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GameCrazy Trade-in prices thread


#1 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:26 PM

OK, upon botticus's suggestion, I am making a thread for GameCrazy trade-in prices in this forum (where there are already FYE, Best Buy, and an old EB price thread).

I have pulled some of these out of the OLD Gamecrazy deal thread. Since that one disappears frequently (before mysteriously being resurrected :D) I figure we need a more stable place for trade values. The prices will live on here. Please post as they come in - make it clear if it is value with or without MVP card and I will update the OP. Also please note that it is apparently policy at GC to drop trade-in prices as more copies of a game come in - so you may see lower prices at particular stores.

Edit 5/25: I've decided just to list MVP prices. Subtract 10% to get an estimate of trade-in without MVP, though that won't be exact. For example, DQ VIII without MVP is $16.36. For MVP pricing add 10% ($1.64) for an MVP price of $18 (but you don't get exactly $16.36 by subtracting 10% from the $18 MVP price).

Edit 5/26: Added the games from the flyer JebusMcLucifer posted. The prices on those are dated "5/25" since that's when he posted the current in-store flier.

Edit 6/7 - Please check the CAGwiki:
http://wiki.cheapass...trade_in_values
for the latest trade-in prices!

:gc:
Army Men RTS: $5.xx (May)
Geist: $18 (4/10)
Harvest Moon Magical Melody: $16 (5/25)
Odama: $22 (5/25)
Over the Hedge: $18 (5/25)
X-Men 3: $18 (5/25)

:ps2:
Ace Combat Zero: $18 (5/25)
Atelier Iris 2: $25 (5/25)
Backyard Wrestling 2: $3 (4/10)
Cold Winter: $6.05 (5/26)
Da Vinci Code: $18 (5/25)
Dragonquest VIII: $11 (5/28)
Eye Toy Groove: $3.30 (6/1)
Full Spectrum War. 10 Hammers: $20 (5/25)
Gallop Racer 2006: $18 (5/25)
Ghost Recon Adv. Warfighter: $25 (5/25)
Godfather: $18 (5/25)
Karaoke Rev Country: $16 (5/25)
Jak X: $7.70 (5/17)
Kingdom Hearts II: $28 (5/25)
Marc Ecko's Getting Up (regular): $18 (5/29) ($15 on 6/1?)
Metal Saga: $22 (5/25)
Midway Arcade Treasures 2: $2.75 (5/23)
MLB 2K6: $16 (5/25)
Monster Rancher Evo: $18 (5/25)
Nano Breaker: $6.60 (5/26)
Outlaw Golf 2: $5.50 (5/29)
Rise of the Kasai: $10.45 (6/1)
Samurai Western: $6.60 (5/17)
Socom 3: $20 (5/26)
Soul Calibur 3: $25 (4/22)
Suikoden V: $18 (5/25)
Tomb Raider Legend: $25 (5/25)
Tourist Trophy: $18 (5/25)
Winback 2 - Project Poseidon: $18 (5/25)

:xbox:
Commandos Strike Force: $18 (5/25)
Dreamfall: $18 (5/25)
Ice Age 2: $16 (5/25)
MVP 06 NCAA: $7.70 (5/17)
Outrun 2006: $13 (5/25)
Painkiller Hell Wars: $13 (5/25)
Rainbow Six Critical Hour: $13.75 (5/17)
Toca Race Driver 3: $16 (5/25)
Winback 2 - Project Poseidon: $18 (5/25)
X-Men 3: $18 (5/25)

:360:
Battlefield 2: $33 (5/25)
Blazing Angels: $30 (5/25)
DOA Arcade Stick: $15.68 (4/22)
Dynasty Warriors 5: $18 (5/25)
Elder Scrolls Oblivion: $33 (5/25)
Far Cry Instincts: $16.50 (5/16)
FIFA 2006: $30 (5/25)
Fight Night Round 3: $33 (4/12)
Final Fantasy XI: $25 (5/25)
Kameo: $18 (4/12)
NBA 2K6: $15 (5/17)
Rumble Roses XX: $33 (4/22)
The Outfit : $30 (4/22)
Tiger Woods 06: $25 (4/22)
Tomb Raider Legend: $33 (5/25)
Top Spin 2: $18 (5/25)

