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#1 JP

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:44 PM

THIS THREAD LOCKED, NEW ONE HERE: http://www.cheapassg...d.php?p=6952150

Also, the CAG Trade-In Value Tracker is now live and accessible from the main navigation.



I've received a couple pm's from people wanting to contribute prices but don't want to get harassed about selling to someone or getting more at place x. If this is the case for anyone, you can pm me any values and I'll update them in the list and database.



PLEASE POST BASE VALUES & SYSTEM IT IS FOR.

Current Promos:
GameStop.com Information (will post it when they update it)

50% Bonus On All Games Traded (3/17/2010)
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$30 Towards New Hardware (3/14/2010)
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Save $40 on Final Fantasy XIII or God of War III (4/4/2010)
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Power Trades 25% (3/14/2010)
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Nintendo DSi XL Promo (Unsure End Date)
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GAMESTOP USED GAME PRODUCT ID(thanks Xfactor4)
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FAQ
These trade-in values are really low!
While that may be true, if you combine the games with the right promotion they can work to your advantage. There are knowledgeable people in this thread that are normally willing to help.

Can I trade-in sealed games?
No. You might come across the rare GameStop that would let you do it, but they are going to open them anyway.

Do trade-ins have to have their original case, insert and manual?
No, however it will be YMMV on if they charge you a refurbish fee for them in that condition. Most GameStops wont charge a fee but there are some that charge for incomplete games.

Will they accept my game if it is really beat up?
YMMV. It really all depends upon the employee you get. Some will charge refurbish fees, some wont, some wont accept the game and others just take them without a second glance.

I have a Collector's/Limited/Special edition of a game, do I have to trade-in all of the extras?
No, but there are a handful of games that their variations have separate listings at GameStop: Madden 09 Anniversary Edition, Battlefield: Bad Company Gold Edition, and a few others.

Can I trade in multiple copies of the same game?
YMMV. The official policy is no, but there are some GameStops that overlook that rule.

What all do I have to trade in for a console trade-in?
Xbox 360: Console Unit, power brick, A/V Cables, Controller (wired/wireless)
Wii: Console Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cables, Wiimote, Nunchuck, Sensor Bar
Playstation 3: Console Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cable, Controller, USB Cable
Playstation 2: Console Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cable, Controller (Must be a DualShock2)
GameCube: Console Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cable, Controller
PSP: Handheld, A/C Adapter
Nintendo DS/DSLite/DSi: Handheld, A/C Adapter, Stylus

Can I trade in a defective/broken console?
For the most part yes. If it powers on but doesn't play games, they will take the console as a refurb unit and cut the trade-in value in half. You are still required to trade in everything required listed in the question directly above.

How much does an EDGE card subscription cost?
It costs $14.99 and is good for a year. It also comes with a 1-year subscription to Game Informer magazine.

What bonuses come with having an EDGE card?
You will get an extra 10% trade-in credit on the base value of the game and an extra 10% off the purchase of used games.

Does the EDGE Card give me a bonus on hardware trade-ins?
No. You will only get the bonus for games and accessories.

What if I want cash instead of credit, what do they deduct?
If you decide that you want cash instead of credit, they will take 20% off the base values and promos will not apply.

Does promo "....." have a minimum trade-in value?
If the promo has a minimum trade-in value requirement, it will be listed in the promo. If it isn't there, then there is no limit. However, as with all trades, they are subject to manager approval so the manager could have setup his own little rule-set requiring a minimum of whatever.

I used a Power Trade promo for a pre-order, can I cancel that pre-order and get the credit or move it to another game I want?
Yes on both accounts. However, if you do a bunch of the power trades and just straight drop the pre-order you could create some ill-will between yourself and the employees you cancel on.

I just tried to use a promo that has a select list of games eligible, but they say my game isn't eligible anymore, what gives?
Basically they have the right to change the eligible games at any time. They tend to update these frequently so as to lock out any easy/cheap games. It's best to check the eligible list the day of your trade.

Can I stack two different trade-in promos?
No. The only thing that will stack with trade-ins is your EDGE card.

If I pay for an item using all credit on my card, do I have to pay sales tax?
This varies depending upon the state you live in.

What states charge sales tax on purchases made with credit and which ones don't?
Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases:Arkansas, California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania,
Does Not Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases:Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia,

My state doesn't charge sales tax on purchases made by credit, why is gamestop.com charging me tax?
It is just the way they have designed their system. The best theory we have seen is that since you are only inputting the number off of the back of the card, it isn't going to pick up the programming from the specially tagged EDGE cards.


