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#691 BudzMcGee

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

I saw that but the sign I saw said until the 26th. Maybe they want the after Christmas trades. They did change from 100% to 50% on a Friday.


Yeah but that appears to have been a last minute extension probably due to the holiday/shopping significance of Friday.

I would be surprised if we saw a 100% before the new year, though if there is it'd be the couple of weeks coming up. It'll just be a mad house in the stores the next coupe of weeks, they'd probably rather not have people doing trades.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

so I took in some games to trade in today disc only (ps3 games in perfect condition) and the guy says that they no longer take in disc only games. the guy just worked there for a month he says that there is a message on the screen requiring the original case and book. wtf, is this new process or is he being an a**?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:55 AM

sold my extra vita blops declassified for $30 on cl, try that. better than $15

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

so I took in some games to trade in today disc only (ps3 games in perfect condition) and the guy says that they no longer take in disc only games. the guy just worked there for a month he says that there is a message on the screen requiring the original case and book. wtf, is this new process or is he being an a**?

Um...maybe you should go back and ask to see this message yourself? Otherwise he was probably lying to you.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:56 AM

This is shocking news. Are you telling me that regular people will pay more for used games than Best Buys trade in program?

Time to close this thread I guess, guys.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Um...maybe you should go back and ask to see this message yourself? Otherwise he was probably lying to you.


Yeah, what the lumpy space princess said. Try again, ask to see the screen. It'd be a really big change in policy. Allowing no case was pretty big, but it opened doors and was started with Best Buy's trade in was very new. Closing doors, now, seems... unwise from a buisness stand point to an extent. I get them wanting case only, but flat out not allowing no case trades again after allowing them for well over a year and a half seems odd.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

I had a guy tell me they no longer take disc only a few weeks ago. I told him that you sell them without cover art and his response was it was a "holiday" thing. I asked to talk to the manager and he changed his tune real fast. There were 2 of them so he left and the second guy said sometimes employees just say that because they are too lazy to look them up. I was like "Too lazy to type into a keyboard?", he just shrugged and said it would not be an issue.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

This is shocking news. Are you telling me that regular people will pay more for used games than Best Buys trade in program?

Time to close this thread I guess, guys.


Douche.

I had a guy tell me they no longer take disc only a few weeks ago. I told him that you sell them without cover art and his response was it was a "holiday" thing. I asked to talk to the manager and he changed his tune real fast. There were 2 of them so he left and the second guy said sometimes employees just say that because they are too lazy to look them up. I was like "Too lazy to type into a keyboard?", he just shrugged and said it would not be an issue.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

I had a guy tell me they no longer take disc only a few weeks ago. I told him that you sell them without cover art and his response was it was a "holiday" thing. I asked to talk to the manager and he changed his tune real fast. There were 2 of them so he left and the second guy said sometimes employees just say that because they are too lazy to look them up. I was like "Too lazy to type into a keyboard?", he just shrugged and said it would not be an issue.


Haha, I've gotten a similar response when I pointed out the games they are selling without a case before. Had an employee tell me that "the games not in cases were games that were in the wrong cases so they had to manually put them in new ones in the store."

I laughed and asked them if they normally open up everything that comes sealed from a warehouse to make sure that everything inside is right. He looked really confused, so that's when I informed him that all the pre-owned games are actually shipped from a warehouse where they are resurfaced and re-packaged/shrink wrapped. He had a sort of "How do you know that look?" on his face. He was also the same employee that tried to say my passport wasn't an official form of ID, that the passport number would be rejected cause the system automatically checks to make sure the drivers license number is valid, and then later in the same convo claimed that the system couldn't check the number. I haven't seen him in that store again actually... guessing he didn't last very long.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

nothing worse than a dumb lazy employee. I wonder if they let seasonal workers take trade ins?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

I had a guy tell me they no longer take disc only a few weeks ago. I told him that you sell them without cover art and his response was it was a "holiday" thing. I asked to talk to the manager and he changed his tune real fast. There were 2 of them so he left and the second guy said sometimes employees just say that because they are too lazy to look them up. I was like "Too lazy to type into a keyboard?", he just shrugged and said it would not be an issue.



