Can you trade it in towards the preorder. Go back a day later, and claim you found one at Kmart, walmart, the alley in the hood, and cancel it and get all the credit put on an edge card?
I supposed you could but they could also override the bonus credit you got as well.
The deal doesn't work on a pre-order. It will only work on an actual console purchase. You could buy the console and then try returning it but it would be YMMV on them letting you keep the bonus tiv. I think that returning a console is a much bigger issue than returning a game. It would help to get a gift receipt and do the return at a different GS, though.
GameStop changed their stance on the pre-order/reserve thing. They have a special code they sent out via the corporate email to input to get the values towards a pre-order/reserve.
so, if I am reading this correctly, a console that gets hit with a refurb fee would only be worth as little as $10? What constitutes the fee. Just that the console does not play a game/turn on or are there other factors too.
What kind of console refurb fees have others been hit with?
Well the refurb fees for the 360 consoles were listed when they were worth more. The refurb fees could be lower now. Refurb fee can put on a system for: defective ports, tray not opening, games not playing. Some stores actually test to see if a hard drive and memory card unit work in the console, so if those don't work it'll be a refurb fee. If a console can't get online, not banned but the network port is just defective they'll hit it with a refurb. If it doesn't turn, has the RROD, or if they have the setup to test for being banned from Xbox Live they will not take them.