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


#61 KMoney33  

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:13 PM

That's because the games that were on the list were supposed to remain at a $25 TIV, but some of them have since dropped. So it was supposed to be a $25 TIV per game and NOT a $50 guaranteed gift card.



Ohh, makes sense. I tried trading them in at Amazon about 2 weeks ago and was getting about $50 for both and they were declined for being "incorrect items" didn't make any sense since I checked to make sure they were the exact versions. Just sucks because now those prices dropped significantly. Thanks for the update.

#62 Rhett   Global Defense Initiative CAGiversary!   2290 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:22 AM

I just found out the local store takes trade-ins... how anal are they about trading in-store? Traded once in the past, went flawlessly though it took a while, through the mail.

Just curious how the process goes vs Gamestop, for example.

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

Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

Nice, Fallout New Vegas is showing back up at $25. Hell yeah.

#64 Rhett   Global Defense Initiative CAGiversary!   2290 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:46 AM

So... I just packaged up a game, and sealed it... and I forgot to slip the shipping manifest in. (shows value/trade-in ID)

Is it required or not? Seems like they can look me up via name/address and find it under my account, but I'd rather be certain. First time I've forgotten to do this, but it's such a small amount of info/text, unlike Amazon. -.-

#65 GtoTheNextLevel  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:33 PM

I just found out the local store takes trade-ins... how anal are they about trading in-store? Traded once in the past, went flawlessly though it took a while, through the mail.

Just curious how the process goes vs Gamestop, for example.


When the BB in-store trade-In process started it was terrible. I personally did it when it first started and it took like an hour for them to get me my gift card, not all the stores could do it (because some stores are not allowed to accept trade-ins of any kind without it being purchased at Best Buy, and I think some still are like that), and then you had to surrender a lot of personal info just to trade in a few games.

It's a big focus for the company this fiscal year, so they have stepped their game up in making it a lot faster and easier for the associates to do it, so it has gotten a lot better. Last time I traded in a few games last week, it took all of 10 minutes.

#66 Composure   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:43 PM

About time they brought the trade in to the BB around me.

#67 Rhett   Global Defense Initiative CAGiversary!   2290 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:09 AM

New question, because Best Buy decided to use a hellishly confusing shipping label that includes two methods, and about 4 barcodes...

So uh... I mailed the package via USPS (apparently the same label can be used for UPS or USPS), and I notice there isn't really a tracking number on it (for USPS). Just a 'Parcel Select Return Service' number. I folded the shipping label over the UPS barcode so it hopefully wouldn't confuse the mail man, if it makes a difference.

But yeah, kind of weird. Anyone else do a BB mail-in trade lately and have anything to add?

#68 iluvmywife   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   484 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 03:29 AM

New question, because Best Buy decided to use a hellishly confusing shipping label that includes two methods, and about 4 barcodes...

So uh... I mailed the package via USPS (apparently the same label can be used for UPS or USPS), and I notice there isn't really a tracking number on it (for USPS). Just a 'Parcel Select Return Service' number. I folded the shipping label over the UPS barcode so it hopefully wouldn't confuse the mail man, if it makes a difference.

But yeah, kind of weird. Anyone else do a BB mail-in trade lately and have anything to add?



Just a FYI, but you should not fold over the label to cover the UPS barcode.

The label is intended to have both USPS and UPS labels and barcode. It is know as a UPS Basic or Sure Post.

#69 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3846 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:00 AM

Just traded in Assassin's Creed II :360: for $15. I was about to try and post it for sale on Amazon Marketplace, but I would have gotten maybe $9-$10 if I went that route.

#70 fujimitsu   I came to drink milk CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:15 AM

Just got $25 for new vegas that i pulled from a $30 CE. Went much smoother than expected. Might have to start checking BB TiVs more.

#71 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16351 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:17 AM

I really like Best Buy trade in. But you gotta do it in person. Sending it in takes forever.

fujimitsu - did that FNV have a upc code?

#72 fujimitsu   I came to drink milk CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:31 AM

I really like Best Buy trade in. But you gotta do it in person. Sending it in takes forever.

fujimitsu - did that FNV have a upc code?


It did, and I'm assuming it's the same as the NTSC one. They scanned it and gave me the credit no questions asked.

