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#1 Rockabye

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

(Apologies in advance if this is threaded elsewhere; a couple searches turned up nothing.)

 

I had no idea that Target accepted trade-ins of electronics, games included, before today, but I swung by my local Target and saw an ad in the story (that I neglected to snap a pic of) and then looked it up online.

 

Lo and behold, there's a Target trade-in program. The interface is clunky, and not gonna yield TIVs all that easily, but it appears that Target accepts 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, Xbox, PS2, PS, DS, Vita, and PSP games -- because the program's powered by NextWorth (much more searchable interface, FYI), which buys the games.

 

You're not going to get a lot for them, especially the older games (I nosed around a little), but this might well be a sign that Target actually wants to compete in the secondary market. And, if this is important, you apparently are getting cash, not credit, for the games.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:14 AM

They have been doing so for awhile. Im guessing you missed the trade ANY 2 games get $20 off promotion last year. Was a blast buying $0.50 games and gettting $20 off. Haha.


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#3 Waggles

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:15 AM

It's been around for, what, a year now? Longer maybe? Nobody talks about it because it's a joke; they have never had one good trade value, let alone a flip. A nice effort, OP, but I wouldn't waste more time looking over their values if I were you.



#4 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:17 AM

They have been doing so for awhile. Im guessing you missed the trade ANY 2 games get $20 off promotion last year. Was a blast buying $0.50 games and gettting $20 off. Haha.

 

Too bad that's never coming back.


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#5 27526343157187946075

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:18 AM

It's been around for, what, a year now? Longer maybe? Nobody talks about it because it's a joke; they have never had one good trade value, let alone a flip. A nice effort, OP, but I wouldn't waste more time looking over their values if I were you.


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Disc cracked or badly scratched?
[_] Yes
[X] No

Original Artwork included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

Original Case included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

We'll Pay: $8.85
I think joke is an understatement.

#6 Rockabye

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:27 AM

They have been doing so for awhile. Im guessing you missed the trade ANY 2 games get $20 off promotion last year. Was a blast buying $0.50 games and gettting $20 off. Haha.

 

I very much missed this, yes. Ha!

 

It's been around for, what, a year now? Longer maybe? Nobody talks about it because it's a joke; they have never had one good trade value, let alone a flip. A nice effort, OP, but I wouldn't waste more time looking over their values if I were you.

 

A little more Googling says Target's had something since either 2010 or 2011, but the NextWorth integration looks new. I'd never seen an ad in a Target before tonight, though, and I guess dropping things off at a Target could be more convenient than mailing them? (This ain't Convenient Ass Gamer, obviously.)

 

Also, because this is something I think of, part of the reason for the thread was that I know RED Card cardholders get 5% off, and was thinking that, if this gave Target credit, it might help ... but the values suck, so whatever.



#7 Darby27

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

They'll give $1.04 for a disc only copy of Madden 2001 for PS2.

 

Might be some gems in there after all!

 

EDIT: $4.17 for a disc only copy of MVP Baseball 06 for PS2

 

EDIT2: Madden 2004 PS1 gets $6.80 with the case/manual.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

They'll give $1.04 for a disc only copy of Madden 2001 for PS2.

 

Might be some gems in there after all!

 

EDIT: $4.17 for a disc only copy of MVP Baseball 06 for PS2

 

EDIT2: Madden 2004 PS1 gets $6.80 with the case/manual.

i swear i saw a madden 2004 somewhere, i believe it had eddie george on the cover, now where was that at...



#9 SEGAMew

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

This has potential.



#10 redreflect

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

They have been doing so for awhile. Im guessing you missed the trade ANY 2 games get $20 off promotion last year. Was a blast buying $0.50 games and gettting $20 off. Haha.

Man that was such a great deal! I traded in my copies of Sneak King and Big Bumpin' and ended up getting Portal 2 for $9.99 brand spankin' new.


