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Can you get banned from Gamestop trading in multiple copies?


#1 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

Just wondering - but if you trade in a bunch of copies of a title can you ever get in trouble from that? Perhaps even your Power Up account banned?

#2 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2122 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:17 PM

umm not sure? What exactly are you wanting to trade in ?

#3 rb109972   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

i traded in around 20 new super mario bro's for the wii in, and never got baned

#4 blissskr   Come on Square CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

It has happened before, the criteria for doing it who knows but it is possible.

#5 dannyox718   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:35 PM

What would be the grounds for banning people for this? Is it illegal to sell more than a certain number of the same item? Besides, why can't GS simply refuse to buy it if they're suspicious or whatever?

#6 zenintrude   habitual line stepper CAGiversary!   2298 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

It's on a district-by-district basis, but remember:

GAMESTOP HATES YOU AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE

#7 Puffa469   is too Pro Shops CAGiversary!   6105 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

'Ban' you from what exactly? They can not accept your trade ins, thats about it.


They won't accept multiple copies of the same game, or sealed games for the same reason I have to go through a background check to buy allergy pills.

Fuckin methheads ruin everything.

#8 Rasevales   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

You won't get banned but they'll probably think you're stealing them or doing something shady to get all those copies. It didn't used to be a big deal in our district when I worked there but then they started cracking down on that kind of thing. I'd say as long as you don't ask for cash back(you won't get much anyway) no red flags should go off. Most of the people who steal games or controllers will almost always ask for cash back and/or have really crappy PS2/Wii games or games without the case.

#9 whitecastle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

Why not go to GS and every half hour trade in the same game...that'll be funny as hell!

#10 dannyox718   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

Why not go to GS and every half hour trade in the same game...that'll be funny as hell!


Haha, even more so if you wore a different "disguise" each time.

#11 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:27 PM

Thanks guys. I was just checking about whether they'd ban you from trading in games going forward. This will be my 4th copy of Black Ops that I'm trading in today. This one from the BB Prestige deal that just ran. The other copies were actually from the B2G1 sale GS had themselves - got lucky this trade in promo ran right after the B2G1 sale. $48 in store credit is a great deal.

#12 whitecastle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:30 PM

$48 in store credit is a great deal.



$48 dollars is a great deal :shock:

#13 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2122 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

I heard from someone today that you can actually get banned for attempting to trade multiple copies in a short period of time. Someone else mentioned that they will prob think your stealing and that will bring up a red flag from there, they can prob check your account or something?

#14 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:27 AM

I heard from someone today that you can actually get banned for attempting to trade multiple copies in a short period of time. Someone else mentioned that they will prob think your stealing and that will bring up a red flag from there, they can prob check your account or something?


hrm yeah that's why i'm debating whether i should just sell this off on ebay or something. take a relative loss in value instead of the full store credit. this would be 4 within 3 days lol

#15 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2122 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:12 AM

wondering .... why you ended up buying soo many copies ?

#16 whitecastle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:20 AM

I heard from someone today that you can actually get banned for attempting to trade multiple copies in a short period of time. Someone else mentioned that they will prob think your stealing and that will bring up a red flag from there, they can prob check your account or something?




That is SO wrong for them to do that if they did. After all, will they let a customer buy multiples of the same game....I think so. I would argue if they banned me for ASSUMING i might have stolen video games. This is the best time to turn in multiples of the same game..just say that you got them from different family members while turning trading it in for store credit. I wouldn't try to sell it any other way if you can get more profit from doing it this way...but that's just me and I am CHEAP :lol:

#17 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:10 AM

I got banned for trading in multiple HDMI cables to Gamestop($4.40 each x 35 over 2-3 weeks). I had a receipt to show where I got them and how much I paid that even included my full name/address on it, but apparently someone thought their DM or someone should know my trading habits.

#18 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:25 AM

wondering .... why you ended up buying soo many copies ?


just to flip for more credit. every b2g1 sale has it's opportunities. it's $39 used on the GS website.

