Gamers have a lot of used games. Buying used games from retailers like Gamestop and now WalMart are fairly painless but selling those games – even though companies have started shelling our more cash for them – is still a pain. This Secondary Market, as those in the game business call it, is booming. Selling games can be a disappointing and labor intensive experience. Hauling a massive stack of old, played-out or just unplayable games down to the store to find out they are worth exactly nothing can be disheartening.
That's were Delcuttr comes in. While you're not going to get much for your old games, Delcuttr will at least give you something, albeit less than a dollar. Decutter accepts console games and music of any kind and as reported by Fast Company has made a business boasting a revenue of $150 million last year from buying stuff no one seems to want anymore.
Of course if you want more than 50 cents for your “worthless” game you could take it onto Ebay, but that can become a job all its own. Decluttr president Brett Lauter explains the buy anything philosophy: "The first CD you scan in may be another [Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill]. If we say we’re not going to buy it, you may give up. We just lost you," Lauter said. "So we’re going to give you the minimum, 50 cents, because maybe your second one is Green Day’s Insomniac, and oh my gosh, this will sell quickly.”
Declutter currently accepts PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, and PlayStation Vita games. Sorry, Decluttr does not accept old PC games.
What are your old games worth to you?
[via Fast Company]