The one stop shop that takes your games and gives you a bit of shame, is making up for an all the times they gave you too little in store credit;
they should give these credit prices all the time
Gave up on gamestop a long time ago. Amazon ftw.
STEAM sales FTW
Between Steam and Amazon, I never have to go into that terrible store. There is nothing enjoyable about going into Gamestop. Also, why is this in the PC section? You can't trade in PC games, and they don't sell used PC games?
Wow, people are still complaining about getting ripped off by gamestop! If someone goes and pays $15,000 for a car. Keeps it for a year or two and decides to trade it in and the dealer offers them $6,500 for it... Did they get ripped off? Well, it happens everyday! And the dealership turns right back around and tries to sell it for $11,000. I have said countless times that Gamestop and other used stores are places to get rid of garbage games! Games that you just don't care about anymore. If you go there to trade in good games that you like... then you should feel like a sucker! More importantly, you can back out of the deal at anytime! Take your sh*t up there to trade, ask how much for each, take back the ones you don't wanna trade! Or take them all back. It's as simple as that! Grow some balls and speak up instead of standing there like a fuckin idiot looking stupid and complaining about it later!
"If someone goes and pays $15,000 for a car. Keeps it for a year or two and decides to trade it in and the dealer offers them $6,500 for it... Did they get ripped off?" Maybe not if someone put 70k miles on it in the last 2 years,hit every pothole made,needs tires,is loaded with door dings,and has a mystery fluid leak. But hey, lets just blaim the dealer instead ;) But your point is valid, no one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to make a decision on any purchase.
the diffrence here is that gamestop buys the game from you for 25$ then turns around and places it on sale for 54.99 the very same day.
What I hate about Gamestop is that they sell you games that have already been opened. Once you open it, it is not new anymore. My wife tried to return a new game once, and they offered to refund her the used game value or $17. I hate that store. BTW Gamefly is the best place for used games as they are much cheaper than Amazon.
@AAACE5 @DuneBuggy you guys don't get it. the reason why that analogy does not make any sense what so ever is because video games are not cars there is absolutely no deteriorating value on a game besides how long its been out since the release date. you buy a car and use it for a month, that's a month of everyday use. that's a month of a risks by abuse on the engine, the breaks, the interior, the doors, everything! and thats what the dealer has to take into account. its not fucking new. when you buy a videogame and you play it for a month, ITS THE SAME EXACT QUALITY. there might be a small scratch. but scratches dont do shit to cds anymore unless your 360 carved its name into it. CDS, DVDS, BLURAYS, literally cost pennies to make. THEY ARE PIECES OF PLASTIC, NOT MAGICAL DISKS OF WONDER. YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE CONTENT NOT THE BOX it does not make sense to half the value of a product which whose quality does not differentiate over time.
@maruyuki lol @ 360 carved it's name into it. my dreamcast peed its name in snow once... good times : )
"there is absolutely no deteriorating value on a game besides how long its been out since the release date. " I think you're missing their point. Don't get hung up on their analogy on cars the underlying point is it is up to you whether you make the trade or not. If you think it is unfair walk away.
best trade values around...you pay a dollar for them to set up the trade and then you trade betgween people so you can basically get 1/1 trade values...
Yeah, but what you fail to realize is that unlike buying a house or jewelry, almost everything else you buy loses value once you open it or drive it off the lot! Game stop prices their stuff that way because some of the games they buy will probably never be sold again until they hit the $10 mark. The games that do sell are the ones that make up for those losses. Some of you younger gamers might not remember, but there used to be lots of game retailers. Most have went out of business because they tried to give us what we wanted. Some of the others just merged with Gamestop. I don't like some of their practices myself, but they have to be doing something right if they are still around!
It's simple. A fool and his money are easily parted. No one is making anyone pay anything, they're going to what is essentially a pawn shop and getting ripped off because THEY didn't do their research.
