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Submitted by Kamikaze8 708d ago | news

Amazon only offering 25 cents for ‘Gears of War: Judgment’ trade-ins

StickSkills: "Earlier this week, we heard reports that Gears of War: Judgment undersold by a pretty large margin. With only 425,000 units sold in its opening month, compared to 2 million units for Gears of War 3, Judgment hasn’t exactly been a roaring success." (Gears of War Judgment, Xbox 360)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   708d ago
that is a horrible rip off for any game.
Godchild1020  +   708d ago
And they say GameStop is bad, but I think its an error in the system and it should be 25 dollars or more instead of 25 cents.
thechosenone  +   708d ago
amazon doesent easily make errors like that, if that's the trade in value it's because they have a buttload of them in stock and arent moving much and they really don't want anymore so they offer a really low value to discourage trades.

and if u dont like the value that they're offering for a certain game they allow you to sell it through their site where u can set ur own price and they just take a small cuf from the sale. I've made a good amount from reselling game on amazon that it paid for more than half of my gaming PC I was building at the time.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   708d ago
Lol, I have a Leica S2-P and they only want to give me $1200 credit for it. They must be smoking crack for real, or they think I do. Ha!
guitarded77  +   708d ago
I'd give $25 to someone... I have yet to play it. 25 cents is a joke.
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PeaSFor  +   708d ago
if someone is willing to get 25cents(or whatever the price) for a game, then i have nothing against that, thats his own decision and he have to assume his choices.
LukeTVNow  +   707d ago
I was curious and called Amazon about it, and it's not an error. A customer rep put it much like thechosenone says, it's all about supply and demand. If there's no demand, they'll pay you peanuts.
GameStop actually comes out smelling like roses on this one. My local one was offering $21, provided it's in good condition.
Blaze929  +   708d ago
not really sure how or why this is news. trade-in rip offs are nothing new? shall we report every bad value trade on Amazon.com?
KwietStorm  +   708d ago
I think what they're trying to imply is how badly Gears sold.
admiralvic  +   708d ago
What you're probably seeing is an amount designed to discourage flips or a default amount till they decide a value. I know BB will not list games till they know how well they sold and what type of value the game probably has. Needless to say, it's probably an amount someone just typed in so they had a value for TIV. Similar to how BB listed (maybe it's still available) the Persona 4 The Golden Vita skin for $9.99 (though it's still free with purchase) or how Capcom listed the Biohazard Revo 3DS case for $50.
dcbronco  +   708d ago
Unlike Gamestop, Amazon goes up and down depending on their stock of a game. Once they sell of their stock the price will go back up. But they must have a ton of them. I once sold FIFA to them for $27 after missing out on a $34 offer. A couple of months later it was up to $32.
InTheZoneAC  +   708d ago
it's not a ripoff, it's just saying don't bother trading your game in, if you do then you're a complete idiot to take .25
Lionheart377  +   708d ago
Either this is an error in the system, or that game is doing terribly.
KwietStorm  +   708d ago
It didn't sell "great," but this isn't the first or second time Amazon has listed a .25¢ trade in value.
aquamala  +   707d ago
the trade in value was $45 (glitch maybe?) about 2 weeks ago, that was on sites like cheapassgamer, lots of people must have locked in at that value, now they must have more copies traded in then they expected, that's why the value tanked.
Urusernamesucks  +   707d ago
Sorry to break it to ya but its not the only gow that did awfull this year...
tristanwerbe  +   708d ago
Fake it showed 5 dollars for me
Lionheart377  +   708d ago
It's still saying 5 cents for me.
H2OAcidic  +   708d ago
It shows 23 cents for me. Maybe Tristan wishes he could get it for 5 dollars?
vitorizzo  +   708d ago
it should be 5 cents ;)
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RyuCloudStrife  +   708d ago
idk 1 cent for me, this game is crap confirmed!!
Aloren  +   708d ago
35 euros for me, the game is great in Europe confirmed !
stage88  +   707d ago
Agree. The game is awful. Even 5 cents is too much.
spicelicka  +   708d ago
who the hell cares, only idiots trade in games to these companies. You could sell it for $30 easilyy on craigslist or ebay or something.
Kurt Russell  +   708d ago
Sometimes you want a bit more immediacy than craigslist/ebay.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   707d ago
if ur willing to sell for 120x less than its worth then you should really really give up the hard drugs. besides how much meth can you buy for 25 cents anyway.
spicelicka  +   707d ago
^this^

if you want immediacy, jut put in the extra $20 you think you're gonna save from the trade in credit and get what you want. You can always sell those used games after and earn back your $20 plus wayy more.
shammgod  +   708d ago
That's still too much for that boring game
josephayal  +   708d ago
omg used games are worse than piracy
kickerz  +   708d ago
It's not a bad game really. I'm still enjoying it. Over run mode is fun. To be fair it was really cheap to buy, only $50 (Australian) in stores at launch. Which is a bargin. I give it 8/10
Soldierone  +   708d ago
It's an obvious error. If you were to send in the game, the company would fix it.

