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#421 Zolor23

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

eh.. i've not ever had UPS lose my package. I imagine amazon would take care of the situation for me real fast if UPS lost it.

And I don't choose downgrade option so I'm good. Amazon already has my credit card info (amazon card) so what's the difference.


I think UPS lost my package...I shipped it out a week and a half ago, and no tracking updates. Should I contact Amazon?

#422 MildObstruction

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Why? I think it's a great idea. I get my credit sooner.

Amazon won't get ripped off cause they have your credit card number.


I guess that's true - my mind always tends to gravitate towards the corner cases (primarily the situations where noram has historically rejected high tiv items despite their perfect condition). Having this option during the Great Old School Game Trade In Fiasco of 2012 could've made things waaaaay nuttier.

I hope they're hard asses about it though as I definitely get sick of the less-than-honest crowd trying to take advantage of them.

I think UPS lost my package...I shipped it out a week and a half ago, and no tracking updates. Should I contact Amazon?


You could, although if it never updated even with a pick up I would talk to whichever UPS office is responsible for where you dropped it off and try to figure that out first.

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#423 DealSeeker2U

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

:360: LA Noire: The Complete Edition - $30.00

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

:360: LA Noire: The Complete Edition - $30.00

Tempting, but what are the chances it'll ring up as this one instead? For some reason, the listing you link to has more than double the Product Dimensions compared to the other one...

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

:360: LA Noire: The Complete Edition - $30.00


Good find.

Tempting, but what are the chances it'll ring up as this one instead? For some reason, the listing you link to has more than double the Product Dimensions compared to the other one...


Good point. Was there some kind of LE of the complete edition? Anyone? I've locked in my trade, but I don't want to send it if it is the wrong version.
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#426 MildObstruction

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

Good find.



Good point. Was there some kind of LE of the complete edition? Anyone? I've locked in my trade, but I don't want to send it if it is the wrong version.


none that I've heard of. As long as this listing shows up when you search the upc on amazon it should be fine. I just this week sold my sealed target clearance one from like a year ago for about this much, so that's quite good I'd say.

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#427 DealSeeker2U

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Tempting, but what are the chances it'll ring up as this one instead? For some reason, the listing you link to has more than double the Product Dimensions compared to the other one...

It is an algorithm glitch on warehouse for this:

:360: LA Noire: The Complete Edition (Like New) $231.19

That is why the trade in value is so high. It will probably get fixed soon enough so jump on it while you can. I have locked one in so I shall see what happens.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

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#429 NightCat

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

Yes. You can use whatever box you want. I always recycle GF/BBY/Glyde mailers to Amazon.

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#430 MildObstruction

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

GameStop smallish credit mover

http://www.amazon.co...?tag=scurker-20

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#431 phantomfriar2002

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

eh.. i've not ever had UPS lose my package. I imagine amazon would take care of the situation for me real fast if UPS lost it.

And I don't choose downgrade option so I'm good. Amazon already has my credit card info (amazon card) so what's the difference.


Guess I just see there being a big difference -- and it has nothing to do with selecting 'downgrade option' (which I never use either). If Noram loses your item after it's been delivered (sometimes they'll misplace it and it'll just say "Processing"), or UPS doesn't deliver it, it's now money coming out your pocket and your credit card being charged. Amazon might still take care of you, sure, but you're going to be haggling to get your actual money refunded instead of just not having a credit applied. Personally that's a big difference to me. I'd rather not start a process of being charged for trade-ins they botch, but YMMV.

Also, Amazon isn't going to take care of the situation "real fast" if UPS lost the package. I just had a trade on 2/4 sent to Kentucky. It tracked every step of the way but on the last leg got stuck on "Out for Delivery" and apparently never got there. The Amazon rep says I'll get my credit applied but not until 30 days has elapsed from the time of shipment, so I have to wait until 3/4 for something I sent a month ago.

Sounds like you haven't had a bad experience with the trade-ins. Make enough of them and, at some point, one of these things is going to happen to you eventually either with Noram losing an item, or not crediting you, or not returning the items they rejected (that's also happened to me), or UPS losing the package. You'll probably have a different viewpoint about getting your CC involved then :)

#432 Confucius

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

As long as UPS has it scanned in their system (and i always have them do so via UPS Store or Staples), I don't worry about anything other than noram rejecting it for condition.

I don't worry about UPS losing it. I don't worry about NorAm losing it. If UPS loses it and Amazon charges me $20 for my gift card but will give me back that $20 in 30 days time (via another gift card) because they have to be absolutely sure UPS lost it, (I understand that things show up within 30 days because it was "found" at some point.), I'm ok with that.

All in all, Amazon credit is basically cash to me so as long as i'm gonna get it, I'm fine.

Any time I've had an issue, Amazon has taken care of me. But that's just me.

