Renting from Gamefly vs. Buying Videos Games – A Look at the Pros and Cons

I have a Gamefly membership, and for the most part, I rent games that I want to play from them. With something like 8000 titles available, it’s not hard to find many great games to try out. And I really love the fact that I can keep the games as long as I want.

Mortal Kombat XThis arrangement works well for me since I’m someone who bores easily, and I usually don’t play a game for more than a couple weeks. For someone like me, it makes little sense to buy all my games. Not only would I go broke doing so, I’d end up with a ton of games I no longer play sitting on the shelf.

The only people for whom it makes sense to buy games are people who really fall in love with games and play them repeatedly over the course of many years. I do know of such people. But even for those people, I would think that renting a game first is the smart way to test out a game. If you don’t do that, you can end up purchasing games which you believe you will fall in love with, but don’t. This happened to me numerous times, until I finally wised up and got myself a Gamefly subscription. Therefore, even if you like to purchase your games, I highly recommend that you join Gamefly. You can get 1 month free to check out the service, if you go to Free Trial Spot.com.

So what should you do if you have a lot of games you purchased that you no longer play? Sell them! With sites like Glyde and Ebay, there is no reason to leave these games on your, shelf collecting dust. You won’t get full retail price, but you should have no difficulty getting 60 – 70% of retail, which is a lot better than nothing. This is what I did with my old games before joining Gamefly.