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#1 Bezerker

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:26 AM

FYE is running a trade-in promotion where you get a bonus 20% on top of the 25% bonus for choosing credit when you pre-order select games. While the "official" list is pretty small, I was told that if you ask, they should be able to give you the bonus on ANY game you want to pre-order.

If you are wondering how much your cd's/games/movies get at FYE, a good place to check is www.secondspin.com . Their game TIV's are usually spot on, DVD's & CD's can vary between 10-25% between Secondspin's TIV and the actual FYE TIV.

No expiration dates given, but as some of the games this promo is advertising go to 2009, i'd imagine this will be a new policy FYE will be bringing in. Just a warning though, FYE can be very anal when it comes to trades. From what i've experienced, they all have to be complete with original case & manual. Depending on the store, your discs may need to be in pristine condition for them to accept.


Some good flips with Blockbuster's B1G1 sale:
(TIV's are CASH/CREDIT/PREORDER)

Beautiful Katamari (360): $5 -> $8/$10/$11.60
Golden Compass (PS3): $5 -> $7/$8.75/$10.15
Ratchet & Clank Size Matters (PS2): $5 -> $9/$11.25/$13.05
Rockstar Table Tennis (Wii): $5 -> $10/$12.50/$14.50
Sea Monsters (Wii): $7.50 -> $11/$13.25/$15.95
Super Swing Golf Season 2 (Wii): $5 -> $10/$12.50/$14.50

Edited by Bezerker, 20 December 2008 - 07:47 PM.

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#2 animemaniac14

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:42 AM

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:50 AM

Also, it is important to note for first timers that some FYE stores can be very strict on trade-in condition. One store I was at wouldn't accept anything that wasn't near mint and complete.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:16 PM

bump, Rock Band 2 for Wii is now eligible.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 07:37 PM

interesting. i wonder if we would be able to cancel the preorder later on and still be able to keep the bump. getting/having cheap credit at fye helps me satisfy my blu-ray cravings.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:38 AM

bump, added some more games to the list.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:15 PM

i hate to be a ****in' n00b, but what does this all mean?
would i have to use instore credit? *confused* :(

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:02 AM

i hate to be a ****in' n00b, but what does this all mean?
would i have to use instore credit? *confused* :(


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:47 AM

Sorry, i clarified the OP a bit more. You get a bonus 45% to items you trade into FYE if you use that credit from the trade to pre-order one of the select games.

Its pretty much like Gamestop's Power Trades, you just get 45% instead of the 20 + edge.

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#10 arctic00

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:56 AM

My local FYE said they no longer stock new games and only sell used games from trade-ins when I asked them about new releases in July. Is this promo national or only local - applies to those stores that still receive new games?

#11 JAR

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:03 AM

Sorry, i clarified the OP a bit more. You get a bonus 45% to items you trade into FYE if you use that credit from the trade to pre-order one of the select games.

Its pretty much like Gamestop's Power Trades, you just get 45% instead of the 20 + edge.


Here is a list of possible credit transfers from GS -> FYE:

(GS base) GS$ after 10% coupon+Edge -> FYE TiV Base (FYE TiV +45%)

PSP
Atari Classics Evolved ($7.99) $6.39 -> $8 ($11.60)
Downstream Panic ($9.99) $7.99 -> $12 ($17.40)
Smart Bomb ($4.99) $3.99 -> $5 ($7.25)
Stacked ($7.99) $6.39 -> $11 (15.95)

PS2
Butt-Ugly Martians ($3.99) $3.19 -> $7 ($10.15)
DICE ($2.99) $2.39 -> $5 ($7.25)
Everblue 2 ($4.99) $3.99 -> $6 ($7.50)
GTC Africa $3.99 ($3.19) -> $4 ($5.80)
River King ($4.99) $3.99 -> $6 ($7.50)
State of Emergency 2 ($6.99) $5.59 -> $7 ($10.15)

