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#1 io

io

Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:11 PM

Welcome to the Official CAG Gamerush/Blockbuster video game deal thread.

First and foremost, please check out the
GameRush Trade-In Prices Wiki.

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What is this thread for?
The primary function of this thread is to discuss current trade-in and sale promos and to post any trade-in values you have obtained. Please post trade-in values with the date of the trade (or quote) and system. One of the CAG Wiki editors will then add them to the Wiki.

It is also permissible to discuss system availability, credit issues, etc. As long as it is related to game trades or sales at Blockbuster it is generally OK to discuss it here.

Unlike more tightly focused clearance threads, it is OK to discuss more general Gamerush/Blockbuster issues here as well as trade requests as long as they are kept to a minimum (and usually just during specific deals, of which there are none currently).

Due to the questionable stability of the Gamerush brand, it is also permissible to discuss ways of converting credit from Blockbuster to other stores (ie, which games may be used for trading in to other stores such as Gamecrazy or EB/GS). As of right now, we have no indication of Gamerush's imminent demise, but given Blockbuster's ongoing financial difficulties we need to be aware of the possibility.

What is this thread NOT for?
There will be absolutely NO DISCUSSION of the recent doctored coupon. Do not discuss what you bought, what you traded it for, or anything else - all such posts will be deleted. Any discussion of that should be done here.

Also, it is bad form to discuss the flipping of games from one Gamerush store to another should another such opportunity arrive (through trade-in deals which we haven't had recently anyway). It is one thing to "play the market" with trade-in values from one chain to another (GR to GC to EB) - free market buy low/sell high and all that. But taking advantage of loopholes in a single store's policies/promos is frowned upon and has, in the past, led to trade-in bans from GR.

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General Info
- Trade-in credit can be placed onto your store account or onto a "Value" card
- Credit on store accounts can only be used at that one store
- However, credit can be transferred from the store account to a card at any time
- Value cards can be used at any location
- Gamerush stores often do not get new game stock until the Friday of the release week, thus a few days later than most retailers

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Gamerush vs. regular Blockbusters
All Blockbuster game-related discussion belongs here. Most threads created in the Deals forum will be merged in to here. There seems to be the impression by many CAGs that if they don't have a Gamerush store near them then this thread does not apply to them. However, regular (non-GR) Blockbuster stores often run the same promos and generally have the same trade-in values.

The key differences:
- Only Gamerush stores sell new and used video game hardware, with the exception of the occasional new controller/memory card spotted at regular stores. (Edit - Some recent exceptions have cropped up: many regular BB stores had a PS3 bundle available over Christmas and a few stores have been reported to sell DS Lites).

- Only Gamerush stores allow for preorders of new games (though, it seems, many of those have even stopped taking preorders).

- While many Gamerush stores have cut back on their new game stock, some regular (non-GR) Blockbusters have started selling new games. They usually have a very limited selection of top-selling new 360, PS3, and Wii games. I will be maintaining a list below here for those with Blockbuster credit but no access to a GR store.

- Trade-in values are controlled centrally and are uniform across all Gamerush and Blockbuster locations EXCEPT if the Blockbuster is a franchise location. You can tell from the receipt if your store is a franchise store. All Gamerush stores are corporate-owned so they will have uniform pricing.

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New games that may be available for purchase at select non-GR Blockbusters
For those with access to only regular Blockbuster stores but wanting to take advantage of the decent trade-in values Blockbuster offers, this is the list of new games being sold by some regular Blockbuster locations. Note that they will generally not get new games on the release date. They will most likely have them a few days to weeks later.

:ds:
Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass

:360:
Bioshock
Blue Dragon
Call of Duty 4
Guitar Hero III
Halo 3
Lego Star Wars TCS
Mass Effect
NBA Live 08
The Orange Box

:ps2:
Guitar Hero III
Spiderman Friend or Foe

:ps3:
80GB PS3 bundle for $600 (PS3, Surf's Up Blu-Ray, HDMI cable, 20-week rental card)
Assassin's Creed
Lego Star Wars TCS
NBA Live 08
Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction
Rock Band bundle
Uncharted

:wii:
Guitar Hero III
NBA Live 08
Mario Party 8
Mario Strikers Charged
Super Mario Galaxy

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Current Trade-In Deals

There are no trade-in deals at this time. The trade 3 get an extra $5 per game is still in affect at some (very select) locations.

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Reported Trade-In Prices

Trade-In Price Wiki <--- Trade-In Prices are now kept here.

We now have a trade-in price Wiki that will be easier to keep up to date. All recent trade-in prices will be listed here along with the date they were reported. Trade-in prices are usually universal at both Blockbuster and Gamerush, but can be wildly different at franchise Blockbuster stores. Trade-in prices generally change on Tuesdays.


