According to a survey on Gamespot, the average person buys at least one game a month. Some buy as many as 4 games a month. For simplicity, however, we’re going to just focus on those people that buy one game a month. What I’m going to show you is the simplicity of renting video games online and how you can save hundreds every single year by doing so.
Let’s say you buy one game a month at $59.99 ($60 for easy math). That’s $720 a year! To me, that’s a lot of money. Now, let’s be fair and say you turn around and sell that game for $25. That’s a return of $300. So 750 – 300 = $450. That means you’re losing over $400 a year. That’s insane! That’s a lot of money to just give away. Now, what if I said, you could easily cut this cost in at least HALF by simply renting games online. Bare with me…There are TONS of benefits to this and I’m about to go over them in a really super easy manner to makes sure you leave this article completely informed of this terrific service. I’m going to go over three topics: how much it costs, what if you want to keep the game, and how much time can you save.
Firstly and most importantly, how much does this cost. Well, it depends on the service you choose. A good solid plan can be about $15/mo. This adds up to only $180/yr! First of all, that’s only $15 per month which means you never have to pay $60 in a single month. That’s money in your pocket right away (no worrying about trying to make SOME of your money back). Obviously there are different plans. Depending on your plan, you’ll pay more or less. The reason I’m talking about a $15 plan is because this means you pick one game and keep it for as long as you want. Since in my scenario, we were buying one game a month, it’s safe to assume, you’ll want one game a month with this plan. So if you keep the game a month, and trade it back for a different game each month, it’s only $15/mo. Now, if you finish the game in less time than a month, you can trade it in sooner for the same price. Let’s say you play a game in only 2 weeks. You can technically play 2 games, that month for still only $15/mo. What a deal! Other plans can include 2 games at a time or even 3 or 4 games at a time. Obviously these cost a lot. You can usually find a 2 game at a time plan for only $22 on certain sites which is still way less than you’d pay for only 1 game a month at retail price!
Now let’s say you want to keep the game. The bigger game rental sites will let you pay for the game once you have it and then send your next rental game. That means if you like buying games, you only pay for the games you absolutely love! Everything else, send them back! This also allows the flexibility of finding a game that you hate and returning it the next day for your next rental while still only paying $15/mo. What a deal! Never buy a game you don’t like again!
Lastly, here are some reasons this can save you a lot of your valuable time:
- Never leave your house to go to the game store
- Never spend your time trying to sell your games at auction sites or retail stores
- Never get stuck with a game you don’t like that’s hard to get rid of.
- Never go to the store and have to preorder (you can do this on game rental sites) or find games that aren’t in stock.