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GameStop massively increased trade in values of recent titles for Rewards members


#781 sgaldis   1d64F CAGiversary!   2436 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

Since u all love credit, buy two just dance 4 from bb, two free 20$, trade em in at gs for 25$+ ea, about 10$ in profit if u get the extra 10% from pro.


Yeah, but unless you live in one of the few tax-free states, you have to figure that into the cost of the JD4's. $80 x sales tax, let's just be conservative and say $85 total, trade the games in for $50-ish in GS credit (guess a tad over that with the PUR 10%), and get a $40 BB gift card. Spend $85-88 (depending on your tax rate) to get $93 or so in credit.

#782 roundhouse   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   486 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Lol, theres a few really good values I have found so far. I'm mostly just getting a ton of older used games I have wanted to play, though also getting Warriors Orochi 3 for WiiU and a WiiU Pro Controller


yea i hear ya. I've been picking up a lot of older games that i never played. just got Resistance for $3 and MGS4 for $9

#783 T1NY   Chewing Aluminum Foil CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Not finished with Borderlands 2 myself, but since I havent brought any DLC yet, I figure nows the time if any to trade it. It'll only go down from here


I'm guessing you didn't get in on this?

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=332792

#784 ckc4043   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1982 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Do I need to call the staff in Gamestop before I am going to trade in tomorrow? I am so afraid that they will reject my forza horizon because too many people traded in this game.

#785 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   10280 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

I'm guessing you didn't get in on this?

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=332792


PS3 gamer here, so that wouldnt have helped me either way :D

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#786 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2967 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'm guessing you didn't get in on this?

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=332792


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#787 paayter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

:wall: I seriously don't know what to do about Sly. I actually WANT it, but that's such a good TIV. Essentially 3x what I paid. But, again, it's a game I enjoy. Decisions...


i personally wouldnt trade in sly, i think that game is maybe going out of production. u dont see these at any b and m location. the only two big sites i usually see em is newegg and amazon.

#788 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13400 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Do I need to call the staff in Gamestop before I am going to trade in tomorrow? I am so afraid that they will reject my forza horizon because too many people traded in this game.


No the only reasons an employee can reject your trade:

1. Bring it in sealed. YMMV if store will let you trade it in if you have your original store receipt but just don't bring sealed games to trade.

2. Related to 1. but say or give the impression you stole it.

3. Disc is cracked beyond the spindle into the data and can't be refurbed.

4. Disc needs refurbishment and base TIV is under $1.

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#789 io   ... Super Moderators   24123 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Yeah. seriously, I've been trading to GS for years and of course reading other CAGs' trade-in stories for years as well and never once have I heard of Gamestop rejecting a game because "too many people traded" it in. In the grand scheme of things, I doubt all that many copies of Forza Horizon have been traded in - mostly because it is not currently available cheap (you had to have had it already and I doubt that many people bought multiples with trade-in in mind). There have been other games in the past that were much more heavily traded since they were cheaply and easily available during a trade-in promo.

#790 gla55jAw   Not Glass Joe CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

Just saw this on BB ad. Killzone Triolgy w/ Dual Shock on sale for $39.99. Get a dual shock for $15 after trading Killzone Trilogy into Game Stop.

Edited by gla55jAw, 09 December 2012 - 03:17 PM.


#791 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Traded in 12 games for about $237 yesterday =). Nothing I really want to buy at the moment though

#792 Royal High Knight   CAG's #1 Knucklehead CAGiversary!   5084 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Might get that controller bundle and buy another gow saga. Trade in my current copy and the killzone collection. Thanks BB

#793 Jess Stryker   Boosting My APM CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Tempted to trade in the Metro Prime Trilogy. Still have yet to play it since I never touch my wii anymore.

I do wish the Assassin's Creed value applied to the Xbox 360 version as well however.

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#794 gla55jAw   Not Glass Joe CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Tempted to trade in the Metro Prime Trilogy. Still have yet to play it since I never touch my wii anymore.

I do wish the Assassin's Creed value applied to the Xbox 360 version as well however.


Metroid is going for $70+ on eBay, just so you know.

#795 Chux   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   143 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Yeah. I sold my unsealed complete MPT for $150 over the summer. Don't trade it in.

