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#1 io

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:49 AM

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

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

SPECIAL NOTE:

For those looking to transfer credit from Blockbuster to Gamestop the current extra $10 for 2 games deal at Gamestop (Wii, 360, PS3 only) provides the following options:

Game: BB price -> GS price with Edge+bonus

:360:
Beautiful Katamari: $9.99 -> $11.60
Bionicle Heroes $9.99 -> $7.20 (only good if B1G1 happens)
Bullet Witch: $9.99 -> $9.40
Cars: $9.99 -> $9.40
Chromehounds: $9.99? -> $8.30
Earth Defense Force: $9.99 -> $10.50
King Kong $9.99 -> $7.75 (only good if B1G1 happens)
Meet The Robinsons: $6.99 -> $10.50
Ninety-Nine Nights $14.99 -> $13.80
PSU $9.99 -> $10.50
Rumble Roses $9.99 -> $8.30
Spiderman 3: $9.99 -> $10.50
Spiderman Friend or Foe $12.99 -> $13.80
Table Tennis $9.99 -> $7.75
Tomb Raider Legend $9.99 -> $9.80
Top Spin 2: $9.99 -> $9.40
Virtua Tennis 3 $9.99 -> $11.60
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 (360) | 9.99 -> 9.40

:wii:
Alien Syndrome $9.99 -> $10.50
Meet The Robinsons $9.99 -> $11.60
Sonic Secret Rings $14.99 -> $14.90
Super Monkey Ball $14.99 -> $11.60 (only good if B1G1 happens)
Tony Hawk Downhill Jam $14.99 -> $11.60 (only good if B1G1 happens)

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NBA Street Homecourt $14.99 -> ??
Virtua Fighter 5 $14.99 -> $13.80

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ALERT: Preorders available for a few select games at most Blockbuster stores

Most regular Blockbuster locations (in addition to Gamerush stores of course) are taking preorders for Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Star Wars Force Unleashed, and possibly a few other games (YMMV on the cashier knowing about it). $5 is required for a deposit.

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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).

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?
Please do not discuss the flipping of games from one Gamerush store to another should another such opportunity arise (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 used video game hardware and generally have a much wider selection of new hardware. Many regular BB stores had a PS3 bundle available over Christmas and since then they have expanded their hardware sales. As of right now (Spring/Summer 2008) most Blockbuster stores are now selling PS3's, Xbox 360's, and Wii's. Most still do not sell handheld systems (a few apparently sell the DS but I've never seen them there). As a result of not selling used hardware, regular Blockbuster stores will not take hardware in for trades.

- Only Gamerush stores allow for preorders of your choice of new games (though, it seems, some stores have stopped taking preorders). On the other hand, some regular Blockbuster stores take preorders for a few select mega-release titles (recent examples: Halo 3, SSBB, Mario Kart, GTA IV).

- 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. Stock is usually very limited and they do not seem to get restocks of most games. So once something is sold out they will most likely not get it back. Many of the "older "new games in the list below may be hard to find at this point.

:ds:
Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass

:psp:
God of War Chains of Olympus

:360:
Army of Two
Bioshock
Blue Dragon
Bully
Burnout Paradise
Call of Duty 4
Guitar Hero III
Halo 3
Ironman
Lego Star Wars TCS
Lost Odyssey
Mass Effect
Narnia
NBA Live 08
NBA 2K8
Project Gotham Racing 4
Rock Band Bundle
The Orange Box
Turok
Viking Battle for Asgard

: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)
40GB PS3 ala carte (no bundle)
Army of Two
Assassin's Creed
Burnout Paradise
Lego Star Wars TCS
NBA Live 08
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction
Rock Band bundle
Turok
Uncharted
Viking Battle for Asgard

:wii:
Battle of the Bands
Boom Blox
Dragon Quest Swords
Guitar Hero III
Houses of the Dead 2 & 3
Link's Crossbow Training
Mario Kart
Mario Party 8
Mario Strikers Charged
NBA Live 08
Ninja Reflex
Sega Superstar Tennis
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
We Ski

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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 a lot 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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#2 xDerekRx

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:05 AM

Just to correct a part of your post

NON GR Blockbusters do take pre orders.

The BB I work at is currently taking pre-orders on the new WII Mario Smash Brothers, and we did Halo 3 last year.

#3 io

io

Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:07 AM

Just to correct a part of your post

NON GR Blockbusters do take pre orders.

The BB I work at is currently taking pre-orders on the new WII Mario Smash Brothers, and we did Halo 3 last year.


OK, I'll change it to SOME non-GR locations take VERY LIMITED preorders. No practical difference for me though ;).

#4 Dragonwarrior587

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:12 AM

fourth Post Woo Hoo ^_^

Walked in gamestop Bought
Alvin & Chipmunks for $16.19 10% off Coupon and Marvel with Forza for $16.19 with Coupon went over to Blockbuster Trade in Alvin for $31 Forza for $23 and Marvel for $16 Made like $36.70

#5 Quintox

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:21 AM

OH so a new one is started? (thread)

#6 Geekquisitions

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:25 AM

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#7 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:31 AM

YAY new page :) I love blockbuster...

