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#5761 perfectsil   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Well that -used- to be the rule, 3 copies per console. BUT a few people have said that they changed it to 1 copy per console per year.


that can't be true, I have traded in 2-3 copies of the same game/console, I've not been banned as of Monday

#5762 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

Still think the banning does not follow some set of rules that are set in stone. I have done certain games 3+ times, traded 30+ games at one time, traded at multiple BBYs in one day...pretty much anything that people say got them banned. Been trading with them basically since the day they started also. The only thing I have not done is the 100+ ps2 trades some here done. My point is people are worried about the ban and I think there is no way to predict if it will happen. How many of you that are banned are also Silver members? I would be interested to know that.

#5763 Marvelous Mark   Aviator in training CAGiversary!   860 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:05 PM

What was the name of the card where you can load it with gift cards and still get reward points? Also, how can I get one of these?

#5764 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   10129 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:05 PM

Still think the banning does not follow some set of rules that are set in stone. I have done certain games 3+ times, traded 30+ games at one time, traded at multiple BBYs in one day...pretty much anything that people say got them banned. Been trading with them basically since the day they started also. The only thing I have not done is the 100+ ps2 trades some here done. My point is people are worried about the ban and I think there is no way to predict if it will happen. How many of you that are banned are also Silver members? I would be interested to know that.

I believe the current prevailing(?) hypothesis that a human will examine those accounts which are flagged to determine the ban, the process of which maybe automated following the 1/3 per year rule. This explains the different treatments that CAGs have been getting.

My local store tells me the rule is 1 game (regardless of platform) per year. So I spread my trades between me and my wife.

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#5765 Zentsuken   CAG Grandmaster CAGiversary!   1232 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

that can't be true, I have traded in 2-3 copies of the same game/console, I've not been banned as of Monday

I think it takes awhile to kick in, and a good/bad person whos reviewing each case individually.

I believe the current prevailing(?) hypothesis that a human will examine those accounts which are flagged to determine the ban, the process of which maybe automated following the 1/3 per year rule. This explains the different treatments that CAGs have been getting.

My local store tells me the rule is 1 game (regardless of platform) per year. So I spread my trades between me and my wife.

Yeah, it's probably luck of the draw.

#5766 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:10 PM

What was the name of the card where you can load it with gift cards and still get reward points? Also, how can I get one of these?


Pitch-In card. You can get one through your Account page on the BBY website.

I believe the current prevailing(?) hypothesis that a human will examine those accounts which are flagged to determine the ban, the process of which maybe automated following the 1/3 per year rule. This explains the different treatments that CAGs have been getting.

My local store tells me the rule is 1 game (regardless of platform) per year. So I spread my trades between me and my wife.


Yeah if I ended up banned it would not surprise me. I tend to trade decent games so maybe that helps...most likely not though.

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#5767 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   4614 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

Is there anyone who's been banned and has not traded in a game that Best Buy has had on sale? I'd be interested in hearing about that. I'd imagine it raises a red flag more often than trading in multiples of a game does.

#5768 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9590 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Not too sure if that will help. I went to trade in a game yesterday and found out I was banned again. Note that I was banned before but then reinstated. After upgrading their systems I'm banned again? This time I adhered to all the rules so not sure what's up.

So back to my story. After finding out I was banned I took my wife to a different Best Buy closer to home and had my wife do the trade in. System said she was banned too! The weird thing is that she's only done one other trade in for a handful of games and this was months ago! Either the new system tracks addresses too cuz that's the only way we were linked. She didn't use her Reward Zone or anything.


Hmmm interesting. Your wife getting banned may indicate another wave of bans being issued.

#5769 talx01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

I've traded same game (same platform) more than 10 copies in different best buys around me and together I've traded more than 200 games in last 3-4 months. Therefore, many of your assumptions regarding the banning process is not true, as I have not been banned yet!

#5770 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   10129 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

Pitch-In card. You can get one through your Account page on the BBY website.



Yeah if I ended up banned it would not surprise me. I tend to trade decent games so maybe that helps...most likely not though.

If that does happens to you maybe you can do the passport trick, don't know if that still works though.

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#5771 BLAZETIGER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   350 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Still think the banning does not follow some set of rules that are set in stone. I have done certain games 3+ times, traded 30+ games at one time, traded at multiple BBYs in one day...pretty much anything that people say got them banned. Been trading with them basically since the day they started also. The only thing I have not done is the 100+ ps2 trades some here done. My point is people are worried about the ban and I think there is no way to predict if it will happen. How many of you that are banned are also Silver members? I would be interested to know that.


I'm a Silver Member. Have been for years yet I'm re-banned again (or the system didn't reset and just took awhile to update all the previous info.)

#5772 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

It seems like there are tons more bans on here for BBY than GS? It just seems like their trade program is not as well thought out as it should be. They have gotten better about getting ahead of their own sales but beyond that to ban people for trading games at TIVs they have determined to be profitable seems weird to me. Maybe they are taking losses right now to build awareness and people trading too much are more a liability. You would think the proper response to high trade ins would be to adjust the value once you fill your quota and not ban people actually providing games.

#5773 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   3089 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

if the old "log in" trick to the trade in site is an indication of banning, I'm ok. I remember in the last wave of bannings, I couldn't log in to that system. Note that in all my trading activities, I never traded in more than 3 titles per system and based on looking at my history,probably avg about 20-30 titles per calendar year. So I'd also lean towards some random person looking at individual accounts. But who knows for sure?

