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#211 flagg1216

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

Actually I got off the phone with 5 local Gamestop stores now and all told me that that isn't an option, so care to explain that one smartass? That would be why I posted.


Sure will explain, the 5 stores you called don't know wtf they are doing. Company wide they are allowing customers to come back up to a week after their purchase to trade in their hd for the bonus credit. You just have to take your receipt to show your purchase date to verify you are within the one week period.

http://www.gamestop....de/default.aspx

there you can see it right on gamestop's website. Again, do your homework before you bitch about something you know nothing about. :lol:

#212 noire

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 02:59 PM

Anyone know what the normal value of a 360 is?

I'm thinking about trading in my 20GB non-hdmi, PSP and DS; but I want to get a PS3 slim.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

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:wii: The House of the Dead: Overkill - $5.75
:360: Tenchu Z - $4.00
:360: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin - $5.00
:360: Wired Headset - $5.00
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#214 Ness3

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:37 PM

Can anyone confirm that the new slim uses the exact same video out plug? I have a VGA adapter for my 360 that I want to make sure will work with the slim before I buy it.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:49 PM

Question about Gamestop's website. I put in my ZIP code to check availability on the Slims, and the only locale it gives is a place when I click on the link, the map it shows is just a world map, with no location specified. Edgewood S/C. Any idea what that is? I don't live anywhere near South Carolina.
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#216 tightclaws

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:05 PM

Question about Gamestop's website. I put in my ZIP code to check availability on the Slims, and the only locale it gives is a place when I click on the link, the map it shows is just a world map, with no location specified. Edgewood S/C. Any idea what that is? I don't live anywhere near South Carolina.

your best bet is to use the phone call the stores, the web site is not accurate for things like this when its in high demand it says not any available just use the phone the phone is your friend. Plus they give you a detailed direction of where the store is.

#217 VashandWolfwood

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:15 PM

your best bet is to use the phone call the stores, the web site is not accurate for things like this when its in high demand it says not any available just use the phone the phone is your friend. Plus they give you a detailed direction of where the store is.


Oh I called last night. They were out. Just trying to figure out what Edgewood S/C is.
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#218 Brenex

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:21 PM

Anyone know how in the hell you are supposed to transfer your data from your current HD with this current deal? The Gamestops around me won't transfer my data and since you have to turn in your HD when you do the deal, it seems pretty fucking ridiculous.

Any ideas?


Depending on how much data you have, excluding DLC that you can redownload with a license transfer, I suggest getting a USB drive (I used a nicely sized 8GB Sandisk) you can get for $20 which is well worth it since you can use it for anything else you like. I use mine for random transfers or to take HD movies to my friend's houses all the time.
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#219 Razzuel

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:26 PM

I just got back from trading in my old 360, and I reserved the new 360. Here's the trade-in value breakdown:

-Xbox 360 with Wireless Controller – $100
-20GB Hard Drive – $30
-120GB Hard Drive – $40
-3 Wireless Controllers – $75

Total Trade-in Value = $245

-Reserve of the new Xbox 360 – $319.49

Total Paid to Gamestop = $74.49

#220 Indiana Jones

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Well that took less time than I thought. I made my trade yesterday, and am getting the new Xbox today. :D

Still not sure how Gamestop thinks they can profit off all these overpriced 360s. Unless this trade-in program will artificially inflate the sales numbers and they get a cut of it.

Because they don't know their own promos very well apparently. In the listing for the deal on the first post, there is a link to the GameStop landing page, here: http://www.gamestop....de/default.aspx. If you read the values for the hard drive there is an asterisk. At the bottom the asterisk is explained as the values being valid within 7 days of the hardware purchase. Trust the website, a good portion of the employees don't know what's going on promo wise.


When I was at Gamestop the guy running the show there was clearly on top of things and was in fact explaining to someone that he had a week to turn in the HD.

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To the "If I send you an offer via PM, please respond to it even if you aren't interested" guy, I'm still waiting to hear back from you after I sent you a PM in July of 2009.


