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Here's What You'll Get For Your Old Xbox 360

Looking to trade-in your old junk for Microsoft's redesigned Xbox 360? Check out the prices on GameStop's promotion.

Ever the opportunistic retailer, GameStop will be running numerous trade-up offers for those who want to cash-in their old Xbox 360s towards one of Microsoft's new sleeker, shinier, smaller, and quieter 360s
 
Games Are Evil recently acquired an alleged internal company list of peripheral and hardware trade-in values, dated for the June 15, which should be valid at your local store if you choose to hop on the 360 slim bandwagon--and use your old hotness as part of the payment. 

== TEASER == The trade-In price list: 

Systems 
  • All -- $100
 
HDDs

  • 20 GB HDD -- $30
  • 60 GB HDD -- $35
  • 120 GB HDD -- $40
  • 250 GB HDD -- $50

Memory Cards
  • 64 MB Memory Card -- $10
  • 256 MB Memory Card -- $14
  • 512 MB Memory Card -- $18

Adapters
  • Wireless adapter  – $40
  • Wireless N adapter (disc required) – $50

Controllers
  • Wired Controller – $20
  • Wireless Controller – $25

As noted by Donny M at Microsoft's E3 media briefing, these built-in Wi-Fi and 250GB HDD-equipped 360s are already being shipped to retail stores. As a result, Games Are Evil's GameStop source says reserves are limited to just the first shipment. Also, the source believes there might be a supply problems. To be frank, this seems a little like second-hand speculation, so do check in with your local shop to see what's up.
 
UPDATE:
GB user Bman3737 spoke to a dude at his local GameStop about this deal. The console trade-in will require one controller and all the cables. And according to him, this promotion kicks off today (June 17) and runs through July 11. 
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Posted by BradNicholson

Ever the opportunistic retailer, GameStop will be running numerous trade-up offers for those who want to cash-in their old Xbox 360s towards one of Microsoft's new sleeker, shinier, smaller, and quieter 360s
 
Games Are Evil recently acquired an alleged internal company list of peripheral and hardware trade-in values, dated for the June 15, which should be valid at your local store if you choose to hop on the 360 slim bandwagon--and use your old hotness as part of the payment. 

== TEASER == The trade-In price list: 

Systems 
  • All -- $100
 
HDDs

  • 20 GB HDD -- $30
  • 60 GB HDD -- $35
  • 120 GB HDD -- $40
  • 250 GB HDD -- $50

Memory Cards
  • 64 MB Memory Card -- $10
  • 256 MB Memory Card -- $14
  • 512 MB Memory Card -- $18

Adapters
  • Wireless adapter  – $40
  • Wireless N adapter (disc required) – $50

Controllers
  • Wired Controller – $20
  • Wireless Controller – $25

As noted by Donny M at Microsoft's E3 media briefing, these built-in Wi-Fi and 250GB HDD-equipped 360s are already being shipped to retail stores. As a result, Games Are Evil's GameStop source says reserves are limited to just the first shipment. Also, the source believes there might be a supply problems. To be frank, this seems a little like second-hand speculation, so do check in with your local shop to see what's up.
 
UPDATE:
GB user Bman3737 spoke to a dude at his local GameStop about this deal. The console trade-in will require one controller and all the cables. And according to him, this promotion kicks off today (June 17) and runs through July 11. 
Edited by SpaceInsomniac

Cool. :)

Posted by Deusoma

Still not convincing me to abandon the one I already have. I'll probably upgrade if my current one red rings, though.

Posted by Baillie

Those HDDs are rip offs then.

Posted by mlipkin

Is this only towards a new system or just general trade in?

Posted by firehawk12

Here's hoping something happens in Canada too.

Posted by Durandal377

Spending $170 would be much more palatable than $300, I just wish that wasn't a promotion, and as such would always be offered so I wouldn't need to make a snap decision. Besides, it might be nice to have two Xboxes around, and cleaning out the hard drive would be kind of a pain, since I wouldn't trust the Gamestop people to do it themselves.

