5 Reasons to Buy Used
5. There’s No Environmental Impact
Each print run of a board game consists of thousands to tens of thousands of units. Dozens of new games and reprints are hitting shelves each month. This translates to millions of plastic bits, pieces, dice, etc. being sent all over the world. Most modern board games are produced in China. As recycled plastic material is significantly more expensive and somewhat difficult to source in China they use new (virgin) materials. This causes the demand for new plastic increase. The process of creating new plastics releases dioxins and organochlorides into the environment which can cause cancer and other health issues in people and animals. Nasty stuff.
4. You Help Your Favorite Publishers
Most board gamers are very dollar-conscience people. As with any purchase the main decision factor in whether or not to buy a game is the cost versus how much enjoyment we expect from the game. When the cost goes down it makes the purchase decision much easier. The more players that are able to get into a game the larger player base publishers have to work with. Now each new expansion, Kickstarter and/or organized play event has a greater audience. This generates more revenue for developers to pour back into making great games.
3. You Help Your Fellow Gamers
Nearly all of our used games come from gamers just like you who trade in through our buylist. When you buy used you give us the ability to take in more trades from your fellow gamers. New games for them and new games for you! It’s a win-win!
2. They’re as Good as New
You may have had a bad experience buying a used games from Ebay sellers like UncleJimmy1964. Your game was delivered damaged and missing pieces. Uncle Jimmy wouldn’t even respond to your messages. What a nightmare!
We’re no Uncle Jimmy. All of our games are screened for condition and completeness. Every game comes with all of the pieces and the instruction manual. Guaranteed! If any problems arise just send our support team an email and they’ll get back with you ASAP! The only difference between our used games and a brand new game are a few (possible) dings and some plastic wrap. That's it.
1. They’re just plain cheaper
Let's face facts. If you're searching for used anything you're on a quest to save some green. On average our used games are 35% to 65% lower than the suggest retail price. Usually you can only see these discounts on bargain bin clearence games. We offer these prices every day on our entire selection of popular titles! Plus shipping costs little or nothing at all. If you're looking for a great game at a great price you've come to the right place.