11 Best Places to Sell Video Games in 2019

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Whether you want to sell your old video games to add a few extra dollars to your wallet, or want to monetize a hobby, you can make money selling video games online.

A favorite past time for adults of all ages, there is always somebody looking for the latest releases and the classics that they might have played as a child or in high school.

Where to Sell Your Video Games

When you are ready to sell video games for cash, take a look at a few places online to check first.

1. Decluttr

Another online site that actually allows you to sell anything electronic is Decluttr.

You can sell video games, consoles, tech devices, CDs, DVDs, and books on this site. 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.

To get started, enter the barcode from the video game case. Shipping is free and you can get paid by direct deposit, PayPal, or paper check.

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

2. Craigslist

Another option is to sell your 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.

3. GameStop

Every avid gamer has at least visited a GameStop at least once in their gaming career.

As 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.

If you trade your 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 your video game systems, accessories, and smartphones for cash or store credit too.

4. Amazon

Amazon allows you to trade-in your video games or you can sell them as a third-party listing. If you need the cash immediately, choose the trade-in option as you can enter into a “price war” with the other sellers.

And, no matter how high or low you price your product, you still need to 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.

5. SecondSpin – No longer buys games

SecondSpin is another option to earn money by selling your other items like CDs and DVDs online.

Type the bar-code into the SecondSpin platform to see how much money you can earn by selling your music, and movies. You can get paid by PayPal, paper check, or store credit.

They will reimburse you for shipping at the USPS media mail rate and you can also visit one of their physical locations to sell your video games too.

6. 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 classic 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 $25 minimum order to make a sale and free shipping doesn’t kick in until you are selling at least $50 in games and consoles. All payments are made via PayPal.

7. DK Oldies

DK Oldies is another place to sell your classic video games from Atari 2600, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and many other Sega and Nintendo platforms.

They do have a $50 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 interested in buying. 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.

8. 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 counter offers. 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 64 with your 13-game collection ranging from Mario 64 (adventure), Goldeneye (action), and 1080 (sports) to get a higher selling price and save on shipping costs.

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.

9. Gameflip

Gameflip is another site that allows you to sell physical or digital video game items. For physical items, you can sell game discs, consoles, toys, and accessories.

You can only sell physical items if you live the U.S. because Gameflip only ships to U.S. addresses. For digital items, you can sell in-game items and skins, CD codes & keys, gift cards, and digital movies.

You get paid once your items sell and will ship the physical items directly to the buyer. It is possible to withdraw your profits at any time to your bank account, PayPal, or for Gameflip store credit.

10. PlayerUp

Another site that allows you to sell player accounts in PlayerUp for RPG, sports, action, and even Xbox One and YouTube accounts.

There is a 20% commission fee when you sell your account and discounts are available for bulk sellers. Or, you can also trade accounts with other PlayerUp users too.

When you sell with PlayerUp, there are over 20 different payment methods including PayPal and Skrill.

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

11. Trade4cash

Another option to sell or trade your video games is with Trade4cash. Eligible games and consoles currently include the Sony PS3 and PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Nintendo Wii and WiiU platforms.

Trade4cash claims to have a higher trade-in value than other national retailers including Amazon and GameStop.

Payment options include PayPal, store credit, or paper check. You can also get a 5% trade-in bonus simply by liking them on social media!

Summary

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

Have you ever sold video games online? If so, what route did you use? Feel free to share your experience in the comments section.

45 COMMENTS

45 responses to “11 Best Places to Sell Video Games in 2019”

  1. Lily @TheFrugalGene says:

    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.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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.

    • Sonia Cox says:

      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. CentSai says:

    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. 🙂

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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. Brandon says:

    This is good information. I generally go to eBay, but I’m open to other reputable sites.

  4. Janelle says:

    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.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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.

  5. Trevor says:

    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.

  6. DOUGLAS BITTINGER says:

    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?

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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.

  7. Amber Adams says:

    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.

  8. David LaMattina says:

    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?

    • Deacon Hayes says:

      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.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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.

  9. Bella says:

    Hi, thanks for the list. I want To sell Steam gift card keys. What’s the best option?

    • Josh Patoka says:

      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.

  10. Yosy says:

    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.

  11. Armin Hierstetter says:

    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!

    If this is seen as “spam”, I would like to apologize.

  12. SpoonMan says:

    Glyde no longer sells video games. They only sell mobile phones, tables, and related electronics.

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  14. Shameema Sulthan says:

    Where can I sell a PAP GAME TA II kids game?

    • Deacon says:

      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.

  15. Joyce says:

    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.

  16. Joyce says:

    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.

  17. Max driscol says:

    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.

    • Deacon says:

      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.

  18. SChesak says:

    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.

  19. Jay says:

    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…

  20. jay says:

    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…

  21. jay says:

    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

  22. Alex K says:

    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!

    • Deacon says:

      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!

  23. Armin says:

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

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