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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-09-19, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Would you buy a used console game?

If yes, how would you test it out? Is it advisable to buy games which are older than 3 months? How long till the disc quality degrades? I've always wondered how eBay determines the prices of used games.

Purchasing new games is slowly turning out to be an expensive affair.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-09-19, 03:57 PM
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I buy and sell a lot of used games and consoles on eBay myself. If you are dealing with someone that is reputable that stands behind there products and has a good feedback you will be safe. I find sellers on Kijiji to be hit or miss.

I haven't found one disc out of thousands that have gone through my hands that has degraded - if it doesn't work, it is usually due to damage (scratching or chipping). Over the weekend I went through about 100 PS1 discs that were thrown loose in a box and they all worked fine.

Depending on the system you are looking for, a lot of thrift stores in my area have a selection of Xbox, PS2, 360, and PS3 games along with handhelds from that generation. The older systems are harder to find, but do run into PS1 and N64 games here and there.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-10-14, 08:54 PM
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I have over 500 videogames, from ps1,2,3, xbox, 360, and owning so many games have a benifit. Out of the 500 you'll discover your very favorite videogames that as the years go by you'll develop a craving to replay them again. So buying used consoles, hand controllers as back ups are a must especially when theyre like new or great condition, so you can always replay your favorites. How can i not want to replay Half life 1, Deus ex the conspiracy, Bioshock 1, Dead space 1, Resident evil 1,2,3, etc? The discs last many or a number of decades, 20 yrs plus with no problems.
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