best place to trade games in

my son wants to trade his xbox 360 games in which is the best place to trade them in

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I think you may have to shop around. If you trade them in, you need to check the price you'll get for the games against the price of the item/s you want.

CEX and Game seem to be popular options, but they sell games for very different prices.

Where I live, CEX and Game are within 3 minutes walking distance, so it would be easy to compare this in person.

Both CEX and Game have online price checkers for trade in and cash. Don't expect much though.
Edited by: "Tony68k" 12th Jan 2015

Have a look at tradeindetectives.com too. You can search by game and they'll give you up to date prices for the above stores and any others that accept trade ins.

SteveSteveSteveSteveSteve

Have a look at tradeindetectives.com too. You can search by game and … Have a look at tradeindetectives.com too. You can search by game and they'll give you up to date prices for the above stores and any others that accept trade ins.

Just had a look at that site and their prices are wrong. Apparantly, the best price for AW on Xbox One is £17 but CEX offer £26.

Eden0032

Just had a look at that site and their prices are wrong. Apparantly, the … Just had a look at that site and their prices are wrong. Apparantly, the best price for AW on Xbox One is £17 but CEX offer £26.


Their info isn't always complete (which I suppose is inevitable) - in this case, it looks like they've only catalogued the price from GAME (see here after logging in: tradeindetectives.com/cal…ame ).

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thank you looks like a trip to cex

Depends if your son is after cash from trading them in, or store credit. And if store credit, what's he likely to want to buy with it.

If cash, I'd check the cash prices at CEX, Game and Grainger Games and take them to the ones that offer the most - the three stores near me are within a minute of each other so I'd be taking the game to the store which pays the most, even if it means going into all three.
If voucher, Game price match CEX and give an extra £1 (some stores it's £1 per item, others its an extra £1 on top so you'll get at least £1 more at Game but, for the most part Game tend to be more expensive. There are some exceptions though.
Grainger Games also price match trade in prices - but don't add £1. They used to be the cheapest for buying stuff but, again not always the case and again will depend on what your son intends to do with any store credit. All three have a trade in price checker on their website so you can check which is best priced before you even leave the house :).

Edited to add an example: one game I wanted to trade in, Game only gave £25, CEX gave £38. The game I wanted was £40 at CEX and £38 at Game, so I made Game price match CEX and didn't have to pay any extra towards the game I did want :).

Edited by: "bex85" 12th Jan 2015
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