Trading Places

This is Trading Places, where we collate the trade in deals currently available at the big three specialist games retailers in the country. If you have games to trade and you want to get the best deal possible, this is a pretty good place to start.

But first, a quick disclaimer - these trade-in prices will change from day to day.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge GAME: $55 EB: $40 JB Hifi: $30

DiRT 3 GAME: $60 EB: $30 JB Hifi: $30

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean GAME: $50 EB: $40 JB Hifi: $25

Virtua Tennis 4 GAME: $50 EB: $37 JB Hifi: $30

Operation Flashpoint: Red River GAME: $50 EB: $32 JB Hifi: $35

Marvel vs Capcom 3 GAME: $42 EB: $22 JB Hifi: $35

SOCOM Special Forces GAME: $50 EB: $38 JB Hifi: $40

Yakuza 4 GAME: $50 EB: $32 JB Hifi: $30

Fable 3 GAME: $48 EB: $27 JB Hifi: $40

Nintendogs GAME: $30 EB: $25 JB Hifi: $22

Super Streetfighter IV GAME: $30 EB: $31 JB Hifi: $22

Pokemon SoulSilver GAME: $25 EB: $23 JB Hifi: $24

Kirby's Epic Yarn GAME: $50 EB: $39 JB Hifi: $30

Michael Jackson GAME: $32 EB: $18 JB Hifi: $20

WWE All Stars GAME: $40 EB: $16 JB Hifi: $20


    I was hoping to see Duke Nukem on there. I expect quite a few to be traded in very soon.

      EB have a tradeback deal on Duke atm for those having "buyers regret"

    Wow JB's trade ins for new releases are terrible. GAME looks like it's pretty good across the board. I should probably offload some older games there one day.

      Yes their trade prices are lower but it's all relative. Jb's resale prices of pre-owned (and also their prices on new games) are generally cheaper than the other 2. EB will sell a pre owned copy of a recent release for $5-$10 under rrp of the new game whereas JB will sell it for $20-$30 cheaper.

    Interesting that EB will give you $31 for Super Streetfighter IV. They were selling new copies of it the other day for $30. For that price you can make a profit through buying from them and selling it back to them.. lol.

    Unless its the Arcade edition?

    So people know, Game give store credit for games not cash according to my mate who works there.

      That's true of everyone except Cash Converters, and they'll give you like $5/game if you're lucky.

      GAME, GameTraders, EB, and JB all only give credit, as far as I'm aware.

        Varies from state to state and store to store. My local EB do give cash but you get 20% less.

    I have a cool idea... keep your games and have a collection you can be proud of.

      Why would you do that, when you can get $50+ back for your month-old new release which takes <10 hours to clock? How many extra games would you be able to play if you cut the prices down by $60/ea?

      I once traded a game in then three months later bought it back :|

      Moral of the story: never trade in games.

        I've done that on multiple occasions. Trade in prices of recent release games can be quite high so I trade towards another new release but often pick the game up at a layer date at a much reduced price if I feel the urge to play through a game again, or if I decide that I want it for my collection.

      I have a cool idea.. acknowledge that other people in the world have a different opinion than you, or need the money.

      I don't trade at all, but c'mon.

        But do you get cash for trade-ins? Or just store credit?

      I like your style good sir.

        My games are causing the shelf they rest upon to bow significantly. I'm worried it'll break one night as I sleep and I'll mistake it as an intrusion.

    Keep in mind guys that most are store credit, now if jb gives you $20 less trade in but there games are $79 new rather than say EB's $119 then you will be trading your game for another and paying a smaller difference. Everything is comparable people. could trade at EB then price match JB and win/win?

    Wow, glad I traded MvC3 in when I did, got more than twice what EB's offering now.

    I find your lack of Eddie Murphy... disturbing.

    Michael Jackon?

    Sounds kinda raunchy - how'd that slip past the classification board?

    is that SSFIV the 3DS version?!

    I purchased one of the last copies of Mario Kart Wii when it was first released, then resold on ebay for over 30% profit.

    My point is to choose your options carefully when trading and selling. I always have a few old games on hand for when I sell a console, people generally prefer to buy bundles at a "bargain" price.

    I got $43 last week for Super Monkey Ball 3D on 3DS at GAME


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