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#9811 realbigexplosion

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

Just from an observational standpoint it seems to only consider Amazon's price if Amazon is selling the item new.  If they're not then it seems to consider the other sellers and is usually the lowest.

Huh.  Well the lowest here was like $15, so there's something wonky going on with their algorithm there.  I suppose that's why we see the ridiculously cheap items from time to time as well.


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#9812 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

So I traded in the Halo 3 Xbox 360 console (I bought it for my young nephew, but he didn't seem to care about it) to Amazon. The condition was "like new". Just got an email saying it'll be returned to me and was marked as unacceptable. Now I wonder what happened to it while it was being transported.

 

Probably nothing.  They probably either found some BS reason to reject it, or some twist tie that was missing.  Or if you submitted it like new and not be downgraded they probably found a scratch or small ding on the packaging.  Pretty much I expect that they didn't want to pay out several times what you just bought it for and found whatever they could to reject or.  Or just took a sledgehammer to it.


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#9813 Fracas

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

Probably nothing.  They probably either found some BS reason to reject it, or some twist tie that was missing.  Or if you submitted it like new and not be downgraded they probably found a scratch or small ding on the packaging.  Pretty much I expect that they didn't want to pay out several times what you just bought it for and found whatever they could to reject or.  Or just took a sledgehammer to it.

I'm just hoping nothing bad happened. I made sure everything worked before I shipped it, and I saw no flaws anywhere. I guess I'll just keep it for now. I would trade it into Gamestop, but I'm a doofus and used my 50% extra TIV a few days ago as I assumed Amazon would accept the 360.



#9814 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:24 PM

I'm just hoping nothing bad happened. I made sure everything worked before I shipped it, and I saw no flaws anywhere. I guess I'll just keep it for now. I would trade it into Gamestop, but I'm a doofus and used my 50% extra TIV a few days ago as I assumed Amazon would accept the 360.

 

That's why I didn't send them there despite being $60 more than GS.  Seen enough rejections under normal conditions in the Amazon trade thread that I didn't think they would pay me five times what I just paid for the system even if they showed up flawless.  That and for anything above acceptable they also grade the packaging so plenty of room for them to find flaws.  They're so inconsistent though it just seemed like asking for trouble.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

That's why I didn't send them there despite being $60 more than GS. Seen enough rejections under normal conditions in the Amazon trade thread that I didn't think they would pay me five times what I just paid for the system even if they showed up flawless. That and for anything above acceptable they also grade the packaging so plenty of room for them to find flaws. They're so inconsistent though it just seemed like asking for trouble.


It's funny, you'd think since their incoming inspection is so meticulous that the product conditon would be properly reflected in the warehouse. They need to have the same team that grades the incoming products, grade the outgoing ones too! There would be less screw ups.

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#9816 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

It's funny, you'd think since their incoming inspection is so meticulous that the product conditon would be properly reflected in the warehouse. They need to have the same team that grades the incoming products, grade the outgoing ones too! There would be less screw ups.

 

Oh no, incoming is no better really.  I've had plenty of stuff I've sent in that should have gotten downgraded to acceptable because it was disc only or cosmetically damaged or whatever but submitted at the highest level just get accepted.  Especially if you submit multiple of the same item they seem more likely to give all of that item the higher grade.  I think the incoming is just directed to be nit-picky on certain items to try and find reasons to reject or downgrade them.


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#9817 YBX87

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

That's why I didn't send them there despite being $60 more than GS.  Seen enough rejections under normal conditions in the Amazon trade thread that I didn't think they would pay me five times what I just paid for the system even if they showed up flawless.  That and for anything above acceptable they also grade the packaging so plenty of room for them to find flaws.  They're so inconsistent though it just seemed like asking for trouble.

i would never send in consoles to amazon trade ins. they have a history of rejecting it, and sending back damaged consoles. lol

i would pray the halo 4 console does not come back broke in pieces, or damaged with dents and scuffs marks



#9818 neonon19s

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

I bet there isn't anything wrong with the console. I sent a HP touchpad in and they rejected it saying it was severely damaged. Got it back, took a video of myself opening the box, only to find there was nothing wrong with the device. They just didn't want to pay you the credit for the console i hope.

