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#5041 Jackovasaurus   And ya say Chi-City CAGiversary!   1382 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:28 PM

No its still 100%, if you click on the link in the OP its states it at the bottom of the page. I always go by that.


Ah. Thanks a lot bro.

#5042 GenTrapstar   CAG! CEO CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

So for being an unlocked member. I can get Witcher 2 for $10 and then later on trade it in for $24.

#5043 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21688 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

Passports? That's a new. I thought since they take your fingerprint it doesn't matter if you are using another form of ID?


Not every BB does that. Mine doesn't. They just wanted to see my license.

#5044 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3562 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

No its still 100%, if you click on the link in the OP its states it at the bottom of the page. I always go by that.


Sorry for typo, don't know how it took this long for someone to spot it/mention it, but fixed now. Unfortunately I update the OP from my phone a lot.

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#5045 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

Sweet. It looks like I can trade in some games today and get about $72 for 5 for them, including two that I got from either DOTD's or that gaming blowout for less or just about break even.:D

After the 100% bonus & GCU, I should be getting the following:

All :ps3:

Neverdead-$10.50($.09 to 'rent' it for a month from the gaming blowout:D)
Disney Universe-$10.50(paid $8 from a DOTD)
Dead Rising 2-$12.60(paid $8 on clearance @ Target with a pp Visa converted from BB credit;))
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record-$12.60(had BB PM it to I think $20 before that was the MSRP, losing on this one:bomb:)

And the biggun:

Saint's Row The Third-$25.20(paid $40 in cred from Amazon, played the hell outta it though;))

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#5046 FFWRX   Don't Blink! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

The gaming specialist at my store said that the 100% thing was running until Oct 6th.

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#5047 aircobra   The Wind CAGiversary!   2055 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:44 PM

The gaming specialist at my store said that the 100% thing was running until Oct 6th.


Same here.

#5048 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

That's what I was told as well, which gives me about a month to blow through the three games I picked up earlier(Prototype 2, Sleeping Dogs & Darksiders II) and maybe even give my one buddy at least P2 and DS2 to try finishing as well. Although knowing my luck he'll procrastinate like the last time I told him to do a speed run through a game he wanted to play that I picked up.:bomb:

Hopefully their tiv's remain the same as they are now, since then I can make a whopping $1 something in profit for playing all three within that time frame.:lol:

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#5049 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4851 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

Does anyone else's stores have them trade their games in at the Geek Squad counter? This seems weird to me, when they have a Gaming Counter with a sign that says Game Trade-in as well.

I especially enjoyed being sent there with a trade in and then having to go to a separate kiosk to preorder something. Well I would have had I had more time, since the Geek Squad guy was taking a while (understandably so) helping a man with his broken laptop and after 10-15 minutes I really needed to get going to work.

#5050 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3562 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:06 AM

Does anyone else's stores have them trade their games in at the Geek Squad counter? This seems weird to me, when they have a Gaming Counter with a sign that says Game Trade-in as well.

I especially enjoyed being sent there with a trade in and then having to go to a separate kiosk to preorder something. Well I would have had I had more time, since the Geek Squad guy was taking a while (understandably so) helping a man with his broken laptop and after 10-15 minutes I really needed to get going to work.


This is becoming more common. I think that Best Buy is phasing out the independent gaming counters (about a year after they went out of their way to incorporate them). I've seen two stores getting a new remodel, which seems to be taking a sort of Mac store vibe to it, and in both of them the gaming counter appears to be getting the axe. Least that's what it looked like/I remember.

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#5051 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:33 AM

Before they started hiring the gaming reps to specifically do trade-ins you used to always have to go to customer service/Geek Squad at my closest two stores. Since then I've only had to do a single trade up at customer service and that only when they couldn't find the gaming rep to do them. One of the managers' I interviewed with last year for a job with them did my trade in last time.

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#5052 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:35 AM

This is becoming more common. I think that Best Buy is phasing out the independent gaming counters (about a year after they went out of their way to incorporate them). I've seen two stores getting a new remodel, which seems to be taking a sort of Mac store vibe to it, and in both of them the gaming counter appears to be getting the axe. Least that's what it looked like/I remember.

At my closest store, the security guy standing/sitting by the front doors got the axe or at least his desk did. According to one of the managers the LP people are milling about the store now instead of just slapping hot pink BB stickers on your trades when you bring them in the door or checking receipts if your item wasn't properly deactivated before trying to exit the store.

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#5053 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:49 AM

Just traded in Witcher 2 for $25.20. Not too shabby when it only cost me $10 + tax a few days ago.
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#5054 shurija   Geronimo! CAGiversary!   1345 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:36 AM

I just came back from BB doing my first trade-in since half a year ago. I traded in 17 games and got a $392 gift card. One of the employees told me that I didn't get the highest; someone else traded in 40 games that totaled out to be $600. Time to start my preorders with these BB credit.

