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Minimum $100 Gift Card for PS3 or XBOX @ BB


#481 appleseed127   Banned Banned   503 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

appleseed127

Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

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 buy visa gift cards. I did it with my bb gift card so I could buy whatever I wanted at a different store.

#482 DaddyBoJangles   A Blue Slime Appears CAGiversary!   1557 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

DaddyBoJangles

Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

Took in my old xbox 360 and my PS3 60Gb, my best buy didn't even hook them up to check and see if they worked. They both did though so no issue there just thought it was odd they took hardware without testing it, also thanks for the tip on buying visa gift cards with bestbuy giftcards may do this myself 



#483 Dante84   Osmanny CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

Is there a fee on the visas?



#484 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2972 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:05 AM

Is there a fee on the visas?

I believe it is $4.95.



#485 sinistaminista   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

sinistaminista

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:07 AM

I traded in my 40gb PS3 with ease.  The girl didn't hook it up she simply asked if it worked and went on with the process.  Granted it was in really good cosmetic/working condition.  Great timing for this deal. 



#486 Dante84   Osmanny CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:22 AM

I believe it is $4.95.

Hmm 95$ is still a decent amount.. Thanks.



#487 Grimms   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:30 AM

Just got back from my local Best Buy. I traded in my 60GB Phat Xbox 360 with one controller, power brick and A/V. I also traded in my Xbox 360 Slim holiday Bundle (Came with Fable III & Halo Reach Token). Brought in Fable III (Unopened) and they didn't need it, they asked me if I wanted to trade towards credit (TIV $.50 haha), I did trade in Batman Arkham Origins (TIV $19 + 100% bonus = $38). They just scanned both my boxes, didn't even have a TV to test either systems (No power on, nothing) and just took my word for it.

 

Both systems had no problems anyway, got a total of $238 for 10 minutes of standing around and signing my signature, on all three different white pieces of paper (I was told to sign for each trade transaction). They also had Dead Rising 3 & Forza 5 in stock (For Xbox One). I originally went to the video game section to get preorders on both games, but to my amazement, they had them in the front registers locked, guy asked me if I wanted to buy both games now, I said "Yes" but the store register wouldn't let the guy sell them to me. I have to wait until Friday the 22nd, but they had tons of both games in front. Ended up paying off Super Mario 3D World in full (For my Wii U). Great night for me tonight. Thanks guys!



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

Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:04 AM

I believe it is $4.95.

 

I think you are off by a dollar $5.95. Pretty sure it was a 6 dollar fee on the one I got awhile back. Maximum of $250, non reloadable. Still pretty awesome cause you get the bonuses on trade-in,  and its a flat fee and not 20% to essentially get "cash" like at Gamestop. On a full $250, the fee is 2%



#489 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:12 AM

at my local best buy they checked nothing.  They did not even plug the PS3 in and did not ask for a controller.  Got my 100 gc in about 5 minutes.  Great deal!!!



#490 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Viva Las Vegas

Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

Could I trade in my 360 with no hard drive? I'd like to keep the HD if possible.

#491 YellowGameboyColor   Banned Banned   3239 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

YellowGameboyColor

Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:59 AM

Mannnn still don't know if I wanna do this. I wanna jump onto next gen but I'm sure I won't be able to get an Xbone anytime soon unless I lined up for midnight launch, but it really sucks that the consoles aren't backwards compatible. I just can't give my PS3 and 360 up! Too much backlog to go through!



#492 SteveChiller   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

SteveChiller

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:02 AM

Got my 2 spare 360s ready to trade in tomorrow. Yeah!



#493 serge2k   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:51 AM

Are all best buys going to accept the trade-ins or are there only specific best buys that do this? Too late to call my best buy to find out.



#494 abooch1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:59 AM

Anybody have luck trading in a xbox without warranty sticker?

#495 kearns710   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   547 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

kearns710

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:59 AM

Anyone know the TIV for a 60gb hd either at BBY or GS? I can grab a 60gb xbox with 2 controllers (1 brand new), a DVD remote, and red dead for $75. Can't decide if it's worth it if I'm only gonna make $25 by trading the system +a few pennies for the rest.

#496 Zolor23   Hey there. CAGiversary!   2972 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:01 AM

Anyone know the TIV for a 60gb hd either at BBY or GS? I can grab a 60gb xbox with 2 controllers (1 brand new), a DVD remote, and red dead for $75. Can't decide if it's worth it if I'm only gonna make $25 by trading the system +a few pennies for the rest.

It is $4 base at GS, so with 30% toward pre-owned, it is $5.20.

 

Controller is $12.



#497 texasnightowl  

texasnightowl

Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:54 AM

Mannnn still don't know if I wanna do this. I wanna jump onto next gen but I'm sure I won't be able to get an Xbone anytime soon unless I lined up for midnight launch, but it really sucks that the consoles aren't backwards compatible. I just can't give my PS3 and 360 up! Too much backlog to go through!

