I love trading in games I dont play anymore.

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by plumpkin, May 20, 2007.

  1. plumpkin

    plumpkin Rookie

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    Traded in:

    Saints Row.
    Call of Duty 2 (Which does not even read on any 360 console).
    Call of Duty 3.
    Red Steel.
    Halo 2.
    Some DDR game for PS2 which I found in my garage.

    Because I traded in 5+ games, I got an extra 30%. Then, I spent $15 dollers of the store credit I just got for the Edge Card. So, I got an extra 10% from that, giving me 40% more credit on each game I traded in, and I got the benefits of the Edge Card for a year (12 issues of Game Informer, 10% off used games + accessories, 10% extra trade in credit).

    So, I walk into Game Stop with these games I will never play again, and I walk out with the Edge Card and $71 store credit.

    :)
     
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  2. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    lol saints row... that game was pretty bad.
     
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  3. FrozenBacon

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    I would trade in games if I got a decent price for them. The amount you get back is so low that I'd rather just keep my old games and pay full price for a new one. Look, you traded in 6 games and only got $75? With the current price of todays games you can get one new game and an old one sold at a discounted price.

    Then again I don't buy that many games to begin with. The games I purchase now I wouldn't mind playing a few years down the road.
     
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  4. kingg5

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    me i never trade in my game to many memorys.
     
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  5. maca2kx

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    Frozen, I used to feel the same but now I figure if I'm never going to play the game again I may as well get something for it. There are games I've bought that I just can't see myself playing once I've completed them and I had (and still have) a mountain of games I haven't touched for years so I may as well get something for them even if it's not much.

    Sam
     
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  6. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    Frozen im with you on that - they def. rip you off when it comes to trading it back.. you have to trade in a good amount of games to get a decent return. 6 for $75 is a real good return rate from what im used to.
     
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  7. Ted Wolff

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    I trade in every so often. I last traded in Diddy Kong Racing (DS) for $15, or so + 10% with my GameStop Edge card. Of course this wasn't too long after DKR was released, and I didn't enjoy it much at all, so I simply traded it in toward Super Paper Mario (Wii) as a pre-order, which was tax-free. So I came out pretty swell there, I think.

    Usually I keep ahold of my games, but back when I did more e-commerce I'd often sell games on eBay to get a good price (granted, I also sold more valuable games), or I traded at GameTZ.com and did straight up trades, which I thought was a pretty good deal most of the time.
     
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  8. Hawk_one

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    I would only trade in games if I thought they were so bad that whoever made them didn't deserve the money they'd get from selling new copies...

    But when I have a game that bad, I don't want

    a) -Anyone- to profit any more from it, and

    b) I wouldn't want to be responsible for another gamer going through the game I play.
     
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  9. malakian

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    I did it once in the ps1 era, but generally stores such as GAME just don't pay enough here to make it worth my while (unless there are special promotions on).
     
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  10. Tyrranis

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    I've never, never traded in a game. Lost a few to damage though.
     
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  11. downwitdaclown69

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    WHen i worked at gamestop. I seen how that damned company makes there bucks. They give kids crappy money for games they sell for a high dollar price. Since i have worked there i never trade back in anything i buy, i sell it on ebay, make way more then they would give me. Though i do go to garage sales and buy random shit like ps2 and xbox games, game boys shit like that and take it to them and make a good deal as well.
     
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  12. MrHimashi

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    I usually trade in games I stop playing.. but recently sold oblivion for some reason and I'm starting to regret it now.. so I'll probably buy another copy of it.. what a good use of money!
     
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