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#61 Nocturnx99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:07 PM

Damn it, I just traded all my games today for credit towards next week

#62 tonyxvx  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:19 PM

Might bite on that 50% trade-in so I can pick up some eshop cards during the sale.

Question: I bought Bayonetta 2 used, came with only the disc (no case or copy of Bayo 1). Tried trading in at Gamestop and they said they need both 1 and 2. Think Best Buy will allow it? Trade-in screen says nothing about including two discs or games. Anyone have experience in trading in games under similar circumstances? Also, will the 50% be valid online as well? Or is this usually only in-store?



#63 Butatoy2008   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

rather than returning could we exchange them? ??

Im not sure? but i think you can only exchange with the same item.

 

Does the Target ad really end on Tuesday Nov 25 as the title says? I could see it ending on either Sat 22 or Wed 26 but 25 seems weird?

They have another ads for thanksgiving day & black friday



#64 diplo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   820 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:31 PM

Has Best Buy ever had a B2G1 free sale in the GCU era?

#65 sovereignNX-73811   Don't ever be on a boat with Adol Christin CAGiversary!   5655 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:37 PM

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo...I just spent $100 on a PS3!!!!!!! Dat 90s look - classic!

 

Now all they need is a 3DS XL lookin' like that. 


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#66 Groo The Wanderer  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

Shit yeah! Just in time for Dragon Age and Far Cry. Got some games I can move for decent credit.
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#67 Rick4Life  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:42 PM

If you are interested in flipping, your best bet is to start collecting the $5 games. Those do not change when they drop values when promo starts. 



#68 MachRay   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:56 PM

How much do TIV drop before a promo like this?

 

Specifically I have :xb1: Shadow of Mordor which has a current tiv of $35.



#69 Pacificsmoke  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

Am I better off trading Fifa 15 now, or wait (and hope) that the 50% bonus won't tank its value?  Its sitting at $30 TIV right now. 



#70 chicagocubsfan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1509 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

So I want to get one of GTA V, Farcry 4, or DA Inquisition next week.

Which one do you guys think will hold $60 the longest out of the 3? I'm guessing GTA personally.


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#71 Groo The Wanderer  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

How much do TIV drop before a promo like this?

Specifically I have :xb1: Shadow of Mordor which has a current tiv of $35.


That's gonna tank to like $20-$23, guaranteed.
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#72 metallicoholic   Metal 'Til I'm 60 CAGiversary!   1211 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

How much do TIV drop before a promo like this?

Specifically I have :xb1: Shadow of Mordor which has a current tiv of $35.


At the start of the month, Mordor was at $38 TIV. Once the 50% promo started a week later it went down to $26 (which is when I traded it). Now it's sitting at $35 and with it being cheap on BF, I can't imagine it will sit higher than $20 come next week.
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#73 kmg90   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

-Save $15 on PS4 Wireless Gold Headset and PS4 Camera

 

Is that a combo deal or are they both on $15 off individially?

 

One of my gaming buds finally replaced his janky headset with Gold Wireless a few days ago, I'll let him know if he can get some money back.



#74 BNoyes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   671 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

Just traded in The Evil Within for $40. I can't imagine it will be holding that price next week. Sadly, I don't have anything else to trade in, so this week has nothing for me. Like someone else said, doesn't look like BB is doing a B2G1 free. Their BF deal doesn't have much that interests me, so here is hoping for a good cyber Monday sale!



#75 sze5003  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

So I want to get one of GTA V, Farcry 4, or DA Inquisition next week.
Which one do you guys think will hold $60 the longest out of the 3? I'm guessing GTA personally.


Probably far cry since its newer. Many have played gta v on the last gen consoles.

#76 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2140 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:14 PM

Trade in Advanced Warfare now or wait until next week?  I just picked it up for $30



#77 Groo The Wanderer  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

If it trades in for $39-$40 now, let it go. Especially if you have GCU, since you get that extra 10%.
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#78 scovie  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:22 PM

Does anyone know if Best Buy will carry the Crystal 2DS models?  I have not seen any mention of it here or in the Black Friday preview ad.  Only seeing it on Target ads.



