Welcome to the Official CAG Amazon.com Trade-In Thread
THIS IS NOT A FLIPPING THREAD. USEFUL CREDIT TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES WELCOME, BUT KEEP THE PROFIT MARGIN TALK / SNEAKY OR LYING SHENANIGANS OUT
Hey trade-in pals! SENDING THINGS IN DISC / CARTRIDGE ONLY / GENERIC CASE NO MANUAL / ANYTHING BUT COMPLETE COULD RESULT IN REJECTION. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS. YOU MIGHT GET ACCEPTED, YOU MIGHT NOT. NO ONE KNOWS. IF YOU CUT OUT A UPC OR DO ANYTHING TO TRICK THE FINE(?) FOLKS AT AFS EXPECT IT TO BE OPENED AND REJECTED. THERE ARE NO HARD AND FAST RULES. IF IT IS ACCEPTED, IT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY ONLY BE CONSIDERED "ACCEPTABLE." RISK YOUR TIME AND EFFORT AT YOUR PERIL!
Where do I trade in video games on Amazon?
On the Amazon Video Game Trade-In Store or on all (desktop) video games product detail pages. Customers can find the trade-in feature right below the price and above the platform selection on all desktop video games product detail pages while shopping for new video games.
- http://tivtrackr.com - The (fantastic) Amazon Trade-In Value Tracker
- http://blog.tivtrackr.com - The TIV tracker blog!
- Amazon Trade-In Value Chrome Plugin
THANKS TO HANDSOMEPETE, DISILLUSION386 and GI60 FOR POSTING AND MAINTAINING THE PREVIOUS AMAZON TRADE-IN FAQ THREADS
This thread’s primary purpose is to discuss Amazon.com’s video game trade-in program. Conspiracy theories about AFS smashing games before sending them back / stealing children / sneezing and touching public door handles / etc welcome, but try to avoid going nutso. PLEASE READ THE TRADE-IN DEAL DETAILS AND FAQ BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS.
1. SELECT ITEMS: Search for items to trade in. Your trade-in items must meet the product eligibility criteria.
2. SHIP GAMES FREE: Print a shipping label and packing slip, package your games, and ship them
3. GET A GIFT CARD: An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of games
1. Print this entire page. (Packing slip and shipping label once you have submitted a trade)
2. Cut out the shipping label and the packing slip.
3. Make sure your items are in good working condition and include the case and cover art.
4. Securely pack the items in a box or envelope and include the packing slip in the package.
5. Attach the shipping label squarely onto the outside of the package and add your return address.
6. Take it to your nearest UPS Store and mail it by (one week from submission of trade)
7. Or you can ship to:
note to self: look up new address
Trade-In Product Eligibility
Trade-in items must match the exact version displayed in the Amazon Trade-In Store, not be damaged, include original packaging (e.g. the manual, cover art, and case), and be postmarked no later than 7 days after submission. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and an Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account within 2 business days of item receipt and verification by the merchant. Items not accepted by the merchant will be returned to you approximately 14 days after receipt.
GENERAL FAQ (Updated 1/18/2015)
Can I post a question on this thread?
Can I edit this FAQ? (updated 6/7/11)
Since when did Amazon start doing trades?
What are Amazon's T&Cs for trade-ins?
What kind of shipping does Amazon provide us?
Do I have to provide my own box or envelope?
Do all my games in the same trade-in submission have to be shipped in the same box? (updated 3/9/11)
Can I put separate trades in to a single box? (updated 6/7/11)
Can I send in sealed games?
Can I add Delivery Confirmation and Insurance to my shipment?
I don't trust UPS ground. Can I pay for postage myself? What's the address?
When do I have to send my games once I have submitted my trade order?
Crap, I have one day to go before my shipment deadline, but the website states that my deadline has already passed. How do I print out a shipping label and packing slip? (Updated 9/9/13)
How long does the whole trade-in process usually take?
How long does the "processing" status usually take? (Updated 10/11/12)
My games were received on Friday (based on Delivery Confirmation), will I have to wait until Monday to receive credit?
I do not have the manual, cover art, or original case for a game I want to trade in. Will they accept it? (updated 6/9/11)
I do not have the manual, accessories, original box, original included game, etc for a console or accessory I want to trade in. Will they accept it? (updated 3/9/11)
My game is really beat up, what are the chances they’ll accept it?
My game came with DLC codes and I used them. Will my game be accepted? (Updated 12/28/11)
My cover art (PLATINUM HITS) differs from the pic on amazon, will my trade be accepted?
I have a game from a limited edition bundle, will they accept it?
The UPC barcode is not intact on my game's cover art, will that be accepted? (updated 3/9/11)
I sent in my games, all of which were in pristine condition with the original packaging, but they said that one game is damaged and is now being returned.
Can I trade in multiple copies of the same game?
How many multiple copies of the same game can I trade-in (updated 1/11/11)?
I locked in X copies of a game but I now only have Y available to send. Can I just send in Y without being penalized? (updated 3/9/11)
Will the Trade-in of the Day TIV stay for 24 hours?
So if I find a good flip, I can just send 2 copies of that game and not worry about Amazon accusing me of stolen merchandise?
Wow, these TIVs suck (updated 3/9/11)!
What the ? The TIV of a game I just bought for this deal tanked! What do I do?
Can I edit a submitted trade?
Can I use my credit on items that are not video game-related?
Can I use my credit on items sold by third-party merchants on Amazon?
Strategy guides? I can trade in game/strategy guides? Whaaaaa?
I locked in some hilariously overvalued trade for some weird rare game/accessory/etc that I can pick up for cheap cheap cheap. They didn't accept it. What should I do? (updated 3/9/11)
What's all this item condition nonsense? And how can I get screwed over by it? (updated 6/9/11)
Did it seriously just ask me if I wanted my game / other item returned if they refuse to give me credit for it? (updated 6/9/11)
Who is AFS? (updated 9/14/13)
Why does my package jump back and forth between states? (updated 9/14/13)