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#1561 SmokeMaxX

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:33 AM

yeah, i have a b2g1 for reupping my pro membership but don't have 3 used games I want. if I could find a way to flip that into profit, it would be nice.


Not ideal but you can buy Generator Rex cheaper at GameStop ($7) than it trades in at Best Buy ($8).
Doing some math-
Buy 3 for $14 (after getting one free). Let's assume 10% discount for PUR Pro = $12.60. If you have 10% sales tax, $13.86.
Trade in all 3 to Best Buy for $24. If you are Gamer Club Unlocked, you get $25.20. Not REALLY worth it, but it's a good money transfer and you basically pay $14 for over $25 worth of Amazon GCs (or whatever you'd buy at BBY).

Anyway, just throwing some ideas out there. I'd LOVE for people to do better credit transfers. I got so much GS money that I'm trying to get out haha.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

id rather try something that isnt 3 copies of something. I want to not get banned, lol. Though I guess I could just use my other ID card and if they ban it would be on that one.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

id rather try something that isnt 3 copies of something. I want to not get banned, lol. Though I guess I could just use my other ID card and if they ban it would be on that one.


Gotcha. I'll let you know if I find something although from personal experience, you can trade in 3 of one game per console (so like 3 360 BO2s and 3 PS3 BO2s) without getting banned. OP says YMMV though depending on location. I know some workers have questioned why I have multiple copies of some games, but I always make up some excuse about hosting tournaments for the game (true for some of them) or having a lot of siblings that didn't like the game.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:22 AM

i just traded in three copys of a game to bestbuy and im about to get more copys this week. its such a profitible credit transfer that i have to take advantage of it (always aim for 100% profit over cost or as close to it as possible). this wont top the 10 or so cod mw3 copys i traded in last march though lol. i miss the old bestbuy trade in days :(
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

i just traded in three copys of a game to bestbuy and im about to get more copys this week. its such a profitible credit transfer that i have to take advantage of it. this wont top the 10 or so cod mw3 copys i traded in last march though lol. i miss the old bestbuy trade in days :(


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:28 AM

Gonna keep that bad boy a secret? :lol:
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its known by many people. im surprised nobody has brought it up yet. its in the trade in thread anyway as i posted it there
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:45 AM

its known by many people. im surprised nobody has brought it up yet. its in the trade in thread anyway as i posted it there


If it's what I saw a few days ago, isn't it hard to find?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Are trade-in values for older games pretty set in stone? I'm not supposed to be lifting anything remotely heavy for the next three weeks or so, so I'd rather not risk taking all my games in if I can wait on it.


unless your 75 games are 5 copies of 25 games, you should be fine.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

If it's what I saw a few days ago, isn't it hard to find?


If he's referring to Top Trumps, then no, I've seen a copy at every GS. Unfortunately I moved most of my allotment back when it was a $20 -> $25.20 flip. :(

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

If he's referring to Top Trumps, then no, I've seen a copy at every GS. Unfortunately I moved most of my allotment back when it was a $20 -> $25.20 flip. :(


They are few and far between in my area. I did the research last night, and I definitely won't be able to get to any of the used copies. There are 1 or 2 new that might be worth the trip, but I doubt I'll get the chance.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

God of War is up. 18 is the new 20.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

God of War is up. 18 is the new 20.


That sounds like something I would of told a 20 something girl I worked with when I was 18.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

The new releases from Tomb Raider-Bioshock are all 18 base. The 100% will end 4-6.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

Can anyone confirm if the 100% tarde in bonus credit is still on. I see the post above me says it ends on 4-6, but might as well ask to see if there is any updates on this. Thanks.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Can anyone confirm if the 100% tarde in bonus credit is still on. I see the post above me says it ends on 4-6, but might as well ask to see if there is any updates on this. Thanks.


Yes. You can check easily online via the website. http://www.bestbuy.c...17093&type=page

#1576 arsenalcrazy8

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

jeez...havnt traded in anything at BB in so long. Their TIVs are awful now...nothing except new releases gets ANYTHING good anymore.
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#1577 Cimpy101

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

jeez...havnt traded in anything at BB in so long. Their TIVs are awful now...nothing except new releases gets ANYTHING good anymore.


