Best Buy starts buying used video games, will soon resell them

Gamer magazine cover from Best Buy
Gamer magazine cover from Best Buy

Literally a day after Target announced that the company would begin buying used video games and electronics in half of Target locations by the end of the year, Best Buy has announced that it is expanding the online video game trade-in service it has been running to 600 stores starting today, with more to follow this fall, and will soon be selling used games.

Best Buy is kicking off the new in-store video game trade-in program with a special on over 100 games which shoppers can trade in for a $20 Best Buy gift card. The trade-in value for video games will vary based on popularity, and the $20 gift certificate is the trade-in value for the game, not a bonus. The titles included in the kick-off promotion will be announced in the Sunday August 28th weekly flyer and gamers can check the value of their used games online, something that neither Target nor used game titan GameStop allows.