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#31 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:28 AM

Can anybody tell me what's going on here? I don't know any of this stuff pox, po.... I'm assuming you're gettin some damn good deals, but what is all this price saving lingo mean for a dude who hasn't been payin attention to this thread or whatever the one before it was?

and what is the zelda deal y'all are mentioning?


Trade 5 PO games in and get a Zelda preorder for free (it bumps each game up to $10 trade-in value actually). PO simply means previously owned. POX means PO eXcluded - in other words, they aren't good for the deals. So, you need to have 5 qualifying (non-POX) games to get the deal to work. The list at the beginning of this thread is a somewhat out of date list of excluded titles. There may be more on the list now. We post what we get for trades here and whether the games are PO or POX so that we can see if anything has changed.

I don't think we have anything new to add to the lists do we?

#32 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Strider Turbulence

Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:00 AM

The trade 3 get GT4 free deal is coming back. It may drop to $ 35 again with your 3 trade ins but if it stays at $50...oh man, I'm gonna finish paying off my xbox 360.

#33 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:10 AM

The trade 3 get GT4 free deal is coming back. It may drop to $ 35 again with your 3 trade ins but if it stays at $50...oh man, I'm gonna finish paying off my xbox 360.


Where did you hear this? It isn't in the EB sale thread. That one mentions the NBA Live '06 and Tiger Woods promos (trade 5, get them free), but nothing about GT4. If so that would be great, I just haven't seen that anywhere else.

Edit: Never mind, I found it. Of course I checked the EB sale thread and it wasn't there because tenzor made a NEW one with the later deals:

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=69448

These deals run 10/14-10/30.

Hmmm... So how many games to allocate to NBA Live '06 and how many to save for GT4?...

#34 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Strider Turbulence

Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:18 AM

It's in the 'part 2' thread.

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=69448

#35 evophile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1172 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 08:20 AM

How does the GT4 trade in work if you're gonna try to get credit out of it? Will they give you a gift receipt straight up if you ask for one? I missed out on this deal last time

#36 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 09:00 AM

How does the GT4 trade in work if you're gonna try to get credit out of it? Will they give you a gift receipt straight up if you ask for one? I missed out on this deal last time


heh - I don't know actually. At that time I was using them for GR credit ($28). I think it is the same as usual - you get a receipt that shows $34.99 but has the trades on it, and I presume you can also ask for a gift receipt as usual. I'm sure schultzed knows :D.

#37 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 01:54 PM

How does the GT4 trade in work if you're gonna try to get credit out of it? Will they give you a gift receipt straight up if you ask for one? I missed out on this deal last time


You should always be able to get a gift receipt . . . but you have to ask for it before the transaction is complete. Having a gift receipt does not ensure that you can return the game . . . Some people have had problems returning games.

For me, during the last round, the receipt for GT4 read $34.99 . . . but when I returned the game I was given $39.99 in credit! I thought it was a fluke, but it happened each time of the 3 times I did it! . . . $13.33 per game.

But YMMV!!!

#38 lewkel2000   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

lewkel2000

Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:26 PM

Can anybody tell me what's going on here? I don't know any of this stuff pox, po.... I'm assuming you're gettin some damn good deals, but what is all this price saving lingo mean for a dude who hasn't been payin attention to this thread or whatever the one before it was?

and what is the zelda deal y'all are mentioning?


io did a great job of answering your question. One other tidbit I learned-the pre-played games at EB on the shelves actually have PO or POX on their price tags so you can try to get an idea of what games you can use for trade in by looking at them.

Keep in mind they update the POX lists regularly so just because the tag may say PO the system may have already updated it to POX.

#39 Darkpaul   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Darkpaul

Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:26 PM

Ohhh, okay. Thanks guys!

io, that was perfect, thanks! Now to see if I can get in on that zelda deal...

#40 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:04 PM

io did a great job of answering your question. One other tidbit I learned-the pre-played games at EB on the shelves actually have PO or POX on their price tags so you can try to get an idea of what games you can use for trade in by looking at them.


