As most of you know Amazon now offers a video game trade in service. So I decided to give it a try so that all of you could have an idea of exactly how it works.
Sending off the games was really easy. After I decided which games I could part with, the rest of the process was simple. First I had to go on Amazon and select the games I was trading in, which worked much like searching for games to buy. I just searched for the games I was going to trade in, and added them to my trade-in cart. After I had selected all the games I was trading in I confirmed, printed out my FREE shipping label, threw my games in a box and took it over to the UPS store.
From this point on there was a lot of waiting. And there was more waiting, did I mention the waiting. First I anxiously waited for Amazon to receive my package, then I had to wait for them to process my games and makes sure that they would accept them all. Once they had accepted my games my funds were added to my account as a gift card, and I could buy ANYTHING I wanted, from any of their departments with this money. At this point I picked out a game I wanted, only to realize that it was backordered 2 months, luckily it was really easy to cancel that order and get it from a different vendor. Once my game was ordered, I had to WAIT some more while they processed my order, and shipped the game. My game finally arrived at my doorstep over a week after I sent in my games on that fateful day.
The bottom line really is that Amazon gives you pretty good prices, and your can use your money for anything you want, BUT you need to have a lot of patience, it is definitely not instant gratification. Oh, did I mention that at least you won’t have to go into game-stop this way! I will definitely be giving this trade in method another go.
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