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#1381 strait edge follower

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Are you guys really that worried about extremely minor trade-in differences from a few days? I would be happy to get the original value if it's good instead of risking it go down.


you have to understand though. a extra 5$ in trade in credit is gold on cag as 5$ can get you a new game sometimes lol
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Generally you don't, but for some reason I've gotten points on most of these "deal" type things.

What? How? Are you doing anything special?

Are you guys really that worried about extremely minor trade-in differences from a few days? I would be happy to get the original value if it's good instead of risking it go down.

you have to understand though. a extra 5$ in trade in credit is gold on cag as 5$ can get you a new game sometimes lol

It's a gambling game, and a fun one :D!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

you have to understand though. a extra 5$ in trade in credit is gold on cag as 5$ can get you a new game sometimes lol


As stated by TooPoor though, it's a gambling game... If you waited we'd get people complaining about how the values have decreased a couple of days later. :lol:

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Are you guys really that worried about extremely minor trade-in differences from a few days? I would be happy to get the original value if it's good instead of risking it go down.


Not so much, i payed $30 for FC3 and got $28 by trading it in. If i had gotten $34 i could be a true CAG and say i was paid to play the game!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

TIV for Black Ops 2 is $17 without the 100% bonus. What do you guys think? Should I wait?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

TIV for Black Ops 2 is $17 without the 100% bonus. What do you guys think? Should I wait?

I'd take it games that sell alot seem to be ones BB will drop not raise.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

What? How? Are you doing anything special?


Just lucky I guess. The really crazy part is that every single time I price adjusted (priced matched after purchase) I got points again for the adjusted price. So 120 for the first, then 80 more when they price adjusted it to $40. :lol: And no, they didn't subtract my points from the first purchase, I checked each time.

I hate that all of our purchases from basically January 1st on are stuck at pending till possibly the 23rd though. I have like 700 pending points not counting purchases in the last week and a half with 900 some (a lot from the facebook app) banked.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I haven't traded in awhile and tried today. Took forever to get them to take Killzone Trilogy because it was in a not for resale case from the controller bundle. Then they wouldn't give me the value for Uncharted 2 Goty because I brought it in a generic BBY case for Uncharted 2. She kept saying that she had to go by the upc on the case which was for the non goty version. Can't they still take games without a case? If so I"l take it back with no case.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

I haven't traded in awhile and tried today. Took forever to get them to take Killzone Trilogy because it was in a not for resale case from the controller bundle. Then they wouldn't give me the value for Uncharted 2 Goty because I brought it in a generic BBY case for Uncharted 2. She kept saying that she had to go by the upc on the case which was for the non goty version. Can't they still take games without a case? If so I"l take it back with no case.


Instances like these just trade disc only to avoid the hassle. Other posters have talked about issues trading in disc only but I personally have done it quite a few times without any issue at all.

If they give you a hard time just have your phone ready with their trade in policy which clearly states disc only is allowed.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

I haven't traded in awhile and tried today. Took forever to get them to take Killzone Trilogy because it was in a not for resale case from the controller bundle. Then they wouldn't give me the value for Uncharted 2 Goty because I brought it in a generic BBY case for Uncharted 2. She kept saying that she had to go by the upc on the case which was for the non goty version. Can't they still take games without a case? If so I"l take it back with no case.


Yeah, is just take in that uncharted 2 GOTY in disc only. Or at least remove the 'art work' of the best buy generic case.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

I think I found another change DMC used price is $50(before 10% off GCU)not the usual $45.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

I'd take it games that sell alot seem to be ones BB will drop not raise.

Actually, BLOPS2's base trade went up in the last week by $3.

I doubt you'll get more than $34 for it at this point though, navalg1337....so yeah....jump on that, I did.

#1393 Fukurou

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:04 AM

I was Worst Buy'd today at Best Buy. They told me they wouldn't allow me to trade in a game without the case. But that's not the problem. I can understand that there are managers that are ignorant of the policy. What I have a problem with is the stupid reason he gave me. He told me that the store is losing money by taking in a game only trade in. He told me that by only taking the disc, they have to spend money to buy a case for it. That's true, they do, but that is not the customer's problem at all. He then likened taking a disc only game to him selling a computer for $1. The similarity? Best Buy loses money. He likened buying a case for a few cents to spending hundreds of dollars on a computer.

I would like to present a thesis to the scientific community. It is possible to become dumber by being near a dumb person. When you are near a dumb person, they radiate stupid energy, which causes you to become dumber by being near them. I am serious, I think I lost at least a dozen IQ points by talking to that guy.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

I was Worst Buy'd today at Best Buy. They told me they wouldn't allow me to trade in a game without the case. But that's not the problem. I can understand that there are managers that are ignorant of the policy. What I have a problem with is the stupid reason he gave me. He told me that the store is losing money by taking in a game only trade in. He told me that by only taking the disc, they have to spend money to buy a case for it. That's true, they do, but that is not the customer's problem at all. He then likened taking a disc only game to him selling a computer for $1. The similarity? Best Buy loses money. He likened buying a case for a few cents to spending hundreds of dollars on a computer.

