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#12042278 Wal-Mart Tradein 50% Bonus toward Madden 15

Posted by ajpearman on 27 August 2014 - 04:30 AM

Can you list the process for converting the barcode-less e gift card on to a physical one?


for example:

1:  scan physical gift card

2:  select add funds

3: type in gift card number (like you described above)

4: ...........???


Yeah so here's what they would do at the physical store:


1. Scan a new (unused) physical gift card. It will ask "New gift card? 1- Yes 2- No"

2. They hit Yes and it asks for an amount. They enter the exact amount you have on your e-giftcard 

3. They hit "Total".

4. For payment, they choose gift/store card. It will ask them to swipe card/enter account number. 

5. They enter the numbers that follow the 3 zeroes under where the barcode should have printed out (this should be the last 16 digits)

This is where I forget... bear with me.

6. If entered correctly, it will then ask for the PIN(?) they then enter the pin. 

OR (if that doesn't work)

6. It doesn't ask for PIN then I believe you have to add the PIN onto the end of account number.

7. From there the transaction should go right through since the e-giftcard had enough $ on it to cover the cost of the plastic one.

8. You now have a nice plastic gift card with the balance of your shitty e-giftcard on it!


Just as a note - there may be issues if you do this in-store. Most cashiers/CSMs won't allow you to exchange a gift card for another gift card. In this case I would argue there is an exception, because the Walmart trade-in system didn't work correctly (didn't print the f'ing barcode) and you shouldn't have to be inconvenienced by that fact.


I have made the e-gift cards from the trade-in promo into physical plastic ones before, so it is absolutely doable. The only thing that matters is how intelligent the cashier is, and how well you can communicate what happened & what you need them to do.


If you have to, ask to speak to someone who would know. Don't just ask "Can I speak to your manager?" because some of them aren't going to be any help either. Usually there's 1-2 good CSMs and maybe a good manager in my store at any given time. Sometimes there are none, which is why I take it upon myself to learn f'ing everything.

#12031467 Wal-Mart Tradein 50% Bonus toward Madden 15

Posted by ajpearman on 23 August 2014 - 03:27 AM

If anyone has questions about the trade-in process, I got you guys.


I'm a CompSci student who works in probably the only good electronics department in any Walmart ever. Trust me I know how frustrating it can be.

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Posted by ajpearman on 15 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

"Special discount" for the preorder games is $5 off ($54.99).



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Posted by ajpearman on 15 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

So... how do you block OP so you never see his posts again?




#11920680 Walmart B&M 50% bonus trade in with Madden 15 preorder, confirmed near...

Posted by ajpearman on 13 July 2014 - 11:00 PM

Thanks. I assumed the trade in was done in the customer service area but I just called one of my local stores that participates and they told me to go to the Electronics area to do the trade.


I'm more concerned about getting the bonus to apply though. I hope the system automatically applies it. Hoping to get more clarification from Darby27 before I try.

They try their darnest to make it stupid and simple for us. One thing I will say though is that the computers I use are absolutely AWFUL, so exercise some patience when it comes to that. Mine freeze up and fail on a regular basis, in addition to making me use a trackball that sticks and a keyboard that regularly doesn't take inputs the first key press.


I'll be working tomorrow so if there are any further questions just ask em and I'll do what I can.

#11920647 Walmart B&M 50% bonus trade in with Madden 15 preorder, confirmed near...

Posted by ajpearman on 13 July 2014 - 10:46 PM

Could you explain how the process went? Is everything done automatically or did it require some override? I haven't traded in any games to WM before so I'm curious

Pretty much we log in, look up the games, make sure all the games look clean and decent condition. Then it'll add up the amount. After that we need personal ID (this may vary by state) and we have you sign something saying that you understand it's all the property of CExchange (blah blah etc.) After that the money is given to you in a print out that works the same as a Walmart gift card. The gift card can be used at any Walmart or on Walmart.com.


I haven't done a promo + trade-in yet, so we'll see how that works...

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Posted by ajpearman on 10 July 2014 - 05:29 AM

$117? How?

#11908851 PS4 for $250 at Cowboom!

Posted by ajpearman on 10 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

CONFIRMED. 14599752 will work! Wow.