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PostSubject: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:10 pm

So I had plans on selling some of my games that I didn't want anymore... So I did what other people in my situation do... I went to GameStop! Power to the Players and what have you! Anyways, I wanted to check how much they would give me for my games, so let's have a look...

GAMESTOP

First off Epic Mickey. It's a fairly recent Wii game. Not new, but not old either, so let's see what GameStop offers me...

GameStop humbly offers me $16.00 for Epic Mickey..... Original Value? $49.99 + $2.50 State Tax= $52.49 (yeah I keep every one of my receipts)
Not that great of a deal... but hopefully we get something better for Kingdom Hearts!

Kingdom hearts Re:coded
.... Much more recent, hasn't really aged much, and including Tax and all that stuff, I originally payed $36.74

Now what does Lovely GameStop want to give me for this fairly pricey DS game?

12.00.....

-GameStop Total Value= $28.00....


AMAZON

OK Now let's see what Amazon.com will give me for this stuff...
(Keep in mind Amazon.com is a site that always has price drops and raises, so selling at a more opportune time can deliver better paydays)

OK Epic Mickey. Again, it's a fairly recent Wii game

Amazon gives me $28.75. Hmm.. Not bad considering that's more than half of it's original value.. good start Amazon..

OK now what about Kingdom Hearts?

Amazon gives me...

$22.00. Again, not bad considering that's more than half of it's original value.
(Also, with trade-ins at Amazon, shipping is paid for. (as long as you use a UPS store.) Just thought I'd mention that.)

-Amazon Total Value= $50.75.



FINAL


OK so let's go over all the math here....

GameStop Total Value= $28.00....
Amazon Total Value= $50.75.

Original Total Value=$89.23



Do you see the difference here people? And who knows, if I did this trade-in sooner I would probably get a lot more back.

But long story short.... Trade in your games to Amazon guys... You get store credit for the entire website.. and not just games. Meaning you can spend it anywhere you want, and also any time you want. It's a way better deal than what crappy GameStop is offering.

SUCK IT GAMESTOP! POWER TO THE PLAYERS MY REAR END!


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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:20 pm

Well for Dissidia 012's preorder (The game comes out in two weeks)
I either get

Pre-ordering from Amazon (US) : Bonus outfit for Tifa

Or

Pre-ordering from Gamestop (US): Bonus outfit for Cloud (Kingdom Hearts costume)

and judging from that... I'm gonna keep going to gamestop.
I always get my preorder items from my gamestop
And it's Mostly run by Females.
I've only seen about 2 male workers there, and I've been going to the same gamestop for 4 years.

So yeah. Gamestop in Las Vegas isn't bad.
Plus I never sell my games.

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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:24 pm

Eh, I don't like to trade-in games period. But thanks for the advice if I ever need some money.
Does it go that way for BUYING used games too? Or should I keep buying my used games at GameStop?

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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:26 pm

DarkKirby702 wrote:
Well for Dissidia 012's preorder (The game comes out in two weeks)
I either get

Pre-ordering from Amazon (US) : Bonus outfit for Tifa

Or

Pre-ordering from Gamestop (US): Bonus outfit for Cloud (Kingdom Hearts costume)

and judging from that... I'm gonna keep going to gamestop.
I always get my preorder items from my gamestop
And it's Mostly run by Females.
I've only seen about 2 male workers there, and I've been going to the same gamestop for 4 years.

So yeah. Gamestop in Las Vegas isn't bad.
Plus I never sell my games.

This is completely unrelated to trading in games. I know Gamestop gets better Preorder gifts most of the time, (which is garbage btw.) The only thing I can say is that if you WERE going to trade those games in, you would get a better value at amazon.
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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:30 pm

jefferlope wrote:
Eh, I don't like to trade-in games period. But thanks for the advice if I ever need some money.
Does it go that way for BUYING used games too? Or should I keep buying my used games at GameStop?

Well for BUYING used games, I don't really see a better option money wise than GameStop. But keep in mind that companies are not pleased with GameStops used games program. Used games on Amazon are a few dollars more most of the time, but in the end it's not frowned upon like GameStops process.
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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:38 pm

SupaKirb wrote:
but in the end it's not frowned upon like GameStops process.
I never frown at used games bought from Gamestop. I don't think it's all gamestops around the world. Maybe some/most, but not all.
I love my Gamestop. And Josh's gamestop is almost always empty. He always goes there.
Besides the fact I don't like ordering things online. My Gamestop is Really close, They're never sold out of any game I want, and I always get my Preorder item thing. (I know you're still mad at gamestop for not giving you your Pokemon thing.)

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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:59 pm

@Dark- Not frowned upon by US Dark, by companies. heck, I love the fact that I got KH1 and 2 for so cheap. But, I do feel bad that the original maker of the game never got my money.. but that is just me.
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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:03 pm

Pretty sure they make enough money on their own.
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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:09 pm

wow dark gamestops in las vegas sound great,, much better then amazon
i personally have only paid for used games when the game's no longer "current", like gcn games I got when the wii was new yet impossible to find on a shelf and selling old games, especially the good ones, is something I'd never do. One day my N64 collection will make me rich.
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PostSubject: Re: STOP GIVING GAMESTOP YOUR MONEY!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:23 pm

SkrΑlem wrote:
wow dark gamestops in las vegas sound great,, much better then amazon
i personally have only paid for used games when the game's no longer "current", like gcn games I got when the wii was new yet impossible to find on a shelf and selling old games, especially the good ones, is something I'd never do. One day my N64 collection will make me rich.


OH heck no lol. I would NEVER in my life sell a good game. And the people who sell used games that aren't being made anymore are idiots. They will eventually have value.
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