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Posted In Music, Products Review - By Mike on Friday, December 28th, 2012 With No Comments »

The video game industry had not been without problems, but its current popularity and the fact that every home has a PC as standard suggests that popularity will be maintained and even increased.  It is a multi-billion dollar business with some of the best-selling games costing a considerable amount to develop.

Financial priorities

It is obviously important for a new release to sell quickly in order to retrieve the production costs before moving into profit. In that sense it is similar to the film industry, which targets box office income in the early weeks before there can be any thought of releasing a DVD. Home entertainment both for playing and viewing has led to leisure industry vying for the household dollar.

The products a family might buy have two finite lives: the length of time that they can retain the interest of the family and the length of time the product retains its quality. The latter is far longer than the former. 

What happens next?

Once a family tires of a game or a film, the likelihood is that it will gather dust. However, there is another option, and that is to sell. At musicMagpie you can get a valuation for your unwanted DVDs, video games and CDs by providing the bar code details online. While used products are unlikely to achieve prices close to what you paid for them, it is important to remember you have used them until the end of their useful life in your house. They are either dust gatherers or something you can sell, perhaps to buy new ones.

This is not an auction; it is a purchase proposal by the website that can arrange a free courier collection once a transaction is agreed. You will be paid fairly quickly; it is a matter of the company receiving the goods and verifying that everything is in order.

More elderly but still a minority

While the numbers of people over the age of forty who play video games has increased, it is very much youngsters and young adults who make up the majority of video game players. They are the generations who are particularly keen to have the latest releases and are prepared as soon as the release date is confirmed. Selling old video games is a natural activity once the useful life of that game is over, over as far as interest is concerned, not over as a quality issue.

Somebody somewhere

There will always be someone who has seen the most popular video games and would like to do so. Providing the opportunity for someone to buy used video games and, of course, CDs and DVDs is the motive behind trading websites like musicMagpie. There are individuals earning a living doing this, often in auction style sales. That is fairly time consuming, so if you have unwanted stock that can earn you money in one simple transaction that is the service you need. Surely, it is worth making contact today.

Steve Smith is a freelance writer based in Dalyan, a World Heritage site in South West Turkey. He writes on a range of subjects such as musicMagpie. As a graduate of Politics, some are about the serious subject of current affairs but he also enjoys writing on everything from consumer affairs to travel, sport and consumer affairs.

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