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The General 360 Owners/Buyers FAQ Thread (Updated 1/15/10)


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#991 Sinnbox

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:03 AM

I've tried calling about 7 different BBs before. 90% of them didn't know how to look it up, the others said they can't without the UPC there.


Wow, my BBV has some awsome workers, call 1-260-824-2481 I think all the workers know how to look up TIV's. I call often and they never seem to mind.

#992 Quintox

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:04 AM

Escape from Bug Island is a good one.

If I am correct, it'll be $8.78 --> $20

#993 frankcastle

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:26 AM

fantastic four wii is not bad if it is still $20 it would be $11.70 -> $20

#994 king007

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:42 AM

TIVs:



Rock Band was the especially good flip. Brandsmart had it on sale for $12.xx then I got the PM at Sears to pay $8.xx out of pocket. $8->$30 :)


How did you get it for $8. I know sears price matches but not following how you got it for $8.

#995 toocool17

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:51 AM

I found another good flip: Wii Bust A Move Bash $11.70 after coupon from gamestop, gets $23 at blockbuster.

#996 weguzs

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:04 AM

Went to local target, for K&L
27.99
guess i have to wait till they drop some more.

did't see any of thoes wii games,
mostly where ben 10, fighting boxing something, hanna mantana

#997 Segasonic01

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:09 AM

How did you get it for $8. I know sears price matches but not following how you got it for $8.

They Price match + 10%

#998 king007

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:33 AM

They Price match + 10%


Is a receipt enough for a price match or do you need to take the ad. I ask becuase there is a difference between a clearence item and an item on sale for the week featured in an ad.

#999 Segasonic01

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:37 AM

reciept is ok, but they;ll need to call anyways (or look on the site if you're PMing to a site) to make sure there is still at least 1 avialable. For your situation, reciept would help a lot

#1000 Armstrong x360a

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:13 AM

Dunno if I missed it (if so sorry!) but is there still a list anywhere of breakeven or better flips from BB->GS? Maybe with the GS 50% bonus on trades coupon theres some more flipping apportunities?

#1001 deadlykeyboard

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:14 AM

Dunno if I missed it (if so sorry!) but is there still a list anywhere of breakeven or better flips from BB->GS? Maybe with the GS 50% bonus on trades coupon theres some more flipping apportunities?


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#1002 vanilla_shakin_it

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:18 AM

Get out. Now.

Funniest post I've seen yet. Well done sir, well done.:applause:

#1003 msam

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:34 AM

Dunno if I missed it (if so sorry!) but is there still a list anywhere of breakeven or better flips from BB->GS? Maybe with the GS 50% bonus on trades coupon theres some more flipping apportunities?


1. Fail
2. Flyer says it's only for participating areas, i.e YMMV if cashier will accept it.
3. Would have taken less time to browse back 1 page then type out your request for help and find your answer.
4. Fail

#1004 bgame2

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:35 AM

Dunno if I missed it (if so sorry!) but is there still a list anywhere of breakeven or better flips from BB->GS? Maybe with the GS 50% bonus on trades coupon theres some more flipping apportunities?



Armstrong, please for the love of all things holy, read the first post or two of each thread before asking that type of question. You open yourself up for horrific abuse otherwise. It's there though buddy. It shows the games for each system and the TIV's.

#1005 Bezerker

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:40 AM

Alright, i take no credit for this. But here is what we have so far for 1.50x and up flips:

Arctic Tale: $8.45 -> $13.00
Balls of Fury: $8.45 -> $13.00
Bust a Move Bash: $11.70 -> $23
Escape From Bug Island: $8.45 -> $20
George of the Jungle: $8.45 -> $13.00
Guitar Hero Aerosmith: $22.75 -> $30
Legend of the Dragon: $5.85 -> $11.00
Mini Desktop Racing: $8.45 -> $13.00
Monster Jam: $17.55 -> $30
Rock and Roll Adventures: $8.45 -> $16.00
Space Chimps: $16.25 -> $30
Spy Games Elevator Mission:$8.45 -> $16.00

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#1006 Poor2More

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:49 AM

Alright, i take no credit for this. But here is what we have so far for 1.50x and up flips:

Arctic Tale: $8.45 -> $13.00
Balls of Fury: $8.45 -> $13.00
Bust a Move Bash: $11.70 -> $23
Escape From Bug Island: $8.45 -> $20
George of the Jungle: $8.45 -> $13.00
Guitar Hero Aerosmith: $22.75 -> $30
Legend of the Dragon: $5.85 -> $11.00
Mini Desktop Racing: $8.45 -> $13.00
Monster Jam: $17.55 -> $30
Rock and Roll Adventures: $8.45 -> $16.00
Space Chimps: $16.25 -> $30
Spy Games Elevator Mission:$8.45 -> $16.00


Thank you very much sir

I am picking up these games they are all located used at the same GS near me

Spy Games
Monster Jam
Rock and roll adventurea
Bust a Move

$46---->$88 BBV Thanks
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#1007 Armstrong x360a

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:51 AM

Whoops, I read the "build up Blockbuster credit via Gamestop" in the first post and assumed the PS2/GC games used for building up EB credit were included under the first heading since I skimmed the rest. Honest mistake.

