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#3301 vantheman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1140 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Be patient. Two of my trade-ins were stuck in "Not Yet Received" for almost a week after they had been received (according to the tracking info) and then I received an email saying they had been processed. So someone just forgot to change the status to "Processing" and the same might be the case for yours.

I'm definitely up for tallying up my profit once I'm done with all my trades (still have ~$100 worth remaining ;)). Also, the Nuclear Strike I submitted was just processed for $29.85. :D

Yeah, I just contacted customer service, and they told me it is processing, but on my account it still says not yet received so who knows.

#3302 mousebites   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   587 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:45 PM

I'm still waiting. one got approved for 30 today no problem. but waiting on two other games for a 49 dollar total. hope it goes through. those two games are processing

#3303 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5066 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

I got mine back and at least they are the same ones I sent out. The boxes are little banged up.

#3304 chicagocubsfan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Got full credit for all of my Gamecube games.

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#3305 JUSTSULTAN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

Maybe im a glutton for punishment but im enjoying the wait to see what all will be accepted or not. I like hearing everyones thought on the matter and successes and failures and so much more, at least thats how i see it. Its always a new experience that i have with the CAG community and this one is a trip! I initial put 120 in after reading this thread and so far ive had 2 rejections for no manual which i know is bs because i purchased everything the same day and everything was mint, but i have netted 325 so far and would be good with that . But a part of the thrill is the hope the more goes thru! Either way i will have a little extra money for the holidays.Thanks to whomever(looked thru to no avail) discovered this jewel of a deal and thanks CAG and best of luck!

#3306 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   6522 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:49 AM

I think I'm royally fucked. 3 of my packages are in processing and one of my packages didn't even make it out of my state. On the tracking page it says "Shipment damaged and will not be delivered." I mailed all 4 packages together at the same time at a UPS store.

What should I do? It had $90 worth of games (Technically I was only going to get $63 because it was 3 cart only gameboy games).

Should I call UPS or Amazon or go to the UPS store or just wait hoping I might someday get my "damaged" package back?

#3307 ragingst0rm6   Savior, Conquerer, Hero, Villain. CAGiversary!   2114 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

I think I'm royally fucked. 3 of my packages are in processing and one of my packages didn't even make it out of my state. On the tracking page it says "Shipment damaged and will not be delivered." I mailed all 4 packages together at the same time at a UPS store.

What should I do? It had $90 worth of games (Technically I was only going to get $63 because it was 3 cart only gameboy games).

Should I call UPS or Amazon or go to the UPS store or just wait hoping I might someday get my "damaged" package back?


Wow, that's really weird. How were they all packaged? (boxes/envelopes?)

#3308 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   6522 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

Wow, that's really weird. How were they all packaged? (boxes/envelopes?)


Wrapped and bubble wrap and put into large ziplock bag with packing slip and then put in a little Amazon cardboard box.

It makes no damn sense. The package got damaged somewhere within 3 hours driving distance from my home. I'm upset and not sure what to do at this point.

#3309 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:10 AM

6 trades (2 sent in late)
all delivered and paid in the last 2 days...:bouncy:

Most were in great shape and none were marked to allow downgrade...

One GBA for $30 but I sent in the complete boxed edition...
and one was a beat to hell Doom (scratched/covers torn off manual/ case with holes) that still got $30 (thanks pete)

sad I didn't get my act together and send in more...

about $275 total... mostly gamecube
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#3310 rioskenny   Senpai CAGiversary!   298 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:33 AM

it is me or now there are not so many 15-30$ trades anymore? :/

#3311 ragingst0rm6   Savior, Conquerer, Hero, Villain. CAGiversary!   2114 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:34 AM

Wrapped and bubble wrap and put into large ziplock bag with packing slip and then put in a little Amazon cardboard box.

It makes no damn sense. The package got damaged somewhere within 3 hours driving distance from my home. I'm upset and not sure what to do at this point.


Better contact UPS to see what can be done. Logically, the damaged one should be returned back to you, but it sounds like it's been some time since the damage occurred?

Also, aren't UPS packages all covered by $100 insurance automatically? Maybe that's something to look into as well.

#3312 Mikocouch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   928 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:35 AM

it is me or now there are not so many 15-30$ trades anymore? :/

lol

#3313 ponn01   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:07 AM

Yes those won't work. All old labels, even ones within the normal printing time limit won't work for me, only new ones I do today. I tried it on explorer and chrome.


So yea, what is the workaround for this? Can I use an old packing slip with a new UPS label then? I have a trade in I want to ship tomorrow but I can't create a new transaction because a couple of the items have dropped in value.

#3314 suko_32   (soo-koh-32) - noun CAGiversary!   6475 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:17 AM

Well, they accepted my Super Street Fighter 2 SNES for 30 so all my trades were accepted.
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#3315 MildObstruction   I'd be happy if they simply reintroduced The Last Guardian CAGiversary!   12064 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:23 AM

Wrapped and bubble wrap and put into large ziplock bag with packing slip and then put in a little Amazon cardboard box.

It makes no damn sense. The package got damaged somewhere within 3 hours driving distance from my home. I'm upset and not sure what to do at this point.


