Buying a game is like anticipating a newborn child, preparing a place for the new member of the family. For many gamers buying a new game is a big deal considering the costs involved. So, what are players expected to do before they venture out to get the game they want desperately? Here's some tips you can use:
It's a no brainer when it comes to saving up for the game you want. Some games cost a whopping $59.99 and burning $60 (plus tax) in one go can burn a sizable hole in your wallet. If you're a smart saver you can do the following: once you know the estimated release date of the game, put in $10 each month into your savings. $10 a month for 6 months equals an easy $60 without worry. You don't need to resort to starvation to get the game; all you need to is save away small amounts.
If you're a game collector then tossing away old games is out of the question. However, if they are games you never play at all and losses its charisma, then it's time to let it go. Gamers have a tendency to collect games over the years which can clog up the room. Thus, to make way for new games, the ideal solution is to sell the games to make a sizable profit. eBay is one of the suggested choices; games that you no longer enjoy can be enjoyed by others. Plus, the benefits are that you gain more money in your pocket! Yard sales and flea markets are other examples where you can make some good money. People are willing to pay double for a hard to find game and with a rare game in your collection, you can ensure that your wallet will budge with easily earned cash!
Make sure you have enough funds before purchasing your desired game. The last thing you want is to be short on money then the collector's edition you eyed will soon belong to someone else. Applying strategy number one (as previously mentioned) will allow you to get your game. You can also look at it this way; if by chance during this time you are dieting, you can cut down on eating costs (especially junk food) then transfer the leftover funds to your game savings. This way, you'll have plenty of money to use plus you'll be in great shape!
Choosing Your Game
During the peak of game release season, gamers are conflicted to buying two or three games in one go, however, this splurge spending can affect your funds. When several hit titles are coming out, decide which title you want the most. Look for the title you've been waiting for after reading and researching about the title. Make absolutely sure this is the title for you; many gamers have experienced this dilemma and bought a game they thought would be good when in actuality, it is a flop. When buying games, read reviews to see if other players enjoy the game as well. Look for the game's highlighted qualities and then you can make the purchase without regrets.
Dividing Your Time
Before you get the game, make sure you have enough time to compensate it for other tasks. Don't play the game for 6 hours straight without doing anything else; it's unhealthy for you. An obsessive streak from gaming can affect school, personal relationships and more. The smart thing to do is to divide time carefully balancing out your time. The last thing you want is for your game to be confiscated by towering, parental authorities.
These are the top 5 tips I can offer from gamer to gamer. Use them wisely if you're interesting in buying something you want! The more you use these techniques, the more games you can collect in the long run without exhausting your wallet!