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Minimum $100 Gift Card for PS3 or XBOX @ BB


#391 DustyMage   ZA WARUDO CAGiversary!   248 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

DustyMage

Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

So do they check to see if the seal is still there or not?



#392 ChillyWillie   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

ChillyWillie

Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

So do they check to see if the seal is still there or not?

 

YMMV.

My local BB did not check for it, but they did test it with 2 different games.



#393 newbslice   Moose Knuckle CAGiversary!   229 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

False information to a pawn broker is a 2nd degree felony for those who are trading in banned xbox or ones that dont work fyi in florida



#394 madmak28   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   54 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

madmak28

Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:47 PM

I am torn on going in for this deal or not.  I have an 80gb launch era phat which I have had no trouble with so far. And I have not changed thermal paste or anything. The thing is, if I do take it in for the $100 it would be to get a newer PS3 because I still have backlog-orama of games.  So I'm just trying to decide if I want to do this to help finance a newer (by 5-6 yrs!) PS3 or keep the old one for now and have it repaired if it does YLOD.

 

I just went in to trade in my 40Gb old school PS3.  They didn't check anything and only asked me if it worked.  I provided the system, AV cables, controller and power cord.  I think the shelf life on first gens are coming up (if it hasn't already YLOD).  The $100 gift card should come in nicely towards the Black Friday super slim bundle or you can use it towards an Amazon giftcard if they have a better deal.



#395 ViolentLee   Still Man Fights CAGiversary!   3655 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:27 AM

Thanks for the info, guys. I guess I haven't traded in a while; maybe my store's counter was removed, too.



#396 Guzzy   Laziest CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:30 AM

Yeah I have a launch 250GB Slim, but I can probably off-load it for more than 100 bucks. Good for you guys that have crazy old 20GB launch consoles. Wish I could find one on the cheap



#397 wampa8jedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4101 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

Still need to decide if I want to unload my old 60gb PS3--it works great, but I know one of these days its going to kick the bucket and I doubt I'm going to be able to do to much better than $100 net for it (goes for a little more on eBay but between fees, shipping and the scam risk, just doesn't seem worth it). There are a few current gen games I'd still like to play but nothing I absolutely need to play... and if I ditched it, I could put it toward a PS4 instead... decisions, decisions...



#398 Darthlain18   Zeldaholic CAGiversary!   1303 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Darthlain18

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

Anybody trade in a 250gb slim model? If so, did you get the $100 or more? Debating on pulling the trigger.

#399 Guzzy   Laziest CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

Anybody trade in a 250gb slim model? If so, did you get the $100 or more? Debating on pulling the trigger.

If you mean 360, I'm also interested. If it's more than 100, then I'm totally reconsidering. 



#400 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:39 AM

I got a stickler at my store. Asked managers if original cables are needed. Then she started saying stuff about the holographic seal on the back by the barcode showing i never opened it. Had no idea what she was talking about or if i had opened my Xbox.

Get home and see its under the faceplate. Went back and showed her and got my $100

Side note, my Best Buy is getting 0 Tearaway for Vita this Friday and dont know how to apply my discount to preorders.

#401 TheLastTankMage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

TheLastTankMage

Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:57 AM

Just got back from my local BB. I traded in an old 80gig fat which came with the old playstation composite cable that I no longer have because who on earth needs them still (apologies if there actually are people who still use them). The girl there at first mentioned it needed everything to qualify but then put it through anyway at the full 100. Now I just need 300 more to buy a ps4 .. plus tax.



#402 Keyserbjj   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:18 AM

Traded in a 20gb Xbox 360 that had a bad disc drive (wouldnt read games). Traded in an Xbox 360 arcade as well that was purchased to replace the broken Xbox. Also traded in 40 games. By the time the clerk was done scanning all the games she was losing interest. She just checked for the cables, and controller no test to see if it even powered on.

 

All together i got $440.50 for my stuff and I still have an extra controller, wifi adapter, and remote I will be taking to GS for trade in.



#403 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16360 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:26 AM

I got the runaround from them.. saying the Arcade came with games that were required to process the trade.


Aren't there arcade units without bonus games?

Did you bring the box in or something?

#404 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10675 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

kickrockz713

Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:28 AM

Operation get $200 for next to nothing is complete. Found a pawn shop with 2 bricks for $7 each so $14 for $200 is great. I gave them a a 2 bricks, two av cables, 2 consoles and no controllers. They tested them, and they both turned on. He asked if the 20gb was inside the console, guess what I said. I'm happy to finally get rid of those 2 space eaters.

#405 Bluejuan85   Red Savarin Validating   153 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Bluejuan85

Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:33 AM

Success. I managed to trade in my 80GB PS3 at another Best Buy and they didn't even check to see if it worked but it indeed does work of course. Anyways I have $200 now and I just have to wait till Black Friday aka Thursday at 6PM to try and snag that 250GB X360 Black Friday Bundle.



#406 Bluejuan85   Red Savarin Validating   153 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Bluejuan85

Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:35 AM

Traded in a 20gb Xbox 360 that had a bad disc drive (wouldnt read games). Traded in an Xbox 360 arcade as well that was purchased to replace the broken Xbox. Also traded in 40 games. By the time the clerk was done scanning all the games she was losing interest. She just checked for the cables, and controller no test to see if it even powered on.

