Went and tried again a little bit ago. Douchebag said I could only trade in 2 games during the whole promotion, cause he remembered me from yesterday. He said nobody came in today to do multiple trades and said I was lying, gave him the finger and told him to screw himself. The lady at the kezier station target gladly accepted my second batch of trade in's and said ya it's suppose to be 2 a day. So i wouldn't waste the gas if your trying to get multiple trades from salem cause it's only 2 a day at kezier station and once only at Lancaster mall location. Don't know where this dude got his info from!
Hey, h2dk is a long-time CAG and me and him used to compare notes on the ol' Gamerush store that was up here. Man, those were the days
. But what you experienced was part of the frustraton of this promo: different employees (or even the same in some cases) on different days had all sorts of different "rules". For the most part it seems people in our area were hardasses though compared to much of the rest of the country. It is always like that - can't quite figure that one out.
Ah, another local CAG and a Duck fan none-the-less
It was yesterday when I was in there and I told her about the promo code. She was going to allow me to do as many as I wanted, but it took 30 minutes to do the first two so I called it good.
Meh - Ducks and Beavers... I could do without the lot of 'em
But yeah, I actually thought of going down to Keizer this evening but I was able to get rid of my last 2 sets of games at a store much further north. I stopped in another and the same manager guy who told me 1 per household per entire promo was working at this store (that I had never been to for the promo). The guy was everywhere and has a big reach (covering 3 stores 20-30 miles apart). I just bought some clearance games, some Coke products, and left and headed north to the next closest Target. At that one, the guy did say 1 set per day, but I convinced him to use my wife's ID for the second set and that was that.
All in all I did pretty good - not gonna list it all here but it was pretty much what everyone else got with the exception that I shelled out $20 for FONV Ultimate and didn't bother with the TRU PM. I just know that wouldn't fly here.
As an aside, if you just look at the game trades/$20 coupons it seems like Target/Radio Shack/Nextworth lost money on this deal but on the other hand consider this: nearly every time I went in to Target I ended up buying other stuff. I bought grocery items, a flashlight for my son, some toys, and various other things. So in terms of getting people in the store spending money, I think it was probably pretty successful.
Too many people making minimum wage... to go through all the hassles to make ... $50 or $70 profit tops. I have better things to do with my time and energy than to go to Target so many times and kiss ass with employees so they can take 20 trades or so... especially those with balls to take PS1 games and even Sega Genesis games from what I read. People have guts to do shit like this.
Hey, I assure you I make well over minimum wage. I looked at this promo as a way to clear out clutter. I could never just toss these old games, so this was a great way to get rid of them. I turned pretty much worthless stuff into $10 apiece and freed up space so I can organize my stacks of games a little better
. Also, when it worked smoothly, it was actually kind of fun to do this - just like the hunt for clearance games is fun. People who break everything down into dollars and cents and time spent don't get it - it is about the hunt as much as all of that.
And PS1 games were part of the promo so no problem there. Genesis games were definitely not, though - but then I don't have anything like that anyway. I found 3 sealed PS1 games I must have gotten from TRU 90% off green tag clearance or something a long time back. I never had a PS1 (was a PC gamer after I had my Atari and Colecovision and didn't get back into consoles until the Gamecube), but I found these buried WAY deep in the closet, behind some Jampacks. Getting rid of those felt particularly good.