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#1 JP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:12 AM

OLD THREAD GO HERE FOR NEW ONE: http://www.cheapassg...d.php?p=7202557

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.

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



Instructions on finding games in the database and inputting the values from different sections can be found in my blog post here: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=14143. I would put the entire post in the thread but this is already kind of a large post.

PLEASE POST BASE VALUES & SYSTEM IT IS FOR.

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30% Trade Bonus (Ends 5/16/2010)
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Save $40 on Super Mario Galxy 2, UFC 2010 or Red Dead Redemption (Ends 5/16/2010)
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run until 6/6/10

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30% on ANY games toward split second
$25 hardware bonus trade in-do not have to purchase new system to get extra $25, works on ps3/360/wii/all ds systems/all psp systems except the go



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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.

Is there any way to look at what the previous values reported on a game?
You can search through this thread and previous ones to see what a game has been reported in the past. With the TIV Tracker you can sort by date and then go through the list of past updated values through that as well. Here are the previous GS TIV Threads: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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.

What are the refurb fees on games?
There appears to be set prices for set value ranges. We aren't 100% certain on the splits just yet. Here is what we have currently:
$0.25-$2 Value:
$0.75 Refurb Fee
$2.01-$4 Value: $1 Refurb Fee
$4.01-$7 Value: $2 Refurb Fee
$7.01-$10 Value: $3 Refurb Fee
$10.01 & Higher Value: $4 Refurb Fee
This information isn't guaranteed by any mean and we are still working on nailing it down.

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 put a refurb fee on the console. The refurb fee on the console will vary on the price of the console so those numbers will change. You are still required to trade in everything required listed in the question directly above. They will not, however, take RROD 360 consoles. There may be stores that still do it, but official policy is to not take them in.

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 paid in full with credit and which ones don't?
Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah,
Does Not Charge Sales Tax on Credit Purchases: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
No Information Yet: Connecticut, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West 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. Some kind of programming that gets input from their system that wont show up when only inputting the number off the back of the card.

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 DS/PSP/GBA values.

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Edited by JP, 17 May 2010 - 01:20 PM.

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#2 JP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:13 AM

*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, 16 May 2010 - 10:59 PM.

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#3 JP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:13 AM

*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, 16 May 2010 - 11:03 PM.

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#4 JP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

*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, 16 May 2010 - 11:04 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:22 AM

thanks jp!

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:24 AM

Just traded in a couple games to get money for God of War III:

Final Fantasy XIII [PS3] - $30.00 Base [48.00 After Promo + EDGE]
Darksiders [PS3] - $20.25 Base [32.39 After Promo + EDGE]

Looks like the TIV for Darksiders dropped $1.50. I netted $80.39 and was very pleased as I only paid $24 for Darksiders and basically came up $4 short of what I originally paid for both games.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:24 AM

Thanks for all the great work JP!

#8 JP

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:25 AM

dammit i hate having to inform employs of this **** they rang up batman and left4dead2 at $24. i was like hello don't screw me again with this ****. the boss was right next to the guy ringing me up and she even yelled to consumers who walked in, "trade in get 50% plus trade in credit"... its like the guy is a noob (even though hes been there a YEAR)


Take a chill pill, boss. During a trade-in, when they scan the games, they only come up as their base value. The entire transaction needs to be totaled in order for the promotion to kick in.

This.

Can you stack the $30 hardware credit?

My kids are upgrading their DS Lites to DSi's and I was thinking about trading both of the Lites in towards a PS3. If I can get 2 $30 credits, that's close to half the cost.


I believe theres been reports of the $30 stacking.

Yeah, we have seen a handful of reports of it stacking without an override. I think there were a couple that did require an override as well.

Sorry about moving the thread over on you guys, other one was getting a bit large and this promo period is almost over. Wanted to start fresh, figured no one would be using the thread this late. I did tag the old one's title as old and to check the new one so people would know to get the latest one. Doing all this by proxy because, well I'm drunk off my ass. My friend is typing/doing what I say. Before I had her controlling the keyboard/mouse, it didn't look very good.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:26 AM

Thanks again, as always, JP. Great work. :D

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:44 AM

MY GOD that was fast! Nothing like +60% to spur posts I guess. After the $20 tivs, 7/$50, and +60% promos I'm all traded out.

