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Best Buy Trade-in Thread: 50% Bonus with Pre-order of Rage or NBA 2K12, 9/25-10/1.


#1 EcchiBoi   Backlogged CAG CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:17 AM

!!! Promotions available in stores only, and they DO NOT stack !!!
Only the 10% Bonus from Gamers Club Unlocked will stack with these offers.


Current Promos:


- 50% Bonus with Rage or NBA 2K12 Pre-order.
Offer valid 9/25 to 10/01/2011.

- 40% Bonus with Gears of War 3 Purchase.
Get a 40% extra trade-in credit when you pre-order/purchase Gears of War 3. Offer expires 10/01/2011

- Trade 3, Get 30% More.
Trade in 3 games or more and get 30% extra trade-in credit. Offer expires 10/01/2011

- 40% Bonus with any Pre-order.
Get a 40% extra trade-in credit when you pre-order any game. Offer expires 10/01/2011


Link: http://www.bestbuytr...rVideoGames.cfm (click on "Show Promotions available in stores only" on top right)

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BEST BUY'S VIDEO GAMES TRADE-IN PAGE

Check most up-to-date TIV using BB's Video Games Value Estimator.

Check which BB stores do trade-ins here.
In-store trades are now done at the Trade-In Counter at the Gaming Dept.

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F.A.Q. Best Buy has a short FAQ here.

:bomb: The values in the Lists do not match the values in the Estimator. What's up with that?
I don't know. It seems the Lists are usually updated on Sundays, and the TIVs are adjusted to reflect the List in a few days. But as trades are made, the TIVs may change and the Lists are not updated frequently. Again, check the Estimator for latest TIV.

The promo says "Trade 2..." or "Trade 3..." but I only want to trade 1 game, will I still get $x amount?
You will get whatever TIV is offered according to the Estimator for each game. The promo is titled "Trade 2" etc to make the giftcards sound more lucrative.

The 2 games I want to trade are worth more than $60 combined according to the Estimator. Does that mean I will only get $60 for the 2 games?
No. You will get whatever TIV is offered according to the Estimator for each game. For example, if your total according to the Estimator is $70, you will get a $70 giftcard.

:bomb: If I locked in a trade online, and the value drops, will I still get the locked in value when I mail it in?
Yes. You will get the locked in TIV as long as you ship it before the "Ship by" date "Your item(s) must be received within 14 days to get the quoted value" (as of 5/2), and your games are received in the condition you declared.

How long do I have after I lock in a trade online before I have to ship it?
30 days. Has been recently changed to "Your item(s) must be received within 14 days to get the quoted value".

Can you lock in the price online then trade it in-store?
No.

Is there a limit to how many games I can trade in?
According to BB: "We will not accept more than 3 games of the same title and platform from a customer (or address) in a year. Please do not submit more than the limit as excess submissions WILL NOT BE RETURNED." Example, you can trade 3 copies of Portal 2 for PS3 and 3 copies of Portal 2 for x360 without problems. Some people have been banned from trade-ins at BB due to the violation of this policy. If you plan on trading more than 3 copies of a game per platform by doing it through various stores, you do so at your own risk and discretion.

:bomb: Can I trade game disc only, or do I need the case and manuals, too?
BB used to be strict about complete copies, but this has changed, and ppl are trading games in store without manuals or cover sleeve for full TIV. If you trade online it's sometimes YMMV. I would advise you to send in complete games (case, disc, manual) since some ppl are reporting only getting 50% of the locked TIV.

I see people talking about getting Amazon giftcards by trading at Best Buy. How are they doing that?
Some Best Buys sell Kindle giftcards which can be used on Amazon.com like regular Amazon giftcards. You will not get the Kindle card with your trade, but you can buy them with your BB giftcard.

When I do a in-store trade, I am asked: to be fingerprinted, to have my photo taken, how much I weigh, etc. What's the deal?
Pawn shop laws regulating trade-ins and resale of used goods varies from state to state or city to city. It is not Best Buy's rule, and varies from store to store depending on where you live.

I went to a store to do a trade-in and they asked for a Best Buy receipt. WTF?
According to BB's own FAQ:
Q: Is trade-in limited to items I bought at Best Buy?
A: No.

I don't know why this happens, but apparently some stores do not have their system setup to take non-BB purchased items at this time. Check the link above regarding stores that do video games trade-ins first.

Edited by bh47, 24 September 2011 - 03:49 PM.
update


#2 CaoPi   (Chou Pei) Mousou nut, KOEI fan CAGiversary!   10730 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:19 AM

ever since BBV decreased TIV's I stopped trading in between them and gamestop :(

#3 EcchiBoi   Backlogged CAG CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

Depends what you trade. Like I said, do your research.

Halo: Reach TIV
Amazon $13.25
Gamestop $16

#4 cadeSILVER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:19 AM

Dammit. I was hoping Twilight Princess would be on here like it was last time as I've been kicking myself about not taking that deal ever since. D:

#5 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:21 AM

YES! Fallout New Vegas was $16! My procrastination paided. Gonna trade the two copies I got from that GS glitch where i got Uncharted 2 and 2 FO NV for 41 shipped.

#6 steve nash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:28 AM

good bye medal of honor!
too bad nba jam isnt on that list

#7 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any way to determine which Best Buy stores actually accept trades w/o calling them to find out?

