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.

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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.

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