Now is the time to ditch borderlands 2.

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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14564 posts) -

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

#2 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

I would but I really want to try out the DLC. Thanks for the heads up though that is a decent trade in value for GameStop.

#3 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

I played borderlands 2 for a bit, upto level 10, but I got bored. I guess I need a compelling story these days to actually keep me engagd. The dialogue wasn't that funny and the gunplay, as much as it is fun, gets boring. I actually plan on getting dishonored so, will sell my borderlands 2 copy :)

#4 Posted by Silvergun (297 posts) -

Man, if they're buying it for $40, wonder what they're selling it for. Seems that by the point they're breaking even on it, you're right back up near the $60 mark.

#5 Edited by PerryVandell (2103 posts) -

@Silvergun said:

Man, if they're buying it for $40, wonder what they're selling it for. Seems that by the point they're breaking even on it, you're right back up near the $60 mark.

If it's recent release, Gamestop will typically sell a $60 dollar used game for $54.99. They still make the majority of their profits from used game sales as they rake in 100% of the profit. Not sure what kind of cut they get from new games, but it's much smaller because developers/publishers, manufacturers and console owners (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) all get their taste as well.

Edit: And to answer the original question, I bought the game on Steam and don't have that option, though I stopped selling games a while back as I found out I eventually wanted to replay them but couldn't find them for a decent price. Selling Borderlands 2 for $40 isn't as raw as some other deals, but I'd rather keep it in my catalog just in case.

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#6 Posted by Lukeweizer (2608 posts) -

Still playing it with my friends and I'm looking forward to the DLC. So, it's not going anywhere for a while.

#7 Posted by JoeyRavn (4949 posts) -

@Sayishere said:

I played borderlands 2 for a bit, upto level 10, but I got bored. I guess I need a compelling story these days to actually keep me engagd. The dialogue wasn't that funny and the gunplay, as much as it is fun, gets boring. I actually plan on getting dishonored so, will sell my borderlands 2 copy :)

The story gets a lot better as you progress through the game. But if you've already decided that you're selling Borderlands 2, hope you enjoy Dishonored.

#8 Posted by EveretteScott (1449 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14564 posts) -

@EveretteScott: Well sir, I have no options to rent. I played it for a good week or so but then just fell off. Last time I turned it on I looked at my quest log didn't feel like doing any of it and then proceeded to turn it off. Might as well ditch it while its worth some scratch.

#10 Posted by DukesT3 (1892 posts) -

I... still need to buy it.. =/

#11 Edited by Jayzilla (2555 posts) -

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

If I don't see that a reviewer is getting much in the way of replay value, I rent a game.

#12 Posted by davo (141 posts) -

I've put 70 hours into Borderlands 2 and I haven't even completed it yet. Dunno how I managed that, but I gotta complete it at least once before I stop playing.

#13 Posted by pweidman (2298 posts) -

Upcoming DLC and endless co-op w/friends makes trading in BL2 a never for me. Excellent trade value for sure though. Enjoy Dishonored tc.

#14 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

I actually went into Gamestop to trade in stuff for XCom, and they told me I already had Borderlands 2 fully paid off for a very long time. So I got XCom, Borderlands, and Doom 3 BFG paid off plus I got Dishonored yesterday.

I traded in stuff I already beat multiple times.

#15 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

How much will they take for my Steam copy?

#16 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Tried to trade it in at my EBGames for RE6 but they only wanted to give me $25. I have problems with Borderlands 2 but it is still worth more than $25 to me.

#17 Posted by mosespippy (4036 posts) -

@Sayishere: The opening couple areas are boring and the end game is boring but the middle of the game is good. I'd say that after Bloodshot Ramparts (around level 13) is when it gets better.

#18 Posted by WMWA (1160 posts) -

You're the worst

#19 Posted by Ben_H (3312 posts) -
@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

It's amazing how few people rent anymore. I played the vast majority of the N64 catalog while only owning like 10 N64 games in total. Back when rentals used to be 2 for $2 I rented something every week. But sadly most of those stores are gone now.
#20 Posted by Demoskinos (14564 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

It's amazing how few people rent anymore. I played the vast majority of the N64 catalog while only owning like 10 N64 games in total. Back when rentals used to be 2 for $2 I rented something every week. But sadly most of those stores are gone now.

I used to rent when there were local stores. That dried up. So my only real option for renting is Gamefly and well fuck gamefly. Getting the games you want when you want is a pain in the ass.