:ds:
Animal Crossing: $14 (4/23)
Brain Age: $7.70 (5/17)
Guilty Gear: $13 (5/25)
Metroid Prime Hunters: $14 (5/25)
New Super Mario Bros.: $14 (5/25)
Tetris: $13 (5/25)
True Swing Golf: $11.xx (May)
Yoshi Touch and Go: $13.20 (5/16)
Zoo Keeper: $7.15 (5/29)

:psp:
Astonishia Story: $18 (5/25)
Bust-A-Move Deluze: $18 (5/25)
Guilty Gear Judgement: $16 (5/25)
Infected: $13.75 (5/22)
Me & My Katamari: $18 (5/25)
Metal Gear Acid 2: $16 (5/25)
Outrun 2006: $14 (5/25)
Socom: $13.75 (4/22)
World Rally Championship: $16 (5/25)
Worms: $16 (5/25)

:gba:
Dynasty Warriors Advance: $6.60 (6/1)
Winnie the Pooh: $6.60 (5/29)

Please submit any trades you've done at GC within the last month or so.

#2 JebusMcLucifer   I'm your Superbeast CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

JebusMcLucifer

Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:05 PM

All include MVP. Compiled from receipts ranging from 4/12/06-5/17/06.

:360:
Fight Night Round 3 - $33 (4/12/06)
Kameo - $18 (4/12/06)
Rumble Roses XX - $33 (4/22/06)
The Outfit - $30 94/22/06)
Tiger Woods 06 - $25 (4/22/06)
DOA Arcade Stick - $15.68 (4/22/06)
Far Cry Instincts - $16.50 (5/16/06)
Blazing Angels - $33 (5/17/06)
NBA 2K6 - $15 (5/17/06)

:ps2:
Soul Calibur 3 - $25 (4/22/06)
Jak X - $7.70 (5/17/060
Samurai Western - $6.60 (5/17/06)

:xbox:
MVP 06 NCAA - $7.70 (5/17/06)
Rainbow Six Critical Hour - $13.75 (5/17/06)

:psp:
Socom - $13.75 (4/22/06)

:ds:
Animal Crossing - $14 (4/23/06)
Brain Age - $7.70 (5/17/06)
Yoshi Touch and Go - $13.20 (5/16/06)

#3 mackaikai   Even my gf calls me CHEAP CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:13 PM

True Swing Golf for DS - $11.xx without MVP
Geist for GC - range from $12~18 depends on store stock
Army Men RTS for GC (the new UPC version) - $5.xx

#4 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:49 PM

bump - let's get some more prices!

#5 JebusMcLucifer   I'm your Superbeast CAGiversary!   1081 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

JebusMcLucifer

Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:22 AM

Here's a scan of an in-store flyer I picked up today.

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#6 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:49 PM

Do we know when GameCrazy updates their trade-in prices? Set day of the week, or is it more real-time than that?

#7 lurknomore   Selling my stuff.... CAGiversary!   3421 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:11 PM

Great post and thread. I'll be sure to add to it in days to come, as it is easily my favorite place to trade.

#8 verdechu   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

verdechu

Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:19 PM

I work for GC and I can vouch for the trade prices changing based on stock levels. I haven't figured out the specifics yet though.

I know some(usually newer) games have a fixed trade price, and some are subject to quantity on hand. Usually we have to have 5 or more in stock for it to affect the price though.

