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#5431 Flacksguy  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Can someone help me i'm trying to figure out if this is worth the trip because my nearest bestbuy is 25 miles away from me.I have some games that i wanted to trade at gamestop but the latest promo doesn't seem worth it, in theory should i be able to trade in m games a bestbuy with the 100% trade in bonus and preorder blops2 with the free 20 dollars gift certificate?I'm a little confused with bestbuy tradein program.



Use this to figure out the Trade in Value to see if it's worth in. Just double the quote they give you.

http://www.bestbuy.c...earch&platform=


I have that link bookmarked on my phone....I'm always checking TIVs.
Speaking of which, I can't believe Darksiders II went UP!! It's $40 now.

Shoulda held onto it a little longer.

#5432 Jay   Free and Fearless CAGiversary!   1618 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

Trade your games get the 100% bonus, no preorder is required. Print a ticket from the kiosk and pay the $5.00 for the blops 2 preorder. When you do the preorder be sure that the cashier scans your reward zone card. Then when the game is released you pay the balance due at the time of purchase. The 100% has nothing to do with the preorder. And the $20.00 preorder certificate should be issued 30 days after the game is picked up.


I don't have a rewards card,is it free or something you have to pay for?

#5433 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10048 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:13 PM

Use this to figure out the Trade in Value to see if it's worth in. Just double the quote they give you.

http://www.bestbuy.c...earch&platform=


I have that link bookmarked on my phone....I'm always checking TIVs.
Speaking of which, I can't believe Darksiders II went UP!! It's $40 now.

Shoulda held onto it a little longer.


Best buy also has Video Game Trade-In Android app that's pretty useful. It can scan the UPC of your game and give you the base value.

#5434 HououinK   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:18 PM

I don't have a rewards card,is it free or something you have to pay for?


Reward Zone is free but you need Gamers Unlocked to get the $20 deal

#5435 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3668 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

Best buy also has Video Game Trade-In Android app that's pretty useful. It can scan the UPC of your game and give you the base value.


I often find the values are off and wouldn't recommend the app...

#5436 klimb22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2466 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

Best buy also has Video Game Trade-In Android app that's pretty useful. It can scan the UPC of your game and give you the base value.


I often find the values are off and wouldn't recommend the app...

The iOS version is pretty much spot on. It was a life/time saver during the Blockbuster Video video game sale days. Pretty much picked up every game on the shelf/table and scanned it to see if the TIV was worth it

...but I do recommend using the website whenever possible.

#5437 mark_IV   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   292 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:34 AM

I don't have a rewards card,is it free or something you have to pay for?


As stated above, Reward Zone is free but you will need to pay for the "Gamer's Club Unlocked" membership to take advantage of the $20.00 preorder promotion. All of the info on the program can be found here. I would recommend you join as the monthly coupons and Gamer's Club Unlocked offer savings will pay for the membership. Plus you get an additional 10% trade in credit as well.

I would compare trade in values with the Gamestop TIV thread as well since Gamestop is offering a tiered promo right now that doesn't require a preorder. If you have a lot of games to trade you can maximize your credit by splitting them up and trading to the stores that offer the highest value after bonuses for each individual game.

Edited by mark_IV, 22 September 2012 - 01:45 AM.


#5438 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11542 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:38 AM

I don't have a rewards card,is it free or something you have to pay for?

You need to join GCU, now!

#5439 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10048 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:49 AM

I often find the values are off and wouldn't recommend the app...


I haven't done much trading into BB for awhile so thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to check the website anyways.

#5440 panda911   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   996 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:12 AM

Use this to figure out the Trade in Value to see if it's worth in. Just double the quote they give you.

http://www.bestbuy.c...earch&platform=


I have that link bookmarked on my phone....I'm always checking TIVs.
Speaking of which, I can't believe Darksiders II went UP!! It's $40 now.

Shoulda held onto it a little longer.


Darksiders 2 has been 20 since last week. That wasn't a recent change.

#5441

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:46 AM

so has anyone actually tried flipping the 5 for a dollar PS2 games to best buy for 50 cents each? I'm tempted to try it to get borderlands 2 half price, but bringing in over 100 disc only ps2 games to have them look up individually seems like a great way to get the police called, or just plain denied.

At the same time with ps2 games at $0.19 each at gamestop, getting $0.50 each with the 100% trade boost, a $60 retail game would only be about $22.80+tax if you traded in about 120 ps2 games.

#5442 orangecrush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   561 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

orangecrush

Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:16 AM

so has anyone actually tried flipping the 5 for a dollar PS2 games to best buy for 50 cents each? I'm tempted to try it to get borderlands 2 half price, but bringing in over 100 disc only ps2 games to have them look up individually seems like a great way to get the police called, or just plain denied.

At the same time with ps2 games at $0.19 each at gamestop, getting $0.50 each with the 100% trade boost, a $60 retail game would only be about $22.80+tax if you traded in about 120 ps2 games.

Not worth getting banned as a dealer for $40 and hours of time.

#5443

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:32 AM

It could be okay, if you did it over the course of a week. I pass 2 best buys on the way home from work. Put all those disc only PS2 games in a cd wallet, tell them you're getting rid of your old games and never kept the cases, they'll look them up. It would take some time though.

The waste of time is what's keeping me from doing it.

