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Best Buy Ad 7/31-8/6: Get $125 toward Xbox One S with XB1/PS4 trade-in


#31 klingon666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   335 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:09 PM

Doesn't a game have to be in 4K to watch it on a 4K tv??

#32 Bobby's Beasting!   All Day! CAGiversary!   4633 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:13 PM

Dang.  Any guesses as to whether or not there might be future trade-in deals for the 360?  Or did I miss that boat already?


If they are offering $125 for an Xbone, what are you even expecting for a 360? Maybe a $40 coupon towards a year of Live lol

#33 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11239 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

Doesn't a game have to be in 4K to watch it on a 4K tv??


No. You can watch 480 channels on an hd tv

#34 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3299 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:27 AM

i see perfect value in xbox one s, specially if u are into 4k blu ray



#35 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6699 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:14 AM

Would Beast Buy accept a X1 with a 3rd power power brick? Or maybe they won't even notice?



#36 danh35   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   180 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:16 AM

So help me out, the Xbox One S is going to render games in 4K even though the Xbox One has constantly been outed as not even rendering games in 1080p?

It will upscale games to 4K resolution, plus have HDR for games that support it. I know the new Gears of War game will have HDR, I'm not sure if any others have been confirmed. 



#37 Rohman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:59 AM

Would Beast Buy accept a X1 with a 3rd power power brick? Or maybe they won't even notice?

Unfortunately knowing the customer service reps in my store they probably won't notice lol

#38 guyver2077   CAG Original CAGiversary!   16083 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:34 AM

Yes. I have done this several times. I wouldn't trade my Xbox 1 for $125, $145 w/controller. That said, expect to get $145 with the controller. I will hold out until I see at least $150 trade in value. $100-$125 for the console and a $50-$25 coupon for the new console. Add $25 for the 1TB versions.
I would like to see $200 cash for my console. But that's best case scenario.
If you must have the new console and don't want to sell on Craigslist or similar, preorder the new Xbox one and choose something like the Madden version. You will qualify for the $10 gift cert and can sell the Madden 17 code to help recover your out of pocket expense.

Just dust off your console and maybe rub some Meguiars Plast-X on the shiny part to help clear the scratches. I would reset the console to factory settings because, unlike GameStop, Best Buy customer service reps aren't exactly gamers and understand the importance of wiping out a persons personal information right away.

I also agree 125 seems a little low.. may brave up and test the cl waters..



#39 bostonfrontier  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:34 AM

Might give might no9 a shot at that price after GCU.



#40 mattao18   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:03 AM

I also agree 125 seems a little low.. may brave up and test the cl waters..

What the heck are you people hoping or expecting for an X1? They're $250 now with most places giving a $50 GC or extra controller, making them essentially $180-200. Mine last November was $190 after accounting for everything included. I'd love to be wrong but I can't imagine a better deal than $125 w/o controller. Personally I'd jump on that but I want the Gears X1S.



#41 Dranakin   Member Since Oct 2003 CAGiversary!   2737 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:46 AM

Getting the Xbox One S is 100 percent pointless when Scorpio and Neo will be out next year. Xboxone S only upscales to 4k doesnt display naitively in 4k so id say wait till PSNeo or Xbox Scorpio if u want true 4K


I'm not getting one to play games at all. The 500GB model is the cheapest UHD BR player with HDR streaming. I don't have a Dolby Atmos system, so I'm fine with the audio deficiency.

#42 guyver2077   CAG Original CAGiversary!   16083 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:46 AM

What the heck are you people hoping or expecting for an X1? They're $250 now with most places giving a $50 GC or extra controller, making them essentially $180-200. Mine last November was $190 after accounting for everything included. I'd love to be wrong but I can't imagine a better deal than $125 w/o controller. Personally I'd jump on that but I want the Gears X1S.


You might have a point... but the inner me inside is haVing trouble letting go at that price.. that's a heck of alot value for 125.. heck wii u's is pretty much dead and still hasn't seen another price cut.

#43 Gdogg   Scarlett Johansson's future ex-husband CAGiversary!   517 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:47 AM

What is HDR?



#44 Opelousai  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:10 AM

So is the Xbox one S releasing next week? Is it only the 2tb model? All the sources i see say end of August for the One S



#45 iTz_Aghast  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:16 AM

So is the Xbox one S releasing next week? Is it only the 2tb model? All the sources i see say end of August for the One S

I'm 99% sure that only the 2 tb model comes out next week while the 500 gb/1 tb model comes out in the end of August.



#46 jvang117   Friendly CAG CAGiversary!   3539 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:04 AM

What is HDR?


High Dynamic Range

#47 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   466 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:04 AM

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#48 Person808   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

I just got a email about updated terms for My Best Buy. I'm confused because I'm elite plus and I already get free 2 day shipping, but apparently starting sometime in August they will be offering free 2 day shipping to anyone who has a account with minimum $35 online purchase but excludes a some stuff like pre-owned games. Anyone else get that email?