As far as the "Most for trades guaranteed!" goes, that's pretty much a mystery to all of us. I've been with the company for 2 years, and haven't seen anywhere that says we tradematch, it just says "guaranteed." I haven't been able to get a straight answer out of the higher ups as to whether we have authorization to tradematch or not, but we do at our store as long as we can get a GS or EB employee to give us a quote over the phone. It pretty much comes down to If you found a better trade price elsewhere, as long as you're polite to the employees, and you can prove the trade price, they will probably do it. You just have to fill out a refund/pricechange slip.

I'll keep you guys posted if I get any more info on the tradematching policy, it's one thing that's bugged me for a while.

I have found though that if GS gives more for a game than us, it's usually because they're overcharging for it. I've seen on several occasions where we've got a game for $14.99 and it's still $29.99 over there.

#9 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:23 PM

^^^^ I was thinking of trade price matching to GR - as they are practically right next to each other and I can get printed quotes from GR. I haven't found too many EB/GS prices to beat either GR or GC, but it happens occasionally (one small example is Rise of Kasai which is $6 at EB/GS but only like $1.50 at GR).

#10 Sway   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2748 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:32 AM

Traded in tonight, all with MVP prices:

:ps2:
Cold Winter - $6.05
Nano Breaker - $6.60
Socom 3 - $20.00
Rise of the Kasai - $10.45

#11 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:55 AM

Traded in tonight, all with MVP prices:

Rise of the Kasai - $10.45


Wow! I picked up an extra today and was going to use it in the extra $10 EB trade promo next week. But it would still only fetch $8.50 that way. I'll save it for GC then, thanks! I had figured since GR gave such lousy credit for this ($1.50 I think) that the other stores would be similar.

#12 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2006 - 01:58 AM

DQ 8 dropped to $11 with MVP. So I guess that helps answer the question as to when they drop prices. It was $18 on the 23rd of May (Tues) and $11 on the 28th of May (Sun). So, they drop prices some time between Tuesday and Sunday :D.

Interestingly enough, Marc Ecko Getting Up is still $18 though. Rise of Kasai still $10.45 - thanks very much Sway, I was able to get rid of an extra copy. I just wish I hadn't returned the other 2 I had to Best Buy a few weeks ago!

Interesting thing happened: I had traded at my local GC a month or so ago, but didn't buy the MVP card. Then I made some trades in Virginia last week and got the non-MVP prices (after they looked up my account info for me). When I went in today I was going to buy the MVP card as I planned on bringing over $200 worth of stuff in over the next few months. The guy looked me up and said I had renewed and was good through 2007. WTF? I still had my previous balance on the account and everything. Very wierd. Now I'm wondering if I should go in and ask for my magazine subscription. Maybe I shouldn't push it :D. But is the MVP thing an actual card that you carry around? Because if so, I certainly don't have one. I guess I can ask about that.

Only thing I can think of is the guy in VA signed me up for free after I left?? Makes no sense whatsoever, but we had a friendly conversation about various games, E3, the Wii, etc... Maybe he thought I was cool or something. I seriously doubt that, by the way, but I can't figure it out otherwise.

#13 M1C13   AKA MCHammer XIII CAGiversary!   1093 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:59 AM

I work for GC and I can vouch for the trade prices changing based on stock levels. I haven't figured out the specifics yet though.

I know some(usually newer) games have a fixed trade price, and some are subject to quantity on hand. Usually we have to have 5 or more in stock for it to affect the price though.

As far as the "Most for trades guaranteed!" goes, that's pretty much a mystery to all of us. I've been with the company for 2 years, and haven't seen anywhere that says we tradematch, it just says "guaranteed." I haven't been able to get a straight answer out of the higher ups as to whether we have authorization to tradematch or not, but we do at our store as long as we can get a GS or EB employee to give us a quote over the phone. It pretty much comes down to If you found a better trade price elsewhere, as long as you're polite to the employees, and you can prove the trade price, they will probably do it. You just have to fill out a refund/pricechange slip.

I'll keep you guys posted if I get any more info on the tradematching policy, it's one thing that's bugged me for a while.

