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Buying Games Cheap And Sell Them For Profit? - Do You Think It's possible?



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Buying Games Cheap And Sell Them For Profit? - Do You Think It's possible?

Hey guys,
Do you think it's possible to buy & sell videogames for profit? - And is it legal to do it?

Take a look at instant gaming for instance. (Here.)

- 33% Discount. - 48% Discount. 45% Discount. And so on..

  • Would it be possible to resell them?

I mean, if I could buy games with 45% discounts, I could probably also sell them with 20% discount for instance. That would basically mean that I would end up with 25% profit. - And I wouldn't even have to OWN the actual games myself either, as I could just wait for the orders and buy the games manually from instant-gaming (or other similar sites) and profit. - But are you allowed to do that?

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Lynne

Well you would have to discuss those technicalities with the person that owns the rights to those games I would think.

Wouldn't it be the same type of thing as selling a digital product? You would have to have resell rights?




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hitmeasap

I don't know Lynne.. I guess you'll have to have some sort of rights or license if you're a large business who wants to do something like that.. But if you're doing it like a "private person", I don't actually think you'll need any rights. Sure, you can't sell 100 copies per day without rights. I bet you'll need some rights if you sold more than 5 copies per day too.




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MasterA

If you buy the actual disk and sell it, then I think it would be legal but with this, it seems like it is all done digitally and I am not quite sure about it. The other big problem is who will you sell it to?




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hitmeasap

Well, I obviously don't have any clients right now, but I just thought about this when I saw the website.. If it's legal, then it should be fairly easy to make a few sales at least, as people love discounts.




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virusblock

The next big step on the tinternet is going to be VR so get in early before everyone else does




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hitmeasap

I totally agree with you. VR is and will be the next big thing for sure. - I'd love to be able to play VR games like Assassin's Creed etc in the future. That would be an amazing experience.




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clerkboy3

Taking into account the link in your description, I will assume you are referring to new games.
Well, videogames after some months go down abruptly in price and they call it "promotions", when in reality it is something that occurs naturally.
With very small margins, even if you don't sell only 15-20% (or even less), you break even or lost money.
After some time, the games go down in value again and you may need to adjust... I'm not taking into account possible chargebacks that will ruin the situation even more...
For new games I would use affiliate programs but never buy the games, it's too risky!
Regarding used games, retro gaming, etc. it is a different story!...




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Barida

I think you have to really got to ensure that buying and selling those games does not violate any existing rights. To do so, you need to talk with the owners of those games to ensure that you're doing the right thing and not something that will land you in trouble in a long time.




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augusta

I think you'll still make a profit be it small or big it still a profit which is better than nothing and moreover it not compulsory to give a whole 20% to a buyer, you can reduce that to make more profit from your end.




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overcast

I know some of the friends who are doing this on steam. And for them it seems to be working out just fine. Though some of the time such type of account may lead to more of an issue. But it's definitely doable. And people do that all the time. Make sure to just sell the steam account with such games preloaded. And that can save you lot of hassles later. And considering steam is good enough on this part, there are no legal issues.




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