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Amazon Trade-In FAQ 6.0

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#1 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:52 AM

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!

 

 

Amazon.com Trade-in Home Page

 

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Useful links:

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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.
Trade-In Procedure

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

Shipping Instructions

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:
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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.
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GENERAL FAQ (Updated 1/18/2015)
Can I post a question on this thread?

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Can I edit this FAQ? (updated 6/7/11)
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Since when did Amazon start doing trades?
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What are Amazon's T&Cs for trade-ins?

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What kind of shipping does Amazon provide us?

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Do I have to provide my own box or envelope?
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Do all my games in the same trade-in submission have to be shipped in the same box? (updated 3/9/11)
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Can I put separate trades in to a single box? (updated 6/7/11)
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Can I send in sealed games?
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Can I add Delivery Confirmation and Insurance to my shipment?
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I don't trust UPS ground. Can I pay for postage myself? What's the address?
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When do I have to send my games once I have submitted my trade order?
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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)
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How long does the whole trade-in process usually take?
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How long does the "processing" status usually take? (Updated 10/11/12)
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My games were received on Friday (based on Delivery Confirmation), will I have to wait until Monday to receive credit?
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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)
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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)
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My game is really beat up, what are the chances they’ll accept it?
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My game came with DLC codes and I used them. Will my game be accepted? (Updated 12/28/11)
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My cover art (PLATINUM HITS) differs from the pic on amazon, will my trade be accepted?
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I have a game from a limited edition bundle, will they accept it?
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The UPC barcode is not intact on my game's cover art, will that be accepted? (updated 3/9/11)
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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.
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Can I trade in multiple copies of the same game?
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How many multiple copies of the same game can I trade-in (updated 1/11/11)?
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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)
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Will the Trade-in of the Day TIV stay for 24 hours?
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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?
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Wow, these TIVs suck (updated 3/9/11)!
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What the Fuck? The TIV of a game I just bought for this deal tanked! What do I do?
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Can I edit a submitted trade?
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Can I use my credit on items that are not video game-related?
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Can I use my credit on items sold by third-party merchants on Amazon?
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Strategy guides? I can trade in game/strategy guides? Whaaaaa?
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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)
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What's all this item condition nonsense? And how can I get screwed over by it? (updated 6/9/11)
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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)
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Who is AFS? (updated 9/14/13)
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Why does my package jump back and forth between states? (updated 9/14/13)
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Carry on! :)


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#2 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

Thanks Pete for maintaining the previous thread. I will try and do my best to keep it running the way you did and the others before you. :)


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#3 kickrockz713   At.Long.Last.A$AP CAGiversary!   7316 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Ren & Stimpy: Veediots!
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:54 AM

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#4 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:54 AM

DS2U taking over all the threads.


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#5 MildObstruction   happy turtle CAGiversary!   10944 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:59 AM

big thanks ds2u. hope cheapy will start paying you a commission or something.

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#6 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:00 AM

DS2U taking over all the threads.

Well, at least all the Amazon ones. :)


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#7 Vigilante   Kept You Waiting, Huh? CAGiversary!   24979 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:00 AM

Seriously, DS2U--you never cease to amaze me. :applause:


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So the moral of the story is Vig is awesome; all glory to the master flipper.

 


#8 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

big thanks ds2u. hope cheapy will start paying you a commission or something.

Anytime man, thanks for everything you did.


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#9 Phrozenspite  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

may this new thread be blessed with many epic boomerangs


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#10 Miken   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   817 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:03 AM

Lets hope for another good night of deals


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#11 mask-air-raid   Mr. Encyclopedia of Soda Banned   5809 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:06 AM

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

That died quickly.

 

You forgot to remove it and post the opposite.


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#12 MildObstruction   happy turtle CAGiversary!   10944 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:06 AM

and thanks to everyone who contributes too - it's been a lot of fun and I hope things keep on truckin.

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#13 Phrozenspite  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:11 AM

That died quickly.

