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#22771 User65536  

User65536

Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:39 PM

It doesn't trigger a ban, it's just a rule all GameStops are supposed to follow. It's literally in the handbook.

 

Aah, I see. I must’ve been getting lucky on my end, then. 



#22772 User65536  

User65536

Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:41 PM

No, every trade is put against your trade limit, whether cash or credit.  Cash accumulates 4X faster than store credit, against your $2k limit.

 

Some examples to stay "safe":

 

$0 cash, $2000 store credit.

$200 cash, $1200 store credit

$400 cash, $400 store credit.

$500 cash, $0 store credit.

 

Or any combination there'in.   This is my understanding.  If anyone has anecdotal evidence otherwise, please jump in.

People have reported in the past that the cash and credit limits are separate. I recall someone having $1800 in store credit trades and a couple hundred in cash trades and was not banned.



#22773 Jommy   I wish I could come up with a cool title CAGiversary!   2066 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:48 PM

For the B2G2 it's not advised to use those preowned certificates that you can trade points for right? From what I remember when I used it once for B2G1 it ended up discounting the game that ended up free.



#22774 Zhoutai7218  

Zhoutai7218

Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:53 PM

For the B2G2 it's not advised to use those preowned certificates that you can trade points for right? From what I remember when I used it once for B2G1 it ended up discounting the game that ended up free.


You can use them but the catch is drop the price of the highest to match the other 3 game , on a $25 game use a $5 drop it $20 and pick 3 other $20 game that make 2 free, there is no point of using them if you going to get all $55 games it take the amount of the free game

#22775 Kurosaki-san   Steelbook Collector CAGiversary!   1316 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Kurosaki-san

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:00 PM

This Cali bonus is incredible, traded in sword for $59.50 & 21 other titles.

Waiting on 39 titles coming in the mail from the B2G2 I ordered on Xmas. Nothing has shipped yet tho :/.

Also I think the trade card credit limit changed. I had to get a new card.

#22776 wanggoesinataco  

wanggoesinataco

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:02 PM

Got shipping information for 3 orders I put in at 3am yesterday. None of my orders had big games like Mario. Still waiting on a bunch of other orders to ship

#22777 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4354 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:06 PM

went to a store this morning to beat the post holiday crowd and ended up with the Surge II limited edition which had been converted to pre-owned, call of cthulu, ezio collection, and slay the spire for 57 after pro discount and taxes. May check out a few other stores as mine was lacking games with cases.



#22778 Jhingles  

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:38 PM

Glad I checked the app before wasting my time going out after work. Would have to go to 4 stores and spend 3 hours to make it remotely worth it because shelves have been absolutely swept clean at this point in the day. If only we didn't have CSAC here.

#22779 macontosh2000   Dirty Scumbag CAGiversary!   871 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

macontosh2000

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:40 PM

I’m lucky and live in a city (not in California) that doesn’t do csac and was able to trade in Zelda Links Awakening for $51 credit!

#22780 IMikeU   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:43 PM

All of my orders are still in the "Preparing for Shipment" Phase... my paypal orders have a temp authorization on them.



#22781 Squidfinity  

Squidfinity

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:44 PM

People have reported in the past that the cash and credit limits are separate. I recall someone having $1800 in store credit trades and a couple hundred in cash trades and was not banned.

Same here. This was a year-ish ago, or maybe even 2 years, but I have definitely had, in one day, ~$450 cash and ~$1500 in trade credit at one store in 2 transactions. Traded in a ton of retro junk and beat up systems, several bins worth, and a PS4 Pro during a CSAC and either a bonus for volume or a pre-order. I'm willing to believe it's changed, but the accrual at 4x formula stuff mentioned early seems a bit complex for GS.



#22782 r00kie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:59 PM

Am I the only one getting nervous that nothing is shipping except for the games coming from their warehouse?



#22783 Bluray911  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:02 AM

traded in CA for 50% bonus but $5 extra doesn't stack on their computer. o well, it was still good at $48 each



#22784 johnmstewart   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4147 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

johnmstewart

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:04 AM

Just recieved my first shipment email from yesterday's purchases.

2 of the 37 games are on the way.

#22785 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAG Veteran   214 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:06 AM

Don't be an idiot like me and redeem certificates at the end of a quarter... they expire in 4 days! haha

 

I was able to redeem rewards certs for Amazon GC, but not anything else non-gaming I tried (gas, ebay, home, food, etc) 



#22786 Squidfinity  

Squidfinity

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:06 AM

traded in CA for 50% bonus but $5 extra doesn't stack on their computer. o well, it was still good at $48 each

It won't stack, it's whichever is greater.



#22787 johnmstewart   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4147 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

johnmstewart

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:07 AM

Damnit Dave

#22788 Bluray911  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:09 AM

It won't stack, it's whichever is greater.

