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Old 09-09-06, 01:17 PM
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EBgames/Gamestop Trade-in Offers

I am not sure if this was posted or not. (I am not taking any credit for this.)

I copied this from the cheapassgamer forum:


These are some of the deals that Gamestop and EB will be running for the next marketing period starting on Monday (9/4) and ending 9/24.


Thanks PezRadar for the following info:

Promo runs from 9/4-9/24

Promo Extended: "Get any new or used XB360 game for $9.99 when you trade-in 2 Xbox 360 Games" Trade exclusions include all 2006 and older sports titles, Kameo, Perfect Dark Zero, King Kong, Project Gotham 3, Ridge Racer 6, Outfit & Amped 3. Offer good on any XB360 game $59.99 or less.

"Power Trade Offer"
Trade any games towards the reservation or purchase of the following 4 games, receive and extra 20% trade credit (excluding hardware).
-Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue (DS)
-Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue (GBA)
-Godfather (XB360)
-NBA Live 2007 (PS2, XBOX, XB360)

Promo: "Extra $10 trade-in credit with the trade-in of 3 PS2, XBOX, GC, DS or PSP games"
Customers trading in 3 PS2, XBOX, GC, DS or PSP games receive an extra $10 trade credit. Customers can mix formats. For example, 2 PS2 games and 1 XBOX game can receive the total extra $10. 2006 and earlier sports, all wrestling and all demo discs are still excluded from this offer. THIS IS STACKABLE WITH THE EDGE/GAMESTOP CARD.

Promo: "Trade in Nascar 2006: Total Team Control for PS2/Xbox towards the reservation or purchase of Nascar 2007 on PS2/Xbox/PSP-get it for $24.99"

Promo: "Trade one of 21 music titles listed, and get Dance Factory on PS2 for $29.99. (regular retail $39.99). See stores for qualifying trades.

Promo: "Nintendo DS Lite (Pink/Black) - Hardware trade-in upgrade offer"
Only $69.99 with trade of original model DS
Only $99.99 with trade of GBA SP
Offer good while supplies last. DS system trade must have AC and stylus. GBA SP system trade must have AC.

Promo: "Buy Guild Wars Online and Get Guild Wars Online Factions (SKU-646502) for $29.99"

Promo: "Buy any PC Title and Receive Auto Assault Online (SKU-645763) for FREE"

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Promos ending on 9/10:

Promo: "Trade in an Xbox system and receive $80 Trade-In credit towards XB360 and MADDEN 2007"

Promo: "Trade in an Xbox system and receive $80 Trade-In credit towards XB360 Madden Bundle"
Customers receive an extra $40 when they trade in the original Xbox system toward an XB360 Xbox 360 Console, Xbox live 3 Month Gold Pack, Xbox Live 1600 Marketplace Points card.

Promo: "Buy The Madden Xbox 360 Bundle and get upgraded to the Hall of Fame Edition for Free" (while supplies last) Customers purchasing an Xbox 360 Console, Xbox live 3 Month Gold Pack, Xbox Live 1600 Marketplace Points card may upgrade to the Madden Hall of Fame Edition on Xbox 360 for FREE.

Promo: "Receive $30.00 trade credit for NCAA Football 2007 (all platforms) when used towards a reservation or purchase of Madden NFL 2007 (any platform).

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DVD Offers (No expiration)

Promo: "Purchase 3 Used DVDs for $10"- offer good on all used DVDs priced at $5.99

Promo: "Purchase 3 Used DVDs for $20"- offer good on all used DVDs priced at $9.99

Promo: "Purchase 3 Used DVDs for $30"- offer good on all used DVDs priced at $12.99 price point.

Trades toward reservations always get an extra 10%
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Old 09-09-06, 01:35 PM
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Do you have to spend your in store credit the same day still? Or have the finally woke up and let you save it for future purchases?

I've not traded anything in a long time, but have some crap games I've had problems selling/trading here, and the extra $10 is tempting if I can put it toward a Wii preorder in the future.
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Old 09-09-06, 01:46 PM
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Yeah, this would be a great way to unload some of the CC cheapies that I have played and am done with. Thanks for posting the info.
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Old 09-09-06, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
Do you have to spend your in store credit the same day still? Or have the finally woke up and let you save it for future purchases?
I went in a traded a bunch of GBA games and bought one game and they put the rest on my Gamer's Edge card.