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Game Pass

Rent unlimited games for a month. You can have one game (or 2 depending on the pass) out at a time and can return it whenever you want and switch it out as many times as you want.

$21.99 for 1 Game

http://www.gamerush....es_gamepass.php click this link to find out about gamepass at Gamerush.

You must have a credit card/check card to signup. Checkcard must be visa, mc, amex, dc, or diners club. You can also do it by getting a prepaid visa, mc, dc or amex card with at least $1 on it so it will clear the authorization and just pay for it each month (very tedious though). You can cancel at any time. Good on any rental game (gamecube, psp, nds, gba, xbox, ps2).

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GAMERUSH WEBSITE

This should have alot of stuff so please just search around the website before asking questions. Website updates happen but most deals are in effect way before they are updated on gamerush.com so check in the thread for the newest deals.

http://www.gamerush.com

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Links to previous Gamerush Threads:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Thanks to Shipwreck for running the previous thread - much of the info here was ripped from that one!

#2 io

io

Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:11 PM

Reserved...

#3 FoxHoundADAM

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    Super Zissou Bros.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:21 PM

We needed this, thanks.

My Gamerush still has that 60 gig PS3....if only it was $50 cheaper!

#4 edavis0780

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    Disbarred! STFUJT

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:25 PM

I picked up a new copy of The Orange Box at a local Blockbuster (non-GR) so I think that should be added to the list.

#5 io

io

Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:30 PM

I picked up a new copy of The Orange Box at a local Blockbuster (non-GR) so I think that should be added to the list.


Sweet, if I saw that I'd buy it. Unfortunately the one I went to just yesterday did not have it. They had all 3 versions of NBA Live 08 though :roll:. I added it to the OP. This is exactly what I (personally) want to see in this thread, in addition to trade-in prices of course. Now I know it is worth checking out a few regular stores when I'm out and about (and making sure I have my Value card with me at the time).

#6 edavis0780

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    Disbarred! STFUJT

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:37 PM

Sweet, if I saw that I'd buy it. Unfortunately the one I went to just yesterday did not have it. They had all 3 versions of NBA Live 08 though :roll:. I added it to the OP. This is exactly what I (personally) want to see in this thread, in addition to trade-in prices of course. Now I know it is worth checking out a few regular stores when I'm out and about (and making sure I have my Value card with me at the time).


The only bad thing is that I had to actually use my credit card to pay for about half since they kept telling me that my gift card had no credit on it. I go to the BB I last used the card and they tell me that I still have $50 on it......:bomb:

I don't know if it was a simple mistake or if the cashier was just being an asshole.

#7 SNKMat

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:40 PM

I dont have one in my city

#8 Warner1281

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    Pissing off customers

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:44 PM

If you're keeping track of what new games stores carry, our store got in a copy of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS). Although I'm not too sure why. We haver NEVER carried DS games for rent or sale before. Nonetheless, I quickly bought it up with my discount. Hopefully the quick sale will lead to more DS games in the future. Stores should also have PGR4 (360). I'll do my best to start informing everyone of the weekly price drops (no promises though).

edit: Game Pass info- There should also be a 2 at a time game pass for 3?.99. I forget the actual price but I believe it is 31.99.
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#9 Warner1281

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    Pissing off customers

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:46 PM

The only bad thing is that I had to actually use my credit card to pay for about half since they kept telling me that my gift card had no credit on it. I go to the BB I last used the card and they tell me that I still have $50 on it......:bomb:

I don't know if it was a simple mistake or if the cashier was just being an asshole.


Certain BB giftcards are really stupid like that. The majority work good, but there's one type in particular that when you check the balance by sliding the card or scanning the barcode will say no balance (or not activated), but if they manually type in the giftcard #, it'll work just fine. I really hate those GC's. :bomb:
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#10 Santurio

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:49 PM

nice new thread, it was time for a new one.
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#11 djkunai

djkunai

Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:00 PM

I'm going to trade in a big haul later today- I'll let you all know what they give.

Oh, and I request the new thread to say "The GameRush/Blockbuster Thread: Post-Mortem" because it sounds funny.
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#12 slidecage

slidecage

    Nothing to say

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:26 PM

they dont give much anymore : (
WOOOO I STINK

#13 Bretts31344

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:29 PM

I found one copy of Orange Box at my Gamerush also. It is about time they get a new game instock that I wanted.