Even new releases seem pretty bad. $18 for bioshock infinite? I hope I'm reading that wrong or they lowered it because of the promotion.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

Even new releases seem pretty bad. $18 for bioshock infinite? I hope I'm reading that wrong or they lowered it because of the promotion.


You get $37.8 after bonuses for Infinite, seems pretty good to me.

#1579 freshzen

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

You get $37.8 after bonuses for Infinite, seems pretty good to me.

That with with an extra 10%. Not bad, but you shouldn't need 100%-110% bonus to get a fair value.

I just checked Mario Galaxy 2 at $6 and Skyward Sword at $5. What a joke. Might as well donate them to an orphanage at that point.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

That with with an extra 10%. Not bad, but you shouldn't need 100%-110% bonus to get a fair value.

I just checked Mario Galaxy 2 at $6 and Skyward Sword at $5. What a joke. Might as well donate them to an orphanage at that point.

I'm not trying to pick on you, but I always think of fair price value as the value after any promo is taken into account.

Do you expect to get "fair price" before any promo calculation? Because if that's the case, then they shouldn't offer a promo. But we know that advertising/offering a promo is a fundamental marketing strategy.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

You get $37.8 after bonuses for Infinite, seems pretty good to me.


better at Amazon, TiV for Bioshock Infinite is $43 right now

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

That with with an extra 10%. Not bad, but you shouldn't need 100%-110% bonus to get a fair value.

I just checked Mario Galaxy 2 at $6 and Skyward Sword at $5. What a joke. Might as well donate them to an orphanage at that point.


Don't fall prey to the marketing. The 100% bonus at BBY is a pedestrian thing so all their TIVs are adjusted accordingly. There hasn't been a week where there hasn't been a 50% or 100% bonus in years. Unless you trade in by shipping your item to BBY, there is no way someone will only get $18 for Infinite. And the 37.80 you get for new releases, while lower than the 42 you used to get, routinely beat GS values except for rare exceptions like now when GS runs their own 50% bonus a few times a year. With all that being said BBY is a poor choice to trade in anything other than new releases. They actually update those values while everything else just drops one day for good.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

and theyve had skyward sword on sale so thats why its $5

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

Don't fall prey to the marketing. The 100% bonus at BBY is a pedestrian thing so all their TIVs are adjusted accordingly. There hasn't been a week where there hasn't been a 50% or 100% bonus in years. Unless you trade in by shipping your item to BBY, there is no way someone will only get $18 for Infinite. And the 37.80 you get for new releases, while lower than the 42 you used to get, routinely beat GS values except for rare exceptions like now when GS runs their own 50% bonus a few times a year. With all that being said BBY is a poor choice to trade in anything other than new releases. They actually update those values while everything else just drops one day for good.


Tell that to Top Trumps.
Also, I'm pretty sure the 50%/100% promos is mainly so that they don't REALLY have to give an extra 10% trade in bonus for GCU. It effectively becomes 5% with the 100% bonus.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

Tell that to Top Trumps.
Also, I'm pretty sure the 50%/100% promos is mainly so that they don't REALLY have to give an extra 10% trade in bonus for GCU. It effectively becomes 5% with the 100% bonus.


One or two exceptions to the rule. And the bonus 5% is chump change compared to the psychological effect of seeing 100% extra credit.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:41 PM

Getting $38 for Bioshock Infinite seems fair to me. They can't go higher than that, because of the awesome preorder deal they do where you get the $20 bby credit.

So ask yourself, would you rather get around $42-45 for trade in and have them get rid of the preorder promotion that many people love, or can you be happy getting the game for essentially $40 and trading it in for $38.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:21 AM

Preorder at BB then trade in at Gamestop.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

with a $25 base and a 30% bonus? best buy will still be better. the only time gamestop would be better for new games is when they have a 50% bonus, which is rare

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:30 AM

with a $25 base and a 30% bonus? best buy will still be better. the only time gamestop would be better for new games is when they have a 50% bonus, which is rare


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

Thinking about trading in my copy of Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U at $26 after the 100% bonus.

I've tried to straight-up sell it on Amazon and eBay for something like a month now (listed it for $34.99) with no luck, and even if I do sell it, I figure after either site takes their cut I would probably end up around $26 after all.

I only paid around $42 because of the TRU "Buy 1, Get 1 40% off" deal around the Wii U's launch, so getting a bit over half of that back doesn't seem too bad.

Hmm. I'll think it over.

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