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Best Buy May Be Able To Beat GameStop At Its Own Game

VGN Author writes: With the recent announcement of Wal-Mart accepting used game trade-ins for store credit, I decided to share my recent experience from my local Best Buy. I recently went to my local Best Buy to trade in a few games I don’t play anymore. Normally I’d go to Game Stop to do the trade in, but I was also planning on picking up a few Blu Rays as well. Twenty minutes later, I walked out of Best Buy with an awesome experience that will only get better with time.

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PoSTedUP775d ago

damn best buy, going hard, huh. get that store credit and buy PSN cards for PS+ discounts, win win Win situation in my book.

techologie775d ago

Yeah, and you can use the store credit to purchase anything in store :)

PoSTedUP775d ago

ill take games for 100gb SD card, alex. XD

admiralvic775d ago

"damn best buy, going hard, huh. "

I don't know where you've been, but Best Buy has been doing this for years. Like the gaming magazine and GCU have been around since 2010 ( http://www.joystiq.com/2010... ), trade in promos have been swapping from 50% to 100% for ages, for a while they've offered bonus trade in credit for trading in towards a preorder (similar to GameStop) and literally nothing mentioned here is any different than what they were doing back in November 2013 or June 2010 if you want to be overly literal.

PoSTedUP775d ago (Edited 775d ago )

me either... i guess the last 3 years of my life Were that intense bc i honestly didnt know they were doing this.

techologie775d ago

This is for the people who didnt know about it. I appreciate the comment on giving the heads up, but Reporting it is a bit much.

techologie775d ago

Hey Admiral...do you mind approving this :)

BX81774d ago

That's what happens when you don't promote well. I didn't know best buy had a trade in program. I'm going to check it out.

Juiceid774d ago

I haven't been to gamestop in a loooong time. Even the used prices I have shopped for blew away gamestop.

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admiralvic775d ago

"i honestly didnt know they were doing this."

Thats a shame. The magazine use to be an insane deal. You got some coupons for joining, like 10 magazines, various coupons, like 10% trade in bonus for $15 a year. The best thing was Best Buy did a lot of "clearing" coupons, which dropped some games to absurdly low prices. One example was XIII-2 being something like 14.99 after coupon, which came with the book (preorder bonus was a pack in) and traded into GameStop for something like $30 at the time. They also had some coupons overlap with sales and that resulted in games like Deadliest Warrior, Tanks! Tanks! Tanks! and a few others to be free with the coupon and they traded in for at least $10 at GameStop.

Now a days the magazine costs $120 for 2 years, but offers 20% off all games (excludes price matches). Oddly enough, this article doesn't mention this. They also upgraded select GCU preorders of Titanfall to the $200+ dollar CE for the standard edition price and a number of other things over the years.

PoSTedUP774d ago

ah noce. that sounds really good. $120 up front is a bit much imo, but im definatly willing to go chek BB out now, still seems promising.

Talidan774d ago

If the credit can be used for Amazon cards, then that's where I'm going from now on. That's what I do at Gamestop, but if I can get more for my games then no reason not to.

kma2k774d ago

A heads up i learned this not to long ago in best buy you can buy "amazon kindle" cards its implied it for buying books on the kindle but you can put the card into your amazon account & buy anything you want from the website.

Talidan774d ago

@kma2k
Yeah, same with Gamestop. Just get the Kindle card, and on the bottom it says it can be used across Amazon.

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Chupa-Chupa775d ago

I really like Best Buy, their customer service is superb!

WeAreLegion774d ago

I hope so, but at the same time, there are like three GameStops to every Best Buy in my state. I have to drive a much longer way to get to Best Buy. :/

Juiceid774d ago

They do mail in trades as well

Douchebag696774d ago

Good. I'm glad GameStop is getting more competition. They're awful.

JustJdog774d ago

Yea Gamestop has the worst customer service, I try to avoid them at all costs.

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