Frugal Tips For Video Gamers

by Pam on August 15, 2010

If you enjoy playing video games as a hobby, you may find that it can really hurt your pocketbook if you buy all the latest games at full price.  One way to enjoy the games without spending an arm and a leg is to buy used video games online or at stores such as Blockbuster.  Patience will always save you money as well.  Rather than buying the newest games when they are first available and paying an exorbitant amount of money on them, wait for a while and the prices will go down, especially after another version of the game is introduced.

If you would rather not wait, then buy the game at full price.  Play it until you are tired of it, and then sell it on E-bay or on a used website local to your area.  Many large cities in Canada have a site where you can post your item for free such as www.usedcalgary.com, www.usedtoronto.com, etc.  You won’t get all of your money back, but used video games are usually fairly easy to sell for at least half the price you paid for them, and likely more if you are selling the latest version.

Before buying a video game, do your research.  You don’t want to spend your hard earned money on a game that you end up not enjoying.  Play demos whenever possible and check reviews online.   Just like anything else you spend your money on, you want to make sure it is really what you want.

Having a hobby is important and if video gaming is what you enjoy follow these strategies and see your video game money stretch further so you can play more video games and still stay within your entertainment budget.

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