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Amazon Trade-In Special: Trade in 4, get bonus $20 off select new releases


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17053 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:40 AM

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Trade in any 4 games, get a bonus $20 off a select new release

Trade in any 2 games, get a bonus $10 off a select new release

Trade in any four games through Amazon.com's Video Games Trade-In store before April 12, 2009 and in addition to your Amazon.com Gift Card, you'll receive $20 off a select new release title in the Video Games store. Don't have 4 games you want to trade in? Trade in any two games before April 12, 2009 and you'll receive $10 off a select new release.



#2 Shady3011   Suit Up CAGiversary!   2856 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:54 AM

I'm liking the promotions Amazon is doing with these trade-ins. Even though it won't put GS out of business, they can put a dent in it if it does catch on.

#3 Hydro2Oxide   Shazbot! CAGiversary!   4769 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:06 AM

Not bad considering you could trade in 4 dumpy sports games that are worth > 1$

#4 Sharp Katana   Chillin like a villain CAGiversary!   4278 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:19 AM

this is pretty sweet. if you could find 4 crappy games to trade in. The only catch is they have to be worth $10 or more according to amazon's trade in.

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#5 chrisnsally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3885 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:43 AM

Shipment has to be $10 or more...don't think the individual games do (probably to cover the free shipping)...

They're just trying to bulk up their inventory fast, is my guess.

#6 snakelda   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1944 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

So you get an Amazon gift card credit for the 4 games and a bonus $20 off?

#7 lorne   Sweeping the Ruins CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

Games must be in good condition and your trade-in shipment valued at $10 or more.
Free Shipping. Print a shipping label and packing slip, package your games, and ship them.
An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of games.
-Qualifying customers will be emailed their coupon code within 30 days after the promotion period has ended.

Participating titles

PS3

Resident Evil 5 $53.99
Killzone 2 Click here to see our price($52.99)
MLB '09 $56.99
Street Fighter IV $59.99
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection $27.99
Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition $89.99
Tom Clancy's HAWX $56.99
Fear 2: Project Origin $43.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $44.99
Skate 2 $56.99

Xbox 360
Halo Wars Limited $79.99
Resident Evil 5 $53.99
Halo Wars Click here to see our price($52.99)
Street Fighter IV Click here to see our ($53.99)
Major League Baseball 2K9Click here ($39.99)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope $56.99
Tom Clancy's HAWX $44.99
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection $27.99
Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition $89.99
Fear 2: Project Origin $43.99

Wii
MadWorld $44.99
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis $27.99
We Ski and Snowboard $36.99
NASCAR Kart Racing $36.99
House of the Dead: Overkill $46.99
Sonic and the Black Knight $46.99
New Play Control! Pikmin $29.99
Deadly Creatures $46.99
Rock Band 2 $39.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $46.99

DS
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon $27.99
Phineas and Ferb DS $27.99
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Click ($29.99)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly $36.99
Suikoden Tierkreis $34.99
Scrabble $27.99
Puzzle Quest Galactrix $27.99
Jumble Madness $19.99
Personal Trainer: Math $19.99
Retro Game Challenge $27.99

PSP
MLB '09 $36.99
Phantasy Star Portable $36.99
LocoRoco 2 $19.99
Star Ocean: Second Evolution $36.99
Resistance: Retribution $36.99
Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? $36.99
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance $27.99
DJ Max Fever $36.99
Scrabble $27.99
Air Conflicts: (Available for Pre-order) $27.99

PS2

MLB '09 $27.99
King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match $19.88
Tomb Raider: Underworld $29.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $19.99
Rock Band 2 $49.99
Spongebob Square Pants Happy Squared Double Pack$19.99
Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle $29.99
Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 $19.99
Trivial Pursuit $29.99
Coraline $29.99

#8 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:02 AM

An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of games.
-Qualifying customers will be emailed their coupon code within 30 days after the promotion period has ended.

Participating titles

PS3

Resident Evil 5 $53.99
Killzone 2 Click here to see our price($52.99)
MLB '09 $56.99
Street Fighter IV $59.99
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection $27.99
Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition $89.99
Tom Clancy's HAWX $56.99
Fear 2: Project Origin $43.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $44.99
Skate 2 $56.99

Xbox 360
Halo Wars Limited $79.99
Resident Evil 5 $53.99
Halo Wars Click here to see our price($52.99)
Street Fighter IV Click here to see our ($53.99)
Major League Baseball 2K9Click here ($39.99)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope $56.99
Tom Clancy's HAWX $44.99
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection $27.99
Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition $89.99
Fear 2: Project Origin $43.99

Wii
MadWorld $44.99
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis $27.99
We Ski and Snowboard $36.99
NASCAR Kart Racing $36.99
House of the Dead: Overkill $46.99
Sonic and the Black Knight $46.99
New Play Control! Pikmin $29.99
Deadly Creatures $46.99
Rock Band 2 $39.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $46.99

DS
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon $27.99
Phineas and Ferb DS $27.99
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Click ($29.99)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly $36.99
Suikoden Tierkreis $34.99
Scrabble $27.99
Puzzle Quest Galactrix $27.99
Jumble Madness $19.99
Personal Trainer: Math $19.99
Retro Game Challenge $27.99

PSP
MLB '09 $36.99
Phantasy Star Portable $36.99
LocoRoco 2 $19.99
Star Ocean: Second Evolution $36.99
Resistance: Retribution $36.99
Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? $36.99
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance $27.99
DJ Max Fever $36.99
Scrabble $27.99
Air Conflicts: (Available for Pre-order) $27.99

PS2

MLB '09 $27.99
King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match $19.88
Tomb Raider: Underworld $29.99
Major League Baseball 2K9 $19.99
Rock Band 2 $49.99
Spongebob Square Pants Happy Squared Double Pack$19.99
Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle $29.99
Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 $19.99
Trivial Pursuit $29.99
Coraline $29.99

So this means that some of these games will end up being free.