#14 shady859

shady859

    Big Blue Nation

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:44 PM

FINALLY found a Wii at the last Gamerush I tried today. I called and asked if they got a Wii in and she says nope but we have had one in the back for a while now actually... ~Keep in mind this is the same store that told me saturday afternoon that they had one so that evening I made the 25 minute drive to be greated with 2 employees saying they sold it a few days ago and they have no Wii~ I ask her to please go physically look for it and told her why and she laughed and went and found it and held it till I got there. Turns out one of the people who told me they didn't have a Wii that night was a store manager..... Keep up the good work ya jackass! :D


About to break my Wii cherry can't wait! Wii60 :D

traded in today:
Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3- $36
Bioshock 360 - $30
Madden 08 360 - $ 35

#15 roc's feather

roc's feather

    Man about town

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:45 PM

It feels like there haven't been any substantial Gamerush deals in a looooooooooong time.
"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." - Max De Pree
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#16 Masterkyo

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:49 PM

How much trade in for the Darkness (360) and Gear of War (360).
"Evil is Funs"

#17 shady859

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:57 PM

Edit by Io:

$hady - sorry, I messed up your post completely by accident :oops:.

#18 SadPanda99

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:01 PM

Mine had 1 which I bought, but I'm disappointed to I'm trading it in to GS
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PM me to trade for EA PGA 11, MMA, Shift 2 Season Passes

#19 io

io

Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:18 PM

In response to $hady's question that I accidentally deleted:
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What I was trying to do was quote your question about where the coupon thread was and then say the following, but I somehow deleted your post in the process. Not intended!

What I was trying to say in response:

I was going to let someone else do it (make a coupon ramifications discussion thread) as I don't want to have anything to do with it. Anyone having issues with what happened should make a thread in the Deal/Shopping Discussions & Bragging Rights forum about it. If and when that happens, I will put a link here and at the end of the old thread.

#20 eraser813

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    Even more Erasalating!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:26 PM

Way to go Forum Guide io! Congrats on the new thread...nice!

#21 LinkinPrime

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:26 PM

IO, IIRC $hady said that the Darkness :360: trades for $35 last he checked.

#22 galvatron2k1

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    I'm Broke Bitch!!!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:28 PM

FINALLY found a Wii at the last Gamerush I tried today. I called and asked if they got a Wii in and she says nope but we have had one in the back for a while now actually... ~Keep in mind this is the same store that told me saturday afternoon that they had one so that evening I made the 25 minute drive to be greated with 2 employees saying they sold it a few days ago and they have no Wii~ I ask her to please go physically look for it and told her why and she laughed and went and found it and held it till I got there. Turns out one of the people who told me they didn't have a Wii that night was a store manager..... Keep up the good work ya jackass! :D


About to break my Wii cherry can't wait! Wii60 :D

traded in today:
Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3- $36
Bioshock 360 - $30
Madden 08 360 - $ 35


Congrats! :applause:

#23 io

io

Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:34 PM

Wiki updated with $hady's trade-in quotes...

#24 djkunai

djkunai

Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:46 PM

Oops, accidentally deleted this.
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#25 shady859

shady859

    Big Blue Nation

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:52 PM

In response to $hady's question that I accidentally deleted:


UNJUST CENSORSHIP! lol joking it's all good! :lol:

Thanks for clearing up my question I thought I was blind and couldn't find it. 8-)

PS3 (from board)
Lair - 36
Heavenly Sword - 36

#26 Chitown021

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:37 AM

Excellent job io. Are all the mods called Thread Guides now?
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#27 io

io

Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:30 AM

Excellent job io. Are all the mods called Thread Guides now?


No. We're more like sub-mods. We being Sp00ge, EvilMax17, me (all in VG Deals), and Foladar (in Referral Central). Expect more to be announced sooner or later, particularly in the system forums.

But the uber-mods still retain their status. I can only mess with stuff in the Deals forum. The uber-mods have free reign ;).

In any case, to stay on topic, I will update all those prices from djkunai in a minute.

#28 Nelo Ice

Nelo Ice

Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:46 AM

anyone kno the trade in value for stranglehold?
if i cant straight up trade it for blue dragon i wanna at least get something for it towards blue dragon :cold:

#29 guinaevere

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:08 AM

UNJUST CENSORSHIP! lol joking it's all good! :lol:

In all fairness to io, with his newfound abilities, there are additional features and where the Posted Image button was, there's an Posted Image button now. It can take some time to get used to.



And very nice, io. Shipshape one might say.






...oh gad, that was horrible.
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#30 io

io

Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:31 AM

In all fairness to io, with his newfound abilities, there are additional features and where the Posted Image button was, there's an Posted Image button now. It can take some time to get used to.


Egads, you are right. I hadn't even noticed that. I was trying to quote him and instead I edited him... I knew I did that but didn't notice the buttons were shifted like that. Nice catch!

And very nice, io. Shipshape one might say.






...oh gad, that was horrible.


Ouch...