NEW THREAD: HERE
WHEN REPORTING TRADE-IN VALUES PLEASE POST BASE VALUES & SYSTEM IT IS FOR.
First post contains promo information & useful information and frequently asked questions. Second post has the values for games/hardware for Microsoft devices. Third post has the values for games/hardware for Nintendo consoles and the fourth post has the values for Nintendo handhelds. Fifth post has the values for games/hardware for Sony consoles and the sixth post has the values for Sony handhelds.
Instructions on finding games in the database and inputting the values from different sections can be found in my blog post here: http://www.cheapassg...log.php?b=14143. I would put the entire post in the thread but this is already kind of a large post.
WHEN POSTING VALUES:
Please try to follow the example below if possible. If you feel the need to use the system icons, please only use them once at and at the top of the list. Also always post the system it's for even if it's only on one system or the value will not get updated. I don't always know it and I'm doing these updates from work to keep them as updated as often as possible so I can't spend time searching for that info.
From GameStop employees on CAG:
Anonymous GameStop Employee Xbox One/PS4 informations:
PART 1: So good news and bad news at Gamestop. Good news: ALL GS locations in the US are getting wi-fi this week! Not sure if they are open access points or closed. Also don't know if all the locations are getting the same connection like ATT Wi-Fi or if it varies by locale (ATT/Verizon/Comcast/Time Warner/Charter, etc.)
Bad news: There are two reasons for this. One, systems can now be tested to see if they are banned from XBox Live I believe, since you could do an online connection test and that touches XBox Live. But the 2nd reason that's more imminent; if you buy a PS4/XB1 and don't have internet access, Gamestop will hookup your system to download the Day 1 patch. Depending on speed of the GS connection and size of the files, this could greatly slow down the lines at launch and take up lots of employees time at the store post launch taking up 1 of each stores 2-3 registers.
Found out about this at the CoD launch so just wanted to pass the info along.
PART 2: So bad news on the Gamestop Wi-Fi situation:
1. The Wi-Fi is locked down with the password setup by each individual store manager but even if you got ahold of it ...
2. Everything someone would want to go to in a browser from gaming sites, to YouTube, to even news sites like cnn, foxnews, etc. are all blocked. Trying to access them gives you a blocked message from the firewall that's setup. Twitter/Facebook iOS apps worked but NFL Mobile and others w/video did not as they timed out. Don't use the YT app (just use the mobile site) so didn't try that. And even that doesn't matter because ...
3. It's as slow as molasses compared to 4G LTE or anything like Boingo, ATT, or any of the other public access points. So if you get behind a bunch of people w/o net access I feel sorry for you and I dread these launches now given the area I live in and our customer base's general lack of net access ...
PART 3: So GS has handed down a memo I'm sure is also going to apply for XB1 in that they count Friday as a pickup day so any PS4 not picked up before close of business on Saturday, Nov. 16 or any XB1 not picked up before Saturday, Nov. 23 is available first come, first serve to customers on Sunday the 17th or Sunday the 24th.
Anyone who has not picked up their system by mid-Saturday will be getting a call from one of the store's keyholders to find out what's up.
Your money won't disappear from the preorder system but that PS4/XB1 will be sold to someone else. You will be told you can call the store when you have acquired the money to pay it off and the next system that comes in after that call will be held for you for another 48 hours.
PART 4: So the info on the GS inTRAnet site I saw today says XB1 preorders can also get the 90% bonus trade on systems tomorrow if they want, although I'm sure there will be an event the following Sunday as well.
There is a SKU employees have to enter/scan to boost the trade. There was a sheet provided for the stores to print out to show what the full value of every system (including Ouya) would get base, w/30%, and with 90%.
The final part is YMMV but my store manager is letting any qualifying preorder customer who has traded their system in the last 30 days and still has their receipt to do a return/retrade to get the extra credit. YMMV on that of course.
GameStop.com Information (will post it when they update it)
New Games for $9.99 after trade of 2 eligible games (Ends Unknown)
30% extra credit on games, electronics & accessories trades towards select items. (Ends 12/29/13)
These trade-in values are really low!
Is there any way to look at what the previous values reported on a game?
Can I trade-in sealed games?
I don't want to get hassled about the values I post, how can I get the information out there?
Do trade-ins have to have their original case, insert and manual?
Will they accept my game if it is really beat up?
What are the refurb fees on games?
What are the refurb fees on consoles?
I have a Collector's/Limited/Special edition of a game, do I have to trade-in all of the extras?
Why didn't the percent bonus go for my accessory for a system that was included?
I traded in a bunch of games for the "Trade X, get $X bonus" promo and it gave me the percentage bonus instead?
Can I trade in multiple copies of the same game?
What all do I have to trade in for a console trade-in?
Can I trade in a defective/broken console?
What is the difference between PowerUp Rewards and PowerUp Rewards Pro?
How much does a PowerUp Rewards Pro subscription cost?
What bonuses come with having an PowerUp Rewards Pro card?
Does the Power Up Rewards Card give me a bonus on hardware trade-ins?
What if I want cash instead of credit, what do they deduct?
Does promo "....." have a minimum trade-in value?
I used a Power Trade promo for a pre-order, can I cancel that pre-order and get the credit or move it to another game I want?
I just tried to use a promo that has a select list of games eligible, but they say my game isn't eligible anymore, what gives?
Can I stack two different trade-in promos?
If I pay for an item using all credit on my card, do I have to pay sales tax?
If I buy a used copy of a game that requires an online pass for multiplayer, will it come with an online pass?
What states charge sales tax on purchases paid in full with credit and which ones don't?
My state doesn't charge sales tax on purchases made by credit, why is gamestop.com charging me tax?
Edited by JP, 17 January 2014 - 06:37 PM.