a large stock of used games, not necessarily at a bargain price. But you will always want to shop at a place with a lot of variety of new and used games like EB Games. Now we come to Gamers World, a reasonably-sized video game store on Avenue Road. They sell Mario Party games, and you can rent them from there, expensive. A new Mario Party 5 costs $ 70, a used one costs $ 40, and they’ll buy a used Animal Crossing for a disastrous $ 8 to $ 10. They repair scratches for $ 9, compared to $ 5 or $ 6 from Gamerama!
Whether you’re buying, selling, or trading games, Gamers World is a great place, although it shouldn’t be at the top of your list of video game stores to interact with! It seems that the folks at Video Game Traders don’t like talking on the phone! Why? Do not ask me. It costs $ 70 for a new Mario Party, and they have never had a used one. They buy a used Animal Crossing for $ 15. I find that sometimes, not always, VGT charges outrageous amounts for games. However, they can also have outrageous prices in their name.
I recently traded in two used games in the original box and got $ 15 for each of the two sets, which seemed a bit too high to me. If you are ever in or near Lawrence Square, you should definitely visit Video Game Traders!
Finally we come to VGP, or Video Games Plus. VGP is by far the best GTA video game store! They have their own website (http://www.vgp.ca) and often put games for sale on it. $ 65 for a new Mario Party 5, $ 35 for a used one, and they pay $ 15 if you sell them a used Animal Crossing.