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#1 knocturnal

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:00 AM

Here is the trick EB games is doing where each game you trade in gives you $10 torwards either spiderman 2,ncaa 2005 and madden 2005. So go buy some games for the ps2, cube or xbox and take them to eb and get the games for 1/2 off. Word of warning though I tried to trade in tony hawk 3 and they wouldn't accept it as part of the deal but they did take wrestlemania XIX so some sports games are questionable. But don't worry though there are a ton of games you can just pick up for the hell of it and just trade it in. Plus there are also some good deals there period (i left with 7 games that i kept after the trade ins) and my roommate left with 10 games Make sure you look around to see what games are listed because not all stores have there $4.99 displays up yet and some games are mis labeled price wise. out of the games i got today none of them had the correct price. You can also ask the guy at the counter (if he is cool of course like our cc dude) and he will show you the master list and let you walk around with it. Yes i know this message is long and drawn out but I think the information is worth passing on to the people.

#2 DisturbedZen

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:03 AM

The "Enter" key is just a few buttons below the backspace button. ;)

Sorry just had to say that. Not a bad deal, too bad I dislike football.
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#3 TheRock88

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:07 AM

Wish there was an EB near me.

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#4 cruzincontrol

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:15 AM

I think I need more details/explanation on the deal. I go to EB and trade-in one game for $10, so if the game retails for $50 how does the match get a game for $25 each? Also there must be exclusions and what are they?

#5 knocturnal

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:15 AM

I was to lazy to hit the enter key. Just thing of it as a vision test

#6 knocturnal

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:18 AM

Wish there was an EB near me.

Hey Knock, nice to see another a@h poster here. :D


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cruzincontrol i'm not sure about the additional trade in value. But it is mainly best done with the circuit city deal

#7 Benaorn

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:34 AM

Well, what you do is go to circuit city and pick up all the 5 dollars game that are not sport and bring them to ebgames. They will give you 10 dollars each game toward Spiderman 2, Madden, NCAA. So you can get those three game for 26 something. Well, dude at my EB store said that I can bring in as many games as I want and trade in for one of those game and put any extra to any other game.

#8 peteyboy2005

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:47 AM

is it only madden, ncaa, and spiderman 2?

#9 dj_paxis

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:00 AM

is it only madden, ncaa, and spiderman 2?


I work at EB, and YES, those are the only 3 games right now (unfortunately). But, I am personally trading in 5 old crap games to pick up Spiderman 2. I am specifically choosing the ones that are not excluded yet still don't trade in for much. Ex: Tiger Woods 2003, Arc the Lad, ATV OF 2 (works for this deal!), Mystic Warriors (crappy CC game).. etc.

If a game sells for under $20 or is older than 2003, it is usually excluded. I don't know about all 03 sports games though...
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#10 Gosha

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:07 AM

Does Blowout for the PS2 work on this deal? I have 3 copies.

#11 nmon3447

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:18 AM

I bought Spiderman2 for about 10 bucks. I traded in 4 games and the total of the trade in was 40 dollars. If i traded in another game i could have had spiderman 2 for free. So assuming you use the CC (crap games) to trade em in, you pay about 25 dollars to get Spiderman 2 etc.

#12 DirtyBoB

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:33 AM

Its basically anything that isnt an old sports game (Tony Hawk and most older wrestling dont count because they are put out annually)....you'll get a 10 dollar a piece credit for them....It counts toward Halo 2, Ncaa Football 05, Madden 05, Tales of Symphonia, Spiderman 2, Fable, there are a few others, its on page 18 of their store catalouge. The best thing to do is call ahead of time and ask which games qualify so you dont waste a trip.

#13 Togepy

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:41 AM

I wonder if you can pre-order Madden with this deal, then go in a week later and switch it over to a different game... I already beat Spiderman 2 during a rental and I hate EA football games.
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#14 little_krampy

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:47 AM

I'm sorry, this is driving me nuts because you guys think it's this great deal. It's actually a luke warm deal but I know a bunch of you walked around with lists at the CC clearance and picked up every stickin' $5 you could regardless of if it was a good game or not. So maybe some of you are looking for ways to get rid of 30+ games, that's fine. Here's my problem with this:

#1 - it's more like $29. You left out tax like it doesn't amount to anything when actually you're paying almost double tax on this: $25 for the 5 games @ 5% tax = $1.25 and $50 for the new game at EB @ 5% tax = $2.50

#2 - At this point it's $28.75 which any decent raincheck could get it for that price.

#3 - Do you realize you're paying EB full price for a game? And you call yourselfs CAG's!

#15 MasterChief Mario

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 04:26 AM

I don't understand your problems, krampy. The first one you're complaing about paying $2.50 extra for tax when you save abot $23 overall. Also, what decent raincheck could get me Madden 2005 for $28.75? What was that? None? Yeah, though so. And your third one, how is spending $29 on a $50(+ tax) paying full price? Saving over $20 on a new game is a really good deal IMO, not a lukewarm deal.

