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#1471 minimidgy

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

This might have been asked somewhere, but is there a limit on how many copies of the same game I'm allowed to trade in? If they are willing to give me $34 for each and I can buy them for $28 each, can I buy like 10 copies of the game for a quick $60?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

limit is 3 of the same game.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

limit is 3 of the same game.


Flippers are useless to a company. It's not just the 3 of the same game, it's that they are not likely to spend their actual money.

So as a group, they are not the most desirable customers.

BB wants "traders" who trade in a few games and buy games at $55/$60. You know, kinda like GameStop.

Even though to you, it's all the same thing, there's no overall margin in it for them.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

I don't see why they wouldn't take like 20 copies of Black Ops II. If I could buy one of the best-selling games right now for $34 knowing I can sell it for $50, I would have no problem buying 10 of them.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

I don't see why they wouldn't take like 20 copies of Black Ops II. If I could buy one of the best-selling games right now for $34 knowing I can sell it for $50, I would have no problem buying 10 of them.


Because they took in 20000 copies of Two Worlds II and sold 4.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

Because they took in 20000 copies of Two Worlds II and sold 4.


To be fair 18,000 copies are at one best buy in Montana.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

To be fair 18,000 copies are at one best buy in Montana.


and another 10,000 around my bestbuys due to that memorable two worlds 2 flip from 2011 lol
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:04 AM

and another 10,000 around my bestbuys due to that memorable two worlds 2 flip from 2011 lol


And the rest was from TommyLove.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

and another 10,000 around my bestbuys due to that memorable two worlds 2 flip from 2011 lol


I don't remember that one. What was the damage done?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

I'm surprised I've never seen Two Worlds ll at my BB.

#1481 Fukurou

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:09 AM

Flippers are useless to a company. It's not just the 3 of the same game, it's that they are not likely to spend their actual money.

So as a group, they are not the most desirable customers.

BB wants "traders" who trade in a few games and buy games at $55/$60. You know, kinda like GameStop.

Even though to you, it's all the same thing, there's no overall margin in it for them.

If they want people to buy games at $55/60, then they deserve the flippers.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:12 AM

If they want people to buy games at $55/60, then they deserve the flippers.


yes, that makes perfect sense.

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#1483 Mako1215

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

If they want people to buy games at $55/60, then they deserve the flippers.


Lol not sure if serious

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#1484 Fukurou

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

What I mean is, selling used games for $5 less than new ones is a terrible practice. And such a high MSRP is also a terrible practice. If Best Buy likes such high prices, they deserve to lose some money to the flippers as well.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

What I mean is, selling used games for $5 less than new ones is a terrible practice. And such a high MSRP is also a terrible practice. If Best Buy likes such high prices, they deserve to lose some money to the flippers as well.


MSRP is determined by the "manufacturer" or publisher. Best Buy and other stores have no reason to charge less unless they strike a deal with the companies so they can put the games on sale. The companies then credit the retailers.

Also the $5 less for used is GS's pricing model. BB's is around $15.

#1486 albwrong

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

Looks like it is 50% this week with no adjustment in base values. Glad I got mine in yesterday.

#1487 argyle

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Looks like it is 50% this week with no adjustment in base values. Glad I got mine in yesterday.


Yup, same here.

Now I'm just concerned that neither of my last 2 preorder pickup transactions (Dead Space 3 & now Revengeance) have shown up online. Revengeance *might* still be too new, but I should be seeing DS3 by now. Guess I'll have to call Monday.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Yup, same here.

Now I'm just concerned that neither of my last 2 preorder pickup transactions (Dead Space 3 & now Revengeance) have shown up online. Revengeance *might* still be too new, but I should be seeing DS3 by now. Guess I'll have to call Monday.



You're not the only one, well depending on what you mean. My pick up is there, and my points have gone through for my purchase, but there is nothing indicating I have 1,000 points on the way for my pre-order/pickup.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

You're not the only one, well depending on what you mean. My pick up is there, and my points have gone through for my purchase, but there is nothing indicating I have 1,000 points on the way for my pre-order/pickup.


Last year, on the fine print, you only got the 1000 if you picked up the game within 5 days of release (I think may have been more)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

So down to 50% and no increase in TIV goodbye Best Buy sadly back to Gamestop.

#1491 argyle

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Nope, my pickup isn't showing at all even tho other transactions around the same time are. I wouldn't be too concerned if it just wasn't showing the bonus points yet.
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#1492 panda911

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Let's all hope that the guy who adjusts the TIVs is still sleeping.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

I can't imagine why they wouldn't just automate the TIVs...

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

just as i thought, the tiv's didnt go up at all. looks like i made the right choice on trading in all of those games yesturday
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Last year, on the fine print, you only got the 1000 if you picked up the game within 5 days of release (I think may have been more)


I picked it up on day one, so I'm pretty sure I made the window. :)

Nope, my pickup isn't showing at all even tho other transactions around the same time are. I wouldn't be too concerned if it just wasn't showing the bonus points yet.


I'm actually more concerned as the purchase has already been processed but no sign of the bonus points. But I just made a phone call and was told that for some reason the system isn't showing them this time around (like last time) and that they should show as pending at the 30 day mark and deposit by the 35 day mark and that there isn't any reason to worry before then. Which works for me as I'm banking points anyway.

Kind of amazed TIV prices haven't adjusted, but with how many people reported issues with the 100% yesterday who knows what is going on.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

I can't imagine why they wouldn't just automate the TIVs...

Because Best Buy.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

A day after the trade in value changes I 1000/1000 my game! Damn!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Fuck no tiv updates. does anyone recall around what time values changed during a new promo?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:51 PM

Fuck no tiv updates. does anyone recall around what time values changed during a new promo?


When it went from 50% to 100% it adjusted down a day or two before Sunday. This is opposite but maybe they're easing out of the trade in thing.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

When it went from 50% to 100% it adjusted down a day or two before Sunday. This is opposite but maybe they're easing out of the trade in thing.

that is what i think too