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Minimum $100 Gift Card for PS3 or XBOX @ BB


#451 Pericynthion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Pericynthion

Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

Just traded in a 120GB PS3 slim for my $100.   I can add to the list where they didn't even try to switch it on - all they did was scan the serial number and check I had included the controller / USB charging cable / power cable.  

They did ask if I had the original PS3 AV / multi cable (which I have long since lost) but I had just put a standard HDMI cable in there instead and they seemed happy enough with that to do the deal.

 

I almost made the mistake of giving them my extra controller / PS Eye as they were in the same box - but I grabbed them out, and traded them into GS round the corner against BF4 (to get the 30% bonus).



#452 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1073 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Should I give it a shot if I have the RROD?



#453 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3577 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

I just revived a RROD system with the Qtip trick and I'm going to take that one in now.  

 

If you have a RROD system, it can't hurt to try that since you'll only need it to power on a few times.  (If they test it.)



#454 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1073 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

I just revived a RROD system with the Qtip trick and I'm going to take that one in now.  

 

If you have a RROD system, it can't hurt to try that since you'll only need it to power on a few times.  (If they test it.)

 

Lol nice.

 

Whats the Qtip trick?



#455 Grimms   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

I didn't have the original box, Brought in consoles, cables and brick. They tested both by powering it on... and since I had games with me I offered them to test the console if they wanted to. They obliged and tested one.

 

Smooth sailing after that. They were collecting dust anyway :whee:

Thanks for replying.



#456 strife01104   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   196 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

strife01104

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

My arcade worked fine for them. I had original box for the holiday arcade bundle of the time so that helped. Only thing that took long was the tv they used didn't have the RCA jacks where they could easily plug my unit in...was mounted on tier wall. Once they did it came up ok and got my 100.. They checked the drive for opening and if dashboard worked

#457 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3577 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Lol nice.

 

Whats the Qtip trick?

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=qtip+trick



#458 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

 

I'm guessing you mean this one?  http://www.babygaga....-tip-trick.html

:whee:



#459 dangerman77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

dangerman77

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:00 PM

Just traded in a 2008ish 60GB 360, 1 controller and power brick. I didn't supply an HDMI cable, she didn't ask. She plugged it in and powered up, scanned the barcode and away I went. She did not care that it had no factory seal, either.

 

$100, can't beat that.



#460 joshrocker   Hanging on the seedy side of the game store CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

joshrocker

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

I really want to trade in my OG 360 but have a feeling i'll regret it. I'll have to give this some serious thought tonight. I really wish the Xbox one was BC.

 

Will there be another deal as good as this one? That's my major hesitation.



#461 Echocentricity   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Echocentricity

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:22 PM

I really want to trade in my OG 360 but have a feeling i'll regret it. I'll have to give this some serious thought tonight. I really wish the Xbox one was BC.

 

Will there be another deal as good as this one? That's my major hesitation.

 

For an original 360?
Hell no



#462 Hip Hop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

Do they just turn on the console or do they try to insert a disc?

 

My Xbox is a hit and miss with games since you have to bang on top of it while it reads to get it going.

 

Also, I opened up my console before to fix the drive issues, there are some dents where you insert a screwdriver to get it open. Would they take it or is it YMMV? I have the box, manuals, pretty much everything as if it was new on my Xbox Elite.



#463 joshrocker   Hanging on the seedy side of the game store CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

joshrocker

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

For an original 360?
Hell no

I wish it wasn't my only 360. I wasn't planning on jumping into the next gen until next year.



#464 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3792 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

RiceQuakes Classic

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:30 PM

I'm guessing you mean this one?  http://www.babygaga....-tip-trick.html

:whee:

My parents had to do that for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Up until 3 or 4 years ago.



#465 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3577 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'm guessing you mean this one?  http://www.babygaga....-tip-trick.html

:whee:

 

Well played, sir.  



