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#151 BLAZETIGER

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:20 AM

I do have my selfish side when it comes to flipping. However, I was also the person that suggested a remedy to that very issue, so I'm not heartless about it. It's a form of hoarding, and while some people act holier than thou about such activity, I'm not going to apologize for something that people have equal access to. I'm not going to get in a moral battle over this though, so I probably should just leave it at that. You can have the last word, I'm sure you'll take it.


Totally agree with you there. Everyone can work for it if they choose to. My wife lets me indulge in this "hobby" of mine as it keeps me out of trouble. 8-)

On a different note though has anyone else noticed the drop in TIVs from Gazelle. Was gonna send a few things, but ended up going with NorAm/Amazon as their prices were about $6-$8 higher.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:40 AM

Totally agree with you there. Everyone can work for it if they choose to. My wife lets me indulge in this "hobby" of mine as it keeps me out of trouble. 8-)

On a different note though has anyone else noticed the drop in TIVs from Gazelle. Was gonna send a few things, but ended up going with NorAm/Amazon as their prices were about $6-$8 higher.


Yes Protoype ps3 dropped 6 bucks in the last few days. Amazon Noram has had fairly decent TIVs recently. I guess because of the lack of trade in promos these days.

#153 mis0

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:43 AM

Totally agree with you there. Everyone can work for it if they choose to. My wife lets me indulge in this "hobby" of mine as it keeps me out of trouble. 8-)

On a different note though has anyone else noticed the drop in TIVs from Gazelle. Was gonna send a few things, but ended up going with NorAm/Amazon as their prices were about $6-$8 higher.


LOL, same here. The girlfriend thinks it's better that I spend my cash on games as opposed to weed and booze. :lol:

And to respond to your second part.. I think it's just on a case by case basis. For example, X-Men Origins Wolverine is being accepted for ~$18.75 at Amazon while at Gazelle, they were giving out ~$20 ($21 with 5% boost). I locked in this value for two copies and with the TWEET code, I'm gonna be getting $44 for ~$22 spent.

This is one of my larger trade ins to Gazelle where they've even offered to send me a box so I'll keep this thread updated.

Another good flip is Chaos Wars for $10.xx from GameStop. Gazelle is giving out $13 for them, and of course, a buck or two more with the proper codes. Not the best ratio, but meh, it's a good filler to throw in if you're trying to get a free box.

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#154 PontiusPilate

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:18 PM

FYI, you can get the free USPS box by visiting the post office too. I know it's not as convenient, but for those that are using that option...the labels are nice though. I prefer UPS because of the free tracking and less lines.

I haven't checked a couple of these this past week, but here are some other decent flips.

Kmart has Star Ocean (360) for $14.97, $16 TIV @ Gazelle
GS has Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournement (PSP) for $8.99 used, $9 TIV @ Gazelle

Both can make you a couple of bucks if you can stack with coupons or discounts.

#155 GuardianE

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 03:04 PM

Is there a limit to that TWEET09 code? If I have a really pathetic trade-in of only a few dollars, does it still apply?
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#156 Japakneez

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 03:35 PM

i believe all the gazelle codes released thus far have been one-time use only

#157 GuardianE

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 03:55 PM

i believe all the gazelle codes released thus far have been one-time use only


I actually meant if we had to meet a trade-in quota before the coupon would apply. I haven't used the code yet.
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#158 mis0

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:32 AM

I'm kind of confused right now. My trade in somehow made it to Alaska. I was using one of those priority boxes that was sent to me by Gazelle themselves.

Label/Receipt Number: ----
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™/Merch. Return
Status: Processed through Sort Facility

Your item was processed through and left our ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 facility on November 22, 2009. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

Detailed Results:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 22, 2009, 12:58 am, ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 19, 2009, 7:48 pm, ANAHEIM, CA 92899
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#159 sabanoo

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:51 AM

I'm kind of confused right now. My trade in somehow made it to Alaska. I was using one of those priority boxes that was sent to me by Gazelle themselves.

Label/Receipt Number: ----
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™/Merch. Return
Status: Processed through Sort Facility

Your item was processed through and left our ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 facility on November 22, 2009. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

Detailed Results:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 22, 2009, 12:58 am, ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 19, 2009, 7:48 pm, ANAHEIM, CA 92899
Thoughts? Comments?


Your games might be a bit cold when they finally arrive in Boston.
This is USPS at its best! I've seen stuff ship from the state next to me and head out to the west coast before coming all the way back. Not quite as bad as going to AK but even games deserve a little vacation sometimes...? I've heard they have nice cruises in Alaska so maybe that's what they had planned.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:24 PM

I'm kind of confused right now. My trade in somehow made it to Alaska. I was using one of those priority boxes that was sent to me by Gazelle themselves.

Label/Receipt Number: ----
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™/Merch. Return
Status: Processed through Sort Facility

Your item was processed through and left our ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 facility on November 22, 2009. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

Detailed Results:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 22, 2009, 12:58 am, ANCHORAGE, AK 99530 Posted Image Processed through Sort Facility, November 19, 2009, 7:48 pm, ANAHEIM, CA 92899
Thoughts? Comments?

Nice!

I've had stuff like this happen to me before as well. Sometime the USPS get s bit confused. No need to worry, the package will eventually find it's way to Gazelle. It just took the scenic route and will take a little longer than normal.