DS
Ontamarama ($8.99) $7.19 -> $7 ($10.15)
Touch Detective 1½ ($8.99) $7.19 -> $8 ($11.60)

George of the Jungle ($14.99) $13.49 -> $12 ($17.40)
Holly Hobbie & Friends ($17.99) $14.39 -> $11 ($15.95)
Mister Slime ($17.99) $14.39 -> $12 ($17.40)
Zoo Hospital ($17.99) $14.39 -> $11 ($15.95)

Wii
Luxor: Pharoah’s Challenge ($17.99) $14.39 -> $16 ($23.20)
Samurai Warriors Katana ($24.99) $19.99 -> $18 ($26.10)


A strange thing happened last week when I tried to trade to FYE. I was trading Downstream Panic (PSP), and the manager (who has been either very misinformed or very lazy on numerous occasions) informed me that TransWorld stores are no longer accepting PSP and PS2 games.

FWIW, this guy always tries to come up with reasons to not do trades (not sure why since they have incentives for it), so he might be just feeding me a line. Just something to watch out for.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:28 PM

A strange thing happened last week when I tried to trade to FYE. I was trading Downstream Panic (PSP), and the manager (who has been either very misinformed or very lazy on numerous occasions) informed me that TransWorld stores are no longer accepting PSP and PS2 games.

FWIW, this guy always tries to come up with reasons to not do trades (not sure why since they have incentives for it), so he might be just feeding me a line. Just something to watch out for.


Damn, that's a nice list. To show my thanks, ill pull out my ace in the hole as I'm not sure how many I can keep trading. There is a cd by the band SOiL called El Chupacabra. It goes on average for $5-7 online (Amazon has it up for $7 shipped). FYE pay $15 cash, $18.75 credit, or $21.75 if you pre-order one of the select games. Its OOP, so they probably think it is rare, but it really isn't.

Transworld is well known for incompetence in its FYE stores. IIRC, this isn't an automated process, so for anyone new to this, just make sure you're getting the correct bonus when you trade in.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:57 PM

Thanks op, in for a Fallout 3 reservation on ps3. Dumped a bunch of dvd's i've switched over to their blu ray upgrade8-)

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

Nice deal where can i find a current copy of the 10% off coupon

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

Honestly I think wherehouse.com is more reliable than secondspin.

Do you know if this is all FYEs? I know a lot of FYEs stopped doing trade ins.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:17 PM

Jar, nice list. Used it a couple weeks back with the Sony coupon. A couple notes:

For most of the PS2 games, it looks like you only calculated 25% vs. 45% TIV bonus.

Touch Detective 2 1/2 vs. 1 1/2. On secondspin.com, there is no 1 1/2.

My local FYE said they no longer stock new games and only sell used games from trade-ins when I asked them about new releases in July. Is this promo national or only local - applies to those stores that still receive new games?


My local FYE doesn't do new games only. So I'm going to assume that they won't offer the 45% bonus.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:05 AM

My local FYE doesn't do new games only. So I'm going to assume that they won't offer the 45% bonus.


I'm still confused... Besides the store in my area, are there other FYE stores that don't stock new games or are FYE stores only selling new games that have been paid as pre-orders?

#18 JAR

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:54 PM

Jar, nice list. Used it a couple weeks back with the Sony coupon. A couple notes:

For most of the PS2 games, it looks like you only calculated 25% vs. 45% TIV bonus.

Touch Detective 2 1/2 vs. 1 1/2. On secondspin.com, there is no 1 1/2.


Argh - messed up :cry:.

Here are the corrections (I did +35% instead of +45% originally).

