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#601 dtwells

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

You only get the 10% bonus on the normal TIV, not the extra bonus price. So only 1.50 extra for NCAA at 15+15 bonus. At least thats how mine rang up today.

#602 mabuhay13

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

You only get the 10% bonus on the normal TIV, not the extra bonus price. So only 1.50 extra for NCAA at 15+15 bonus. At least thats how mine rang up today.


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#603 Nazgul11

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

So to get these TIVs, all I would have to do is walk in with the games and trade them in? Or do I have to show that I'm a Rewards Member somehow for the TIVs to register?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

So to get these TIVs, all I would have to do is walk in with the games and trade them in? Or do I have to show that I'm a Rewards Member somehow for the TIVs to register?


Again, for the millionth time you need to be PUR member , doesn't have to be the pro one. The basic free membership. You can just sign up b4 you trade.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

managed to pawn off my madden at way more than I ever guessed.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Again, for the millionth time you need to be PUR member , doesn't have to be the pro one. The basic free membership. You can just sign up b4 you trade.

I understand that, and I am PUR member. All I'm asking is how the triggering of the values works. For instance, if I don't give them the card upfront right away I would assume that the increased values wouldn't get shown, since they're exclusive PUR bumps.

#607 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I understand that, and I am PUR member. All I'm asking is how the triggering of the values works. For instance, if I don't give them the card upfront right away I would assume that the increased values wouldn't get shown, since they're exclusive PUR bumps.


Yeah, it triggers after you give them your card, most of them dont know about the promotion maybe they do now cuhs they were blabbering about the trade towards pre-owned , i just let them talk then bam after the annoyance w/ the gs employee it showed up the increased value

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Does BB honor PMing on multiples of the same game? I'm not talking a lot, just maybe 2.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

So many redundant questions

#610 SInX4Lyfe

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Does BB honor PMing on multiples of the same game? I'm not talking a lot, just maybe 2.


Shouldn't be a problem.

#611 IamPro

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Yeah, it triggers after you give them your card, most of them dont know about the promotion maybe they do now cuhs they were blabbering about the trade towards pre-owned , i just let them talk then bam after the annoyance w/ the gs employee it showed up the increased value


This, I just ask the guy to go to the final checkout screen then give me values since I already know the bases

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

The only Kindle giftcards they have are the ones bundled with the new Kindle Fires for the promotion they are running.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

Quick..those who bought madden 13 run in and unload that steaming pile of crap before they change their minds!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

I discovered that my local blockbuster had Just Dance 3 for the wii for $10 and madden 12 for the wii also for $10. So i bought 2 copies of just dance and the last copy of madden and took them to gamestop to trade. Tried to go back to blockbuster to buy more and was informed by the guy working there that he couldn't sell me anymore copies of just dance because there is a limit of 2 copies per customer. Tried calling corporate and they said there is no such policy but there was nothing that they could do.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Hit up a K-Mart but no Portal 2's for either system. All the Blockbusters near me are closed. Figure I'll just do AC3, Black Ops 2, SSBB, and 2K13. Need to figure out if I should spend points on that 50% coupon for FarCry 3 or if I'll just get some pre-owned game since there's a 50% extra toward purchase of a pre-owned running. Not sure how much longer that lasts though.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

I understand that, and I am PUR member. All I'm asking is how the triggering of the values works. For instance, if I don't give them the card upfront right away I would assume that the increased values wouldn't get shown, since they're exclusive PUR bumps.


Walk up to register
Hand employee your PUR card
Hand them your games to trade
Profit

These higher values don't show up in the register unless a PowerUp account is active for the transaction.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Just traded in Portal 2, Sly Collection, and DBZ3....$75 :)

#618 oasisboy

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

1. I always figured that Gamestop was pulling a "Lowe's tactic" where they would set up shops everywhere in an attempt to close down competition (i.e. Ma and Pa stores) and once they had a firm hold of the market they would close down some of the stores that weren't necessary like those that didn't perform well or were in very close proximity to one another.

2. I hate gamestop as much as the next person but they are very good at getting people to overpay for games


1. GamesStop does not try to compete with local Ma and Pa stores. Their competition is Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Amazon.

2. Supply and demand? If you had a store wouldn't you want people to pay as much as possible? :roll: GameStop is a for profit company just like any other store.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

The only Kindle giftcards they have are the ones bundled with the new Kindle Fires for the promotion they are running.


Same happened to me. Will they be selling them alone in the future?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Hit up a K-Mart but no Portal 2's for either system. All the Blockbusters near me are closed. Figure I'll just do AC3, Black Ops 2, SSBB, and 2K13. Need to figure out if I should spend points on that 50% coupon for FarCry 3 or if I'll just get some pre-owned game since there's a 50% extra toward purchase of a pre-owned running. Not sure how much longer that lasts though.


Where did you see this? I just looked and couldn't find it.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

I discovered that my local blockbuster had Just Dance 3 for the wii for $10 and madden 12 for the wii also for $10. So i bought 2 copies of just dance and the last copy of madden and took them to gamestop to trade. Tried to go back to blockbuster to buy more and was informed by the guy working there that he couldn't sell me anymore copies of just dance because there is a limit of 2 copies per customer. Tried calling corporate and they said there is no such policy but there was nothing that they could do.


