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#4771 sp00ge

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:25 PM

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


I'll scan my receipts later from this past week. I dumped ALOT of multiples at my local BBV, but as I said, they don't mind it.

One guy, when he see me walking up with games in-hand, will wait at the counter with my account already pulled. It's quite comical. He's also a closet flipper.


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:30 PM

I'll scan my receipts later from this past week. I dumped ALOT of multiples at my local BBV, but as I said, they don't mind it.

One guy, when he see me walking up with games in-hand, will wait at the counter with my account already pulled. It's quite comical. He's also a closet flipper.


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#4773 emg28

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:44 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)


You can be banned for trading in multiples at GS but it's rare. Whenever anyone has been banned, it has been initiated by a store manager. I don't think anyone has been banned directly by corporate. Someone did post that they had been banned by loss prevention because they had a high amount of credit on their Edge card. Most people on here traded many, many copies of certain games to GS (Spiderman 3, Spiderman FoF, GC, etc...) during the "perfect storm". I would guess that I traded about 15 copies of Spiderman 3 during that time.

The most games that I have traded to different GS in one day is 36 games (6 games each at 6 GS). I'm sure some on here have done more than that and yet we are still going. Just don't trade multiples at the same time and you should be ok.


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#4774 mkernan

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:45 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)


I think in the past, some dude wouldn't take a particular game because he said I'd already traded too many copies of it, but not sure about being outright banned. Considering their ridiculously lucrative business model, it'd be pretty dumb for them to ban somebody unless they really thought you were a thief.

The 10 games per day thing was in regards to the $10 bonus for two games. It wouldn't apply the bonus above ten games; not sure about the current iteration of the promo though.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:13 PM

I'm off today to see if my new account can be used as a trade account...if so...lookout..I'll see how long it takes to get to 10000 with this one

#4776 animemaniac14

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:22 PM

I think in the past, some dude wouldn't take a particular game because he said I'd already traded too many copies of it, but not sure about being outright banned. Considering their ridiculously lucrative business model, it'd be pretty dumb for them to ban somebody unless they really thought you were a thief.

The 10 games per day thing was in regards to the $10 bonus for two games. It wouldn't apply the bonus above ten games; not sure about the current iteration of the promo though.


You can be banned for trading in multiples at GS but it's rare. Whenever anyone has been banned, it has been initiated by a store manager. I don't think anyone has been banned directly by corporate. Someone did post that they had been banned by loss prevention because they had a high amount of credit on their Edge card. Most people on here traded many, many copies of certain games to GS (Spiderman 3, Spiderman FoF, GC, etc...) during the "perfect storm". I would guess that I traded about 15 copies of Spiderman 3 during that time.

The most games that I have traded to different GS in one day is 36 games (6 games each at 6 GS). I'm sure some on here have done more than that and yet we are still going. Just don't trade multiples at the same time and you should be ok.


thanks for the help guys! much appreciated...now i can go on my flipping frenzy with minimal worries :-D:bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:

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#4777 eraser813

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:41 PM

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

You're right man. That's why I didn't trade the games in yet. I'm considering waiting until TRU does the B2G1 next week then return/rebuy there and then trade the games in. That way the games comes out to $5 each. The only problem with that is the values will probably drop at GR by that time! What do you guys think?

#4778 FrankMcCutcheon

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

Some trade in values from yesterday

Mercenaries 2 :360:: $35
Alone in the Dark :360:: $28.50
MLB 08 The Show :ps3:: $33

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:09 PM

All the BBV-->GS on the OP held. Minus: (base+edge) 360 Tomb Raider legend - 3.30 360 skate - 9.90 (so 14.90 after bonus) ps2 golden compass- 3.30. From my phone so sorry.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:43 PM

TIV last week (just getting around to checking receipts):
Mercenaries 2 :360:: $35
Hellboy :360:: $35
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast:wii:: $26
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed :wii:: $23
Sea Monsters :wii:: $23
Gears of War :360:: $22 (possible drop?)
Cabela's Trophy Bucks :360:: $19
Star Trek: Conquest :wii:: $16
Cranium Kabookii :wii:: $16

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

i saw last week or maybe 2 weeks ago someone talking about amazon gift cards maybe coming to bbv. anyone hear anything else about them? i would really like to move a couple hundred dollars in bbv credit to amazon gift cards. i don't think any of my bbv have any gift cards except for gift cards for their own store.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 02:46 AM

Is there anything that i should be worried about with these Arcade versions of the xbox 360? Like cheaper parts, that might break easier than a regular 360?

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#4784 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 02:49 AM

Is there anything that i should be worried about with these Arcade versions of the xbox 360? Like cheaper parts, that might break easier than a regular 360?


All of them have the same, exact insides (well, assuming they were manufactured around the same time).

#4785 theking20

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:41 PM

hey guys have a quick question, i bought a xbox live 3 month gold kit and the 3 month card said it must be redeemed by 6/30/2007, is the 3 month code still good or has it expired. Thanks in advance.

#4786 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

...Did you try it?


Yeah, that would be the quickest way to find out. ;) Anyway, it should be good. I have redeemed plenty of cards after the printed date.

#4787 KaneRobot

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

When are the new bundles actually out? I've seen "November 8th" but most places just say "this month." Curious to find out if these are the final remaining Falcons they are clearing out, or if we're finally on to the Jaspers now.
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#4788 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

When are the new bundles actually out? I've seen "November 8th" but most places just say "this month." Curious to find out if these are the final remaining Falcons they are clearing out, or if we're finally on to the Jaspers now.


