So there you are, with a playstation 2 in your hands and you need a few extra bucks.
To be honest with you, a Playstation 2 doesn’t have a whole lot of value. It sadly just doesn’t. That having been said, a pawn shop may still be willing to take it in.
If it’s by itself, with nothing else included other than the cable and controllers, you might only be looking at $5.
If you don’t have the cables and controllers, you probably won’t be able to get much of anything for it at all because it essentially doesn’t work (it needs those things to work.)
What Can You Do To Get More For Your PS2 At A Pawn Shop
With that in mind as a starting point, there are some things you can do to help yourself a a little more money out of your PS2 when you take it in.
Clean It Up
I know this might seem obvious, but trust me, most people don’t clean their items before they take them into a pawn shop. You absolutely should.
Your goal in fact should be to make your PS2 look as new as possible. Get all of the heavy dirt, dust, stickers, or whatever else may be on it, off of it before you head into the pawn shop.
Bring The Box
If you still have the original packing materials that the PS2 came with when new, include those. They are always appreciated and make the system more valuable to a potential collector that may go into a pawn shop looking for one.
Trust me, pawn shops know that boxes can make a huge difference. Particularly if they are still in good condition.
Bring The Games
If you have any games for your PS2, make sure that you take those with you as well. They can make all the difference in the type of offer that you get.
Besides, some PS2 games are really collectible any more. If you happen to have one of these hugely collectible games, and the pawnbroker takes the time to go through what you have piece by piece, you may find that your $5 offer ends up close to a couple hundred dollars if you’re lucky.
Bring Any Accessories
The PS2 had a lot of accessories made for it over its lifespan. Just like hugely collectible games, some accessories turned out to be very collectible these days.
If you find yourself in the fortunate position of having some of these highly collectible accessories as well, you may end up leaving the pawn shop with a lot more money than you first thought.
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