I'd like to encourage you guys to submit your GameStop trade-in values to our database directly. You can access it from the main navigation bar under Retailers -> GameStop or here: http://www.cheapassg...w&retailerid=13
Locking this thread now. New thread here: http://www.cheapassg...d.php?p=6518966
GameStop.com Information (will post it when they update it)
There are probably other promos, but GameStop hasn't updated their trade-in page yet.
Trade 2/4/6 360/PS3/Wii/DS/PSP get an extra 10/20/40% (Expires 11/22/2009)
Get the Biggest Titles (Expires 11/22/2009)
Power Trade 25% - Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin's Creed 2, New Super Mario Bros or Tekken 6 (Expires 11/22/2009)
$25 Hardware Bonus (Expires 11/22/2009)
$40 Guaranteed TIV on Select Games
GAMESTOP USED GAME PRODUCT ID (thanks Xfactor4)
Can I trade-in sealed games?
No. You might come across the rare GameStop that would let you do it, but they are going to open them anyway.
Can I stack two different trade-in promos?
No. The only thing that will stack with trade-ins is your EDGE card.
Does the EDGE Card give me a bonus on hardware trade-ins?
No. You will only get the bonus for games and accessories.
Do trade-ins have to have their original case, insert and manual?
No, however it will be YMMV on if they charge you a refurbish fee for them in that condition. Most GameStops wont charge a fee but there are some that charge for incomplete games.
Will they accept my game if it is really beat up?
YMMV. It really all depends upon the employee you get. Some will charge refurbish fees, some wont, some wont accept the game and others just take them without a second glance.
I have a Collector's/Limited/Special edition of a game, do I have to trade-in all of the extras?
No, but there are a handful of games that their variations have separate listings at GameStop: Madden 09 Anniversary Edition, Battlefield: Bad Company Gold Edition, and a few others.
Can I trade in multiple copies of the same game?
YMMV. The official policy is no, but there are some GameStops that overlook that rule.
What all do I have to trade in for a console trade-in?
Xbox 360: Console Unit, power brick, A/V Cables, Controller (wired/wireless)
Wii: Consule Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cables, Wiimote, Nunchuck, Sensor Bar
Playstation 3: Consule Unit, Power Cable, A/V Cable, Controller, USB Cable (need confirmation)
I used a Power Trade promo for a pre-order, can I cancel that pre-order and get the credit or move it to another game I want?
Yes on both accounts. However, if you do a bunch of the power trades and just straight drop the pre-order you could create some ill-will between yourself and the employees you cancel on.
I just tried to use a promo that has a select list of games eligible, but they say my game isn't eligible anymore, what gives?
Basically they have the right to change the eligible games at any time. They tend to update these frequently so as to lock out any easy/cheap games. It's best to check the eligible list the day of your trade.
These trade-in values are really low!
While that may be true, if you combine the games with the right promotion they can work to your advantage. There are knowledgeable people in this thread that are normally willing to help.
If I pay for an item using all credit on my card, do I have to pay sales tax?
This varies depending upon the state you live in.
First post contains promo information and the FAQ. Second post has the 360/Wii/PS3 values. Third post has the PS2/GC values. Fourth post has PSP/DS values. This might get changed around, but needed room for expansion with hitting the character limit constantly in 2 split posts.
Edited by JP, 19 November 2009 - 03:44 PM.