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#61 ShadowHero10

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:59 PM

Well I placed my first order today, going to ship tomorrow. Five games for a total of $28.10

PS3- Resistance FoM
PS3- Motorstorm 1
XB1- Halo 2
XB1- Halo 2 Map Pack
XB1- Conker Live and Reloaded

Pretty nice for all but one of these games were just sitting in my drawer collecting dust. Thanks OP

I'll report to see how the transaction goes. *Crosses fingers*
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#62 MarcSparks

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:50 AM

Picked up a nice little flip today with Gamestop credit that I'm desperately trying to turn into Amazon credit for my large ECA preorder. GS has Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Collector's Edition on 360 NEW for $9.99 -> $15 Gazelle TIV.

This is in-store only at GS, but a few of the stores in my area have it including the closest one where I got it today. Debating going a little further to pick up some more copies.

That led to my first Gazelle trade:

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Collector's Edition $15
Resident Evil 5 PS3 $24
+TWEET09
+Amazon 5% Bonus
= $45.95

Like others, I will report how it goes and the time turnaround to get my credit. I will be interested to see how it goes for everyone and the "perfect" condition rating. Both these discs are flawless, so I'm not worried this time. But anything I buy used from GS would not pass for this. Gazelle's TIVs are worthless if not going on the Perfect condition price.

#63 RedGamer

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:29 AM

Dude. That is a awesome flip.

I see -3- pretty close to me. I know alot of people (including myself) have been looking to flip their GameStop credit into Cash or Amazon credit. I'll put it up in the OP and credit you as soon as possible. It won't happen until.. tomorrow, probably. (I've got some research papers I have to finish tonight.)

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:27 AM

Ha! I got Science Papa for the Wii from the Target clearance for $7.48 today with the intention of putting it on Goozex but tried out Gazelle.com and they gave me $18.65 (including TWEET09 promo code).

Science Papa - 13.00
Amazon 5% - 0.65
TWEET09 - 5.00
Total [18.65]

#65 Moravagine

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:59 AM

I got $28.50 last week for an old MP3 player that had been sitting around collecting dust for over a year.

Tomorrow I am doing my second flip ever: I an sending out 3x Guitar Hero 5 for a total of $102.30 in Amazon credit with the bonuses. They were purchased for $20.98 each so it is a nice gain.
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#66 mis0

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:13 AM

Does Gazelle have a certain time window for when packages can be sent out? I locked in my trade ins on Saturday/Sunday but I won't have time until Thursday to stop by the UPS store. If someone can let me know, that'd be awesome!

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#67 Tryxx

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:31 AM

Does Gazelle have a certain time window for when packages can be sent out? I locked in my trade ins on Saturday/Sunday but I won't have time until Thursday to stop by the UPS store. If someone can let me know, that'd be awesome!


I submitted a trade order last night. The receipt page said their offer expires November 11, so they seem to give you a month to get your stuff in to them.

So you should be fine.

#68 y2jasper

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:41 AM

yeah they give you one month to send out the package, which is pretty awesome.

#69 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:49 PM

I'm doing my first trade-in to Gazelle and using the TWEET09 code to get an extra $5 for Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii). With that and the 5% Amazon bonus it works out to 3.00+0.15+5.00 = 8.15. Not bad at all. It was only worth $2 at GS and thus didn't qualify for their current trade-in bonus, so this is perfect.

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#70 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

Picked up a nice little flip today with Gamestop credit that I'm desperately trying to turn into Amazon credit for my large ECA preorder. GS has Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Collector's Edition on 360 NEW for $9.99 -> $15 Gazelle TIV.


Thanks for the heads up on this! Great flip! I see some at a few of my nearby/semi-nearby GS's, so I'm going to try to cash in on this.

Can you change the quantities of a submitted trade-in? Does the value change to the value at that time if you do that (like happens with amazon now)? I'd lock to lock this value in, but don't know how many copies I'll really be able to find. With the 5% bonus TWEET code and 5% Amazon bonus it should be $16.50 each. Nice! Though not entirely sure if I'll use up the TWEET code yet. Would like to use that on a large trade-in.

