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Old 10-18-04, 09:17 PM
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Trade 3 dvds for Upcoming Releases at Gamestop B&M

Sorry if this has been covered, I did a search and didn't see it. Gamestop is currently running a promotion to receive one of the following dvds free with the trade in of 3 used dvds.

- Anchorman (WS/EXT/UNRATED) - 12/28
- Bourne Supremacy (WS) - 12/17
- Collateral (2-disc/WS) - 12/14
- Dodgeball: Underdog (WS) - 12/17
- Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection - 12/14
- I, Robot (WS) - 12/14
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (4 disc) *YMMV* - 12/14
- Mary Poppins (40th Anniversary) - 12/14
- The Newlyweds 1st Season - 12/14
- Top Gun (WS/SE) - 12/14
- Troy


The trade-ins have to be from a major studio, but the girl at my store was very lenient and took all my stinkers.

*Thanks to baloux for an updated list as of 12/1/04*

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Old 10-18-04, 11:22 PM
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Thanks for the info. Two questions:

1: THey will have WS versions, right?

2: How long is the deal until?

This will be a great way to unload my outdated barebones of my double dippers. I've got Traffic, Memento, Shawshank and several Star Trek titles just begging for new homes. This should be a good options for those of us without the BBV trade-in deal.
Old 10-19-04, 01:51 AM
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Did you find any mention of this on their website? I ask, because I checked their website out to see if there were any of their stores close to me (found out there's one 7 miles away), but I saw no mention of this promotion.

Did you find out by stopping by at one of their B&M stores?

edit: nevermind. i just re-read the title of this post, and one should assume that you stopped by a B&M to find this info out.

Thanks!
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Nice, I'm on this.
Old 10-19-04, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Decker
Thanks for the info. Two questions:

1: THey will have WS versions, right?

2: How long is the deal until?

1. My receipt says "WS" next to the title name. From what I remember of last time I did this for Starsky & Hutch, they had both WS & FS versions.

2. Since it is for preorders, I think the deal runs until the title is released. A sign for the promotion says "While supplies last", so YMMV. I do know that the first store I went to was only offering Spiderman 2 and Shrek 2, but another one had the rest available and let me reserve Van Helsing yesterday (it comes out today). Hope this helps, good luck.

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Old 11-22-04, 01:58 AM
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Just to update this thread, current FREE DVD with 3 trade-ins are for: Harry Potter (must pre-order by Monday though), Dodgeball, and I, Robot. All three signs stated the trade-ins must be from certain studios. The Dodgeball and I, Robot list was long, and seemed like every major studio and some I never heard of (basically official releases, no Madacy or Goodtimes, etc). However, the Harry Potter list of eligible studios was much shorter for some reason...
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I just did the trade-in for HP and Spiderman, they're both WS; they accepted 3 older Hong Kong discs (including one with no art), so that's a plus in my book!

Basically everything they took I have tried previously to sell on ebay, unsuccessfully. Until the Blockbusters around here start accepting tradein, this is my best option. Too bad I missed out on Elf.
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Wonder if they will do it for the Spidey 2 Superbit.
Old 11-22-04, 09:31 AM
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I don't think this is a good deal! 3 dvds!? It should be trade in 2 dvd's.
Old 11-22-04, 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by kar10
I don't think this is a good deal! 3 dvds!? It should be trade in 2 dvd's.
Well, to each his own. I have a few I got for free and or in deals. I average under $7 a dvd, so it isn't to bad to unload a few I won't ever watch again to get something new.
Old 11-22-04, 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by kar10
I don't think this is a good deal! 3 dvds!? It should be trade in 2 dvd's.
Theses days 3 DVDs is a good deal due to the low prices of DVDs (Under $6 Bargain DVDs).

Back when Electronics Boutique used to do the 2 game trade-in for a movie (Star Wars Ep. II and I think Harry Potter), DVDs were more expensive so based on that, 2 DVDs was appropriate.
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I don't think it is every GS because I traded in more than 3 DVD's and there was no mention of any free Spidey or anything else for that matter. Now I am sad. Nothing was even posted in the store. So that means a no go, right?
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Forgot about this.
Thanks for the heads-up on Spiderman 2, I Robot, and Dodgeball.

I think the best thing to do is simply call your local GS and ask if they are participating.
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Can it be any DVD?
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Originally posted by Damien666Omen
Can it be any DVD?
It is supposed to be any DVD's from major studios, but you might get away with others. So YMMV. I unloaded some discs that Blockbuster wouldn't take during the $8 trade-in promotion. So to me, trading in 3 titles I don't want is well worth a free DVD. But I didn't use it on Harry Potter since I knew I could get that for $12.99...
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They are currently taking trade ins for:

Spiderman 2
Bourne Supremacy
I, Robot
Dodgeball
Anchorman

If they have any of the previous releases (the store I went to still had a few copies of Elf left - 817 H Street NE in DC), they will let you trade in for those.

They only carry the WS versions at this location. They did charge me tax though ($1.20) which I found mildly disturbing...
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I went to a Gamestop store here in Northern VA and I was told that they are only taking trade ins for UPCOMING titles but the choices are limited. Having that said, I wasn't able to trade in my 3 used DVDs for the Harry Potter 3 DVD since it's already out in the market . Instead of Harry Potter 3, I got the Spiderman 2 (SE) instead .

Anyways, here's the list of upcoming DVDs you can get via trade in:

- Anchorman (WS/EXT/UNRATED) - 12/28
- Bobby Jones; Stroke of Genius (WS) - 11/30
- Bourne Supremacy (WS) - 12/17
- Collateral (2-disc/WS) - 12/14
- Dodgeball: Underdog (WS) - 12/17
- Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection - 12/14
- Hero (WS) - 11/30
- I, Robot (WS) - 12/14
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (4 disc) *** - 12/14
- Mary Poppins (40th Anniversary) - 12/14
- The Newlyweds 1st Season - 12/14
- Spiderman 2 (WS/SE) - 11/30
- Top Gun (WS/SE) - 12/14

*** Note: Gamestop wasn't sure if I need to pay extra $$$ on top of the 3 DVD trade-ins to get the LOTR: Return of the King EE since this has 4 discs but they said I may not need to (I hope so). They told me to call back around 1st week of Dec. to find out the real deal. I'll keep you guys posted.

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If it applies for LOTR: EE, then that would be a GREAT deal. Please keep us posted. Thanks.
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Went to the GameStop in Worcester, MA yesterday. They said the Spider Man 2 deal was dead. They offered Dodgeball, Chronicles of Riddick, or I, Robot instead. I passed...
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I traded 3 dvds for LOTR:ROTK EE at an omaha gamestop.
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Originally posted by jiffy97
Went to the GameStop in Worcester, MA yesterday. They said the Spider Man 2 deal was dead. They offered Dodgeball, Chronicles of Riddick, or I, Robot instead. I passed...
Yeah it's definitely inconsistent with the other Gamestop branches....
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i traded in DVD's and got trade in bucks, plus 30% added to that, got Metroid Prime 2 & Alien Hominid (using the bucks) and Spidey 2 all free. Not too bad
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Originally posted by orangecrush18
I traded 3 dvds for LOTR:ROTK EE at an omaha gamestop.
Awesome! I hope they'll do the same here.
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Originally posted by orangecrush18
I traded 3 dvds for LOTR:ROTK EE at an omaha gamestop.
orangecrush18, I'm in Omaha too. Please post which GS location you went to...thanks!
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FWIW, I traded in 3 for Spidey 2 at the GS in north central AL. The manager thought it was dead and then double checked and it was still active but just barely. Pretty cool deal.

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