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#121 Midnight Express

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:28 AM

I also got the last "new" copy of Lego:HP 5-7. It was an open copy which really does not bother me except for the fact they throw it into this sealed bag and pretend like it was new all along. The least they could do it treat it as a used copy for return purposes.


I asked for a sealed copy of Dead Island Game of the Year yesterday and the guy was like what is this sealed game you speak of...He actually got one out of the drawer behind him after he tried to sell me a "new" unwrapped one. I can't think of another store that opens everything then sells it as new.

I don't understand why GameStop just doesn't have a page on their website (like Best Buy does for instance) that states their TIVs. I mean TIVs are supposed to be the same for all branches, right? By not disclosing it to the public on their site, it gives shady GS managers/employees the opportunity to screw over unwitting customers!


From my experience, they love to take in all your games then give you the final trade-in value after any promos so it looks as if you are getting more than you are. Hey, you got $78.25 in credit, not thinking about you just traded in 20 games. Of course, I always tell them to give me the values individually but there are others that look at their receipt afterwards and see the $1.00 or $2.00 trades they wouldn't have made if they knew the values ahead of time.

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:360: 2K Sports Combo Pack — Major League Baseball 2K12/NBA 2K12 - $19

I guess you're better off trading in the games disc-only seperately, hehe.


I thought about doing this with Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Editon to get back more separately but they have the discs labeled "Game of the Year Disc 1 and Disc 2" so I'm guessing they would have to both?

#122 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:10 AM

Just buy a used game for 99cents or less to get the 30% toward pre-owned bump.


Links Crossbow Training Wii 49 cents and tons at every store, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

#123 Stimes

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:16 AM

Well I just wanted to say thanks again to JP and everyone that contributes to this thread. Within the last week I traded my old 360 and 14 games for the Star Wars 360:D

#124 ohboy10451

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

would the 30% bonus work if applied to a used console (psp 2000/GO) ?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

would the 30% bonus work if applied to a used console (psp 2000/GO) ?


If you are talking about using the credit to get a used console then yes it will. The promo says any used product and I used the promo once to get a used DS. As usual the GS employees might be clueless (they were at the store I went to) but if they try it should work.

#126 z24buddy

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

So i learned about getting free points through the Gamestop app today from an employee. There's an option at the bottom to "check in" and you select any one of the stores near you and you'll get rewarded 5 Powerup points automatically.

You don't have to physically be at a GS. It can be done at home. The limit is one check in per day (5 points).


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Given that 50K points = $50 off coupon
5 points is only worth about 1/2 of a cent

#127 JP

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

Updated lists and database.

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#128 shiftymcneely

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

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MLB 2k12 - $21
L4D 1 - $16

Values held! Woot.

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#129 jcp42877

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

so im curious...would the 30% bonus apply to my Slim 250gb 360 if i traded it along with my few games in for a refurbed PS3 Slim?

I've been perusing craigslist for the past couple of days and have text people out the butt to try and get decent PS3 slim deals under $200, but a lot of people dont want to drive to meet or it's simply the system and no incentives along with it. And i'm gonna be hard pressed to find someone who wants to straight up trade system for system... seems like most everyone is trying to rid themselves of their 360 for a PS3.

so with the bonus..i could get around $160 credit for my Slim, Skyrim, and GTAIV. Knock that off a refurb 160gb price, and i'm only paying $70 instead of paying $200 or so cash to a private seller.

I think this route would just save me the trouble of buying a PS3 and then trying to sell my 360 bundle (which i originally wanted $200ish for...probably not gonna happen) to make back what i forked out. I'm only worried the refurb would be a dud. Odd that im more at ease buying a used system from a random guy at a meet spot than an "official" refurbished one from a major retailer ahah..
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#130 teknobeavr

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

you can rant & rave all you want about how GS is wrong and evil and how the promos are rigged to make you think that your getting the better of them .. but you cant deny this for 48 hrs if you knew what to flip you really did take it to them this week ..

example : Assassins creed REV. 9.99@ bb traded in for 20.40 per copy after 5.00 bonus gamestock promo .

i traded in 6 of them and doubled my money and in the process got Halo 4 and Black ops completly paid off .

i spent 60 cash and got black ops 2 and halo 4 in the end so tell me how that's evil ooh gamestop really pulled one over on me there with those evil promos

#131 Hakudo

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

PS3
Dynasty Warriors 7 - $13.00
Insect Armageddon - $5.20
Resident Evil 5 - $9.10
3D Dot Game Heroes - $3.25
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City - $11.70

PS2
Grand Theft Auto 3 - $0.52

Nintendo DS
Pokemon White - $18.20
Rune Factory 3: Fantasy Harvest - $3.90
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Star - $3.90
Zelda Spirit Tracks: - $6.50

Wii/DS SD Card 1gig - $.50 (Actually for PSP dunno why it came up that way)
PSP Adaptor - $2

Total after Bonus:
77.77

#132 Vigilante

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:43 AM

PS3
Dynasty Warriors 7 - $13.00
Insect Armageddon - $5.20
Resident Evil 5 - $9.10
3D Dot Game Heroes - $3.25
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City - $11.70

PS2
Grand Theft Auto 3 - $0.52

Nintendo DS
Pokemon White - $18.20
Rune Factory 3: Fantasy Harvest - $3.90
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Star - $3.90
Zelda Spirit Tracks: - $6.50

Wii/DS SD Card 1gig - $.50 (Actually for PSP dunno why it came up that way)
PSP Adaptor - $2

Total after Bonus:
77.77

Could you post the base values and not the values after the 30% bonus was applied?

