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Turning in old games for new stuff.

deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2009 in Games and Technology
Im returning brutal legend so ill get cash back or whatever, and selling Killzone2 and Res evil 5 to get discount on stuff.

So im hinking of preordering left4dead2? I dont know many games that are coming out now, i bought batman and returned it when i finished it five days later XD.

any tipss

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    YallYall Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I would avoid trading in games to Gamestop. Their buy prices suck balls. You are probably better off using some other service, or even Craigslist.

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    Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    There's actually a website called goozex.com that's pretty cool. You get full value for your games, as opposed to about five or ten bucks.

    As for "What's Coming Out," There' s Dragon Age Origins, Assassin's Creed 2, and CoD MW2. Also, Uncharted 2 just came out, and it's pretty damn good.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    You really owe it to yourself to goozex.

    You'll get a full 50 dollars of value in goozex points to buy other games. Just request your next game as full package and you'll get pretty much a brand new copy in the mail in a few days.

    That way you can still look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and not cut your wrists when you realize you spent 60 bucks in a game and then days later got back 20 for it.

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    langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    A lot of times I'll but used games from friends. I end up getting games for $20 to $30, and they get a lot more money then they would using Gamestop. Also, I use Goozex as well, but I've found it's only good if you want older games.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Do see my thread on Brutal Legend for advice on Single Player and Multiplayer before you trade that gem. D:

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    ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I trade games in to gamestop, and you just have to be smart about it. First thing that you want to do is get the free email newsletter that has an exclusive coupon that can either get you a discount on certain used games or more trade in credit for your games. Also keep an eye on the trade in credit deals that are on the site as well because those will change from time to time and its also possible to get extra trade-in credit towards a new release or pre-order. Last but not least if you trade in a lot of games, then get the game informer subscription and the edge card that gets you an extra 10% off used games and also 10% more trade-in credit in addition to any other offer.

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    Lionel-RichieLionel-Richie Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah I managed to get like $45 for Super Smash Brothers Brawl several months after it had come out using deals.

    But yeah, of course you'll get less money trading at gamestop. That's how a Middle Man works. You get convenience, but it costs you. There's honestly no reason to complain about it. Sell it yourself if you're unhappy with the trade value, nuff said.

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    EckoEcko Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    ultimakay wrote: »
    I trade games in to gamestop, and you just have to be smart about it. First thing that you want to do is get the free email newsletter that has an exclusive coupon that can either get you a discount on certain used games or more trade in credit for your games. Also keep an eye on the trade in credit deals that are on the site as well because those will change from time to time and its also possible to get extra trade-in credit towards a new release or pre-order. Last but not least if you trade in a lot of games, then get the game informer subscription and the edge card that gets you an extra 10% off used games and also 10% more trade-in credit in addition to any other offer.

    This. If you trade smart at Gamestop, you get a good chunk of money for it. I haven't paid more than $20 for a game in ages.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ecko wrote: »
    ultimakay wrote: »
    I trade games in to gamestop, and you just have to be smart about it. First thing that you want to do is get the free email newsletter that has an exclusive coupon that can either get you a discount on certain used games or more trade in credit for your games. Also keep an eye on the trade in credit deals that are on the site as well because those will change from time to time and its also possible to get extra trade-in credit towards a new release or pre-order. Last but not least if you trade in a lot of games, then get the game informer subscription and the edge card that gets you an extra 10% off used games and also 10% more trade-in credit in addition to any other offer.

    This. If you trade smart at Gamestop, you get a good chunk of money for it. I haven't paid more than $20 for a game in ages.

    I only buy games typically in the Gamestop buy 2 get 1 free, or the 30% off of your purchase up to three games (+10% with your EDGE card).

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Is Goozex still doing that referral bonus thing?

    If it is, make sure if you sign you with Goozex that you look around the forum first and find someone with a referral link in their sig.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Don't forget ebay. Crazy prices and even crazier people willing to pay them.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Is Goozex still doing that referral bonus thing?

    If it is, make sure if you sign you with Goozex that you look around the forum first and find someone with a referral link in their sig.

    *ahem*

    Yeah, Goozex rules. I don't think I've paid more than $4 to play a single 360 game yet.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It can be very annoying to get new/popular games from Goozex.

