Does Gamestop Buy Memory Cards?

Does Gamestop Buy Memory Cards

Gamestop has one of the best trade-in programs on the market right now. However they weren’t always like this. When they first started their trade-in program, they only accepted video games and consoles. Nowadays, they accept a wide variety of electronics from smart phones to smart watches.

This does still leave the question of does Gamestop buy memory cards? Unfortunately, at this time, Gamestop is not accepting memory cards as a form of trade-in value. However in the past it does seem that they used to accept memory cards for a variety of gaming consoles.

Although you won’t be able to go to Gamestop and trade in your old memory cards, there are still a ton of different marketplaces where you can list and sell them yourself. Selling your memory cards yourself will also help you acquire the most money rather than accepting a lower offer from Gamestop.

Where Is the Best Place to Sell Memory Cards?

With all of the available platforms to sell on in today’s market, it can be a tough choice to choose just one. We always recommend listing your items on more than one platform in order sell your item in the fastest amount of time.

Here is a small list of some of the most common marketplaces to sell on to get the most money out of your memory cards:


eBay is always the first marketplace that we recommend when trying to sell items online. They have one of the largest customer bases with millions of searches per day. The more users a platform has, the faster you will be able to sell your items.

To get started you will need to make a free or paid account. If you plan on using eBay long term as one of your main platforms, then signing up for a paid account will be the way to go. Once you have an active account, you will need to take pictures of your item, write a short description, set the price, and list it.

If you are having trouble pricing your item, then we suggest searching for your item on ebay and filtering the listings to sold and completed only. This will give you a good idea of how much your item is selling for and how often.


Mercari is another platform that is similar to eBay. It first originated in Japan has been becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Mercari’s platform was structured and based around their mobile app. Their app is easy to use and makes listing from a phone seamless.

Mercari is definitely the easiest platform to list items on from your smart phone. You can search for your item on their platform and click on a sell one like this filter to have your listing pre filled out. Take your pictures, set a price, and list your item.

Mercari also offers discount on shipping rates. Once your item sells, you will print out your pre-selected shipping label and ship it off to your customer. You will be paid once your buyer receives their item and they leave you a rating. After three days of your customer having their item, the system will automatically complete the transaction and you will be paid.


Offer-Up is an awesome marketplace to sell your items locally. Selling items locally has its advantages. You won’t have to ship your item, pay selling fees, or taxes associated with an online sale. This means you can essentially make the most money out of your item selling it locally.

If local selling is not your thing, Offer-Up also offers shipping. This isn’t as refined as other marketplaces and we don’t really recommend it. However it works the same as other platforms. Take a picture of your item, write a short description, set the price, and list it.

How Much Can I Sell My Memory Cards For?

There are a few factors that will determine how much you will be able to get for your memory card. The brand, size, and compatibility are all factors you will need to take into account when selling.

Down below we give a few examples of a few different types of memory cards along with their estimated prices that are pulled right from he eBay sold listings page.

Memory CardPrice
SanDisk 256GB Micro SD Memory Card for Nintendo SwitchNew: 40$

Used: 30$
Playstation Memory CardNew: 20$

Used: 10$
Nintendo 3DS Memory CardNew: 25$

Used: 10$
Nintendo 2DS Memory CardNew: 20$

Used: 10$

Final Thoughts

Although Gamestop offers one of the largest trade-in programs, they are currently not accepting memory cards as a form of valid trade-in value.

However, it does seem that in the past Gamestop has offered several deals as well as special trade-in offers for customers that brought in select memory cards. With newer consoles coming with larger hard drives and internal storage, memory cards are slowly becoming phased out.

From the general consensus, it is highly known that Gamestop severely underpays their customers when it comes to cash and in-store credit. You will most likely be able to get a lot more money if you were to sell your memory card on a third party platform like eBay or Mercari.

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