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Does anyone still trade in GC games?

kachofoolkachofool Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey... (I'm in Canada) and was wondering if any game stores still trade in gamecube games. I have like 10 that I want to trade in for like... twilight princess. I picked up a used cube and 10 games... I got wind waker with it, which I'm playing through. The other games aren't too great... mostly sports games circa 2003, Spiderman, and some game called Ouendan(sp?).

Thanks
KF

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  • Dark MoonDark Moon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Considering those are all really cheap new, and no one buys GC games anymore, I'm willing to bet they will give you an amount best doled out in coins for all those games. Just keep 'em - maybe one day, long after GC games have stopped being printed, their market value will reach a sum payable in paper currency. Alternately, nostalgia may make the games far more fun in the future.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Or you can use Goozex at www.goozex.com

    (or use my referral: http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=565099196314 )

    Basically you trade in games for points, and with those points you buy whatever game you want off of there.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    the most valuable of those three are Wind Waker, Spiderman and Ouendan. The sports games will get you about 50 cents each, so if you like them don't even bother trading them in. If you don't, just give them to a local thrift store.

    In the end though it's not really worth it to trade them in. Their value will never really go up but they'll also become harder and harder to find, and always more expensive to buy back.

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  • ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Blockbuster will probably take some of them... but you'll be lucky if you get more than $3 apiece

    if they're collectors editions or rare/hard to find, you might try a local game shop - they tend to recognize the value of rare/collectors editions, unlike chain stores
    otherwise... merry xmas to someone you know with gamecube, just gift 'em out or garage sale 'em for a buck or two apiece

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  • FofamitFofamit Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    EB Games will take them

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  • liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Or you can use Goozex at www.goozex.com

    (or use my referral: http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=565099196314 )

    Basically you trade in games for points, and with those points you buy whatever game you want off of there.

    Couple of questions re: Goozex

    1. Am I trading in my games (and receiving them) to/from Goozex or to/from other users directly?
    2. If I keep my games in mint shape with box and manual etc., what is the likelihood that I'm going to receive something that doesn't have chicken grease all over it?

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  • kachofoolkachofool Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'd be happy getting 3/each. I bought the system, 2 controllers, and the 10 games for $50... I'm only really interested in playing the two zelda games.

    I was hoping someone working at EB, or someone who recently traded in cube games could give me an estimate per game (It's helpful if I get ~$3 for them, but $0.50 is pretty much useless). There's an EB Games really close to my house... I just wanted to avoid taking my games there if I'm not getting anything for 'em.

    I'd also like more info on this goozex thing!

    Here's my list...
    LoZ: Wind Waker
    Spider-Man 2
    Odama (not Ouendan!)
    Shrek Extra Large
    Fifa Soccer 2002
    NBA Courtside 2002
    Defender
    NHL 2003
    All-Star Baseball 2002
    Matt Hoffman's BMX 2

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  • ihmmyihmmy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    call up or visit your nearest blockbuster during a slowish time (liiike Wed afternoon, not fri/sat night) and ask how much each is worth. You will need an account to trade anything in. To set up an account if you don't have one yet, you need your photo id and either a major credit card or something that has the same name and address as your drivers license or photo id and two things with matching name and address (and is printed, not hand written. Things that work include vehicle registration, personal cheque, any bills or mail printed with your name and address)

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Or you can use Goozex at www.goozex.com

    (or use my referral: http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=565099196314 )

    Basically you trade in games for points, and with those points you buy whatever game you want off of there.

    Couple of questions re: Goozex

    1. Am I trading in my games (and receiving them) to/from Goozex or to/from other users directly?
    2. If I keep my games in mint shape with box and manual etc., what is the likelihood that I'm going to receive something that doesn't have chicken grease all over it?

    You send your games directly to another user. You get points from that user. You use these points to get a game from a different user. You can specifically request that games are sent to you with the full box, manual, etc, though this can make it less likely that a match is found. Also, if you're in Canada, shipping games out is a little more expensive than in the US and fewer people have the "trade with Canadians" option turned on. Still, it's a better deal you'll get from fucking EBstop.

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Believe it or not, Gamecube games get a much higher value than their PS2 or Xbox counterparts because so few people trade them in. Seriously SSBM is still worth like 15-20 bucks credit. Still sports games aren't worth a whole lot no matter what system they are for, but EB/Gamestop will certainly take them.

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    EB Games has a program where you trade in 3 games worth at least $8 and you get a new release game for free. I used it a while back to trade in a bunch of DS and a couple GC games for Army of Two and Grand Theft auto 4. Go in and ask about it, some GC games are still worth $5-20 credit.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Or you can use Goozex at www.goozex.com

    (or use my referral: http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=565099196314 )

    Basically you trade in games for points, and with those points you buy whatever game you want off of there.

    Couple of questions re: Goozex

    1. Am I trading in my games (and receiving them) to/from Goozex or to/from other users directly?
    2. If I keep my games in mint shape with box and manual etc., what is the likelihood that I'm going to receive something that doesn't have chicken grease all over it?

    1. Just to/from users. Goozex is just the "middleman"
    2. You have the option of requesting a full package, game + manual, or just game. I have traded about 8 games and each were pristine (one was even brand new).

    If it looks bad you can leave negative feedback or neutral feedback or even contact Goozex about it.

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  • liquidloganliquidlogan Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I guess with this whole Goozex thing though that in order for you to trade your Madden 2003 (for instance), somebody actually has to WANT Madden 2003, no?

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