#221 spawnvader

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:55 PM

Can anyone confirm that the new slim uses the exact same video out plug? I have a VGA adapter for my 360 that I want to make sure will work with the slim before I buy it.


Confirmed. I tested my component cables from my old system, just for fun. (Currently have it connected w/HDMI) The new video out port is EXACTLY the same as on the previous models.

#222 lllGurulll

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:46 PM

Is there a better explanation of how this works other than the confusing FAQ on xbox.com?

does the DRM transfer move account information for all accounts on one Xbox or do I need to perform the DRM transfer once for each profile. I have two different profiles on the same xbox that I have downloaded content for and my son also has a profile that he has downloaded content for.
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#223 mystikal1000

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:51 PM

You can move everything including profiles on one USB drive. Its easy and cheap... Try it...then you will see.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:57 PM

You can move everything including profiles on one USB drive. Its easy and cheap... Try it...then you will see.


I am talking about the actual DRM transfer though. When I log on to the website it says I have to be loggedon to MY profile to start the transfer of all DRM from one console to another. Do I have to do this for each profile on my machine or do I only have to do it for one of them and then it transfers the DRM for all of them. I'm not just talking about backing up the HDD.

Also, I can't do the USB transfer since my USB ports are dead for whatever reason.
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#225 freeorelse

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

All DS Base
Napoleon Dynamite $1.50
Guitar Rock Tour $1.50
Elite Beat Agents $1.25
Sim City $3.25

All Wii base
Igor $2.75
Rock And Roll Adventures $1.25
Counter Force $2.00
Alien Syndrome $1.25

Input new prices to database just now.

Damn right. After all, why should I have to shit stain my undies when I could buy them pre stained.:whee:


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#226 Kezmer

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

I just traded in my old out of warranty launch unit to Gamestop and reserved a Slim, for some reason when she scanned my Edge card and upgraded me to the new power up it gave me another 10% on top of the special values. I scanned my receipt then noticed It might not be a great idea to post my gift card number lol.

I got 275 in trade credit towards a Slim, I used a gift card for the other 26 bucks, so I think to get this new system and a new warranty and lose my old sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't loud as hell 360, this was a good trade
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#227 Brenex

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:25 PM

I am talking about the actual DRM transfer though. When I log on to the website it says I have to be loggedon to MY profile to start the transfer of all DRM from one console to another. Do I have to do this for each profile on my machine or do I only have to do it for one of them and then it transfers the DRM for all of them. I'm not just talking about backing up the HDD.

Also, I can't do the USB transfer since my USB ports are dead for whatever reason.


I can't answer this because I only had one account but I would imagine you would need to go through the DRM process twice on each account (log in to xbox.com, do the process with profile A on the new xbox then do it again with profile B.)
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#228 thunderball

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

Called all three GameStops in my area about 20 minutes before closing last night. One store still had a 360 S in stock. I was waiting at the door when they opened this morning to make sure I got it.

The TIV for the console was still ringing up as $60 + the $25 promo. The clerk had to override it to get the $100, and I did not get the $25 bonus.

Tried to trade my wired headset, but the guy said they don't take them.

#229 mkm1998

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

Okay, since everyone is sharing, here's my GS story for the day:

There was one GS in San Marcos that listed it as in Stock today, so ran over to be there when it opened. Was first in, and asked the girl if they had any in stock. She just laughed and said 'no, those were sold out in like minutes.' So I asked her why does it say on the website you have one in stock? She goes 'That website was updated yesterday. Really? Is that why it says 'updated 8am'? Whatever, thanked the clueless employee and walked away. Called the other GS all the way in Chula Vista that the website claimed still had one, and no such luck there either. At this point I had the system and games in the car, and didn't want to bother with bringing them home, so went to my local GS in Escondido to trade in and reserve the system. Get there at 10.20a, and what do I see? The guy in front of me is trading in his 360 to get the LAST 360 slim in stock. My fucking luck.

