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


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

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

From the topic title I thought they were doing a deal where you got $50 AND a giftcard...sigh

#32 Trendy2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

Very tempting, might have to trade Red Dead Redemption and Halo:Reach in. Thanks for the heads-up on the deal.
I've never traded at Best Buy..Do they just hand you the GC when you bring the games in?

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

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:55 PM

Very tempting, might have to trade Red Dead Redemption and Halo:Reach in. Thanks for the heads-up on the deal.
I've never traded at Best Buy..Do they just hand you the GC when you bring the games in?


Basically but when I traded in four games a month or so ago it took about 10 minutes to complete the whole process. There were no issues or anything it's just they had to scan all the items and check the prices, then put the prices in then print out tons of paper work, you have to sign stuff, then they have to scan the GC...ugh took forever. Got $120 from 4 games though so it was worth it.

#34 0_0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:00 PM

I'm looking on eBay and SMG 1 is still going for ~$25....

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

Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:02 PM

Bestbuy trade in process is very slow, no where as quick as gamestop.

Heck my store I had to wait for 10 mins just for someone to come to the counter to help me after being paged twice.

the whole trade in process took me nearly 15 mins once I got someone there to take in my 3 games.

#36 Caddywompus21   CAGnaut CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

I'm on the fence about SMG1. Just in late Jan. Amazon had Punch-out TiV at $30 out of the blue. Old Nintendo titles seem to hold the odd power of random value.

#37 io   ... Super Moderators   24779 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

I have a SMG 1 with no manual and a "Display Only" case (with no UPC). At a place like Gamestop this would be no problem. At Amazon it would be rejected in a heartbeat.

I've never traded in store at Best Buy but if I'm in the area I guess I can give it a shot. I wouldn't expect to get far, though, especially with there being no UPC. I assume they scan them during the trade-in? I guess it is too much to hope that they are primitive and have to look them up manually. Chances are they scan them and have no clue how to look up the UPC manually so will just say they can't.

#38 bgame2   Pure Cag Smoothness CAGiversary!   3565 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:18 PM

I have a SMG 1 with no manual and a "Display Only" case (with no UPC). At a place like Gamestop this would be no problem. At Amazon it would be rejected in a heartbeat.

I've never traded in store at Best Buy but if I'm in the area I guess I can give it a shot. I wouldn't expect to get far, though, especially with there being no UPC. I assume they scan them during the trade-in? I guess it is too much to hope that they are primitive and have to look them up manually. Chances are they scan them and have no clue how to look up the UPC manually so will just say they can't.



io, I've traded in about 120 worth of games at best buy now. During one of my trade ins, someone was training a girl on how to do it. He was literally reading the prompts off the screen to her as they came up (as if she could not read them for herself). One of them asked whether the artwork and manual were included in the trade in. Point is, even if you get a lenient person, the screen will remind them to look for the manual.

#39 io   ... Super Moderators   24779 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

io, I've traded in about 120 worth of games at best buy now. During one of my trade ins, someone was training a girl on how to do it. He was literally reading the prompts off the screen to her as they came up (as if she could not read them for herself). One of them asked whether the artwork and manual were included in the trade in. Point is, even if you get a lenient person, the screen will remind them to look for the manual.


Hmmm... I didn't think the manual was an issue at all. It never was for Dealtree PayPal trade-ins (and I believe someone above said it didn't matter for the online Best Buy credit trade-ins either). But of course in-store it could be a very different thing. So, yeah, it sounds like it isn't even worth the effort of stopping in there even when I'm driving by ;).

#40 Lemarfanz   Video Games Are Art! CAGiversary!   471 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:46 PM

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


good idea. started playing it today, MP is a Lot! of fun.

#41 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11451 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:04 PM

I would use the trade-in program more, but the people are annoying as hell when it comes to disc condition. My disc barely had a single scratch that i literally didnt even notice was there, and he deducted like half of the value off <_<

Took it to another store half an hour away and didnt have a single problem.

#42 blazenumb1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1319 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:08 AM

Thanks for the post.
Just bought two copies of Medal of Honor(360) on Amazon's warehouse deals(page 2 or 3) for $34 and saw that Best Buy is giving a $50 gift card if a trade both copies in. Sweet!!!

http://www.amazon.co...&rnid=345754011

Edited by blazenumb1, 16 March 2011 - 01:21 AM.