    Brutal Legend is so new that frankly you could do fairly well trading it in at Gamestop.

    Right now they are doing my favorite trade in deal, the one in which I hoard clearance games from rental places and other stores for. Trade in three wii/360/ps3 games get an extra ten bucks, or 4 for 20 extra dollars. Only caveat is that the game must be worth more than two dollars, which isn't a problem with this fellows list of games.

    Anyways, good man on ditching a piece of crap like Brutal Legend.

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    Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Don't forget to try toys r us.
    http://www.toysrustradeincenter.com/Default.aspx

    Actually a quick search says you'll get about $67 trading at Toys R us for all three games.

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    travathiantravathian Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ecko wrote: »
    ultimakay wrote: »
    I trade games in to gamestop, and you just have to be smart about it. First thing that you want to do is get the free email newsletter that has an exclusive coupon that can either get you a discount on certain used games or more trade in credit for your games. Also keep an eye on the trade in credit deals that are on the site as well because those will change from time to time and its also possible to get extra trade-in credit towards a new release or pre-order. Last but not least if you trade in a lot of games, then get the game informer subscription and the edge card that gets you an extra 10% off used games and also 10% more trade-in credit in addition to any other offer.

    This. If you trade smart at Gamestop, you get a good chunk of money for it. I haven't paid more than $20 for a game in ages.

    Not this. Go through a bunch of extra work and you still get less for trade than what you can elsewhere. Frankly I consider Gamestop a very last resort, and that is generally only for buying obscure stuff that they might have sitting around. For selling I'd use anything but them. I'd put up with the spam on Craigslist before I ever sold anything to Gamestop. Check Google maps, there might be a smaller game shop in your area.

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    SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So i've never heard of Goozex before but it seems really interesting. I've been wanting to swap a lot of my 360 games for the PC counter part as I want to get away from console gaming, and I see PC games listed on Goozex, but I know of the very real possibility of getting a used PC game with a banned or used CD key. Anyone have any experience on trading for the PC games?

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Sanders wrote: »
    So i've never heard of Goozex before but it seems really interesting. I've been wanting to swap a lot of my 360 games for the PC counter part as I want to get away from console gaming, and I see PC games listed on Goozex, but I know of the very real possibility of getting a used PC game with a banned or used CD key. Anyone have any experience on trading for the PC games?

    They're required to hand over all serials and CD keys. If they're not transferable, they aren't listed in the Goozex system, and if you try to register the CD key and it's unavailable then that's negative feedback and you get your points back.

    Most modern games allow more than one use per CD key and it's only the really restrictive DRM (TAGES) that doesn't allow you to deauthorize a computer at all.

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    EckoEcko Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    travathian wrote: »
    Ecko wrote: »
    ultimakay wrote: »
    I trade games in to gamestop, and you just have to be smart about it. First thing that you want to do is get the free email newsletter that has an exclusive coupon that can either get you a discount on certain used games or more trade in credit for your games. Also keep an eye on the trade in credit deals that are on the site as well because those will change from time to time and its also possible to get extra trade-in credit towards a new release or pre-order. Last but not least if you trade in a lot of games, then get the game informer subscription and the edge card that gets you an extra 10% off used games and also 10% more trade-in credit in addition to any other offer.

    This. If you trade smart at Gamestop, you get a good chunk of money for it. I haven't paid more than $20 for a game in ages.

    Not this. Go through a bunch of extra work and you still get less for trade than what you can elsewhere. Frankly I consider Gamestop a very last resort, and that is generally only for buying obscure stuff that they might have sitting around. For selling I'd use anything but them. I'd put up with the spam on Craigslist before I ever sold anything to Gamestop. Check Google maps, there might be a smaller game shop in your area.

    If by "bunch of extra work" you mean "hold on to games 'til there's extra trade in credit" then yes, you're right.

    Yeah, if you sell it yourself on craigslist, you're sure to get more money. I believe there was already an explanation of what a "Middle Man" is earlier in this thread.

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    datac0redatac0re Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I just tried Craigslist for the first time recently and I have to say I'm less than impressed. I have an ad on there right now for a pretty good size Wii collection, but haven't had a single bite on it, nor can I even see how many people have viewed my ad to potentially adjust it accordingly.

