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50% Trade-in bonus at Gamestop


#1 ScottBigGame   CAG 4-Life CAGiversary!   556 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

A couple Gamestop stores in my area North Wales, Pa are running a 50% trade-in bonus.

I didn't see it posted anywhere else.

#2 kingsnuff  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:50 PM

Is this the store acorss the street from the mall? I was heading there today...

#3 SuperMario64   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:00 PM

PA? I live in PA!

#4 VindictiveGnome   Cleared to engage. CAGiversary!   705 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:14 PM

I just called the Gamestop in Carrollton, GA and they're not doing it.

#5 Jimmienoman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3547 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:22 PM

They seem to be doing this if there is a BB nearby the store. Still highly YMMV but just call them up. It gets sprung on them last minute and isn't a planned bonus so you may get employees that know nothing about it.

#6 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:22 PM

Saw it at a local one...it's definitely a YMMV-type situation; usually only at GS' that are close or next to a Best Buy. It was said that it was up to the District Manager's discretion on allowing certain stores to do it.

#7 SadPanda99   I hate know it alls CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

the fact they are secret sales, cracks me up. The only person who would actually benefit from the increase is someone who was already going to trade anyway. DoH!!

#8 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:26 PM

No kidding! I just traded in $140 (including the 30% bonus for over 7 games, and the EDGE/PUR 10%) worth of games yesterday at a GS just across town. I probably could have netted another $15-20 more if I went to the one with the bonus today, had I known about it...

#9 Gatorsfan35   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

I called 6 GS in Central Florida and all of them said they arent running this promotion.

#10 ijustw1n   Banned Banned   1270 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:46 PM

If this is due to best buy, that's awesome. Bout time someone put some pressure on and gamestop and make them compete.

#11 akir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   511 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:06 PM

Gamestop I visited to get the Uncharted Dual Pack was running this promo and the manager said there were only 2 others nearby running the same sale. This is the southtown gamestop in Bloomington.

#12 Organ Donor   "Your punch is soft... just like your heart!" CAGiversary!   1277 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:17 PM

I just posted a thread in the regional deals section about this. They are running this promo at the GS on South St. in Philadelphia. I've called around and none of the other GS stores in the area are running the promo.

#13 Uso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:33 PM

I just posted a thread in the regional deals section about this. They are running this promo at the GS on South St. in Philadelphia. I've called around and none of the other GS stores in the area are running the promo.


What about the one @ 3rd/24th and Oregon ave?

#14 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:03 PM

Just saw this in mchenry, il

#15 Magicman103   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   327 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:35 PM

I can confirm this is active at the garden state racetrack gamestop in NJ. I just got back from trading in 9 games for $130 of credit. :D

Also confirming that this is probably for stores with a best buy near them. Literally there is a best buy not even 300 feet from my local store in the same shopping center.

#16 kk012   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   917 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:10 PM

Does anyone know if any SF Bay Area GS have this 50% trade-in bonus?

#17 akalboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:40 PM

Anyone see this in any LA GS yet?

#18 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14848 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:45 PM

Saw it at a local one...it's definitely a YMMV-type situation; usually only at GS' that are close or next to a Best Buy. It was said that it was up to the District Manager's discretion on allowing certain stores to do it.


Yep any store near a BB that's struggling on trades can have this activated for a 3-day period and it's completely random as others have said.

#19 SailorDaravon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:47 PM

Actually saw a sign advertising this today at the outside Gamestop in Roanoke VA that's right next to a Best Buy (there's a mall right next door that also has a Gamestop in it, don't know about that one).

#20 Brother Daz   Scotch and yes? CAGiversary!   7830 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:52 PM

Confirmed at a GS here in Colorado Springs, and it is one that is right by a BB (Falcon Landing store, N Academy for any locals wondering)

#21 xskaxninjax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

This has been discussed in the past before. Like others have said, only specific stores are allowed these sales, and almost always ones near a Best Buy (or other like competition, I suppose). If you ever see any of these promos running one weekend, it's safe to say the same exact stores are going to have promos the following weekend. They will have different ones nearly every weekend but are specific to those "exclusive" stores. So yeah, let's hope this is the last thread like this, although I wholly expect to see another one in a week or two.

#22 ScottBigGame   CAG 4-Life CAGiversary!   556 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:07 PM

Is this the store acorss the street from the mall? I was heading there today...


The store in Montgomery Mall was doing it and the one at Airport Square (near the Best Buy) were the ones.

I was at the mall and saw the signs then I called the Airport Square store to see if they were doing it, so I didn't have to go back to the mall. They said it was active till the 17th or something like that.

#23 Just Some Guy   Spare Some Change CAGiversary!   2419 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:24 PM

hmm should probably check my gamestop in the plaza, it is like only one block away from bestbuy where I trade most of my games so they should have this promotion

#24 windsmere   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:29 PM

Closest one to me is Florence, Ky the one on Turfway Rd.

#25 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7283 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:38 PM

LOL ^ didn't see any signage at the one one Mall Rd, didn't ask.... Was pre-ordering MW3 Hardened since I gotta have it at midnight. :D

Florence KY

#26 goemon12677   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:47 PM

Gamestop in Harford Mall in Bel Air MD also doing this.

#27 windsmere   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:52 PM

LOL ^ didn't see any signage at the one one Mall Rd, didn't ask.... Was pre-ordering MW3 Hardened since I gotta have it at midnight. :D

Florence KY


Yeah I live in Colerain so that far doesnt help me out at all lol

Edited by windsmere, 10 September 2011 - 12:02 AM.


#28 ivana89   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

called GS #6120 in pleasant hill, ca (bbuy 1.0mi away). CSR said he 'hadn't heard of this sale' & 'sales promos come from corporate, not individual locations.' um, OK.

semi-related questions: roomie left pile of stuff, including
1. game cases w/manuals but not the games themselves. GS says it doesn't pay for these: anywhere that does?
2. BDs some still in shrink wrap, some opened: best place to cash in?

TIA.

#29 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:41 AM

My gamestop, which is probably 600 feet from a Best Buy, is running this promotion. I was in buying 99c ps2 games, wish I'd known I would've brought some games in. I'll probably be back tomorrow.

#30 Calinks   Chief Executive of St. Paul CAGing CAGiversary!   1154 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:28 AM

About 5-6 years back we had the sweetest deal going on at my Gamestop. There was a another store in the same strip mall just about a 20 second walk away that sold games. They often had cheaper prices. To counter, gamestop gave every current gen game (which at the time I believe was Xbox/PS2 an additional $5 credit no matter what.

That meany if you brought in 4 games you were guaranteed $20. I had some field days with that one. I could bring in 5 games that may have been worth $20 credit but that $5 bump would net me $45. I was really upset the day the other store moved out.