Beware of games that coincide with current movie releases. These games sell for $40 (if you're lucky) during their release month, but once the movies leave the theaters the games tend to drop in price.
Keep an eye out for games online at eBay and Amazon.com. Like-new games can be found for half price on these sites if they're watched carefully. Don't get wrapped up in the bidding war, though. Have patience.
Another option is to find a few campus friends who enjoy gaming and set up a gaming library amongst you. Care for one another's games and keep them moving, defining a set place for the library to be housed.
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Hit your local pawn shops. I can't tell you how many times I've bought games that are only a few weeks old for much much less than retail. I'd also recommend hitting Blockbuster when they have buy one get one free sales or 1/2 price used games. I'd also consider buying games that you know will trade in for much higher than what you paid for them at the bigger gaming stores. Video Game flipping is one of the easiest things in the world to do to get trade credit for games at one of the big game stores. Also, instead of trading those games in, try craigslist. Many times if you beat a game in just a few days, you can still garner $40-50 for it used off CL. Be forewarned though, deal only in cash and meet in public places to keep yourself safe.
My son trades his older games xbox 360 games for a new game, at the local game store. Saving him money and he gets rid of his no longer favourite games.
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