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#35041 jooksingjie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   287 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

jooksingjie

Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:39 PM

Bumps usually end on Sundays right? Debating buying a shit ton of games from GameStop and holding til tomorrow, but if all those $10 games drop, I’m SOL. Turned $100 into $350 easily today and have like $25 on preorders lol

they'll drop, but you'll still be ahead with the +5 going on. Or hold til the next bump. 



#35042 Nocturnx99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   748 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Nocturnx99

Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:55 PM

I went and got 11 games from that under 20 sale. I may try and do this flip everyones talking about. But ill have to hope it is still going after they arrive

#35043 Dgaart   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:56 PM

I think they nerfed the trade values of several games that were 5 dollars when I first looked, and now lookto be $4.40..so the bonus doesn't apply to them. Dark Souls 3 and a couple others. Shame, I had some duplicates and games I probably win't revisit that would have fetched about 10 bucks a pop.

#35044 crispytreat   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   119 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

crispytreat

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:05 AM

Lol best deal is regular farming simulator 19 for xb1 7.50 @50% off trades for 16 with Pro.
playing with trade credit is fun


Civilization IV on XB1 beat that one. 21.50 with pro trade in. 9.49 with 50% off purchase.

#35045 2changz  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:29 AM

Monday.

Well sheiiit, hopefully the deal somehow still goes on til tomorrow as I couldn't get to another Gamestop in time. I'm happy with my credit for now :)



#35046 CookieMonster156   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   685 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

CookieMonster156

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:57 AM

Guaranteed to Love it Titles:

Super Mario 3D All Stars
Star Wars Squadrons
Crash 4
Fifa 21
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#35047 Newguy1  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:11 AM

Civilization IV on XB1 beat that one. 21.50 with pro trade in. 9.49 with 50% off purchase.

I am disgusted in having learnt of this......



#35048 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:19 AM

Civilization IV on XB1 beat that one. 21.50 with pro trade in. 9.49 with 50% off purchase.


It doesn't discount online, unless it discounts in store, doesn't work out. I found that one as well and was hopeful, but no go.

#35049 crispytreat   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   119 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

crispytreat

Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:35 AM

It doesn't discount online, unless it discounts in store, doesn't work out. I found that one as well and was hopeful, but no go.

Worked for me in store, got lucky I guess.  Overall the last 2 days have been pretty good.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow.



#35050 Ekoria  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:05 AM

wish stores didn't close early on sundays. still made out like a bandit today though.  



#35051 Sparky01GT  

Sparky01GT

Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:14 AM

Is this all stuff you bought specifically to trade in/sell?

 

Yes. I'm a filthy reseller. Some of them were games I bought at a pawn shop that day on my way to Gamestop, like the RDR II and the Black Ops, But most of those were ones I bought a month ago or more that I intended to flip on ebay and just hadn't gotten to them yet. Hence why I said the trade-ins were better than ebay. 

Hmm lol?  I'm guessing it was a dump list from their existing library / forgettable games ... unless you can get FE-3H for less than $38 .. somewhere..

Believe it or not, I go that Fire Emblem for $25 on ebay, just got lucky.



#35052 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:00 AM

Apparently you can use the left over credit from the $5 extra credit bonus promo on a PS5 / X1 series console as long you pre-order one PS5 / X1 series game. Traded in 9 games and got $136 in store credit today. Paid Miles Morales Launch edition off and put the rest on a trade card. The employee said the left over credit can be used to pre-order or purchase the PS5 console (when it's available for pre-order or in-stock) which I want to do. I also did another trade  (5 Wii games) in at a different GS and put all $89 credit on a trade card.



#35053 thenadz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:14 AM

Amongst all the flipping, don’t forget to get some games to you know...play.
Also thanks for the heads up on Star Wars Squadrons G2L

#35054 sleepwalkingninja  

sleepwalkingninja

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:33 AM

Apparently you can use the left over credit from the $5 extra credit bonus promo on a PS5 / X1 series console as long you pre-order one PS5 / X1 series game. Traded in 9 games and got $136 in store credit today. Paid Miles Morales Launch edition off and put the rest on a gift card. The employee said the left over credit can be used to pre-order or purchase the PS5 console (when it's available for pre-order or in-stock) which I want to do. I also did another trade  (5 Wii games) in at a different GS and put all $89 credit on a GS gift card.

I'm very confused by this. The employee gave you permission to use your trade credit? How nice of them. And it was put on a trade card, not gift card. They're different.



#35055 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:41 AM

I'm very confused by this. The employee gave you permission to use your trade credit? How nice of them. And it was put on a trade card, not gift card. They're different.

My bad. Left over trade-in credit was put on a Trade card. I was told I can use the trade card on a PS5.



#35056 sleepwalkingninja  

sleepwalkingninja

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:47 AM

My bad. Left over trade-in credit was put on a Trade card. I was told I can use the trade card on a PS5. 

No worries. I just think it's funny the employee felt the need to tell you that you could use your own trade credit on something. At least they didn't force you to use it all on pre-orders like some would.



#35057 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2102 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:52 AM

No worries. I just think it's funny the employee felt the need to tell you that you could use your own trade credit on something. At least they didn't force you to use it all on pre-orders like some would.

I thought this promo only works with PS5 / X1 series game. Someone mentioned a few pages back that all trade-in credit (w/ the extra $5 bonus) must be used toward PS5 / X1 series games / accessories.