Does this include EBGames? Whenever I buy something there, the bag says GameStop on it too! I thought maybe they were owned by the same company! At the end of every generation I end up with a huge pile of games because I'd rather keep them than get ripped off $5 and watch them sell my game for $45! @Below: Thanks and bubbles!
They are the same company basically.
Yes, EBGames was bought out by Gamestop a long time ago. Gamestop also owns Babbages (which I've seen for the first time in like 10 years in SC).
Yep Gamestop bought out all it's competition in the US...and to the guy who saw a Babbages WHOAAA i haven't seen one of those since FF8 or 9 came out.
Which means they're in the UK too, as EB bought out GAME a long time ago (10 years or so).
but it was excellent deal
I read this while on my phone standing in gamestop and i asked the clerk about it. She said it ended a few days ago lol.
that's a good deal, 45 for Dead Space 2 on trade
that's towards any pre-owned products, though. i'd still rather sell through amazon like i've been doing for the past few years. get about the same in this instance, except i can spend the money on whatever i want. sorry, i don't support gamestop and i never will.
Agreed, Gamestop is a last resort. I recently noticed how good most of the trade in values are at Amazon as well and use them whenever I can.
try http://www.goozex.com You can get real credit for games.
Goozex is ok but I find that they're too based on demand. A game you have could be sitting there for a while with no takers.
You can get a better return on craigslist, fuck gamestop.
@ joy You can use that credit to by new products. It does not have to go to a used game.
vgcgames, that sounds like a terrible deal. Giving up Dead Space 2 for $??? What else would you be playing besides that? Unless its DCU or COD at the time.
I wouldn't trade it in but, if someone wanted to now would be the time.
Switchgames.com is way better than Goozex, or atleast in my imo. You can offer a trade and see if they accept it with one of theirs. Its awesome. And Switchgames community is growing quick too. With that said, NOTHING can beat selling your games on ebay. Nothing.
Selling to friends is much better.
I might go get rid of Black Ops and pick up an old Motorstorm game or something. If they're doing this deal around here, that is...
has all the game deals, Buy 2 get one free. I only liked gamestop because it's sort of a gamer hang out sometimes, but I rather save some money.
I been shopping at my Local gamestop for almost 10 years and i never had a problem
When you trade in games and don't plan on buying another game, just buy a .99 cent game for PS2. That's what I did, and I work there. Also, sad to say, Dead Space 2 is roughly $22 in trade credit. It's terrible. I only trade games in when I know I am not gonna get somewhat face value back.
know how much i would get back for these ps3 games: MW2,cod4,moterstorm,nhl2k7,BFB C1,killzone 2,the godfather:the dons edition .. not expecting much really just want to turn these games into preorders or credit .. is gamestop still excepting GC games too ? lol >____> was going to head down to gamestop soon to preorder Twisted Metal
You guys really need to find a Play N Trade around your area, there an awsome store.
What's the difference? I think I have one in my area, and though I rarely trade in games, I might check it out if they're any good...
They sell all kinds of video games, from atari to ps3 and the employees that work there generally aren't douches, I usually have a convo with them from time to time when I'm buing a game. you can play a game before you buy it in the store and They also host a lot of tournaments for street fighter and marvel vs capcom.
Gamestop is a horrible corporation to bring your business to. When you purchase used, that money goes to the corporation, this is a horrible trade-in deal. Don't support these fuckers, plus you know on deals like this they jack the track-in values down by 15%-30% so their loss is minimal.
Sadly the times I walk in there just to check games out I always see cosumers buying used products
Anybody to trades in games at Game Stop is an idiot. Goozex, Amazon, Craigslist, and eBay are your best bets to recover most of your money from recent game purchases you've made and put that towards buying other games. Personally I prefer Goozex but that's just me. :)
Actually Dead Space 2 is $22 Dollars store credit, so you'd end up getting around 33 for it. And this promotion has been going on since like, after Christmas.