#43 Stimes   Get Some! CAGiversary!   2246 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

I just traded in Fallout New Vegas and Kinectables in store. Thanks op

#44 jparker1390   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:51 AM

I have one copy of medal of honor. If i order another used copy to make profit on, will they take two copies of the same game?

How long is this deal live for?

If i do the estimator on the bestbuy site, and proceed through checkout, will the "paperwork" still be valid if my second copy does not come in the mail until after the deal is no longer live?

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

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:12 AM

I verified this evening they do not accept trades without manuals. They simply won't accept a game if there is no manual included no matter what the trade in value.

It says on their website they will accept up to 3 copies of the same game per customer per year. If you do it in store just do it 2 separate times to make it less sketchy.

#46 argyle   Mr. Lucky CAGiversary!   6449 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:14 AM

Gonna ditch my Fallout: NV & probably Resonance of Fate (not on the list, but still gets a respectable $17) & pickup Yakuza 4. That's the most anyone is offering for F:NV by far, and more than I could get from selling it as well.

#47 chingychink   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:29 AM

My best buy denied me, said that their system was down and I had to take to elsewhere where their system works. Unless I bought the games from Best Buy with a actual receipt, then I can trade it in. Best Buy is retarded, but their trade-on values are great. I will try tomorrow.

#48 Qweets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:30 AM

i just traded in fallout new vegas and kinectables in store. Thanks op



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#49 jparker1390   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:32 AM

When does the promotion end?

#50 MrDenny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:13 AM

Sorry, I'm not comprehending the deal.
Is it trade 2 games for 50$ credit or is it trade 2 games and get an additional 50$ gc?

#51 gorebago   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

If I mail the games in today how long should I expect to get a gc?

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

Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Sorry, I'm not comprehending the deal.
Is it trade 2 games for 50$ credit or is it trade 2 games and get an additional 50$ gc?


Trade 2 and get giftcard worth $50 or more. Everything on the list has a tiv of at least $25.

#53 VxExLxVxExT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

it totally blows my mind that they don't have a single store on long island that accepts trade in's, but they have a bunch upstate and in the city that do...

#54 gorebago   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:17 AM

If you lock in a price and ship a game, can they lower the price when they receive it? I sent in homefront for $37 and hope they honor that price. I only ask 'cos it kind of alludes to that on the website...

#55 rockalittle00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   763 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:28 AM

it totally blows my mind that they don't have a single store on long island that accepts trade in's, but they have a bunch upstate and in the city that do...


YUUP! bastards......

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

Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

If I mail the games in today how long should I expect to get a gc?


BB is slow, since they can't put credit on your acct like Amazon. In my experience, the giftcard arrives anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks AFTER they receive it.


If you lock in a price and ship a game, can they lower the price when they receive it? I sent in homefront for $37 and hope they honor that price. I only ask 'cos it kind of alludes to that on the website...


On the flip side, you can lock in the TIV and it'll hold at that value as long as it's mailed by the "ship by" date, even if the TIV drops. I think someone mentioned you get 1 month time to send it out.

#57 Passenger57   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:47 AM

for those of you who do not like to ship or wait.


I made the mistake of trading-in games through the Best Buy website once. Worst trade-in experience of my life. I shipped my games in October and didn't get my gift card until February, no joke. And that included a perpetual cycle of me contacting customer service, them apologizing for forgetting to process my games, assuring me that everything will be taken care of, me waiting, then contacting customer service again only for them to tell me the same thing... This went on for months.

The Best Buy's trade-in program (who is really DealTree) seriously has the most unorganized trade-in system I have ever seen. I would highly suggest avoiding their trade-in program all together.. but if you have to try doing it in-store. Maybe you'll have a better experience.

#58 gorebago   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

i sent it out - cross fingers

Edited by gorebago, 19 March 2011 - 04:28 AM.


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

Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

When does this end? They still have it up on there website, but on the estimator Fallout New Vegas 360 dropped to 12. Will it just increase the value to $25?

#60 KMoney33  

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:42 PM

When does it say $50. Sorry if this has been asked I didn't see it. But, I'm all the way at the checkout screen and it says $32 (Dead rising 2 and Fable 3) still so I wasn't sure if I had to do an extra step to get the $50 gift card. Thanks!