I would like to present a thesis to the scientific community. It is possible to become dumber by being near a dumb person. When you are near a dumb person, they radiate stupid energy, which causes you to become dumber by being near them. I am serious, I think I lost at least a dozen IQ points by talking to that guy.


I had one trade in where a gal manager walked by just as the staff member was apologizing to me for hitting the wrong button and having to start over... sigh 27 games... mostly DS that I took in in without cases ...
She copped an attitude, acted like I was not present and snappily asked the staff member where were the cases?
Staff member shrugged and explained his error and she left...
I then stated that BBuy sells cases that hold only DS cartridges or Game/DVD discs to save space... so were they going to stop selling those so that patrons kept cases for future trade ins?
He said you have a point....

Perhaps your manager should take a look at the storage cases they sell to discourage you from keeping cases and then explain your rejected trade in...
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:16 AM

I have always thought that they should deduct a dollar when you don't have a case. Problem solved.

#1396 DemonsMaster

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

I have always thought that they should deduct a dollar when you don't have a case. Problem solved.


Best Buy and Gamestop both sell used games without cases all the time. Do you really think they're going to sell it cheaper just because it doesn't have a case? Why is it fair for them to give you less money then?

We can learn as much, if not more, from bad games as we can from good ones.

That's my justification and I'm sticking to it.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

When you log into myrz does that premiere silver tab means that you are silver member. Haven't logged on in months now i forgot if that was even there or not

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:26 AM

I would like to present a thesis to the scientific community. It is possible to become dumber by being near a dumb person. When you are near a dumb person, they radiate stupid energy, which causes you to ber by being near them. I am serious, I think I lost at least a dozen IQ points by talking to that guy.

Dude you got dumber. Sorry.

I do agree with your thesis, but when I know a conversation is going down the dumb path I look for an out (in a respectable manner of course because stooping to their level doesn't help your cause).

Save yourself the hassle next time because it simply ain't worth it.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:57 AM

When you log into myrz does that premiere silver tab means that you are silver member. Haven't logged on in months now i forgot if that was even there or not


If the page turns silver/gray after you sign in then yes

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:19 AM

If the page turns silver/gray after you sign in then yes


Hmm interesting, page didn't turn silver but it does say premier silver status right under where they show your certificate balance. Nice didn't even know they upgraded me

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:24 AM

Its not silver status. It always says
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but there is usually a bar under there showing your progress but right now its replaced with



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

is this promo going to be extended ? i have a very good trade in planed using my gamestop b2g1 free coupon and i dont want to miss out on doin it :)
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:51 AM

I have always thought that they should deduct a dollar when you don't have a case. Problem solved.


Also the person bringing in a disc with no case could just buy a case before they hit the trade-in counter. Again, problem solved.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

is this promo going to be extended ? i have a very good trade in planed using my gamestop b2g1 free coupon and i dont want to miss out on doin it :)

enuf said in the weekly ad thread for this week that he thought the 100% would end on the following Saturday (2/23). It'd be nice if the ad was posted so we could know for certain, though.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:01 AM

Also the person bringing in a disc with no case could just buy a case before they hit the trade-in counter. Again, problem solved.


I actually did that with a game I took in, the chick there even said "Thanks for actually bringing a case for the game." lol I asked her if people tended to bring their games without cases and she was like "Yeah, they just bring the disc only without a paper sleeve or anything".

I'm amazed BB actually takes discs like that without deducting anything.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:44 AM

enuf said in the weekly ad thread for this week that he thought the 100% would end on the following Saturday (2/23). It'd be nice if the ad was posted so we could know for certain, though.

The promo signs in-store have the end date at the bottom when I was in-store I looked for it & posted it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

it looks like bestbuy doesnt except ps2 games anymore as every ps2 game has a 0$ value now with the up comming changes to the rewards program and stuff this doesnt surprise me. ohh i miss those days of trading in the ps2 sports games lol. business wise this move is the obvious one for them to make
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

it looks like bestbuy doesnt except ps2 games anymore as every ps2 game has a 0$ value now with the up comming changes to the rewards program and stuff this doesnt surprise me. ohh i miss those days of trading in the ps2 sports games lol. business wise this move is the obvious one for them to make


Surprised it took this long, but leave it to Best Buy to not just remove them from the system but instead give them all a $0 value. lol

Suppose that makes sense though, that way no store clerk who doesn't realize they don't take them anymore doesn't just start giving them the generic sku or something...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

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