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Submitted by Kamikaze8 1025d 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  +   1025d ago
that is a horrible rip off for any game.
Godchild1020  +   1025d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1025d ago
I'd give $25 to someone... I have yet to play it. 25 cents is a joke.
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PeaSFor  +   1025d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1024d ago
I think what they're trying to imply is how badly Gears sold.
admiralvic  +   1025d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1025d ago
Either this is an error in the system, or that game is doing terribly.
KwietStorm  +   1024d ago
It didn't sell "great," but this isn't the first or second time Amazon has listed a .25¢ trade in value.
aquamala  +   1024d 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  +   1024d ago
Sorry to break it to ya but its not the only gow that did awfull this year...
tristanwerbe  +   1025d ago
Fake it showed 5 dollars for me
Lionheart377  +   1025d ago
It's still saying 5 cents for me.
H2OAcidic  +   1025d ago
It shows 23 cents for me. Maybe Tristan wishes he could get it for 5 dollars?
vitorizzo  +   1025d ago
it should be 5 cents ;)
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RyuCloudStrife  +   1025d ago
idk 1 cent for me, this game is crap confirmed!!
Aloren  +   1024d ago
35 euros for me, the game is great in Europe confirmed !
stage88  +   1024d ago
Agree. The game is awful. Even 5 cents is too much.
spicelicka  +   1025d 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  +   1024d ago
Sometimes you want a bit more immediacy than craigslist/ebay.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1025d ago
That's still too much for that boring game
josephayal  +   1025d ago
omg used games are worse than piracy
kickerz  +   1025d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1025d ago
shows 0.25 for myself
NonShinyGoose  +   1025d 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  +   1025d 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  +   1024d ago
I sse your .50 cents and i'll offer them $1
coolbeans  +   1024d 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  +   1025d ago
Who'd be that hard up for a single quarter?
monkey602  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1024d 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  +   1024d ago
hey 25 cents will get me buggle gum, no complaining here /s
boing1  +   1024d ago
A what?
Donnywho  +   1024d ago
We came, we sawed, we conquered. We all knew it was over.
SDF Repellent  +   1024d 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  +   1024d ago
This has to be a mistake, I mean the plastic box itself is worth more than a quater.
Drainage  +   1024d ago
sounds about right to me
NeoTribe  +   1024d ago
Thats all the game is worth so id say its a great deal.
KillrateOmega  +   1024d ago
LOL
You want to trade in GeoW: Judgment? Here's a quarter...
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CYBERHATER  +   1024d 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.
AlphaJunk  +   1024d ago
good thing I love the game, and don't plan on trading it in anyhow.
siavm  +   1024d ago
I will double what amazon is offering for your copy of gow.
manjizz1995  +   1024d ago
Its because it's getting old, gears of war needs to rethink their game play to have something new and exciting.
aftrdark21  +   1024d 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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