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


#91 shifty_37   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   115 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

shifty_37

Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:40 AM

Saw some used games for sale for xbox360 in Hamilton, nothing worthwhile, all I can remember is halo 3 for $40 or $49. Asked 1 salesperson, she had no clue what the trading thing was about.

#92 firehawk12   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   509 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:38 AM

FS in Guelph recently changed their store layout for games and there's a big empty space... but no games or any signs yet.

#93 GameDeals.ca   Shopkeep CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

GameDeals.ca

Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:43 PM

Does anyone have any trade values for FS yet? Is there a wiki for it? I plan to do some trading tonight, let me know if there's a proper place to post numbers.

#94 magiic   DENNY CRANE! CAGiversary!   5728 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:11 PM

My futureshop has been doing a great deal of restructuring in the entertainment department and I can only assume it is for this new trade in program.

#95 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:30 AM

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!

#96 uutf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

Thanks for the formula! It seems pretty weak though that if the most they sell a used game for is $54.99, the most you could get is $24.74. Hopefully there will be some EB-like promotions.

#97 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:58 AM

Sure it sounds weak, but the values for any game that isn't within 2 months old is WAY better bang for your buck going this route. Alien Syndrome even nets $13.50!

#98 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:13 AM

Agreed, old sports games net around $9!

btw, post your prices everyone!

What did you trade in Nekus?

#99 GameDeals.ca   Shopkeep CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

GameDeals.ca

Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:02 AM

Ok... it took an hour for them to process my trade of 19 games. All were mint/complete. They need to type in each game on one computer that is slower than a google search on dial-up, can't do proper totals if there's more than 1 of the same title, rarely has the right UPC code info, and is missing a lot of newer games. Then they print it out and move you to computer #2 where they have to re-enter all the information, type Y, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y, N etc. a thousand times for each game, and adjust the prices because most of them don't match up. If it takes over 20 min. the transaction times out and they have to start over from scratch. Not an easy process and nothing to worry EB anytime soon. Oh, and one of the games (that worked fine on the first machine) wouldn't go through on the 2nd due to some glitch. Not to mention, TWO employees told be beforehand that there is a limit of 3 games per person (when it's actually 3 of the same title), I guess they all kind of skimmed the instructions.

Nice to see the formula posted above, unfortunately it only helps if we can see the used game prices before trading and the selection is pretty crappy right now.

All in all, it was a very lengthy experience that I would never repeat if I wasn't determined to trade games for a big ass TV (because I can't afford to pay cash and Wipeout HD is 8 days away).

Edited by GameDeals.ca, 18 September 2008 - 03:31 AM.


#100 lisdoncca   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:38 AM

We can see here the advantage of FS: trade "crappy" games.

EB will give high TIV for "hot" games that you might not want to trade in anyway (can easily sell it on the used market either on the forum, ebay or another place).

FS, since they will sell games at high price for sure, will give 22,80$ for Mass Effect while EB gives 2$ (example).

Also, 18$ for Pirates of the Carribean is really high.

It is a shame that FS has such a crappy process, but considering their information system in stores, no surprise at all (example: how they cannot have an automated function to calculate price match - 10%? seeing employees doing calculations on cell phones is so awful and so "risky" for price mistakes).

#101 danthemightyone   Banned Banned   1435 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:56 PM

So it's pretty much 45% of Retailused price.

Retailused price -> FS TIV

$59.99 -> $27
$49.99 -> $22.50
$39.99 -> $18
$29.99 -> $13.50

So it's a matter of finding a crappy game that FS hasn't dropped the price.

Ape Escape 3 PS2 - Still $49.99 in their system (http://www.futuresho...10070797&catid=)

Another question will be if they will accept something that's not in their system.

#102 Jest   Take this! CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:03 PM

Its the used price not the new price. Ape Escape 2 might be $10 used so you would get less than $5 for it.

#103 kathos   Wooooooooo. CAGiversary!   1142 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

We can see here the advantage of FS: trade "crappy" games.

EB will give high TIV for "hot" games that you might not want to trade in anyway (can easily sell it on the used market either on the forum, ebay or another place).

FS, since they will sell games at high price for sure, will give 22,80$ for Mass Effect while EB gives 2$ (example).

Also, 18$ for Pirates of the Carribean is really high.

