Where to sell old video games, tablets, tech gear?

old wii video gamesBrooks emails:

Do readers have any recommendations for any reputable pawn shops in the area or places to sell video games, tablets, other tech gear?

We suspect some of the game stores are probably the best bet for old games and game-related equipment. Old tech gear might be another story. We're curious to hear about people's experiences selling this sort of stuff.

Got a suggestion for Brooks? Please share! And a sentence or two about why you're recommending a shop / option can be helpful.

Comments

Pastime Legends in Troy or Albany. They're the best!

You're not going to get as much money for old gear at most places as you would online. Facebook Marketplace is the new "in" place to quickly sell items at a price you'll be happy with. For games - Pastime Legends I agree with too. Just realize that they have to make a profit on all of these items too, so whatever you think you're going to get, it's probably a lot less once you're dealing with a store.

Indeed, as Lauren said, the best return you will see on selling games is if you do it yourself, eBay or Facebook Marketplace, maybe Craigslist.

You have to do the work to list the items, maybe talk to prospective buyer(s), and work out the payment/shipping/pickup.

If you just want a quick & easy sale, Pastime Legends would be where I'd check first. Don't expect much cash if it's not current-gen games/consoles.

Pastime Legend (on Lark) -- keep it local. With the following caveat: do not sell your stuff for cash. Sell for in-store credit, then buy yourself something nice after a while. I gave them so many games, DVDs, and gear that I got a PlayStation 4 Pro for $60 before moving out of the area.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

There's a second rail trail mural in progress, and an open call for artists for a third

The second Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail mural is in progress under the Cherry Ave Bridge. John DeMarco of Washingtonville has been selected to create a... (more)

Step away from the edge

Come for the beautiful drone video of Kaaterskill Falls in this NYT article, stay for its look at safety around the site and others like... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: hoax or hope, TV, Willett Rock, the attempted abduction of Philip... (more)

There's a new mural going up in downtown Albany

Check it out: The next downtown Albany mural is being created by local artist Liz Zunon, and she'll be working on it during the next... (more)

Morning Blend

Investigation of infant death in Schenectady Schenectady police have charged Heaven Puleski, the mother of 4-month-old Rayen Puleski, with a string of felonies related to... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

Here's the proposed design for the Albany Skyway

...has 12 comments, most recently from Daleyplanit

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 7 comments, most recently from MM

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 17 comments, most recently from Paul

Morning Blend for Aug 15

...has 2 comments, most recently from John B.

Follow up: Delaware Supply

...has 4 comments, most recently from Dave