I don't trade my games back. I also don't buy garbage.
I don't either lol. I can't let go..
Bout time they wised up! I hate Gamestop!!!
Article is a little late, the store near me has been doing this for a month and it acually just ended today
Lamstop only retards trade their games at that rip off place! I just called them $18 for BlackOps $12 for GT5 + 25% extra if you trade it towards KZ3, DS2 etc, So for GT5 and BlackOps it would be about $37.50 thats with the extra 25% trade credit.. http://www.gamestop.com/gs/... Now check out Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/se... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref... $60 trade credit for the same two games...vs $37.50 at Lamestop...fuck you rip off mofos...
I sold Black Ops for $50 on eBay last week. GameStop blows.
But, I'm kind of not trading in my games anymore. Unless I don't like the game, then sure, I'll trade it. But, I always want to replay games that I love, and I generally love every single game that I buy, and eventually always get back to it. GameStop isn't so bad. People cry about their trade in prices, but you're getting instant money. You don't have to try to sell your shitty older games on Ebay where you might have to wait for forever to get someone to buy it, if anyone does at all. Most people are willing to get substantially less because it's convenient and instant, plus when you have the 50% extra trade in credit deals, it ends up not being half bad.
I sell old games all the time with no problem on Amazon....And I get more money.
Congrats? I'm just saying that people shouldn't cry over GameStop trade in prices. If it doesn't end up being enough for a person, then they can back out and find an alternative, like you have. But, for the convenience offered, trading into GameStop works for a lot of people.
I agree with this post. If you don't like the trade-in value of the games, simply don't sell your games there. Go have a yard sale instead.
No, you get instant store credit. If you want cash I think they take ANOTHER 30% off of your total trade in value. In the end you could trade in Black Ops and have enough to buy a McChicken Meal at McDonalds if you get cash.
Black Ops you'd still get like $20 cash, but you would get a shit load more store credit, plus store credit is tax free. It's still instant cash. Or store credit. Again, maybe for you it's not worth it, but for others it is. With the convenience of instant-ness, you can't really complain too much.
Gamestop sucks Ass, I stop shopping there a long time go...
PEOPLE... STOP TRADING YOUR GAMES TO GAMESTOP. THEY ARE SCREWING US ALL. Even the damn example in the article, Dead Space 2. "You can get $45 now!" Woo fricking hoo, you paid $60 for it days ago.
Disagree huh? Guess we've got the Gamestop corporate office snooping around N4G...
GameStop isn't screwing us all, it's the people that COMPLAIN about GameStop screwing themselves by not choosing an alternative. Don't like the money they offer? Go somewhere else. Simple as that. I don't trade in my games to GameStop BTW.
And there you have it. Gamestop isn't forcing anyone to sell their old games them, so I don't see why people complain about getting screwed. If you don't like what they're offering, don't sell to them. There's no trickery involved. You go in, they tell you what they're offering, you say yes or no. It is really very simple.
Nice, I don't mind GameStop and I only trade in mostly my old games. Yeah the in trade in credit is bs, heck one of the guy's that work there even said it was. But it isn't to bad, plus we got a store called Hastings and for some reason they give back alot in cash. To bad they say the game at the price the game came out brand new.
The best places to trade games online are Goozex and GameTZ. The best places to sell/buy games would be eBay, Glyde, Amazon Marketplace, and half.com
You get more cash at eBay. If you sold Dead Space 2 right now, you'd probably get rid of it for about $45.00 +s&h
one time i got kicked out of gamestop lol wasn't kool man.
I shit on Gamestop.
I was going to sell an extra copy of God of War 3 to gamestop. They only offered four dollars (seriously), so I went and sold it on ebay for about $27.00.
You would of gotten $6 with this great new deal they are offering! LOL!
This is GameStop realizing that Steam and all other forms of digital download are kicking their ass. That, and their annoying / over the top friendly customer service they attack you with if you set foot into one of the stores.