The prices of your pre-owned PS2 games look higher than what Gamestop sell them for in their shop. I know that Gamestop give pennies when trading but I got Sonic Gems collection for €4 and you've got a price of €15 on the site.
Thanks for the feedback - the retail prices of the pre owned games are set at the time of the trade in so in this case Sonic Gems was classified as a top PS2 title and trade in credit was given based on this retail price. It would have been around €7.50 credit given plus postage etc bringing it closer to €9.00 credit a good bit more than the €4.00 you bought it for.
These prices are reviewed periodically - the longer a game is sitting there the more reviews the price may get so I will stick this one down for review. From a quick glance they are selling pre owned from €14.19 - €22.99 on play.coms playtrade pages but as low as £5.00 sterling on amazon.co.uk so it's fair to say we're a bit high versus Amazon and indeed Gamestop at €4.00.
In fact our current trade in value is €3.50 which would be retailing around €7.99 so I'd expect the price to be reviewed downwards alright.
For what it's worth we would not be in a positon to retail a pre owned PS2 game for €4.00 because we pay postage allowances on all games and then the retail price includes postage back out which puts our cheapest PS2 games at €4.99. Even then we could only be offering a fairly poor 25 cent or similar trade in credit for it We're actually seeing the value of pre owned PS2 games drop that much that it's coming close to becoming unviable to trade them at all.
Are you saying you'd give €3.50 trade in (against something else) for that Sonic Gems ?
I doubt Gamestop would give that actually. It was just one that I saw on the site but was surprised to get it for 4 quid in Gamestop. It's odd though, they've a few pre-owned PS2 titles at about a tener (Midway Arcade Treasures and Silent Scope 3 spring to mind), they've literally 100s of sports (mainly soccer) games at about 2quid and then in the €4-5 range it's hit and miss if you find anything decent enough to pick up.
Is there a secret list of "rare" PS2 games somewhere ? Someone said to me that a game called Sniper Elite is rare and true enough if you look at the playtrade/amazon/ebay comparisons it's usually up for around €20 give or take a fiver.
It's odd that you said you'd stop trading in pre-owned PS2 games because I'm sure soon enough they'll all become "rare" and retro.
As for rare games - ICO, ICO 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, Rez, We love Katamari are a few for your list.
It's not that we will completely stop trading them in but there are some titles already that we just can't accept - likes of older sports games Fifas, Pro Evos etc that are going for €2.00 in the high street just don't add up for us to pay postage costs either way as they're worth less than this.