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GameStop Tiered Trade Offer 3,4,5 games for 10%,20%,30% bonus. Ends 1/4/09.


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#181 MasterSun1

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:43 PM

Here it is guys, my total haul and trade-ins and analysis, changes needed to the OP are in bold; these all are before bonuses, all :ps2: unless noted:

.hack//G.U. $9.00
.hack//G.U. Part 2 $8.50
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II $16.75
Destroy All Humans 2 $6.00
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII $4.75
Family Guy: The Video Game $6.75
Family Guy: The Video Game $6.75
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly $15.00
Final Fantasy XII $4.75
Final Fantasy XII $4.75
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas $7.75 (even though it was the Hot Coffee version, he took it)
Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction $3.75
Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction $3.75
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy $9.00
Manhunt 2 $3.75
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames $18.75
MX vs. ATV: Untamed $6.75
Need for Speed: Carbon $3.75
Need for Speed: ProStreet $7.75
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness :gc: $7.50
Silent Hill 3 $7.50
SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis $4.75
Star Wars: Battlefront II :ps2: $7.75
Star Wars: Battlefront II :xbox: $10.50
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology $11.75
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology $11.75
Tales of Symphonia :gc: $7.75
Tales of Symphonia :gc: $7.75
Wild Arms 5 $6.75

TOTAL spent at Hollywood: $115.71
TOTAL before bonuses at GS: $241.75
TOTAL after +40%: $338.15
TOTAL fucking Refurbishing Fees: $20

TOTAL credit: $318.45, a ratio of 2.75, can't complain :).

First thing I bought with my credit was the Double Cymbal Universal Expansion Kit for my Rock Band 2 drum set. Next I'll pay off Mirror's Edge and most likely Call of Duty: World at War.

#182 evildeadjedi

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

GS TIV 11/08 before promos
PS2 - Soul Calibur III 5.00-7.00
PS2 - Shadow of the Colassus 6.75-9.45
PS2 - God of War II 9.00-12.60
PS2 - God of War 4.00-5.60
360 - Guitar Hero II(game only) 5.75-8.05
360 - Guitar Hero III(game only) 7.00-9.80
Wii - No More Heroes 7.50-10.50
PS3 - Saints Row 2 25.00-35.00
PSP - God of Wars Chains of Olympus 10.75-15.05

Total cash spent above games 55.00(some picked up dirt cheap others from Goozex or various store promos)

113.05 credit


Traded 6 games for 2 games deal got Resistance 2, GOW 2, and Rock Band 2 and still have around 55.00 left in credit :). I found it was a better deal than tossing them in with the 40% trade in deal(107.10 versus 125.14). The guy had to do each as a different transaction(last time I lost around 10 credit because the computer thought it was the "best deal" yea for GS:roll:)

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#183 Littlefields

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:57 PM

Does anyone know if the Special Editions of the title is higher or the same price? I'm thinking about trading in my Gears CE and Halo 3 CE.



#184 emg28

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:00 PM

What is the sku on Star Wars Battlefront 2 for XBX? I traded one in today and it only had a $2.25 base. The title cuts off halfway through Battlefront so I cant tell if its for 1 or 2. The sku on my receipt is 950567. I guess it could be due to the new district trade system, but i'd place more on employee mistake.


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Everyone needs to be more careful since alot of these games from HV won't scan and need to be typed in by the GS employees. As I posted before, I got the TIV for PS2 instead of Xbox for one of my SW:BF2.


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#185 suko_32

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

Worst is that refurb fees are taxable.
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#186 blackjaw

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:19 PM

Before bonuses:

11/6/08
NCAA Football 2009 PS3 - $25.25
Front Mission DS - $3.00

#187 Drkirby

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:42 PM

:( They tried to pin on referb fees on my stuff, even the disks that were in great shape that I got from Hollywood video. So I am just going to put the stuff that was only around a $.50 difference from Gamestop +40% and Amazon on Amazon, and bring all the stuff left from my 15 games to the gamestop at the mall the 22nd.

#188 NotoriousCPD

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

11/8/08 Here are my trade in values for some last gen games all before bonus:

Xbox:

Jade Empire - $2.00
Ninja Gaiden - $3.50
Panzer Dragoon Orta - $.50
Star Wars: KotOR - $4.25

Gamecube:

Legend of Zelda: OoT Bonus Disk - $9.75
Metroid Prime - $1.50
Metroid Prime 2 - $4.25
Resident Evil 4 - $2.75
Sonic Mega Collection - $3.50
Soul Calibur II - $2.00
Super Mario Sunshine - $5.75
Super Smash Bros Melee - $6.50
Tales of Symphonia - $7.75

PS2:

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness - $7.75
Disgaea 2 - $13.00
Dragon Quest VIII - $2.25
Zone of the Enders - $.25
Zone of the Enders 2: 2nd Runner - $5.75

Total credit after 40% bonus: $116.20

#189 emg28

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:11 PM

Worst is that refurb fees are taxable.