I have found though that if GS gives more for a game than us, it's usually because they're overcharging for it. I've seen on several occasions where we've got a game for $14.99 and it's still $29.99 over there.

Verdechu do you know if GC will price match, trade in deals like EBs 4 games get an extra $10?

#14 eshbums   Fueled by beer CAGiversary!   1264 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2006 - 12:25 AM

Edit 5/25: I've decided just to list MVP prices. Subtract 10% to get an estimate of trade-in without MVP, though that won't be exact. For example, DQ VIII without MVP is $16.36. For MVP pricing add 10% ($1.64) for an MVP price of $18 (but you don't get exactly $16.36 by subtracting 10% from the $18 MVP price).


To calculate the non-MVP trade-in value, take the amount listed in the thread and divide by 1.1.

Like DQ8 for instance....

$18 / 1.1 = 16.36

#15 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:23 AM

To calculate the non-MVP trade-in value, take the amount listed in the thread and divide by 1.1.

Like DQ8 for instance....

$18 / 1.1 = 16.36


Except DQ8 dropped to $11 with MVP :D

#16 bluehalls   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:16 AM

great thread. i usual get the best trade in value at gc.

here's what i got.
picked up marc ecko's getting up -ps2. for $10 from the cc sale.

traded in still sealed at gc and they gave me $25 with mvp for it.
that was a pleasant suprise. first time i had that happen.

anyone know if they give more credit for sealed games??

thanks

#17 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:24 AM

great thread. i usual get the best trade in value at gc.

here's what i got.
picked up marc ecko's getting up -ps2. for $10 from the cc sale.

traded in still sealed at gc and they gave me $25 with mvp for it.
that was a pleasant suprise. first time i had that happen.

anyone know if they give more credit for sealed games??

thanks


Did you get the LE? Because I did a regular one today and it was still $18 (with MVP). I also tried to buy the LE at CC and was rejected :D.

I seriously doubt they give more for sealed games. I was at a Blockbuster today and the manager was going through the process with the clerk on how to take trades. He said due to pawn laws they need to open sealed games and check them (I didn't have a sealed game, he was just reviewing the procedure with her). So I'm surprised they took it sealed from you - usually those places make you open them.

Updated OP with some new dates and a new price I got today - Outlaw Golf 2 for PS2: $5.50

We need some new posts with game prices - keep 'em coming!

#18 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:57 PM

Bump - c'mon, I know more CAG's trade at GC!

I was going to go there last night but the EB trade-in deal is distracting me for the time being so I'm working on building EB credit up now. So, the question is do I preorder a Wii via GR, GC, or EB? I'll probably do all 3 to (hopefully) guarantee a system on launch day. PS3 I'll probably preorder at GR and EB, though I'm not even sure I want one at this point (would rather wait till launch issues are worked out - and we know there will be some - and then get it at Costco for the 'warranty'). And no, as far as I know, none of those places are taking preorders now.

It was wierd seeing a pyramid of Premium 360's in Fry's last might. :D.

#19 CaptPete   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:03 AM

Today I was quoted w/MVP (pretty sure, didn't actually trade them):

$6.60 for GBA Dynasty Warriors Advance
$3.30 for a PS2 EyeToy Groove

(And this was only approximate, since I wasn't really paying that much attention at that point.)

$15 XB Mark Ecko's Getting Up

The one I did actually trade is our favorite:

$10.45 PS2 Rise of the Kasai

#20 kevzik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2883 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:53 AM

Ill be going there tomorrow. It seems GC still beats GS/EB even with the $10 bonus.

#21 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:02 AM

Dammit, this keeps falling off the first page. BUMP! Any mods seeing this - could we sticky it?

#22 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:18 PM

CAGwiki'd: http://wiki.cheapass...trade_in_values

io, if you'd like to continue maintaining this part of the wiki, ask Cheapy to set you up with an account.