#79 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1497 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:24 PM

Has Best Buy ever had a B2G1 free sale in the GCU era?


Nope. The last b2g1 at best buy was a couple years ago and i dont know who was speculating that there would be one now. There wont be.

#80 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:28 PM

Nope. The last b2g1 at best buy was a couple years ago and i dont know who was speculating that there would be one now. There wont be.

Actually they did earlier this year in May.



#81 diplo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   820 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:31 PM

Nope. The last b2g1 at best buy was a couple years ago and i dont know who was speculating that there would be one now. There wont be.


Actually after I made that post I remembered they did earlier this year. It was around the time Final Fantasy X HD came out. I think at that time it excluded ps4 games.

#82 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   11940 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:34 PM

That would be a good time to flip games to bestbuy and buy them back with those bf sales depending on the tiv
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#83 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:35 PM

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#84 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:37 PM

Actually after I made that post I remembered they did earlier this year. It was around the time Final Fantasy X HD came out. I think at that time it excluded ps4 games.

Yep that's the one!   :-P



#85 dreamer131313  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

Nope. The last b2g1 at best buy was a couple years ago and i dont know who was speculating that there would be one now. There wont be.

they have done b2g1 free a couple times this year but just had limitations on the titles

#86 j.t   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   808 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

Man Fuck off bonus. Still planning on beat ass creed then trade it in for far cry 4. Even trade

#87 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10379 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:12 PM

Glad to see the 50% bonus back.  


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#88 tearsintherain  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:23 PM

yeah that trade in bonus sucks if your game has a TIV higher than $15, its always better pre bonus.  not sure what to do with AC5 now, i doubt i'll finish it by sunday hmmm hmmm hmmm

 

sucks no GTA5 trade in bonus either like Target is having, they are offering $30 min towards next gen version doesn't look like target and gamestop are doing anything



#89 Rick4Life  

Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:01 PM

Important information regarding Best Buy 50% Trade In Bonus:

 

I have done some extensive research. While this will come as no surprise to many of you, it is nice to have it quantitatively calculated on how Best Buy does not truly offer a 50% bonus. 

 

It took me about 2 hours to do this, so I am only giving the information for the Playstation 4 games. Yes, it took 2 hours just to do PS4 games.

 

 

 

On 10/25/2014 I collected the trade in values for all PS4 games and put them in an excel spread sheet. I also did this on 11/1/2014 and 11/5/2014 (11/5/2014 is during Best Buy's supposed "50% trade in bonus). I summed all data and ran different equations to get this information.

 

 

 

One thing I noticed from the information is that Best Buy does a price drop on their video games the week prior to a 50% bonus. While we all know they do a price drop for the actual promotion, they also do one the week prior to the promotion. While it may not seem significant... it is on a large scale.

  • 5.5% trade in value decrease on average on all games the week prior to the 50% trade in bonus. 

 

But, here's the heart of the data. How much of a bonus are you really receiving during this promotion? 

 

  • 11/5/2014 trade in values were on average 2.83% higher than on 10/25/2014.

 

  • 11/5/2014 trade in values were on average 8.52% higher than on 11/1/2014.

    (Remember, they decreased the trade in values the week prior to the promotion. It appears like a higher bonus, but it's only because the values have been lowered.)

 

One thing to mention is that they have a few games they declined to accept trade ins for during the promotion: Thief, Putty Squad, NBA2K14, Killzone: Shadowfall, Madden NFL 25, and Injustice Gods Among Us. They were completely dropped and not accepted.

 

 

I thought this information was interesting. It really puts it in perspective that Best Buy's trade-in bonus promotion is completely a marketing gimmick. As with any data set, there were some outliers. There were several games that brought in a considerable bonus, some as high as 45.45% (Angry Birds & A Realm Reborn)...(Still not quite 50%). However, there were many that provided losses and had no bonus... as low as -35% (Watch Dogs).

 

My findings are a sum of all gains and losses.



#90 Groo The Wanderer  

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:08 PM

Pffft. Fuck that nerd shit. I get a good amount for my trade ins and they fund my gaming habit. Fini.
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