#11 hqn101

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:55 AM

Should I trade in my 3 copies of MW2 and rebuy them during the b2g1

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:56 AM

why do you have 3 copies of the game that you would want to buy back again?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:11 AM

why do you have 3 copies of the game that you would want to buy back again?


I have a ps3 and 2 360 for playing on 2 xboxes. I no longer play them now but will play again once map pack comes out, so I hope I could buy them back later. They'll trade in for $128 and I guess I could buy em back for $100.

#14 sonicemerald

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:14 AM

the smell of a new thread...

PS3:
Tony Hawk's Proving Grounds - $4.75
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - $17.75
Fallout 3: GOTY - $15.50

Xbox 360:
Had them check Bioshock 2 - $25

#15 kryptonic

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

What's gamestops policy if I trade in Darksiders minus the upc which I sent in for the Red Faction deal? Do I get docked? Will they not take it?

#16 Estebon

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

I have a ps3 and 2 360 for playing on 2 xboxes. I no longer play them now but will play again once map pack comes out, so I hope I could buy them back later. They'll trade in for $128 and I guess I could buy em back for $100.



Looks solid. Keep your cases though.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:26 AM

What's gamestops policy if I trade in Darksiders minus the upc which I sent in for the Red Faction deal? Do I get docked? Will they not take it?


I once traded in a disc with only a case and they took it.

#18 DCpinoy

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

just traded in dante's inferno today for 360.

base value was $25

#19 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:42 AM

Wow. That old thread certainly filled up QUICK. That reminds me that I have to try out and then dump Endwar this week before the promo ends and IF THQ(actually Digital River) ever gets off their ass and sends me my other copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla, I might consider dumping my current copy.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:40 AM

Went to gamestop yesterday and traded in the folowing

Left 4 Dead 2=15.00 plus bonuses=24.00
Left 4 Dead=6.25 plus bonuses=9.99
Bleack Shatter Blade <Wii>=5.00 plus bonuses 8.00
Fallout 3<Xbox 360 had 2 copies so I dumped one>=5.25 plus bonuses=8.39
World of Outlaws sprint cars <Xbox 360>=5.25 plus bonuses=8.39

total was 58.77 so I bought a copie of Heavy Rain used and I love IT!!!!!!!! :)

#21 rbarba4

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:51 AM

Here are a couple of base TIV's from 3/13/10:

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Posted Image Godfather 2 $4.50

#22 mccoy132

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:30 PM

Here are 2 base TIVs (as of 3/12/10)

PSP
LittleBigPlanet ($15 - decrease)

PS2
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings ($3.25 - new)

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:05 PM

thanks jp
oblivion game of the year edition for xbox is down to 6.75

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:24 PM

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 ( PS3 ) $17.50 :D

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

Has anyone traded in Tatsunoko VS Capcom?!

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

Here is a TiV everyones been waiting for -

Bionicle (Gamecube) $1

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:36 PM

So does this expire today or on the 17th? There seems to be conflicting information in the OP. Also, if it does
expire today, is today the last day to get the deal or was it yesterday?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

So does this expire today or on the 17th? There seems to be conflicting information in the OP. Also, if it does
expire today, is today the last day to get the deal or was it yesterday?


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

Just traded in a couple games to get money for God of War III:

Final Fantasy XIII [PS3] - $30.00 Base [48.00 After Promo + EDGE]
Darksiders [PS3] - $20.25 Base [32.39 After Promo + EDGE]

Looks like the TIV for Darksiders dropped $1.50. I netted $80.39 and was very pleased as I only paid $24 for Darksiders and basically came up $4 short of what I originally paid for both games.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

Wow...what a FAIL. I went to go do the $40 off FFXIII trade in today and I brought 4 of the games that were on the list incase they got taken off. I even called in yesterday and confirmed that they all worked. But no, I go inside and the douchebag showed me the list, and they so happened to take off 3 of the 4 games:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Which I bought only for this purpose -__-)
Oblivion GOTY
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