I don't see anything 1 page or 2, maybe there's info 3 back?

Glad to be of service for those of you in need of a epeen boost (bgame2 not included)...

#1008 sprintfinanceguy

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:53 AM

To all looking for even money flips from BB back to GS:

As long as the "trade in a system, get $20 extra" promo is on, you can flip GBA SP's from BB to GS for even. Cost at BB = $39.99. Base trade in at GS = $20 + $20 bonus credit = $40

Just happened to see one today at my local BB/GR and remembered that I used that promo a while back on my SP after I got a DS. Not great, but I have seen enough requests in here for even money that it might be worth it to some of you.

#1009 luan87us

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:05 AM

Alright, i take no credit for this. But here is what we have so far for 1.50x and up flips:

Arctic Tale: $8.45 -> $13.00
Balls of Fury: $8.45 -> $13.00
Bust a Move Bash: $11.70 -> $23
Escape From Bug Island: $8.45 -> $20
George of the Jungle: $8.45 -> $13.00
Guitar Hero Aerosmith: $22.75 -> $30
Legend of the Dragon: $5.85 -> $11.00
Mini Desktop Racing: $8.45 -> $13.00
Monster Jam: $17.55 -> $30
Rock and Roll Adventures: $8.45 -> $16.00
Space Chimps: $16.25 -> $30
Spy Games Elevator Mission:$8.45 -> $16.00


hmm bust a move bash is $17.99 (about 17$ after coupon) how did you get it for $11.70? even with 10% coupon it's still $14.xx. Please enlighten me.

#1010 Poor2More

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:06 AM

hmm bust a move bash is $17.99 (about 17$ after coupon) how did you get it for $11.70? even with 10% coupon it's still $14.xx. Please enlighten me.


the coupon this week is 25% off any DS, Wii, GBA games so 35% off after EDGE care
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#1011 luan87us

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:07 AM

the coupon this week is 25% off any DS, Wii, GBA games so 35% off after EDGE care

yeah sorry i just saw the coupon just after i post this lol. Gonna put some credit in BBV for some new releases i guess.

#1012 Armstrong x360a

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:08 AM

hmm bust a move bash is $17.99 (about 17$ after coupon) how did you get it for $11.70? even with 10% coupon it's still $14.xx. Please enlighten me.


New 25% off GS Wii/DS coupon available for this coming week.

Edit: Haha, I give up, going to bed...

#1013 whatup5

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:38 AM

Game GS Price BB TIV (Ratio better than 1.5x in bold)

Jumper $5.85 -> $9
Anubis 2 $6.50 -> $9
Cranium Kabookii $8.45 -> $16
Action Girlz Racing $9.75 -> $9
Madden NFL 07 $9.75 -> 13
Chicken Little: Ace in Action $9.75 -> $16
Surf's Up $9.75 -> $9
Dewys Adventure $9.75 -> $9
Bionicle Heroes $9.75 -> $9
Ninjabread Man $11.05 -> 11

From the list above my fav is Cranium Kabookii. Its almost double and a lot of stores have it in my area.

The following games are ones they dont take trade-ins on:
Monster Trux Offroad
Rig Racer 2
Kidz Sports: Internation Soccer, Ice Hockey, and Basketball

#1014 DrNo888

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:02 AM

Woot! I havent flipped for like 3 weeks. Time to get back to business so I can get enough credit for GH:WT or RB2.
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#1015 donut

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:22 AM

Ok guys n' gals lets be smart on this new opportunity.

More than one manager has just shared with me this is being monitored...any thoughts Warner? (of course I feigned my usual ignorance...and was trading non duplicate titles)

It might be wise to keep the info new simple and Not quote/highlight the obvious r e p e a t e d l y. And while I applaud the success of others...are the $ totals and details really necessary? I understand the "totals" are perking interest...

At the end of the day, do what you want , but I thought this info would be helpful, and I for one appreciate the collaborative effort and would like it to last....

P.S. thanks for the info! :applause: beat me to the phone tonight.

Have a great evening....

#1016 spauldingfan

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:29 AM

Ok guys n' gals lets be smart on this new opportunity.