If you get taxed on refurb fees, you must also get tax added when you trade in games. Here in CA, we don't get taxed on refurb fees but we also don't get tax added to trade-in values. I would much prefer your situation since refurb fees are mostly avoidable. :cry:


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#190 stone1061

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:22 PM

Just picked up 58 games from 3 Hollywoods, only flipped about 10 so far but seems I got 2 copies of GTA San Adreas that are the 'bad' ones.
Got a few games that were still new, sealed but had used stickers, GOD 1 and 2, GTA SA, Hannah Montana.
Probably keep those.
Was going to report drop on Spongebob Atlantis but see it's been noted.
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#191 Bezerker

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:22 PM

SW:BF2 Xbox - 950839

Everyone needs to be more careful since alot of these games from HV won't scan and need to be typed in by the GS employees. As I posted before, I got the TIV for PS2 instead of Xbox for one of my SW:BF2.


Thanks emg. I figured it was the store's fault. Only thing is that the store is quite a distance away, so it wouldn't even be worth it to go back. I'm still averaging a 3.33 ratio thus far, so I'll just chalk it up as collateral damage.

Speaking of collateral damage, check out this Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis I just bought at Hollywood:

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Yea, that crack in the top left of the picture goes completely through the disc. All those scratches are incredibly deep too. I have no idea what they were thinking putting this game out for sale.

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#192 GuardianE

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:25 PM

Speaking of collateral damage, check out this Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis I just bought at Hollywood:

Yea, that crack in the top left of the picture goes completely through the disc. All those scratches are incredibly deep too. I have no idea what they were thinking putting this game out for sale.



It almost looks like they tried to glue the crack back together. :lol:
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#193 GogetaSS4

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:25 PM

I recently went to GameStop and traded in about 7 ps2 games and they ended up giving me an additional $11 dollars on top of all my trade in credit and I asked the manager why I was getting an additional $11 he said it was because it's for a promotion that hasn't been announced yet where you get X ammount of bonus automatically if you trade in 5 or more games.

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#194 Cry Havoc

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:49 PM

Addition to list:

:ps2: WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008--$7.75-->$10.85 (after 30% bonus+10% Edge)


I spent about $55 and walked away with:

$197.05
-$2 Resurface
-$3 Resurface
-$15 Edge Sub.
-tax
=$175.75

Not bad. If I could have found more high ticket games I would have been happier, but I can't complain about tripling my money.

#195 io

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 11:04 PM

I recently went to GameStop and traded in about 7 ps2 games and they ended up giving me an additional $11 dollars on top of all my trade in credit and I asked the manager why I was getting an additional $11 he said it was because it's for [highlight]a promotion that hasn't been announced yet where you get X ammount of bonus automatically if you trade in 5 or more games.[/highlight]


You mean like the one in the title of this thread? ;)

#196 japaki

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 11:27 PM

Definitely wasn't lucky as you guys. Got hit with like 5 refurb fees. The quality in Joliet, IL at HWV is piss-poor.
I paid $30 and got $67

#197 bgame2

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 11:47 PM

I paid $6 today in refurb fees on one trade in and believe me when I say I had it coming. The disks had a run in with the cloverfield monster.

#198 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:46 AM

Thanks emg. I figured it was the store's fault. Only thing is that the store is quite a distance away, so it wouldn't even be worth it to go back. I'm still averaging a 3.33 ratio thus far, so I'll just chalk it up as collateral damage.

Speaking of collateral damage, check out this Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis I just bought at Hollywood:

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Yea, that crack in the top left of the picture goes completely through the disc. All those scratches are incredibly deep too. I have no idea what they were thinking putting this game out for sale.

I've had a few music CD's with cracks like that and they still played fine somehow!

#199 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:49 AM

How many of the same game can you sell to Gamestop before they ban you from trading or whatever?

#200 MasterSun1

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:00 AM

How many of the same game can you sell to Gamestop before they ban you from trading or whatever?


They don't take multiple copies on the same trade in. So go to another store on another day, or the same store on another day with a different employee.

#201 twen

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:05 AM

They don't take multiple copies on the same trade in. So go to another store on another day, or the same store on another day with a different employee.


YMMV on clueless employees. I traded in 2 copies of Mario Kart Double Dash in the same transaction.
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#202 twen

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:07 AM

I paid $6 today in refurb fees on one trade in and believe me when I say I had it coming. The disks had a run in with the cloverfield monster.


