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What does Gamestop check when you trade in a system?


#1 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I have a 360 that was repaired successfully by a friend of mine from the RROD. I was going to trade it in to take advantage of the extra $40 deal. Does Gamestop open up the console to see if the sticker was ripped or do they just turn it on?

#2 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Go to a small, busy location just before closing. They probably won't check much of anything.

I've had good luck at mall locations in the past.

#3 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6755 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

I have a 360 that was repaired successfully by a friend of mine from the RROD. I was going to trade it in to take advantage of the extra $40 deal. Does Gamestop open up the console to see if the sticker was ripped or do they just turn it on?


Yes, I check both whenever someone trades in a 360 system.

#4 krashhole   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   3482 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

I have traded in 3 consoles at 2 different gamestops in the past, and they made sure everything worked and also popped the face plate off to check the seal. Some of them will also check the areas where you take the case apart to see if there is any damage.

#5 commandercody83   SAMURAI!!! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:27 AM

OP, Craigslist that beast. Don't unload it at GameStop.

How would you feel if you bought something that was defective, thinking it was in good working order?

#6 JYabbz   LFT.HVY.TK.MLTI.URDA CAGiversary!   396 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:44 AM

OP, Craigslist that beast. Don't unload it at GameStop.

How would you feel if you bought something that was defective, thinking it was in good working order?


Gamestop has a return policy for that, @ least for 30 days I think. Craigslist does not. IMO, I would rather sell it on Craigslist but I would be honest about the RROD and that it was repaired.

#7 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3657 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:54 AM

They check to see if the system has been opened or not. They plug it in and check if it'll play a game. They test if a controller works on it. That's all.

Yes... I'll admit I traded in an old 360 with a fried Ethernet Card (it could not go online) and at no point did they even try to test that.

#8 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

Probably should be saying this ... Actually I know I shouldn't but what the hell.

There are ways to take these apart without breaking the seals.

Will endulge no more than that so don't bother asking.

#9 Just Some Guy   Spare Some Change CAGiversary!   2419 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

well they check to see if the console works and they also pop open the face plate so if that is where the seal is then they are probably not going to accept it, you might have better luck selling it locally

#10 100xp   Blizzard Spy CAGiversary!   4439 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

Yeah screw over Joe Smoe vs a multi million dollar company.


naturally i never endorse or condone shady practices, but Joe Smoe shouldn't buy a used 360 at a GS when there's great deals on brand new slims w/games and GC bundles.

the other option is to donate it to charity and write it off, you might get a better deal with your taxes instead.

#11 commandercody83   SAMURAI!!! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

Yeah screw over Joe Smoe vs a multi million dollar company.


Guess I didn't fully explain the Craigslist notion: obviously be honest about the condition, which is why I said no to attempting to fool GameStop.

Plus, I see people buying broken consoles there all the time.

#12 baz8771   Don't CML CAGiversary!   640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Probably should be saying this ... Actually I know I shouldn't but what the hell.

There are ways to take these apart without breaking the seals.

Will endulge no more than that so don't bother asking.


I didn't think a hair dryer is that big of a secret....

#13 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:47 AM

How would you feel if you bought something that was defective, thinking it was in good working order?


Why would you expect a used 360 you bought at Gamestop to be in working order?

#14 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

OP, Craigslist that beast. Don't unload it at GameStop.

How would you feel if you bought something that was defective, thinking it was in good working order?


I'd feel dumb for expecting a used 360 from Gamestop to be in good working order.

#15 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   848 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:06 AM

I'd feel dumb for expecting a used 360 from Gamestop to be in good working order.


Well you are an adult that has a fair amount of knowledge of the industry. People buying used consoles at GS are probably low income, not educated on games, and buying it for their kid. So basically there's a very good chance you are screwing over a little kid.

Sell it as a broken console and buy a new one. Don't be a dick.

#16 commandercody83   SAMURAI!!! CAGiversary!   1150 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:34 AM

Don't be a dick.


The golden rule.

#17 Tony Stark   Work Hard. Play Hard. CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:48 AM

Don't be a dick - Wheaton's Law

#18 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:07 AM

I didn't think a hair dryer is that big of a secret....


no need to even use that ;)... hair dryer ruins the glue

#19 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3657 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:16 AM

I can't help but wonder if GameStop actually does a damn thing to their consoles when they buy them. They advertise them as "refurbished", but I've seen way too many stories about people buying broken shit from them. I know I've been on the receiving end of some shady business practices from them.

#20 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4379 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

I can't help but wonder if GameStop actually does a damn thing to their consoles when they buy them. They advertise them as "refurbished", but I've seen way too many stories about people buying broken shit from them. I know I've been on the receiving end of some shady business practices from them.


It's probably like the games they charge refurb. fees for. Where they'll charge it, then put the game out for sale right after the transaction. Then if it comes back as defective, then it gets sent to the warehouse to be refurbished. That's probably more than likely how they do it with systems too.

#21 kirby145   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   335 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

OP, Craigslist that beast. Don't unload it at GameStop.

How would you feel if you bought something that was defective, thinking it was in good working order?

Lol Gamestop shoppers.