Is Swapping Video Games With Other Gamers a Better Way to Play New Video Games? Every gamer goes through the process of buying a new video game – playing it to boredom or completion and then moving onto the next game. For some, the retail value of £40 (~$60) for most new video games makes moving onto the next game a tricky task, making gaming an expensive hobby! This article will discuss several methods of buying/getting new video games available to gamers and consider whether video game swapping sites represent the best possible value to a gamer when moving onto a new video game.

Trading in Video Games

Trading your video game in at a local store is one method – this will often mean losing over half the value of the game you paid in the first place. And the local store is probably going to sell your video game at a markedly greater price. So the trade in value they offer you isn’t going to get you very much at the store so you’ll still have to contribute some extra cash to get a new game. However, this process is convenient and you have your next game in hand as soon as you’re in the store!


1. Convenient

2. Instant


1. Low trade in value

2. Hefty mark up by retailer means you pay more cash for the next game

Video Game Rental

Joining a games rental service, such as Boomerang or Lovefilm, is another option. You typically pay a flat monthly subscription fee and receive a limited number of games which you can keep for as long as you wish. The quality of such services varies greatly and the major drawbacks here are that you must keep a list of games you desire – resulting in you receiving which ever game the rental company has in stock when they receive returned games. So the danger here is that you may not actually get the game at the top of your list. Other drawbacks include waiting a long time for that one game you want – or receiving games that are scratched to the point where your console won’t play them! Most importantly, you hand out all that cash each month and you don’t actually own anything in the end – it’s arguable that there’s better value in buying a game, keeping it until you’ve finished with it and then trading it once you’re done.

How To Master The Art Of Public Speaking A promising public speaker often encounters risk before he or she learns how to get it right, as in almost anything we do in life that we strive to be good at. After all, you encountered risk when you learned to walk, and ride a bike. If you are going to master the art of public speaking, you are going to be required to apply some effort in the initial stages, and run the risk associated with learning anything. Following are some key ways in which you can become more proficient public speaker.

  • Be determined in your pursuit to be an outstanding public speaker. Show excellence through your experiences, study, and how you tailor your material to match your audience.
  • Be patient in your goal to succeed. Persistence is a must, if you are going to overcome the obstacles on the way to excellence. There is no such thing as overnight success in public speaking. Attend training about effective speaking; or ask someone who has mastered the art of public speaking.
  • Develop an oozing passion for your topic. Your audience will not care to listen to you if you demonstrate anything less than passion about your public speaking topic. Jot down the topics that you love. Then, choose two or three that you can expound into top-notch, crowd-pulling presentations.

Need a Secret Sales Weapon in New Homes Sales? Learn to Sell Your Builder What makes one new home builder better than another new home builder? I mean, really, aren’t they all about the same? They use the same types of building materials, they typically offer new homes in similar price ranges at a similar square footage, and most builders have some type of warranty or guarantee to back up their product, right? So, what is the big deal about telling your new home prospects your builder’s story?

Well, for starters, your builder’s story is your secret sales weapon! Think about it, your builder is your brand! OF COURSE you want to tell your prospects all about your builder!

Face it, not all new home builders are created equally! Let me give you a non-industry related example: when you need to go to the grocery store, how do you select the store where you will shop? After all, most grocery stores offer the same selection of canned food, produce, meats and other products, right? WRONG? My guess is that you will go to a specific grocery store because of its ‘brand’. You trust the brand! You like the brand! You are loyal to the brand!

There is a reason that Publix is the dominating grocery store chain in Florida and there is a reason Winn Dixie is closing stores quicker than you can say ‘The Beef People’. It’s all about the brand and what that brand represents to people.

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