Times are hard. The economy is in the crapper. My bank account laughs at me each time I check it. There's a ton of great games coming out this Fall, but no money to get all of them. What's a guy to do?
I took inventory of my collection and trimmed it down. I took five games that I no longer play and went to Gamestop. While titles like Batman: Arkham City and Battlefield 3 caught my interest more, I knew that if I wanted to spend any time playing online with my friends, I would have to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. So here's the breakdown of what was traded and how much I got. Bear in mind that I got an extra 10% for having a PowerUp Card and 30% for putting it towards Modern Warfare 3.
Aliens vs Predator - $7.00
DragonBall: Raging Blast - $14.00
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - $8.40
Madden NFL 2010 - $1.40
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - $12.60
All told, I got $43.40 for some games that will only collect dust. Add in the $3.49 I had remaining on the card and I ended up paying $13.82 out of pocket for a new game. Not too bad.