I didn't know about the Trade 3 get $10 deal until I got there.

Too bad the three DS games I got from the CC deal are only worth $3, $2, and $5. With the deal and my Edge card, I'd get $22 for it... about $7 less than what I got them for... and they are unplayed, brand new...

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Old 09-09-06, 10:24 PM
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I'm still a bit confused on how this all worked out, but I took advantage of the trade in deal. Thought I would list it in detail here. Maybe someone else can get it to work this well. First my wife preordered a Coral Pink DS Lite by trading in her old GBA SP. No biggie there just $30 off.

Then I traded in 9 games and preordered Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, DQ Rocket Slime and FFIII. Somehow the breakdown for the games ended up like this.

Nintendogs: Value $15.00 Given $16.50
Lunar Dragon Song: Value $7.00 Given $18.70
Feel the Magic: Value $1.00 Given $1.10
Mr Driller DS Value $3.00 Given $14.30
Dig Dug DS Value $6.00 Given $6.60
Pac N Roll Value $5.00 Given $11.55
Guilty Gear DS Value $9.00 Given $20.90 (WTF?)
Ultimate Spiderman Value $5.00 Given $5.50
Retro Atari Value $4.00 Given $4.40

Total received $99.55 which is about $11 a title. I paid less than that for every title but Nintendogs. Very strange, but definitely a good trade in deal. I ended up getting the extra 30, plus an extra 10% for my Edge card, plus and extra 10% for preordering.
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Old 09-09-06, 10:55 PM
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I would do it if I can pre-order some 360 games instead of buying a game right there and then.
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Old 09-09-06, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by darkside
I'm still a bit confused on how this all worked out, but I took advantage of the trade in deal. Thought I would list it in detail here. Maybe someone else can get it to work this well. First my wife preordered a Coral Pink DS Lite by trading in her old GBA SP. No biggie there just $30 off.

Then I traded in 9 games and preordered Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, DQ Rocket Slime and FFIII. Somehow the breakdown for the games ended up like this.

Nintendogs: Value $15.00 Given $16.50
Lunar Dragon Song: Value $7.00 Given $18.70
Feel the Magic: Value $1.00 Given $1.10
Mr Driller DS Value $3.00 Given $14.30
Dig Dug DS Value $6.00 Given $6.60
Pac N Roll Value $5.00 Given $11.55
Guilty Gear DS Value $9.00 Given $20.90 (WTF?)
Ultimate Spiderman Value $5.00 Given $5.50
Retro Atari Value $4.00 Given $4.40

Total received $99.55 which is about $11 a title. I paid less than that for every title but Nintendogs. Very strange, but definitely a good trade in deal. I ended up getting the extra 30, plus an extra 10% for my Edge card, plus and extra 10% for preordering.
Figured it out:
Value = $55.00
10% Bonus = $5.50
Trade 3 Get $10 = $30 (9 games)

Subtotal = $90.50
Extra 10% Gamers Card = $9.05

Total = $99.55
Go back on your receipt and see if you paid $34.99 for the Pokemon game (extra 20% toward it if you trade in stuff)... it should show up as $28.01. If it does, then they took the $6.98 off there and didn't "credit" it to you. I'll check my receipt too.

Here's my work, pay attention to the yellow stuff:


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Old 09-10-06, 12:06 AM
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Here's mine:
Value = $134.00
Trade 3 Get $10 = $50 (15 GCN games)

Subtotal = $184.00
Extra 10% Gamers Card = $18.37

Total = $202.37
Looks like you got an extra 10% darkside. I did preorder the Pokemon game and should have gotten an extra 10% on the $35 trade-in towards that but I didn't get it (rang up at $34.99 on my receipt).

Oh well.

But I do agree, the receipt divies up the money strangely. I thought I should cal my accountant.
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Old 09-10-06, 12:30 AM
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The receipt looks strange because of the way our computers do the math. We don't have any of these promos programmed into the computer, so we have to manually add in every promo. The only one the computer does by itself is the Edge card.
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Old 09-10-06, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74

Looks like you got an extra 10% darkside. I did preorder the Pokemon game and should have gotten an extra 10% on the $35 trade-in towards that but I didn't get it (rang up at $34.99 on my receipt).

Oh well.

