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Gamestop tiered trade question

#21masterosports(Topic Creator)Posted 1/11/2013 8:24:03 PM
jubjub360 posted...
masterosports posted...
jubjub360 posted...
Skyrim,
mlb 11 the show,
Nba 2k12,
gta iv,
fifa 10,
madden 10 (to get the 30%)

Ok to begin, I'll agree with selling the sports games. You'll get maybe... 1 dollar at most (we're in 2013 season so I'll be surprised if you get that much.)

Skyrim will net you about 6-12 with Gamestop selling it back for 49.99 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/89142)

GTA will be about 4-6 with Gamestop selling it back for 19.99 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/grand-theft-auto-iv/64314)

Lets take a look at what you'll get on eBay for Skyrim: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Skyrim+ps3&_sacat=0&_odkw=Metal+Gear+Solid+HD+collection&_dcat=139973&Platform=Microsoft%2520Xbox%2520360&_sop=7&_osacat=0&_from=R40

And GTA4: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Video-Games-/139973/i.html?_sop=7&_from=R40&_nkw=GTA+4+ps3&_dcat=139973&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=5000

Gamestop will be earning a profit of 69.98 (not counting tax of course) and you'll get back maybe 10-18 dollars.

Note that this is without the tiered trade in you asked about.

Also it should be noted that gamestop doesn't give you more if you have an unused online pass for the game.


........well damn...alright ebay or craigslist it is then lol. I think I can wait if we're talking about that big a difference...thank you sir.


No problem. I'd still recommend selling the sports games to them though if you still want to get some store credit. I mean at least it's something right?


Yeah I'll probably do that, all they do nowadays is sit around and collect dust.

One more question, how much do you recommend putting Skyrim and GTA IV up for?...I'm not sure if I still have the books for either...mighta gotten lost when I moved...
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#22jubjub360Posted 1/11/2013 8:28:38 PM(edited)
masterosports posted...
jubjub360 posted...
masterosports posted...
jubjub360 posted...
Skyrim,
mlb 11 the show,
Nba 2k12,
gta iv,
fifa 10,
madden 10 (to get the 30%)

Ok to begin, I'll agree with selling the sports games. You'll get maybe... 1 dollar at most (we're in 2013 season so I'll be surprised if you get that much.)

Skyrim will net you about 6-12 with Gamestop selling it back for 49.99 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/89142)

GTA will be about 4-6 with Gamestop selling it back for 19.99 (http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/grand-theft-auto-iv/64314)

Lets take a look at what you'll get on eBay for Skyrim: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Skyrim+ps3&_sacat=0&_odkw=Metal+Gear+Solid+HD+collection&_dcat=139973&Platform=Microsoft%2520Xbox%2520360&_sop=7&_osacat=0&_from=R40

And GTA4: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Video-Games-/139973/i.html?_sop=7&_from=R40&_nkw=GTA+4+ps3&_dcat=139973&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=5000

Gamestop will be earning a profit of 69.98 (not counting tax of course) and you'll get back maybe 10-18 dollars.

Note that this is without the tiered trade in you asked about.

Also it should be noted that gamestop doesn't give you more if you have an unused online pass for the game.


........well damn...alright ebay or craigslist it is then lol. I think I can wait if we're talking about that big a difference...thank you sir.


No problem. I'd still recommend selling the sports games to them though if you still want to get some store credit. I mean at least it's something right?


Yeah I'll probably do that, all they do nowadays is sit around and collect dust.

One more question, how much do you recommend putting Skyrim and GTA IV up for?...I'm not sure if I still have the books for either...mighta gotten lost when I moved...


Well compare to other sellers. What are they selling at?

I don't mean to sound like a dick or anything when I say this, I really don't, but this is where business comes in. Would it be better to sell them together or separate? Is there anything you can add to it to turn even more of a profit? How quickly are the bids coming in for higher bids on the items of the same thing?

The best thing I can recommend is time and patience. Review every aspect of selling on eBay or Craigslist. The one I'd recommend is eBay since... well... you don't have to actually deal with the person face to face.

EDIT: I didn't notice you said it didn't come with the books. That's okay though! When people buy on eBay, they are looking for the playable product. It's a perk to have the case and the manual come with it, but what they really want is the playable product.
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#23glory of power metalPosted 1/11/2013 11:22:19 PM(edited)
GTA IV was the most I ever got for a single GameStop trade-in. Got $30 for it and it was during one of those deals like TC mentioned so I got an additional 30% on everything. Ended up getting $60-$70 for I think it was 7 games I was never going to play again without having to go through the extra effort required for individual eBay sales.

I don't know why, but they give an incredible amount of money for DS games. Often times as much as you'd get for selling them yourself. They gave me $15 a piece, give or take, for Partners in Time, Super Princess Peach, that one Kirby game, two copies of Mario 64 DS (neither of which worked), and then $10 a piece for horrible movie licensed games that my friend dumped off on me last summer. Paired that with a +% deal, a few 360 peripherals, and I walked out of the store 30 minutes later with a PS3 slim and Arkham City that I paid $20 out of pocket for.

Moral of the story is to always double-check GameStop's current trade-in deals, sales, and trade-in value for games vs. what they sell for on eBay (if people are even buying the game at all). If you play it right, you can get some great deals out of GameStop with no more than an hour of effort, no watching bids, or trips to the post office.
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