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#1891 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:08 AM

I have to trade in my games from Hastings as Disc and case only because BB doesn't even let you look up the fucking UPC you locked in.
I called BB today and they even told me to just trade it w/o UPCs.
Of course sending in a game with cut up manuals and cover art would definitely end up in a denied trade in.

Believe me, I don't care for these manuals and cover arts lol.
But I'm also not going to skip out on 30 bucks.
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#1892 jpm804   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:17 AM

No sure if this was mentioned before in this thread but looks like they have a iphone/android BB game app that lets you scan your UPC and pulls up the trade in value.

While gimmicky might come in handy if you dont have a computer and wanted to check in trade in value.

#1893 DudeImGodly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2864 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:18 AM

i have like hundreds of unsent trade ins, i only cancel if it gets too cluttered.
i wish it would just self cancel after a month.
when they gave me half credit and i had to call and complain it was funny tho cuz the girl on the phone was like, there is no way you are sending in all these games.
haha, i mean, they only accept 3 of which per system anyway, but if im not done or if it hasnt arrived yet then i just relock it in unless the tiv dropped alot...
n yeah, people should trade in complete perfect condition games, but sometimes that's not what we are given(i.e. gohastings broken disk or gamestop disk only) so we make due with what we got. and i would be pissed too if i bought a broken game, that's why they are supposed to check them out before they send or receive them. If the system was perfect then gohastings wouldnt have sent me a disk with a lil crack in it. gamestop would guarantee complete used games. believe me, i would rather trade in a new perfect game then just a disk only game of course.

oh yeah and as a sidenote, i feel completely fine screwing companies but i wouldnt want to screw over a fellow cag or even fellow gamer. i didnt sell a broken game to another cag, i traded in a game i was sold to by gohastings to bestbuy and it still worked fine (i dont know, i dont have a 360). i know 'eventually' im screwing someone, but throw me a freakn bone, i need my flip $ to feed my kids! (lol)

I dont see how flipping games for BB Credit feeds your kids..
unless you feed them candy and soda..?
:D

#1894 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:49 AM

I dont see how flipping games for BB Credit feeds your kids..
unless you feed them candy and soda..?
:D


Maybe he sells the GCs for cash?
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#1895 JustYourAverageJoe   Dances With Deals CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:58 AM

n yeah, people should trade in complete perfect condition games, but sometimes that's not what we are given(i.e. gohastings broken disk or gamestop disk only) so we make due with what we got. and i would be pissed too if i bought a broken game, that's why they are supposed to check them out before they send or receive them. If the system was perfect then gohastings wouldnt have sent me a disk with a lil crack in it. gamestop would guarantee complete used games. believe me, i would rather trade in a new perfect game then just a disk only game of course.

Well, of course you'd want to, but you didn't. You're just passing the buck. Sure, it sucks you got a bad used game. It happens. But if you're doing that to flip them, then you get to take responsibility for what you do with that used game. You don't get blame someone else for what you ultimately do with it.

oh yeah and as a sidenote, i feel completely fine screwing companies but i wouldnt want to screw over a fellow cag or even fellow gamer. i didnt sell a broken game to another cag, i traded in a game i was sold to by gohastings to bestbuy and it still worked fine (i dont know, i dont have a 360). i know 'eventually' im screwing someone, but throw me a freakn bone, i need my flip $ to feed my kids! (lol)

And yet, you are. Why even bother saying you don't want to when you say "fuck it" and do just that? You must not hold that principle very strongly if you violated it the first chance you got. You may not have directly sold the game to another gamer, but indirectly, you did. And that doesn't really make you any less responsible. See my point above.

Also, I find it a bit ironic that you're pointing the finger at companies like goHastings for sending out broken used games traded in by people who, like you, supply them those very games knowing they're broken.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

Knock it off in here. If you see a post that requires mod attention, report it. If not, don't start fights or argue.

#1897 musicjunkie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   890 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:57 AM

No sure if this was mentioned before in this thread but looks like they have a iphone/android BB game app that lets you scan your UPC and pulls up the trade in value.

While gimmicky might come in handy if you dont have a computer and wanted to check in trade in value.

Gimmicky? Say you have 20 games you want to trade-in. You can scan each game and add it to the library within the app. The library then totals the value of the games so you know exactly what you're getting. If you don't want to trade-in a certain game because the TIV is too low just remove it and the total gets adjusted.

If you ask me this is way easier then having to type in each game name, write or copy+paste the value then add it up yourself. You also might be shopping at some store that sells games (BB, GS, etc) and see a game you have at home. If you want to know what it trades in for just use the app. Takes all of 5 seconds.