Sounds like someone needs a fake mustache!

EDIT: Traded in 9 games for a total of $220. Thanks GameStop!

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#622 oasisboy

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Black Friday I was at my local best buy at around 3am. I watched a guy with a small hand basket standing in the aisle, grabbing games by the handful like he was on Supermarket Sweep. I confronted him asking what the hell he was doing... he tells me he owns a pawn shop/game store and the BF prices at best buy are better than his cost so he drove to every BB in my area and bought up EVERY copy of their games on sale.

That's exactly what people are doing here today with Portal 2. Screwing dozens of people out of a game on sale to make a few bucks.


I agree 100%. I hate hoarders like this that only think about making a quick buck.

First come first serve


I am pretty sure that's not what Best Buy will say and I don't think they want customers like this one.

I'm pretty sure that most people that legitimately wanted the game for $10 would have gotten it by now - they had the entire week to do so.


How do you know? There are casual gamers that may want to jump on a deal when they see it on the store and don't read the weekly ad.

All of the portal 2 copys i brought were on the shelf the whole week so nobody seemed to want them. I just did kmart a favor and cleared them out for them.


You are not doing K-Mart any favors

Welcome to Capitalism. If you can buy something somewhere at X and resell it for Y, then you're certainly entitled to do that. The guy was being a smart businessman.


That is capitalism but... I am pretty confident that Best Buy doesn't want one person to buy their entire stock of games. This is not fucking Costco where you can buy in bulk. If you used your brain you would think how hoarders negatively impact Best Buy.

If I were to go show up 5 minutes later and then the game is sold out, I would walk out the store and run to Wal-Mart or somewhere else to find it. Assume, the hoarder didn't clean the games and I bought a copy, then I may stay and roam around the store and buy some more stuff. I just don't see how Best Buy benefits from one person buying the entire stock of one game. Just because you do this shit, doesn't mean it is ok.

Hoarding is hoarding, period. Spare me the bullshit of you snooze you lose.
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#623 Wallshay

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. But the kindle giftcards are the same as a regular amazon giftcard correct? You can use it to buy anything? (360 games, DVDs, lamps, cat food, ect?)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

The only Kindle giftcards they have are the ones bundled with the new Kindle Fires for the promotion they are running.


Same here, couldn't find kindle gc on display in any of the 3 local GS stores. I asked one employee and sure enough, he says that they only have them for the promotion and has no idea if they will get more of them to sell or the batch they received for the promotion is the end of them. He also said that they may not get anymore kindles as well, if that matters to anyone. I do hope that they will carry kindle gc in the future though.

On another note, I finally got rid of my BBV credit that was hanging around for almost 9 months now and bough some copies of Madden 12 Wii, JD3 Wii and Alice for PS3. Also made use of the buy $25 BBV GC and get $5 extra to sweeten the deal. Mind you, one of the GS had no problem taking multiple copies ( the employee said how many copies the hell I want ) but took off a refurb fee of $3 each, for 2 copies. If any of you guys to get some games from BBV to trade in to GS, make sure to get good clean discs because the ones I got were really scratched to hell.( I couldn't argue about the refurb fee looking at all those scratches. )

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Holy shit that 50% extra coupon (from power up )works with this offer? So I could trade portal in for 30$???

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. But the kindle giftcards are the same as a regular amazon giftcard correct? You can use it to buy anything? (360 games, DVDs, lamps, cat food, ect?)


AFAIK, you can buy anything that is sold from Amazon, as long as the seller is amazon. I could be wrong and you may be able to use them with 3rd party sellers though.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. But the kindle giftcards are the same as a regular amazon giftcard correct? You can use it to buy anything? (360 games, DVDs, lamps, cat food, ect?)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. But the kindle giftcards are the same as a regular amazon giftcard correct? You can use it to buy anything? (360 games, DVDs, lamps, cat food, ect?)


I had the same question, so I looked it up on Amazon. they said,

"In addition to Kindle devices, books, and accessories, your gift card can be used to purchase other products on Amazon.com, but cannot be used to purchase Kindle subscriptions, such as magazines, newspapers, or blogs. "

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#629 elcheapo2

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

Again, for the millionth time you need to be PUR member , doesn't have to be the pro one. The basic free membership. You can just sign up b4 you trade.


I'm not doubting your experience, but I just got back from a Gamestop in MA, and the correct trade in values didn't show up until they added the Pro membership to the transaction.

I was trading in ~120 worth of stuff, so I wasn't going to make a scene over the couple of bucks I lost, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Edit: I suppose it could have been the employee messing with me to sell a pro account.

Edited by elcheapo2, 08 December 2012 - 09:08 PM.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

Holy shit that 50% extra coupon (from power up )works with this offer? So I could trade portal in for 30$???


Someone else confirm this? About to head out and I've got a huge stack of stuff and I'd like to get the max amount here.