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


#901 postaboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1566 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:44 AM

lol i was planning to use the games below for white elephant gift exchange this wednesday, but I said "F IT".

After 3 GSs,

3x Sly Collection HD ($10.XX Amazon BF deals)
3x Forza Horizon ($16.XX MS Store BF deals)
3x Portal 2 ($10.XX PM at BB)
3x Super Smash Bros. Brawl ($10.XX at Sears)
2x Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 ($6.XX Target Clearance aisle)

Total spent: $166.XX = $349.XX worth of GS gift cards

Thanks OP

Edited by postaboy, 10 December 2012 - 03:55 AM.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

It's not about being obsessed with flips, it's about trying to get games for cheap out of pocket. This is CAG right?


shame on you and you call yourself a gamer, a cag at that. skyrim reference btw

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:48 AM

lol i was planning to use the games below for white elephant gift exchange this wednesday, but I said "F IT".

After 3 GSs,

3x Sly Collection HD ($10.XX Amazon BF deals)
3x Forza Horizon ($16.XX MS Store BF deals)
3x Portal 2 ($10.XX PM at BB)
3x Super Smash Bros. Brawl ($10.XX at Sears)
2x Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 ($6.XX Target Clearance aisle)

Total spent: $163.XX = $349.XX GS gift card

Thanks OP


u sir are an awful person

#904 sabanoo   I like pie. CAGiversary!   2140 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

The Trade In Value thread says $24.75 as of December 2nd.


It's no longer $24.75. It's $22 now.

#905 postaboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1566 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

u sir are an awful person


How's that awful? F GS. They ripped people off with their trade-ins.
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#906 chibilaharl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

just curious, but how is everyone who is flipping games getting the money out of Gamestop. Are you guys successful getting the Amazon giftcards? because my gamestops are fighting me on buying them, saying they are only promotional.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:58 AM

yep I can confirm the Dualshock 3 tiv is now $22. Just traded one in today.

@ Royal High Knight - no you don't need to include a charging cable, just the controller

#908 oldboy26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

How's that awful? F GS. They ripped people off with their trade-ins.


How is it ripping people off if thousands happily trade games in daily? Most people do not care and are happy with the easiest option when getting rid of a game. Honestly don't hate on them for creating a business off of people's lazyness.

#909 lightningangel   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   18 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

How is it ripping people off if thousands happily trade games in daily? Most people do not care and are happy with the easiest option when getting rid of a game. Honestly don't hate on them for creating a business off of people's lazyness.


He's just bitter about GS because he has nothing better to do with his boring life than complain.

#910 Royal High Knight   CAG's #1 Knucklehead CAGiversary!   5083 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

yep I can confirm the Dualshock 3 tiv is now $22. Just traded one in today.

@ Royal High Knight - no you don't need to include a charging cable, just the controller


thank you and bunck for your answers. :applause:

#911 postaboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1566 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

How is it ripping people off if thousands happily trade games in daily? Most people do not care and are happy with the easiest option when getting rid of a game. Honestly don't hate on them for creating a business off of people's lazyness.


so $18 store credit for Zelda Skyword Sword then sell it for $45. Okay man.
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#912 lightningangel   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   18 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

It's called being a successful business. If you hate GS so much, why even waste your time GOING INTO A GS THREAD?

#913 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

so $18 store credit for Zelda Skyword Sword then sell it for $45. Okay man.


It's not GS's fault that people go in there and still trade in their games at ridiculously low prices and buy it at ridiculously high prices.

They're a business like any other business. Do you expect GS to give you $30 for a copy of that game? No. Because they still have a large supply coming in.

It's all bout the Supply and Demand. It's all about economics.

#914 Kyden139   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

so $18 store credit for Zelda Skyword Sword then sell it for $45. Okay man.


Yes, how dare a for-profit entity try and actually make a profit? After all, things like overhead costs and payroll don't exist right?

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

Gamestop wouldnt still be in business if they gave you 40 for a game and then sell it for 45.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

It's not GS's fault that people go in there and still trade in their games at ridiculously low prices and buy it at ridiculously high prices.

They're a business like any other business. Do you expect GS to give you $30 for a copy of that game? No. Because they still have a large supply coming in.

It's all bout the Supply and Demand. It's all about economics.




