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FS:Trade Station Updates: ALL locations LIST + Dedicated Trade website.


#1 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:27 PM

As I picked up my 360 at FS this morning, I noticed this on the EMPLOYEE GETAWAY...the video game trading program is coming 09/15 IT'S A NATION-WIDE ROLLOUT!

you get credit on a card..dunno if its TAX FREE like EB games....NOT!

Trade in Credit can be used on services AND ALL MERCHANDISE! Ipods...macs...ps3...whatever!

FS's formula for trade value:

USED price:
Divided by 2
Minus 10%
=Trade value!!!!

Example:
Mario Galaxy USED 39.99
Divided by 2 =$20!
Minus 10%
Final Value=$18

This is the formula for ALL GAMES! It can be mario galaxy and trade in at the same price as Horsez 3

All Gamecube and XBOX GAMES ARE EXCLUDED!!!

All SPORTS games MUST BE THIS year's OR LAST year's versions.
NO 07 & Prior games accepted!

List of participating locations:

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http://www.futureshop.ca/marketing/usedgames/

Edited by gamer602, 13 October 2008 - 04:16 AM.


#2 magiic   DENNY CRANE! CAGiversary!   5728 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:45 PM

this is going to be such a gongshow. I really dont feel like futureshop knows what they are getting themselves into.

#3 GuardianFlash   The Phenomenal CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:55 PM

Futureshop sells new stuff. Some people walking into a Futureshop seeing used stuff for sale would be kinda weird. It would be like a flea market. They need a special counter just for games so people could trade in games and pre order games etc. It's not like we would walk up to the normal checkout and tell the guy/lady behind the counter that I want to trade in this game how much credits can I get for it. I made that mistake at Blockbuster Video. I thought we could trade in games at all Blockbuster locations lol. It made me look like an idiot.

#4 ikariwarriors   Zang Zip, the War Dog CAGiversary!   778 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:12 AM

this is going to be such a gongshow. I really dont feel like futureshop knows what they are getting themselves into.


I agree completely, and I hope it bombs here. There are more than two times as many EBs to Futureshops here, so there's more than enough competition, and I can't see them dedicat much floorspace to used games.

#5 rmatheso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   137 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

rmatheso

Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:07 AM

I really hope that have a separate counter for trade-ins. The customer service/returns lines are brutal enough, if you have to trade-in your games at that counter, you can forget it.

#6 craig64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   817 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:28 AM

I really hope that have a separate counter for trade-ins. The customer service/returns lines are brutal enough, if you have to trade-in your games at that counter, you can forget it.


Agreed fully. If they don't plan on having a seperate counter I wont even bother. (Not that I really plan to anyways. I've never had an issue with EB really).

#7 bullets898   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

bullets898

Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:41 AM

I agree completely, and I hope it bombs here. There are more than two times as many EBs to Futureshops here, so there's more than enough competition, and I can't see them dedicat much floorspace to used games.



lol, I've got 1 FS and 3 EB's in my area.

#8 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:57 AM

why do you hope it bombs?

#9 Lone_Prodigy  

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:07 AM

The last time I was at FS, they had a separate section for used games. Everything was in a hard plastic case so you couldn't see the condition of the disc and manual, though they only accept complete games for trade. There's also a couple computers there so I assume that's where they will do the trades.

While it's a good idea in practice (and EB needs competition especially in Vancouver), I don't think FS can compete with EB.

#10 Azumangaman  

Azumangaman

Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:21 AM

Honestly, I just hope they have ridiculous prices on crappy games (which they probably will!) and that you can use the credit on anything in the store.
If so, I'm interested as there are lots of games I want that are coming out soon.
I'll probably just stick to EB Trade 3s because they're more convenient.

#11 poiuiu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1507 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:24 AM

Wrong favour for gamers, Futureshop! You're supposed to sell IMPORTS, NOT used games!

#12 Lockescythe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1525 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Lockescythe

Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:36 AM

I wonder how much they will take for Guitar Hero 3 lol.

#13 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:25 PM

in the memo, it also states that the USED game sales in Canada exceeds $80 million dollars, most of which goes to EB games...

#14 Cthulhu8u   That Innsmouth look CAGiversary!   1859 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:13 PM

This will probably bomb if they don't do it right. I'd say trade in as much crap as you can on day one before this idea goes the way of the dodo bird.