As an aside, that's one heck of an awesome total. :shock:

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#133 Inf^Shini

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:52 AM

The inflated prices of L4D/L4D2 is mind boggling. You can buy them at Fry's for $20 and almost break even in credit after you've had your fill....

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#134 247

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

Anyone know how much Rabbids alive & kicking (Xbox 360) trades in for?

#135 Gosha

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:16 AM

Anyone know how much Rabbids alive & kicking (Xbox 360) trades in for?


Read the front page or call a local store. I'm guessing you are planning on flipping a Best Buy copy tomorrow.

#136 slowdive21

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

I couldnt make it to GS to do my trades tonight. Hopefully the 2k12 games will hold.

#137 littledude702

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:22 AM

you can rant & rave all you want about how GS is wrong and evil and how the promos are rigged to make you think that your getting the better of them .. but you cant deny this for 48 hrs if you knew what to flip you really did take it to them this week ..

example : Assassins creed REV. 9.99@ bb traded in for 20.40 per copy after 5.00 bonus gamestock promo .

i traded in 6 of them and doubled my money and in the process got Halo 4 and Black ops completly paid off .

i spent 60 cash and got black ops 2 and halo 4 in the end so tell me how that's evil ooh gamestop really pulled one over on me there with those evil promos


Well they still got one over on you since you could have preordered black ops 2 at best buy and got a 20 dollar reward zone certificate.

#138 247

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:42 AM

Well they still got one over on you since you could have preordered black ops 2 at best buy and got a 20 dollar reward zone certificate.


Black Ops 2 is not on the list, so no you couldn't.

#139 littledude702

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:47 AM

Black Ops 2 is not on the list, so no you couldn't.


Well you should probably take a look at that list again on two separate pages it is on the list.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:47 AM

Well they still got one over on you since you could have preordered black ops 2 at best buy and got a 20 dollar reward zone certificate.


He turned $60 into $120 value at GS compared to $60 into $80 value at Best Buy.

#141 VexxedCS

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:49 AM

The inflated prices of L4D/L4D2 is mind boggling. You can buy them at Fry's for $20 and almost break even in credit after you've had your fill....


I know right? Who the hell would buy a used copy of L4D2 for $45? It's $30 MSRP new everywhere...

#142 littledude702

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:53 AM

He turned $60 into $120 value at GS compared to $60 into $80 value at Best Buy.


Sorry I was not clear the two aren't mutually exclusive. He could still flip and then get the 40 black ops 2. I was just saying he should preorder at best buy rather than at gamestop.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

Well they still got one over on you since you could have preordered black ops 2 at best buy and got a 20 dollar reward zone certificate.


Black Ops 2 is not on the list, so no you couldn't.


Well this is how the math would work converting credit from BBY to GS using AC:Rev to buy a game on the BBY fall $20 RZ cert offer. I am using Thursday'v value ($21.50) that includes PUR. This would be worse if you did not have PUR or your traded on Wed when it got ($20.40)

Buy 3 AC:Rev for $9.99 x 3 = $29.97 + tax (for me it equals $31.50).

Trade to GS for $64.50 credit and pay off game tax free $59.99 leaving $4.51 in credit left.

True cost in BBY credit = $29.30.

Cost of staying with BBY = $59.99 + tax ($63.05 for me) minus $20 RZ cert. True cost $39.99 + tax since RZ certs will not be taxed when used. ($42.03 for me) I guess this part is more complicated than that since you have to buy something again to take advantage of the rebate.

Now at this point it was better to buy from GS by flipping. If you get a price match better than $48 it makes BBY better. For a Silver member this is very likely.

I think my math is right but I am tired from moving my parent today. Anyone let me know what I screwed up or omitted.

#144 kayne2000

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

i tried the AC today but best buy had no copies of it.

#145 247

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

Well you should probably take a look at that list again on two separate pages it is on the list.


I don't see it here. https://myrewardzone...900a76f8009c50a

Also, if you take a look at other games that are on the list they have the offer listed under "special offer" but not BO2

#146 cancerman1120

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

He turned $60 into $120 value at GS compared to $60 into $80 value at Best Buy.


Ugg....that is a lot simpler than the mess I tried to concoct above. :D

#147 littledude702

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:06 AM

Yea its simple but you don't have to have two mutually exclusive things. You can have your cake and eat it too so to speak. As for the list if you go to the thread they have where it is located there.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Phone quote (7/29):

:360: Rabbids: Alive and Kicking - $5

For those who were considering flipping from BBY ($4.99 this week) to GS.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

Phone quote (7/29):

:360: Rabbids: Alive and Kicking - $5

For those who were considering flipping from BBY ($4.99 this week) to GS.


Thanks. Not bothering with them for this, then.

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