But I do agree, the receipt divies up the money strangely. I thought I should cal my accountant.
Thanks for working that out. I was lost. Yes, it looks like they rang everything up correctly. However, a friend of mine just told me that he tried trading in there (different EB BTW) and they would not combine the extra $10 with the Edge card or the Pokemon deal. Guess I got lucky. Very confusing deal since different employees seem to ring it up differently.
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They should be ringing up all those deals together.
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Old 09-10-06, 01:35 PM
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I went to the EBGames one 1604 and 281 (by Marshall's). Carlos (the manager) rung me up both times that day.
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Old 09-10-06, 02:06 PM
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I took a bunch of games to EB today and ended up getting $162.50 in store credit for them. Nintendo Wii here I come.

I did a good deal better than I was expecting with the 21 games were all more than a year old with 2 exceptions, and 3 of them ended up not being eligible for the deal (2 2006 sports games and a GBA game).

Works out to $7.74 a game for games I'd listed a few times on the trade forum here, and I probably wouldn't do a whole lot better than that on Ebay after listing fees etc. Not enough for it to be worth putting the time in with my busy schedule right now.
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I've got a bunch XBOX games I need to get rid before they lose all their value...
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I traded 18 games. A mixed set of xbox, ps2, and gc and got $125 store credit. I probably could let a few more go. I've got about $150 in store credit now counting the gift card I have. They did say that the credit at Gamestop was good at EBgames.
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To the best of my knowledge, the credit is not transferrable between EB Games/Gamestop at the moment. Unless they enabled the ability in the past four days. It's also possible that certain regions have it enabled while others don't. Either way, I would ask the clerks at the EB Games if they can take Gamestop credit before you do your shopping.
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Originally Posted by edstein
I traded 18 games. A mixed set of xbox, ps2, and gc and got $125 store credit. I probably could let a few more go. I've got about $150 in store credit now counting the gift card I have. They did say that the credit at Gamestop was good at EBgames.
i traded 3 games and got $81
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
I went to the EBGames one 1604 and 281 (by Marshall's). Carlos (the manager) rung me up both times that day.
This is the same one I went to and had no issues. I'm pretty sure Carlos is the guy that rang me up.
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i traded 3 games and got $81
Ok, here is my list smart ass. These prices include the 10% for the gamer card and the $10 for every three titles was split $3, $3, $4 then repeat.

game system value
Alien vs Predator psp 8.80
Donka Konga gc 8.80
Dragon Ball Z Saga gc 9.90
Finding Nemo xbox 7.70
LOTR:ROTK xbox 4.40
Mario Party 4 gc 16.50
Max Payne xbox 4.40
Moto GP xbox 6.60
Pikman gc 6.60
Rainbow Six 3 xbox 5.50
Rainbow Six 3 BA xbox 6.05
SOCOM ps2 4.40
Sonic Heroes gc 7.70
Spider Man xbox 4.40
Splinter Cell xbox 4.40
SSX Tricky ps2 6.60
Viewtiful Joe gc 6.60
Whacked xbox 4.95
total 124.30

Like Josh said, not worth my time to list on ebay. I asked about trading in my PSP and they said they would only give $70. I know I can do better than that on ebay.
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So, I took 17 XBOX games to GAMESTOP...Boy do I feel like I got willingly molested. Most of my games only pulled between a buck, buck fifty (fuckin' bullshit since they're gonna sell 'em for 15+ dollars, but I digress) but the 3 + 10 deal helped me score about $96 in store credit. Not even enough for 2 360 games. Hey, maybe I'll put it towards a Wii! Anyway, I figure Blockbuster woulda paid less and I don't do EBAY so I guess I shouldn't feel to bad about my phyiscal assault. At least with the deal I feel like GS used astroglide before touching my naughty bits...

And oh, something told me to ask if there were any "Bring 3 get $XX deals" just in case and sure enough, the guy thought the deal was "a long time ago". Luckily the guy working with him spoke up and told him that they just brought it back otherwise I woulda been hosed even worse. But still, I have a feeling something ain't right.

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So to get the extra %20 do you have to put it towards the pre-order? Can you then change it to just store credit?
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I had some cheapies lying around because a friend gave me his junk when he moved.

Okage ($1) $9.35
Winback: Covert Ops ($1) $9.35
Tekken Tag ($2.50) $2.75
Time Crisis 3 ($5) $13.75
Real Pool ($5) $13.75
4x4 Evo ($2) $2.20

total: $51.15

I put it towards a FF12 preorder. They wouldn't take Supercar Street Challenge
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