#21 Edited by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

The day after the new character comes out? Yeah, no.

#22 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

Thanks for the info, but nah. Borderlands 2 is a good game and has a lot of content. I'm gonna stick with it.

#23 Posted by mordukai (7135 posts) -

@Silvergun said:

Man, if they're buying it for $40, wonder what they're selling it for. Seems that by the point they're breaking even on it, you're right back up near the $60 mark.

I would guess the usual $55. It all has to do with demand and stock. Maybe I remeber when I traded my Fallout 3 copy I got almost $50 back. Don't worry it'll be over real soon.

@Colourful_Hippie said:

How much will they take for my Steam copy?

Don't know really. I say go in and ask them. Oh...make sure to have a friend video tape the whole thing then post it on youtube. Don't forget to link us too.

#24 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

40 dollars is really great, but the game is also brand new. I don't think it's worth it to leave it this soon.

#25 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

I still haven't even finished a playthrough or even touched another character. I'll be holding onto it a little longer, but have fun with your new game.

#26 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

How much will they take for my Steam copy?

Don't know really. I say go in and ask them. Oh...make sure to have a friend video tape the whole thing then post it on youtube. Don't forget to link us too.

/sarcasm

but now I'm actually tempted to just play the idiot and try it out by printing out a screenshot of my Steam library and bringing it in.

#27 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1593 posts) -

nah

#28 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Ya not gonna happen. Eagerly awaiting the 4 DLC packs. 

#29 Posted by stryker1121 (1346 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

This is very good for GameStop. I've never gotten a trade-in for more than $25, and I really do want to play Dishonored. However, I'm still rolling along in BL2 and probably will be for the next week or two. I'm liking the game quite a bit (still wishing for better loot while soloing it though) and may play Torchlight 2 next. Dishonored's gonna have to wait a bit.

#30 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

It's amazing how few people rent anymore. I played the vast majority of the N64 catalog while only owning like 10 N64 games in total. Back when rentals used to be 2 for $2 I rented something every week. But sadly most of those stores are gone now.

It's so tough to find a rental place, at least where I live. It's either the 3 games at Redbox or Gamefly which takes way too long to turn around. Sad face.

#31 Posted by MEATBALL (3072 posts) -

Never is the time to ditch Borderlands 2

#32 Posted by LiquidPrince (15847 posts) -

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

Where exactly can you rent nowadays? I dunno where you live, but here in Canada Blockbuster and Rogers video both closed they're rental stores down... They're no one else.

#33 Posted by darkvare (758 posts) -

i rent at blockbuster

#34 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

@LiquidPrince said:

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

Where exactly can you rent nowadays? I dunno where you live, but here in Canada Blockbuster and Rogers video both closed they're rental stores down... They're no one else.

they have those redbox machines you find in groceries that let you rent video games now.

#35 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

There's so much good shit coming out in the next two weeks alone.

#36 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Wait, so you're telling me the best time to trade in a new game is shortly after it's released?

Yep, this definitely needed a thread.

#37 Posted by LiquidPrince (15847 posts) -

@ImaTreee said:

@LiquidPrince said:

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

Where exactly can you rent nowadays? I dunno where you live, but here in Canada Blockbuster and Rogers video both closed they're rental stores down... They're no one else.

they have those redbox machines you find in groceries that let you rent video games now.

The ones that only give you 1 disc sometimes when a 360 game needs multiples? Those things suck.

#38 Posted by Laurentech (127 posts) -

I have no idea where I could go to rent games these days. Even when it was commonplace, I found that they'd often only stock a few copies of new games (if any) and those copies were seemingly always taken. I'm not down with trading in games though. I used to do that a lot when I was younger and always regretted it in the end. If a game is worth buying, it's usually worth keeping, in my experience.

#39 Posted by mrcraggle (1826 posts) -

@Sayishere: Borderlands 2 is a massive world. What you've played is barely over an hour and the opening to the game isn't exactly the most engrossing. I'd say at the point you go to was maybe up to reaching Sanctuary and even then the game doesn't open up. It's a very long game with lots to see.

