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GameStop Ad 12/26-12/29: 50% Extra Credit on Games; Double Credit on Systems


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#181 Esmith08

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Assassin's Creed III is $60 for Wii U, but $40 for PS3/360. Wth. I have about $75.00 in GS credit.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

I traded in a year old xbox 360 4g kinect bundle today and received 196 dollars in trade credit. I wasnt charged a refurb fee and if my mic had the foam piece i would have gotten an extra 5 bucks. I know some have been saying that a base trade for this system is 150 without the promotion, but thats just not true. I have been checking weekly for a couple months and the base trade hovers between 65 and 80. This weeks promotion doubles that trade in value and last weeks offer added 50 dollars. I traded for a star wars bundle, which unfortunetly isnt on sale this week. Thanks to the gamestop employeed that told me to wait until the 26th instead of the 24th. Saved a nice piece of change.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:12 AM

I have a 20GB PS3 I want to unload and was wondering if I needed to have all the original cables and manuals? The warranty seal has also been taken off so I don't know if that factors in and they'll take some money off?


You need the cables, no manuals. Also if the warranty seal is broke, you're also sol.


they wont take it without the warranty seal intact (unless you get a lazy employee who doesnt really care and just tests it to play) and yes you need all original hook ups and 1 controller



*Updating story* Took in the 20GB to my nearest GameStop. I was so damn nervous that they'd see that the warranty seal had been taken off, but they didn't. The guy that did the trade in was apparently a seasonal employee, he was nice and all but kept having to ask another employee for help. They gave me $80 ($160 with bonus) for the 20GB. Also took my brother's old Wii and received $23 ($46). I tried to trade in my original DS and PSP 2000 but I didn't have the stylus or the charger for the PSP. The guy took forever to do the trade in but as soon as he gave me the gift card I ran the Fuck out of there.

Went home and got the PSP charger and went to a different GameStop five minutes away from the first. PSP 2000 $20 ($40) and $15 ($30) for the DS. I was surprised the guy took the DS since it was obvious that it was missing the stylus.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

I hope the extend this. I just filled up my 160 gb ps3.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

I hope they extend it Aswell, some people on Craigslist have fat xboxes for cheap I might want to get and trade in

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

thx for the info. if gs would restock on kindle cards i would trade in my 4gb kinect bundle in a heartbeat.

I traded in a year old xbox 360 4g kinect bundle today and received 196 dollars in trade credit. I wasnt charged a refurb fee and if my mic had the foam piece i would have gotten an extra 5 bucks. I know some have been saying that a base trade for this system is 150 without the promotion, but thats just not true. I have been checking weekly for a couple months and the base trade hovers between 65 and 80. This weeks promotion doubles that trade in value and last weeks offer added 50 dollars. I traded for a star wars bundle, which unfortunetly isnt on sale this week. Thanks to the gamestop employeed that told me to wait until the 26th instead of the 24th. Saved a nice piece of change.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

Update. I was able to trade it in. At the store I traded it in to had the system for 75 bucks (other store I checked was 80) so I got 150 out of it. The store's refurb fee was 35 (compared to other store's 40 fee) so in the end I got 115 which is pretty nice. Both stores I checked had different prices and lost about 5 bucks but thats nothing considering 1 store said the promo doesn't apply with broken system. I rather lose 5 bucks than gain nothing.

Hope when you do it on Saturday that you don't have any issues. Just make sure it's complete. I brought a mini usb cable to be safe. Not sure if that is something you do need to bring.