 

All together i got $440.50 for my stuff and I still have an extra controller, wifi adapter, and remote I will be taking to GS for trade in.

Sell the Wifi Adapter on eBay. I sold mine for 22 bucks there is a market for them there trust me.



#407 TheCollegeGamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:42 AM

So what do PS3 deals look like? I am adverse to getting rid of my PS3 because there are still PS3 exclusives I want to play and I still use the backwards compatibility occasionally (just packed away my PS2, moved my PS3 upstairs, and set up the PS4 by the big TV), but $100 for my 80GB fat that still works (even if I suspect it won't all that much longer given what I am hearing from other people who bought theirs a year before me) seems like a pretty good deal and having a smaller PS3 wouldn't be terrible.



#408 davo1224   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:53 AM

It seems like someone has been picking up all the 360's and PS3's on CL in my area. Some units that you know have been sitting there forever got scooped up recently. Hmmmm...



#409 YellowGameboyColor   Banned Banned   3239 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:14 AM

Damn all you people with spare consoles laying around...I can't get myself to get rid of my OG 160gb and 60gb PS3/360. I'm thinking of just buying up all those cheap ps3/360s I see on craigslist...hmmm



#410 prelude2elude   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:25 AM

Already traded in my Elite, really having a hard time letting go of my 60gb PS3 even though i rarely played it. It ended up being a $600 blu ray player.



#411 Nightviz1on   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

I went in and traded in my launch day 360 with no problem at all. I didn't have the original video cables or the battery pack for the controller but it wasn't an issue. They just checked to make sure it powered on and showed a picture and I was good to go.



#412 texasnightowl  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:03 AM

I just went in to trade in my 40Gb old school PS3.  They didn't check anything and only asked me if it worked.  I provided the system, AV cables, controller and power cord.  I think the shelf life on first gens are coming up (if it hasn't already YLOD).  The $100 gift card should come in nicely towards the Black Friday super slim bundle or you can use it towards an Amazon giftcard if they have a better deal.

 

Yeah, the increasing possibility of a YLOD is what is making me consider this.  Problem 1: I need to find the original 80gb hdd. I swapped a 250gb into a couple years ago and I'd just as soon keep the 250gb.  Problem 2: I need to try to find the original AV cable...don't want to give up my HDMI cable.  Problem 3...I'm not a huge fan of the looks of the super slim.  On the other hand...newer model gives me in theory more years of service than the 80gb has left. And I can either go for the $199 holiday bundle or the $149 12gb model (which with the $100 gift card means just $49 and a hard drive bracket out of pocket).

 

Option 2 is to trade in the 80gb; buy a pre-owned slim off cowboom; use the $100 towards a PS4 sometime next year...maybe the Infamous bundle or some other bundle this time next year.



#413 Brash_Attack   Emperor Banana CAGiversary!   2220 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:05 AM

Think I might try to hit up Blockbusters to see if I can get some of those 40gb PS3's they're liquidating. If I could get them for under $40, this could be a nice flip. 



#414 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10675 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:07 AM

Yeah, the increasing possibility of a YLOD is what is making me consider this.  Problem 1: I need to find the original 80gb hdd. I swapped a 250gb into a couple years ago and I'd just as soon keep the 250gb.  Problem 2: I need to try to find the original AV cable...don't want to give up my HDMI cable.  Problem 3...I'm not a huge fan of the looks of the super slim.  On the other hand...newer model gives me in theory more years of service than the 80gb has left. And I can either go for the $199 holiday bundle or the $149 12gb model (which with the $100 gift card means just $49 and a hard drive bracket out of pocket).
 
Option 2 is to trade in the 80gb; buy a pre-owned slim off cowboom; use the $100 towards a PS4 sometime next year...maybe the Infamous bundle or some other bundle this time next year.

TBH. I wouldn't buy any consoles from cowboom any time soon. They're about to be flooded with broken consoles etc.

#415 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10675 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:08 AM

Think I might try to hit up Blockbusters to see if I can get some of those 40gb PS3's they're liquidating. If I could get them for under $40, this could be a nice flip.

Are those Backwards Compatible? You just gave me a great idea. I actually want a super cheap BC ps3.

#416 texasnightowl  

texasnightowl

Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

TBH. I wouldn't buy any consoles from cowboom any time soon. They're about to be flooded with broken consoles etc.

 

True. It's pretty much do it right now before all these broken trade-ins hit or forget it for quite a while.



#417 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11549 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:10 AM

TBH. I wouldn't buy any consoles from cowboom any time soon. They're about to be flooded with broken consoles etc.


This. Avoid cowboom like a plague now...

#418 alljoy214  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:42 AM

But, guys, they REFURBISH everything. No need to worry.

#419 kickrockz713   Say it again CAGiversary!   10675 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:44 AM

But, guys, they REFURBISH everything. No need to worry.

Lol, wipe it down and format the hard drive.

#420 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   1037 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

gatordeve86

Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:48 AM

im thinking if i trade in some crap i have and an old 360 i could get they 360 bundle for nothing more out of pocket