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The Blockbuster/Gamerush Thread XIX


#4981 Animal7390   Something Clever CAGiversary!   2147 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:41 PM

no traders remorse, worst case scenario you go back in a couple weeks and it will have probably dropped in price and you can pick it up for cheap.
my trade list doesnt have anything in it right now, but it will someday. soon. hopefully. maybe.

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A game store here was running a tournament and a guy I know went to the restroom and got some fabreeze and totally fabreezed some fat smelly guy, It was awsome!!


#4982 mkernan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:47 PM

Anyone else having some trader's remorse with Oblivion? I found a copy of it today and it's in such good condition that I don't want to trade it in. Everything is perfect... The manual, map and disc are perfect. The stickers peeled off without any problems at all. I think I might just have to keep it for myself.


Somewhat... during my run yesterday, the clerk even said "we have a real nice copy, even has the map and everything." So yeah, I felt a little bad trading it in. I've never played it.... had the regular ed. on PS3 for a while and just never got around to it. Fallout 3 is the next game I'll probably sit down and play through, and with all the other stuff, I just knew there was no way I'd find time to play Oblivion any time soon. I'm sure I can find a decent copy down the road or maybe even a brand new one for real cheap later when I have more time.

Thought I was done flipping for a bit but I made a really weak flip today of a couple Target clearance games (bought using VV card). I was at Target anyway and they were calling my name. For the second time, I used a VV card on top of my BBV credit to purchase another VV card. Went about like this: traded in a game, "leave it on my account, I'd like to buy this too", holds up the $100 VV card. So, the TIV was subtracted, then I ran my BBV value card for like $75, then used my VV card to cover the remaining $5 balance. Good times.
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#4983 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16443 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:50 PM

I just watched an ebay auction for wii ending 5 minutes ago.. and he only gets $ 270 with free shipping. after ebay's fee and shipping, he/she probably only gets $200.

On another note, my friend just sold his wii for $ 295 on cl.


Well, whoever did that listing is probably an idiot and knows nothing about sales. First off, they lined up their auction to close in the early afternoon on a weekday. Most of the country is at work right now and is unable to bid on the auction.

Second, what is the person's feedback? I've got 100% positive with 172 feedback. And third, they probably didn't do a very good job talking up/building excitement for the Wii. For reference, this is my auction that just closed last night around 10 PM EST.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=120345032190

I know Wii's have been in stock at a lot of places lately, but I just heard a woman last night at Gamestop inquire about one and get turned away. The bottom line is if you can't make money selling one at Christmas time, there's just no helping you, haha :)

#4984 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   10041 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:58 PM

Well, I bought Hail to the Chimp at a Circuit City that was closing. There's two other copies, so I'm going to wait until the % increases, given the fact that they're unmarked clearance. I have buyer's remorse for 7.00 after tax, so I think I'll take it to Blockbuster.

BTW, I called about HttC and confirmed the 15 TIV. So that's held for this week.
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#4985 mkernan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:03 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=120345032190


Wow. You should work in sales (provided you don't already).
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#4986 Nirron   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1182 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:15 PM

Well, whoever did that listing is probably an idiot and knows nothing about sales. First off, they lined up their auction to close in the early afternoon on a weekday. Most of the country is at work right now and is unable to bid on the auction.

Second, what is the person's feedback? I've got 100% positive with 172 feedback. And third, they probably didn't do a very good job talking up/building excitement for the Wii. For reference, this is my auction that just closed last night around 10 PM EST.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=120345032190

I know Wii's have been in stock at a lot of places lately, but I just heard a woman last night at Gamestop inquire about one and get turned away. The bottom line is if you can't make money selling one at Christmas time, there's just no helping you, haha :)


Very nice. I won a Wii in the BBV giveaway thing, so I might have to ask to plagiarize a bit from you :D

Only dilemma I have is that one of my best friend's girlfriends wants to buy it from me to give to my friend for Christmas since he just got out of college and is a few hundred miles away working, by himself. I'm probably going to sell it to her, but it would make me seem like a(n) <insert word> so was thinking of just asking $200 for it. Plus maybe it'll give me a new person to play Brawl/MK online with.

