image004Comparison sites, the internet is full of them. It seems that every other TV advert is for some sort of website which hopes to save you money; Go Compare, Confused, Trivago, Uswitch, the list is almost endless. Now we’ve got a new one to contend with, but this one seems to be a little more relevant to us.

The Trade In Detectives is a comparison site which checks websites and retailers such as Game, ASDA, CEX, Amazon, GameExchange, and Music Magpie – to name a few – in order to give you the best price for your old video games and gaming accessories.

With Go Compare and Confused we know them best by their fairly annoying mascots, Trade In Detectives aren’t straying away from that cliche as they’re fronted by canine duo Detective Maxwell and Doctor Winston – granted, they’re a lot less annoying than some porky Welsh man singing “GO COMPAAAREE”.

That being said Maxwell, Lead Detective explains; “Trade in values constantly change from retailer to retailer as stock levels go up and down and we’re here to keep an eye on them”. So you’re in safe paws when it comes to trading in a game. (Did I really just write that..)

Right now you can head to and begin searching for the best price for your unwanted game or accessory using either the product name or barcode, but you’ll need to create an account and login in order to “unlock” every price available.

Here’s a few examples of the type of prices the website offers (correct at time of writing):


Killzone 3: £2.40 to £21
The Last of Us: £20 to £30

Xbox 360 

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: £9 to £17
GTA IV: £4 to £13


PS3 160gb: £55 to £105
Xbox 360 250gb slim: £38 to £70

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