16 Best Places to Sell Video Games


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The video game industry is worth over $150 billion. As someone who loves to play video games, I know how much it costs to buy new games. One way I make cash to pay for new games is to sell my video games that are no longer in use.

If you are like me, and have games that are collecting dust, brush them off and get ready to sell them online.

Where to Sell Your Video Games

We checked out some of the top places to sell video games and here is what we came up with.

1. SellCell

You can sell gaming consoles on SellCell and compare prices from up to 35 buyback vendors. It’s possible to compare prices using the condition of your device.

Most vendors offer free shipping and guarantee the price for up to 14 days. You can expect quick payment after your console arrives and you can get free return shipping if the vendors final inspection offer is less than you desire.

These gaming consoles on SellCell can make the most money:

  • Xbox (X, S and One)
  • Playstation (PS5, PS4 and PS3)
  • Nintendo (3DS and 2DS)
  • Nintendo Switch

Older consoles can like Sony PS2 or a Nintendo DS Original can sell but may only earn a few dollars. Unfortunately, SellCell doesn’t buy video games or accessories.

It’s also possible to sell other tech gadgets like iPhones, tablets and wearables.

Trustpilot Score: 4.3 out of 5

2. Decluttr

A popular site that sells anything electronic is Decluttr. You can sell video games, game consoles, tech devices, CDs and DVDs.

It’s also possible to sell books and LEGOs on this site too.

Theoretically, Decluttr can be more efficient than having a yard sale or listing each item individually because they accept so many different items.

Decluttr only accepts games from the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo consoles.

Some of the most coveted Nintendo games are Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.

To start, enter the barcode from the video game case. Shipping is free and you can get paid by direct deposit, PayPal, or paper check. A free shipping label will be sent to you.

You only need to sell $5 of goods to get started and payment is sent the next business day after Decluttr receives your items.

Add coupon code CASH10 to your cart to get a 10% bonus for your old Phones, Consoles, iPads, MacBooks, DVDs, Books and more today.

Trustpilot Score: 4.5 out of 5

Read our Decluttr review to learn more.

3. Swappa

Wanna cut out the middle-man and sell your games directly to the buyer, then Swappa is a great choice.

Simply create an account and start selling. Enter the information about your game or console, upload a few pictures and choose a price. Swappa will even suggest pricing using similar items.

Once you have created an item to sell, the Swappa moderation team will approve. When approved, your item is added to the Swappa marketplace.

When items sell, you get paid via PayPal and don’t pay selling fees. The buyer pays the platform fees when they make a purchase.

It’s also possible to sell to local buyers in select cities if you live in a Swappa Local market. This option can boost your odds of selling your games and consoles quicker.

Swappa is very clear on not accepting junk. Every product has listing requirements and an approval process to ensure confident shopping.

Other items to sell on Swappa:

  • Retro Games
  • Cell phones
  • Consoles
  • Gaming accessories
  • Laptops and tablets

Trustpilot Score: 4.9 out of 5

4. Craigslist

Another option is to sell video games locally on Craigslist. This can be the most financially lucrative option because you get to keep all the profits.

That means no shipping costs and no “middle man” commissions.

Selling locally can require a larger time investment as you will have to respond to text messages, phone calls, and e-mails.

Plus, you will need to meet the potential buyer at a public place. To increase your exposure, you might also consider selling on a Craigslist alternative.

Trustpilot Score: 1.2 out of 5 (due to complaints about no-show buyers and sellers)

5. GameStop

Every avid gamer has at least visited a GameStop at least once in their gaming career. It is one of the most successful brick-and-mortar video game store franchises.

GameStop has a large presence in the gaming arena for in-person and online stores. This means you can sell or trade-in your games online or at the local GameStop store.

You can compare the buyback prices for store credit and cash payments online. You will need to take your items to a local store to receive payment.

If you trade your old video games in for store credit, you will receive a larger credit as GameStop offers up to a 60% credit on game trades.

You can also sell for cash or store credit:

  • Gaming consoles
  • Accessories
  • Tablets (like iPads)
  • Cell phones
  • Smartphone

You may also consider using GameStop to sell retro video games, consoles and accessories. But you will need to visit your local store to sell these classics.

In addition to selling games, GameStop buys back used phones.

Trustpilot Score: 2.3 out of 5 (due to customer service and complaints from buyers)

6. Amazon

Amazon allows you to trade-in your old video games or you can sell video games as a third-party listing. If you need the cash immediately, choose the trade-in option to get instant Amazon shopping credit.

