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#541 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

RUAfraidOfTigers

Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:58 AM

Just traded in a bunch of Players Guides. Didn't know amazon took them

#542 lakers2008   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   698 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

lakers2008

Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:19 AM

Well, mine took over the weekend (Friday -> Monday) which is about as long as I've ever seen them take. If you don't hear from them by tomorrow I would definitely contact them again.

Did you leave anything out of the submission though? Sometimes that makes it take longer. My last trade is missing an item and it should be getting there in a day or two - we'll see how they handle that.


no I only traded 1 game. SCC. Package in a USPS envelope with the packing slip id. I did hear back from amazon that I have to wait until the 18 if I dont hear back to contact them again.

#543 reddjoey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3228 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:33 AM

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dtextbooks-tradein&field-keywords=player%27s+guide+video+game&x=0&y=0

#544 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3582 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:31 AM

https://www.amazon.c...eo game&x=0&y=0


Holy crap. So, uh, only 3 of each title allowed, same as games? I haven't been sitting in my strategy guide throne for a long while anyway.

EDIT: OK, looks like I know what I'm doing all day tomorrow.

Edited by eugaet, 12 May 2010 - 07:14 AM.


#545 LiteOnMe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:25 AM

Whoa Amazons trade in deal of the day is breath of fire 4 for $25. Is the game that rare? Im thinking about trading it

#546 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:29 AM

Dang! You sir, are a genius. Time to get rid of shit.



LOL. I read your original "only 19 results and they all suck" post :rofl:

#547 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:30 AM

i checked other sites and no one is offering paypal. I got one tip....get in now.

#548 FactionG   Too many backlog games! CAGiversary!   431 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:39 AM

Ah nice! Time to convert those penny guides from BBY of last year.

Edit: Wow! They are giving $10 for the regular Twilight Princess guide!

#549 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:38 AM

Possible EPIC discovery! To the penny guide vaults!

#550 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

RUAfraidOfTigers

Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

BS. Prove it.



do a search and you'll see. But here is the first order I sent in that has one copy of FFXIII when the rest post gift card deposited I can show that too.

TR5-6751933-0401265 05/02/10 Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition)
ISBN-13: 0752063325674, ISBN-10: 0672325675

1 $3.00 Gift Card
Deposited

The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography (Amphoto Guide Series)
ISBN-13: 9780817435523, ISBN-10: 0817435522

1 $6.53 Gift Card
Deposited

Beginning Programming For Dummies
ISBN-13: 9780470088708, ISBN-10: 0470088702

1 $3.40 Gift Card
Deposited

Kate's Addiction
Format: DVD

1 $1.25 Gift Card
Deposited

Candyman (Special Edition)
Format: DVD

1 $0.50 Gift Card
Deposited

LittleBigPlanet
Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

1 $9.75 Gift Card
Deposited

Last Rebellion
Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

1 $20.00 Gift Card
Deposited

Final Fantasy XIII: The Complete Official Guide
ISBN-13: 9780307468376, ISBN-10: 0307468372

1 $4.40 Gift Card
Deposited


#551 MildObstruction   then let my “insanity” be the mother of my betrayal CAGiversary!   16704 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

I had no idea they took non-school textbooks. I'm just snagging stuff off my bookshelf at work that I haven't looked at in years and I'm up to $20 so far. Terrific news.

#552 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:37 PM

ya computer books seemed to be on there the most. not much fiction tho

#553 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

i went through my bookshelf and am trading in a very large order of books in one box...probably weighs around 25lbs. Will amazon's shipping label pay for this? I chose UPS


edit: im thinking there is a limit. I forgot if someone here ran into it.

#554 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:17 PM

i went through my bookshelf and am trading in a very large order of books in one box...probably weighs around 25lbs. Will amazon's shipping label pay for this? I chose UPS


edit: im thinking there is a limit. I forgot if someone here ran into it.

You could spilt it in to two boxes and just print a second label.

#555 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3582 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

Ugh, Amazon customer service is useless when asking about the textbook trade-in program. Was told there was no limit to the copies of an one title you could send in and that there was no weight limit, so I could put them all into one box if I wanted. Pretty sure I was just being fed BS...especially every time I asked my questions the first time, he paused and said 'Uh, OK...how can I help you?'...

EDIT: OK, I'm going to stick w/ the 'limited to 3 identical items' thing for the guides. Amazon site says "You can trade in up to a quantity of 3 identical items within any 3-month period" and then gives a video game example. I read that as limit-3 for any trade-in. I'll divide up the trade-in weight to where it's manageable.

Those who have traded in guides...did you leave the price tags on there or do I need to remove them before sending anything in?

#556 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:21 AM

You could spilt it in to two boxes and just print a second label.


Would this really fly with Amazon/Noram? Because 2 packages that equal the weight of 1 package still cost a lot more money to ship than that 1 package. I would submit it as 2 orders.

#557 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16273 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:24 AM

Would this really fly with Amazon/Noram? Because 2 packages that equal the weight of 1 package still cost a lot more money to ship than that 1 package. I would submit it as 2 orders.


The postal service would be the ones who would not let it go. Reusing a shipping label is a crime blah blah blah...

#558 y2jasper   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1124 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:12 AM

hey guess, if anyone is looking to empty some shelf space, you can trade this game away!



#559 RUAfraidOfTigers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

RUAfraidOfTigers

Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:18 PM

Would this really fly with Amazon/Noram? Because 2 packages that equal the weight of 1 package still cost a lot more money to ship than that 1 package. I would submit it as 2 orders.



