I Picked The Wrong Time To Buy A Used PlayStation 2

During January's sojourn to Kotaku headquarters in NYC, I stopped by the fabled Video Games New York, where I picked up a scratched but serviceable PlayStation 2 for $80. Today GameStop announced it is once again accepting trade-ins of the best-selling game system of all time. My timing sucks. » 3/02/15 11:41am 3/02/15 11:41am

GameStop Now Accepting Old Toys For Store Credit. Great. [Update]

Remember back in 2012 when GameStop started allowing customers to trade in original Skylanders figures for store credit, and the customer service folk were completely miserable? Now GameStop is accepting Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures. Update: I traded some, check out what I got for them below. » 9/23/14 11:30am 9/23/14 11:30am

Philadelphia GameStops Start Fingerprinting People Who Trade In Games

Some GameStop stores in the city of Philadelphia have begun to require customers to provide fingerprint scans if they wish to trade-in their used games. The new requirement is intended to serve as a anti-theft measure that can help local authorities track criminals who use GameStop stores as pawn shops. » 8/01/14 1:00pm 8/01/14 1:00pm

Walmart's Finally Doing a Pre-Owned Game Trade-In Program

Next week, you'll be able to take your old games to Walmart and trade them in. You'll get credit for them—good for buying socks, giant liters of soda or cat food—but you won't be getting cash. » 3/18/14 12:01am 3/18/14 12:01am

What Compels a Person to Trade In a Perfectly Good Video Game Console?

Perhaps angered by the large amount of used Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s sitting around his local video game store, commenter Uncle Jesse can't help but wonder why someone would part with a perfectly good console in the middle of its prime. Let's find out in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 1/12/12 11:00am 1/12/12 11:00am

GameStop Officially Wants Your iPhone, iPads, and iPods

Video game retailer GameStop officially gets into the Apple business today with the launch of its long-rumored iPhone, iPad, and iPod trade-in program. How much will they pay for your old Apple crap? » 9/12/11 2:40pm 9/12/11 2:40pm

Gamestop Resurrects Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Trade-In Hopes

It's hard to describe used copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as pre-owned when pre-played seems to fit the game so well. Despite the eternal save file, major U.S. retailers are still accepting Mercenaries trade-ins. » 6/29/11 1:20pm 6/29/11 1:20pm

Trade Your DS In At Walmart, Score 3DS Credit

Walmart stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina will be offering up to $100 trade credit towards the 3DS for your old Nintendo DS systems March 27 through April 30. » 3/25/11 12:40pm 3/25/11 12:40pm

Trade Games For Food In The U.K.

It sounds like a U.N. relief program for starving gamers, but it's not. The U.K. supermarket chain Tesco has expanded a pilot used-games trade-in to 60 stores. Store credit can be used for anything, food included. » 8/21/10 2:00pm 8/21/10 2:00pm

GameStop Does The Extra 50% Trade-In Credit Thing

Starting today and running through at least next weekend, GameStop will be giving customers 50% extra trade-in credit for all used games. If you're looking to offload some games, now'd be the time. » 6/04/10 10:55am 6/04/10 10:55am

Wal-Mart Launching Video Game Trade-In Kiosks

Wal-Mart has teamed up with kiosk company e-Play to test automated video game trade-in kiosks in several store locations throughout the Northeastern United States. » 5/18/09 11:20am 5/18/09 11:20am

HMV Launches Used Game Initiative

HMV is pretty sure games are going to be bigger than music » 10/20/08 11:20am 10/20/08 11:20am, and as part of their slowly shifting focus they're rolling out their very own pre-owned game program, HMV Re/Play. Launching this Friday across approximately 160 HMV retail locations, the company will begin accepting game trade-ins across all major console…

Bass Pro Shops Wants Your Video Games

Finally a way to get rid of all these damned Burger King Xbox 360 games I have laying around! The folks at Bass Pro Shops want your video games, and the trade-in value could be better than GameStop, depending on what you use it for. » 5/19/08 12:20pm 5/19/08 12:20pm