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#71 PontiusPilate

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:04 PM

One major limitation (to me) or combo thereof is that you can not change the quantity on an order, only remove items, and once a coupon has been used on your account you can't re-use it...even if you cancel that order.

#72 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for that info converse. Hopefully I can find time tonight to make a mini-GS tour. I should be able to make it to one of the GS's tonight, so hopefully I find a copy there as currently claimed on their web site. Doesn't seem likely that they'd have more then one, but I'll ask. Is there a limit on the number of copies you can send to Gazelle?

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#73 PontiusPilate

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:33 PM

Turning Point tanked to $8 for anyone who didn't lock it in. They are slowly starting to catch on to their flips. A number of flips I had for them went away.

#74 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:46 PM

Dang - I didn't lock it in. Oh well.

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#75 Crunchewy

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:03 PM

All is not lost, maybe. I looked at my cart and two copies of Turning Point are still in there and listed as $15! I never went to checkout, but the value for them has held. So maybe you don't have to checkout to lock it in? The only question then is if I remove one of them, will the other one then drop in value. Hmm...

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#76 Toss

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:17 PM

i wouldnt try it. it will probably be fixed in a couple days and if you do send it in they will not honor it just like the last glitch.


Yes I agree, these guys are okay if your transactions go through as planned. If you ever need to go through customer service these people are BITCHES. Their customer service SUCKS, especially in comparison with amazon, and don't request a supervisor - they're the biggest dicks. As far as keeping games for a month then sending them in, expecting that you "locked-in" a price...good luck. This company has it in the legal stuff you agree to that they can change a trade value any time they want , even after you send it.

Also if you want to preserve a good flip, I would NOT post it here. I'm pretty sure they monitor CAG, SD for sure. I think they resent flippers! LOL Maybe someone could change the OP to include this warning.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

2 Q's:

-is it allowed to use multiple accounts under the same shipping address (since the codes seem to be one use per account)?
-can I ship multiple trade-in orders (w/their separate order slips, etc) in one box?

thanks! Kewl thread, bro!

#78 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

Yes I agree, these guys are okay if your transactions go through as planned. If you ever need to go through customer service these people are BITCHES. Their customer service SUCKS, especially in comparison with amazon, and don't request a supervisor - they're the biggest dicks. As far as keeping games for a month then sending them in, expecting that you "locked-in" a price...good luck. This company has it in the legal stuff you agree to that they can change a trade value any time they want , even after you send it.


Thanks for pointing this out, especially the fact that prices are not locked-in.

#79 DrunknDragun

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:39 PM

If I'm trading in just one game, do I need to use a box for UPS or would a bubble padded envelope work too? If not anyone know where I can get one for cheap, i remember UPS charged me like $3 for their smallest one before.

#80 PontiusPilate

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:58 PM

2 Q's:

-is it allowed to use multiple accounts under the same shipping address (since the codes seem to be one use per account)?
-can I ship multiple trade-in orders (w/their separate order slips, etc) in one box?

thanks! Kewl thread, bro!


This maybe could go on the OP, Tuesday has historically been the TIV update day. You will notice that a lot of prices have changed.

I don't know the answer for the first question for sure, but I did setup multiple accounts when they had the glitch a month or two ago and had orders from both accounts canceled and credited with the promo code. Oddly enough, I used the promo code which was my email from one account on another non-matching account with no problems and great profit. I would say this is YMMV, but I wouldn't push it.

I have sent in multiple shipments in the same box with no problem. This can also be confirmed via customer service. As long as you have both invoices included you are okay.

For the other guy asking about bubble envelopes, if you only need one you could try Walmart/Target or a dollar store.

#81 MarcSparks

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:59 PM

Turning Point tanked to $8 for anyone who didn't lock it in. They are slowly starting to catch on to their flips. A number of flips I had for them went away.


