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#1891 arsenal_fan

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:42 PM

Do we need to cancel BB trade-ins or can we just leave the request pending? Does it make any difference either way?

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

yeah, i felt kinda bad cuz i just got a few blops from the gohastings b2g1$1 and $20 blops, and i 360 disk had a lil crack in the middle. i didnt want to deal with sending it back/etc so i just brought it by bestbuy and they looked and even checked out the disk and it was good. woot. so traded some blops and monopoly streets in. easy plat, woot.



See here's my issue with this (and don't take it personally velo) but as someone who purchased a broken used ps3 game two weeks ago, I think you should feel bad, not kinda feel bad. I had to go through the additional hassle of calling the first store, learning the return policy, taking it to a closer store, and explaining to three different people what happened (including recounting my telephone conversation with the store I purchased it from). I lost time and gas money while becoming extremely frustrated all because of someone who did exactly what you did. So as a P.S.A. for the members of this site, please don't do this.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:48 PM

i have like hundreds of unsent trade ins, i only cancel if it gets too cluttered.
i wish it would just self cancel after a month.
when they gave me half credit and i had to call and complain it was funny tho cuz the girl on the phone was like, there is no way you are sending in all these games.
haha, i mean, they only accept 3 of which per system anyway, but if im not done or if it hasnt arrived yet then i just relock it in unless the tiv dropped alot...
n yeah, people should trade in complete perfect condition games, but sometimes that's not what we are given(i.e. gohastings broken disk or gamestop disk only) so we make due with what we got. and i would be pissed too if i bought a broken game, that's why they are supposed to check them out before they send or receive them. If the system was perfect then gohastings wouldnt have sent me a disk with a lil crack in it. gamestop would guarantee complete used games. believe me, i would rather trade in a new perfect game then just a disk only game of course.

oh yeah and as a sidenote, i feel completely fine screwing companies but i wouldnt want to screw over a fellow cag or even fellow gamer. i didnt sell a broken game to another cag, i traded in a game i was sold to by gohastings to bestbuy and it still worked fine (i dont know, i dont have a 360). i know 'eventually' im screwing someone, but throw me a freakn bone, i need my flip $ to feed my kids! (lol)

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#1894 xskaxninjax

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:32 PM

Unlike Gamestop, Best Buy is supposed to test every game that comes in through trades. The primary look-over at the trade in booth is basically just to make sure the game is what they're saying it is. Supposedly the games then go "somewhere" where they're inspected and tested for playability. That's why the turnaround from being traded in to being sellable at Best Buy is like a whole week.

#1895 crazedracerguy

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:33 PM

See here's my issue with this (and don't take it personally velo) but as someone who purchased a broken used ps3 game two weeks ago, I think you should feel bad, not kinda feel bad. I had to go through the additional hassle of calling the first store, learning the return policy, taking it to a closer store, and explaining to three different people what happened (including recounting my telephone conversation with the store I purchased it from). I lost time and gas money while becoming extremely frustrated all because of someone who did exactly what you did. So as a P.S.A. for the members of this site, please don't do this.


Umm.. Yeah... If you bought a used disc, you took the risk. Expecting everyone to trade in pristine games or keep them if they aren't is a little like asking your sperm not to get your girl pregnant and being mad at it when one does...

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#1896 scarhawk

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:08 AM

I have to trade in my games from Hastings as Disc and case only because BB doesn't even let you look up the fucking UPC you locked in.
I called BB today and they even told me to just trade it w/o UPCs.
Of course sending in a game with cut up manuals and cover art would definitely end up in a denied trade in.

Believe me, I don't care for these manuals and cover arts lol.
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#1897 jpm804

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:17 AM

No sure if this was mentioned before in this thread but looks like they have a iphone/android BB game app that lets you scan your UPC and pulls up the trade in value.

While gimmicky might come in handy if you dont have a computer and wanted to check in trade in value.

#1898 DudeImGodly

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:18 AM

i have like hundreds of unsent trade ins, i only cancel if it gets too cluttered.
i wish it would just self cancel after a month.
when they gave me half credit and i had to call and complain it was funny tho cuz the girl on the phone was like, there is no way you are sending in all these games.
haha, i mean, they only accept 3 of which per system anyway, but if im not done or if it hasnt arrived yet then i just relock it in unless the tiv dropped alot...
n yeah, people should trade in complete perfect condition games, but sometimes that's not what we are given(i.e. gohastings broken disk or gamestop disk only) so we make due with what we got. and i would be pissed too if i bought a broken game, that's why they are supposed to check them out before they send or receive them. If the system was perfect then gohastings wouldnt have sent me a disk with a lil crack in it. gamestop would guarantee complete used games. believe me, i would rather trade in a new perfect game then just a disk only game of course.

oh yeah and as a sidenote, i feel completely fine screwing companies but i wouldnt want to screw over a fellow cag or even fellow gamer. i didnt sell a broken game to another cag, i traded in a game i was sold to by gohastings to bestbuy and it still worked fine (i dont know, i dont have a 360). i know 'eventually' im screwing someone, but throw me a freakn bone, i need my flip $ to feed my kids! (lol)

I dont see how flipping games for BB Credit feeds your kids..
unless you feed them candy and soda..?
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#1899 scarhawk

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:49 AM

I dont see how flipping games for BB Credit feeds your kids..
unless you feed them candy and soda..?
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#1900 JustYourAverageJoe

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:58 AM

n yeah, people should trade in complete perfect condition games, but sometimes that's not what we are given(i.e. gohastings broken disk or gamestop disk only) so we make due with what we got. and i would be pissed too if i bought a broken game, that's why they are supposed to check them out before they send or receive them. If the system was perfect then gohastings wouldnt have sent me a disk with a lil crack in it. gamestop would guarantee complete used games. believe me, i would rather trade in a new perfect game then just a disk only game of course.