#9819 Fracas

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:02 PM

Yeah I guess I'm just going to keep it. I absolutely love Halo 3, so having the console is alright by me. Hopefully nothing's happened to it in transit. When I took it to the UPS Store to ship, I planned on packing it there, but they offered to do it for me. Surely they knew what they were doing.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

http://www.amazon.co...merchant&sr=1-8

Xbox 4 GB $128 GOOD

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#9821 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

 

Read that as Xbox 4 $128 at first glance and somehow combined Xbox One and PS4 in my head.


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#9822 MykelxKnight

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

Read that as Xbox 4 $128 at first glance and somehow combined Xbox One and PS4 in my head.

Maybe when they first came out buying it for $128 would be a good deal.  Those 4gb consoles are worthless unless you have a hard drive already and are just trying to replace an old one.  I see them on craigslist for $100 and less all the time.  Just a though.  Also if you havent seen the TIV on amazon for Wanted PS3 its $9.XX I picked it up to trade into amazon.  For some reason the Xbox version is only $.77.  Hopefully they take them.


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#9823 PublikDefender

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

Can someone tell me what a "DINGER" description would look like for a collector's edition video game specifically?

 

If a like new collector's edition description reads:

 

"Fully playable game is included; downloadable content (DLC) or codes for online play may require additional purchase. Item may come repackaged."

 

Is this a dinger and how do you gauge that? I would rather buy a package that is damaged than one that had a previous owner.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:28 PM

Since I am getting into this money-sink, are we going to see any Disney Infinity figures/starter packs on AWD? If I remember correctly, there have been some Skylanders ones, but I never paid too much attention to them because I didn't care for the game. 


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#9825 eXiON

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:34 PM

Can someone tell me what a "DINGER" description would look like for a collector's edition video game specifically?

 

If a like new collector's edition description reads:

 

"Fully playable game is included; downloadable content (DLC) or codes for online play may require additional purchase. Item may come repackaged."

 

Is this a dinger and how do you gauge that? I would rather buy a package that is damaged than one that had a previous owner.

 

It all boils down to interpretation, even with a description like that, it doesn't mean it actually had a previous owner but I personally avoid those kind of descriptions if I can find a better one available.

 

Usually a good possible "dinger" would be something that has a description describing the damage, such as "small cut/bend on top, medium cut on bottom" etc, you get the idea. At least that's how I evaluate what I am going to buy, and even then you don't guarantee yourself a possible dinger,

 

AWD's grading is all over the place at times. I've gotten (A) items that have been MUCH better than (LN) ones.

 

Example of what I'd consider a possible dinger.

 

 

Fully playable game is included; downloadable content (DLC) or codes for online play may require additional purchase. Activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Small cut/scatch on set case. Small wrinkle / bend on set case.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

Can someone tell me what a "DINGER" description would look like for a collector's edition video game specifically?

 

If a like new collector's edition description reads:

 

"Fully playable game is included; downloadable content (DLC) or codes for online play may require additional purchase. Item may come repackaged."

 

Is this a dinger and how do you gauge that? I would rather buy a package that is damaged than one that had a previous owner.

you look for the description of "small/medium/large cut,



#9827 PublikDefender

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

It all boils down to interpretation, even with a description like that, it doesn't mean it actually had a previous owner but I personally avoid those kind of descriptions if I can find a better one available.

 

Usually a good possible "dinger" would be something that has a description describing the damage, such as "small cut/bend on top, medium cut on bottom" etc, you get the idea. At least that's how I evaluate what I am going to buy, and even then you don't guarantee yourself a possible dinger,

 

AWD's grading is all over the place at times. I've gotten (A) items that have been MUCH better than (LN) ones.

 

Example of what I'd consider a possible dinger.

That clears things up, thanks.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

It all boils down to interpretation, even with a description like that, it doesn't mean it actually had a previous owner but I personally avoid those kind of descriptions if I can find a better one available.

 

Usually a good possible "dinger" would be something that has a description describing the damage, such as "small cut/bend on top, medium cut on bottom" etc, you get the idea. At least that's how I evaluate what I am going to buy, and even then you don't guarantee yourself a possible dinger,

 

AWD's grading is all over the place at times. I've gotten (A) items that have been MUCH better than (LN) ones.