#16 little_krampy

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 04:55 AM

Yeah, I'm a little out of line I guess. For some reason this bothered me, but only because some of you guys are buying tons of these $5 games with no intention of playing only to use them as trade in thus leaving a lot of gamers empty handed at CC or taking away a game they were hoping to get for cheap and ACTUALLY PLAY. Anyway, if you spend enough time here you'll find out easier ways to get new releases for even cheaper. If I were to buy Madden or NCAA when they come out I could get them for $23 (no $5 games, no trade in). Same way in which some of us got Thief for $10-$13 or Psi-Ops for $15-18.

#17 Boba Fett

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:24 AM

I know a independent used game store that generally has a lot of games for $2.50 and $5 ( I got The Getaway and Rocky for PS2 that way)

So if I took in 4 games, I'd get Spider-Man 2 for $10?

Do you think they would take any of these games?

The Sims (PS2)
Red Faction (PS2)
Fantavision (PS2)
GTA III (PS2)
The Getaway (PS2)
Max Payne (PS2)
Rocky (PS2)

#18 Benaorn

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:29 AM

Well, I trade in game that I already beat or don't play anymore. I could get spiderman 2 for 27 dollars with a rain check and the 10 dollars gift card = $17, but I heard the game is short and I am not into replaying game.

#19 Murcielago77

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:42 AM

Wish there was an EB near me.

Hey Knock, nice to see another a@h poster here. :D


nice to see someone else around the bay area. but anyways just go to ebgames.com and go to the store locator at the bottom left to find the closest one

#20 GundamFan

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:51 AM

I know a independent used game store that generally has a lot of games for $2.50 and $5 ( I got The Getaway and Rocky for PS2 that way)

So if I took in 4 games, I'd get Spider-Man 2 for $10?

Do you think they would take any of these games?

The Sims (PS2)
Red Faction (PS2)
Fantavision (PS2)
GTA III (PS2)
The Getaway (PS2)
Max Payne (PS2)
Rocky (PS2)


Based on the ps2 exclusion list I got at my EB, I figure they would take the Sims, the Getaway, Max Payne, and Rocky. You should try asking your EB if they would accept those games.

#21 dabomb75

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:00 AM

I have one question: If i were to use the trade in system to get spider-man 2, then after i beat the game, could i trade spider-man 2 in for 30-35 store credit?

#22 Dane

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:12 AM

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#23 Final Starman

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:15 AM

Makes me wish I had picked up some games at CC as trade-in fodder for this deal. I gotta find out what is specifically excluded for this deal.

#24 Tom

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:30 AM

I have one question: If i were to use the trade in system to get spider-man 2, then after i beat the game, could i trade spider-man 2 in for 30-35 store credit?

I think the most they give out in credit is $25, and that is only on the most popular games.

#25 Tebunker

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 07:32 AM

Just in case anyone was wondering, when you use store credit to buy a game, and that store credit is either exactly the same as or more than the price of the game you don't technically pay taxes on the game. At least that's how it works here in VA.

The thing is that they don't give you the tax on your trade in, so they don't charge you tax on the purchase. Something to do with pawn laws.


That's why if you ever do a full pre-order on a game with store credit be sure to only put down 49.99, because you avoid paying tax on the game...

Just some food for thought.

#26 UberCAG

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:30 PM

pending on how long after u trade it, my friend got around 35-40 for riddik a week or so after the game came out

#27 dracula

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:45 PM

anyone know if these games are excluded:

pitfall the lost expedition ps2
luigis mansion gc

i may try to do those for $10 each and may try to trade in la pucelle separately for 20-25ish to get my tales symphonia.
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#28 nmon3447

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:56 PM

little_krampy how can you ASSUME that the games we trade in came from CC. For instance, i am a gamer. I beat all my games that i own or closely beat the games that i own. I only buy games that i actually want to play or to have to my collection. Now if you beat a game that will have no future value dont you think its wise to trade in the games instead of getting 50 cents for it trading it in later on?

My point is, yea i went to CC and bought the games that "I" would play/want to own. It just pisses me off that you classify me as one of those money grubbing people that raided CC for every stupid game that is not worth having.

#29 dj_paxis

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:00 PM

I believe Spiderman 2 trades in for only $22 right now. But it could jump up.. it all depends on our supply and demand. For a while, Riddick jumped to $35 because we weren't getting any more.

OH, and the deal should ONLY be for Spiderman 2, NCAA and Madden. Tales, Fable and others were only a limited time offer that is long gone. Those catalogues we get don't really have dates..
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#30 birdfart

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:45 PM

Wow. This ended up being a great deal. They let me choose between the following preorders:
Halo 2
GTA San Andreas
Def Jam 2
Madden 2005
NCAA 2005
DOA Online
Tales of Symphonia
Spiderman 2
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow for GC/PS2 only?
Fable
I may have forgotten a few but the guys working there were really cool and were encouraging people to use the deal. I ended up paying off my Halo 2 LE and preordering Def Jam and Madden. Thanks to the original poster!