I'm that dude who posted some pages back, noting that GameStop wouldn't accept my PS4 due to creaky plastic. UPDATE: As WickedCyclone suggested, I simply took it to another store, and successfully traded it in for full value. I guess the lesson learned here is... if GS wants to dent your trade-in value for a nonsensical reason, just say no, and try a different location. New guy was very cool about things, not even acknowledging the slight noise the plastic made.
To anyone reading who still wants to trade-in the 500 GB PS4 Slim: you can get $175 credit for it. That's what they gave me. If you're doing this for the Spider-Man bundle and they're sold out, be sure to ask the associate to check GameStops within a radius for you, and let you know which location you can get one at. That's what he did for me.
Bummer. I really hope I dont get this treatment later today... did your TIV get cut from 175?
Yup, they were gonna cut it down to $130.
Is your PS4 relatively new? It does generate a lot of heat, so the plastic will expand and contract until it's "broken in". My PS3 used to do that for a year, so I wouldn't be surprised if that's a common thing for PS4 as well.
Nah, I'd had the system two years. As far back as I can remember, it's always done that. I keep everything as clean and orderly as possible, and have never knocked it over or anything, so I guess it just happens to some folks, depending on the climate and such.