Following on the heels of Toys R Us, Amazon.com is the latest to retailer to get in the used game business.
Amazon's program is still in beta, but as part of its service launch campaign, the online seller is offering a 10 percent discount on future single game or accessory purchases to those who trade in games before March 19.
Trading one's used games merits Amazon.com credit. Here's how it works:
• Games must be undamaged with manual and original case and be postmarked no later than 7 days after submission.
• Print a shipping label and packing slip, package your games, and ship them to Amazon
• An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of games
The buzz at game site Cheap Ass Gamer is that the trade-in values are similar to bricks-and-mortal retailer GameStop, and customers might prefer the instant gratification of doing this in person. But it's good to have options, good for consumers and pretty much good for everyone — save for game publishers and developers.