You might be able to start a selling war by listing your price for less than the current sellers. No matter how high or low you price your product, you must wait for somebody to buy it.

Keep in mind that the Amazon trade-in program doesn’t always have the highest pay rate and selling your games can be more lucrative.

Trustpilot Score: 1.9 out of 5 (due to customer service complaints)

7. The Old School Game Vault

If you have classic games to sell, you might consider The Old School Game Vault. You can sell and buy retro and current titles here including your old consoles.

The Old School Game Vault will buy back many games, but, there are a few limitations. They will not buy any sports games that are more than a few years old.

There is also a $15 minimum order to make a sale and free shipping doesn’t kick in until you are selling at least $100 in games and consoles.

Payment options include:

Trustpilot Score: 4.8 out of 5

8. DK Oldies

DK Oldies is another place to sell your retro video games for many platforms.

Some of the participating consoles include:

  • Atari 2600
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Sega Genesis
  • Xbox 360

They do have a $20 minimum selling requirement to receive free shipping.

You can also get a 20% bonus when you exchange your games for store credit. Besides store credit, you can also be paid by PayPal or check.

There is a partial listing of games and systems that DK Oldies is currently paying the most money for. If a particular game isn’t on the list, you can e-mail or call DK Oldies to see what the possible purchase price can be.

Trustpilot Score: 3.9 out of 5

9. eBay

When you want to sell your collection to the highest bidder or want exposure to one of the largest online marketplaces, try eBay.

It can also be a good option if you want to sell your game account or in-game merchandise like currency or other talismans that are trade-able yet time-consuming to accumulate.

With eBay, you can create auction listings, “Buy It Now” instant sell listings that also allow you to accept counteroffers. Selling on eBay can be a good option if you might prefer to sell a bundle instead of listing each item individually.

For example, if you simply want to sell your old Nintendo 3DS with your 13-game collection to get a higher selling price and save on shipping costs.

If you have an in-demand item like a Sony PS5, take a look at the recently sold items before stating a price. You can make more by selling on eBay than using a buyback site.

eBay also makes it easy to create a storefront if you want to become a volume seller. Individual sellers can also get 50 free listings each month and seller fees can be cheaper than Amazon.

Seller fees are approximately 10% of the final sales value. You will also pay shipping costs if you offer free shipping to the buyer.

You will receive payment by direct deposit which can take several business days. The service no longer offers PayPal payments to reduce seller fees.

Trustpilot Score: 1.3 out of 5 (due to high fees and slow payment speeds)

10. Gameflip

Gameflip is another site that allows you to sell physical or digital video game items.

It’s possible to sell these physical items:

  • Game discs
  • Consoles
  • Accessories
  • Video game collectibles

You can only sell physical items if you live in the U.S. as Gameflip only ships to U.S. addresses.

The platform sells these in-game items:

  • Skins
  • CD codes and keys
  • Gift cards
  • Digital movies

You get paid once your items sell and you ship the physical items directly to the buyer. Your payment options include bank deposit, PayPal or for Gameflip store credit.

Trustpilot Score: 3.6 out of 5

11. PlayerUp

Another site that allows you to sell player accounts in PlayerUp for these game types:

  • Action
  • RPG
  • Sports
  • Xbox One
  • YouTube accounts

You can see the selling options by searching for a specific game.

There is a 3% seller’s fee for most sales that use the “Middleman” feature. You can receive payment by most digital wallets, cryptocurrency exchanges and paper check.

Orders smaller than $10 incur a $1.50 fee that the seller pays. Sales below $2 incur a flat $0.99 selling fee.

To avoid seller fees, you can get PlayerUp credit for a 1.99% payment bonus. Trading accounts with other PlayerUp users is another option.

When you sell with PlayerUp, there are over 20 different payment methods including PayPal and Skrill. You might also prefer Coinbase if you want cryptocurrency payment.

Before selling your video game account, read the terms and conditions as not every video game company allows users to sell their accounts for real money. If the manufacturer discovers a policy breach, your player account can be shut down.

Trustpilot Score: 4.6 out of 5

12. Facebook Marketplace

Moving your used videos from a pile to sold is easy with Facebook Marketplace. Look for local selling groups in your neighborhood or community and join them.

Selling in the groups simple. Just take a picture of your item, describe it, list the price and post. Once uploaded, look for the feature to add to other selling groups.

In my neighborhood, we use the term PP (Porch Pickup) when selling an item. When I list an item, I post as PP if it is under $10 and have the buyer leave the cash under the mat. We use the messenger feature to communicate when the video game has been picked up and the sale is complete.