 

Same. Backlog-orama. (Only PS3 for me though.) I've been seriously contemplating taking my 80gb phat PS3 in but have ultimately decided not to do it.  If I did, I would just be turning around to buy a new PS3 and I might as well just keep my original running.  1. I've already upgraded the hdd to 250gb. 2. Mine has always been a quiet one...only once have I ever heard it ramp the fan up all the way.  3.  If it does finally bite the dust, I have at least 3 local shops I know of for PS3 repair (with some good yelp and google reviews). And 4. I despise the look of the Super Slim; think the slim is OK (but only available used now); but prefer the looks of the original.

 

Plus...even before all the PS4 failures I had no plans to buy a PS4 until at least the Infamous bundle and maybe not til this time next year.



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

Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:56 AM

I'm also curious to know about people's experience with warranty stickers or lack thereof. Mine is a Gamestop refurb.



#499 Echocentricity   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Echocentricity

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:15 AM

Best Buy accepted it without checking anything lol, but the xbox works fine

 

they forced me to give the controller haha

 

but whatever man good deal.

Xbox 360 Elite For 100 bucks is pretty sweet, I wanted to upgrade to another slim anyways.



#500 lionheart4life   The Human Suplex Machine CAGiversary!   2372 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

lionheart4life

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:19 AM

It is $4 base at GS, so with 30% toward pre-owned, it is $5.20.

 

Controller is $12.

 

Ebay the 60gb HDD if Best Buy doesn't require it with the trade in.  You could probably get at least $20 for it.

 

Does anyone know if there is a limit on how many consoles you can trade in?  Not that I have a horde but may be trading in 2 xboxes and a PS3 depending and the terms are not very specific.



#501 HeroOfTime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   166 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:22 AM

Went to trade my second 360 today after yesterday's success, very different experience.

 

Yesterday the woman didn't even plug it in, told me I didn't need a controller or HDD. TODAY, I was turned away for not having a controller. Different person at the counter, gonna try again tomorrow and see if I can get it in without it.

 

YMMV people - I would call ahead and ask questions to be safe.



#502 M3wThr33   Batman with a gun. CAGiversary!   1789 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:25 AM

Would adding any extra accessories with it increase the value? Or should I just waltz down to the Gamestop afterwards to get rid of those things?

 

IE: Play & Charge kit, 250GB HDD, Remote



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

kickrockz713

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:27 AM

Best Buy accepted it without checking anything lol, but the xbox works fine
 
they forced me to give the controller haha
 
but whatever man good deal.
Xbox 360 Elite For 100 bucks is pretty sweet, I wanted to upgrade to another slim anyways.

o u b lyn

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

Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:42 AM

Went to trade my second 360 today after yesterday's success, very different experience.

Yesterday the woman didn't even plug it in, told me I didn't need a controller or HDD. TODAY, I was turned away for not having a controller. Different person at the counter, gonna try again tomorrow and see if I can get it in without it.

YMMV people - I would call ahead and ask questions to be safe.

I would think the time and gas to attempt to trade in without a controller would be higher than the cost of the controller itself. I would just trade it in with the controller if I were you.

#505 Devil May Cry   Witty remark CAGiversary!   2776 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Devil May Cry

Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

I'm also curious to know about people's experience with warranty stickers or lack thereof. Mine is a Gamestop refurb.

 

Mine didn't have the warranty sticker (craigslist) and they took it just fine. YMMV of course.



#506 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14186 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:56 PM

I'm also curious to know about people's experience with warranty stickers or lack thereof. Mine is a Gamestop refurb.

 

It's been mentioned in the thread a few times:

 

YMMV

 

They are *supposed* to check on the sticker.  Some places will and some won't.  Hell, some places don't even turn the consoles on.  You're just going to have to try it.



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

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:07 PM

Trying it today. Will let people know. Console works but obviously isn't brand new.

 

EDIT: I was able to trade it in. They honestly didn't even try to test it. They were more concerned about how to process the black elite with no HDD than anything.



#508 mdvayne1982   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

mdvayne1982

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

I wanna take my Older Elite in, powers on but the disc tray doesn't open.  But if I can get $100 for it, it'll be worth it.



#509 royalbliss1   Black Rock City CAGiversary!   388 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

royalbliss1

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

Traded in 2 consoles, 2 different stores, 2 different experiences. The first store was anal about checking every little detail. Had to plug it in power up, make sure the tray worked, make sure it played games. They told me it had to warm up for 15 minutes before they could finish the trade? I didn't understand that. The only thing they didn't check was the seal. Everything went fine got my card and left.
Second store, walked in took 5 minutes the only thing they checked was the seal. Both consoles worked well both pre-hdmi ports, 2005 consoles.

#510 Snake Eater   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   246 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Snake Eater

Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

Is there still 100% bonus on trade in for games?