#4987 Animal7390   Something Clever CAGiversary!   2147 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

i won a wii back when they first came out from newegg. it was awesome.
my trade list doesnt have anything in it right now, but it will someday. soon. hopefully. maybe.

Games List (60% complete)

DVD List (75% complete)


A game store here was running a tournament and a guy I know went to the restroom and got some fabreeze and totally fabreezed some fat smelly guy, It was awsome!!


#4988 gi60   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Well, whoever did that listing is probably an idiot and knows nothing about sales. First off, they lined up their auction to close in the early afternoon on a weekday. Most of the country is at work right now and is unable to bid on the auction.


Nice Ebay with movies clip.. :)

How much do you get after fees and shipping?

Bought a VV card today with value card with no problem at all.

#4989 io   ... Super Moderators   24123 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:43 PM

Anyone else having some trader's remorse with Oblivion? I found a copy of it today and it's in such good condition that I don't want to trade it in. Everything is perfect... The manual, map and disc are perfect. The stickers peeled off without any problems at all. I think I might just have to keep it for myself.


Definitely keep one then (especially if it's mint). You'll feel better about yourself ;).

I'm going to get a few more today myself, hopefully. If one of them ends up being in excellent condition I'll keep it even though I already installed the extra content. Then I can sell my sealed one. I'd pick up just the regular game but they really aren't that much cheaper anyway (only $2 difference at GS, and the regular one is $24.99 at Blockbuster).

As for the Wiis, I'm shocked that anyone will pay more than retail + shipping on eBay or anywhere else. The shortage is definitely over if they are readily available this close to Christmas at most stores. Yeah, sure, they aren't in stock everywhere at all times, but all it takes is a couple of calls/looking around a bit and they can be found.

#4990 Quintox   Chicken Chaser CAGiversary!   1763 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:51 PM

As for the Wiis, I'm shocked that anyone will pay more than retail + shipping on eBay or anywhere else. The shortage is definitely over if they are readily available this close to Christmas at most stores. Yeah, sure, they aren't in stock everywhere at all times, but all it takes is a couple of calls/looking around a bit and they can be found.


I snagged one on Amazon since I had ~$220 in credit that I wanted to cash out on. So I'm just going to put it up on CL for $260. I don't like ripping people off, especially in person. I'm trying to think of a way to sell it to someone who actually has little kids that really want it but I don't know how to go about doing that.

#4991 Nirron   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1182 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

Definitely keep one then (especially if it's mint). You'll feel better about yourself ;).

I'm going to get a few more today myself, hopefully. If one of them ends up being in excellent condition I'll keep it even though I already installed the extra content. Then I can sell my sealed one. I'd pick up just the regular game but they really aren't that much cheaper anyway (only $2 difference at GS, and the regular one is $24.99 at Blockbuster).

As for the Wiis, I'm shocked that anyone will pay more than retail + shipping on eBay or anywhere else. The shortage is definitely over if they are readily available this close to Christmas at most stores. Yeah, sure, they aren't in stock everywhere at all times, but all it takes is a couple of calls/looking around a bit and they can be found.


Well, they are selling at record highs. It sold over 800,000 over the Thanksgiving week (23rd-29th) and they produce roughly 2.4 million Wiis a month, so they sold about a third of their monthly stock in one week (given it was Black Friday, but still very impressive.) Right now I'd agree with you, but next week...oh man it could get ugly.
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#4992 io   ... Super Moderators   24123 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:07 PM

Well, of course, cashing out at retail will probably work out pretty well. I just mean I wouldn't expect massive profit off of them. But of course, for cashing out BBV credit that's fine as even-money is a good deal.

#4993 io   ... Super Moderators   24123 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:18 PM

New thread, where Friend of Sonic will be maintaining a comprehensive trade-in list in the third post:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=207038