The Wall Street Journal, well aware of the current state of economic affairs, ran a story today about all of the ways you can get a deal on video games.
The story walks people through everything from trade-ins, to bartering, sales hunting and rentals. It's a fast, worthwhile read that introduces readers to half a dozen sites and services.
Here's the break down:
GameStop: The granddaddy of the used games business with more than 6,100 stores world wide.
Switch Games: A free website for online trading of consoles and games with a social network for game trade matchmaking.
Goozex: An online trading site for gamers that uses a special point system.
GameFly: The $16 a month video game rental service that also offers used game sales.
GameTap: Well-known download service for older PC games.
Good Old Games: Another download service for PC games, this one from CD Projekt.
Cheap Arse Gamer: Hive mind for video gaming deals world wide, makes it's money through a commission collected from online retailers for referral sales.
Have you used any of these services? Are there any you use not listed here?
New Web Sites Help Players Shop & Swap [Wall Street Journal]