Now that video games are so main stream, there aren't that many place left other than the usual chain stores and the few other smaller stores already mentioned. I have heard that sometime early next year some of the Best Buy here in SE MI area may begin taking game trades. I wonder what kind of values they'll offer.
While we're talking about our old favorite shops that no longer exist, does anyone remember "My Games People Play" located in Waterford along M-59? This place was great. They opened during the old NES days and closed midway during the PS1 era (too many robberies and a blockbuster opened next door). They had 4 TVs set-up and would let you try out any game, kept a call list for popular rentals letting you know when it was turned back in, and was the first place I ever saw used games being sold. My favorite part was that older rentals were 99 cents, new releases were $2.99 for 2-3 days and you got a free rental for every 10 games rented. The 8 bit days were so much simpler and cheapass.