Did my trade, but not before falling victim to Gamestop Logic. I brought the PS3, controller with USB, power cord and HDMI cable. I tell him up front it doesn't play games and I'm fine with the refurb fee. Then I'm told because I didn't bring the ORIGINAL AV cable that came with the PS3 they can't take it. I am like...what the Fuck. I tossed that crap away on day one and have been using HDMI from the beginning. I am offering them a BETTER CABLE than the outdated junk that was packaged with the PS3. Then he adds that I can buy a cable from the store and trade it in with the system. The cable costs $17.99 plus tax.
Of course I've left it until the last day of the trade promo to do this, and its 8.45 pm. No time to order a $1 cable from amazon or what have you. We work out that with the purchase of the cable, I'll be walking away with $95.71. It's a 40GB PS3 that doesn't read discs. So I think about it while he's serving other people, I even checked ebay on my phone to see what a non working system will get (about $40 to $60, it seems). So I did the trade. Eesh. A strangely ironic consolation when I get home is that, as well as the HDMI cable, I still have the controller charging cable. They weren't concerned about getting that, apparently!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

That sucks. I should of probably mentioned actual composite cables cause I know GS will only take those (cause its the cables that actually do come with systems). I actually got a bunch of them lying around since it's the same for PS2 and 3 (I think PS1 too). At least you got something for it.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

Got $102 for an rrod launch 360 that sat in my garage for two years. I had no idea they were worth anything.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Did my trade, but not before falling victim to Gamestop Logic. I brought the PS3, controller with USB, power cord and HDMI cable. I tell him up front it doesn't play games and I'm fine with the refurb fee. Then I'm told because I didn't bring the ORIGINAL AV cable that came with the PS3 they can't take it. I am like...what the Fuck. I tossed that crap away on day one and have been using HDMI from the beginning. I am offering them a BETTER CABLE than the outdated junk that was packaged with the PS3. Then he adds that I can buy a cable from the store and trade it in with the system. The cable costs $17.99 plus tax.
Of course I've left it until the last day of the trade promo to do this, and its 8.45 pm. No time to order a $1 cable from amazon or what have you. We work out that with the purchase of the cable, I'll be walking away with $95.71. It's a 40GB PS3 that doesn't read discs. So I think about it while he's serving other people, I even checked ebay on my phone to see what a non working system will get (about $40 to $60, it seems). So I did the trade. Eesh. A strangely ironic consolation when I get home is that, as well as the HDMI cable, I still have the controller charging cable. They weren't concerned about getting that, apparently!


Not everyone has a TV that uses HDMI.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

I had a PS2 with a non Sony wired controller, bought from Gamestop ironically, that the guy tried to refuse. First he gives me shit about the controller even though I called and was told it was okay for full trade %. He goes, what if some kid buys it and Kingdom Hearts ( apparently the controller didn't have one of the push features? ) I call his bluff and he goes about testing it with one game, works perfectly. Then he takes another disk from next to the register and puts it in and gets a "magical dual shock error code" which in all my years gaming I have never seen. Rings it up and takes 10 off for a refurb fee, I call his bullshit out, that I watched him play simpsons hit and run and it ran fine and demanded to see the other disc he put in. He mumbles it was just a psone game. I told him I knew what he was doing and it was kind of shitty to advertise a bonus and try and knock it down with a refurb fee ( this gamestop is famous for refurb fees on anything you bring in, game missing a manual -.10 off refurb fee etc ) When I call out the fact the psone game is so scratched to hell its lucky to even play and as a "playstation specialist" he should know that ( it was on his shirt lol) he relents and knocks off the refurb fee.

Lesson of the day : be firm with these gamestop derps and you'll win the day.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Did my trade, but not before falling victim to Gamestop Logic. I brought the PS3, controller with USB, power cord and HDMI cable. I tell him up front it doesn't play games and I'm fine with the refurb fee. Then I'm told because I didn't bring the ORIGINAL AV cable that came with the PS3 they can't take it. I am like...what the Fuck. I tossed that crap away on day one and have been using HDMI from the beginning. I am offering them a BETTER CABLE than the outdated junk that was packaged with the PS3. Then he adds that I can buy a cable from the store and trade it in with the system. The cable costs $17.99 plus tax.
Of course I've left it until the last day of the trade promo to do this, and its 8.45 pm. No time to order a $1 cable from amazon or what have you. We work out that with the purchase of the cable, I'll be walking away with $95.71. It's a 40GB PS3 that doesn't read discs. So I think about it while he's serving other people, I even checked ebay on my phone to see what a non working system will get (about $40 to $60, it seems). So I did the trade. Eesh. A strangely ironic consolation when I get home is that, as well as the HDMI cable, I still have the controller charging cable. They weren't concerned about getting that, apparently!


if you have prime just try to order an AV cable on Amazon and return it to GS for your full refund.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

thx for the info. if gs would restock on kindle cards i would trade in my 4gb kinect bundle in a heartbeat.