#1898 dorkyden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   728 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

that app is not accurate tho. or at least it failed me before. i looked up the value right before i do the trade in at the store and they offered me a lower value. and when I got home and I checked the web estimator and it was the same as what they offered me

#1899 bgame2   Pure Cag Smoothness CAGiversary!   3231 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

that app is not accurate tho. or at least it failed me before. i looked up the value right before i do the trade in at the store and they offered me a lower value. and when I got home and I checked the web estimator and it was the same as what they offered me



100% right. The app was completely accurate for a while. Now it isn't. While still very helpful and convenient, you cannot rely on it entirely.

#1900 SpringAvenger   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

yes.

although you're just asking for your account to be flagged with that trade in order.

But I thought you could do 3 copies of each game? Why would I get flagged?

#1901 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16051 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

But I thought you could do 3 copies of each game? Why would I get flagged?


oh you're following the rules. But who seriously has 6 copies of the same game across 2 platforms? They know you're a flipper.

I suspect it won't matter soon as they follow amazon's lead and go to 2... and then 1.

#1902 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

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#1903 Brenex   Cobra Commander CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:32 PM

the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible


You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

#1904 DudeImGodly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2864 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


Yep.
/facepalm

#1905 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Well so far I just sent BB 8 games in 2 days. Gotta send 3 more :|
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#1906 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3116 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:47 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


I think one of the rules is not talking about it tho.

#1907 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16051 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:48 PM

who cares if you get flagged right away. the number one rule of flipping is make the credit as quickly as possible, while taking advantage of the situation immediately.


The number 1 rule of flipping is to not screw yourself over so you can't keep flipping.

It's amazing to me how people still don't understand the golden goose story.

#1908 Toss   @TraderToss CAGiversary!   1536 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

The number 1 rule of flipping is to not screw yourself over so you can't keep flipping.

It's amazing to me how people still don't understand the golden goose story.



This definitely the number one rule!

#1909 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9589 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:05 PM

yep. well said.

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#1910 Japakneez   You are big foo CAGiversary!   2268 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:14 PM

This definitely the number one rule!



Didn't you admit to trading in 200 hdmi cables to Gamestop? How are you not flagged lol ;)

#1911 arsenal_fan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   592 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:55 PM

So who flags whom here? Best Buy corporate flags you if you sent in too many trades or your local store flags you if you trade there too often? I usually go to a couple of Best Buys to avoid being recognized. But I have only traded in 9 games till date at BB.

#1912 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:19 AM

You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

Yeah. I admit I broke the cardinal rule of flipping, which is to space out your flips and not get too greedy.:cry: But I thought the days of HDMI cable flipping were soon to be done and I didn't wanna be stuck with a caseful of them.;)

Lesson learned.

I may try some out of town flipping to GS tomorrow just to see if the system brings me up as banned or not. If it does and the transaction won't even go through then I'll know for sure.;) I'll probably try at the store which had a ton of pennied guides that I didn't grabthat cleaned them all out now.:cry:

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#1913 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:52 AM

You must be new to this :roll: ask IATCG how well that worked out for him

Nah, I've been doing it for awhile. Got a ps3 and games back when I bought 25+ fairytale fights from BB for free then traded them all in BBV for 24 a piece. Then used that to flip credit to gamestop. Or the old kmart clearance. And the circuit city 5 sale. Or the 650 I have in best buy gift cards from the last b2g1.

#1914 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:20 AM

wow, wise words of flipping from confoosious himself ;)

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#1915 Toss   @TraderToss CAGiversary!   1536 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:28 AM

Didn't you admit to trading in 200 hdmi cables to Gamestop? How are you not flagged lol ;)


Touche!

Flagged probably, but not banned! :D - I'm suprised too!
Those went to about 25 stores in 2 states!

#1916 DudeImGodly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2864 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:12 AM

Nah, I've been doing it for awhile. Got a ps3 and games back when I bought 25+ fairytale fights from BB for free then traded them all in BBV for 24 a piece. Then used that to flip credit to gamestop. Or the old kmart clearance. And the circuit city 5 sale. Or the 650 I have in best buy gift cards from the last b2g1.


Nah you're not a flipper. Just an asshole.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:25 AM

Nah, I've been doing it for awhile. Got a ps3 and games back when I bought 25+ fairytale fights from BB for free then traded them all in BBV for 24 a piece. Then used that to flip credit to gamestop. Or the old kmart clearance. And the circuit city 5 sale. Or the 650 I have in best buy gift cards from the last b2g1.


This is why we can't have nice things.

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#1918 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:34 AM

Nah you're not a flipper. Just an asshole.

QFT.
25 Fairytale fights? :O
I mean like 10 tops man :P
But I got zero. But that was before I was interested in flipping.
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#1919 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

Ya, you missed out big time on the Fairytale Fights coupon. That was all from two stores. It helps to make friends with store managers, they even pulled games from the back for me.

There are no shortcuts. No do-overs. What happened, happened. Trust me. I know. All of this matters.

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#1920 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

Nah I don't mind. I've done bigger flips than that, I can assure you.
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