#49 Sunrisecityrider   Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down CAGiversary!   2372 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:05 PM

What the heck are you people hoping or expecting for an X1? They're $250 now with most places giving a $50 GC or extra controller, making them essentially $180-200. Mine last November was $190 after accounting for everything included. I'd love to be wrong but I can't imagine a better deal than $125 w/o controller. Personally I'd jump on that but I want the Gears X1S.


Well my Xbox consoles are the Elite bundle and the Forza 6 bundle. I won't be swapping them out for anything short of a completely next generation bundle. So, even the Scorpio isn't enough to move me at the moment.

#50 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10529 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:03 PM

If he waits for the scorpio the value on the xbox one he is trading in with be even less

So you think trading in and buying the S console now and then trading THAT in when the Scorpio comes out will actually SAVE him money? Okay...

 

 

Just skip the S unless you want a cheap(er) 4k Blu-Ray player. There will still be trade-in deals for original X1s when the Scorpio comes out. You'll probably not get more than like 100 bucks for it then (with promos like the one running now), but it's still better than spending hundreds now on a new console and hundreds again when you trade the S in next year.



#51 ck0  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:51 PM

I'm also in the camp of skipping the S and going right into Scorpio...

 

But then I am reminded that I paid $500 for the Xbox One with the useless Kinect and now it's TIV is only $105, and don't want to be burned again.

 

I think I'll wait on Scorpio and ride my OG XBO until the sunset; sunk cost fallacy be damned.  I'm not investing anymore money into MS until it's a steal.  Unless I can use that credit towards a PS4 Neo or NX



#52 Hokenweazen   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:11 PM

1. Is this $125 above and beyond whatever the trade in value is already.

2. What do I do if I have a 5 tb external drive filled with games. Can I connect it to the Xbox one s and not have to download and install everything all over again?

The answer to #2 is no, you will not have to install all your games again. I keep all my games on my external and when I swapped out for the Forza 1TB model from the Day one edition Xbox One I didn't have to install anything that was already on the external. The first time you launch a game on the new console you will get a message saying "Preparing your game" and that takes a few seconds, then everything works as it did on your old console. 



#53 OneLessIcon   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:41 PM

Getting the Xbox One S is 100 percent pointless when Scorpio and Neo will be out next year.  Xboxone S only upscales to 4k doesnt display naitively in 4k so id say wait till PSNeo or Xbox Scorpio if u want true 4K

I found this post a little misleading - it upscales games to 4k but it still puts out 4k video (streaming and 4k blu-ray) at full resolution. That's what makes it attractive to many 4k TV owners. You get a great gaming system and a 4k blu-ray player at a good price. When you add in a trade-in option it makes it even more attractive for some.



#54 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13588 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:47 PM

Would Beast Buy accept a X1 with a 3rd power power brick? Or maybe they won't even notice?

Where are you finding these fantastic beasts?



#55 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1624 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:33 PM

And the neo isnt supposed to support 4k gaming from the leaks. Only 4k video.


What? Every leak has said it will do 4K games

#56 bonesawisready   YES! YES! YES! CAGiversary!   1624 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:34 PM

Was going to get the S and it's tempting but bottom line is it won't really improve game performance like Neo will. Since Neo is rumored for October I'm saving my credit for that. If Scorpio is somehow $399 next holiday I'll consider it

#57 ritchardf  

Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:42 PM

What? Every leak has said it will do 4K games

there is no way neo will render in native 4k for games. even the scorpio with microsofts reported specs will struggle to maintain a decent framerate and it blows the leaked specs of the neo away.



#58 MickyDeezNuggets  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:31 PM

I can understand what some are saying about the trade in value being low since the Xbox One has consistently had price cuts.  But this promo seems like a huge downgrade given past trade in promos. 

 

I got my current 1TB Xbox One off a Best Buy Xbox 360 trade promo.  I received a $250 coupon that I put towards a $400 Xbox One bundle

and I could have just settled for a cheaper 500GB bundle

 

Also, there was just recently a Gamestop trade promo towards the PS4.  I know, different system, but something about that just says we should hold out.  I could see Gamestop offering a higher trade in promo to push more people toward the Xbox One S and so the Xbox One sales don't cannibalize the Xbox One S.

 

My two cents...



#59 OmniscientlyMe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:40 PM

there is no way neo will render in native 4k for games. even the scorpio with microsofts reported specs will struggle to maintain a decent framerate and it blows the leaked specs of the neo away.

Agreed.



#60 epicdeals365  

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:36 PM

I think you can get around $125 on Amazon also, no? I have a 500GB I wanna trade in and also an Elite 1TB without the Elite controller. Wonder how much more they will offer for the Elite?

So you are not required to purchase an S after the trade in right? I really wamt to wait for the limited edition Gears 4 S console. Thanks.