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#11 BrolyB593

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:54 PM

Yeah it is a complete joke. It has been around for at LEAST two years now.

 

I actually worked at Target Mobile for a brief time and I don't think a single person ever traded anything in once they heard the values. I would always just have to warn them before hand and then I referred them to Gamestop half the time haha



#12 SEGAMew

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:27 PM

I'm going to send them this (half of them are complete copies believe it or not):


Trade-in Cart
Item     Value     
    NBA 2K3 (PS2)     $1.05
    NCAA Football 2003 (Xbox)     $2.33
    MLB 2000 (PlayStation)     $8.02
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (PlayStation)     $2.79
    NCAA March Madness 2004 (PS2)     $8.24
    MX Unleashed (PS2)     $11.13
    Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding (Xbox)     $2.50
    MVP NCAA Baseball 06 (PS2)     $4.17
    Mort the Chicken (PlayStation)     $12.80
    Grand Tour Racing 98 (PlayStation)     $4.37
    Madden NFL 2004 (PlayStation)     $6.81
    Triple Play 97 (PlayStation)     $7.09
    Cool Boarders 3 (PlayStation)     $3.64
    NFL Fever 2002 (Xbox)     $5.14
    NBA Live 2002 (Xbox)     $1.05
    Exhibition (Xbox)     $3.07
    MLB '98 (PlayStation)     $12.80
    Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (PlayStation)     $2.50
    PGA Tour 98 (PlayStation)     $1.04
Total: $100.54
 
 
I'll let you know how it pans out.
 
 
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#13 Gedemer

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:52 PM

What a joke.

 

DSi XL System in immaculate condition but without charger/box/manual...11$

 

AHAHAHA -.-


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#14 SEGAMew

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

What a joke.

 

DSi XL System in immaculate condition but without charger/box/manual...11$

 

AHAHAHA -.-

 

 

I'll trade you my Mort the Chicken for your DSi XL.



#15 Gedemer

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

 

What a joke.

 

DSi XL System in immaculate condition but without charger/box/manual...11$

 

AHAHAHA -.-

 

 

I'll trade you my Mort the Chicken for your DSi XL.

 

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#16 Sky Ray

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

It's been around for, what, a year now? Longer maybe? Nobody talks about it because it's a joke; they have never had one good trade value, let alone a flip. A nice effort, OP, but I wouldn't waste more time looking over their values if I were you.

Halo 4
Disc cracked or badly scratched?
[_] Yes
[X] No

Original Artwork included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

Original Case included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

We'll Pay: $8.85
I think joke is an understatement.


It doesn't seem too bad, GameStop is about $9 right now, about a $0.15 difference.

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#17 matrix9280

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

Can you sell more than one copy of a game?


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#18 Confucius

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

 

It's been around for, what, a year now? Longer maybe? Nobody talks about it because it's a joke; they have never had one good trade value, let alone a flip. A nice effort, OP, but I wouldn't waste more time looking over their values if I were you.


Halo 4
Disc cracked or badly scratched?
[_] Yes
[X] No

Original Artwork included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

Original Case included?
[X] Yes
[_] No

We'll Pay: $8.85
I think joke is an understatement.

 

 

 Really? You think you should get more?  The game is sub 20 used.    


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#19 klimb22

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Can you sell more than one copy of a game?

Yes, but in a separate order. No limits.

Take SEGAMew's tip and use Nextworth's site to get paid via PayPal (read: real money)

#20 matrix9280

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

 

Can you sell more than one copy of a game?

Yes, but in a separate order. No limits.

Take SEGAMew's tip and use Nextworth's site to get paid via PayPal (read: real money)

 

 

 

What about at Target? Can I go there with a stack of Link's Crossbow Training and get paid?


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#21 Sky Ray

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:20 PM

It doesn't seem too bad, GameStop is about $9 right now, about a $0.15 difference.


Nevermind, GameStop is $8 now, you now gain $.85 at Target now.

