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#91 sadunk

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:27 PM

Do some math before you get in on this deal. If you trade in 3 games, that gets you an extra 20% + Edge. If a game gets more than $16 trade in, you'll get more in credit than if you traded 3 for FNR4. Obviously if you have 6 games to trade in to get 40% more credit, do that. A $15 game would now get you $22.50.

It is a pretty good deal if you use it right. If only we knew about this during the B2G1 sale.

You can probably just buy FN and return it the next day. You'll get full credit. People were doing this when EA Active had this deal. Of course, you can get banned for this if you keep doing it.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:28 PM

You have a couple of options:
1. cancel the pre-order (probably too late for that)
2. return the (unopened) game
for store credit and get another game.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:32 PM

Does Best Buy still have $10 clearance games?
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#94 Evolved

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:32 PM

I got mine today, with no existing preorder

The GS I stopped at didn't have the game so I checked their site and no store with in 100 miles has the game.

Another thing that was weird was this. Quantum of solace was one of the games I wanted to trade in but they refused to accept it. I said why and the girl said "because it's sealed" to which I replied " ok, I'll remove it" and she said that I can't do that in the store and that I had to leave and come back. That didn't make any sense to me so I took my three games and left. I'll go to a different store tomorrow.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:38 PM

The GS I stopped at didn't have the game so I checked their site and no store with in 100 miles has the game.

Another thing that was weird was this. Quantum of solace was one of the games I wanted to trade in but they refused to accept it. I said why and the girl said "because it's sealed" to which I replied " ok, I'll remove it" and she said that I can't do that in the store and that I had to leave and come back. That didn't make any sense to me so I took my three games and left. I'll go to a different store tomorrow.


My store does release day games now. They have a GS manager go around to local stores and drop off boxes at each store. About the game being sealed, that is a common GS policy about not accepting sealed games (They think they are stolen)

#96 rdogg1026

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:39 PM

The GS I stopped at didn't have the game so I checked their site and no store with in 100 miles has the game.

Another thing that was weird was this. Quantum of solace was one of the games I wanted to trade in but they refused to accept it. I said why and the girl said "because it's sealed" to which I replied " ok, I'll remove it" and she said that I can't do that in the store and that I had to leave and come back. That didn't make any sense to me so I took my three games and left. I'll go to a different store tomorrow.


Same thing with me for L4D. I had it sealed so the guy gave me a boxcutter and told me to go outside and unseal it. It is a new policy at Gamestop.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:01 AM

The guy told me that he got an early shipment today but that was for pre-orders only and he doesn't have any games right now for sale since they supposedly can't sell them today if you didn't pre-order it. I asked him if I can pre-order it then and he told me no since they stopped pre-orders on it so he put it all on an EDGE card for me.



Actually, I'm pretty sure these are just the standard trade in values plus the 20 percent tiered bonus deal they have going on right now and has nothing to do with the Fight Night promo, you were just given standard store credit not associated with this deal. A few people in this thread are trading in target clearance games and just getting store credit, and not realizing its not actually this deal. the majority of the target games will actually give you more trade in value than the 59.99 fight night promo, so the computer just gives that value. There are only a few games really that this promo is worth more than the plain old trade in value plus 20 percent...like banjo kazooie(worth only 8.50 base i think).

#98 starmask2k3

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:01 AM

If you're serious, you got a deal.


i'll give u 5 more dollars for this deal

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:05 AM

Wow, I have NHL, Far Cry2 and QoS (but I have yet to play it....maybe tonight to see if I like it). Worst comes to worst...I can trade in FNR4 eventually or just return it.

#100 jjjbadboy32

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:06 AM

Steal.

I have RSV2 but I do not have the booklet anymore so they wouldn't let me do it.


They wouldn't take the game without a manual? Half of the games they sell used at my gamestop are missing the manual!!!

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:22 AM

The GS I stopped at didn't have the game so I checked their site and no store with in 100 miles has the game.