#8 funkflexmctough   Banned Banned   516 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

Best Buy has been the highest TIV lately for older games.
Vampire Rain - $7!
Forza 2 - $3
Rock Revolution - $3
Tony Hawk Project 8 - $6


Pardon my ignorance, but is there any way to determine which Best Buy stores actually accept trades w/o calling them to find out?


Go to this page and there is a link to the stores with trade-ins towards the bottom...
http://www.bestbuy.c...10&DCMP=rdr3821

Edited by funkflexmctough, 14 March 2011 - 12:40 PM.


#9 radioactivez0r   Up and Atom! CAGiversary!   3922 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:20 PM

Wow, $25 for SMG 1...better get playing that.

#10 drktrpr1   Total GearsHead CAGiversary!   1678 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

How is the TIV for Mario Party 8 $25? That was practically a Wii launch title!

#11 stabito   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

How is the TIV for Mario Party 8 $25? That was practically a Wii launch title!



because 99% of wii games are complete garbage

#12 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2726 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

Not bad, but it was better when it was the "trade 2 get $60" not long ago. I traded in 4 and got 120 and practically paid for my PSP.

#13 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3629 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:55 PM

Here's the list with proper caps:

Spoiler


I used ToggleCase for the first pass, cleaned up small errors afterwards (abreviations, Roman numerals, etc.).

#14 Lancezos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:03 PM

Dang. Think I'll run in tonight and trade Black Ops + MOH for Homefront. Wonder if they're still doing preorders

#15 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

Sweet, was looking for something to do with my copy of Bulletstorm (PS3)--finished it and am NEVER going to touch it again.

#16 DietKFC   I pay $60 for Kingdom Hearts Demos CAGiversary!   958 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:22 PM

Looks like I'm making a big profit here with 20 or so trade ins. I knew bargin shopping online would help me out one of these days.

#17 Denbo32   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   857 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

Cod:World at war, you think they want the canteen? I think I'll trade in my game and big box for 25.

#18 Denbo32   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   857 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:31 PM

Hmm for 360

Starwars Unleashed
RDD
Beatles Rockband
TDU2
AC: Brotherhood

Seems to be the low end value of games to be worth 25. I could be wrong it was just looking off the top of my head for value.

#19 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2059 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

They were gonna give me $33 for Bulletstorm (PS3), but I decided to go with the $28 that Amazon was offering, simply b/c my money goes further when I purchase from Amazon.

#20 steve nash   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

Cod:World at war, you think they want the canteen? I think I'll trade in my game and big box for 25.


all you need is the case manual disk and cover with the right upc

#21 fmwross2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:32 PM

Pardon my ignorance, but is there any way to determine which Best Buy stores actually accept trades w/o calling them to find out?


BestBuy.com then click on store locator, pick which store you want to know and it'll say "Video Game Trade-In no receipt" under Store Services on the right if the accept them.

#22 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3633 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:33 PM

value is pretty weak considered i traded in blop for 38 buck at amazon a week or 2 ago. Great for older game i guess.

#23 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3501 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

I got $37 for Bulletstorm from BB last week. They do have some great offers compared to GS if you do your research. It's great that you can check values directly on their site and you know they are good for at least that day. I traded in ACII and DA:O for $15 each last month at BB when GS was offering $4 each :lol:.

#24 EcchiBoi   Backlogged CAG CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

value is pretty weak considered i traded in blop for 38 buck at amazon a week or 2 ago. Great for older game i guess.


That's a good deal 2 weeks ago, but a lot of titles came out recently so it's bound to drop. Amazon's TIV fluctuates almost daily, I think depending on supply and demand. I've cancelled trades coz the TIV actually went up overnight after I submitted the trades online.

#25 Unholy_Headbanger   CAG Best Buy Employee CAGiversary!   1773 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

Tony Hawk Project 8 - $6


I might take this up NOW.

#26 brianace   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

Like the OP says, do your homework, you could easily come out ahead on this one. I just sent Epic Mickey and Punch Out!! to Amazon today, woulda got like $15 additional credit had I known about this earlier. Thinking about taking SMBG and Mario Party 8, trading those in. $50 at Best Buy, vs. $28.50 at Amazon.
Sounds like a good trade to me. For those of you thinking about BUYING used at Best Buy, maybe think again, as last time I was there, Mafia 2 was $29.99 new, and 39.99 used. I ended up getting it from Buy.com last week for $15 new.

#27 Lancezos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:41 PM

I assume BB won't accept a game without a manual? $15 for World at War in insane but of course GS shafted me on the manual awhile back.

#28 Toss   @TraderToss CAGiversary!   1543 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:00 AM

I assume BB won't accept a game without a manual? $15 for World at War in insane but of course GS shafted me on the manual awhile back.


I'm pretty sure manuals aren't required.

#29 freshzen   Big Mon CAGiversary!   4423 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:13 PM

I wish you could flag threads for "Do not read if you wish to retain sanity during AM hours"

#30 forced2change   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   719 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:12 PM

Just want to point out that some Best Buys (especially in Cincinnati) are having issues with taking trade-ins. I just returned from one and was denied because their system was only taking games purchased @ Best Buy w/ receipt. I then pointed out their website says, "Video Game Trade-in No Receipt" for their store. They agreed but said sorry, "Our system has not worked right since October 2010." The manager then told me that other stores in Cincinnati have similar issues.

Best Buy customer service will be receiving a phone call from me!!!!!