If selling items that require shipping, the seller pays a 5% selling fee ($0.40 minimum). There isn’t a selling fee when you make local sales.

Buyers can also pay by debit card for local sales or if the item requires shipping. There are no selling fees to receive electronic payment instead of cash.

Selling video games and other used items is only one way to make money with Facebook. There are several options to boost your income with this social media platform.

Trustpilot Score: 1.2 out of 5 (due to usability issues and social media complaints)

13. Best Buy

It’s possible to trade in video games at Best Buy. You can start by entering your game title and see the current trade-in price.

You can sell games to Best Buy online and in-store and get Best Buy gift cards.

Best Buy also runs promotions that can help you save cash on new purchases when you trade-in qualifying games and systems. One example is trading in a PS4 to get a $10 credit for PS5 games.

Trustpilot Score: 1.3 out of 5 (due to complaints from buyers)

14. OfferUp

One local selling app that’s gaining popularity is OfferUp. This app is a good alternative to Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.

It’s free to list items and sell when you meet the buyer locally. Sellers can also ship items in the continental U.S. but there is a 12.9% service fee ($1.99 minimum) if the item sells.

For sold items that require shipping, the buyer pays shipping fees. OfferUp sends the seller a prepaid shipping label.

One advantage of using OfferUp is that sellers and buyers can create a profile and leave ratings. It’s possible to avoid potential buyers that have bad ratings from prior sellers.

Trustpilot Score: 1.2 out of 5 (due to poor customer service)

15. eStarland

eStarland advertises the best trade-in values on the planet. It’s possible to sell new and retro video games.

You can sell systems and accessories too. Enter the game title to see an instant quote.

Payment options include receiving trade-in credit or cash. Like other buyback sites, you earn more when choosing trade-in credit. If deciding to sell, you receive 30% less value.

The payment options for selling games include:

  • Amazon gift cards
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Paper check

In a unique twist, eStarland lets you buy games and sell games on the same order. You have two weeks to ship your games while waiting for your purchase to arrive.

Trustpilot Score: 3.0 out of 5

16. Trade4Cash

Trade4Cash is another option worth considering for new and retro games. However, there are times when this platform doesn’t accept trade-ins.

You can see the current price quote for in-demand games and consoles. Checking the “Most Wanted” section may help you earn the most money for your games.

The three payment options are Amazon gift card, PayPal and paper check.

Trustpilot Score: N/A

Summary

Although video game titles and consoles change with the times, it still possible to get paid to sell your classic or new video games. And, you can do it online or in person.

Selling old video games can be an easy way to make a quick buck when you declutter your house or as a side business.

49 thoughts on “16 Best Places to Sell Video Games”

  1. What a great list of resources!!! eBay is my first choice because I have feedback reviews on the site. Half is pretty good too, but I don’t think you would fetch as good of a price.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience, Lily. I think eBay took the hint and has recently shuttered Half.com. So, now their exclusive option is eBay.

    • I am amazed at the amount of information, including details, that this site showed me. I’m not a gamer, but I do have in my possession a lot of old games that I need to get rid of, and I feel like now that I know what’s out there, I can maneuver more easily through the online sites. I just want to say thank you to whoever came up with this. It was amazing. Outstanding job. Thank you.

  2. This is an awesome list! I have a bunch of PS3 games that I used to love to play when I was younger, but don’t really care about them as much anymore. Maybe I’ll try selling them online. Thank for sharing. 🙂

    • You definitely should. I did that with some of my old games as well. Money is more valuable than games collecting dust, in my opinion.

  3. You need to remove Cash for Gamers from this list. I sent them several items and haven’t received payment. I tried contacting them THREE times, through a messaging system provided on their website, but received no response. Now, their website isn’t even active. Their Facebook page has several negative reviews describing the same issue. I wish I would’ve read those first before submitting my items.

    • I’m sorry about your experience. Thank you for letting us know. We have removed the link and made a note that their website is inactive so other readers will know to use another recommendation.

  4. There are a lot of good resources on this page! I find it’s nice to be able to use random game shops for reselling also. They’ll usually give you a better deal on what you have and they usually have good things to buy as well.

  5. I need help to sell all my old PC computer game disks as soon as possible. Where can I find the nearest location to sell my old computer game discs?

    • You can see if your local GameStop buys back used PC games. Otherwise, your best option might be listing your items on Craigslist or Facebook so you can sell locally and not have to deal with the hassle of mailing off your items.

