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#4741 Lethal04

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:00 AM

You don't get suspicious stares for having $100+ credit on a value card? I usually trade in $100 worth of games at a time and if my card already has $100 or more on it, I'll ask for a new one. Carrying around multiple cards isn't bad. People get way too suspicious when they see you over $100.


Exactly my thoughts. Now once I get over $100 on all my cards I won't bring in a value card and will ask for a new one if i am trading in more games. I have 4 cards right now, the highest has $177 on it. I got to $200 on one and the cashier was making a big deal out of how much credit I had on it, which was only from about 8 games that I traded in. I need to start buying stuff so I won't have so many cards.

#4742 Capa

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:00 AM

so I have a question....let's say I was able to get a manager to open a new account up for me with a new account number....let's say I go to a BB where I never traded in a whole lot of games, so they may not remember the email that was sent out a few weeks ago from corporate....with a new account number, should I be able to open up trade accounts again and start trading?

#4743 mkernan

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:01 AM

You don't get suspicious stares for having $100+ credit on a value card? I usually trade in $100 worth of games at a time and if my card already has $100 or more on it, I'll ask for a new one. Carrying around multiple cards isn't bad. People get way too suspicious when they see you over $100.


It's been awhile since I've had over $200 on my card, since I keep pre-paying for upcoming games. When I did have a ton of credit, I just said I was saving up for a 360 or saving up for a PS3. Obviously, you need to alter your answer depending on what you're trading in and it won't work if you're trading in 360 AND PS3 titles, but I digress.
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#4744 captmurphy

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:12 AM

16:10 displays right now can display the 360's output but it's in a full screen and the image is stretched vertically. Meaning you'll be marveling at how the balls in Bankshot Billiards don't roll around like footballs.



I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure this is not true. My 360 was set at something like 1360x768 and the monitor was able to display the image. Having spent a fair amount of time on a 4:3 standard def TV prior to the Sammy, I feel pretty confident in saying the image was definately a 16:9 widescreen picture stretched a couple additional pixels for a 16:10 ratio and NOT a 4:3 picture stretched to ugly proportions as suggested by crunchb3rry.
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#4745 DarkRider23

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:00 AM

It's been awhile since I've had over $200 on my card, since I keep pre-paying for upcoming games. When I did have a ton of credit, I just said I was saving up for a 360 or saving up for a PS3. Obviously, you need to alter your answer depending on what you're trading in and it won't work if you're trading in 360 AND PS3 titles, but I digress.


That's the excuse I used at GS. I just make sure I carry around multiple cards with me. Even at GS. Once I reach $250, I'll tell them to put it on a new EDGE card. That way, I'll just carry around both of them with me and keep putting credit/using the new one.

#4746 Xfactor4

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:21 AM

Some more TIV tonight @ BBV

Wii

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core - $23
Disney's High School Musical - $23
Cranium Kabooki - $23 $16
Balls of Fury - $13

PS3

History Channel : Battle for the Pacific - $23
Viking: Battle of Asgard - $20

Edited by Xfactor4, 08 October 2008 - 04:32 AM.
Messed up on Cranium TIV listed $23 S/B $16


#4747 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:26 AM

Games I got from the most recent TRU clearance-> all were $9.98.
Gamerush TIV-Gamestop base value.

360:
Viva Pinata Party Animals $8)($5
College Hoops 2k8 $12)($2

Wii:
Nicktoons Attack Toy Bots $11)($6
NFS Prostreet $16)($9
Monster Trux Arena $16)($5

PS3:
College Hoops 2k8 $9)($2.25

If anyone can post the values of Mini Desk Top Racing and Jumper, both on the Wii, it would be very helpful.

#4748 Lethal04

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:27 AM

Some more TIV tonight @ BBV

Wii

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core - $23
Disney's High School Musical - $23
Cranium Kabooki - $23
Balls of Fury - $13

PS3

History Channel : Battle for the Pacific - $23
Viking: Battle of Asgard - $20


is that cranium kabooki price right? wasn't it $16 last week?

#4749 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

Xfactor4, did the Cranium Kabooki value go up? I think I only got $16 for it a couple of days ago.

#4750 Xfactor4

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

NBA 08 $19.99 -> $20 isn't a bad flip especially with the 20% off coupon. 50 Cent Bulletproof(PSP) gets $15 TIV at BB? seems a little high for a game that is more than a year old plus it being a PSP game...


