Exchange Old Video Games for Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon has launched a Video Games Trade-In Store which lets you exchange old video games for Amazon Gift cards which can be used to buy new video games to play with. Its a win-win deal for gamers.

How does it work? If you have old video games to trade, go to the Video Games Trade-In Store and find games that you want to trade. Then print a prepaid shipping label (free US shipping) and drop it in the mail. After the games are verified by the merchant, an Gift Card will be deposited into your account within 2 days, which you can use to buy hundreds of eligible items at

But there are some rules before you start packing your video games

  • Games must be in good condition, with all components
  • Your trade-in shipment must be valued at $10 or more
  • The game version must match the version in the store
  • Original packaging required (manual, cover art, case etc)
  • Postmarked no later than 7 days after submission

So what if your game is not accepted? They promise to ship it back to you around 14 days after receipt.

Trade in games are available for multiple Gaming consoles (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, GameCube) and Handheld consoles (Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance).

Now is a good time to start trading, because for for the first two weeks of the beta, they are offering 10% off a future purchase of any game or accessory in Amazons video games store!


  1. TechMata says:

    Seems like a very great deal. But I am just curios on what the Game Trade-In Store do with those old games.

  2. Lee Earls says:

    I’m glad to hear its an e-gift card that amazon is offering in exchange for the games. At first, I thought they were sending you real, plastic gift cards, something that I have become very opposed to recently. They are just so bad for the environment. But, like amazon is doing here, a lot of companies lately have been offering e-gift cards. There is a resource that I’ve been using lately for my gift shopping called Its basically a free portal with direct links to 100’s of retailers e-gift cards. Its a pretty cool way to get easy gifts while saving the environment :)

  3. Dan says:

    With my ton of backlogged games I should practically own half of Amazon’s stock within a week :P

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