#466 ctsoxfan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

ctsoxfan

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:40 PM

Okay, once again YMMV. I just brought in an old 20GB Pro X360 that I bought on launch day back then. It was giving me an E74 error, so I used the towel trick to fix it. Had to do it twice, but it worked perfectly after the second time. It helped that I had the original box, cables, controller (with sticker on it!), and all the docs that came with it. The console itself looked pristine. I boxed it up nice, and took it to my local BB.

 

I was surprised they send you to the Geek Squad line for trade-ins. They used to have the person working in games do it. The guy that helped me took one look at the orginal box, accessories, and made sure everything was there. That was it. He went to the register and once he put the serial number in it rang up - $10.00 credit plus $90.00 gaming promo. Got my gift card, done.

 

I'm sure it would have worked if they hooked it up, but it was cool that they did not. Again, please note - YMMV.



#467 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3588 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

For me, they just check if it power on. I said I don't have controller but have av cable. That work. Thanks for that checklist . as long as the value is not zero it bump to 100.

#468 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

I actually gave them an HDMI cable from my Wii U set. Lol

#469 Devil May Cry   Witty remark CAGiversary!   2776 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Devil May Cry

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

Just traded mine in. They required the console, the power brick, and a controller. I got to keep my HDMI cable and HDD. They didn't even power the console on. Everything worked, but I just never played the damn thing. Now, to find a nice laptop to buy...



#470 kapkorn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   457 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

If I have a 20GB console with a 60GB HDD will they take it?

 

Also if I have a wired controller (MS Brand) instead of wireless does that matter?



#471 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8226 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Do they just turn on the console or do they try to insert a disc?

 

 

 

When I traded my PS3 yesterday they turned it on but didn't put a disc in.



#472 Borexz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   83 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

They refuse my 360 because i didn't bring the RCA cable.



#473 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

Traded my 4gb slim in, figured I can get another cheap down the line if I wanna play some of my 360 RPG's again. They just plugged it in and made sure it worked, didn't try any games for me. Managed to get $186 after a few games. Not too bad. Ready to drive up there Friday Morning and get a few XBone things as they had nothing out yet at my Best Buy.



#474 Dante84   Osmanny CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

I wanna trade in my launch 360 but like another CAG mentioned, it needs some "assistance" opening the disc tray. I sometimes have to bang on top to get the games out lol. Hope they don't check the disc tray.. Will update if I get around to it.

#475 Joeker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

Was able to trade my original PS3 without the AV cable, everything else they took.   They didnt test it or anything.  So long last gen.



#476 ogmaster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

ogmaster

Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:39 PM

Traded in my old, modded Xbox 360. Had one of the Geek Squad guys check it out and after it worked, they started talking with each other. I was a little worried and they came over to tell me that they can't read the serial number on the back. Luckily, I remembered that the serial number was also posted above the USB jacks in the front of the 360. Trade in value went from $6 to $100. Problem is that they're out of Xbox Ones nationwide. Can anyone confirm that I can use the giftcards to buy Visa giftcards?



#477 shinclyde   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:45 PM

Scumbag Xbox cables trolling me, lol.

 

In my search for a powerbrick and A/V cables I bought one like this:

 

 

no monitor or xbox, but it did include cables and two wired controllers.



#478 Joeker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:57 PM

Traded in my old, modded Xbox 360. Had one of the Geek Squad guys check it out and after it worked, they started talking with each other. I was a little worried and they came over to tell me that they can't read the serial number on the back. Luckily, I remembered that the serial number was also posted above the USB jacks in the front of the 360. Trade in value went from $6 to $100. Problem is that they're out of Xbox Ones nationwide. Can anyone confirm that I can use the giftcards to buy Visa giftcards?

 

You can line up on Thursday, they should have additional Xbox 1s for the midnight launch.



#479 ogmaster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

ogmaster

Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:01 AM

You can line up on Thursday, they should have additional Xbox 1s for the midnight launch.

 

I thought I read in this thread that extras would be saved for Black Friday. 



#480 Guzzy   Laziest CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

Gonna give it a go tomorrow without controller or hard drive. Figured I can find a cheap one down the line. I really only ever plan on using it for GTA:O, and then once comes to next-gen, it's more of a collectors thing for me.