 

You forgot to remove it and post the opposite.

i think that's our official you don't talk about fight club line


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#14 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:15 AM

That died quickly.

The good goes with the bad so the flips will exist as long as they don't become the prevalent theme of the thread. My focus will remain on high value trade ins and I will post about them as I find them. They may also be flip worthy but I won't strictly focus on just those. If this starts becoming a flip thread then it will be in danger of being shut down and as such that simply is not an option. Carry on!

 

P.S. Welcome aboard the new Amazon TI thread you Best Buy flipper, you. :razz:


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#15 Rozz   OG CAG CAGiversary!   9532 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago   Has been playing NBA Elite 11
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:18 AM

Any Slick flipz?


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#16 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9183 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:18 AM

well said DS2U!  thanks again Pete for the previous work.  


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#17 Eternal Session   Banned Banned   962 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:25 AM

First page post. Bring on the flips!



#18 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:26 AM

Any Slick flipz?

Well, if anyone is interested given what they are comparably trading them for at GS:

:xb1: Xbox One + Kinect TIV $322.54
:xb1: Xbox One Console - Day One Edition TIV $322.54
 


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#19 Uso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   327 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for the new thread!



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

Just in here to make a * on this thread. 



#21 Shaniqwa   BANNED CAGiversary!   2134 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:04 AM

The good goes with the bad so the flips will exist as long as they don't become the prevalent theme of the thread. My focus will remain on high value trade ins and I will post about them as I find them. They may also be flip worthy but I won't strictly focus on just those. If this starts becoming a flip thread then it will be in danger of being shut down and as such that simply is not an option. Carry on!

 

P.S. Welcome aboard the new Amazon TI thread you Best Buy flipper, you. :razz:

You're funny.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:53 AM

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#23 Quintessence   The Darkness Consumes CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

Marked.


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#24 NiiNJA   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:40 AM

hopefully amazon will bump up their recently abysmal tiv's sometime soon. theres so many popular semi valuable games ($15+) with a tiv of under a dollar its ridiculous.

anyway looking forward to the new thread!



#25 DealSeeker2U   Seize the deal! CAGiversary!   7949 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:58 AM

Some other high trading fight pads going along what was mentioned in last thread:

:ps3: Super Street Fighter IV Wireless FightPad - Ryu TIV: $46.95

:360: Street Fighter FightPad - Ryu TIV: $48.13
:360: Super Street Fighter IV FightPad - Juri TIV: $40.70


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#26 Megamania   Banned Banned   1922 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:30 AM

Sooo, someone posted the BIGS 2 TIV PS3.

Went to go get it at GS, but it turns out it was the 360 Value.

 

 

You fooled me this time.... I will be coming after you haha. :p



#27 Eternal Session   Banned Banned   962 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:43 AM

Sooo, someone posted the BIGS 2 TIV PS3.

Went to go get it at GS, but it turns out it was the 360 Value.

 

 

You fooled me this time.... I will be coming after you haha. :p

 

Well, the PS3 value was enormous, at around $17, but it quickly got nuked.



#28 Person808   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

Mhmm new thread smell. Come on amazon lets see some nice values for gamestop b2g1 under $20!



#29 kickrockz713   At.Long.Last.A$AP CAGiversary!   7316 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Ren & Stimpy: Veediots!
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:46 AM

 

Sooo, someone posted the BIGS 2 TIV PS3.

Went to go get it at GS, but it turns out it was the 360 Value.

 

 

You fooled me this time.... I will be coming after you haha. :p

 

Well, the PS3 value was enormous, at around $17, but it quickly got nuked.

This^, The Bigs 2 ps3 was $17.83 tiv and $7 at Gamestop


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#30 DudeImGodly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2844 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:47 AM

Sooo, someone posted the BIGS 2 TIV PS3.

Went to go get it at GS, but it turns out it was the 360 Value.

 

 

You fooled me this time.... I will be coming after you haha. :p

PS3 Version was the one he meant to post.

 

They tanked it a couple hours after it was posted

 

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