Well, of course you'd want to, but you didn't. You're just passing the buck. Sure, it sucks you got a bad used game. It happens. But if you're doing that to flip them, then you get to take responsibility for what you do with that used game. You don't get blame someone else for what you ultimately do with it.

oh yeah and as a sidenote, i feel completely fine screwing companies but i wouldnt want to screw over a fellow cag or even fellow gamer. i didnt sell a broken game to another cag, i traded in a game i was sold to by gohastings to bestbuy and it still worked fine (i dont know, i dont have a 360). i know 'eventually' im screwing someone, but throw me a freakn bone, i need my flip $ to feed my kids! (lol)

And yet, you are. Why even bother saying you don't want to when you say "fuck it" and do just that? You must not hold that principle very strongly if you violated it the first chance you got. You may not have directly sold the game to another gamer, but indirectly, you did. And that doesn't really make you any less responsible. See my point above.

Also, I find it a bit ironic that you're pointing the finger at companies like goHastings for sending out broken used games traded in by people who, like you, supply them those very games knowing they're broken.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:57 AM

No sure if this was mentioned before in this thread but looks like they have a iphone/android BB game app that lets you scan your UPC and pulls up the trade in value.

While gimmicky might come in handy if you dont have a computer and wanted to check in trade in value.

Gimmicky? Say you have 20 games you want to trade-in. You can scan each game and add it to the library within the app. The library then totals the value of the games so you know exactly what you're getting. If you don't want to trade-in a certain game because the TIV is too low just remove it and the total gets adjusted.

If you ask me this is way easier then having to type in each game name, write or copy+paste the value then add it up yourself. You also might be shopping at some store that sells games (BB, GS, etc) and see a game you have at home. If you want to know what it trades in for just use the app. Takes all of 5 seconds.


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

that app is not accurate tho. or at least it failed me before. i looked up the value right before i do the trade in at the store and they offered me a lower value. and when I got home and I checked the web estimator and it was the same as what they offered me

#1904 bgame2

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

that app is not accurate tho. or at least it failed me before. i looked up the value right before i do the trade in at the store and they offered me a lower value. and when I got home and I checked the web estimator and it was the same as what they offered me



100% right. The app was completely accurate for a while. Now it isn't. While still very helpful and convenient, you cannot rely on it entirely.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

yes.

although you're just asking for your account to be flagged with that trade in order.

But I thought you could do 3 copies of each game? Why would I get flagged?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

But I thought you could do 3 copies of each game? Why would I get flagged?


oh you're following the rules. But who seriously has 6 copies of the same game across 2 platforms? They know you're a flipper.

I suspect it won't matter soon as they follow amazon's lead and go to 2... and then 1.

#1907 irideabike

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible


You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


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#1910 scarhawk

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Well so far I just sent BB 8 games in 2 days. Gotta send 3 more :|
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#1911 Abeja

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:47 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


I think one of the rules is not talking about it tho.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:48 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


The number 1 rule of flipping is to not screw yourself over so you can't keep flipping.

It's amazing to me how people still don't understand the golden goose story.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

The number 1 rule of flipping is to not screw yourself over so you can't keep flipping.

It's amazing to me how people still don't understand the golden goose story.



This definitely the number one rule!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:05 PM

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#1915 Japakneez

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:14 PM

This definitely the number one rule!



Didn't you admit to trading in 200 hdmi cables to Gamestop? How are you not flagged lol ;)

#1916 arsenal_fan

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:55 PM

So who flags whom here? Best Buy corporate flags you if you sent in too many trades or your local store flags you if you trade there too often? I usually go to a couple of Best Buys to avoid being recognized. But I have only traded in 9 games till date at BB.

#1917 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:19 AM

You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

Yeah. I admit I broke the cardinal rule of flipping, which is to space out your flips and not get too greedy.:cry: But I thought the days of HDMI cable flipping were soon to be done and I didn't wanna be stuck with a caseful of them.;)

Lesson learned.

I may try some out of town flipping to GS tomorrow just to see if the system brings me up as banned or not. If it does and the transaction won't even go through then I'll know for sure.;) I'll probably try at the store which had a ton of pennied guides that I didn't grabthat cleaned them all out now.:cry:

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#1918 irideabike

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:52 AM

You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

Nah, I've been doing it for awhile. Got a ps3 and games back when I bought 25+ fairytale fights from BB for free then traded them all in BBV for 24 a piece. Then used that to flip credit to gamestop. Or the old kmart clearance. And the circuit city 5 sale. Or the 650 I have in best buy gift cards from the last b2g1.

#1919 Velo214

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:20 AM

wow, wise words of flipping from confoosious himself ;)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:28 AM

Didn't you admit to trading in 200 hdmi cables to Gamestop? How are you not flagged lol ;)


Touche!

Flagged probably, but not banned! :D - I'm suprised too!
Those went to about 25 stores in 2 states!