GS sells kindle cards online or instore? If so, we can use GS gift cards to buy it?

#195 sabanoo

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Not everyone has a TV that uses HDMI.


Not everyone has a TV that uses composite.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Anyone know if they've extended the double system trade promo?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

I had a PS2 with a non Sony wired controller, bought from Gamestop ironically, that the guy tried to refuse. First he gives me shit about the controller even though I called and was told it was okay for full trade %. He goes, what if some kid buys it and Kingdom Hearts ( apparently the controller didn't have one of the push features? ) I call his bluff and he goes about testing it with one game, works perfectly. Then he takes another disk from next to the register and puts it in and gets a "magical dual shock error code" which in all my years gaming I have never seen. Rings it up and takes 10 off for a refurb fee, I call his bullshit out, that I watched him play simpsons hit and run and it ran fine and demanded to see the other disc he put in. He mumbles it was just a psone game. I told him I knew what he was doing and it was kind of shitty to advertise a bonus and try and knock it down with a refurb fee ( this gamestop is famous for refurb fees on anything you bring in, game missing a manual -.10 off refurb fee etc ) When I call out the fact the psone game is so scratched to hell its lucky to even play and as a "playstation specialist" he should know that ( it was on his shirt lol) he relents and knocks off the refurb fee.

Lesson of the day : be firm with these gamestop derps and you'll win the day.


I wouldn't accept your knock off controller either. He could have simply told you that instead of being a douche about it though.

#198 slipknotron1626

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Just called my local gamestop and they said no on extending the double system trade.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Not everyone has a TV that uses composite.


Wait. There are tvs that don't use composite!?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Wait.. there are inputs other than coaxial?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

Did my trade, but not before falling victim to Gamestop Logic. I brought the PS3, controller with USB, power cord and HDMI cable. I tell him up front it doesn't play games and I'm fine with the refurb fee. Then I'm told because I didn't bring the ORIGINAL AV cable that came with the PS3 they can't take it. I am like...what the Fuck. I tossed that crap away on day one and have been using HDMI from the beginning. I am offering them a BETTER CABLE than the outdated junk that was packaged with the PS3. Then he adds that I can buy a cable from the store and trade it in with the system. The cable costs $17.99 plus tax.
Of course I've left it until the last day of the trade promo to do this, and its 8.45 pm. No time to order a $1 cable from amazon or what have you. We work out that with the purchase of the cable, I'll be walking away with $95.71. It's a 40GB PS3 that doesn't read discs. So I think about it while he's serving other people, I even checked ebay on my phone to see what a non working system will get (about $40 to $60, it seems). So I did the trade. Eesh. A strangely ironic consolation when I get home is that, as well as the HDMI cable, I still have the controller charging cable. They weren't concerned about getting that, apparently!


those cables are standard and packaged with every ps3, gamestop didnt do anything wrong. logic or not
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Not everyone has a TV that uses composite.


What TV other than the cheap Sony 3D one doesn't have composite?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

those cables are standard and packaged with every ps3, gamestop didnt do anything wrong. logic or not


It's not about "wrong", its about being in that grey area of customer service where they have the right to either help or hinder the customer, and Gamestop's default option is almost always the latter. I gave them everything needed to hook up a PS3; they no doubt have dozens of 99 cent cables laying around the warehouse where the PS3 will be sent to be fixed. It would have made more sense for them to just take the HDMI, as I wasn't asking or expecting to get the $4.40 separate trade credit for it - they sell those used in store for 17.99.
Still, I'm coming off as bitter when I'm not really that bothered in the grand scheme of things. I couldn't have gotten $95 for a broken system anywhere else.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

What TV other than the cheap Sony 3D one doesn't have composite?


Almost all of mine don't have composite. I only have one that does.