If I remember right with a damaged or undelivered shipment if you contact amazon they'll have you wait the requisite 25 days or whatever and then they'll either pay out or try to get you to work with ups. I'd get the ball rolling now though.

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#3316 QSilverTwo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:37 AM

So yea, what is the workaround for this? Can I use an old packing slip with a new UPS label then? I have a trade in I want to ship tomorrow but I can't create a new transaction because a couple of the items have dropped in value.


That should be fine as it is what I did yesterday. Since you're shipping out past the 7 days anyway, it's not like the correct/original tracking number for your trade-in will do any good with regards to evidence if your trade happens to expire before being processed. So, yes, just be sure to include the original packing slip with the all important, trade-in specific bar code!

#3317 Eggplant_Wizard   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1390 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

I couldn't get a label to print, but clicking on the add another label button worked.

#3318 Devil May Cry   Witty remark CAGiversary!   2767 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

My roommate just came up to me and gave me back some N64 games I let him borrow a long time ago. Totally forgot about them. Goldeneye was one of them :cry:

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#3319 ckc4043   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1939 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Does amazon accept chipped but playable disc

#3320 ProfessorStotch   Bring on the Wolves! CAGiversary!   11492 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

Woot! Earthbound is $30! Luckily I still have the box and guide so I should get full credit.

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#3321 io   ... Super Moderators   23447 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

Woot! Earthbound is $30! Luckily I still have the box and guide so I should get full credit.


While that may seem silly (I assume you are joking) we should all be glad they have that $30 maximum implemented for most games. Their automatic pricing system used to come up with completely wacky values ($60-$200 or more) for games when they were high-priced on the Amazon Marketplace but weren't necessarily worth much anywhere else. They were way more likely to reject stuff for bogus reasons when that was the case. At least with a lot of these recent "glitched" games $30 isn't too far off the real value and that's why most of them have been accepted.

#3322 Devil May Cry   Witty remark CAGiversary!   2767 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Not really the right place to ask this, but you guys all seem to know Amazon policies pretty well. Is there any way to cash out my gift card balance? I'm trying to save for something (that I can't buy on Amazon) and I'd prefer to have that in my savings. I just can't find any decent way to do it besides buying GS gift cards and selling them. Anybody know some tricks?

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#3323 Arakias   Inferior Potassium CAGiversary!   3621 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

^ Nope! Unless you buy items you then resell for cash.

#3324 myka22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

Woot! Earthbound is $30! Luckily I still have the box and guide so I should get full credit.


You can't be serious, you could sell that for like $200.

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#3325 Vigilante   Kept You Waiting, Huh? CAGiversary!   26969 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Woot! Earthbound is $30! Luckily I still have the box and guide so I should get full credit.

Hey:

You can't be serious, you could sell that for like $200.

^The man speaks the truth.

...Of course, I could take it off your hands for $40...:lol:

On-topic, I'm getting worried about the cart-only Cabela's Big Game Hunter (GBA) that's still "Processing" because four days from now (10/10) marks 25 days from when I created the trade-in transaction, and it's been sitting at AFS for 10 days now (according to the tracker). I doubt they'll process anything over the weekend and Columbus Day is on Monday, so there's really only one business day on which it could go through. I'm contemplating contacting Amazon's CS on Tuesday evening if nothing happens by then.

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#3326 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11091 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hey:

^The man speaks the truth.

...Of course, I could take it off your hands for $40...:lol:

On-topic, I'm getting worried about the cart-only Cabela's Big Game Hunter (GBA) that's still "Processing" because four days from now (10/10) marks 25 days from when I created the trade-in transaction, and it's been sitting at AFS for 10 days now (according to the tracker). I doubt they'll process anything over the weekend and Columbus Day is on Monday, so there's really only one business day on which it could go through. I'm contemplating contacting Amazon's CS on Tuesday evening if nothing happens by then.


My copy got returned as wrong item. It was in my first batch of rejections.


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#3327 Vigilante   Kept You Waiting, Huh? CAGiversary!   26969 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

My copy got returned as wrong item. It was in my first batch of rejections.


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Well, that doesn't exactly fill me with hope. :cry:

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#3328 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   7371 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

yeah iv got that earthbound complete also. $30 is way low. i still havnt even scratched the sheet of scratch n sniff cards. real authentic smells ;)

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#3329 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11091 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I'm getting depressed looking at my pic. That is $135+ in credit I missed out on. Not counting the PSone ($60 minimum) and power rangers ($25+), pokemon stadium, and whatever else they are returning. :cry:

#3330 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   9958 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Not really the right place to ask this, but you guys all seem to know Amazon policies pretty well. Is there any way to cash out my gift card balance? I'm trying to save for something (that I can't buy on Amazon) and I'd prefer to have that in my savings. I just can't find any decent way to do it besides buying GS gift cards and selling them. Anybody know some tricks?

My plan is using the credit on Wii U system(s), should Amazon wind up selling them. WORSE case scenario is you break even, I can't imagine them selling less than MSRP. Hopefully they're in demand and you can make a little cheddar on top.