First post contains promo information and the FAQ. Second post has the 360/Wii/PS3 values. Third post has the PS2/GC values. Fourth post has PSP/DS values.

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Edited by JP, 14 March 2010 - 06:16 AM.

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#2 JP

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:45 PM

*DISCLAIMER* These prices and dates are supplied by the CAG community, and as such there aren't always regular updates on every title. The dates at the edge of each game give an idea of when it last received that amount. If the quote is older than 3 days, the likelihood is that the value went down. Not always the case but something to keep in mind. If there is no date by the game, it means it hasn't been traded in since io originally started the thread. These values are always just a way to give an idea of what to expect, not actual returns. There is no guarantee involved that these prices are 100% accurate.

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Edited by JP, 14 March 2010 - 02:21 AM.


#3 JP

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

*DISCLAIMER* These prices and dates are supplied by the CAG community, and as such there aren't always regular updates on every title. The dates at the edge of each game give an idea of when it last received that amount. If the quote is older than 3 days, the likelihood is that the value went down. Not always the case but something to keep in mind. If there is no date by the game, it means it hasn't been traded in since io originally started the thread. These values are always just a way to give an idea of what to expect, not actual returns. There is no guarantee involved that these prices are 100% accurate.

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Edited by JP, 14 March 2010 - 02:04 AM.

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#4 JP

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:47 PM

*DISCLAIMER* These prices and dates are supplied by the CAG community, and as such there aren't always regular updates on every title. The dates at the edge of each game give an idea of when it last received that amount. If the quote is older than 3 days, the likelihood is that the value went down. Not always the case but something to keep in mind. If there is no date by the game, it means it hasn't been traded in since io originally started the thread. These values are always just a way to give an idea of what to expect, not actual returns. There is no guarantee involved that these prices are 100% accurate.

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Edited by JP, 14 March 2010 - 01:56 AM.

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#5 punkmaggit

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:58 PM

As always, thanks for all your hard work jp! New thread looks great!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:59 PM

Yea, new thread! :bouncy: Thx for all of your work!:applause:
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#7 wampa8jedi

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:59 PM

Wohoo! Spiffy new op! :)
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#8 JP

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

I'm going to be working on trying to reformat the 1st post a little bit. After a number of style changes I finally like the 4 post setup, and the list posts I think are fine. The first one just seems to get too busy sometimes. Also re-arranged the FAQ order to give it a more logical flow, at least I think so. Suggestions always welcome. I was going to wait until Monday to create the new one then remembered how hard it is to get the new thread created on the first day of a promo.

I will also be working on verifying my color choices in the first post on my iPhone as well. After hearing people complain about the colors not showing I thought they were nuts. When I got an iPhone, different story. That yellow is downright annoying currently. Red and Orange seem to be fine. I'm on the fence about the orange. So iPhone users who check the thread, recommendations welcome in that regards are welcome too. The first post will look different every so often until I think I've finally got things right.

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#9 backseatdog

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:13 AM

awesome job man!

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:18 AM

Base TIV's 2/18/10

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Army of Two 5.75
Battlefield Bad Company 7.00
Battlefield Bad Company 7.00
Bioshock 6.75
Dead Rising 5.50
Lego Star Wars : Complete Saga 8.00
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 5.50

Total after Edge + $50 Bonus : 100.11


Base TIV's 2/20/10

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Lost Odyssey 8.00
Mirror's Edge 5.50
Orange Box 7.00
Rock Band 2 6.25
Rock Band 2 6.25

:ps3:
Bioshock 8.75
Nascar 2009 9.00

:wii:
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows 6.00

Total after Edge + $50 Bonus : 112.47

#11 Velo214

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:29 AM

Lego Batman ps3 - 7.00
Resistance Fall of Man - 7.00

#12 donut

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:32 AM

PS3 Bioshock 2 holding at $25

#13 JP

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

Updated lists and database.