Another thing that was weird was this. Quantum of solace was one of the games I wanted to trade in but they refused to accept it. I said why and the girl said "because it's sealed" to which I replied " ok, I'll remove it" and she said that I can't do that in the store and that I had to leave and come back. That didn't make any sense to me so I took my three games and left. I'll go to a different store tomorrow.


LOL...same here. This guy told me "Even if you go outside, open them and come back in, I still can't take them because I knew they were unopened." I wonder if he knows that all games were unopened at one point. Do they give GS employees a screening before hiring to make sure they have no common sense? The funniest thing about it is that they could sell the game for more if I didn't open it.

#102 derder

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:00 AM

You guys should know this by now.

You can't trade in sealed games, anywhere.
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#103 lawl

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:02 AM

So I just went and reserved FNR4 with 3 of those Best Buy $10 games, and ended up having them PAY ME $6 extra past the $64 of game+tax on a gift card. Not sure how that happened, but hey, I'm not complaining.

Thanks for the heads up on this deal, CAG.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:03 AM

Yeah you guys trying to trade in sealed games are obviously noobs when it comes to flipping.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:06 AM

So I just went and reserved FNR4 with 3 of those Best Buy $10 games, and ended up having them PAY ME $6 extra past the $64 of game+tax on a gift card. Not sure how that happened, but hey, I'm not complaining.

Thanks for the heads up on this deal, CAG.


most likely because you didn't actually use this deal and were just given what the games were worth. 3 game trade in gets you and extra 20 percent right now, this is the deal the computer gave you, not this one.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:12 AM

most likely because you didn't actually use this deal and were just given what the games were worth. 3 game trade in gets you and extra 20 percent right now, this is the deal the computer gave you, not this one.

The computer wasn't applying the FNR4 promo and wanted me to pay like $25 more, so the manager had to override the prices after I showed him the flyer in the store.

Going over the receipt now, it looks like the 20% had already applied before he did that, so I ended up with both promos. It's fucking awesome how far ahead I came out on this one with those BB clearance games.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:15 AM

You guys should know this by now.

You can't trade in sealed games, anywhere.


Amazon lets you do it.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:17 AM

The computer wasn't applying the FNR4 promo and wanted me to pay like $25 more, so the manager had to override the prices after I showed him the flyer in the store.

Going over the receipt now, it looks like the 20% had already applied before he did that, so I ended up with both promos. It's fucking awesome how far ahead I came out on this one with those BB clearance games.


ya, def sounds like you got an override which netted you the extra few buck, cause the 20 percent and this deal don't stack. good deal for you. i had some kind of override too I think, cause my receipt only gave me 30 dollars credit, and the dude had to hand right on it reserve paid in full. I traded in banjo, madden 2009 ce, and heavenly sword. Makes me wonder if this deal isn't working in there system and all the people who are getting extra money are just getting the 20 percent deal, most the games on the list are worth more than 20 with the extra 20 percent plus 10 percent edge. Perhaps the real low value games have already been removed from the eligible titles and th elist hasn't been updated(I know they've done this in the past)

#109 ThaCool

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:26 AM

On Amazon some of those games are $15 or less.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:39 AM

Well I traded in Bioshock (360 and PS3) along with Spider-Man Web of Shadows (all of which I bought from Blockbuster for under $15 each). Not a bad deal, though I wish I could have found some of those $10 games at Target, my Target is garbage.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:42 AM

I'm going to check target for some trade bait now. Thanks OP
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:27 AM

wow...surprisngly this is actually a good deal with the right games.....i might just do this
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#113 doubledown

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:43 AM

So, what are the odds of returning this game to another GameStop since I Really don't want it, but it seems better than the 40% deal they have going on.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:50 AM

You guys should know this by now.

You can't trade in sealed games, anywhere.


You can get store credit at Walmart... assuming you don't do it often.