This is ps3 by the way. Looked to be the normal release, still had the "do not sell before xx/xx/10" tape on it.

#73 Rhett   Global Defense Initiative CAGiversary!   2290 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:37 AM

Just a FYI, but you should not fold over the label to cover the UPS barcode.

The label is intended to have both USPS and UPS labels and barcode. It is know as a UPS Basic or Sure Post.


Never seen it before. I don't even think it was like that for the last BB trade I did...

Makes sense though. Think the USPS will return it to me since they can't really hand it off to UPS? (as far as I know)

Maybe I can get it back from them with a copy of the shipping label. *sigh*

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

Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

Do all bestbuy take trade in for games now? Are they picky on scratched games or missing manuals?

#75 jacknicklson  

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

Do they take sealed games?

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

Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

yeah I'd be all over this deal buy 2 get 1 free from gamestop NV assuming the TIV still holds trade in 3 copies of new vegas!

#77 airjumpman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:37 PM

Does anyone know if the trade-in limit of 3 applies to a specific game across all platforms or to a specific game on a single system? In other words, can you trade 3 copies of the same game on PS3 and then 3 of that same game on Xbox 360?

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

Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:47 PM

I never traded into BB before this is a good way as I have gamestop credit. What if you trade in on different accounts on same household?

#79 jdb230   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   465 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

Do they take sealed games?


I've sent in sealed ones before (as well as to amazon) and received redit with no problem. I wouldn't take in sealed ones to a store though....they might deny it like gamestop does.

#80 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1672 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:20 PM

man im tempted to do this but with gamestop buy 2 get 1 this at the end of this week maybe ill pass and give them my credit

#81 joshtd   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:03 AM

Does anyone know if the trade-in limit of 3 applies to a specific game across all platforms or to a specific game on a single system? In other words, can you trade 3 copies of the same game on PS3 and then 3 of that same game on Xbox 360?


The 3 game limit is per system, so you can trade in 3 copies of a PS3 version and 3 copies of the Xbox 360 version of a game. I have personally done this with Shaun White Skateboarding a couple of months ago.

#82 dmdragon   Likes PIE CAGiversary!   1895 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:54 AM

Am I missing something here? Most of those games are way more than 25 trade in. Killzone 3 is 32, dragon age 2 is 38 and bulletstorm is 32. All are way higher than 25, doesn't seem like such a good deal that way.

#83 unc13 buck   MainelyCAGGIN' CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

Went to worst buy last night and they let me trade in 4 copies of fallout nv for 360...gonna hold out until tomorrow to hit them up again for more credit.

#84 skulls dont fade   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

Am I missing something here? Most of those games are way more than 25 trade in. Killzone 3 is 32, dragon age 2 is 38 and bulletstorm is 32. All are way higher than 25, doesn't seem like such a good deal that way.


you get a gift card with a value of AT LEAST $50

#85 dmdragon   Likes PIE CAGiversary!   1895 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:06 PM

you get a gift card with a value of AT LEAST $50


But that's kind of useless when everything combined with each other will get you one for MORE than that.

#86 YouGonnaEatThat   Well, Are you? CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

But that's kind of useless when everything combined with each other will get you one for MORE than that.



AT LEAST means that is the minimum amount of money you will get.....you will get more if your credit is valued as such :lol:

#87 dmdragon   Likes PIE CAGiversary!   1895 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

It seems less of a "deal" and more of a "Get them in here thinking they will get 25 each for them and then blow their minds with our damn good trade in values"

So yes, I know what "at least" means, just isn't really a deal is what I'm saying lol

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

Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:01 PM

The two times Ive traded into Best Buy they just check drivers lincense. My fingerprints havent been checked.

#89 coolrust   Kupalizm Mode CAGiversary!   1003 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:57 PM

There are some location that requires a fingerprint. One time, I went to different best buy, and I shocked too that they requires fingerprint. They said eventually all best buy will have the fingerprint machine for trade ins.

#90 Nazgul11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:03 PM

I've got a simple question. Everyone here is talking about buying multiple copies of New Vegas at GameStop and flipping them here at Best Buy. Here's my question...is everyone referring to the new copy that is on sale for $19.99, or the pre-owned copy that you can get for $17.99. If you get $50 from Best Buy either way, it wouldn't make sense to buy new from GS.