Trade in Video Games

Here at the Game Center we love retro games. Along with trading cards, pop culture, board and roll playing games, it will always be the heart and soul of our store. We offer generous trade credit for your unwanted preowned games. The best thing about our trade in policy is that your credit lasts forever and can be used both online and in store!

In the past we have only accepted trades in store, however we understand life gets in the way and taking boxes full of goodies is hard work. So, we now can accept distance trades!

What is a distance trade?

It is the same as trading your games in store, the only difference is you can now do it online. Just send us some photos via email, we’ll come back to you with a no obligations quote within 48 hours. You can then either bring the games or send them in to us within 72 hours. We check all the items and then apply the store credit to your account!

How do I send you photos?

Just email us at with a list of your games and consoles, and photos of the games. No quotes will be given without clear photos showing the front and back of all the games. Here’s some good examples.

Make sure you take the photo in a well-lit room, but don’t have any games covering anything else. The above photo is an example of what not to do.

Here you can see clearly the front and back of the games, plus the contents of each game including the manual and the back of the disk.

For consoles we recommend you show a photo of the console playing a game if possible. If you cant get it to work, we can always test it out in store and try get it working for you.

I live far away or I’m real busy, how do I send you the games?

Pack your items well in a strong box using plenty of bubble wrap or packing beads. The cost of sending us the package is your responsibility and we cannot take responsibility if your games are lost or damaged in the post.

We recommend using a shipping method that comes with full tracking and insurance for high value trades.

The delivery address for all our mail is the store address:

The Game Center
2/9 Yarmouth Pl
Smeaton Grange, NSW, 2567


Be sure to include your full contact details to complete the process.

We reserve the right to refuse games for any reason. If refused you will be given the option to pay the postage cost to have your games returned to you.