Expanding on that, I'd like one person to find me any used store that offers any more than 40% of retail value for a trade-in. I've come to find that if you use that number, it's usually in the ballpark of what you will end up getting. Of course that's fudged on older games, but regardless, if you went into business for yourself, would you want to give somebody $30 on a game that you'll turn around and sell for $40? People keep saying a $10 profit over what Gamestop will give them is barely worth it, when they pay half of what GameStop will give them in in-store credit. People grasp for anything to bitch about GameStop, and yet if GS completely closed it's door, people would bitch about having retail or Amazon to buy games. Jesus Christ there's no winning with people.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

regardless of their used game trade in and sell prices, selling opened games that may or may not be missing stuff as "new" is shady as all hell. I seriously can't understand how they get away with this.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

How is it ripping people off if thousands happily trade games in daily? Most people do not care and are happy with the easiest option when getting rid of a game. Honestly don't hate on them for creating a business off of people's lazyness.


agree with you. what most people dont understand who complain about these things are either 18 and younger, or have the mind of a 12 year old when it comes to business. its not only laziness(comfort), its also about creating a safe environment for everyone to trade their games in especially for children. im pretty sure parents prefer their kids trade in their games to gamestop rather than try and list shit online and craigslist.

honestly if there was no gamestop, you would not have amazon trade in, you would not have bby trade ins. without gamestop you would NOT have amazon and best buy trrying to so hard to compete in the gaming market with lower prices. come on guys go easy on the company, imagine a world without gamestop, then bby would lower the crap out of their trade values and cagers would find somethin else to bitch about.

all i know is cags can continue to say childish things like eff gamestop, all i know is gamestop corporate fat cats are laughing back at em because they know they will continue to keep coming back.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

Well, its not like they open every new game up, just the ones for disply.

You can argue that they should just make display boxes, but I understand the reasoning behind why they dont.

#920 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

regardless of their used game trade in and sell prices, selling opened games that may or may not be missing stuff as "new" is shady as all hell. I seriously can't understand how they get away with this.


Again. It's about being a business. It is total garbage that they open a game, have an employee play it, and then sell it off as "new" but the primary reason they do this is in order to cut down on holding costs.

Having a game in a paper sleeve is a lot cheaper than keeping a game sealed on the shelves. This means they have more room to put other games up there = More profit.

#921 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   9717 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Im sure I can find a copy of Call of Duty Black Ops - Wii for $5 someplace can't believe that gets $25

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#922 Squabbit   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

regardless of their used game trade in and sell prices, selling opened games that may or may not be missing stuff as "new" is shady as all hell. I seriously can't understand how they get away with this.



If people wouldn't steal then I am sure the company would have no problem putting those wrapped up games on the shelf for you to pick up and purchase. I have watched GS employees open up games that go directly into a sleeve and into a drawer behind the counter, and with all their preowned games kicking around why in the world do you think they would be playing the brand new ones?

Don't get pissy with a company because people can't be trusted, i am sure there are plenty of other legitimate reasons to hate Gamestop.

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:34 AM

If people wouldn't steal then I am sure the company would have no problem putting those wrapped up games on the shelf for you to pick up and purchase. I have watched GS employees open up games that go directly into a sleeve and into a drawer behind the counter, and with all their preowned games kicking around why in the world do you think they would be playing the brand new ones?

Don't get pissy with a company because people can't be trusted, i am sure there are plenty of other legitimate reasons to hate Gamestop.


Well at least there is one thing we agree on, there is no shortage of reasons to hate GS.

#924 haruky   Vengeance. CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

Well at least there is one thing we agree on, there is no shortage of reasons to hate GS.


I don't think you understand... Keeping GS around is good for US. It keeps prices competitive and low for the CONSUMERS. And just for that, I love GS.

#925 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9642 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

Well, its not like they open every new game up, just the ones for disply.

You can argue that they should just make display boxes, but I understand the reasoning behind why they dont.


And the reasoning for why they don't make display boxes is?

(Please don't say it violates some bullshit law... I see it frequently done at Walmart).

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

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:41 AM

And the reasoning for why they don't make display boxes is?

(Please don't say it violates some bullshit law... I see it frequently done at Walmart).


Cost.

#927 buster90   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

I want to get Hitman Absolution with my trade but its showing not availalbe within 100 miles of my no new copies? Really?

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

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:49 AM

Again I say this every time the GS argument comes up. You can always say "NO". Don't want an open copy? Say NO. Don't want to preorder? Say NO. This fake rage against things you never are required to participate in I will never understand.

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

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:50 AM

I want to get Hitman Absolution with my trade but its showing not availalbe within 100 miles of my no new copies? Really?


Doubtful. I would say the tracker is being funny. It happens sometimes but I would just call before you go and ask.

#930 finstersucks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

regardless of their used game trade in and sell prices, selling opened games that may or may not be missing stuff as "new" is shady as all hell. I seriously can't understand how they get away with this.


You don't have to buy it, ask for a sealed one. You are already getting it at their discounted price, if not ask for one. Gamestop will give you a discount on damaged goods, if its the last one in stock. Seriously, do you buy clothes and shoes? You know they came in plastic bags before they are displayed. Its probably been tried on by 10 people before you bought it.

And the whole display box thing, Gamestop would love to put more out. Honestly, they would love to be TRU and just put paperslips and print outs. But its marketing and the way people think. A lot of people don't like to ask for help unless they are making a purchase. If they don't see it in stock, they would assume its not available. And when you have a case in hand and get a feel for item, you intend to buy it, even video games.