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Video Game Console Trade In Options Compared (Local & Online)

Where to trade in a video game console (key differences)

Want to trade in your Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo system? It pays to understand the differences between video game console trade in options. Here’s what you need to know.

Resale and Trade-in prices for Video Game Consoles (retrieved 1/16/2020):

ConsoleOnline Buyback StoresLocal Stores (Best Buy, GameStop)Online Marketplaces (eBay, after fees)
Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB$42$5$33
Xbox One 500 GB$86$75$77
Xbox One X 1 TB$185$175$183
PlayStation 4 500 GB$116$100$120
PlayStation 4 Slim 500 GB$131$140$149
PlayStation 3 Slim 120 GB$28$20$40
PS Vita 3G$50$23$92
Nintendo Switch$158$100$180
Wii U 8 GB$43$20$52
New Nintendo 3DS XL$70$42$86
Nintendo 3DS XL$52$45$61

Local stores

Good for quick cash, but local stores tend to pay 10 to 20 percent less than online buyback stores. You don’t need to post an ad or pay selling fees, but there’s also no guarantee of sale. You might need to negotiate a fair price. Scroll down to see local video game console trade in options.

Online marketplaces

It’s possible to get a good price through online marketplaces like eBay, but selling fees can eat into profits. In addition, you might spend a lot of time answering questions or dealing with returns, chargebacks and other customer service efforts.

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Online buyback stores

Guaranteed sales and a quick, convenient selling experience make online buyback stores a popular option. You don’t need to post ads, negotiate prices or pay for shipping. Online buyback stores do not charge selling fees, and they pay within one to three days.

With more than 30 online buyback stores vying for your video game console, it’s tedious to compare each to see who will pay the most. Moreover, some online buyback stores should be avoided due to a history of non-payment, delayed payments and poor reviews.

Here’s a selection of Trust Verified stores that pay for video game consoles and adhere to these quality guidelines:

  • Payments sent within 1 to 3 business days of receipt
  • Questions answered within 1 business day
  • Recent positive reviews

Where to trade in your game console

Flipsy Trust Verified Stores Buying Game Consoles

You can contact any of these Trust Verified stores through their contact forms to receive a quote for your video game console. Be sure to mention any condition issues to get an accurate price. It only takes a few minutes to complete the forms, and they typically reply with a cash offer within one day.

 Local Options to Consider

Gamestop

Gamestop routinely offers promotional perks if you accept store credit versus cash. For example, they might offer $50 in additional credit if you pass on the cash. Find a Gamestop location near you.


Best Buy

If you’re thinking about trading in your console to Best Buy, you can get your credit quicker by taking it to your local store. The valuation will be the same as it is online. Find your closest Best Buy store.

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Pawn shops

Some pawn shops buy used gaming consoles, though they typically pay well below market value. If you’re desperate for fast cash, you can find a pawn shop near you – but be prepared to get only half what your console is worth.

You have plenty of video game console trade in options. Be sure to compare to get the best deal!

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