It is a shame that FS has such a crappy process, but considering their information system in stores, no surprise at all (example: how they cannot have an automated function to calculate price match - 10%? seeing employees doing calculations on cell phones is so awful and so "risky" for price mistakes).


There's going to a manager's Vendor Fair (which means game management get to go to this giant ass meeting in some lake in Vancouver, a glorified vacation mind you) where they're going to announce some new positions in my department; head gamer (so embarrassing :D), essentially this guy'll be in charge of the trade-ins and such. This guy's going to be chosen solely because he is the top nerd in the department and knows games :D:D:D so you guys should be some better used games service soon... don't screw up FS... :(

I think it's fumbling now 'cause we have so many incompetent employees in the Ent department nationwide i.e 98% of Entertainment Supervisors are NOT gamers, movie buffs, music lovers or computer nerds, just retail dregs that get promoted (Ent Sup is a step towards sales manager and higher supervisor jobs). You'd think in a city like Toronto Entertainment Supervisors would know a little bit about what their employees are selling, but they know NOTHING.

You'll notice when you ask a Ent Supervisor about ANYTHING they'll just forward you to his nearest wage-slave.

Uh oh just had a little rant whoops :D.

Still no word for GTA trade ins.

#104 kathos   Wooooooooo. CAGiversary!   1142 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:27 PM

Another question will be if they will accept something that's not in their system.


With the way FS has been dropping the ball with my department I wouldn't be surprised if they were missing a lot of games in the system.

#105 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:55 PM

Gamedeals, which FS did you go to? I want to start a list of all FS that takes trade ins!

#106 gamer602   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:57 PM

With the way FS has been dropping the ball with my department I wouldn't be surprised if they were missing a lot of games in the system.


Theres a Ton of games they refused to accept...Guitar hero DS, Boogie, Final Fantasy, ....ETC

#107 Lone_Prodigy  

Lone_Prodigy

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:23 PM

Generally used is 20% off new retail.

#108 IceBlueShoes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   664 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

IceBlueShoes

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:27 PM

Generally used is 20% off new retail.

Or if you go to EB, $3-5 less than the new price...:roll:

#109 method47   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   213 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 04:20 AM

Entertainment departments at Future Shops are a mess right now. We still need a huge overhaul even after the redesigns.

#110 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:41 PM

I'm waiting on a list from head office on which stores currently have trades, I'll post it here when I find out.

#111 Nukkus   What is this I don't even CAGiversary!   635 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:14 PM

this is madness.

#112 game_fanatic   I Heart Ribs CAGiversary!   2556 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

game_fanatic

Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:54 PM

this is madness.


Madness? THIS. IS. FUTURE SHOP! WHAAAAAA!

#113 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:22 PM

lol

#114 neksus   tivs.ca ftw! CAGiversary!   949 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:17 PM

FS, since they will sell games at high price for sure, will give 22,80$ for Mass Effect while EB gives 2$ (example).


FS just dropped retail on ME down to $35 :(

#115 princeofvaga   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   17 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

princeofvaga

Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:56 PM

Future Shop in Fredericton, NB is doing it. Here's a couple of values:

PS3 Transformers $8.40
360 99 NIghts $6
Wii Trauma Center 2nd Opinion $18
Wii Call of Duty 3 $22
Wii Fifa 08 $13.20

Also, I saw them trying to use something called the Games Trade-in POrtal in the store to check the values. When I asked, they said it might be something customers can use to check out trade values themselves, possibly even from home. He wasn't too sure about the from home part, but if so, whew! What a nice change that would be.

#116 Singularity   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   7 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Singularity

Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:13 AM

Just traded a couple of things at Future Shop in Vancouver (West Broadway and Pine).

XBOX360 Guitar Hero III $22.80
PS3 Motorstorm $22.80 :shock:

#117 Arcturian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Arcturian

Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

oh my god
these values are madness!
also, they're sparta.
also, singularity did that GH3 for 360 have the guitar or just the game? (please say just the game!)

#118 Singularity   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   7 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Singularity

Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:15 PM

oh my god
these values are madness!
also, they're sparta.
also, singularity did that GH3 for 360 have the guitar or just the game? (please say just the game!)


It was for just the game.

#119 Azumangaman  

Azumangaman

Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:25 PM

Damn. I'm going to have to bring some games into Futureshop soon.

#120 Lone_Prodigy  

Lone_Prodigy

Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:56 PM

ROFL at Motorstorm and CoD3 (Wii) being so high.