We're trying something new with the MMA thread. Next year, that award will be ours!
Even though I've rarely post in the thread, it is easily my favorite. I was really surprised to see it got that many votes. It is only going to get better now that you're running it man! Not bashing Grave or anything.
Any who. GameStop constantly wins worst trade-in and B&M but I think they deserve some slack. Where else can you go in and find older titles for a decent price, on demand? I know it's gotten harder to flip their own games to them for a profit, but they are still -ok- even though I did not step foot in there once at all in 2011.
CAG Community Award, I was almost certain SHC had that one in the bag. The guy was so dedicated in to making sure everyone had their coupons and stock was at their store, it was unreal. Not to take anything away from the Amazon guy, but having followed SHC threads for so long, I just don't think they came close.
I also don't understand how Amazon won Best Trade-In Program. Ever since the whole NorAm scandal, it's been a shit hole. Best Buy should have got that one, no doubt. The fact that you could buy Amazon Kindle cards in store and Pre-paid Visa's (- $7 fee.. not bad for pretty much cold hard cash) Made it definitely worth it. Not to mention since the induction of the @Gamer program, having credit there is not an entirely bad thing.
Lastly, the hate with CAG winning best trading website. I can see how it is pretty controversial to nominate your own entity for a runner in the awards. Fact of the matter though, it really is awesome. Pretty much the only website I feel comfortable in shipping my games and not expecting to get screwed. I know scammers are inevitable, but there's just something about this community that makes me feel safe. I've gotten a good amount of trades I felt really satisfied, where I couldn't get anything similar had I traded in.
Overall I can't say I'm too surprised with the results. I only hated that it took two months with no updates to get the final outcome. Cheapy is a busy man though. Mo' money, mo' problems! The man does have his own DLC, after all