More than one manager has just shared with me this is being monitored...any thoughts Warner? (of course I feigned my usual ignorance...and was trading non duplicate titles)
Have a great evening....


I wouldn't doubt that, but did they mention at all how they are going to monitor it?

#1017 Unickuta

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:30 AM

I wouldn't doubt that, but did they mention at all how they are going to monitor it?


With a computer?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:35 AM

Game GS Price BB TIV (Ratio better than 1.5x in bold)

Jumper $5.85 -> $9
Anubis 2 $6.50 -> $9
Cranium Kabookii $8.45 -> $16
Action Girlz Racing $9.75 -> $9
Madden NFL 07 $9.75 -> 13
Chicken Little: Ace in Action $9.75 -> $16
Surf's Up $9.75 -> $9
Dewys Adventure $9.75 -> $9
Bionicle Heroes $9.75 -> $9
Ninjabread Man $11.05 -> 11

From the list above my fav is Cranium Kabookii. Its almost double and a lot of stores have it in my area.

The following games are ones they dont take trade-ins on:
Monster Trux Offroad
Rig Racer 2
Kidz Sports: Internation Soccer, Ice Hockey, and Basketball


"Ninjabread Man" WTF?????

Anyway, some trades:

Transformers (360): $10
Gun (360): $8
Dark Sector (360): wouldn't take :wall: (too many?)

Also got $6 for a Spiderwick Chronicles DVD (got one 'free' from Gamestop.) Asked, and was told that they would be getting Star Wars: Force Unleashed (all systems, presumably) on September 16th. I would also like to note that NFS: Most Wanted (360) still trades for $7 at Gamestop.

#1019 spauldingfan

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:36 AM

With a computer?

Welcome to 2008.....:applause: but it could be just a district thing or maybe, just maybe they are going to go all out this time. Doesn't hurt to know.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:58 AM

To all looking for even money flips from BB back to GS:

As long as the "trade in a system, get $20 extra" promo is on, you can flip GBA SP's from BB to GS for even. Cost at BB = $39.99. Base trade in at GS = $20 + $20 bonus credit = $40


Correction - that is a possible flip from GAMERUSH to GS. Don't say BB - you know how that irks me ;). I ain't never seen a GBA SP for sale at no BB.

Ok guys n' gals lets be smart on this new opportunity.

More than one manager has just shared with me this is being monitored...any thoughts Warner? (of course I feigned my usual ignorance...and was trading non duplicate titles)


I wish you'd be more specific. By "this" do you mean THIS particular thread, flipping in general, what? When you throw something out there like that please be specific! In reading through this thread I thought you must have meant the new GS Wii promo since that is the only "this" everyone is talking about. But then, how the hell would BB people monitor that :lol:. So I figured you must mean this thread. But then again, who knows...

ANYWAY...

This is the first I've heard of the Wii coupon. I wish I hadn't bought FF Chocobo Tales last week. Oh well...

I went to a GS here blissfully ignorant of the new coupon. But I di manage to pick up a K&L and SST for $30.38 total (after Edge and 10% coupon) and traded them to a BB I had never been to before for $53. This is the second time when buying K&L that the GS dude has tried to talk me out of it because it is apparently such a bad game :lol:. To get him to shut up about it I just told him I was buying it for someone else (at their request). He then reminded me of the 7 day return policy and to make sure my "friend" knows about that because they will surely hate the game. Classic...

This new BB had a bunch more titles on "clearance" than I'd seen at my local store. I could only write down a handful on the back of my trade-in slip, and I know some were mentioned by others (but got buried in all the flipping discussion). In any case, I'll add these to the OP:

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Battle of the Bands $19.99
Blast Works $19.99
Boom Blox $39.99 ($29.99 and I'd buy it)
Mario Strikers Charged $39.99
Ninja Reflex $19.99
Sega Superstar Tennis $24.99 (so I'd expect trade-in on that to be low)
We Ski $19.99

:ps3:
Assassin's Creed $24.99
CoD 4 $54.99
Ratchet & Clank $49.99

:360:
Assassin's Creed $24.99
Burnout Paradise $29.99!
CoD 4 $49.99

Just to reiterate, these are NEW game prices and ought to be nation-wide, though I don't remember if anyone has verified that they got these "clearance" prices at a store not otherwise advertizing them that way. I really want to get Burnout Paradise, but being the cheapass that I am, I want to buy it back home with no sales tax ;). That's probably dumb, though, as I don't remember seeing it much if at all during all my B1G1 flipping runs whereas this store in Tucson had 3 copies.

Another thing about this store - they had a TON of the good B1G1 flippable stuff (excepting Iridium and Power Rangers). It definitely looks like it was untouched by someone "in the know" during the perfect storm.