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Amazon Starts Video Game Trade-Ins - Get 10% Off a Future Gaming Purchase


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17064 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:11 AM

Looks like Amazon is following Toys R Us in testing out the used video game business. As part of their service launch, until March 19th, receive 10% off a future single game or accessory purchase when you trade-in a game.

Amazon Video Game Trade-in Page

1) Games must be undamaged with manual and original case and be postmarked no later than 7 days after submission.

2) Print a pre-paid shipping label (provided free by Amazon) and packing slip, package your games, and ship them to Amazon.

3) An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of games

CAG Shipwreck has discovered that the games are actually being purchased by a third-party merchant called NorAm International. NorAm seems to mainly deal in media sales (mostly books, DVDs, and CDs) through online storefronts on both Amazon and Half.com.

Edited by CheapyD, 05 March 2009 - 09:40 PM.


#2 Master Shake   I AM IMMORTAL! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:15 AM

Holy crap.

#3 ticalmc2k2   Jedi Master CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:16 AM

You said it Master Shake. This could be amazing.

#4 ticalmc2k2   Jedi Master CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

Gamestop is gonna sh*t their pants.

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#5 dan13l858   R.I.P. Guru CAGiversary!   830 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

Wow, this is going be bad for me. lol

#6 Master Shake   I AM IMMORTAL! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:19 AM

I was surprised about Toys'r'us but this could be great. 10% off a game plus the credit seems worth it to me.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:19 AM

The values look like ****.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

O_O... wow...

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

The prices are pretty similar to GS, but what I am interested in is how much Amazon is going to sell these for...finally a good alternative to eBay/GS!

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

Their tivs aren't more than GS. I wonder what the prices are. It's cool that you can spend the credit on more than videogames though.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

They're paying $8 for NHL hitz 2003 on gamecube (which is $1.99 at gamestop). I got some gamecube and ps2 games I wanna dump here, should cover a couple of new releases at least.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

Wow, I think that amazon might pull a great deal out every once in a while as things don't look very good or diff. from other tiv's.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

I dunno... I guess I could try it out with Too Human.

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#14 Master Shake   I AM IMMORTAL! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:23 AM

My question is are they actually going to check the games that they get before they're sold.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:23 AM

Hm...very interesting.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:24 AM

No trade in for Blue Dragon? Only shows the DS version.

#17 Kingfalcon   Look at what you did! CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:25 AM

This is exciting news. Not only will this put pressure on Gamestop, but this is going to be a huge story = more exposure for CAG.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

might be useful

but really, trading in games is still the worst way to sell games that have a value over $10

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

well at least u know their markup...

as of now.. i personally think the values are pretty bad.. especially considering u have to buy bubble wrap + shipping + Dc to cover ur but
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

you could just sell the games in amazon's marketplace yourself and get more $.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:28 AM

uh...can't say I saw this coming.
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#22 killabeez22   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   26 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:28 AM

Exciting news, but have any of you taken a look at some of Amazon's trade-in prices on their games? Street Fighter 4 for $26.50? Call of Duty 4 for $13? It's probably worse than Gamestop's trade-in value. I know I'm stating the obvious, but if you're going to sell through Amazon, you're better off putting the game up for sale as a third party seller.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:30 AM

well at least u know their markup...

as of now.. i personally think the values are pretty bad.. especially considering u have to buy bubble wrap + shipping + Dc to cover ur but


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#24 WuGgaRoO   Custom Title! CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:31 AM

one thing i do like is that this creates potential competition with gamestop
THUMBS UP though for the "we need manual, case, etc".... i am a completist... so i will defiantly be buying off this site without hesistation
Also... i think shipping should be included
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#25 Master Shake   I AM IMMORTAL! CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

as of now.. i personally think the values are pretty bad.. especially considering u have to buy bubble wrap + shipping + Dc to cover ur but

Shipping is free but the credit offered doesn't look that great.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:35 AM

wow, developers aren't gonna like this one bit

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:35 AM

hmm wonder what their buy back price range is gonna be.

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Eww not so great. Blockbuster still has the best trade in values imo!
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

im gonna try this on the force unleashed PS3 copy i got for 14.99 from gamefly. it is going for 17.00 on amazon and that doesnt include the 10% off future purchase.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:45 AM

This could be epic if they sell these at decent prices too!
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#30 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:52 AM

Meh. Went to check Call of Duty 4 and the price was horrible.

I don't use Gamestop in the first place and selling straight to someone else makes more money.