I got hit with a $4 refurb on a copy of Mario Kart today. They wouldn't even accept it yesterday, so at least I got something for it. $10.70 after the refurb cost isn't horrible.
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#203 YabMan

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:37 AM

They don't take multiple copies on the same trade in. So go to another store on another day, or the same store on another day with a different employee.


I thought the limit was 3 copies of the same game.

#204 twinton

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:47 AM

How many of the same game can you sell to Gamestop before they ban you from trading or whatever?


What I was told is that Gamestop corporates policy states that Gamestop does not take multiple copies, but the one exception is that if you can provide a receipt to prove that they are not stolen, then all is OK.

Now getting a Gamestop employee that actually has read and understands this policy may be hard to find.

I guess I'm lucky that the manager at my local store understands the policy, and has given me the green light to go ahead and bring multiples of anything, because he knows I can provide receipts.

#205 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:51 AM

They don't take multiple copies on the same trade in. So go to another store on another day, or the same store on another day with a different employee.


They took my second copy of NCAA Football 2009 for at a second Gamestop once I hit up HWV and picked up 3-4 filler games to trade in with it on the SAME day I traded in another copy of the game at another Gamestop.

So, it IS YMMV, but I figured I'd better dump it today while it was a great flip($19.25 without bonus + Edge).

Here's my totals for today's trades(shamelessly copied/pasted from the HWV thread):

I traded in the following from the HWV sale(ended up picking up 5 more titles today, but returned one(Raiden III) after it got seventy five cents @ Gamestop):

Here's the TIV's to GS for them, before and (AFTER) all promos:

All of these are PS2:

Manhunt 2 $3.75($5.25 after Edge+30%)
NCAA Football 2009 $19.25($26.95 after Edge+30%)
Lego Indiana Jones $18.75($26.25 after Edge+30%)
Incredible Hulk $7.75($10.85 after Edge+30%)
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology $ 11.75($16.45 after Edge+30%)

Total trade value- $92.40

These are mixed, unmarked ones are PS2(GC, PS2):

Wild Arms 5 $4.75($6.65 after Edge+30%)
Ratatouille(GC) $2.75($3.85 after Edge+30%)
NCAA Football 2009 $19.25($26.95 after Edge+30%)
Warriors Orochi $5.75 ($8.05 after Edge+30%)
Star Fox Assault $6.75($9.45 after Edge+30%)

Total trade value- $54.95

I also traded in my copy of Dark Sector for PS3, which got $4.75 there and $6.65 after promo + Edge.

By the way, here's the TIV's for the first batch of games @ Blockbuster(for those wondering what they get THERE):

Hulk: $6
Dark Sector:$6(they sell this for $9.99 now)
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology: $9.50
NCAA Football 2009:$16
Manhunt 2: $1.25(they sell this for $6.99)
Lego Indy: $16

Also, FYE gives $20 in TIV for NCAA Football 2009(PS2) currently without ANY promos.

I now have over $200 in credit @ Gamestop and almost $75 @ Blockbuster thanks to this deal.:D

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#206 hcamacho

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:08 AM

Can someone update me, on the Hollywood Video flips, everyone is talking about here?I live in Puerto Rico and I know a Hollywood Video here, but never been to.So what u guys are saying that hollywood video sells cheap used games at a nice price , worth it of trading them at gamestop?
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#207 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:09 AM

So you can trade 2 copies of a game to Gamestop. If you trade 3 what will happen. What is the penalty, complete bannage?

#208 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:11 AM

Can someone update me, on the Hollywood Video flips, everyone is talking about here?I live in Puerto Rico and I know a Hollywood Video here, but never been to.So what u guys are saying that hollywood video sells cheap used games at a nice price , worth it of trading them at gamestop?

HWV is having a $3.99 clearance on PS2, GC, Xbox used games. Look at the TIV's on pg. 1 and find games at HWV that would get you more credit than what you're paying HWV for them. I don't know if HWV in Puerto Rico is participating in this deal.

#209 kingsx27

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:32 AM

NCAA '09 (XBOX 360) - TIV $26 in Greensboro, NC

$59.65 spent at Movie Gallery and HWV

$283.50 trade-in credit at GS

Edited by kingsx27, 09 November 2008 - 02:54 AM.


#210 hcamacho

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:58 AM

HWV is having a $3.99 clearance on PS2, GC, Xbox used games. Look at the TIV's on pg. 1 and find games at HWV that would get you more credit than what you're paying HWV for them. I don't know if HWV in Puerto Rico is participating in this deal.


Thanks man, I will look into HWV, next week, to see if it is worth it!
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