In my mind, the odds of the different scenarios are:

1. Trade goes according to plan (95%)
2. Noram rejects the trade (3%)
3. UPS loses it, I contact amazon, they give me the money in 30 days (1%)
4. Noram loses it, I contact amazon, they give me the money (1%)
5. .00000000000001% I get screwed by noram, ups, and amazon.

I have well over 100 trades and I only got rejected twice: l4d2 cracked in transit (it happens) and some idiot at noram thought another game was supposed to have a manual and rejected it. I resubmitted it, resent it in with a sticky that said "this game doesn't have a manual. have a nice day" and got it accepted for the same price.

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#434 MildObstruction

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

Well here's a weird one:

http://www.amazon.co...?tag=scurker-20

Current tiv almost $40.

If you _can_ find it, you'll likely find it for very cheap.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

Well here's a weird one:

http://www.amazon.co...?tag=scurker-20

Current tiv almost $40.

If you _can_ find it, you'll likely find it for very cheap.


found it.

$23 for 2 shipped

#436 Vigilante

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

Well here's a weird one:

http://www.amazon.co...?tag=scurker-20

Current tiv almost $40.

If you _can_ find it, you'll likely find it for very cheap.

Thanks. I was able to buy one on eBay (BIN auction) for ~$10 after shipping, and I locked in a trade.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

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Wow. I just had my first problem with Amazon. I traded in (2) of these and I just checked the status. They were rejected due to incorrect platform. Anyone ever have this happen to them? Anything I can do? I sent in the exact item pictured. :bs:

#438 MildObstruction

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

Wow. I just had my first problem with Amazon. I traded in (2) of these and I just checked the status. They were rejected due to incorrect platform. Anyone ever have this happen to them? Anything I can do? I sent in the exact item pictured. :bs:


I'm of the opinion that you just roll with it, accept the loss, and try your luck next time. Sometimes that happens with the overinflated tivs. Sometimes they come back too. But I don't think many folks agree with me.

p.s. That silly Wii weapon thing is still @ $39 for anyone wanting to try their luck on that

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#439 Uso

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:27 AM

Wow. I just had my first problem with Amazon. I traded in (2) of these and I just checked the status. They were rejected due to incorrect platform. Anyone ever have this happen to them? Anything I can do? I sent in the exact item pictured. :bs:


Ditto, but on different game. I can tell they hired a noob to work on tradein. I complain to AMZ about it. I'm going to resend mine in.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:19 AM

cant find the wii accesory, any links, looks like ebay is sold out?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:57 AM

Saints Row the Third (PS3) is $9.99 at BB and currently trades in to Amazon for $18.
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#442 DealSeeker2U

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:59 AM

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

I have 3 of these pending. Now I just need to grab them from the store. Before anyone asks, I have a Amazon account for myself and my wife. There is a max of 2 games per account.

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#444 oasisboy

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Everything I want to trade at amazon is worth $3 or less. I don't know how you all find these random deals.
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#445 ShadowSx

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Everything I want to trade at amazon is worth $3 or less. I don't know how you all find these random deals.


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#446 kkotd

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Don't know if it's been brought up, but it might be worth noting that you can now get paid immediately... If you're willing to put in a credit card number, which gets charged if any of your trade-ins are rejected or are downgraded. I don't recommend anyone try this, one of my friends had massive issues when a $130 trade-in was nuked to $27... That was a bit of a bill on his Visa for the month. It still took him over a day to receive the credit and even though he hadn't used it, they still charged his card, instead of taking the credit back. Use at your own risk.

Also, it might be that not all accounts get this option, his did but mine didn't... So I'm not sure what the pre-requisite is to be eligible for this option.

#447 Agent Orange

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Don't know if it's been brought up, but it might be worth noting that you can now get paid immediately... If you're willing to put in a credit card number, which gets charged if any of your trade-ins are rejected or are downgraded. I don't recommend anyone try this, one of my friends had massive issues when a $130 trade-in was nuked to $27... That was a bit of a bill on his Visa for the month. It still took him over a day to receive the credit and even though he hadn't used it, they still charged his card, instead of taking the credit back. Use at your own risk.

Also, it might be that not all accounts get this option, his did but mine didn't... So I'm not sure what the pre-requisite is to be eligible for this option.


Yeah, I saw that on a recent trade-in.

I don't even want to deal with that $@%^ so I said no.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

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#449 B-Man

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Wait, am I missing something here? Some people a few posts back were talking about sending items in as in "like new" condition. How do you do this? When I trade games into Amazon, they only give me the options of "good" or "acceptable" condition.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

Wait, am I missing something here? Some people a few posts back were talking about sending items in as in "like new" condition. How do you do this? When I trade games into Amazon, they only give me the options of "good" or "acceptable" condition.

"Like New" doesn't appear for trading in games, but it does for movies, accessories, and other things.

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