Posted by tracerace11

i just recently bought the odst/forza bundle... so im happy with that purchase, considering I dont use a ton of memory, and it works great.  It not very loud, so thats good enough for me.... 50 bucks is not worth glossyness.

Posted by Darknight630

Assuming all my math is right and it gets the OK from the Gamestop manager, I should get about $220 for my old Xbox. Since the Xbox is primarily my brothers, I mentioned it to him and he's excited to hopefully get a new Xbox tomorrow.

Posted by weegieanawrench
@firehawk12 said:
" Here's hoping something happens in Canada too. "
This. But I won't consider doing this until my xbox red rings. It's only 3 years old anyway.
Posted by BradNicholson
@mlipkin: Pretty sure it's only towards a new trade-in. I was working off a picture of an e-mail, but that wording is halfway in there and corroborated in the post.
Posted by metalsnakezero

I think its better to give your old 360 to someone who needs it instead of doing a trade-in judging from possible problems from this process.

Posted by Sticky_Pennies

Spending $130 for what appears to be a guarantee against the redring monster sounds like a deal to me. The only problem is I would be left with white controllers. Hmm...

Posted by ToadRunner

why not use ebay?
 
buyer gets more, seller gets more, everybody wins. 

Posted by Claude

I just sent my two year old Elite in for repairs. Payed $99/US and got a Jasper Motherboard Xbox 360 in return, brand fucking new. I'll stick with that for a while.

Posted by DerekDanahy

I totally would do this because it would mean paying less than a $100 for the new Xbox 360. However, I still have a pretty pricey warranty under the Xbox 360 I currently own, so I'll keep it until that is over with.

Posted by AlwaysAngry

Wait, I get the new 360 for $100.00 if I trade my old one in, or $100.00 off? I assume that's the discount, because a $10.00 360 for a memory card would be pretty cheap.

Posted by Spiritof

I just bought a 250GB HDD (that they are only giving me $20 more than a 20GB??!), so, no.

Posted by doe3879

so $100 for the system + whatever HDD size $ ?
those prices aren't bad considering I can find them at used electronic/game stores for relatively the same price.

Posted by Gabenator

Is anyone else worried about red rings or purple rings or however this thing is going to let us know it just completely f-ed up? I would love a new xbox that was quiet and sleek, but I can't believe this thing is going to work right out of the gate.

Posted by Coombs

I just got a new one 2 weeks ago,
Talk about bad timing

Posted by Green_Incarnate

Can I trade in my broke ass system that doesn't read disks?

Posted by YukoAsho

Yeah, I think I'll stay with my current 360.  No real reason to trade in as it works like a charm and I bought the extended warranty for it.  Well, that and I have no interest whatsoever in that glossy nightmare.

Posted by Dany

So 300-185 would get be 115 to get the new 360. That does sound really great.

Posted by SCOOTMAN

This is so very tempting. Really want that new 360.

Posted by BraveToaster

it looks sick

Posted by PLWolf

This is only towards the purchase of the New 360. I received the email stating this and the deal is under the Deals option on Gamestop.com. As much as I want to do this, they will most likely be sold out by the time I get everything together and get over there tomorrow or Friday. I'll just sell my old one.

Posted by MrOldboy

Not enough for me to trade in mine. I am going to get a new one but giving my old 360 to my gf. Its the Halo 3 edition so I'd rather keep it somewhere.

Posted by Bones8677

Hmm, with my current Xbox set up I could potentially get a new box for $80! Not counting tax. Hmm...interesting...

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

So I could get one of these new 360's for $135 if I traded in what I wanted to. 
 
Now to see what I can get on eBay...

Posted by Milkman

My current 360 is kind of crapped out. You wouldn't know just testing it for a few minutes but it locks up at seemingly random times. If I trade it in for the new Xbox, am I that terrible of a person?...