For example: MLB 2K9 would be free if you trade in 4 games since they take off 20 bucks.
Never settle for full price unless you have no other choice. ;)

#9 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:20 AM

Kind of lame they'd limit the selection but the promotion itself isn't bad, especially when they pay the shipping. I didn't know they did that.

#10 Hydro2Oxide   Shazbot! CAGiversary!   4769 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

Bullshit. No PC games?

#11 sunnysky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1585 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

wow, fable 2 only has an $8 trade in value.
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#12 thehoweller   IllegalCouponPrinter CAGiversary!   1266 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

Just thought of a damned good way to exploit this one.

Buy cheap games at places like K-Mart for $5 each...Trade them in for the same amount.

Bingo, 20 bucks off of a new game.

For instance, I could buy 4 copies of The Godfather for $20 bucks, ship them in for $30 trade-in credit...Then with the 20 dollars off of a new game, I'd get Resident Evil 5 for $23...Not bad if you think about it :)


I may actually do this...I'll go for a New copy of the Limited Edition Halo Wars :)
Hell, the map pack alone's going to be worth 10 bucks in a couple weeks.

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#13 thehoweller   IllegalCouponPrinter CAGiversary!   1266 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:38 AM

Here's a kick to the nuts...Sorry about the repost

"Qualifying customers will be emailed their coupon code within 30 days after the promotion period has ended." I believe that means that we'll only receive the coupon code sometime in April, which kinda sucks...

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#14 lolmister   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:54 AM

Damn it, I have 3 games I can trade in but every other game that I'm willing to trade they don't accept. Guess I'll have to beg one of my friends for one of their old games or buy a cheap one.

#15 INSANE CANES   Gun and Snake trader CAGiversary!   1803 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for the heads up

#16 danh920   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1341 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

whats up with the lost and the damned, can I just send them my used card with box?

#17 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26988 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

Just thought of a damned good way to exploit this one.

Buy cheap games at places like K-Mart for $5 each...Trade them in for the same amount.

Bingo, 20 bucks off of a new game.

For instance, I could buy 4 copies of The Godfather for $20 bucks, ship them in for $30 trade-in credit...Then with the 20 dollars off of a new game, I'd get Resident Evil 5 for $23...Not bad if you think about it :)


I may actually do this...I'll go for a New copy of the Limited Edition Halo Wars :)
Hell, the map pack alone's going to be worth 10 bucks in a couple weeks.


i dont think that is that good of a deal really...

Cost 20 you get 50 in credit and that IS if they would allow you to trade 4 of the same game
WOOOO I STINK

#18 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26988 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:25 PM

also remember it sounds like you get


the price of the trades in and then just 20 of certain games..... so mostly its trade 4 games in get 1 free
WOOOO I STINK

#19 benjamouth   Thanks Larry Davis for the sig !! CAGiversary!   7176 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:44 PM

Yeah this deal seems ok on the face of it, but then you start checking the TIV of games and find there's a load they don't accept.

I'll do it if I can get 4 games that they'll take.

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#20 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   12484 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:57 PM

i dont think that is that good of a deal really...

Cost 20 you get 50 in credit and that IS if they would allow you to trade 4 of the same game


u should call them

#21 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

wow, fable 2 only has an $8 trade in value.


:rofl:

Wow. And I thought Gamestop was bad.



#22 stuffedmonkey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

Yeah - I went to take a look at the deal, and all the trade values were horrible. Trying to see if I can find some junk games to dump on them.


Hmmm. Hehe they take used Rock Band track pack disks I see........... That way I don't have to feel bad about ebaying them sans code.

#23 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3392 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:11 PM

wow, the trade-in value of game drops in real-time. Two of the games I was going to send are already down $1.25.

#24 Nirron   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1182 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

Here's a kick to the nuts...Sorry about the repost

"Qualifying customers will be emailed their coupon code within 30 days after the promotion period has ended." I believe that means that we'll only receive the coupon code sometime in April, which kinda sucks...


Well, that's going to vary big time. The same disclaimer was on their 10% off games thing if you traded in before something like Mar 20th, and I ended up getting mine the day after they received my shipment. It seems to just be an umbrella thing in case something happens and they lose your order.

On topic, definitely gonna bite on this. Grabbing HotD: Overkill for $27 or GTA: Chinatown for $10 is too good to pass up.

#25 RobnessMonster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   233 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:42 PM

Anyone know if it would be worth it to trade in Halo Wars: Limited edition with this deal? If I did, it would be part of a 4-game trade in...

#26 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:47 PM

at least they're trying something

#27 Tom Ato   Vine Ripened CAGiversary!   758 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:30 PM

Not to bash this deal specifically, but Amazon refused two of my trade-ins claiming that the "disc was missing." I'm 100% positive that all games were complete when I sent them. They are planning on returning the two missing disc games and they better not be missing the game.
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#28 Caliburn   is Not E. CAGiversary!   1667 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:37 PM

Not to bash this deal specifically, but Amazon refused two of my trade-ins claiming that the "disc was missing." I'm 100% positive that all games were complete when I sent them. They are planning on returning the two missing disc games and they better not be missing the game.


Maybe the disc dislodged during transit and slipped into the instruction manual, and they hadn't bothered to look there? Just a theory...

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#29 xplocvo   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   393 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:56 PM

Hmm, they have Eye of Judgment listed for $8 trade-in value but it doesn't specify if the camera is required as part of the trade. Any chance somebody has traded this in to them and can verify that they accepted the game only?

#30 sliknik27   Lost in the Woods CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:56 PM

I may have to head to GS and grab a few games for this.
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