Side question: Is there anything in the system that prevents you from doing the deal price? Found a few Banjos and NFS:U at Target tonight so I might have enough to do it twice... might make it worth it if I can return the game full price or sell on ebay or something...
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:54 AM

I was told that you can only trade in 1 copy of each title?
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#116 io

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:03 AM

Woo hoo - stopped by Target, picked up SvR 09, LotR: Conquest, and Monsters vs. Aliens for $30. An actual deal at GS?!? Well played, OP! Thanks a million (or at least 30)!


Seriously. I want your Target.


Yeah, seriously - it's one thing for a Target to even have these in stock. But then you got them for LESS than the lowest possible price!? WTF? Lowest possible price (except for a few rare instances) is 75% off the original MSRP. So SvsR should have been $12.48, and Monsters also should have been $12.48. I guess LOTR Conquest they must have readjusted to the lower MSRP after it went on clearance because around here when it first showed up it was going off the $59.99 pricing (which would make the cheapest it gets $14.98). Still, though, the only game that even made it to 75% off around here was SvsR and I did grab a couple of those. I really want Monsters vs Aliens and LOTR Conquest for myself - would much prefer them to FNR4 actually ;).

A couple of GS trade-in promo tips for the newbies:

1) ALWAYS open the games first. I like to anyway because I can swap out the cases and replace used/stickered GS cases I have at home with the new minty ones from the trade-in fodder. Let GS have their crap back - PLUS, it has the added benefit of making them "look" used for those suspicious clerks (we like to call them Junior Detectives) who think you are up to something if your games are new or even look too new.

2) Yes, you should have no problem doing the deal multiple times - probably best to go to a different store, though, or at least do it on a different day.

3) You should have very little problem returning the game for $59.99 in store credit (and then getting what you really want). It is probably better if you get a gift receipt and use that to return it but I've never had a problem returning something that I bought using a promo even with the original receipt. I just wouldn't make a habit out of it (e.g., I spend so much there on other stuff and my returns are minimal though I do this sort of thing occasionally). As with anything, if this gets abused too much they will put an end to it.

4) And I know this has been covered but I see it being asked again: you cannot trade more than 1 of a single game at a time. They have realy been cracking down on this lately so it isn't even worth trying. I have traded multiple copies of the same game at different times to the same store, though, so they don't seem to care over the long term (just not in one transaction).

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:31 AM

You guys should know this by now.

You can't trade in sealed games, anywhere.



I Have, at gamestop. The manager (person who let me do it) has seen me coming in for the past 7 years, that might be why.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:33 AM

You guys should know this by now.

You can't trade in sealed games, anywhere.

Absolutely, so untrue, you can do whatever you want if you have a relationship with a store. I traded 6 sealed games at GS yesterday, and about the same at GC today. I just tell them where they came from. They open them up right in front of me. No problems.
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#119 Hollywood

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:37 AM

I have 4 of the games on this list: GTA IV, Saints Row 2, Sonic Colelction, and UFC. But I only have one I really want to part with with the Sonic Collection. Although I've already beat GTA IV and Saints Row 2 and am getting tired of UFC. Dunno what to do, maybe I'll figure something out. I dunno if I'll ever go through GTA IV or Saints Row 2 again.

#120 Hollywood

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:40 AM

LOL...same here. This guy told me "Even if you go outside, open them and come back in, I still can't take them because I knew they were unopened." I wonder if he knows that all games were unopened at one point. Do they give GS employees a screening before hiring to make sure they have no common sense? The funniest thing about it is that they could sell the game for more if I didn't open it.


That's possibly the most retarded thing I've ever heard of. Wow. I didn't think Gamestop was that stupid. Sounds more like the employees are douchebags more than anything else. Unseal the games before you go in, problem solved in the future though.

I guess its kinda like people who enforce the "one coupon per visit" thing in restaurants or something, although I've never actually had anyone enforce it. WTF is the difference if you walk out and back in? Stupidity boggles the mind.

EDIT: Also, I wonder if you were like "okay I'll go home, play it, and come back tomorrow, the end"