So, as some of you may know from my previous blog post titled "My Shrink Wrap Stack Explanation" I have a large backlog of games and for better or worse I consider myself a game collector. Well, here are few things that I've come up with recently:
I have slowly been coming to grips with the fact that I will never play all of the games I have in my shrink-wrap collection or even finish all those I have opened.
It's not realistic keeping 360 games in hopes of one day getting all of their achievements.
I have come to realize that the majority of my game-time as of late has been playing online multi-player games primarily with fellow CAGs and there is no need keeping multi-player games with no-one I know to play with.
There are upcoming games that mean more to me than many of those in my collection.
Finally, I can deal with not keeping/collecting every game I purchase.
So, what did I do on my way to work today? I traded in 3 of my games at Gamecrazy towards the purchase of one of my highly anticipated 360 games coming out soon: Call of Duty: World at War Collector's Edition.
Here's the breakdown:
Game Crazy Trade-In In-store Credit Values
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) = $26.40
Battlefield Bad Company (360) = $26.40
Unreal Tournament 3 (360) = $18.00
TOTAL = $70.80
GameStop/EBgames In-store Credit Values
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) = $25.25
Battlefield Bad Company (360) = $17.50
Unreal Tournament 3 (360) = $8.00
TOTAL = $50.75
So, some may ask why I decided to trade in my games at GameCrazy over GameStop/EBGames. One reason, I got more money, in fact from GS quotes I ended up getting $20.05 more at GameCrazy and I didn't have to deal with the douche bags unfriendly people that inhabit all of my local GS's. Anways, I am very proud of myself to make this first step and if you knew me and saw my home office you would be too. I do have to say that I am sad to see UT3 go though.