We’re Marie Kondo-ing our house. I’ve always been a little bit of a hoarder and it’s made it difficult to stay organized. What if I need that book I read in middle school one day? I have to keep all my clothes in case I want to wear them! I really enjoyed that video game, I can’t get rid of it now.
A friend of mine recommended Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, where Kondo recommends a simple method: if it doesn’t spark joy in you, it doesn’t have a place in your life anymore.
While my boyfriend, Colby, is a lot neater than I am, we both hoard books, CDs, movies, clothing, and video games. One of our big projects this year has been going through each of these categories one by one and only keeping the things we love. The result is a much tidier, happier apartment.
But what do you do with the extra things that no longer have a place in your home? Donate, sell, give to friends?
A difficult part of getting rid of things, for me, was feeling like I was wasting my money. For video games that are in good condition, this is an even bigger issue. While new video games can sell for $60+, a used game — even one that has barely been used — goes for significantly less. At the same time, the last thing I wanted to do was list 50 games on eBay and see if they fetched a decent price. I wanted an option that was quick, but guaranteed I’d get a decent amount for each game.
Trade4Cash works like this:
- Gather your games, movies, consoles, etc. and find them in the Trade4Cash catalogue.
- Then, Trade4Cash pays for you to ship your stuff to them.
- Trade4Cash pays you directly for the items via PayPal, gift card, or check.
I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the process was. With a giant pile of 38 games, I was able to find them in the catalogue and add them to my order in under 30 minutes. Then, I plopped them in a box I had lying around, added the shipping label, and dropped it off at the post office. Within a few days, my order had been received and I was paid via PayPal. No back-and-forth about the condition of the games, issues with payment, or anything like that!
I’d say the amount I received was comparable to stores like GameStop and Half Price Books, if not higher. Plus, there’s the added bonus of seeing how much each game will net you before shipping it off. Trade4Cash’s pricing engine works around the clock to ensure their pricing is fair and accurate.
I recommend Trade4Cash if you are downsizing your video game (or movie, or console, or Amiibo…) collection. It was simple, quick, and paid well for the least amount of time spent.
How do you recycle your old games?
This post was sponsored by Trade4Cash, but all opinions are my own.