 

Example of what I'd consider a possible dinger.

specially if the game is been out for more than a year, i only gamble on those  games that came out within the first month of the game relase.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

I'm just hoping nothing bad happened. I made sure everything worked before I shipped it, and I saw no flaws anywhere. I guess I'll just keep it for now. I would trade it into Gamestop, but I'm a doofus and used my 50% extra TIV a few days ago as I assumed Amazon would accept the 360.

same thing happened with my 3ds xl i traded in a while back, like new (had literally everything in great shape, i even took pictures) got the same email, bitched to customer service because it was during the extra $25 credit promo, got it back in, it was flawless, shipped it right back (they honored the original value) and they quickly accepted it as like new. they just try to decline obscene deals like where it's a guaranteed profit for you and no way amazon could make money reselling it.


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#9830 Gedemer

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:36 PM

Anyone else send in their cheap systems and get denied?


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#9831 Johnnybeachboy

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:41 PM

Ill buy any denied systems....

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:46 PM

:wall:

 

or they get them back and trade them into GS.



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#9833 MykelxKnight

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:53 PM

Ill buy any denied systems....

Man you sound real repetitive dude.  No one is going to sell you there systems if they havent already

 

Anyways I was wondering how it works with trading things into Amazon?  Do I have to package it myself or do I just take the games to UPS with the order information?


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#9834 Stellar Inertia

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

Ill buy any denied systems....

 

Alright since I can trade and get $150 you will happily pay more? 

Man you sound real repetitive dude.  No one is going to sell you there systems if they havent already

 

Anyways I was wondering how it works with trading things into Amazon?  Do I have to package it myself or do I just take the games to UPS with the order information?

I think you can do that but then you are going to have to pay a dumb price for a box. Its free if you just find your own box. I usually reuse the boxes I get from amazon. Throw the games in and the slip along with the air packets they send you. Just for added protection I reuse them. :D


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:03 PM

There's a thread for Amazon trades. You print the label and packing slip and pack the item with the packing slip inside the mailer or box and attach the label to outer part of the package. You can put tape over the label since it's a UPS label. Then drop the package at any location that accepts it for free. Drop boxes work for medium and small packages, but you need an authorized UPS store to take large boxes around the size of the God of War Ascension CE.


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#9836 MykelxKnight

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:04 PM

Alright since I can trade and get $150 you will happily pay more? 

I think you can do that but then you are going to have to pay a dumb price for a box. Its free if you just find your own box. I usually reuse the boxes I get from amazon. Throw the games in and the slip along with the air packets they send you. Just for added protection I reuse them. :D

 

I was afraid of that...  The only thing that sucks is I think I may have thrown away a lot of the older boxes I got shipments in :-(.  Only boxes I have left are from recent shipments that are were in huge boxes and lately amazon has been sending most of my shipments through USPS so they have been putting games in my mailbox...  Ill have to find something


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

Holy Fuck you guys.  I'm gone a day there's as many missed posts in this thread as when I was gone a week.

 

Anyway, came home to my Prestige stuff actually being where I asked them to leave it in my note which shocked me like you wouldn't believe.  The copies of NBA 2K13 (VG and LN) and Champions of Norrath (G) were all complete and perfect.  What's really weird with Champions of Norrath though is that one's drastically heavier than the other despite being identical in every way that I can see.

 

 

Because the new forums use rich text formatting so it automatically retains the formatting characteristics of where you copied it from unless you paste it somewhere like notepad first.

 

 

 

Just from an observational standpoint it seems to only consider Amazon's price if Amazon is selling the item new.  If they're not then it seems to consider the other sellers and is usually the lowest.

Yeah I pasted to notepad to remove my information before posting here, that makes sense.



#9838 Gedemer

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:46 PM

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#9839 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:47 PM

Don't know if posted:

 

Xbox 360 Slim 250GB HDD - LN - $64.27

 

Such a deceptive description.


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#9840 YBX87

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:52 PM

Alright since I can trade and get $150 you will happily pay more? 

I think you can do that but then you are going to have to pay a dumb price for a box. Its free if you just find your own box. I usually reuse the boxes I get from amazon. Throw the games in and the slip along with the air packets they send you. Just for added protection I reuse them. :D

would you actually sell it to him for $150, which is the same amount you can get for trading into gs. that is the real question here