I am pretty sure they are already out there. GS "technically" is selling them, in the sense that they are selling you their old stock and giving you the games. I saw the bundles in-stock at Amazon, as well.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:58 PM

Amazon has one up now
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:00 PM

Sweet deal!

#4791 Slade

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 07:02 AM

Not really sure where to ask and seems like this is the most appropriate place to do so.

I've been holding out on buying my own 360 because of the dreaded hardware failure rate but I've been hearing some buzz about the new chips in the newly manufactured 360s and also the fact that they tend to not sound as loud.

Is there any good indication that the new 360s that are coming out of the factories with these new chips and fans don't die due to RRoD or perhaps at a much, much lower rate? I'm not looking for a system that will last me forever but some evidence of better reliability would be great since with the price cut, it's finally about time I finished my console collection of this generation.

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#4792 creid

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:24 PM

It's pretty much impossible to prove that reliability has improved. Some will tell you that Falcon (released last year) is great, but since it's all off anecdotal evidence there's no real way to be sure. If it helps, Jasper is just around the corner.

#4793 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:02 PM

It's pretty much impossible to prove that reliability has improved. Some will tell you that Falcon (released last year) is great, but since it's all off anecdotal evidence there's no real way to be sure. If it helps, Jasper is just around the corner.


Pretty much spot on.

I also swung by to say that I, like many other CAGs, was able to get the HDD transfer kit out of Microsoft without owning an Elite. On the request form, I just put that my Elite was on order, and they sent one. So, if anyone is interested in buying a used hard drive, keep this in mind. Before you bother buying one, try going straight to the source. Fax it over for a quicker turnaround, as well.

#4794 Slade

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:03 PM

It's pretty much impossible to prove that reliability has improved. Some will tell you that Falcon (released last year) is great, but since it's all off anecdotal evidence there's no real way to be sure. If it helps, Jasper is just around the corner.


Jasper?

Haven't heard about that chipset but I guess I can wait and see till I get some info on that one.

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#4795 ryoga79

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

My already dying system red-ringed. So I called M$ to tell them that it's now a red-ringed system and they informed me that they were NOT sending out a coffin, and that I had to provide my own box/packing because they already emailed me a "shipping voucher". No coffin was ever on it's way.

What The FRAK?!?!

So I took one the boxes my laptop was shipped in during the last repair, removed the DHL label, packed that motherfrakker in tight with the laptop backing materials (kind of hard styrofoam) and am going to bs around after work tomorrow until a UPS Store opens so I can drop it off (I work 3rd, so actually GOING to UPS = hard). I think it's bullshit they refused to send me a freakin coffin.

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#4796 PhreQuencYViii

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 07:03 PM

Supposedly Jasper is out, but I dunno. I have a Falcon and it's never died vs. my old Xenon.
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#4797 Matt Young

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:56 PM

My already dying system red-ringed. So I called M$ to tell them that it's now a red-ringed system and they informed me that they were NOT sending out a coffin, and that I had to provide my own box/packing because they already emailed me a "shipping voucher". No coffin was ever on it's way.

What The FRAK?!?!

So I took one the boxes my laptop was shipped in during the last repair, removed the DHL label, packed that motherfrakker in tight with the laptop backing materials (kind of hard styrofoam) and am going to bs around after work tomorrow until a UPS Store opens so I can drop it off (I work 3rd, so actually GOING to UPS = hard). I think it's bullshit they refused to send me a freakin coffin.

Bah...


They don't send coffins anymore. You get shipping labels sent to your e-mail, and you have to pay to ship it.

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#4798 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:31 PM

They don't send coffins anymore. You get shipping labels sent to your e-mail, and you have to pay to ship it.


Wow...really? Is that true? That's some bullshit if this is the case. Next time my 360 dies, I'll probably just buy an Arcade, sell off whatever it comes with, and at least have a somewhat more reliable machine. Seems to be a better option that paying $20, so that I can get back another crappy refurb. Of course, that's exactly what MS wants, so I'm screwed either way. What a bunch of crooks.

#4799 Matt Young

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:39 AM

I have posted about this a couple times in the general info thread and got no response.

Ever since switching from Time Warner cable internet to Verizon DSL, I have been unable to change my NAT settings from moderate to open. I have followed numerous online guides and all that happened was that I lost the ability to connect to the internet whatsoever after changing settings.

I switched from Time Warner because their actual internet service was atrocious. I had the second highest speed package and was only getting 700-750 kbps upload and download speeds. This was on 2 PCs and one laptop, so I know it wasn't the computer(s).

Verizon DSL has been great connection wise, but the NAT settings have prevented me from playing with many people on my friends list. When I call Verizon tech support, they tell me that they are not able to handle those problems and that I would have to speak to Verizon premium technical support and be charged a fee.

Frankly, I think this is ridiculous and I am getting very pissed off at the company. Unfortunately, my only other option is to go back to shitty Time Warner. Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone with Verizon DSL been able to open their NAT? I need some help here.

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#4800 jkanownik

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:48 AM

Aren't NAT settings specific to the router you are using? I don't see the router information anywhere in your post.

I have Verizon DSL and I have a router that is hardwired to be strict NAT and the only issue I have with Live is that some games won't allow me to host.
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