    I personally feel like I'm selling it for a good price (who knows, maybe it's high?), but you're in the dark as to how many views your ad is getting.

    BTW - If anyone's interested I'll shoot you the link in a PM. :)

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    Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Sanders wrote: »
    So i've never heard of Goozex before but it seems really interesting. I've been wanting to swap a lot of my 360 games for the PC counter part as I want to get away from console gaming, and I see PC games listed on Goozex, but I know of the very real possibility of getting a used PC game with a banned or used CD key. Anyone have any experience on trading for the PC games?

    They're required to hand over all serials and CD keys. If they're not transferable, they aren't listed in the Goozex system, and if you try to register the CD key and it's unavailable then that's negative feedback and you get your points back.

    Most modern games allow more than one use per CD key and it's only the really restrictive DRM (TAGES) that doesn't allow you to deauthorize a computer at all.

    Yes. Be very careful when buying used PC games that have been releases in the past 5 years as many contain account/email lock on CD keys for their MP components.

    Some examples:
    Battlefield 2 - the cd-key is only tied to the game and not the account created. You can create bazillion of accounts but limited to only having 1 instance of that cd-key running.
    Battlefield 2142 - the cd-key is tied to the account created from it. That means you are limited to 1 account for that particular cd-key.
    Ubisoft games - I'm not exactly sure how Ubisoft handles account restrictions since you pretty much make an MP account that's tied to the particular cd-key. I'm guessing this is similar to BF2.
    Games for Windows Live - games that use Live for it's MP component have limited Live key activations (I'm not certain on revokes).
    Valve Games - Don't even think about it. With Steam, registering a game will lock it to a particular account. Valve also does not provide any support for secondhand or used products. So no revoke. Unless you run into an old HL GOTY edtion key that has never been registered on Steam, then you're screwed. So unless it's new or unregistered, don't even touch it.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    A friend of mine used to make a new Steam Account for every game he bought so he could resell it by selling the account. Troublesome but it worked for him.

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    deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    oh yall just broke my heart, goozex has no australian site.

    By the way to be clear, im returning brutal legend because i finished it and wont play it anymore AND ill get full money back hopefully if i claim that it sucked balls (its been less than a week). Satsifaction guarantee rules, and yeah im going to pick up uncharted 2.

    Have decided im going to wait for final fantasy 13, god of war 3 and the blizzard pc games... Also, theres no aussy retailer that takes in used pc games since people did it to rip them off pajama man. I tried returning wow but they didnt want.

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    DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Craigslist is IMO not worth dealing with, either you get no bites or everybody just tries to lowball you.

    As others have said, Goozex is utterly fantastic. That being said, it has its limitations: the glut of games in the system are between six months and two years old, so it's awesome if that's what you're looking for but terrible if that's what you're trying to get rid of. If you use it right, though, it will save you TONS of money. When I bought my PSP, I traded away three or four high-demand games for a dozen fantastic PSP games.

    Half.com is also a great site. It may take a while to sell a game, but you'll generally get a good price for 'em. It's basically the same as eBay (even run by the same people), but you basically trade away the uncertainty of the auction format for getting a few bucks less (but still significantly more than Gamestop)

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    TommattTommatt Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm trying goozex for the first time. Have my free 100 points(have had an account for awhile, just never did anything with it), sending away Dynasty Warriors 5 360 after only having it on the site for a few hours, for 200 points. Toys r Us said they'd give me $3 for it. So, I'm happy with goozex so far.

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    motherfuck gamestop, that shit is bullshit.


    I tried to trade in Time Crisis 4 with the gun because it was on one of those "most wanted" lists. . . you know how much they were going to give me? $4.00

    four fucking dollars.

    I also gave them a list of about half a dozen other games on the most wanted list, they were going to give me $30 for all of them. That included some that had just come out that week.

    you'd get way better value just walking around town with a backpack full and asking people if they want to buy games, and quicker too.

    also trading Brutal Legend makes Ormagoden D:

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    Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Glad I live in canada. We don't have Gamestops here, only their clone EB Games.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Seriously, keep your game clean and sell it on ebay as "Like New" and you can probably find someone to buy it for a decent used price.