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#14 Derextreme

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:21 AM

tonight's trade all are xbox 360 games

banjo-kazooie nuts & bolts - 6
prototype - 6.75
star ocean: the last hope(regular version) - 13.75
wheelman - 6.50
burnout paradise - 6.75
lego star wars: the complete saga - 8
far cry 2 - 6.25
fable 2(non-ph) 6
namco museum virtual arcade - 6.50
half-life 2 orange box - 7
armored core: for answer - 7
kane & lynch: dead men - 5.25
army of two the 40th day - 22
borderlands - 23.75
warhammer battlemarch - 3.85(i know it wasn't high enough, but i have another copy being given to me)

for a grand total after edge of - 249.17

#15 advanced

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:50 AM

Thanks JP. :)

#16 Toss

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    i love clearance ...

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:05 AM

todays TIVs
Dynasty Warrior:gundam (1) ps3 6.00
mortal kombat armageddon wii 7.00

quoted but did not trade in:
Transformers: revenge wii 9.00

#17 backseatdog

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:16 AM

the GS employee accidently (i think) gave me a new Edge card when I traded in my games. He put credit on the new card, but my new card doesn't have that sticker with my address and stuff. Is this normal? Should I just toss my old one since it doesn't have any credit on it anyway?

Thanks in advance!

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#18 Toss

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:21 AM

the GS employee accidently (i think) gave me a new Edge card when I traded in my games. He put credit on the new card, but my new card doesn't have that sticker with my address and stuff. Is this normal? Should I just toss my old one since it doesn't have any credit on it anyway?

Thanks in advance!


Keep you first card...just think of the one he gave you as a normal gift card. Use it and chuck it.

#19 Link927

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:42 AM

Ah, new thread. Thanks for all the hard work in updating jp, and to all contributing members as well

Nothing to see here, move along!


#20 rainking187

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

Wonder if that Pokemon Platinum price is still good. Can't believe no one's traded it in in almost 3 months. First party titles tend to hold their value pretty well though, so I don't know.

#21 JP

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:42 PM

Lists and database updated.

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#22 labrat34

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:56 PM

Traded in a DS lite today towards a DSi. DS lite base value was $45, then got the $30 bonus.

#23 Fjordson

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

Anyone know if they're still doing the extra $10, $25, $50 trade-in credit at all today? Or am I too late?

#24 Akridsky

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:21 PM

Anyone know if they're still doing the extra $10, $25, $50 trade-in credit at all today? Or am I too late?


Last day is today. Still good.

#25 RollingSkull

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:26 PM

Trying to decide if the pile of crap I'm going to haul in is going to be better with THIS deal or the 50% deal.

Crap, after telling that poor guy not to fret about maximizing GS returns lest it eat away at him, this is eating away at me!

#26 Fjordson

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:33 PM

Trying to decide if the pile of crap I'm going to haul in is going to be better with THIS deal or the 50% deal.

Crap, after telling that poor guy not to fret about maximizing GS returns lest it eat away at him, this is eating away at me!

Exactly the same situation I'm in :lol:

Basically under the gun since this ends today!

#27 RollingSkull

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

Exactly the same situation I'm in :lol:

Basically under the gun since this ends today!


Oh, so half the games I'm trading in are under $5. That makes life easier.

#28 Narynan

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:27 PM

I'm going to be working on trying to reformat the 1st post a little bit. After a number of style changes I finally like the 4 post setup, and the list posts I think are fine. The first one just seems to get too busy sometimes. Also re-arranged the FAQ order to give it a more logical flow, at least I think so. Suggestions always welcome. I was going to wait until Monday to create the new one then remembered how hard it is to get the new thread created on the first day of a promo.

I will also be working on verifying my color choices in the first post on my iPhone as well. After hearing people complain about the colors not showing I thought they were nuts. When I got an iPhone, different story. That yellow is downright annoying currently. Red and Orange seem to be fine. I'm on the fence about the orange. So iPhone users who check the thread, recommendations welcome in that regards are welcome too. The first post will look different every so often until I think I've finally got things right.


Could... would... should you be willing to change you Avatar picture? Your scrunchie face and tounge do make view this thread rough! lol.

As always, thanks for the thread updates.
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#29 JP

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:34 PM

Avatar stays. There was a conversation about that a few months ago, not changing lol. I had lots of fun that night, that I can remember and I find the picture hilarious.

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#30 YawnAmuroYawn

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:47 PM

Traded in 2/21/10


Nintendo Wii
Pikmin $6.25
Super Smash Bros. Brawl $15.00
TMNT Smash up $8.50

Xbox 360
Assassin's Creed $5.75
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood $10.00
Fear 2 $4.00
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
Mass Effect 2 $35.00