Originally Posted by Roufuss
Why are people thinking $35 is such a low trade-in value?
I didn't check Ebay values, but I have to assume it's around $35 on Ebay.. and like the OP said, it's $38.50 with Edge.
The game only sells for $45 used... $41.50 with Edge. So if someone is trading it in with Edge, and someone else buys it with Edge, EB makes a whopping $3 profit.
I know EB gives low trade-in values for other games, but to go and say $35 is a bad trade-in value on a new game, cmon, give me a break. Do you want them to give you $45 in trade-in or something like that?
Most of us have Edge, and $38.50 for a game you only paid $50 (or maybe $40) for is pretty decent.
EB / GS has shitty deals but this isn't really one of them. To call it ridiculous, well, you're not really looking at it from a logical point of view.
EXACTLY... Look, I'm down on EB/GS trade-ins as much as anybody, but $35 for this game is pretty good. What I don't like about them is they've stopped the good bonus trade-in promos (the 2 Wii game one notwithstanding). The extra 30% is OK on higher priced games like this. Where EB/GS really screws people is on the lower-priced games - like ones they sell for $17.99 but give you $2-$3 for. THAT is where their trade-in values suck (and you need something like the trade 3 get an extra $10 deal to even begin to compensate for that).
(And yes, the normal trade value of $25 is pretty crappy, but to be expected).