When you go in to print your labels, under the UPS logo there is an option to print more labels for multiple packages.

#560 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

When you go in to print your labels, under the UPS logo there is an option to print more labels for multiple packages.


I recall seeing a button to reprint your label under the UPS logo but nothing for multiple labels for different packages for the same order on Amazon's site. People are better off just submitting 2 orders and not have to worry about anything.

#561 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3582 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:32 AM

Just traded in a bunch of Players Guides. Didn't know amazon took them

Thanks for mentioning this, rjbooth.

Finally submitted my strategy guide trade-ins after 2 days of inventory (and losing ~$13 of TIV over those 2 days :bomb:). Trading in a total of 34 guides for $200 and change. :applause:

#562 io   ... Super Moderators   24648 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:44 AM

I just got back my last Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure DS game and even though they put "Damaged" as the reason why they returned it, it actually came back with an "Incorrect UPC" sticker. That is a load of crap since they took two of exactly the same thing from me in the 2 weeks before that. I guess they eliminated it from their system for some reason and then just rejected them all from a certain point forward. It can't be because they got flooded with them as there were plenty of other common BBV B1G1 games they didn't do anything with but drop the TiV (Lego Rock Band DS, Princess and the Frog, Jonas, etc). Plus it is still a $30 retail game (new) on Amazon. Amazon will be hearing from me about this one. Yeah, I can still trade it to GS or something, but still, it is kind of annoying that they can reject perfectly acceptable copies of something for no apparent reason.

#563 evenfl0w   Banned Banned   117 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

evenfl0w

Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:09 PM

If you can find a copy of Sega Fun Pack at a Gamestop, it's 19.99 new and trades in at Amazon for 46.25. I would lock in the trade value on amazon before it drops.
Gamestop Link http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=74831

#564 io   ... Super Moderators   24648 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:12 PM

If you can find a copy of Sega Fun Pack at a Gamestop, it's 19.99 new and trades in at Amazon for 46.25. I would lock in the trade value on amazon before it drops.
Gamestop Link http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=74831


Wow, awesome find - hopefully the games aren't "NOT FOR RESALE" or UPC-less because NorAm will reject them... Also, there is probably a UPC on the overall package and that would need to be included. Is it in a slip cover or something?

The two games separately trade for $3 total at Gazelle, so this has got to be some fluke. Yeah, I'd lock those in ASAP ;). I'm still somewhat hesitant as I figure they will come up with an excuse to reject them and then you'd be stuck with 2 worthless PS2 games.

#565 evenfl0w   Banned Banned   117 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

evenfl0w

Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

Wow, awesome find - hopefully the games aren't "NOT FOR RESALE" or UPC-less because NorAm will reject them... Also, there is probably a UPC on the overall package and that would need to be included. Is it in a slip cover or something?

The two games separately trade for $3 total at Gazelle, so this has got to be some fluke. Yeah, I'd lock those in ASAP ;). I'm still somewhat hesitant as I figure they will come up with an excuse to reject them and then you'd be stuck with 2 worthless PS2 games.


I just got my 3 trade-ins accepted today. It comes with a cardboard slipcover with a UPC on the outside. The two games are just the platinum hits version of sonic and shadow games.

#566 Lord Fitz Chivalry   Founded Fitzys Goods CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:31 PM

Holy toast, evenfl0w, you're awesome! I have 2 gamestops near me that have copies in stock..for the win..!! pretty much double credit flip..awesome!

#567 io   ... Super Moderators   24648 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:19 PM

:lol:, evenfl0w, I see you waited till you got the trades banked before posting. That's cool, though, thanks for letting us know. My question is how did you ever find this in the first place? It is also nearly impossible to look this up on GS - can't search "Sega Fun Pack" you just have to find it under Shadow the Hedgehog (but not under Sonic Mega Collection +, strangely enough). I was trying to see if they had the PSP pack ($30 TiV) as well but can't find that one at all.

The stock on this is pretty low, but they are supposedly in stock at two GS stores that are right next to each other, making the trip up there (30 miles RT) somewhat worthwhile - maybe I can do it this weekend.

#568 evenfl0w   Banned Banned   117 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

evenfl0w

Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:12 AM

:lol:, evenfl0w, I see you waited till you got the trades banked before posting. That's cool, though, thanks for letting us know. My question is how did you ever find this in the first place? It is also nearly impossible to look this up on GS - can't search "Sega Fun Pack" you just have to find it under Shadow the Hedgehog (but not under Sonic Mega Collection +, strangely enough). I was trying to see if they had the PSP pack ($30 TiV) as well but can't find that one at all.

The stock on this is pretty low, but they are supposedly in stock at two GS stores that are right next to each other, making the trip up there (30 miles RT) somewhat worthwhile - maybe I can do it this weekend.

I check the daily tracker every now and then (Thanks BlueLobstah!) I usually sort by the difference and see what values went up. I saw that this bundle shot up like $30 and checked it out on amazon's site. I loaded up gamestop's site to see how much they had it used and just searched using the individual games.

Also another flip is Disney's Extreme Skate adventure $7.99 used at GS, trades in for $13.25. Not as awesome as the mega bundle, but making at least $5 is always good.
GS link: http://www.gamestop....roduct_id=29651

#569 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:14 AM

Damn I bet any GS I go to has gutted the fun pack.

#570 io   ... Super Moderators   24648 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:28 AM

Thanks again! Remarkably, the same 2 GS stores that supposedly have the Sega bundle have this too. That seems almost, too good to be true, in fact, given that none of the other stores around here have either. I hope they aren't having inventory problems.