Well thanks for the tip on NBA 08 but maybe the price dropped today becuz' I called my local BBV just now and they told me it only gets TIV $9 for PS3 and $8 for 360 ??

so NOT A GOOD FLIP FYI ;)

#4751 Xfactor4

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:30 AM

Xfactor4, did the Cranium Kabooki value go up? I think I only got $16 for it a couple of days ago.


My bad.. My bad.. It's late and I'm tired...It HELD at $16. I guess I got a bit confused since Guilty Gear and History Channel were both $23 ? :roll::oops:

Sorry io/all. I went back and edited my last post to the correct TIV.

#4752 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:37 AM

Thank you, Thank you Xfactor!

#4753 Lethal04

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:37 AM

Well thanks for the tip on NBA 08 but maybe the price dropped today becuz' I called my local BBV just now and they told me it only gets TIV $9 for PS3 and $8 for 360 ??

so NOT A GOOD FLIP FYI ;)


NBA 08 isn't even on the 360, you probably got a quote for a different game. I traded in NBA 08 today (PS3) & got $20.

#4754 Xfactor4

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:45 AM

NBA 08 isn't even on the 360, you probably got a quote for a different game. I traded in NBA 08 today (PS3) & got $20.


Man I am on a ROLL tonight ! lol.. I need to just quit while I am ahead and come back tomorrow with my flip results and/or more TIV. :D

Yes Indeed I called on TIV for NBA LIVE 08 for PS3 and 360 and those were the values I got. Interestingly enough, they both sell for $19.99 and when I went to Gamestop and searched for NBA 08, that is what came up because of the stupid setting on the "SHOW BACKORDERED" / "HIDE BACKORDERED" switch was set to off and NBA 08 did not even come up at all !

SO I called my local BBV once more and you are obviously right, NBA 08 (and NOT NBA LIVE 08) is still a good flip at $20 TIV.

Good night all ! I'm logging off before sticking my foot in my mouth anymore ! lol...

At least people now know to look for NBA 08 and NOT NBA LIVE 08 ! ;)

#4755 salty tbone

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:52 AM

I can confirm the following TIV's today:

:wii: Disney High School Musical $24.99 -> $26


Some more TIV tonight @ BBV

Wii
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Disney's High School Musical - $23


So who's telling the truth. ;)
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#4756 Lethal04

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:54 AM

So who's telling the truth. ;)


i would go with the guy who said $26 since Xfactor has already made errors on a couple of other things in that post

#4757 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:07 AM

Games I got from the most recent TRU clearance-> all were $9.98.
Gamerush TIV-Gamestop base value.

360:
Viva Pinata Party Animals $8)($5
College Hoops 2k8 $12)($2

Wii:
Nicktoons Attack Toy Bots $11)($6
NFS Prostreet $16)($9
Monster Trux Arena $16)($5

PS3:
College Hoops 2k8 $9)($2.25

If anyone can post the values of Mini Desk Top Racing and Jumper, both on the Wii, it would be very helpful.

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#4758 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:08 AM

oops. sorry I bumped my own post. Lame.

#4759 Lethal04

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:12 AM

Games I got from the most recent TRU clearance-> all were $9.98.
Gamerush TIV-Gamestop base value.

360:
Viva Pinata Party Animals $8)($5
College Hoops 2k8 $12)($2

Wii:
Nicktoons Attack Toy Bots $11)($6
NFS Prostreet $16)($9
Monster Trux Arena $16)($5

PS3:
College Hoops 2k8 $9)($2.25

If anyone can post the values of Mini Desk Top Racing and Jumper, both on the Wii, it would be very helpful.


did you actually make any money? looks like you got less than $10 profit after tax...

#4760 xfade

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:13 AM

oops. sorry I bumped my own post. Lame.



don't go xfactor-mode on us.

#4761 Joe Fongul

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:54 AM

Traded GRID X360 ($32) MLB 2K8 PS3 ($13) Puzzle Quest DS ($8) tonight & picked up a new Sonic Chronicles, a used Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (rung up at $24.99 but it was stickered for $19.99 instead) & the newest Nintendo Power.

Pretty good haul for a quick Target flip. I wish I had time to get involved in the GR-EB flip parade, but working 55 hours a week throws a wrench into things :P
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#4762 emg28

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:56 AM

A Target nearby is closing today, so all clearance items are extra 75%. Too bad, I just found out today. The CSR told me that it's 50% off 3 days ago. I manage to get 2xMLb for $ 10.48 and 2xWall-E for $ 8.xx. and Logitech Harmony 520 - $ 12.xx since they're unmarked.