  6. There used to be a site that allowed you to sell your video games to other game enthusiasts. I can’t remember the name of the site, but all games were supported. I have games for many different consoles including Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Sega Master, PS1, PS2, PS3, XBOX, XBOX 360, and others, and some of these sites offer very LOW pricing for the games. Some of the games I have sold on sites like eBay for $60-$80 per game, and these sites want to offer just $3 or $4 for the game. Does anyone know of a community where you can sell games and consoles to other members besides eBay and Amazon? I’d love to find the site I used to use again.

  7. Where can I go to sell Nintendo DS video games, PlayStation 2 and 1 video games, as well as GAMEBOY, or Color,or Advance, or Sega games?

    • The best place to sell those would be either Amazon or Ebay. If you have older games, Ebay might be your best bet as you can list anything on there.

    • You can try selling locally at Gamestop or Craigslist. I also sell on eBay, but only when I can make more than the shipping and fees.

    • You might try G2A.com. Ebay is another option. Wherever you decide to sell, make sure the transaction has seller protection so you’re protected in case the buyer claims you sold a fraudulent account.

  8. Remember you will be competing with sellers of reproduction copies on Ebay. I don’t understand why people buy these. They cost the same or more than the original game.

  9. Hi there,

    We have just launched retroplace.com, a great marketplace for retro video games you might want to check out and maybe even add to your list here!

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    • You’d just have to check with any of the places you are interested in to see if they would sell it for you. I hope you are able to get it sold.

  11. Do you know whether tradegamesin.com is a legitimate site? I have a large amount of games to send, but have only been able to find 2 reviews for this company on Facebook. Thanks.

  12. It seems it is a fraudulent company. I did a little research and discovered the BBB has listed the parent company, Vestuma Enterprises, as out of business. The company used to employ 2 people which probably accounted for the 2 reviews posted on Facebook. I had almost 400 games to send! I am so glad I did not send them. They had the best prices on the web! No wonder. They would have likely gotten the games and kept them and not sent a dime. 🙁
    I sent an email to the company but got no response.
    Hopefully your readers are made aware to stay away from this fraudulent company.

    • Thanks for letting us know of your investigation. It sounds like a company to stay away from for sure.

  13. A 60% trade in at Gamestop is false as F. They offered me $9 for Marvel’s Spiderman, and they are gonna turn around and sell it for $37.99 used.

    • First of all, notice in the post is says UP to 60%. That doesn’t mean you will always get that much. Second, there may be reasons why you did not get that much. For instance if the game is currently in low demand. Or, it could be that it is an older game or very used. Any of these factors, and possibly others, could lower the value of your game at trade-in. Also, you always have the option to say, “No thank you,” and just keep it to try and sell it elsewhere. Thank you for your comments.

  14. You’re a bit outdated on at least one of the entries in this list. Glyde does not facilitate the trading of games anymore. They stopped late last year.

  15. Is this up to date …2019? I’m seeing what was put down for second spin buying newer video games…they don’t buy video games at all…

    • Hi Jay, thanks for the info. I just updated the article to reflect that they no longer buy video games.

  16. is this up to date …2019? im seeing what was put down for second spin buying newer video games…they dont buy video games at all…

  17. oh. that was quick, for some reason it wont allow me to reply back, but so far declutter has the best buy back prices,a few years back i went thru glade or was it glide? i dont think there around any more but im seeing another place called eaglesaver, has anyone heard about them? i left them a message the other day about seeing a pricing list without having to sign up all my info and still havent heard back. has any one went thru declutter on here? im about to have them send me the postage boxes but would like to hear from someone whose went thru them….there scanner doesnt work for crap and i had to hand type over 200 proof of purchase codes and remember that was the reason i went thru that glade co instead of them last time.thanx

  18. The scanner on Decluttr works great for me, but every DVD was priced at .10- .20 except one for $1. I understand DVD’s are a dying breed but 10cents? Bummer too because that scanner was fun and super efficient to use! Lol!

    • You won’t always get a huge amount of money from Decluttr, but it’s a great way to get rid of things you don’t need and all of that money eventually adds up!

  19. I would like to add a page: retroplace.com – a marketplace for videos games that just launched. Still tiny but looks great!

  20. ya, of the 200 games to declutter only 10 were priced over $10 and 180 were $2 or less but i got over $140 for 20 games and got a check 11 days later for exactly what they said, not bad but still got 180 games to see who else will buy them plus all the older games they dont accept,i would have thought theyd be interested in dreamcast,cd,saturn and older nintendos but no

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