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#61 JP

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:14 PM

Just got the information forward to me:

"gs is taking preorders. $50 deposit. they have a coupon code they can scan so you get bonus tiv on the preorder. wont apply automatically (for now) the store has to be on the ball and manually doing it. they are saying july 7th at definite re-stock date. i know of tons of stores getting restocked next week though."

This wasn't originally the case before the promo started. Guess the demand was higher than they expected. Who knows.

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#62 Two Headed Boy

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:16 PM

It's not so much about unexpected demand, but rather that Gamestops weren't notified that they'd be getting the 360 S's so soon, and were taken by surprise.
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#63 Goodeye

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:18 PM

It's not so much about unexpected demand, but rather that Gamestops weren't notified that they'd be getting the 360 S's so soon, and were taken by surprise.


That and everyone seems to want one.
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#64 io

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for getting my obscure DS game trades on the list, jp - it was pretty frustrating having a whole stack of DS games that for the most part were completely missing from the lists so I just brought a bunch in and asked for quotes. I didn't end up trading them all but I just wanted to know what they were. I tried to update as many as I could in the DB but some of them didn't have a place to enter the values - odd...

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:23 PM

Wow, Amazon is offering $29 for trade of Demon's Souls and GameStop only $10... That really sucks... Wanted to trade in Killzone 2, LBP, and Demon's Souls and do the B2G1 with Red Dead Redemption, ModNation Racers, and GOW3.

#66 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:26 PM

It all depends on who you get. Like I mentioned a page or so back, they only checked for warranty stickers on mine, asked me if it worked and that was it.


OK. Hopefully they don't even notice then. If they see it and try to hit me with the refurb fee I don't think it will be worth the trade in then. What sucks is that I have no way to transfer our saves now. I don't want to waste 20 bucks on a one time use transfer cable. Plus, I didn't want to deal with trading in everything but the HDD and then returning the HDD within 7 days becuase my GS doesn't apply it back toward your sale, they just give you a gift card for it. Kind of defeats the purpose of the trade then.

Can I plug our HDD into another persons console and back it up on a thumbdrive there or does that screw up the license for them?
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:27 PM

Wow, Amazon is offering $29 for trade of Demon's Souls and GameStop only $10... That really sucks... Wanted to trade in Killzone 2, LBP, and Demon's Souls and do the B2G1 with Red Dead Redemption, ModNation Racers, and GOW3.


demon souls is on the list for guarantee $25.

#68 fldash

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:27 PM

demon souls is on the list for guarantee $25.


What does guarantee $25 mean?

Edit: Nevermind, Google is my friend. Thanks.

#69 rsra13

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

Oh Fuck it, I did a reserve too.

I'll bring my old Xbox Elite when they call me. He told me that they are going to receive a new shipment next week. I'm not sure about the last part but good if true.

#70 NJMane

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

Was able to trade in my old premium and get a Slim today. Only 1 out of the 3 stores i called got them in. The one I went to said they had been swamped with calls but then no one was coming in to get them. They only had 4 and I got there about 20 minutes after they opened.

#71 Goodeye

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:32 PM

OK. Hopefully they don't even notice then. If they see it and try to hit me with the refurb fee I don't think it will be worth the trade in then. What sucks is that I have no way to transfer our saves now. I don't want to waste 20 bucks on a one time use transfer cable. Plus, I didn't want to deal with trading in everything but the HDD and then returning the HDD within 7 days becuase my GS doesn't apply it back toward your sale, they just give you a gift card for it. Kind of defeats the purpose of the trade then.

Can I plug our HDD into another persons console and back it up on a thumbdrive there or does that screw up the license for them?


FYI: MS kinda lied the cable itself is usable again, and again, and again.
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#72 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:34 PM

FYI: MS kinda lied the cable itself is usable again, and again, and again.


I know it is reusable but I will have no need of it after one transfer. I run my device till it dies anyway.
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#73 jorel

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

So they took your console and gave you the deal even though they didn't have them in stock? Thanks for the info!


Yes, and I think they would reserve it for you either way, trade in or not.

#74 LinkinPrime

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:43 PM

For those of you looking for a cable...check eBay, they go for less than $10 on there, use it and resell it.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:50 PM

Got the last one that the GS near me had today :)

Just a FYI for those doing trade-in's.. I only received $133 for My system + two 60GB hard drives. I asked about it because the website says the hard drives are $30 each, but she told me that she had an e-mail stating to only give the promo bonus to one item, so the Xbox got $100 but the hard drives only got $16 each :( A little disappointing but I wasn't going to stand in line and argue over $30.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:58 PM

just traded my arcade in with a shit load of stuff and walk out with the xbox 360 s and $217 on my new edge card


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console / 1 controller
+ 9 wireless controller 26.28 each with edge
+ 2 20gb harddrive 32 ? each with edge
+ 2 network adapter 43 ? each with edge
+ a bunch of headset / ethernet cord/ cables this and that

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:00 PM

Got the last one that the GS near me had today :)

Just a FYI for those doing trade-in's.. I only received $133 for My system + two 60GB hard drives. I asked about it because the website says the hard drives are $30 each, but she told me that she had an e-mail stating to only give the promo bonus to one item, so the Xbox got $100 but the hard drives only got $16 each :( A little disappointing but I wasn't going to stand in line and argue over $30.