PS2
Everblue 2 ($4.99) $3.99 -> $6 ($8.70)
River King ($4.99) $3.99 -> $6 ($8.70)

DS
Touch Detective 2½ ($8.99) $7.19 -> $8 ($11.60)

BTW this an XBOX list I dug up from about a month ago during the XBOX B2G1 sale. Recalculated for GS-20->FYE+45

XBOX
Dakar 2 ($4.99) $3.99 -> $5 ($7.25)
Dragon’s Lair 3D ($3.99) $3.19 -> $5 ($7.25)
Knight’s Apprentice ($4.99) $3.99 -> $7 ($10.15)
Outlaw Golf 2 ($3.99) $3.19 -> $11 ($15.95) *** must have UPC# 07671452974
Pro Fishing Challenge ($4.99) $3.99 -> $8 ($11.60)
Wakeboarding Unleashed ($2.99) $2.39 -> $4 ($5.80)
Wallace and Gromit in Project Zoo ($4.99) $3.99 -> $7 ($10.15)

Bloody Roar Extreme ($9.99) $7.99 -> $9 ($13.05)
Totaled! ($3.99) $3.19 -> $4 ($5.80)
Whiteout ($3.99) $3.19 -> $4 ($5.80)
Strike Force Bowling ($4.99) $3.99 -> $4 ($5.80)
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance ($4.99) $3.99 -> $4 ($5.80)
Shrek Super Party ($4.99) $3.99 -> $4 ($5.80)
Pro Cast Fishing ($5.99) $4.79 -> $5 ($7.25)
Xyanide ($5.99) $4.79 -> $5 ($7.25)
Worms 3d ($7.99) $6.39 -> $6 ($8.70)
World Championship Pool 2004 ($12.99) $10.39 -> $9 ($13.05)

Edited by JAR, 07 September 2008 - 05:03 PM.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:05 PM

No ps3 games?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:11 PM

No ps3 games?


Its possible that they do, but their flyers only advertise the 360/Wii versions of the multi platform games.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

yes ps3 games are part of the deal they're just not posted on the slip. I put mine towards fallout 3 on ps3. All multi plat titles are available for both systems.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:49 PM

can someone tell me an estimate on how much I could put down on Rock Band 2 if I traded in Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360 using this deal?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

you'd get $26.10 for unreal. depending on which rock band 2 you get (bundle or game only) just subtract the 26.10 from the cost the game.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:18 PM

$26.10? I can get $27 at GS, weak...

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:09 PM

Hmmm, I wonder how much FYE would give for a complete Rock Band Xbox 360 set in order to pre-order Rock Band 2. Anyone know about that one?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:51 AM

Hmmm, I wonder how much FYE would give for a complete Rock Band Xbox 360 set in order to pre-order Rock Band 2. Anyone know about that one?


From the OP:

If you are wondering how much your cd's/games/movies get at FYE, a good place to check is www.secondspin.com .


The complete Rock Band set gets $65.25 after the 45% bonus.

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#27 Corvin

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:52 AM

From the OP:



The complete Rock Band set gets $65.25 after the 45% bonus.


That's after the 45% bonus? Ouch! Do they give you some Vaseline with that pre-order?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:11 PM

With the PSP/PS2/DS/Wii/XBox TiV lists already here, I'll add the 360 and PS3 ones, although they're pretty brutal:

360
Beowulf ($9.99) $7.99 -> $6 ($8.70)
Crash of the Titans ($17.99) $14.39 -> $13 ($18.85)
Timeshift ($24.99) $19.99 -> $15 ($21.75) *** must have UPC# 74272527135
Wall-E ($39.99) $31.99 -> $21.75 ($31.54)
World Championship Poker All In ($8.99) $7.19 -> $5 ($7.25)

If Dark Sector is 50% off:
Dark Sector ($8.99) $7.19 -> $8 ($11.60)

PS3
Wall-E ($39.99) $31.99 -> $21.75 ($31.54)

If Dark Sector is 50% off:
Dark Sector ($8.99) $7.19 -> $9 ($13.05)

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:38 PM

Dark Sector doesn't seem to be 50% off. It would normally show up as a price drop online before it gets to the B&M in my experience.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:44 PM

Looks like I'll trade in Timeshift and some other game, then pay the rest.

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