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#5055 marineal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:17 AM

The Store in El Centro, California currently does not accept trade-ins because there's a problem with the signature capturing device. It's been like that for almost a week and i doubt they'll have it ready before saturday.

#5056 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:19 AM

Just traded in Witcher 2 for $25.20. Not too shabby when it only cost me $10 + tax a few days ago.


How did you get it for $10? The coupon was $30 and the game was $50.

#5057 GodSmackedMe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   623 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:36 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...her 2&lp=1&cp=1

Not currently :D

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#5058 gunstar808   Capitalism, Ho! CAGiversary!   882 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:36 AM

How did you get it for $10? The coupon was $30 and the game was $50.


Was $50.

#5059 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:38 AM

Was $50.


Crap. Looks like I need to get a PM hopefully. I bought this on Sunday WTF?

Is this a price drop. Not sure when I will be getting there.

Thanks also!

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#5060 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

Crap. Looks like I need to get a PM hopefully. I bought this on Sunday WTF?

Is this a price drop. Not sure when I will be getting there.

Thanks also!


better do it quick, sometimes bestbuy rises / lower their prices randomly, lol

#5061 Vigilante   CAG is the Key CAGiversary!   34924 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:20 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...her 2&lp=1&cp=1

Not currently :D

For whatever reason, that isn't reflecting the current in-store price of $39.99 for The Witcher 2, since I checked the online page as soon as the new drop was mentioned and still saw $49.99, so it must be an in-store-only drop.

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#5062 JasonStatham   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

Traded in Modern Warefare 1 2 and 3 for $50 total... Wow.

Going back later this week to return Mortal Kombat and Resistance 1 2 and 3 for $38.

Before anyone says anything, I really didn't enjoy the Resistance games enough to beat them again (never played multi) and was too annoyed by the Modern Warfare multi, though that was fun for a few years.

#5063 GodSmackedMe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   623 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:12 AM

For whatever reason, that isn't reflecting the current in-store price of $39.99 for The Witcher 2, since I checked the online page as soon as the new drop was mentioned and still saw $49.99, so it must be an in-store-only drop.


Odd. Maybe refresh... login.... or enter zip? idk, shows 39.99 for me :-s

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#5064 iduncurr   McNubbin CAGiversary!   2533 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:42 AM

I'll be honest...I'm surprised I'm not banned from trading cause I just realized I traded in Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 5 times...I've only started trading to Best Buy since April.

I didn't really keep track of what I was trading >_>

#5065 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:47 AM

Man I just saw that I did not get my 10% from the trades I did today. It was only $3.20 but now it most likely won't post to my RZ account so I won't get the points either. The girl was new and I got distracted talking to another gaming rep about price matching TRU's 2 for $60. I even said to her to add the unlocked bonus and she said she would. Can't let your guard down one second with new people I guess. :)

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#5066 shurija   Geronimo! CAGiversary!   1345 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:54 AM

Man I just saw that I did not get my 10% from the trades I did today. It was only $3.20 but now it most likely won't post to my RZ account so I won't get the points either. The girl was new and I got distracted talking to another gaming rep about price matching TRU's 2 for $60. I even said to her to add the unlocked bonus and she said she would. Can't let your guard down one second with new people I guess. :)


I always check the paper with all the trade in values in case if anything dropped right at that moment or if the 10% got applied before I sign it.

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#5067 V4Oldboy   Vengeance 4 Oldboy CAGiversary!   3838 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

I need to find my print out for my last trade in and make sure I got the 10%. I think I did looking at the total.

Nevermind, it has to be since it had change on it. And not ending in 0.25, 0.50 or 0.75.

So I guess to make sure you get the 10%, check the total. Even #= likely you didn't get it.

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#5068 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:56 AM

I'll be honest...I'm surprised I'm not banned from trading cause I just realized I traded in Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 5 times...I've only started trading to Best Buy since April.

I didn't really keep track of what I was trading >_>

You can go over 3 I've done it by accident & haven't had an issue. But I think the # of games that go over 3 will do it.

This is becoming more common. I think that Best Buy is phasing out the independent gaming counters (about a year after they went out of their way to incorporate them). I've seen two stores getting a new remodel, which seems to be taking a sort of Mac store vibe to it, and in both of them the gaming counter appears to be getting the axe. Least that's what it looked like/I remember.

There was a survey sent out a few months ago regarding the remodel it'll be a area for all ?'s & stuff. I see several stores are moving their door security people since all 4 stores I went to since sat. had the monitors removed altogether.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

If you have any of the Naruto or Cars 2 games you should check the values
$14 Cars 2 PSP probably the highest PSP title
$12 for all other cars 2 versions
$10 Cars Race o Roma all versions(except PSP/PS2)

$24 Naruto UNSG
4 other Naruto titles net $12
2 other Naruto titles net $10
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#5070 Dunder   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

BB dropped the TIV on Witcher 2 overnight down to $5 base. It was $12 yesterday.

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