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    seriously, like find out what eb/gamestop is selling it for, then list it on ebay,craigslist, or kijiji for $5 less than that.

    it's win win for both buyer and seller.

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    chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I traded in games last generation and regret the shit out of it. I'm currently sitting at 55 360 games and have no intention of trading any of them in.

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I keep wanting to trade games in, but then I look at how little eb is willing to give me vs how much profit they make off that, and how much effort it would take to list it on ebay, sell it, pack it, ship it, etc.

    Then I think about. . . OR I could hold onto it and possibly enjoy it later, or trade it with a friend for something I would play, etc.

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    chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Pretty much. Usually, unless it's a game we're all going to hop online to play, each of us in my group of friends will buy a game a month and we'll all just trade back and forth when done. And one of my friends who's married and has a kid and doesn't have much mad money borrows games from me all the time.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I have a bunch of Gamecube games I'd like to get a little cash out of but goddamn they don't even fetch much points on Goozex. I'd almost be better off selling them as coasters.

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    deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    wow they were gonna give me 30 aussy bucks for res 5 and killzone 2. I got cashback for brutal legend. Also it turns out i had preordered uncharted 2 yay.

    Anyways zero, dont turn in your gamecube games! best games ever. fire emblem resident evil 4 metroid prime paper mario... gamecube games are the most underrated shit ever.

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    AnalrapistAnalrapist Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I dunno.
    I bought Batman : AA for $30.00 at Walmart and just traded it in for $40.00, traded ODST and got another $40.00, those with NHL '09 (just bought '10) and one other really shitty older game.

    In the end I got Uncharted 2 and Brutal Legend with $.02 added to my edge card.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DeathPrawn wrote: »
    As others have said, Goozex is utterly fantastic. That being said, it has its limitations: the glut of games in the system are between six months and two years old, so it's awesome if that's what you're looking for but terrible if that's what you're trying to get rid of. If you use it right, though, it will save you TONS of money. When I bought my PSP, I traded away three or four high-demand games for a dozen fantastic PSP games.

    Goozex is the perfect kind of "new game sucks" insurance. If you buy something and realize within two days that it's just Not Your Bag, you can flip it around for virtually full MSRP in Goozex credit. I've done this with several titles that would probably get me lynched around these parts for revealing their names. :rotate: And yeah, it's not so hot to buy brand-spanking-new releases, but it's perfect for filling out 4+ month-old games that you missed for one reason or another. I picked up DMC4, Tales of Vesperia and Pure for about the price of a new 360 game, and I got matched for them each within 24 hours.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The real reason Goozex does and does not work for me is that I my tastes lead me inexorably to games that have low production runs or games no one wants to seem to trade in, so I usually have a ton of credit and nothing to do with it.

    This is the week to trade in stuff to gamestop though.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't see why people are so down on GameStop's trade-in prices. They're more than fair.

    For example, I just traded in:

    Halo 3: ODST - $30
    Brutal Legend: $27.50
    Tomb Raider Anniversary - $5

    Plus 10% more on those trade-in prices since I'm a member. Also since I traded three or more games, they added another 10%. And since some of that was going to Modern Warfare 2 (as well as paying off DJ Hero), they upped the percentage again.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Better than ten percent, ten dollars. 4 would have gotten you $20.

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    AnalrapistAnalrapist Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The only thing I really hate about EB is the used game prices.
    I forget which gameit was I looked at yesterday but they only knocked off a whole $4.00 of the new price and it's been out at least 4 months.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't see why people are so down on GameStop's trade-in prices. They're more than fair.

    For example, I just traded in:

    Halo 3: ODST - $30
    Brutal Legend: $27.50
    Tomb Raider Anniversary - $5

    Plus 10% more on those trade-in prices since I'm a member. Also since I traded three or more games, they added another 10%. And since some of that was going to Modern Warfare 2 (as well as paying off DJ Hero), they upped the percentage again.

    So, for ODST, it was.. 30 + 3.33 + 3 + 7.5, about 43.83$.

    The cheapest people are selling ODST for on Amazon is 43.98$ used, and most Craigslist ads are selling for 40 or 45.

    Whoever says Gamestop doesn't have good trades hasn't taken advantage of multiple offers. Fine work, Unbreakable!

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