Posted by gunslingerNZ

This is probably a really good time for people to be buying Xbox 360s on the second hand market as well. I bet some people are dumping their old ones for some really low prices.

Posted by silentghost227
@TheWolf619: The offer runs until   7/11/2010 
Posted by MeatSim

Tempting but no it's still $200 after the trade in.

Posted by SCOOTMAN
@Milkman said:
" My current 360 is kind of crapped out. You wouldn't know just testing it for a few minutes but it locks up at seemingly random times. If I trade it in for the new Xbox, am I that terrible of a person?... "
That's some morale dilemma. I've got a wired controller that works but only if you keep the cord perfectly still and don't move it much. Considering trading that in.
Posted by Glak

Yes!
Now i can get rid of my old 360 which can't read disks for this new one!

Posted by JJWeatherman

Considering I could easily get it to just $100 or even $80, I'm half-way considering this.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Well, it looks like I could total up $200 and then pay $100 more to get the new 360. However, I wouldn't be able to trade in my hard drive until after I transferred my data to the new one...

Posted by FateOfNever

Totally not worth giving up my Halo 3 limited edition 360.  Though, I have a feeling sometime down the road I'll want to buy a slim 360 regardless.

Edited by jakob187

That's...actually really good. 
 
I mean, if you've got a 360 with at least a 120GB HDD, two wireless controllers, and a wireless network adapter, you are looking at only paying about $50-$70 out of pocket.  That's a HELL of a deal to me.

Posted by Doubt

im not really sure on this 
 
what does "system All" mean? 
 
 like the console/wires and harddrive and controllers?

Posted by ManlyBeast

Maybe maybe not. Not a big deal for me.

Posted by ValiantGoat
@Green_Incarnate:  If the clerk doesn't test the system you could get away with it, however systems are usually checked to see if they boot and read discs.
 
It is worth noting that those looking to trade in their old 360s for the new design, may want to look into any promotions that will net more trade value. I'll be keeping my eyes pealed since I tend to want new shiny things.
Posted by jkz

I did the math out, and with a trade in of my console, wireless adapter, 1 controller, Mario Galaxy and Dirt 2, I could get a new 360 for 50-75 dollars (depending on whether I get the 25 dollar hardware bonus in addition). Sounds good to me.

Edited by oddmanout22287

I work at a Gamestop and can confirm the prices on that list are legit.
Regarding reserves, We were told that we CANNOT take reserves on the new 360s, period, regardless of whether or not they are the first shipment or any ones after that. I guess your mileage may vary depending on your store though.
As for supply problems... My store is an extremely low volume store and we're only getting FOUR of the new 360s this Friday, and we have no idea when we'll get more beyond that. I worked for 8 hours today and had TONS of inquiries about trading in to get the new system, or people wanting to buy their first 360 and wanting it to be the new Slim/Super-Elite/Cancer-Curing Xbox. So, again, your mileage may vary depending on your store, but I know we're not going to have NEARLY enough to meet demand.

...man, that comment sounded way more corporate advertisey than I meant it to be :/

Edited by bgbball31

I JUST bought a 250 GB HDD a few weeks ago. I mean, I'd get it for $100 by trading things in, so it is tempting, but I'm not sure. Talk about feeling like I wasted money though.

Posted by Bones8677

I really hope this isn't a one time opportunity to upgrade, and that the window will be considerably large.

Posted by Illmatic

How would I transfer all my saves to the new hard drive before actually selling it? That's one of the main hold ups to me selling my 360.

Posted by WiqidBritt
@Doubt:  I think that's in reference to elites, arcades, or... uh... pro? I forgot what they called the ones with the silvery disk tray cover... those and any special edition 360s (MW2 or Halo 3)... and not including the harddrives
Posted by TheKidNixon
@Illmatic said:
" How would I transfer all my saves to the new hard drive before actually selling it? That's one of the main hold ups to me selling my 360. "
Same, I don't have enough USB storage lying around to reformat to X-Box storage, so dunno what I would do with all my save data.