Haha down to $4 now. That's what I get for sharing I guess. Now I just hope they honor the $15 I was quoted yesterday when I send it in. Better do it fast I guess.

#82 PontiusPilate

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:02 PM

Haha down to $4 now. That's what I get for sharing I guess. Now I just hope they honor the $15 I was quoted yesterday when I send it in. Better do it fast I guess.


Sharing is always appreciated :D but I know I don't always disclose everything until I have my local supply tapped.

#83 estofan

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

As far as keeping games for a month then sending them in, expecting that you "locked-in" a price...good luck. This company has it in the legal stuff you agree to that they can change a trade value any time they want , even after you send it.


THIS is what concerns me... Anyone else with a similar bad experience? I mean, going by common-sense, after I submit a trade with the stated value, I sure am expecting to get paid according to what they quoted and I accepted. To be able to change a TiV anytime, as the poster put it, means that we can never be sure what we sent in gets honored.

I would love to continue using Gazelle although I just got started on it, but if it's so iffy, I might just forget it altogether and save myself the suspence of not knowing whether I will be getting the credit I traded for...

#84 PontiusPilate

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:38 PM

THIS is what concerns me... Anyone else with a similar bad experience? I mean, going by common-sense, after I submit a trade with the stated value, I sure am expecting to get paid according to what they quoted and I accepted. To be able to change a TiV anytime, as the poster put it, means that we can never be sure what we sent in gets honored.

I would love to continue using Gazelle although I just got started on it, but if it's so iffy, I might just forget it altogether and save myself the suspence of not knowing whether I will be getting the credit I traded for...


I've traded in over 50 titles and I have not had one single title even contested for quality as indicated (perfect) let alone an outright change of the TIV. At this point I am not concerned.

I'm thinking the legal verbiage is used to cover them if they don't agree with the condition of the submission. If you say perfect and it's poor, they have to have a legal clause giving them right to suggest a different price. At that, their site says that you have a period of time to refuse that and get your items returned.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:43 PM

Here are a couple of minor flips from GS, factor in your own sales tax, and payment for exact ratios:

PS3 Ski Doo Snowmobile Challenge, $3.99 used, $4.00 Gazelle
PS2 Tsugani: Atonement, $3.99 used, $4.00 Gazelle
Xbox NHL Hitz 2003, $1.99 used, $2.00 Gazelle

#86 Confucius

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:26 AM

I picked up a copy of Turning Point "NEW" at Gamestop. Stickers all over it. Fingerprints all over the disc.

thankfully i have a lot of Goo Gone.

#87 Toss

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:06 AM

Yup goo gone is the best.

#88 Japakneez

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:41 AM

I've traded in over 50 titles and I have not had one single title even contested for quality as indicated (perfect) let alone an outright change of the TIV. At this point I am not concerned.

I'm thinking the legal verbiage is used to cover them if they don't agree with the condition of the submission. If you say perfect and it's poor, they have to have a legal clause giving them right to suggest a different price. At that, their site says that you have a period of time to refuse that and get your items returned.



i sent in games and claimed 'good'. But they contested it and gave me 'perfect'. Those bastards! ;)



We should dig up some of our posts from the amazon thread. We had a lot of good info in there

#89 RedGamer

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 03:00 AM

Yeah, like I mentioned in the OP, they seem -very- lenient on condition.

Obviously, if you send in a trashed-up game, they ain't giving you no perfect. But if it's in good condition, saying it's perfect ain't too bad.

I'll try and dig up what I can. I have some mid-terms coming up though, so I'll still be a bit slow on updates.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:48 AM

hm so this is kind of weird, i sent my order out on 10/9, and today (10/14), i got an email saying that the order had been received and they will check the games out...and in the same email it says they verified the items and will be sending my gift card soon. last time i had to wait 4 days in between those two, so this whole transaction went surprisingly fast thus far.