Used Games From Amazon

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#1 Posted by NintendoLover00 (2426 posts) -

I want to buy a used Metroid Fusion from Amazon for under 10$ plus S&H. But from anybody who has bought used games from amazon think their

good? Should I try to find one at the store?

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#2 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -

yeah its good but make sure the side shows 4 to 5 stars or if it has 90%positive

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#3 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Amazon is awesome for used games.

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#4 Posted by ratchet_ruler88 (535 posts) -

Amazon's a great place to buy used games, just make sure to check the comments & seller rating.

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#5 Posted by NintendoLover00 (2426 posts) -
Thanks guys there's a 94 and 96 percent I'm looking at.:)
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#6 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

It's not really Amazon selling it, but rather hosting a store for people to post their own stuff to sell online.


I use it all the time for old NES, SNES, and Dreamcast games. All been great so far. I think Amazon has a little insurance policy where if you get scammed they'll give you your money back, and they'll ban the seller from selling stuff on that site again.

Also, I have yet to order a game from Amazon that didn't come as promised, so imo it's definitely worth looking into if you want to find old games.

Just ordered Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia from there last night! Can't wait for those to arrive :)

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#7 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Yeah Amazon is fantastic. Some friends have had issues on Ebay buyign used games from people and getting ripped off, but not on amazon. Ive had no issues buying and selling.

I think Amazon is great for the seller and the buyer for used videogames. I have gotten some great prices for older xbox, ps1 and DS games that people where looking for.

3 more of my games sold yesterday :D

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#8 Posted by Jackc8 (8515 posts) -

Just make sure the game is in good or very good condition, and the seller has a high feedback rating. If you have a problem, it's very easy to file a claim with Amazon and they'll get you a refund, usually within 24 hours. I've ordered tons of used stuff from the Amazon sellers and overall had an extremely good experience. Saved a whole ton of money as well.

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#9 Posted by Lionheart08 (15814 posts) -

I've bought 2 used games from Amazon (Ico and Digital Devil Saga) and both work perfectly for me.

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#10 Posted by corwinn01 (842 posts) -

I have only bought 1 off of Amazon but people seem to forget a lot of sellers from Ebay sell on there too so it is still a matter of reviewing the sellers.

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#11 Posted by trick6952 (1488 posts) -

I want to buy a used Metroid Fusion from Amazon for under 10$ plus S&H. But from anybody who has bought used games from amazon think their

good? Should I try to find one at the store?

NintendoLover00

ive done it for a coupple of N64 games its great because some of them are alot cheaper than eBay sometimes, the only downside is you cant see what you are paying for but they do have a description of the game that the seller has and anything like a ripped label would be mentioned. just the other day I scored a mint copy of perfect dark for a $1 with fast shipping too

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#12 Posted by TJamesA (570 posts) -

Also check out half.com, it's part of ebay, personally I rank it equal with Amazon for individual seller quality and integrity, but if Amazon.com themselves are the actual seller they are the highest quality seller around by far.

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#13 Posted by Forever_Changes (428 posts) -

I buy used games from sellers on amazon all the time. As long as the seller has a good rating you should be fine...

HOWEVER, I have had a few problems with buying gameboy games. In several instances I've bought GBA carts only to find that the save function in the game won't work (i.e., you save the game, turn it off, then on again - only to find the game you just saved has erased itself). I think this is a problem for a lot of old gameboy carts. This happened when I bought Aria of Sorrow as well as another GBA game I can't remember right now. I'm guessing very few sellers check the save functions on the used games they sell.

This most likely won't be a problem, but it's just something to look out for.

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#14 Posted by BanjoMumbo (512 posts) -

Yeah, Amazon is a great place to get whatever you need. If it's $10.00 for it used, and if it's in good conidtion, that's considered a great buy. It will be more expensive if you happened to find it at a Gamestop.

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#15 Posted by aWreckonize (25 posts) -
Wow, thats very cheap man, u should get it
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#16 Posted by LanceA63 (417 posts) -

Amazon is fine for used game purchases if you do a little investigation of who you are purchasing from such as feedback, BBB ratings, etc.