I took 20+ DS games in a few weeks ago...
Lady supervisor (that is always in a bad mood), walked up during a very long trade in experience for me (staff member kept stopping to talk to other staff, other customers, etc... and after entering the last game hit the wrong entry... and woop had to start all over...) She very rudely asked him (I was 2 feet away...) Where are all the cases for these?
I jumped in and said "we stored them in a cartridge game case bought here" She shut up and walked away...
IF they change the policy, they need to rethink the product mix that includes storage cases...
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

yea, there are a lot of temporary or seasonal employees at this time, so try to keep your cool and patience.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

yea, there are a lot of temporary or seasonal employees at this time, so try to keep your cool and patience.


Yup. Be patient and make a good relationship with your local stores so that they are more likely to be nice to you when you need something down the road.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

yea, there are a lot of temporary or seasonal employees at this time, so try to keep your cool and patience.


My story was from well before the holiday seasonal employee period, so he was just lazy/dumb.

The employees at my closest BB are pretty good though and totally patient when I explain to them what other employees have had to do when using my passport.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

Darn, making what is probably my last BB run of the holiday season. Thought I finished AC3 last night and would be able to trade it in today when I pick up FarCry 3, but those stupid pivots seem to have some kind of story significance and I don't want to trade it in until I'm done with all the story stuff.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

How long does it usually take for a big release to have a trade in value?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Damn man, I dont think they plan on adding WiiU games for a while
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

yea, there are a lot of temporary or seasonal employees at this time, so try to keep your cool and patience.

So true dude. I'm waiting on a return to 100% promo before trading some games in. Just gotta finish some of those first.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:22 AM

Anybody do a Gift Card purchase of a Visa Gift Card recently? Did they give you any trouble?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

So while picking up FC3, I rechecked the signage and it definitely says 50% runs until 12/25. Snapped a pic too.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

Damn man, I dont think they plan on adding WiiU games for a while


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

So while picking up FC3, I rechecked the signage and it definitely says 50% runs until 12/25. Snapped a pic too.


Thats dissapointing ... Really want the 100% back

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

So while picking up FC3, I rechecked the signage and it definitely says 50% runs until 12/25. Snapped a pic too.

I saw this too but BB has been changing the % at will even when the signs/ads say different like on Thanksgiving week up till that Weds.

Thats dissapointing ... Really want the 100% back

Fully agree, I'm working on getting something posted on the forus page that will go a long way towards making the 100% a perm. thing which should make everyone happy but it'll require some give & take to get such an epic "always on" reward.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

You can find the value of the Wii U games here:
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

I saw this too but BB has been changing the % at will even when the signs/ads say different like on Thanksgiving week up till that Weds.


This particular sign reflected that. It said 50% valid from 11/22-12/25, which was when the promo changed over. We'll see but we have another 2 weeks of 50% regardless.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

This particular sign reflected that. It said 50% valid from 11/22-12/25, which was when the promo changed over. We'll see but we have another 2 weeks of 50% regardless.

remember the ad from thanksgiving week was for 50% but the 100% didn't end till that Weds. & IIRC the BB app stated 100% was to end 12/4 at one point too. Even when it's in stone(print) BB has made changes LOL & 2 weeks is a while for them at least.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Anyone know how much I get for the PS3 Wireless 7.1 Wireless Headset that came out last year? Don't see a place to search for Game Accessories.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

$25 base for Nintendo Land, time to trade it in!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Holy shit 25 base? I'm glad I held on to it, off to best buy today

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

$25 base for Nintendo Land, time to trade it in!


Lol, I suspect that trade in for this will drop like a rock over the next few months, as it always does with pack in games. Debating on trading mine in, but its one of only 2 Wii U games I have and really is a good showcase of what you can do with the system.