#5444 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11238 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:41 AM

Damn, Lollipop Chainsaw dropped from 14 to 12 ;/

#5445 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8529 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:32 AM

yep and spec ops dropped also. damn wish i would have grabbed some game of thrones earlier to flip from that gamefly sale but all out of stock now. 10->25 would have been awesome. oh wellz

#5446 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36716 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

I made an awesome trade-in today: Sleeping Dogs (:360:) for $33.60 after bonuses (bought for $30 from BBY by PMing TRU's 2-for-$60 deal, and I got all of the achievements, so it's like BBY paid me $3.60 to 100% the game :razz:) and Glee Karaoke Revolution Vol. 3 (:360:) for $12.60 after bonuses (bought for $4.99 from Newegg). :D

To top it all off, the employee who processed my trade-in was able to give me the Borderlands 2 (:ps3:) preorder DLC that I was supposed to receive but didn't due to a barcode mixup between the PS3 and PC versions for free thanks to my having proof that I should have received it. \\:D/

#5447 ryne candy   Duck Duck Duck CAGiversary!   487 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

ryne candy

Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

How do they consider you a dealer? I traded 21 games for $197 with ease... no duplications.

#5448 thelwig14   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   464 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

How do they consider you a dealer? I traded 21 games for $197 with ease... no duplications.



This needs to be sticky'd.

There are triggers in the system that flag your account. Then a loss prevention specialist examines the flagged account and then decides if a ban is warranted.

The triggers include volume of games and trade in credit.

Once flagged, it is completely subjective whether a ban is dropped.

#5449 Fukurou   Banned Banned   719 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Fukurou

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:03 AM

This needs to be sticky'd.

There are triggers in the system that flag your account. Then a loss prevention specialist examines the flagged account and then decides if a ban is warranted.

The triggers include volume of games and trade in credit.

Once flagged, it is completely subjective whether a ban is dropped.

I think he's asking how do they consider you a dealer and just deny you the trade, not how they ban you for excessive flips. Like Gamestop. In order for them to consider you a dealer, you either have to tell them you're dealing or buy/sell a high volume of games at a time.

#5450 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10582 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

I am sure I have just been lucky or those getting banned are doing some serious trades. I have done $1840 in trades (before bonuses) since 2/12 this year according to my RZ account. If I have not been banned then it is definitely either super high volumes or it is subjective after the account is flagged.

I do have receipts for every game though so I would try to fight a ban that way if possible

#5451 klimb22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2466 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:26 AM

I am sure I have just been lucky or those getting banned are doing some serious trades. I have done $1840 in trades (before bonuses) since 2/12 this year according to my RZ account. If I have not been banned then it is definitely either super high volumes or it is subjective after the account is flagged.

I do have receipts for every game though so I would try to fight a ban that way if possible

You're no where near being banned if that's all you've done. As long as you don't go over the "3 per" limit you should be fine at that pace.

#5452 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:29 AM

I am sure I have just been lucky or those getting banned are doing some serious trades. I have done $1840 in trades (before bonuses) since 2/12 this year according to my RZ account. If I have not been banned then it is definitely either super high volumes or it is subjective after the account is flagged.

I do have receipts for every game though so I would try to fight a ban that way if possible


you might as well go all out, it is just a matter of time

#5453 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10582 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:39 AM

You're no where near being banned if that's all you've done. As long as you don't go over the "3 per" limit you should be fine at that pace.


you might as well go all out, it is just a matter of time


Something tells me only one has an informed opinion.

#5454 caMOFOg   Where you at mang? CAGiversary!   243 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:46 AM

You're no where near being banned if that's all you've done. As long as you don't go over the "3 per" limit you should be fine at that pace.


Has anyone traded over 3 per title and not get banned?

#5455 Dapper Bulldawg   go dawgs CAGiversary!   461 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Dapper Bulldawg

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:48 AM

My BB never gives me my gamer unlocked extra 10% or my RZ points on trade ins. Never. Traded in ncaa and mp3 today. No extra 10%, no RZ points. It didnt help the girl had no idea what she was doing.

#5456 WTFD4V1D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

WTFD4V1D

Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

Is there any way to see what games that you traded in without having to go through your transaction list one by one?

#5457 PhilsUtley26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

PhilsUtley26

Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:12 AM

My BB never gives me my gamer unlocked extra 10% or my RZ points on trade ins. Never. Traded in ncaa and mp3 today. No extra 10%, no RZ points. It didnt help the girl had no idea what she was doing.


You have to tell them straight up your gamers unlock member. Guy did same to me then I said what about 10% extra which I gave him my phone number. Took longer than usual as he said they just put in a new system. On my copy back it had games listed then separate section had 10% extra for gamers unlock.

#5458

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

I was banned in the ps2 gs to bb stuff last year.

Probably due to trade in volume, although with so many ps2 sports games its hard to tell if I went over the 3 titles limit.

#5459 mazinga z   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

mazinga z

Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:16 AM

Yeah,they do that all the time, I gotta tell them to add it to my trades too. Not to mention that they have no dedicated employees in the game dept, so I always get the trainer mode people aka 45 minutes to trade in 2 games,lol.

#5460 SadPanda99   I hate know it alls CAGiversary!   4577 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:27 AM

I was banned in the ps2 gs to bb stuff last year.

Probably due to trade in volume, although with so many ps2 sports games its hard to tell if I went over the 3 titles limit.


I'm no longer banned, the system seems to have reset with the new software they use.