I see. but people should watch out for test store with lower trade value! I ran into one that was really good to me and they had to adjust the price manually on my prior trades. I didn't want to hassle with them so I had to go to another non test store



#22789 Squidfinity  

Squidfinity

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:12 AM

Is IP banning a thing here? If so, does this jack ass use a VPN for this gimmick garbage or something? Does this jackass PAY for a VPN if so?

 

Imagine being this broken inside your brain.



#22790 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:19 AM

traded in CA for 50% bonus but $5 extra doesn't stack on their computer. o well, it was still good at $48 each

The only promo that ever stacks is the 10% bonus on prestige days. Other than that promos never stack.



#22791 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:26 AM

3 out of the 4 games I bought have shipped. They are preparing Links Awakening.



#22792 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2625 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:28 AM

Got Wii Party and Wii Sports Resort off FB Marketplace for $5 and traded in for over $40 because our store here in Wi is non-csac.

#22793 thecobb8   Welcome to Cobb CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

thecobb8

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:31 AM

Went on my lunch break to my local store and snagged 2 copies each of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and Yoshi's Crafted World. Went after work with these and a bunch of other stuff to the mall store by my house and holy hell they were cleaned out of any relevant titles for switch.

The guy doing my trade kinda side-eyed me with my dupes but the SL came out and said it was cool; he even commented how bad they needed switch titles lol.

BTW I learned if something has a refurb fee it won't go towards CSAC.

#22794 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAG Veteran   214 Posts   Joined 0.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:31 AM

Same here. This was a year-ish ago, or maybe even 2 years, but I have definitely had, in one day, ~$450 cash and ~$1500 in trade credit at one store in 2 transactions. Traded in a ton of retro junk and beat up systems, several bins worth, and a PS4 Pro during a CSAC and either a bonus for volume or a pre-order. I'm willing to believe it's changed, but the accrual at 4x formula stuff mentioned early seems a bit complex for GS.

Well, considering all the CSAC, B2B2 madness going on, don't think anyone alive will be taking a look at anything tonight... it will be whatever algorithm for account flagging will be tripped for the trade ban to occur.

 

My running total for the past 30 days TC: $1819 and today's total cash trade: $497.xx (single store & first time cashing out at GS). For reference, my total spent at GS YTD is ~$3000. (all TC transactions)



#22795 Am_I_Evil  

Am_I_Evil

Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:01 AM

3 out of 8 games shipped...rest say preparing, hopefully that’s a good sign...

#22796 Neo Oracle  

Neo Oracle

Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:05 AM

I thought everything was going smoothly until I ran into a JD. I had my games already traded in and I had a new set of 4 to buy but this other guy intervened. The cashier had already rung me up and processed the trades. I’m so pissed. He claimed that I was just here because I had 4 games to trade in. It was my first time at this store. He even wanted to check my transactions but he said they don’t show up on the first day. This guy knows his stuff. I had them as cartridge only and I didn’t have any trouble at all doing it. I did however hear from multiple stores about their DL calling to not allow B2G2 and then a trade. I also heard from another guy that it was an employee. I was hoping to avoid this but it happened. I wanted to do them all today but it looks like I can only trade in 10 today and be left with two duplicates. I really don’t want to be turned away. I don’t even have a Switch. 😡

#22797 sbaker44  

Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:05 AM

One order from yesterday preparing shipment. One order from this morning still order received.

Also may have found a test store. Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort rang up for $6 each trade. I showed him my app and the website and he fixed it. Even let me get csac.

#22798 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3412 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 27 December 2019 - 01:45 AM

I don't trade games in at Gamestop. I trade them on sites like gametz( have yet to trade any physical games here) or sell them locally. Gamestop always wants to give you barely anything for a game. I remember a game they would take for $5 that I sold on offerup for $25. All these posts about trading in games there don't make sense to me. It's different pricing online and in person? I live in Southern California so games trade in/get sold higher here? I have Super Smash Bros for 3DS that I have on offerup. Gamestop will give me $8.80 for it. It's going for $20-25 on offerup. What's so great about getting less money for your games?

We don't trade if they're offering crap for it.. that's common sense for any Cheap Ass Gamer. We buy low and sell high when they're offering promotions.

#22799 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 27 December 2019 - 02:02 AM

We don't trade if they're offering crap for it.. that's common sense for any Cheap Ass Gamer. We buy low and sell high when they're offering promotions.

Okay I get that and I take it there are no promotions for 3DS games? I see some posts about Wii Sports. No idea why that's $15 but cool if you have an extra copy. I have some games I want to sell or trade in but going from online, I am better off selling them privately. Smash Bros 3DS was just one example. Is there a list of games they are giving good value for right now? Is it more just knowing you get the money right away and don't have to take a picture and post the game and then meet up with someone or ship it out? That's worth less money to many here?



#22800 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   117 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 27 December 2019 - 02:19 AM

Damn, I have put 4 games in my cart on the website and the b2g2 is not showing up WTFFF