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Best Buy Trade-in 4.0 - see new thread (5.0)!


#1441 nas6034   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   761 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

If gamestop is in the same area and they take games without receipt then why can't Bestbuy? Well it is probably because there is a lobby that is making sure Bestbuy doesn't get all the pawn papers to become a "stronger competitor".

#1442 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   989 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

I may be blind, but I cant seem to find the BBY to GS flip thread and the GS to BBY flip thread. Can someone spot me the link (or did they get moderated)? Thanks.

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#1443 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3562 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

If gamestop is in the same area and they take games without receipt then why can't Bestbuy? Well it is probably because there is a lobby that is making sure Bestbuy doesn't get all the pawn papers to become a "stronger competitor".


I literally talked about this two post above yours...

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#1444 mpaullin   Fission Mailed CAGiversary!   4422 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

I may be blind, but I cant seem to find the BBY to GS flip thread and the GS to BBY flip thread. Can someone spot me the link (or did they get moderated)? Thanks.


Too lazy to grab the link, but it's now called the "Game Trade Thread" under the Deal Discussions/Bragging Rights forum.

#1445 xtreme_Zr2   Mr. Sonny Crockett CAGiversary!   989 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Too lazy to grab the link, but it's now called the "Game Trade Thread" under the Deal Discussions/Bragging Rights forum.


I was blind, thanks!

#1446 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   9125 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

Metal Gear Rising and Crysis 3 have been added to trade in database. Both have a base value of $18.

#1447 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

anyone hear talks about a 50% trade bonus or any after tomorrow?

#1448 panda911   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   996 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

anyone hear talks about a 50% trade bonus or any after tomorrow?


Well the 100% is set to end tomorrow.

#1449 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

Well the 100% is set to end tomorrow.


which is why I asked. I guess I might have to head out to do some trades

#1450 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8191 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

Metal Gear Rising and Crysis 3 have been added to trade in database. Both have a base value of $18.

I'd expect that to be the norm from now on wonder will it go up when there's 50% bonus. $22-$24 maybe

#1451 albwrong   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Just tried to trade in games a few minutes ago, the system is now showing 50% bonus. Screwed up what I wanted to do to move credit there.

#1452 sninh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   892 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

Is the 100% still active along with the 50%?

#1453 albwrong   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

Is the 100% still active along with the 50%?

No only one is active at a time.

#1454 kellte2   Powerful Stroke CAGiversary!   428 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Just tried to trade in games a few minutes ago, the system is now showing 50% bonus. Screwed up what I wanted to do to move credit there.


I had the same experience. They gave me the 50% but all these hiccups in the system prevented me from getting the rest on a gift card. I was told to come back later. Big hassle.

#1455 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

thank god, i read this thread before heading out. I have some old games that would only be worth it to trade in if it is still 100%, not 50%

#1456 PhilsUtley26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

It was 100% for me, but scanner didn't work for my gift card so they said go to the other store. Don't have time for that till next week so hopefully the TIV doesn't drop that much.

#1457 Velo214   Chilln like a Villain CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

Best Buy sure is dropping the ball with tivs, pre orders, price matches. i loved best buy but they are shooting themselves in the foot lately and making me want to cash out my credit.

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#1458 Blaster man  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

I've never done a Best Buy trade in. Does this bonus credit happen automatically or do you have to request it or be one of the paying members of their magazine? Where do you take the game, customer service, geek squad, somewhere else?

#1459 PhilsUtley26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   399 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

I've never done a Best Buy trade in. Does this bonus credit happen automatically or do you have to request it or be one of the paying members of their magazine? Where do you take the game, customer service, geek squad, somewhere else?


You get a gift card and extra 10% if gamers unlock. You go to the gaming section.

Lately their TIV have been lacking and machines down. Dare I say I'm going back to Gamestop. Not gonna preorder any game besides Last of Us with PS4 no backwards compatibility so $20 cert doesn't do much for me.

#1460 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

hmm if there are problems with the 100% bonus being 50% at some places perhaps that means a 50% bonus would start tomorrow. hopefully that's the case and recent games are given a bump to $24

#1461 Pliskin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3270 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Best Buy sure is dropping the ball with tivs, pre orders, price matches. i loved best buy but they are shooting themselves in the foot lately and making me want to cash out my credit.


HAha, I love it when dudes say they're going to cash out all their BB credit that they most likely amassed from flipping games and shit because they don't like the new policies. Sorry you can't profit off BB anymore, I'm sure they'll miss you and your credit if you do decide to go that route. :lol:

#1462 hobomatt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

just got back from best buy and traded in 3 games without any issues...got the extra 100% bonus too, so if there were issues earlier then it looks like they got resolved.

#1463 gotdott   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2426 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Best Buy sure is dropping the ball with tivs, pre orders, price matches. i loved best buy but they are shooting themselves in the foot lately and making me want to cash out my credit.


Yes they are shooting themselves in the foot and cutting their losses, they'd rather move less merchandise than make minimal profit off flippers like you anyway.

#1464 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

What difference does it make if someone bought a game just to flip it to BB or if someone bought a game, played it, then trades it to best buy? their profit margin is the same either way.

#1465 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16051 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

What difference does it make if someone bought a game just to flip it to BB or if someone bought a game, played it, then trades it to best buy? their profit margin is the same either way.


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#1466 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

I can see that with like gamestop but since You can only trade in 3 of the same game before getting a ban, shouldnt really be that big of an issue.

#1467 minimidgy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

This might have been asked somewhere, but is there a limit on how many copies of the same game I'm allowed to trade in? If they are willing to give me $34 for each and I can buy them for $28 each, can I buy like 10 copies of the game for a quick $60?

#1468 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

limit is 3 of the same game.

#1469 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16051 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

limit is 3 of the same game.


Flippers are useless to a company. It's not just the 3 of the same game, it's that they are not likely to spend their actual money.

So as a group, they are not the most desirable customers.

BB wants "traders" who trade in a few games and buy games at $55/$60. You know, kinda like GameStop.

Even though to you, it's all the same thing, there's no overall margin in it for them.

#1470 minimidgy   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

I don't see why they wouldn't take like 20 copies of Black Ops II. If I could buy one of the best-selling games right now for $34 knowing I can sell it for $50, I would have no problem buying 10 of them.