#161 estofan

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:32 PM

Fair warning.

They work really, really slow in general. Longer if you ask for Amazon gift card.


It's been over two weeks now since I submitted my trade and still no funds deposited :cry: Gazelle did write saying they received the games and everything checks out. I chose PayPal for the cash and the date on my account page where the funds will be deposited into my PP account is mid-Dec!!! :bomb:

#162 PontiusPilate

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

It's been over two weeks now since I submitted my trade and still no funds deposited :cry: Gazelle did write saying they received the games and everything checks out. I chose PayPal for the cash and the date on my account page where the funds will be deposited into my PP account is mid-Dec!!! :bomb:


It's the nature of doing business with them. I found receiving a check was actually quicker than doing PayPal, so you might want to try that avenue. Speed has never been Gazelle's game, oddly enough -- talk about poorly naming your company versus actual performance. Maybe it's a tongue-in-cheek reference.

I've had over $2,000 in trades with Gazelle since July, and I've always gotten my money or credit within 1 month of sending the trade, but sometimes they do challenge that.

#163 ShadowSage

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:25 PM

I just completed my first trade with them - traded in my old Canon S200 digital camera - and was surprised with the quick turnaround. I submitted the trade on the 19th, send out on the 20th and received a confirmation e-mail from them on 23rd that they had received, checked out on the 24th and received my Amazon credit on the 27th - just in time for Black Friday. Maybe turnaround depends on if you're a new user or not (faster turnaround for new members hoping for continued business) or whatever product you're trading in.
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#164 SadPanda99

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:30 PM

Both my recent trades have been super fast, other than the fact I hate their obnoxious click these 10 buttons to get a quote, I'm quite happy so far.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:20 AM

Good luck to anyone who can find this, because I can't, but the TIV for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 Special Edition (Platinum Hits) for 360 is $70! :hot:

I assume that's a $30 MSRP game if you can find it out there. Must be super rare though, since nobody on or off line seems to have it.

I appreciated the heads up on this title man, I have long cashed out on 5 of these, all for full price but one which was downgraded to good, thank you. ;)
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:25 AM

Showed @ gazelle as 14$ when I just brought it up.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:31 AM

They dropped the price a long time ago. I recall it going from (Perfect) $70 to $16 to now obviously $14.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:06 AM

Just a heads up,
TIV of Dissidia Final Fantasy is $17 Amazon price $15
TIV of rhythm heaven is $10 Amazon price $10
Some amazon credit to cash converters. They're not that great but hey, its something.

#169 nekromantix

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

They accepted my Rock Band Country Track Pack for $14, then looked a couple weeks ago to see what the status on my check was and saw that it said they recycled it for some reason...

Sent an e-mail and got a response saying they'd get back to me in a couple days. Then took them a week and I started seeing random games being traded in, so I'd cancel them cause I knew I wasn't trading in random Modern Warfare 2's for PS3. So week goes by and I e-mail them again, then they say they're going to put in a dummy trade to get the $14 check mailed. They're usually pretty good at communicating, but not sure if they would of told me that they were the one's putting in the dummy trades if I didn't ask what was going on.

First bump in the road I've ever come across with Gazelle, at least they fixed it though.

#170 PontiusPilate

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

Just a heads up,
TIV of Dissidia Final Fantasy is $17 Amazon price $15
TIV of rhythm heaven is $10 Amazon price $10
Some amazon credit to cash converters. They're not that great but hey, its something.

So either someone loaded up on trades to Gazelle dropping the TIV or Gazelle is watching. I somehow have a hard time believing that Gazelle is watching the Amazon prices so much given I've had a number of profitable flips in the past week Amazon>>Gazelle.

#171 jacknicklson

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:44 PM

Giving them a shot. $25 for Persona PSP with TWEET09 for something that cost me $5 is not too shabby!
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:10 PM

Giving them a shot. $25 for Persona PSP with TWEET09 for something that cost me $5 is not too shabby!


They must be watching....just checked persona psp 10 am pst quoted $7.

#173 PontiusPilate

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

As long as they don't mess with Wii New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, it's @ $11 right now you can buy it for less than that. I'm going to lock that in so I can get some extra cash.

#174 PontiusPilate

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:53 PM

They must be watching....just checked persona psp 10 am pst quoted $7.


As long as they don't mess with Wii New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, it's @ $11 right now you can buy it for less than that. I'm going to lock that in so I can get some extra cash.


Obviously they are, in that time the price just dropped to $5.

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#175 PontiusPilate

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:01 PM

Hopefully they don't find out about
Playstation 3 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

Hopefully they don't find out about
Playstation 3 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge


Dont think they will change it since the game is still selling for $20 on ebay

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:28 PM

Hopefully they don't find out about
Playstation 3 Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge


Yeah I hope the TIV for
Xbox Barbie Horse Adventures Wild Horse Rescue

stays solid...

#178 PontiusPilate

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:56 PM

Dont think they will change it since the game is still selling for $20 on ebay


Probably true, but now I'm just taking it as a joke that they are watching.

#179 PontiusPilate

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

Yeah I hope the TIV for
Xbox Barbie Horse Adventures Wild Horse Rescue

stays solid...


Everyone knows October 2009 was when that game peaked ;)

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

I guess its time to bury this thread and start PMing each other. Haha gazelle...ppht!