#8 pogipinoy27

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:37 AM

you should rename this thread v2.0 in lieu of the forthcoming upgrade to CAG
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#9 jlarlee

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:59 AM

It seems a lot of prices held steady this Tuesday
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#10 humidore

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:17 AM

Did a lil HoV action on the way home from work today, now I got my juices flowin. Will definitely work towards a PS3 (I wonder if I'll run into issues trading in multiple games at my BB down thw road..).


#11 sasukekun

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:08 AM

Need to do a little more flipping to get Rock Band (360)

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#12 xDerekRx

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:14 AM

OK, I'll change it to SOME non-GR locations take VERY LIMITED preorders. No practical difference for me though ;).


Yeah, it seems its just for big games ... maybe once a year.

I figured it was worth mentioning so people without GameRushes would know that there is at least a possibility of using their credit towards a new game.

#13 pcktlnt

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:22 AM

Didn't know a new one started. Cool.
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#14 djkunai

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:41 AM

In before the lock?
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#15 DisturbedZen

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:38 AM

Called in today...

Forza 2 (360) - $22
MUA (360) - $15
Alvin (Wii) - $30

Looks like everything held, too bad I don't have the guts to trade in more than 1 to my stores. T_T
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#16 Bezerker

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:22 AM

Does anyone know the trade in price for Alvin on the Wii?


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#17 rcaido

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:18 PM

Just curious what are you guys using your credit for? I have about $500 in credit & i've mostly just been using it on buying those Toll House Cookies when i rent during the weekends...

Will pre-order Smash Bros as my BB is doing this at the moment...

#18 Chitown021

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:33 PM

Tagged the new thread. I PMed Cheapy about access to the Wiki to help keep it updated but I haven't heard back. Of course this was like a day before the outage so he's had alot more pressing matters to deal with since then :)
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#19 runpuddrun

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

Where can you find alvin cheap? I might do a little HOV along with alvin today. i've got $275 but want a little more so that "WHEN" they get Wii's I can get SSBM also.

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#20 animemaniac14

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:22 PM

going to trade in a couple HoV's today at BBV/GR along with picking up my copy (hopefully) of DMC4 CE (given that it's actually IN STOCK) and also going to pre-order Smash Bros and possibly look into getting ROCK BAND...i've been tempted to do this for a LLOOONNNGGGG time...anyone know if it's better to get the PS3 version or the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band?

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#21 daminion

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

I had these values at the bottom of the last thread, don't want them to be missed when the Wiki is back up.

:wii: MUA - $22
:360: Lost Planet - $15

Date of quote for these was 2/4

#22 nlyonssmith

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

Get the xbox version. You can use GH2 guitars, more people online, DLC has had a pattern of coming to the 360 first.




going to trade in a couple HoV's today at BBV/GR along with picking up my copy (hopefully) of DMC4 CE (given that it's actually IN STOCK) and also going to pre-order Smash Bros and possibly look into getting ROCK BAND...i've been tempted to do this for a LLOOONNNGGGG time...anyone know if it's better to get the PS3 version or the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band?



#23 Vitality X

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:33 PM

going to trade in a couple HoV's today at BBV/GR along with picking up my copy (hopefully) of DMC4 CE (given that it's actually IN STOCK) and also going to pre-order Smash Bros and possibly look into getting ROCK BAND...i've been tempted to do this for a LLOOONNNGGGG time...anyone know if it's better to get the PS3 version or the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band?


the ps3 version is wireless while 360 isn't.

#24 DaFederal

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:00 PM

:ps3: Ultimate Alliance $30
:ps3: Elder Scrolls 4 $16

#25 animemaniac14

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:06 PM

and you can't use the GH3 wireless guitar for 360 on Rock Band for the 360 can you?

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#26 nlyonssmith

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:15 PM

and you can't use the GH3 wireless guitar for 360 on Rock Band for the 360 can you?


yes you can. i have both and can verify. however, you CANNOT use the RockBand guitar for GH3 (same for ps3)

#27 nietzsche74

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

Some rather disappointing trade-ins today:

MOH: Airborne (360): $22
Timeshift (360): $28
Prey (which I wanted to save for the GS extra $10 deal to purchase some DVDS they had...): $8:cry:

Picked up Turok (360), didn't see any copies of DMC4 yet for sale or for rent.

#28 h2dk

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

the ps3 version is wireless while 360 isn't.


Is everything wireless? (drums, mic, guitar) or is it just the guitar?

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#29 Manatee

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:37 PM

Is everything wireless? (drums, mic, guitar) or is it just the guitar?


Just the guitar. Everything else plugs into an ugly USB hub that has a power cord.


#30 MoneyMan

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

Traded in Houry Of Victory today. It is still $32