#35058 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1079 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:16 AM

Worked for me in store, got lucky I guess. Overall the last 2 days have been pretty good. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.


Cool, none in stores around me, at least according to online inventory, which is inaccurate. Would be nice if more deals continue to work in store.

#35059 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5666 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:04 AM

Ah finally got the 4 for 40% off to work properly.  I already picked up a few games earlier but it wouldn't work on cybersleuth disgaea 4 and a few other games so I took them out of my cart.  Tried again just now and they got the 40% off this time. Neat. Biggest get out of the sale for me was tetris effect.  I was waiting for that to drop in price so a sale worked out perfect for that.



#35060 mikeshinobi  

mikeshinobi

Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:32 AM

Yes. I'm a filthy reseller. Some of them were games I bought at a pawn shop that day on my way to Gamestop, like the RDR II and the Black Ops, But most of those were ones I bought a month ago or more that I intended to flip on ebay and just hadn't gotten to them yet. Hence why I said the trade-ins were better than ebay.
Believe it or not, I go that Fire Emblem for $25 on ebay, just got lucky.


I don't mind resellers, I was just curious, especially about the FE. 😁

#35061 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14864 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 06:21 AM

It's not the best flip, but if you want to switch from physical to digital and be close to even, MLB The Show 20 and Nier Automata will get you $39.70 combined, and they are on sale digitally for $23 and $20 currently.



#35062 avatar94   CAG Addict CAGiversary!   588 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:20 AM

I thought this promo only works with PS5 / X1 series game. Someone mentioned a few pages back that all trade-in credit (w/ the extra $5 bonus) must be used toward PS5 / X1 series games / accessories.

You have to put at least $5 onto a PS5 / XsX game preorder in the same transaction as the trade, but that's all it requires. If an employee tells you otherwise, they're either trying to boost their numbers or discourage your trade... or just misinformed.



#35063 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:20 PM

You have to put at least $5 onto a PS5 / XsX game preorder in the same transaction as the trade, but that's all it requires. If an employee tells you otherwise, they're either trying to boost their numbers or discourage your trade... or just misinformed.


If you already have a ps5/XSX game preorder it really only requires $1 as well, my GameStop was letting me know if I had a game preordered I just need to put $1 down if I don’t want to throw $5 on a new game

#35064 jooksingjie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   287 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

jooksingjie

Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:10 PM

I had to do this at one store last +$5 any game... manager wouldn't' budge as well, but they interpreted it as the bonus $5 had to be put towards a preorder, so with ~100 games = ~$500 worth of preorders. I ended up cancelling all of them later which put a couple comments onto my account and apparently some thread in GS's local forum complaining.  :bomb:

 

I get the feeling if you had cut bait an run, they might have called nearby stores today instead of when you cancelled the pre-orders hehe. But lesson learned.. don't cancel pre-orders... merge / transfer them! 

 

That is exactly what I felt like I was doing these last two days. The two mall stores near me are always pretty picked clean - so when I come in with a big tote of games, they seem quite happy. Today when I returned with another tote, I asked where the last set of games I brought in yesterday went - he said they sold already... so yea....

 

Inventory management!  :beer: Back at the 2k limit, time to take a break until next MWT. It does seem like +5 switch might be a thing until COVID is over.. but fliptential is mediocre. 

 

Ideal situation = 28 PS4/XB1 games costing $17.99 (that trade in for $11+5 = 16) = buy 6 copies of each for $9 = $1512 trade credit spent. (no tax state ftw) = 168 games. Trade 4 sets of those games back into 4 stores for 112*$16 = $1792 credit. Trade the last two sets in for cash = $493. So your time = $281 credit + $493 cash for "free" (-$20 for gas!)

Is the 4 copy rule separate for cash? 

 

When that 493 cash could be 896 credit instead... I use friends' accounts instead. I've found all the towns around me that don't require ID.  



#35065 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   2502 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:49 PM

Marvel’s Spider-man went down from $12 to $10 overnight because I am planning on trading it towards the Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.

#35066 Hellacious   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:29 PM

Still some diamonds in the rough even with the 40% off like Fifa 20 PS4 with its $15 Base.



#35067 Backlog Hog  

Backlog Hog

Posted 28 September 2020 - 03:49 PM

Is the 5 games $19.99 & under for 50% off sale confirmed dead in stores ??

#35068 Hellacious   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:34 PM

Is the 5 games $19.99 & under for 50% off sale confirmed dead in stores ??

Sale ended yesterday.



#35069 mojoaoe  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:28 PM

SL made me pay off a Ps5 game in full yesterday instead of the usual $5 down. Said people were taking advantage of the trade in promo so it was new policy. Lmao okay. Def gonna burn her on the survey. I tried to finesse her but she wouldn’t budge. Guess I have to go back and cancel.

Funny story, a guy was picking up a preorder from one of the stores I was at and he got into a convo about preorders with the employees, how people forget to pick em up or how some preorders are still listed at closed stores. Then they told him he still had a bunch of preorders open at different stores and a couple from a state like an 8 hour drive away lol.

#35070 Kpjcelj   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:36 PM

I hate how fickle gamestop employees are. I traded in some of the brand new games I had bought on sale and never played. I took them out of the plastic wrap of course. The girl tried to charge me a refurb fee saying that some of them were damaged. I had just opened them in my car a minute before trading them in like how the heck can they be damaged when they were literally new.

I told her they were new and she wouldn’t budge, so I went to a gamestop 15 minutes away and the employee traded them all in, no refurb fee.