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#1141 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:55 AM

I had seen some tags on a shelf a couple weeks ago but found none of the guides ,there was about 6 penny tags. I didn't mention it because I tought it was a fluke.One was golden sun ,Mass effect 2 and a few more I can't remember.


Wait, what?

Anyway, I found a couple of copies of Winter 2011 Overload cheat codes at a nearby BB while doing an exchange. The guy was fine with it, he basically told me it wasn't his job to pull them, so he didn't care. 8-)

#1142 MasterSun1   Already Guilty CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:59 AM

Just traded in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions to Amazon for $23+.

#1143 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7085 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

$23? It's tempting, but I only have the one copy. :\

#1144 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Damn. I'll have to go back through my older guides again and dump some that are worth a bit then.

#1145 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49869 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

From an old post:

Here you guys go :D

http://www.amazon.co...23928572&rnid=5

All you have to do is go into Book Trade in, Computer & Technology, Game Guides. That is how I found Star Ocean TLHI and Assassins Creed 1 Artbook :D


Here's the one for FF Tactics: War Of The Lions @ $23.75: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/074400974X/

Five of note still holding its value, plus the AC 1 LE artbook:
ES4 Oblivion GOTY @ $27.76: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0761556273/
Fallout 3 GOTY Hardcover @ $44.94: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0307466582/
Dragon Quest V - Hand Of The Heavenly Bride @ $30.30: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0744010985/
Persona 3 @ $11.25: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0974170097/
Star Ocean - Second Evolution @ $21.30: http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0744010942

Assassin's Creed LE Artbook @ $17.00: http://www.amazon.co.../dp/076155873X/

#1146 MasterSun1   Already Guilty CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

Sell Oblivion GOTY on eBay. I sold the 2 pennied ones I got from Best Buy for $70+ each!

I kept 1 FFT: The War of the Lions in my own personal collection. I went through my entire list and manually searched on them to see if any were worth trading in and that's how I found FFT. Thanks for the link shrike, had no idea it was available to use.

Also, I updated my guide trade list in the Master Trade Forum topic, so check it out.

#1147 MasterSun1   Already Guilty CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

Also, thought I would share a haul I got a month ago for $20:

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#1148 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

Found a new game store that opened up around that takes guides as trade-ins at $1 cash/$1.50 credit flat for any guide. Gonna dump all my worthless ones that have been collecting dust forever.

#1149 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

Found a new game store that opened up around that takes guides as trade-ins at $1 cash/$1.50 credit flat for any guide. Gonna dump all my worthless ones that have been collecting dust forever.


damn, congrats... jealous....

#1150 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19138 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

Found a new game store that opened up around that takes guides as trade-ins at $1 cash/$1.50 credit flat for any guide. Gonna dump all my worthless ones that have been collecting dust forever.


Ration them out. I have a local store that does a similar deal and was able to unload 30-40 guides over a 5-6 week period. I was so glad to get all of that clutter out of the house.

#1151 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:16 AM

Yeah. Definitely ration them out. I tried bringing in my entire mass of dusty guides to the one local shop, which was paying me $1 apiece. They dropped that to $.25 a pop once they saw what I had.:bomb:

Mind ya, most were only worth $1 or so apiece according to eBay and Amazon. So I still decluttered the house while getting rid of shit I had forever.

#1152 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:46 PM

I've been taking 20 each time - got 60 so far out of the house. Today I think i might go for the credit with the next bunch - they have a couple guides i do want. Amazon/ebay prices but nothing out of pocket so i can live with it.

#1153 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:39 PM

Brought in 21 guides today and traded for 2, lol.

Got Assassins Creed Revelations LE (priced at $30) and another guide for $5 to flip for $15. Was short $3.50 worth of credit but the guy said don't worry about it - sweet.

#1154 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19138 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:30 AM

They're willing to take 20 at a time multiple times and front the amount you're short? I want your store.

#1155 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

Struck out at my hidden BB location on vacation (Hilton Head). Ive managed to find remnants of drops every year here while on vacation..but not this year. I was in denial that BB drops were dead until now.

#1156 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

My usual 'hidden'(that's not so hidden) BB that I'd usually score at was en route to Atlantic City down near Philly in a lil town called Springfield. The BB there on the Baltimore Pike was insanely awesome the first time I hit it while going to AC. I think I grabbed something like 60+ guides in one haul. They even had guides from 2-3 years prior but those were ringing up MSRP for some reason.

I haven't been back there lately, but I wonder if things are still good there.

#1157 BeNasty22   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

Sorry if this has been asked before, but do stores such as Meijer, Wal-mart etc. usually penny their guides or is it mostly the Best Buys and Gamestops?

#1158 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:56 PM

Since trading guides has come to a standstill, I listed all my trade fodder guides on CL. Made two transaction so far - 8 guides for $80, and 45 for $260. About half of them were "junk", so not a bad deal for me. Certainly better than rotting in the basement like they've been for years now.

 

The dude who bought 8 actually handed me a stack of guides when i got there and told me to have them since he didn't want anymore. Wound up putting a couple of them in my personal collection, so that was an unexpected treat.



#1159 donut   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3918 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:14 AM

Since trading guides has come to a standstill, I listed all my trade fodder guides on CL. Made two transaction so far - 8 guides for $80, and 45 for $260. About half of them were "junk", so not a bad deal for me. Certainly better than rotting in the basement like they've been for years now.

 

The dude who bought 8 actually handed me a stack of guides when i got there and told me to have them since he didn't want anymore. Wound up putting a couple of them in my personal collection, so that was an unexpected treat.

I'm in the same boat...

May I ask how you composed your ad to sell them for that much?



#1160 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:03 AM

Basically just listed them all and said create your own bundle, send me an offer, no lowballs



#1161 Hemi   One with the never-ending backlog. CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

Basically just listed them all and said create your own bundle, send me an offer, no lowballs

I love how you bumped the super ancient topic that still has a certain SOMEONES post at the top of the page (who is credited with killing the guides at Bestbuy atleast).