Amazon made some noise went it announced that it was getting into the used-games business. As GameStop has shown, there are billions of dollars to be made in selling used games. While it would seem that Amazon is hoping to get a cut of GameStop's business, one analyst believes that won't be the case. In an interview with Gamasutra, EEDAR's Jesse Divnich said:
With the economic downturn hitting people's wallets, more and more gamers are looking for better deals, so Divnich's assertion that the used-games market will expand might be on the money. Quite a few readers of TheFeed noted that they prefer GameStop's instand gratification over Amazon's breadth of products. For the way I shop, it's totally worth it to use Amazon so that I can parlay my games into other things I need for my home. For other gamers, the value isn't there.
Since I have to change apartments soon, I might give Amazon's service a try. I have tons of PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube games that I won't be able to play any time soon and in all likelihood will probably end up being available via digital download. Being able to turn my old games into a nice non-stick cookware set seems like a great idea to me. How about you guys? Have any of you tried out Amazon's used-game service? If so, what did you pick up with your credit?