#23 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:41 PM

CAGwiki'd: http://wiki.cheapass...trade_in_values

io, if you'd like to continue maintaining this part of the wiki, ask Cheapy to set you up with an account.


I was just about to post the wiki link since I saw you mention that in the EB thread... I thought anyone could maintain a wiki? We need accounts for it to add prices in? Today was the first I ever heard of CAGwiki, I'm very confused...

#24 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:45 PM

I was just about to post the wiki link since I saw you mention that in the EB thread... I thought anyone could maintain a wiki? We need accounts for it to add prices in? Today was the first I ever heard of CAGwiki, I'm very confused...

Cheapy just set it up a few days ago. As of now, anyone who wants to edit it can ask to be given an account, and once added, you can edit any part of the wiki. It's probably the best alternative so we don't have anonymous users messing with it.

#25 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:50 PM

Cheapy just set it up a few days ago. As of now, anyone who wants to edit it can ask to be given an account, and once added, you can edit any part of the wiki. It's probably the best alternative so we don't have anonymous users messing with it.


Just tried and found that out :D. I will ask Cheapy for a login, thanks! So we still have use for these threads then (for people to post trade-in values) - just need to link to the wiki in the OP.

#26 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16520 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:31 PM

Just tried and found that out :D. I will ask Cheapy for a login, thanks! So we still have use for these threads then (for people to post trade-in values) - just need to link to the wiki in the OP.

Yep, I think that will be the plan.

#27 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:28 AM

Another bump - let's get some prices people!

I admit, I haven't been going there recently because of the EB deal, but I imagine I'll be going back once that ends. Maybe that's true of most CAG's :D.

#28 h2dk  

Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:10 AM

Another bump - let's get some prices people!

I admit, I haven't been going there recently because of the EB deal, but I imagine I'll be going back once that ends. Maybe that's true of most CAG's :D.


I would help out, but it seems the GC by me is independently owned, in fact, they claim it is the original store and the owner sold the chain but kept the stores in the area along with the name. They could have been feeding me a load, but they don't carry any new games and have mostly games for older systems. They have never had any of the deals that are posted here and claim they are not affiliated with the website or Hollywood Video.

(This makes some sense as Hollywood Video is based in Oregon. Doing a quick store locator on the website Wilsonville and Corvallis are the only ones, but I know there are at least 2 stores in the Salem/Keizer area)

It was a pretty small store with a piss poor selection. They moved a few weeks ago to a nicer location, so I will swing by and see if things have changed.

#29 io   ... Super Moderators   24753 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2006 - 06:56 AM

I would help out, but it seems the GC by me is independently owned, in fact, they claim it is the original store and the owner sold the chain but kept the stores in the area along with the name. They could have been feeding me a load, but they don't carry any new games and have mostly games for older systems. They have never had any of the deals that are posted here and claim they are not affiliated with the website or Hollywood Video.

(This makes some sense as Hollywood Video is based in Oregon. Doing a quick store locator on the website Wilsonville and Corvallis are the only ones, but I know there are at least 2 stores in the Salem/Keizer area)

It was a pretty small store with a piss poor selection. They moved a few weeks ago to a nicer location, so I will swing by and see if things have changed.


There's a bunch just north of Wilsonville (Oregon City, Tigard, several in Portland, etc). Interesting info about that store. There was a thread here a while back where someone got some strange deals at the GC in Salem yet thought it was another store called Gamecrazy and not the Hollywood Video one. I thought that was fairly odd given that this is the home base for Hollywood Video - I thought it was strange that an independent store in the same area would have the same name (if it was just a coincidence). It all makes sense given what you said.

#30 3QGojo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   812 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 June 2006 - 07:32 AM

I wonder...since Gamecrazy is owned by Movie Gallery, do they have the same trade-in prices as Gamezones (the large gaming sections found in some Movie Gallery stores)?

If anyone knows this, then please post the info. here.