In addition, as a rule of thumb, if a used game sells for $9.99 or more (on the website for instance) it is likely to be PO and work. Games that sell for less than $9.99 are most likely POX.

Age of game makes a pretty big difference . . . the older the game, the less likely it is to be PO and the newer the game . . .

#41 pop311   College CAGiversary!   3193 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:06 PM

In addition, as a rule of thumb, if a used game sells for $9.99 or more (on the website for instance) it is likely to be PO and work. Games that sell for less than $9.99 are most likely PO.

Age of game makes a pretty big difference . . . the older the game, the less likely it is to be PO and the newer the game . . .


May want to change the bolded PO to a POX as to not be confusing

#42 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2005 - 01:47 AM

Did another Zelda preorder today using GC - Bond Agent Under Fire, GC - Rocky, GC - Spyhunter, PS2 - Pinball Hall of Fame, and PS2 - Tomb Raider.

The guy tried to talk me out of it by letting me in on a "secret" - that I'd get more credit by waiting until tomorrow and using the 25% bonus credit deal. Really? How long has this guy been working at EB? :D Let's see, my $9 in credit for those games would turn into a whopping $11.25. Yeah, I was all over that...

#43 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2005 - 02:54 AM

May want to change the bolded PO to a POX as to not be confusing

Thanks

#44 evophile   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1172 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:18 AM

Did another Zelda preorder today using GC - Bond Agent Under Fire, GC - Rocky, GC - Spyhunter, PS2 - Pinball Hall of Fame, and PS2 - Tomb Raider.

The guy tried to talk me out of it by letting me in on a "secret" - that I'd get more credit by waiting until tomorrow and using the 25% bonus credit deal. Really? How long has this guy been working at EB? :D Let's see, my $9 in credit for those games would turn into a whopping $11.25. Yeah, I was all over that...


haha, that guy must not be good at math or something. That 25% deal is only good if you trade in games you basically just bought. I don't see the point of it, it just sounds good thats all.

I hope EB has some more preorder deals coming up, it's easier to deal with those.

#45 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2005 - 11:59 AM

I hope EB has some more preorder deals coming up, it's easier to deal with those.


I'm pretty psyched about the GT4 deal next week.

I've been sraping together a few last games to do what might be my last tradein for awhile . . . (local stores have had shit lately). Thought I would do 5 on a Zelda.

But I can manage 6 on two GT4s (2 sets of 3 games would allow doubles within the 6). Could end up with $80 instead of $50 on a zelda (if I can return the GT4s for $40).

#46 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:56 AM

OK, time to put a little life back into this thread. I'm going to post what I get for EB trades here instead of in the various EB deal threads because those come and go...

Tonight I traded the following:

PS2 - Tomb Raider: $1
PS2 - Trivial Pursuit: $2
GC - Bond: Everything or Nothing: $4
GC - Spy Hunter: $2
GC - Rocky: $2

got Tiger Woods for PSP... All of those were PO, obviously.

#47 fivecardstud   Es una salsa! Muy Salsa! CAGiversary!   389 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

fivecardstud

Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:40 PM

this weekend EB is offering Gran Turismo 4 for 3 PO games. This trades in well at blockbuster. So if you have some PO games left, I'd suggest this trade in deal.

#48 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:54 PM

OK, time to put a little life back into this thread. I'm going to post what I get for EB trades here instead of in the various EB deal threads because those come and go...

Tonight I traded the following:

PS2 - Tomb Raider: $1
PS2 - Trivial Pursuit: $2
GC - Bond: Everything or Nothing: $4
GC - Spy Hunter: $2
GC - Rocky: $2

got Tiger Woods for PSP... All of those were PO, obviously.


Just how many copies of Tomb Raider, TP, and Rocky did you have? ;-)

I too am planning on hitting the GT4 trade in deal tomorrow . . . sure hope its in the system.

#49 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:57 PM

Just how many copies of Tomb Raider, TP, and Rocky did you have? ;-)

I too am planning on hitting the GT4 trade in deal tomorrow . . . sure hope its in the system.


Well, thanks to the TRU Buy 2 Get 1/green tag sale I have a few more left :D.