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

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

Gamestop doesn't let my wife or myself trade games at the sunset hills location. I know I can go down the street and trade somewhere else, but its messed up I buy a PUR card and then they say we are banned from trading less than a month later. I have a buddy that will flip for me, but still, Fuck gamestop.

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#797 Jess Stryker   Boosting My APM CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yeah. I sold my unsealed complete MPT for $150 over the summer. Don't trade it in.


Metroid is going for $70+ on eBay, just so you know.


I'm not one who messes with ebay a lot so I wasn't aware of that, thanks. Looks like I'm making an exception.

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#798 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   3949 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Gamestop doesn't let my wife or myself trade games at the sunset hills location. I know I can go down the street and trade somewhere else, but its messed up I buy a PUR card and then they say we are banned from trading less than a month later. I have a buddy that will flip for me, but still, Fuck gamestop.



Is there a particular reason? Did you maybe flip a bunch of the same games? Best Buy is the same way if so. Anyway, not necessarily directed towards you, but everybody who seems to think just because it's a corporation that they can break the rules and then be pissed off when the company doesn't let you take advantage of them... It's sad. If you want to lose your chance of trading in games, go right ahead, but then you can stop being a bitch about it afterwards.

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#799 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10383 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

If one Gamestop Gets to many of a game, they can just and will just sent it to other stores that have no or low stock on it or even just to corporate so they can sell it on the website.

#800 BaboonSqueezer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

can the infamous collection that was included with the PS3 bundle be traded in for the full $15? (the games were packaged in a cardboard sleeve) or the Assassins creed Liberty Vita version that was bundled with the system? (just the game card in a plastic package)

#801 Vigilante   CAG is the Key CAGiversary!   34943 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

can the infamous collection that was included with the PS3 bundle be traded in for $15 (it was in acardboard sleeve) or the Assassins creed Liberty Vita version that was bundled (just the game card in a plastic package)

Yes. You don't need cases when trading games in to Gamestop.

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#802 TPerryoo7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1661 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Just saw this on BB ad. Killzone Triolgy w/ Dual Shock on sale for $39.99. Get a dual shock for $15 after trading Killzone Trilogy into Game Stop.


Or get a Killzone Trilogy for 15, the trade in for a DS3 is 25 or so, I think. I hate the camo DS3s
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#803 BaboonSqueezer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Another question, if I am trading in 6 games, is the best thing to do 3 games at a time so I get the $10 bonus and just end up doing 2 transactions?

#804 Vigilante   CAG is the Key CAGiversary!   34943 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Another question, if I am trading in 6 games, is the best thing to do 3 games at a time so I get the $10 bonus and just end up doing 2 transactions?

If any of those games are included in this list, I'd trade them in separately, since there's a chance the $10 bonus might override the values in the list.

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#805 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10383 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

How is it abuse really when Gamestop makes money off of it?

Like I said, promos like this bring them in in demand items. They are getting games that they want because they are popular this time of year.

Its not like you can take advantage of by bringing in a bunch of crap games and getting 20-30 a pop for them.

#806 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13400 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Gamestop doesn't let my wife or myself trade games at the sunset hills location. I know I can go down the street and trade somewhere else, but its messed up I buy a PUR card and then they say we are banned from trading less than a month later. I have a buddy that will flip for me, but still, Fuck gamestop.


It sucks Velo you're stuck with one of the two worst-run Gamestop's in South/West St. Louis County (the other being the store on Telegraph Road.) The Fenton store manager has said if he was ever promoted to area manager, one of those two stores would be his pet project and he would give them one month to shape up and if they didn't then he would clean house.

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#807 tkook1940   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Yeah, i flipped Forza Horizon and Dance Central 3 and got $68.10. Then, snatched Dishonored used for 49.00....

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#808 T1NY   Chewing Aluminum Foil CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Another question, if I am trading in 6 games, is the best thing to do 3 games at a time so I get the $10 bonus and just end up doing 2 transactions?



What is this $10 bonus?

#809 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   21032 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

I traded in my extra copy of RDR GotY today without any issues. I wish I could do some flipping here but just don't have the time.

It seems like every year, there's some awesome deal or sale right around finals when I don't have any free time.

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

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

What is this $10 bonus?


The $10 bonus is for any 3 games $2 or more. It does NOT stack with this list though. You need 3 games not on this list to make it apply.

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