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Gamestop Trade Ban limits (2020)

#1 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:47 PM

Started a new topic to see if we can get some more data points in figuring out the more recent Gamestop trade-in / cash limits. I just realized walking into a GS, the poster literally said "We will pay you up to $550 for your iPhone 11!" and made the recent thought that I may have surpasses some unknown limit and gotten myself inadvertently trade banned for going over $500 cash -AND- 2000 Trade Credit in a rolling 30 day period.... So clearly the cash / TC limits aren't exactly link (someone has posted cash = 4 tc and that total < 2000 or get banned), so it really wouldn't make any sense to set the limit at $500 if tech trades and console trades could easily push people past that in one transaction. Anyone actually been trade banned recently for something other than 5 of the same copy of a game within 30 days? I've traded in the same game to the same store in the same visit (2 transactions by the same employee that didn't care) as well as multiple copies to different stores within the same day without any issues. 
Reference: I don't have Elite and have only been an active GS pro member since January 2019. 
Cash Received (30 day rolling)
1 transaction: $497.16 total 
Primarily consisting of Switch/XB1/PS4/3DS titles + 2 controllers. 
Trade Credit Accumulated (30 day rolling - 11-29 to 12-28 = $1971.70)
19 transactions averaging $103 each. 
Total Spent (30 day rolling - 11-29 to 12-28  =  $2,524.18)
In-store = $743.84 (Primarily games, no hardware during this period)
Online = $1780.34 (All using Trade Credit cards - had no issue with purchases)
Since the Cash-same-as-credit lasts until mid-Jan, considering testing the $500/30day limit by cashing out the 'awaiting product availability' games from my B2G2 orders. Just feels like sometimes we could be constraining ourselves to some imaginary cash limit during these CSAC promos.

#2 Dashey10  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:49 PM

Tl;Dr nothing fucking changed.

#3 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5552 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  


Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:50 PM

I guess I'll be that guy:  Best deal ever!

Seriously though, I still fail at flipping to even reach being trade banned.  Maybe 2020 will be the year of "I get trade banned" and a PS4 Pro/XB1 X.

#4 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1505 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  


Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:02 PM

In for 10

#5 bige562   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   507 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:05 PM

Shipping kills the deal

#6 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6897 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  


Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:07 PM

How many limits can I get before I get a refund?

#7 skubish   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   921 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:09 PM

About to get banned on CAG

#8 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2929 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 10:45 PM

Glad I don't trade nothing at GameStop anymore.

#9 srocky26  

Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:21 PM

Glad I don't trade nothing at GameStop anymore.

So you do trade into GameStop...

#10 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1378 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:36 PM

With the way things are going at gamestop I wouldn't trust piling up credit with them because if they decide to check out you are screwed.  

#11 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2019 - 02:39 PM

My theory is that the formula for flagging accounts takes into account amount spent at GS. So people buying games and selling them back even the day or months after is to be expected, as long as you don't look to be inputting new video games and only extracting cash from GS, they are ok with whatever balance. Hence the "only 4 of the same SKU within 30 days" type limits.