#15 GameDeals.ca   Shopkeep CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

GameDeals.ca

Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

If the Broadway location is any indication, the trade-in values will be crap. The ONLY exception to this I found was Guitar Hero 3 (360) was trading in for like $25 when EB was dumping them for $5.

If anyone finds any games that trade in for $35+, please let me know (I need an HDTV).

#16 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

does this mean i should add fs tivs to the list? lol

#17 rickyricardo7   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   35 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:16 AM

I wonder what do they do with all the used games that doesn't sell, I see crap load of used PS2 games at EB all the time, and people don't buy much PS2 games anymore.

#18 Placebo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   999 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:34 AM

@rickyricardo: they just drop the prices until they sell. trust me, drop them to 2.99 or something like that and then advertise and they run out the door like old women that accidently walked in to a gay strip club.

#19 Lone_Prodigy  

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:29 AM

does this mean i should add fs tivs to the list? lol


I think they just use a certain percentage of the retail price for TIVs. Last time I checked, $50 Wii games had $18 TIV. $30 games are around $8.

#20 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:34 PM

that's what popular consensus seemed to be from everywhere i've been reading since this first launched in the calgary stores - there seems to be the odd exception, though. perhaps they apply some type of demographic algorithm (or just look at their sales numbers :P ) and give more for games that fly off the shelf?

#21 squeeky   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

I can't believe the loyalty here for EB / Gamestop. These guys have been making a fortune off of lousy TIVs and high mark-up on used games. Do you think selling a new game for $5 less than retail and giving the gamer squat is fair? They need real competition. I hope this FS thing works out. They claim they pay better than EB and all games also carry a 30 day warranty that they work. Not bad IMO.

#22 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:30 PM

i personally hope this pans out - competition is better for all of us.

#23 game_fanatic   I Heart Ribs CAGiversary!   2556 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

game_fanatic

Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:15 PM

well said squeeky and neksus

#24 Cthulhu8u   That Innsmouth look CAGiversary!   1859 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:32 AM

I'm definitely not anti-competition. I wholeheartedly embrace it, since it helps CAGs like me get a better deal. ;)

I just think FS is coming into the game a bit late, and I doubt their service or prices will stand out over BBV or EBG. Just another "meh" place to try and trade a game no one else will take.

I hope they prove me wrong.

#25 iLLuSioNS   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   95 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

iLLuSioNS

Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:33 AM

as long as it doesnt rip people off like GameStop

#26 Super Strokey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   81 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Super Strokey

Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:41 AM

Im all for the competition assuming teh t3gif doesnt disappear for us to take advantage of

#27 Arcturian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Arcturian

Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

@Lockescythe: yes, how much for GH3 harharhar! If it is 25 like someone said previous and IF my FS actually starts trades, then muaha etc.

#28 Placebo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   999 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:20 PM

This is going to be a joke. There are going to be so many opportunities for "GH3 x12" its not even funny. I really believe that FS/BB has absolutely no idea how this market is going to work, and its going to go the way of the dodo bird. But good luck, and I'm praying there are lots of GH3 x12 opportunities. I'm not complaining, believe me I liked my $300 Blockbuster credit as much as the next person.

#29 Lone_Prodigy  

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

I can't believe the loyalty here for EB / Gamestop. These guys have been making a fortune off of lousy TIVs and high mark-up on used games. Do you think selling a new game for $5 less than retail and giving the gamer squat is fair? They need real competition. I hope this FS thing works out. They claim they pay better than EB and all games also carry a 30 day warranty that they work. Not bad IMO.


I wouldn't call it loyalty. It's just that EB/GS's business model has worked well for many years and FS attempting to put a dent in that market seems half-hearted and not well thought-out.

This is going to be a joke. There are going to be so many opportunities for "GH3 x12" its not even funny. I really believe that FS/BB has absolutely no idea how this market is going to work, and its going to go the way of the dodo bird. But good luck, and I'm praying there are lots of GH3 x12 opportunities. I'm not complaining, believe me I liked my $300 Blockbuster credit as much as the next person.


Yes, they don't know how the hoarders work. How many times will we see people flip games between Blockbuster, EB/GS, and FS now?

#30 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:04 PM

I am by no means a hoarder - I have never picked up more than 3 copies of the same game (assuming I'm keeping one - if I'm not I don't go over 2) - but I am by no means against flipping between the various stores to increase the potential of my dollar.