Edited by Donut2922, 07 January 2011 - 05:38 AM.


#19 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:26 AM

I got banned for trading in multiple HDMI cables to Gamestop($4.40 each x 35 over 2-3 weeks). I had a receipt to show where I got them and how much I paid that even included my full name/address on it, but apparently someone thought their DM or someone should know my trading habits.


so in this case it was an employee narcing you out - i guess that makes me feel a little more comfortable - wasn't sure if it was just some automated process that flagged us down.

#20 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:33 AM

Yeah. That's what it seems like.

#21 CaptainKirk   Banned Banned   1883 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:48 AM

I attempted to trade in 2x NFS Most Wanted's a year ago and the dude said come back tomorrow with the second copy

#22 Gears24   CAG CAGiversary!   1849 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

I believe I traded about 5 copies of about 3 different titles in one day. My buddy did the same. The only "hiccup" I got was one of the guys at one GameStop told us "You guys do a lot of trading huh?" Kind of thought they caught on, but apparently not.

As for something coming up on their computer screen, I think it's false. At the last GameStop I went to that night, their computer screen was clearly visible to me and no kind of prompt came up to deny my trades for having traded in the same games in such a short period of time (4~6 hours)

#23 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

Yeah. That's what it seems like.


Thanks.

I'm guessing you hit up the same store then several times. I've been spreading out my copies to various stores.

#24 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:48 AM

Thanks.

I'm guessing you hit up the same store then several times. I've been spreading out my copies to various stores.

Actually, the one store I hit up repeatedly said they were cool with the multiples as long as I had a receipt for them(which I did). The other ones just kinda said 'you got a lot of cables, huh', which seemed weird at the time but I just passed it off as them being the usual type of consumer who feels that HDMI cable=$30 item.:roll:

#25 mistamike   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   48 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:45 AM

Actually, the one store I hit up repeatedly said they were cool with the multiples as long as I had a receipt for them(which I did). The other ones just kinda said 'you got a lot of cables, huh', which seemed weird at the time but I just passed it off as them being the usual type of consumer who feels that HDMI cable=$30 item.:roll:


really theyll buy back hdmi cables for 30 bucks? teach me i want to know pm me please :D

#26 unc13 buck   MainelyCAGGIN' CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:03 PM

really theyll buy back hdmi cables for 30 bucks? teach me i want to know pm me please :D


What he meant was typical GS employee probably thought those hdmi cables were worth $30 a piece, you only get $4 a piece when you trade them in.

#27 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:30 PM

really theyll buy back hdmi cables for 30 bucks? teach me i want to know pm me please :D

They don't buy them for $30 each. I wish. If that were the case I'd have had over $1,000 in credit in a little over a week from trading them in.

They give you $4 base value at Gamestop for them and if you use your PowerUpRewards 10% bonus to bump that value up you get a whole $.40 extra.:lol:

Then they turn around and sell them for $19.99 each to the normal suckers they call customers.

But if you can get your hands on some cheap HDMI cables(hint: Ebay, where lots of 50 go for like $50 total:D), try Amazon's trade program as they give between $5 and $9 for them depending on appearance.;)

#28 steve nash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

Trading in multiple copies of anything is fine, as long as you aren't a total douchebag or doing gs to gs flips ie b2g1f while 50% bonus is going on

#29 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:23 PM

Trading in multiple copies of anything is fine, as long as you aren't a total douchebag or doing gs to gs flips ie b2g1f while 50% bonus is going on

Are you still trying to insinuate that I was a bit 'douchey' and that's how I got banned? :booty:I was nothing but nice to the employees who were nice and took multiples without question, but to the people who were like 'we can only take X of an item and no more' I asked for a cash trade and took the money and ran.:D

#30 Skaterpunk444   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:50 PM

I work for the company...No prompt will ever come up. Its total YMMV district by distruct, store by store. Just be nice, and do it when it isn't busy and they shouldn't care.