Hi everyone -
Let us look back at this crazy promotion.
At first, I was going to go bananas on this. But then, as I looked at the games I was going to trade in, telling myself that I would buy some of them back down the line (Dark Souls II, Bravely Default, for example), I asked myself for what?
Watch Dogs came to mind, but then I thought how I would get that game three weeks later, when it will likely drop to $35-$40. Did I really want an XBOX 1 when I already had PS4?
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I wasn't willing to part with some of my beloved games. Mind you, I'm one that keeps certain games - Fire Emblem, for example comes to mind - and beats then flips other games - Bioshock, Splinter Cell, for example.
In the end, I got rid of three games for $90. Getting $48 for Black Flag was too good to pass up - that game will be $15 in no time and I played enough of it already. Zelda Link Between Worlds was hard to let go, but I was done with that game and didn't see myself coming back to it.
I decided to part with what I didn't want anymore. What's interesting, is that the "triple bonus" might not have been as lucrative for some as it was for others.
My buddy had COD Ghosts and Infamous for the PS4. Target would have given him $72. Gamestop? $68. I'm not sure if that included his 10 percent bonus or not, but the difference for him was minimal.
Some made out like bandits with this promo, and I'm happy for those of you that did. Some of us might regret trading in some of our beloved games - you have all this extra credit now, but you might be buying a game for $60 when you would have likely waited to get it for $20. We all have backlogs. All of us.
In the end, I'm happy I didn't throw my collection for $300 credit hat I wouldn't know what to do with (in terms of buying video games).
I'm cool with $90 for three games I don't play anymore.