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Wal-Mart will accept Video Game Trade-Ins starting March 26

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#1 JamesKelly09

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:21 AM

Wal-Mart announced today that it will begin accepting video game software trade-ins at 3,100 stores nationwide on March 26.

 

 

Here's how Wal-Mart's used-game program works:

  • Customers bring their working video games, in the original packaging, to the electronics department.
  • Associates scan the UPC code on the case and evaluate the game for obvious damage such as deep scratches or cracks.
  • The customer is then provided with a trade-in value for each game to accept.
  • The total value accepted by the customer is awarded immediately and can be applied at checkout in a Walmart store or Sam’s Club, or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com

 

 

 

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

And here...we...go.

 

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#3 T1NY

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

oh man, I wonder if this will be like Target's trade in plan mistake like last year.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

oh man, I wonder if this will be like Target's trade in plan mistake like last year.

what happened?


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

So, you flippers are going to have a celebration party tonight with strippers and stuff?


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#6 SgtWiggles

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

Great, now I can get .50 cents for my copy of Titanfall!


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

in before arguments about return fraud



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

Here's the issues WM has to overcome:

 

No cash- lots of GS's trades come from people wanting cash, one of the reasons Target, BB, and TRU trade programs didn't take off. Argument can be made that WM GC is as good as cash, but isn't a Target one as well? Lots of those cash trades are for gas money (yes GS has Shell GC but not all areas have Shell stations and many cash trades are under $25.)

 

Actually selling the games they take in- You have to make money by selling the games taken in. How many times has the used price of a game at BB been more than the new cost? How about the selection of used games at TRU or Target? Also no rewards program at Walmart.

 

Condition of the games- GS will take any game in as long as it's not cracked. How will WM handle that? Will they have a return policy, unlike their current used game sales where there's no returns? GS's return policy is one of the best for used games (7 day satisfaction, 30 days defective.)

 

Pricing the TIV correctly- What happens if Walmart gives stupid amounts of credit for games they won't be able to resell to profit from? What if GS values are greater, as they generally are than BB's outside of BB's 100% bonus weeks?

 

Employee education- Yeah there's lots of bad GS locations, but even the bad GS's are generally better than Walmart. I've tried to buy stuff at WM in Electronics and just get blank stares. Also what about games w/o serial numbers or games with special serial numbers that are a retailer exclusive like the Target exclusive Square Enix Steelbook games? With as few staffers as WM puts in Electronics, can you imagine the holdups when trades are introduced?

 

Just some things to think about before all of CAG declares GS dead.


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#9 Wario64

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:29 AM

You can look at values now if you search for games

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

You can look at values now if you search for games

 

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Doesn't work when you click the gaming link, it's currently dead.


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#11 Vigilante

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

You can look at values now if you search for games

 

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Nope, I just get an error when I click on "Gaming".


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#12 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:31 AM

And here...we...go.

 

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It only takes one epic mix up.

 

So, you flippers are going to have a celebration party tonight with strippers and stuff?

 

More of a pre-banning party.

 

Just some things to think about before all of CAG declares GS dead.

 

I don't think anyone was going to do that.  Other than BBY for the last few months and the sporadic mistake/crazy promotion the value just isn't there in trading to these other non-game stores that are just trying to get in on the action.  That or they go so hard in the other direction that they're a shooting star and swing back to the other extreme.


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#13 ThatOneGuyWho

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:31 AM

Guess this will work for me like how I trade in games to BB.

 

Go in. Trade game. Get Walmart GC. Buy Visa or Amazon GC. Make out a winner.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

http://abcnews.go.co...stores-22950482

 

"In a call with journalists, Wal-Mart executives said CE Exchange, the company that partnered with them on their trade-in program for smartphones and tablets launched in the fall, will also be in charge of the new video game program.

The value for each trade-in video game will vary by the title, console and age of the game. The amount will range from just a few dollars for older games to $35 and more for newer ones."

 

I assume, or hope http://cexchange.com...ng/default.aspx have diff deals and programs with different partners. because their partner Radio Shack offers 16.5 for titanfall so if walmart dont offer something better or some kind of bonus, it's gonna be an epic fail


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:33 AM

SAMS CLUB SHOPPING SPREE

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#16 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:33 AM

Nope, I just get an error when I click on "Gaming".

 

Working now.

 

Edit- OMG SO BAD IT'S HILARIOUS.


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#17 Wario64

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:34 AM

Nope, I just get an error when I click on "Gaming".

 You have to search for the specific game itself



#18 Rozz

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:35 AM

Any good Gamestop to Best Buy to Amazon to Walmart flips?



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:35 AM

Those values suck. Paging SadPanda99 to do his magic.



#20 PancakesAreLove

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:35 AM

Just checked some trade in for some games and I am definitely trading some of my games over there.

 

Killzone Mercenary is $23.06, paid $20 gs credit for it. 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

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deadrising 3 $38!!

thief $36.96


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#22 RaysGame

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

Skyward Sword $30.80

Not bad...



#23 kickrockz713

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:37 AM

Any good Gamestop to Best Buy to Amazon to Walmart flips?

Then we need to flip back Walmart to BB to Amazon. Sorry Gamestop

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:37 AM

Doesn't work when you click the gaming link, it's currently dead.

 

 

Nope, I just get an error when I click on "Gaming".

 

You need to search by the search bar at the top.

 

 

$2.25 for Steel Diver...that's actually more than I was expecting.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:37 AM

Is $23.10 for NSMB (:ds:) good? :???:


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#26 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:37 AM

The values are all over the place.  Like a game on Xone and PS4 will vary by $20.  There's a couple next gens that are nearly $40 but their system is such a pain in the ass, even worse than Target's.


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#27 ThatOneGuyWho

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:38 AM

Most of the values are crap but some of the newer games are good. Dead Rising 3 is $38 TIV.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:40 AM

Can get $38 for my Dead Rising 3 which is pretty tempting now that I am done with the game.  This could be a very good thing or a very bad thing.  I know I fear it some because of the quality of worker at my local Walmart.  Our electronics department literally knows NOTHING about gaming.  



#29 MSUHitman

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

Thief on PS4 is $8 less than what GS gives for it. Much like BB it's going to be hit or miss if WM has better base TIV than GS, but problem is Walmart won't do promotions like BB does to make up for any differences.


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#30 wreckemtexastech

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

This is going to be an efffing nightmare... have you SEEN the employees / grunts that work at walmart? They make gamestop employees look like scholars!


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