A third party company does it, and they are actually a pain (in a good way) about used titles. If it's scratched at all, they wont accept it.

However no matter what its going to be lower than doing it yourself. If "someone will buy it for more" then sell it, why do you think GameStop under cuts that price? Because that same guy you didn't sell the game to, is the same guy they will sell it to. You lose money because Gamestop (or amazon) are taking the risk, need a profit, and are being convenient for you.
humbleopinion  +   708d ago
It's not an error and it makes sense: it's a matter of supply and demand. Judgement is high on supply, yet no second hand stores in amazon even sell it (probably some microsoft policy) and so there is no point in having a second hand copy:
http://www.amazon.com/Gears...
Pretty weird, but unlike most games on amazon there's no "More Buying Choices" there
jc48573  +   708d ago
i heard this was made by a different developer. Now, imagine if that happened to Arkham Origins. You don't want to discount any possibilities.
jjb1981  +   708d ago
Gears judgement = Shovelware. That is the answer. Cut and paste garbage. I really enjoyed the gears series. I owned 1-3 and played judgement recently. It has lost it's appeal and I don't see gears getting it back any time soon. I'd rather see another Unreal game IMO...
4lc4pon3  +   708d ago
shows 0.25 for myself
NonShinyGoose  +   708d ago
Has anybody thought to ask Amazon if this is an error? Quite obvious that it is, seeing Judgment is only a month old.
coolbeans  +   708d ago
If any of you fellas are really interested in getting rid of your copy: I'll give you 50 cents for it. :)
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Minato-Namikaze  +   708d ago
I sse your .50 cents and i'll offer them $1
coolbeans  +   708d ago
$1.50, I say! $1.50

*smirks*

You'll lose this bidding war by the misfortune of having less bubbles than me. Quit while you can! >:D
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kingPoS  +   708d ago
Who'd be that hard up for a single quarter?
monkey602  +   708d ago
You would be amazed. I've had a number of people trade in old 2009 2010 FIFA games with me for a cent. I'd try to discourage them but they take it anyway
Smokingunz  +   708d ago
Im not surprised that it didn sell! First off all I think cliffy b didnt have anything to do with it and basically judgement wasn't half the game the game like the others and it had no promotion!
YodaCracker  +   708d ago
It may not have sold as well as previous Gears games with its lack of marketing, but it still sold better than 90% of games that are releasing these days. $0.25 has to be a mistake. I bet even Duke Nukem Forever would trade for more than that! :P
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   708d ago
If people didn't think this new Gears sold well, then what do they think the new God of War sold like? That came in under Gears in NPD numbers.

This is why exclusives don't matter like they used to. 3rd party games outsell them majority of the time by a lot more.
Jagsrock  +   708d ago
$1.55 for gears 3, $0.25 for Judgment and $0.75 for gears 2 and gears 1. sell em all and you got your self and ice cream sandwich.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   708d ago
hey 25 cents will get me buggle gum, no complaining here /s
boing1  +   708d ago
A what?
Donnywho  +   708d ago
We came, we sawed, we conquered. We all knew it was over.
SDF Repellent  +   708d ago
LOL, Amazon..where pricing error happens. Best buy is showing $20. Why is this even news, oh I get it, it is to show how badly the game is selling. It was the #3 selling game in March NPD behind Bioshock and Tomb Raider so it did well enough for a side-story game. N4G continues to amaze me. smh
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unworthyBOZO  +   708d ago
This has to be a mistake, I mean the plastic box itself is worth more than a quater.
Drainage  +   708d ago
sounds about right to me
NeoTribe  +   708d ago
Thats all the game is worth so id say its a great deal.
KillrateOmega  +   708d ago
LOL
You want to trade in GeoW: Judgment? Here's a quarter...
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CYBERHATER  +   708d ago
That's because everyone is trying to trade it in! It should be 1 cent! This was and should have been a DLC for Gears 3.
AlphaTauri  +   708d ago
good thing I love the game, and don't plan on trading it in anyhow.
siavm  +   708d ago
I will double what amazon is offering for your copy of gow.
manjizz1995  +   708d ago
Its because it's getting old, gears of war needs to rethink their game play to have something new and exciting.
aftrdark21  +   708d ago
It's cause Baird sucks. /s Anyway this has to be an error. Or maybe the game did suck that badly. I haven't played it yet so I can't make that call. However I'll check it out once it hits the bargain bin.
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