I was at this Target on Sunday (I assume it was LB South) and I noticed these 2 games but they were only giving 50% off so it was't a good cash flip (in my opinion). I did miss out on the Logitech Harmony. I would have picked that up even at $24.98 (50% off). #-o

FYI, I also passed by some BBs in that area and they had a ton of flippable games (FF, TS, Spyro, etc...).

Anyway, back to the Bourne/Beijing flip - I guess I can look at it like this: with the proceeds I picked up a new Boom Blox for $29.99 and 3 GS flippables for $29.97 (that netted me $35.90 at GS) with $3 left over. So for $27.46 in cash I got Boom Blox, $3 at BB, and $34.50 at GS - not bad, really. And let's face it, if I had seen Boom Blox at Target for $12.48 I'd be all over that (essentially what I paid for it if I consider Beijing as an even swap for it). Of course, if I used my already existing credit it would have been essentially free ;).


I went through the same thing. Eventhough, I have a lot of credit at GS/BB, I flipped 2 copies of Bourne. I ended buying Army of Two PS3 at BB and Wario Land: Shake It! at GS (after flipping 3 games) and still had $6 in credit left over. Ao2, WL:SI and $6 credit for $32.44 is worth it in my opinion.

For some reason, I also find myself hoarding my credit. I bought a copy of Bully Wii at Target for $7.48, eventhough, I could have bought a copy at BB for $24.99 in free BB credit. For a while there, I actually missed paying cash for games. :lol: I guess I was just burned out on flipping during the "perfect storm".

What a difference a year makes. I joined CAG just before last year's TRU b2g1 sale and ended up buying 9 Wii games. A year later and I laugh at that sale. Any competent flipper will wipe his ass with TRU's b2g1 sale (unless it's for clearance games). Imagine what I could have done with the $300 I spent. :shock:

I apologize for the OT post with no contribution at all but It's almost 2am and I am sleepy as Fuck and I need to be up until probably 9am. :whee: Hooray for me! :cry:

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#4763 Bezerker

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:22 AM

So who's telling the truth. ;)


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Before i get any comments about trading multiples, the store I currently have my only account on is where my manager buddy works and he lets me do up to 3 copies in one transaction. I've read the new Trade in agreement and rather than the 2 per store per day, it now says "Trade limits are set by employee and may change at any time" (or something along those lines), so if he says the limit is 3, the limit is 3 ;-). I was kinda surprised when Victorious Boxers scanned fine. I was expecting for it to come up with an error like everyone else.

I'm gonna be hitting up a few more GS's & Blockbusters, and ive got a ton of flips coming in from Goozex. I do feel kinda bad for the store I trade at. It seems like 90% of the used non-rental conversions are flips that i've traded. I'm thinking about seeing if I claim that someone stole the card for my original account, they'll let me create a new one so I dont need anyone to sign trade authorizations for me.

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#4764 emg28

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:17 AM

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Before i get any comments about trading multiples, the store I currently have my only account on is where my manager buddy works and he lets me do up to 3 copies in one transaction.


I dumped some more games to BB. It really sucks only being able to trade at one store (For now). I just dont feel like dragging the old man to every store to have him sign up for a trade account. The gamerush I went to was stockpiled with $9.99 -> $11-13 flips so i'm probably going to go fodder hunting tonight or tomorrow.


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#4765 Draknight

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:12 PM

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Berzerker is the new Kunai!!!! :applause: :bow:
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#4766 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:28 PM

so I get lost in all the TIVs people post, but what's the hot trade in at BB for now? the Grid seems like a contender if you can find it at Target.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

I agree. Thats fucking ridiculous. - im sure theres some more closet kunai'ers out there but for now, he takes the cake

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#4768 animemaniac14

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:09 PM

so i know this has prob been discussed before...but i just need a yes or no answer (unless someone wants to be kind enough to explain)...can you be banned from GS for trading in too many of the same game (even to different GameStops?) and also...can you trade more than 10 games per day to different gamestops? (cuz i remember hearing about a limit a long time ago)

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#4769 cdubya42

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:11 PM

How is the fable series? ...Also is there another game that's similar to Mass Effect aside from KotOR? Fall Out 3 looks to be pretty good atleast from what I've seen which is nothing more than the E3 Trailer... I'm a huge fan of story driven games.. Bad Co. was great for both mindless shooting and storyline(very funny btw)... GTA IV actually had a good story behind it I thought.. Thank all of you for the posts... and your help

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#4770 Segasonic01

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:25 PM

I hate you so much, Berzerker, You steal all the good flips from me >.<

You should buy me a PS3 ;)