Anyways, I looked on the bright side, which was that I was obviously gonna be first on the reservation list. Here's my trade in list:

XBox 360 System w/wireless controller $100
Wireless Adapter $40
20GB HDD $30
360 A/V VGA Cable $2.50
64MB Memory Card $10
360 Remote $2.25 (The basic one that used to come with the system)
Live Vision Camera $4.50
Wired Headset $5

PSP:
Lumines $1.50
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee $1.25

Wii:
Ghost Squad: $5.25
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz $5.25
Trauma Center: Second Opinion $3.25

360:
Dead Rising $3
Tomb Raider Legend $1.50
Call of Duty 2 $2.50
King King $2

Which qualified me for the $10 Trade in 3 Games bonus x3

Grand total: $249.75, of which $114 was bonus credits

My goal was to get the new system for no more than $100 out of pocket. Got it down to $75 including tax, so I'd say mission accomplished.

#230 lllGurulll

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

I don't understand why anyone takes the "instock"at a store on the website as gospel. I would never trust that. EVER.
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#231 coolrust

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

Has anyone being banned from gamestop for trading a lot of stuff? And do you know how long you will be banned? I called one of the gamestop manager and he told me it's gonna be a few months before I can trade in games again.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

Some people never get a ban lifted. What did you do to get banned?

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#233 lllGurulll

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

I can't answer this because I only had one account but I would imagine you would need to go through the DRM process twice on each account (log in to xbox.com, do the process with profile A on the new xbox then do it again with profile B.)


It is so annoying that Xbox couldn't freely allow you to have profiles on more than one machine like the PS3 does. Two would have been enough for these situations. I feel for the people that have more than one xbox and have to buy content twice. Of course, I still think it is stupid that everyone has to pay for their own Gold membership on one box.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:15 PM

Some people never get a ban lifted. What did you do to get banned?


He said I reached my cap for trading games. Some of them are same title like nsmb, and some are trade in with offers and returning them.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:17 PM

I know a guy on another website I call home (ColonyofGamers.com) and he said he traded everything in and they put the credit towards the reserve of a system when they get them back in stock. I guess it would be YMMV, as I thought it had to be in the same transaction as the trade.

See, I wouldn't mind paying for the 360 slim and just waiting until it came in. I'll ask my store this weekend if I'm in the area and they don't have any (they only had 1 left yesterday when I called and no way was I going to chance going home, packing it up and then going to the store just to have them OOS).

I also would like to know if I could trade in 2 systems, though the official word in the OP is not really. I probably wouldn't do it anyway though.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:23 PM

nevermind

Damn right. After all, why should I have to shit stain my undies when I could buy them pre stained.:whee:


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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:26 PM

Okay if I wanted to sell second XBOX in the same visit with a 60 gb hdd...how much will I be able to get?
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

I know a guy on another website I call home (ColonyofGamers.com) and he said he traded everything in and they put the credit towards the reserve of a system when they get them back in stock. I guess it would be YMMV, as I thought it had to be in the same transaction as the trade.

The stores have been sent a code to input towards reserves now, they don't have to be in-stock anymore.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

I also would like to know if I could trade in 2 systems, though the official word in the OP is not really. I probably wouldn't do it anyway though.


Okay if I wanted to sell second XBOX in the same visit with a 60 gb hdd...how much will I be able to get?


It's YMMV on 2 systems. You won't get the full $100 value on both consoles, most likely. It's YMMV though.

I traded in 2 consoles, one working console that netted the $100, but one was "broken" yet they did them both in the same transaction. However, I got $85 for the "broken" console w/ 1 controller with the bonus credit.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:52 PM

Has anyone being banned from gamestop for trading a lot of stuff? And do you know how long you will be banned? I called one of the gamestop manager and he told me it's gonna be a few months before I can trade in games again.



I got temp banned for trading too many nerf 2 N-strikes, it was 2 weeks or so