#50 simpsonps121  

simpsonps121

Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:27 PM

Hi guys,
I did not see these on the list, but are they POX?
PS2 games Bad Boys
Backyard Wrestling 2
Cabellas Big Game Hunter
Midway Arcade Classic 1
Fisherman Bass Club

Thanks,
Matthew

#51 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1462 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:03 AM

Hi guys,
I did not see these on the list, but are they POX?
PS2 games Bad Boys
Backyard Wrestling 2
Cabellas Big Game Hunter
Midway Arcade Classic 1
Fisherman Bass Club

Thanks,
Matthew


Fishermans Bass Club is on the POX list, so no luck with that one. I'm pretty sure Bad Boys and MAT1 are PO and are still good to use.

#52 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1462 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:06 AM

BTW - I bought MOH: Frontline for PS2 at Gamestop for $3.99 (Pre-owned) in case anyone is looking for a cheap PO game for these EB trade in deals. I pretty sure MOH is PO - I just traded one in 2 weeks ago.

#53 DOMINATOR912   RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE CAGiversary!   1608 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

DOMINATOR912

Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:31 AM

Anyone know if ESPN NBA 2K5 and NHL 2K5 are POX? I know they're not on the list, but I don't know if anything has changed after the 2006 editions were released. Thanks.

#54 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Strider Turbulence

Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:38 AM

Calbela is PO, I traded one in a couple of days ago.

#55 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1462 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 05:38 PM

Following are PO (just completed GT4 trade in):
Medal of Honor: Frontline ($2)
Bad Boys ($3)
Midway Arcade Treasures 1 ($2)

#56 TheCochese   TheLegend CAGiversary!   13962 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 07:26 PM

I'm going to trade-in a few things today for TW06 (PSP), and these are it:
XB-Links 2004
XB-Outrun 2
GC-Spider-man
GC-Sonic Mega Collection
PS2-MOH:F (which I will pick up from GS on the way)

If needed, I have these as backup:
XB-Obiwan
XB-NFS:U
XB-Elder Scrolls 3

I'll let you know how it works out...

#57 DOMINATOR912   RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE CAGiversary!   1608 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

DOMINATOR912

Posted 14 October 2005 - 07:50 PM

Just finished the GT4 trade-in deal. I traded in the following for it:
Soul Calibur 2 (PS2)
ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2)
ESPN NHL 2K5 (PS2)

#58 io   ... Super Moderators   24758 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:21 PM

Just finished the GT4 trade-in deal. I traded in the following for it:
Soul Calibur 2 (PS2)
ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2)
ESPN NHL 2K5 (PS2)


Wow - I have a couple of copies of NBA 2K5 from Target on clearance - I was about to return them as I assumed they would be POX as NFL 2k5 was a few months ago when I tried it. I'll use that today - thanks!

#59 h2dk  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:36 PM

just call my local bb, gt4 trades for $24

#60 schultzed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4932 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:38 PM

Did the GT4 deal (3 times) the deal is listed on the sale flyer and was posted in the PS2 games section. It was also automatic in the system.

Traded in: w normal tradein values (without the increase)
MidwayAT 1 Xbox 2.00
Rocky PS2 1.50
Ninja Gaiden 5.00
MaxPay 2 PS2 1.00
StrikeFBowl PS2 1.00
True Crime GC 3.00
Scrapland 1.50
Driv3r xbox 2.00
Bad Boys PS2 3.00

Normal tradein value $20 . . . got: $120 worth of GT4 games that are going back on Monday for credit.

My out of pocket . . . $22 in cash . . . $17.50 in EB credit and Ninja Gaiden doesn't count.

I got Ninja Gaiden on a tradein deal on release 5 games in but also got a $10 voucher . . . anyway, I just ordered NG Black for $20 PO from EB.com . . . so, I spent $7 in EB credit to trade up to Black.

Plus, it had taken awhile to pick up my last Ndogs from the GBA tradein deal . . . I returned it today and got back $35 instead of $30 (apparently they raised the price).

Man, I will miss EB when GS takes over.