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#78 sonicice

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:06 PM

No idea if there's any truth to this one, but watch out, just in case.

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#79 beard.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:20 PM

Got mine. Last one in store. All went fine, only hiccup is I noticed that two of the games I traded in didn't get full value. I wanted to trade in 9 games for the "Trade 3, Get $10 extra" deal, and then trade in Just Cause 2 and Super Mario Galaxy for $25 each. Well, JC2 and SMG got mixed in with the Trade 3, Get $10, and two games just got usual EDGE bumpage. If I take my receipt back, will they be able to adjust that, or will it be a huge pain? It's not a huge deal to me (though I'd like that extra $15), but if I can get it done with ease I will.

Anyways, traded in Console+Controller, HDD, Wireless adapter and 11 games and got the new 360 and had $13.xx leftover on EDGE.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:30 PM

Got a new one today after trading in a launch unit with no HDMI, it's been refurbed once previously. Received $100 + $31 + $26.28 for the xbox, 20gb hard drive and a wireless controller. Paid the remainder with EDGE credit I had built up already.

The guy hooked up the unit to a tv behind the counter and made sure it turned on, scrolled around a little with the wired controller I was trading in and that's it. Didn't test usb's, didn't test the disc drive, didn't run a game. He did check the warranty sticker at the last minute as it looked like he almost forgot about it.

#81 evildeadjedi

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:32 PM

All values before promos:

DS Phat 25.00

:360:
Chronicles of Riddick 4.00

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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 4.50
Rock Band Metal Track Pack 3.50

72.00 in credit to my edge card since they sold the last used copy of Demon's Souls before I arrived.
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#82 ITDEFX

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:36 PM

just traded my arcade in with a shit load of stuff and walk out with the xbox 360 s and $217 on my new edge card


traded in

console / 1 controller
+ 9 wireless controller 26.28 each with edge
+ 2 20gb harddrive 32 ? each with edge
+ 2 network adapter 43 ? each with edge
+ a bunch of headset / ethernet cord/ cables this and that


either you hoardered a bunch of 360 controllers that went on clearance at target or your just a controller freak.

#83 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:49 PM

Got the last one that the GS near me had today :)

Just a FYI for those doing trade-in's.. I only received $133 for My system + two 60GB hard drives. I asked about it because the website says the hard drives are $30 each, but she told me that she had an e-mail stating to only give the promo bonus to one item, so the Xbox got $100 but the hard drives only got $16 each :( A little disappointing but I wasn't going to stand in line and argue over $30.


I would be arguing with them. Nowhere on their promo does it say only one price on that entire list will be honored. That is just asinine what they did to you.
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#84 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

Also, I just called my local GS and they said they are sold out and not expecting anymore until July 9th. Guess that kills the trade in.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:09 PM

Called a few stores looking for the new slim. Two stores hadn't received their shipment for the day, but they did tell me I could pre-order now.

The third store did get 4 in but they were down to one unit left. I asked him to hold hit for 10 minutes, but he couldn't since he had been getting tons of calls from people wanting it.

Good thing I was already in the car and had my old 360 with me:D.

Traded in the refurb Pro unit (06 mfr) that MS sent me as a replacement for my 2006 Pro model (which went E74). I never did like that MS effectively gave me someone else's console.

TRADES

-360 console with Wired controller $100
-my original Wireless controller $25
-20GB hard drive $30
-512MB memory unit $18 (dude was shocked it was that high)
-3 wired headsets at $5 each
two of these were the old style, giant plastic plug
-Live Vision camera $4.50
the camera and one headset came from the BB sale on the Vision pack

They did test the unit by plugging it in, turning it on and booting up a game disc.

In the end, I got about $202 (including EDGE boost). Paid the difference with GS credit, which for me was currently around 30/70 my cash to GS credit.

Very slick console indeed. But it's funny that I miss the option to change the faceplate.

#86 LinkinPrime

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:11 PM

Also, I just called my local GS and they said they are sold out and not expecting anymore until July 9th. Guess that kills the trade in.


Not if you trade it in and put $50 down to reserve one from their next batch.

#87 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:14 PM

Not if you trade it in and put $50 down to reserve one from their next batch.


Not if I have to be without the unit for nearly a month. My kids would never understand that.
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#88 n00bie

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

Also, I just called my local GS and they said they are sold out and not expecting anymore until July 9th. Guess that kills the trade in.


Really? Mine said they have a couple left but are getting more next week.

#89 LinkinPrime

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

Oh...yeah...well there's a dilemma. If you have the cash, you can put $50 down and reserve it...then when they call you in, which hopefully would be before 7/11, take your 360 down and do the trade.

#90 lllGurulll

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:24 PM

Oh...yeah...well there's a dilemma. If you have the cash, you can put $50 down and reserve it...then when they call you in, which hopefully would be before 7/11, take your 360 down and do the trade.


Gives me a new dilema though. With the faulty USB port on my unit, I would hate to give them $50 and then find out they are going to charge me a refurb fee on my current unit for trade. I won't trade it in if I have to pay the refurb fee and if I don't trade it in, I won't want the new unit. That means they would only refund my money in store credit which I don't want.
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