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Bonus 20% cash or 50% credit @ FYE - Now til 8/27?


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#1 Bezerker

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:25 AM

It's been a while but it looks like its that time again. FYE is currently running their brown bag deal where if you fill up their promotional bag, or any other bag with items, you get either a bonus 20% for cash or 50% for credit

To break it down, If you have an item thats worth $15, you can bring it in the brown bag (or any other bag) and get either $18.00 for cash or $22.50 for credit.

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.

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#2 sinistaminista

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:43 AM

I just saw this deal today. Time to go through the inventory!

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:46 AM

Do they take Xbox games?

#4 themidnighter23

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

do i need the bag or can i just go int there with a box of dvds?
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#5 joker______

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:54 AM

i have a quick question where do you get the bag at? sry if it sounds like a noob question
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#6 Bezerker

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:08 AM

Do they take Xbox games?


Yes, they take xbox games, though their TIV's a pretty bad when it comes to most games. There used to be a lot more flips back in the days of B1G1 sales at Blockbuster, decent coupons @ Gamestop, etc. If it doesn't show up on Secondspin.com, then most likely the TIV is going to be 1 cent to 1 dollar.


do i need the bag or can i just go int there with a box of dvds?


It varies depending on how friendly the people at the store are. One thing that Transworld (parent company of FYE, Suncoast, etc) is notorious for is very poor marketing and training. I basically drove 15 minutes from one store to another and the "rules" for the deal changed from being free bags and you dont need to turn the bag in once you trade something to being that you need to buy something to get a bag, and then u have to turn in the bag once you trade.

i have a quick question where do you get the bag at? sry if it sounds like a noob question


The bags will either be at the counter, or spread through the aisles in the store. If your stores want to be assholes like one of the stores by me, they might try and get you to buy something before you can get a bag.

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#7 EDiTOR9

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:56 AM

Ahhh, FYE thanks to this promo, I was able to buy two 60 gig PS3s two years ago...though I paid 138 for the second one. Luckily I have all the games/systems/movies/music I want so I'm sitting this one out. :)

#8 hopeunknown

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:07 AM

Some good TRU to FYE flips:

Stoked 360 9.98 > $16 (base)
Buzz PS3 9.98 > $16 (base)

#9 Bezerker

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:01 AM

Some good TRU to FYE flips:

Stoked 360 9.98 > $16 (base)


Shoot, I passed up at least 7 of those the other day.... Thanks Hope!

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#10 letallis

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:08 PM

damn, my local mall has an FYE and Sears right next to each other, and a TRU across the street. I hope they do trade ins.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

Yo Berzerker, check out my post in the DVD section in the FYE coupon thread. You should get a full $24 for Stoked (and Buzz) per my receipt.

#12 hopeunknown

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

For some reason on secondspin.com Singstar Vol 2 standalone trades in for $2 more than the bundle, so that might be another semi- decent TRU flip. 9.98>$12 base

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

^^^Yep, just did SS v2 at lunch. Confirmed. $18 net.

Also did the following (base/total credit)(bought from):

Stoked 360 $16/$24 (TRU clearance)
SNK arcade treasures(?) PSP $10/$15 (TRU clearance)
Super Mario Galaxy $19/$28.50 (had from a while ago, TRU B2G1?)
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party $13/$19.50 (FYE 50% off sale)

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#14 gi60

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:19 PM

Do they take multiples?

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:22 PM

Once again 4 years in a row (I think) my local FYE's doesn't know JACK SHIT about this promo OR always out of the brown bags.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:27 PM

Do they take multiples?


Like GS unlikely but YMMV. In the past, I've snuck in 2 of one title a couple times, one guy said no, other guy didn't notice.

I don't try anymore because the FYE I regularly frequent, the manager is cool there so I don't want to hose him. So if I have multiples, I do them on a separate trip with other stuff.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:25 PM

^Thanks for the info.. 1 more question, how's the pricing and promo there? Is it like GS?

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:26 PM

thanks for this!

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#19 s2k

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:31 PM

I dont see where it says 45% more trade in credit.

#20 TheSecretBaldwin

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:12 PM

I dont see where it says 45% more trade in credit.


It's actually a 25% bump over their usual base store-credit bonus of 20% so 25+20=45%. It's an awesome deal. I got my PS3 by doing this with all of my old CDs back in 2007.

#21 Galego23

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:28 PM

so do you really need to bring a bag for this deal to work? lol




#22 bob330i

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:30 PM

^Thanks for the info.. 1 more question, how's the pricing and promo there? Is it like GS?


It's a bit high and not as much selection. They're mainly a media store (DVDs, BRs and CDs). Games are just a side thought I think. Small sections with high prices. I think on the game side, they're comparable to BBV.

If you keep track of the high trade in values and stack promos on it, then turn around and buy stuff using coupons/promos, you can do ok on movies and Pocky (LOL). Otherwise, their everyday pricing is high and promos aren't as good as GS if you do a side by side comparo.

I mainly use FYE for movies (mainly BRs) where my flipping/stacking promos average me out to paying about 15-20 cents real money per $1 retail.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:38 PM

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#24 jedik

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:38 PM

Do they take disk only games?

#25 s2k

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:53 PM

Do you get any extra with backstage platinum pass?

#26 Bezerker

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:57 PM

Disc only games and extra bonuses for BSP are YMMV. It varies on the areas your in and whatever rules the employee feels like following.


And Yes Cmart, you do need to bring in a bag. I guess it is what would be considered the "coupon" for the deal.

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#27 hbk1313

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:22 AM

I seem to remember reading that FYE's TIVs tend to fall in line with wherehouse.com. Does that sound right to anybody?

#28 hopeunknown

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:53 AM

Usually they're closest to secondspin.com

So annoyed...apparently "they don't do trades after 7pm". I hate how some FYE employees are lazy/the company doesn't train non-managers to do trades. Guess I'll try a different store tomorrow and do my trade.

Also all new Xbox/GBA/GC/PS1 games are 75% off now. Grabbed a whole bunch today. :)

#29 Josef

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:07 AM

Usually they're closest to secondspin.com

So annoyed...apparently "they don't do trades after 7pm". I hate how some FYE employees are lazy/the company doesn't train non-managers to do trades. Guess I'll try a different store tomorrow and do my trade.

Also all new Xbox/GBA/GC/PS1 games are 75% off now. Grabbed a whole bunch today. :)


They don't do trades after 7pm and a lot of them don't do trades on the weekend. I've never seen a store that wants your used stuff yet doesn't want to go through the hassle of actually purchasing it from you.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:50 AM

Anyone know when the bag promotion ends? I don't see a date on the bag in the pic.