#5774 caMOFOg   Where you at mang? CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

I've traded more then 3 copies per title at 4 different stores in 2 different states and have not been banned. Has anyone traded in more the 3 copies at the same location?

#5775 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   10129 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

I've traded more then 3 copies per title at 4 different stores in 2 different states and have not been banned. Has anyone traded in more the 3 copies at the same location?

Does location even matter?

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#5776 talx01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

I've traded more then 3 copies per title at 4 different stores in 2 different states and have not been banned. Has anyone traded in more the 3 copies at the same location?


I did.

#5777 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

A small tip for those of you that have a pitch in card and have been buying the prepaid credit cards. I usually end up with a card with like $2-3 left on it which is a pain in the ass. What I have been doing recently is contributing that amount back to my pitch-in card to avoid having a bunch of them lying around. Works pretty well.

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#5778 shady520   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   396 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

A small tip for those of you that have a pitch in card and have been buying the prepaid credit cards. I usually end up with a card with like $2-3 left on it which is a pain in the ass. What I have been doing recently is contributing that amount back to my pitch-in card to avoid having a bunch of them lying around. Works pretty well.


I have been dumping my gift cards from trade ins and my $10 store pick up codes onto it so I could use it to preorder my games and all have it go back on 1 card if I pm or return.


#5779 tylerh1701   Read the thread, fool! CAGiversary!   30159 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:51 PM

I just went through all my games and looked up values and put them into a spreadsheet. Any value in me copy/pasting that list here under a spoiler for you guys to see?

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#5780 masterd919   Games, games and more games CAGiversary!   183 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

Is there an update on the 10/6 end date? Can someone confirm that this date is NOT the actual end date?

I'd like to think that they will continue this through the entire month of October...

#5781 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:28 AM

Is there an update on the 10/6 end date? Can someone confirm that this date is NOT the actual end date?

I'd like to think that they will continue this through the entire month of October...


I saw the scan on a different website of next week's ad. It says 50% :(

#5782 masterd919   Games, games and more games CAGiversary!   183 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:37 AM

I saw the scan on a different website of next week's ad. It says 50% :(


OUCH! I hope that isn't the case...That seems like what Gamestop is offering (at best) and BestBuy has had the upper hand here for some time with these trade-in prices....50% just doesn't do it for me considering that it's been 100% for quite some time. That's what I was afraid of...

Well, if that's the case (unless we have absolute confirmation) I'll have to run to BB this week and trade in all I can.

#5783 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   1875 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:42 AM

I saw the scan on a different website of next week's ad. It says 50% :(


Did you happen to see any of the deals of said scan?

#5784 Rafael122   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   384 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

I take it you can still go Saturday then? Finally found a Best Buy in the DC area that doesn't need a receipt. That rule is ridiculous.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:53 AM

I take it you can still go Saturday then? Finally found a Best Buy in the DC area that doesn't need a receipt. That rule is ridiculous.

Really. Which one? It seemed like all the DC and NoVa stores (except Baileys Crossroads) require receipts, but the MD locations don't.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

Shit. I guess this means I gotta blow through Mass Effect 3 before weeks' end if I wanna make money on the game AND have played through it. I guess that also means I should rip open one of the two copies of ME2 I picked up during the $5 sale and play that first so I have a save file to continue from.

Although I really don't even care about the game or series for that matter. I only bought it cuz it was cheap.:razz:

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#5787 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

Did you happen to see any of the deals of said scan?


Only saw one page and it had $20 GC with 3DSXL. Otherwise is was PS3 MSRP, Dishonored and Just dance 4 MSRP, Pokemon Black and White 2 $34.99 each.

#5788 coopscohen   All Skill, No Luck CAGiversary!   2769 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:20 AM

OUCH! I hope that isn't the case...That seems like what Gamestop is offering (at best) and BestBuy has had the upper hand here for some time with these trade-in prices....50% just doesn't do it for me considering that it's been 100% for quite some time. That's what I was afraid of...

Well, if that's the case (unless we have absolute confirmation) I'll have to run to BB this week and trade in all I can.


Yep. It's definitely down to 50% bonus starting Sunday.

#5789 PhilsUtley26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:09 AM

OUCH! I hope that isn't the case...That seems like what Gamestop is offering (at best) and BestBuy has had the upper hand here for some time with these trade-in prices....50% just doesn't do it for me considering that it's been 100% for quite some time. That's what I was afraid of...

Well, if that's the case (unless we have absolute confirmation) I'll have to run to BB this week and trade in all I can.


I'm sure when you compare 50% to 100% its not going to be that big of a deal as TIV will raise.

#5790 tylerh1701   Read the thread, fool! CAGiversary!   30159 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Traded in 8 games today, for some reason the guy gave me credit for trading in Red Faction: Armageddon twice. Noticed this when I saw the receipt but didn't feel like mentioning it because it took 25 minutes and 2 computer systems to finally get the trades to go through, and even though I mentioned it and the guy said yes, I didn't get my extra 10% GCU.

Later I realized it now looks like I traded in 2 copies of RF:A for 360. Forgive my ignorance if this is a stupid question, but could this be enough to possibly get banned from trading? I'm a very casual trader and have just been cashing in on some of my older games, so I really don't know much about BB trade-ins, but I don't wanna get banned. I don't think I will but maybe someone with more knowledge can help out. Thanks.

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