Matt’s Game Exchange
We pay cash and offer credit for your unwanted items.Whether its vintage and retro games & consoles or the most modern or current generation games & consoles chances are we will take a look at your items as long as they are video game related! We also buy sell and trade vintage toys. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have….we will take a look at a single game or an entire collection. We are interested in games, consoles, handhelds, accessories, strategy guides,displays and just about anything else you can think of!We carry every thing you need for just about every video game console you can think of. Whether you are retro rookie or a lifetime collector you can find something to love here. Games, consoles and accessories…..we’ve got it all.Want to maximize the value of your unwanted games, consoles and accessories? Bring them in and trade for instant store credit towards something else in the store. Our offers are very competitive and you will have plenty of fresh items to choose from.
What We Carry
Video Game Consoles
Can you guess the 2
most common questions we get at Matt’s Game Exchange? You would think
being a retro game store it would be about older games or systems, but
that is not the case. We are most often asked “Are you Matt?” and “How
long have you been here?”
So, who is Matt? Well,
he is the front man for our stores. As a kid growing up in California,
Matt started with video games at the age of 4. He was too young to start
school and wasn’t fond of going to the babysitter. Instead he hung out
with dad in our video store renting movies and games. His title was Head
Game Tester. Customers would come in looking for games and often wanted
to know what he was playing or what games he liked, looking for
something for their own kids. He quickly became our best saleman.
The first game he beat
was Dragon Ball Z. I thought there was a glitch in the game when the
credits were playing, but that was to be the first of many games he
As the landscape of the
movie rental business changed, we morphed fully into video games. We
grew quickly with 8 employees and moved to a larger facility.
Playstation 2 and Dreamcast were the systems of the day. Pokemon was
pretty hot also. We carried retro as well as new games. We faced a lot
of competition from Funco, Babbages, KB Toys, Electronic Boutique, and a
handful of mom and pops. The retro industry has changed much since
We sold the store in
California and moved to South Carolina in 2009 where our employee
prospects were dismal. One evening as we were tossing around ideas of
what we could do, video games came up. It was what we knew, but we had
been out of it for a while so we had to start from scratch.
We started buying games
and systems where we could: off of Craigslist, at flea markets, etc. We
also started selling at flea markets. Even there we offered great
customer service so people started seeking us out. We started seeing
some customers regularly. As more and more people became aware of us, we
moved to larger markets with more tables.
In November 2010 we
opened a small store in Hartsville, SC. It was slow at first so we
continued the flea markets on the weekends. But as word got out about us
we really started growing. Matt ran that store while completing his
degree in Business from Coker College.
In March 2014 we took
another big leap and opened a second store in Florence, SC. We had no
idea what was waiting for us but we are happy to report it was an
instant success.In June 2015 we saw another major jump for Matt’s Game
Exchange as we opened yet another store in Greensboro, NC. It is our
largest location and is making quite a splash in the Triad area.
Matt still enjoys
playing games, is an avid collector, and loves to share his passion and
expertise with everyone he can. He is now the CEO of our corporation.
Even though we are a corporation, we still enjoy being a family-run
business promoting family values. We now employ 12 people, 6 of which
are family members spanning 3 generations.