I did a massive thread cleanup - deleted several, uh, less than informative posts and the responses to those posts
Please read the OP before posting. I changed a little bit of language to make it even MORE clear that, yes, regular Blockbusters take trade-ins (stupid me, I thought that by saying regular stores had the same trade-in values as Gamerush stores that was implied
). I also put more info about the day and time trade-in values might change.
As for my trades today:
The most painful part of today's transaction was that with the cheap credit I thought I'd splurge and get my boys one of the $9.99 WALL-E toys. Well, it took them 10 minutes to ring that up because it wasn't in the system
This was one of the stores where I got in trouble back in the Beowulf days (not the store where it all started and the Junior Detective decided to call around - it is one of the stores he called). This time I could see the screen when they pulled up my account. There is a note on there from the manager saying that it is OK to trade to me. It goes on beyond that but I couldn't read all of it. Of course I'm very curious! But then at my local store they told me there is no note at all (and there was in January and it was gone before the 6 months was up - so who knows what happened there - maybe they just deleted it).
I was so tempted to drop a second FF when I stopped by my local store to drop off a rental and I saw that one of the old Gamerush guys was working there. This is someone who knew me back in my 12-15 preorder Gamerush days. I'm sure I could have told him that I had a second copy I got cheap and he would have let me trade it. But they have a new manager there and I guess she would review the trades and see that I did 2 and who knows how she would react. Anyway, that is the problem with non-GR stores. At one of the ones yesterday where they struggled to get my credit on a gift card (because they had no Value Cards) they told me they get a total of about 6 games traded in a year. So if you go dump 2+ of any one game on them they notice it immediately.