2010 was a huge year for gaming, especially when it came to continuing some of the best series in the industry. At times it was impossible to enjoy them all, but theres no better time than now to catch up on everything you missed. Narrowing the year’s gems down to the shiniest 10 was tough job but rest assured, you can’t go wrong with any of the games below, and you won’t find a better deal on them than right here at Gamestaq.
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We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday with the year’s best games, but just in case Santa dropped the ball, Gamestaq has your back! Get ready for a brand new year of gaming by unloading the games you’ve already beaten, and pick up some of the ones you missed for mega cheap!
If you’re a shooter fan, 2010 was perhaps the best year yet, seeing both Halo Reach and Black Ops break records and set a new bar for 2011 shooters to strive for. If you haven’t had a chance to check either out, they are at the top of our must-have list, especially since they are going for $31 or less right now. If you already had your COD and Halo fix, then check out Fallout New Vegas and the much anticipated return of Goldeneye to satisfy your happy trigger finger.
So, we’ve been working through some bugs and updates this week and will continue to push out fixes and features consistently.
- We’ve tweaked the “Skip the Queue” feature, so you can sell your games faster and easier. Give it at try!
- Buy checkout is now streamlined for quicker purchases
- Better paypal experience
- Quicker load times on the site
We’ll keep you posted right here as more updates come up!
The holidays are upon us, and today Gamestaq is dropping a care package to liven up your break! We’ve dropped prices on over 20 super new, super hot games to $35 or less. Couple that with our 99c shipping promo and you can get some of this year’s hottest, most popular games for $38 bucks shipped. Wii titles are even less, so don’t miss out on this sale! Check out the full list below and remember, quantities are limited!
Xbox 360 ($35 or less):
PS3 ($35 or less):
Wii ($30 or less):
To our lovable gamers,
Every now and then we’ll be posting up tips to help you sell your games faster and buy your games easier. So now we present to you Selling Tip #436 : Skip the Queue
When selling your game on Gamestaq, there’s the easy way to sell and then there’s the AWESOME way.
The easy way is to post your game at our set rate, sit back while you wait your turn in the queue, and let us find you a buyer.
But for those of you who want to see your game sell fast and get your cash faster, we created an AWESOME tool to help out. We call it Skip the Queue!
The “Skip the Queue” feature allows you to instantly sell YOUR copy of any game, no matter what your place in the queue may be.
How does it work? For any game you post we’ll provide you with a unique url that links directly to your posted copy of the game. You can post that link anywhere on the inter-webs, and when someone buys the game via your link, your copy sells instantly, almost like magic :-p
Here are some suggestions on where to post your unique link to maximize the awesomeness:
- Twitter – You can use the “Tweet” link in your Dashboard, or better yet, make a custom message to your followers. Encourage re-tweeting for maximum results.
- Facebook – Make sure to add some of your own words to the post, you don’t want to sound like an ad.
- Forums – Try sites like cheapassgamer.com and boards that you already post on. You can put the link in your signature and talk about it in appropriate threads, but don’t spam.
- Your Blog – Your blog post will practically write itself: Review the game, recount your favorite moments, then offer your readers a great deal!
- Email – Paste your link into your favorite email application and send it off to your classmates, collegues, teammates, clan, crew, posse, whoever.
Keep in mind, the “Skip the Queue” link is useful for any game you’re looking to sell, popular or not.
If you’ve got a creative way that you are using your “Skip the Queue” link, show us and we feature it here on the site! Comment on this post or email us so we can check it out!
Were you one of the first 2,500 gamers to sign up for the re-launch promo that ended on Dec 15th? Did you think we were playing a joke by launching on the 16th? Well, ironic as it is, we weren’t. We had a bit of a delay getting this awesome new site ready for you guys, but we are up and happy to be back in business; the business of giving you awesome deals.
For everyone who signed up for the re-launch promo, SantaStaq has extended the deadline to post your game through December 25th.
To activate the promo, post your game like normal, and if the price has dropped when it sells, we will credit you the difference! Make sure your game is in the list and remember, the queue still applies! So post quickly and use the “Skip the Queue” feature to beat the holiday rush!
- Prices are guaranteed for everyone who signed up for the re-launch promo
- Post your game for sale on the site like normal
- When your game sells, even if the price has dropped, your $40 price is guaranteed
- If your price has dropped when your game sells, email us and we will credit you the extra balance
- The price is only guaranteed on your first two sales. You can post as many of the games as you want, but we only guarantee the first two for the promo
- Make sure the account you are selling on is the same email you used to sign up for the promo
If you have any questions, contact us!
Due to popular demand – 99¢ Shipping extended until tonight! – Sunday Jan 2nd!
To kick things off with a bang, we are offering 99¢ shipping until January 01! This applies to EVERY game, on EVERY console, on EVERY purchase, for EVERY single shopper. That’s 66% off the normal rate of $3 because we love giving you deals. Expect big promotions like this on a regular basis from Gamestaq, some of which you can only find on our Facebook and Twitter. So follow us, like us, and get in on the explosive launch of Gamestaq!
Well, it’s been a long year here at Gamestaq. Lots of ups and downs. But for now we just want to take a couple minutes to reflect, celebrate and move forward.
So, to all the Gamestaq Beta users, we say thank you, welcome back, and we hope you enjoy the new features and redesigned site.
For everyone else, Welcome to Gamestaq! Where you’ll buy and sell your games directly with other gamers at great prices.
When we set out to create Gamestaq, we wanted to make sure of two things. Fair market value and simplicity. If we can deliver these two things, we believe we can make the pre-played games market a better place for everyone.
In order to ensure a fair price on all games, we use an independent games price catalogue to deteremine the real market value of your games. The catalogue compares prices from retail stores and sites all over the net to determine the real market value. This price is what both the buyer and the seller get, which results in lower prices for buyers, and higher payouts for sellers.
To simplify everything, we removed multi-layered fees, annoying auction monitoring, and complicated posting processes. We want Gamestaq.com to be the quickest and easiest way to buy and sell your games. Buy it, get it, play it. Or list it, ship it, get paid. It’s the 21st century; It shouldn’t be harder than that.
We are devoted to our community and want to hear what you think. Let us know by clicking the feedback tab on the right of each page. Talk to us on Twitter and Facebook. Check out our Get Satisfaction page. Email us. Send us a friend request. We are real people looking to make a difference and we want to know how we are doing.
So welcome to Gamestaq and remember: This is just the beginning. We already have new features right around the corner to help sellers get paid even faster, and shoppers get even better deals. Stay tuned to right here for updates.
Kick off your shoes and stay a while. We built this place for you.