Orange County, CA (PR) – August 12, 2013 Video game auction site GameGavel.com is readying itself for the next console generation. For at least the next 5-7 years the used game business will be booming and GameGavel founder, Mike Kennedy sees lots of opportunities for the next generation game buyers and sellers to save big money using his service.
According to Kennedy, gamers need to educate themselves moving forward and learn to use GameGavel as a tool to help them sell their games for significantly more money by cutting out “middle-men” like GameStop. Gamers can effectively sell their games for twice what GameStop will give them in trade-in credit and if they are set up with a Paypal account can be paid almost immediately and use this money to buy more games than could be bought with GameStop’s subpar trade-in credits. And, gamers can sell their used video games, consoles and gaming memorabilia for considerably less seller fees than Ebay. Gamers come out ahead on both counts!
The next feature that will be coming soon from GameGavel will be a revolutionary concept which will let its members decide if they want to donate $1-$5 to the developers and/or publishers of their choice. While many gamers believe publishers and developers do not deserve the right to earn money from used games, there are a growing number of gamers that are starting to understand the economics of the industry and believe publishers and developers do deserve this opportunity.
This new system will give gamers that choose to donate some of their online used game sales to their favorite publishers and developers the opportunity to do so. GameGavel will send these donations in monthly and keep a running and visible tally of all donations and its recipients so gamers can see they can make a difference even by donating a couple dollars for each used game they sell on GameGavel.
Kennedy says that a perfect transaction on GameGavel would go something like this, “A gamer sells a used, recently released current generation title for $45. Compare this to the $20-$25 given to them by GameStop for trade-in credit and GameStop’s selling price of $55. Both buyer and seller come out on top by using GameGavel. Then with the extra money earned by the seller - $20-$25 they decide to donate $2 to both the game’s publisher and developer.” With this scenario everyone wins, the seller of the used game, the buyer of the used game and the industry. This fulfills the industry “Circle-Of-Life” Kennedy has spoken about before and believes is what is needed for the industry to survive and prosper through the next console generation.
GameGavel is re-launching this August with a new and improved user interface and site appearance. It is the biggest upgrade since the site launched back in March 2008 and will be a welcomed service for the millions of gamers looking to take selling their used games into their own hands and maybe even helping the video gaming industry out one used game at a time.