Video:Tips for Buying Xbox Games on a Budgetwith Nick Flegg
Video gaming can be an expensive hobby if you don't know the right places to look for cheap games. Get some ideas for finding the cheapest Xbox games in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Buying Xbox Games on a Budget
Hi, I'm Nick and today for about.com, I'm going to give you some tips for buying Xbox games on a budget.
Where to Find Cheap Xbox Games
Video games can be expensive, especially when they have been just released. However, great deals are available, you just need to know where to look.
First of all, while brand new games can be the subject of a great deal or two, it's generally true that games get cheaper the longer they are available. Buying second hand games is one option, although the very best games will eventually be re-released in platinum form, also known as classics. Keep an eye out and you can pick up a great game for a bargain!
Stores such as Gamestop are a great place to look for new or used games and you can even trade in your own games to get a further discount on new purchases. Some gamers buy used games and then trade them in when they are finished, sometimes for a figure near the original purchase price!
More Ideas for Finding Cheap Xbox Games
Of course, unless you're lucky enough to stumble onto a great deal, the best place to search for cheap games is online. Cheapassgamer.com is a good place to start – it offers a list of some of the best deals currently available across a number of stores and even has a price tracker that allows you to keep track of whether the price is rising or falling. Find a great deal and then head straight to the store before the offer expires!
Another website to try is ebay.com. The options here are enormous; you choose your console and price limit and you can even buy brand new or second-hand. Prices are user selected, so a great deal could appear at anytime. When buying on ebay, make sure you double check the details of the item before purchasing; check the condition of the item and how much postage costs – each seller will set different values.
Half.com is an ebay company that also sells games. Half.com makes it easy to compare different sellers and find the best prices. Like ebay, items on Half.com can come in a variety of different conditions, so make sure you check whether you're buying brand new or second-hand before you finalize your purchase!
Of course, you don't have to buy games at all. Renting is a great option for those that want to complete a game once and then move on. Gamefly.com offers both buying and renting options, making it the ideal place for all gamers. Paying a monthly fee allows you to rent either one or two games at a time, with no deadline for returns! Keep the game as long as you want – as soon as your finished, send it back and replace it with another one! It's that simple! Gamefly also offers unlimited PC Play for its members, making the deal even sweeter. Members can cancel their contract at anytime and buy any game they want to keep at a discount.
Now you know how to find cheap Xbox games. For more video game tips and tricks, visit gadgets.about.com.