After putting a ton of hours into the original, I think I'm most impressed with the variety in the landscapes in B2 and there's nothing more fun than being ambused by goliaths, popping their heads off and just watching them go to town on each other. Fun stuff. I'm also now playing as Gaige who is even at this early stage, more fun to play than Zer0. I've been having a blast but I'm regretting playing as him in a way. I played as Mordecai in the original and I never play as a Sniper class but Bloodwing is what made playing that class a thing and with Zer0 they stripped a lot of that stuff out. He a lot more like Lilith but he's still able to get hurt and missing a shot while in Stealth is the worst as there's no recovery and you're just left waiting especially if you're trying to fight your way out of a very difficult situation. His melee doesn't really make up much either even though he is billed as this long distance Sniper crossed with an up close stealth killer but even with my melee damage at 400% and stealth puts you up to 600%, guys have still been able to turn around and just kill me. That said, when it goes well and you're sniping dudes then going in close and taking guys out in 1 hit, it feels awesome and you feel in control of the situation but when it goes bad, it goes very bad. There doesn't feel like there's a lot of middle ground with Zer0. You're either rocking or you're fucked from my experience anyway.

#40 Posted by mordukai (7135 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@mordukai said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

How much will they take for my Steam copy?

Don't know really. I say go in and ask them. Oh...make sure to have a friend video tape the whole thing then post it on youtube. Don't forget to link us too.

/sarcasm

but now I'm actually tempted to just play the idiot and try it out by printing out a screenshot of my Steam library and bringing it in.

That would be awesome.

#41 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

@LiquidPrince said:

@ImaTreee said:

@LiquidPrince said:

@EveretteScott said:

@Demoskinos said:

So, I wanted to try dishonored so I traded some games in including Borderlands 2. With all the promo stuff at the moment they gave me $40 for Borderlands 2 which for gamestop is pretty good. So just a heads up to anyone if you beat the game and dont plan on playing it anymore now would be the optimal time to ditch it.

Why would you pay 60 bucks for a new game just to play it once then get rid of it. Thats what renting is for.

Where exactly can you rent nowadays? I dunno where you live, but here in Canada Blockbuster and Rogers video both closed they're rental stores down... They're no one else.

they have those redbox machines you find in groceries that let you rent video games now.

The ones that only give you 1 disc sometimes when a 360 game needs multiples? Those things suck.

whoa really? that is stupid. i've actually never used one in the first place so i never would have known.

#42 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

Don't trade in good games.

#43 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

I dunno, even if you're not going to replay the content in the main game, they just added that new character class, and if Borderlands 2 has DLC anything like Borderlands 1, it's definitely going to be worth hanging onto for the future content they add. I wouldn't advise anyone to trade it in just yet.

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#44 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -
@Gamer_152

I dunno, even if you're not going to replay the content in the main game, they just added that new character class, and if Borderlands 2 has DLC anything like Borderlands 1, it's definitely going to be worth hanging onto for the future content they add. I wouldn't advise anyone to trade it in just yet.

Not to mention how goddamn rad the Mechromancer is overall.
#45 Posted by MetalMoog (907 posts) -

Borderlands is the only game I've ever regretted trading in. I went out and re-purchased it a year later. I love the franchise and Borderlands 2 fixed all of my gripes with the first game. Never will I trade this sweet shit in for any amount of money or diamond ponies!

#46 Posted by xyzygy (9896 posts) -

Definitely not, I'm still playing tight out. Just got Mechromancer last night and started a character. God I love this game.

#47 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

I buy things digital, so there's no trading going on for me.

That said, I think I've about had my fill of the game. It had a solid two week run. Most Wanted and Halo are just around the bend, and not so much farther out are some other big time games I want to see.

Good while it lasted, Pandora.

#48 Posted by Scotto (1171 posts) -

Who in their right mind would buy a used game to save five measly bucks off the MSRP.

#49 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4600 posts) -

@Scotto said:

Who in their right mind would buy a used game to save five measly bucks off the MSRP.

People with not a lot of cash?

People who want to save money?

Anyone who doesn't care about the shrinkwrap?

#50 Posted by Scotto (1171 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@Scotto said:

Who in their right mind would buy a used game to save five measly bucks off the MSRP.

People with not a lot of cash?

People who want to save money?

Anyone who doesn't care about the shrinkwrap?

So the massive demographic of people with more than $54 to spend on a new game, but less than $60? You're being offered a hamburger's worth of savings to essentially cut the creators out of the compensation loop and give your money entirely to Gamestop.

I understand people who wait until they can get certain games used at a deep discount, or from a discount bin. Not everyone can afford to buy new games at full price, just like not everyone buys new cars. But for five bucks? Get the shrinkwrap, and support the developer.

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