Help me find this used games website!
May 5, 2010 9:46 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a website that sells used videogames. It had a really interesting model and I can't find I site that does things the same way. Any suggestions?

The model is that people list the games that they want to sell and when you buy from the site the person with the game is notified, gets the money and sends it to you. I think I saw it on Kotaku, where they were all like "this will kill GameStop" or something. For a site that will kill GameStop they are kind of hard to find!

It had a kind of web 2.0y interface that was a little bit annoying, but the selection and prices were great.
posted by The Devil Tesla to Shopping (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Glyde.
posted by jbickers at 9:48 AM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think it is more focused on trading, but perhaps it was Goozex?
posted by Grither at 9:59 AM on May 5, 2010


File under obvious, but doesn't ebay do exactly this?
posted by TurkishGolds at 10:00 AM on May 5, 2010


Or half.com?
posted by bink at 10:01 AM on May 5, 2010


Glyde.
posted by proj at 10:04 AM on May 5, 2010


It's likely Glyde (which also mails a mailer out to the seller with the buyer's info already on it, which is pretty nice), but anyone who thinks it will kill Gamestop is crazy. Gamestop will be around until game distribution is mostly digital.
posted by haveanicesummer at 10:10 AM on May 5, 2010


I think this is the Kotaku article you're thinking of, too.
posted by jbickers at 10:10 AM on May 5, 2010


File under obvious, but doesn't ebay do exactly this?

Based on the description, I think that the difference here is that the buyer has no contact with the seller. You're told when to ship, and to whom, by the system.

And yes, I think it's Glyde, too.
posted by rokusan at 10:19 AM on May 5, 2010


or http://www.swaptree.com/
posted by schindyguy at 10:26 AM on May 5, 2010


Ack. I just sold like $70 worth of games to GameStop, and a quick glance suggests I could have gotten about three times as much on Glyde. I wonder how fast the turnover is.
posted by 256 at 10:59 AM on May 5, 2010


I wonder how fast the turnover is.

Pretty fast. I put a bunch of 360 games on there and they sold within a week. DVDs, on the other hand, never sold.
posted by jbickers at 11:06 AM on May 5, 2010


Glyde has been bookmarked! Thank you.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:31 PM on May 5, 2010


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