Originally Posted by V4oLDbOY
I dont know. I traded in a six axis and two DS3 at two different GS's. All they did was hit the PS button and randomly hit the buttons. The X button on two of those controllers were pretty sticky I felt as the membrane was just getting worn out. They took them no questions asked.
Not sure about the whole philosophy of not trading in shoddy hardware. If GS checks the system and determines it a fair trade that's their problem. It should be THEIR responsibility to not give shoddy products to their customers.
You know the risks going in of buying a used product, especially hardware. GS also knows the risks of taking them in as trades. If they test it and it works and they give you the credit after you signed. Then that is a good deal for you. GS should have checked it more thoroughly or revise their policies to account for that.
I think they scan in the serial # on 360s to make sure they aren't banned so at least their's that.
They do not give us enough hours/time to have someone dedicated to testing all items that are traded in. It's at the employee's discretion to either accept/deny a controller trade in. How I usually do it is mess around with the joysticks and buttons to make sure they arent broken/sticky, and it doesnt look like it was tampered with I usually take it in.