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#22 boogie4114

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:21 PM

I think I'll trade in my Tales of Symphonia Gamecube version for $20 since Ebay prices are plummeting due to the announcement of the hd version and will pick up 2 JustDance 3 copies to add as filler for the 3/5/7 promo at Gamestop to have 7 games total instead of 5.



#23 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:28 PM

:xbox: Conker Live and Reloaded $17.38

:xbox: Advent Rising $3.35

:xbox: Breakdown $2.46

:xbox: Psychonauts $3.56

:xbox: Beyond Good and Evil $0.77

:xbox: X-Men Legends (missing artwork) $5.96

:ds: The Rub Rabbits $1.73

:ds: Hotel Dusk $1.22

:ds: Lunar Knights $3.78

 

Could probably get a little more for Conker if I was lucky but it's not exactly crazy uncommon based on the number of copies I can find out there for about that price.  Sadly I held onto Psychonauts and BGE far too long since there was a point where it looked like the prices were just going to keep climbing and now they've tanked to nothing.  Hate to let the last of my Xbox stuff go on one hand, on the other $27 is better than them continuing to sit and collect dust.

 

Edit- Anyone got a referral code they want me to use for NextWorth?  First person to post or PM it, says you get a $10 gift card on the site for getting a friend to trade.


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#24 Gedemer

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

Omg don't bring up Conker

I want a new one sooooooo bad :(

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#25 UNC5052

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:44 PM

Ape Escape is $20.00, but I just can't bring myself to trade it in since there is no digital version or HD collection.



#26 Kazeno Katana

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

Lol 70$ for a perfect condition 3DS XL with original box. What are they smoking?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

Tip #2: Use the actual NextWorth site to get paid in Paypal or check instead of Target Gift card.


Paypal payment method, do they (paypal) take a percentage when nextworth pays you or is it gifted?

#28 aNe

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

GGG mode: This post is not about video games.

I wouldn't dismiss Target's trade-in program so quickly. Yes, this is a videogame-centric website, but you'd be doing yourself a huge disservice by not keeping your eyes out on their trade-in program as a whole. Trade-ins are processed by Target Mobile, whose phone inventory are owned by Target, which means Target control the prices of the phones, which means if the phones aren't priced lower than if you were to get yours directly from your carrier's store, then they're at the very most the same. And sometimes they run insane promotions regarding their trade-in program. For example, for the first two weeks earlier this month, the iPhone 5 was on sale for $149.99 (from $199.99), while the 4S was $49.99 (from $99.99), both if you're either starting up a new 2-year contract, or if you're eligible for an upgrade. The trade-in promotion running concurrently with the sale was this: If you traded in any phone - ANY PHONE - that still turns on, toward the purchase of either the iPhone 4S or the 5, you get $50 on top of the trade-in value of that phone. This means a person can effectively trade in their hand-me-down mother-effin' flip phone, and just so long as it powers up, get $50 plus the trade-in value of said phone, and walk out of the door with a free iPhone 4s and possibly some remaining funds on a Target giftcard, which is what your trade-in is loaded on. And for those who owned a 4S and wanted to upgrade to a 5 (and if their 4S wasn't damaged in any way), they would get ~$235 as the TIV of their 4S, plus another $50 via the promotion, pay $150 for the 5, and leave with a new phone and over $100 left on their giftcard. Not too shabby in my book. For those who may be interested, while the sales are over with and the phones are back up to their normal prices, the $50 promotion is still going on.

And no, I don't work for Target Mobile.

Tl;dr - While Target Mobile's trade-in program may not be the best route to take for your games, they sometimes run crazy deals for other things, so don't so quickly laugh them off as " a joke".

#29 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

So no one has a referral code they want me to use so they can get the bonus?


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#30 aNe

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

So no one has a referral code they want me to use so they can get the bonus?


I considered it, and even made a half-hearted attempt at trying to obtain one, but quickly gave up when I couldn't figure it out in the six minutes that I tried.