#1 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

I am not one for trading anything in to retail, and I as well have grown tired of the monopoly that is GameStop, but I got an email in today that said 50% more for trades, including systems. I called a local store for details and confirmation and he said that is true with their Wii U normal trade value and the bonus 50%, it would trade for just over 280$. As a college student, about to live on my own in a month and half way through paying off a PS4, this has really enticed me since I can get not too far off from what I originally paid and I wouldn't be losing a lot of money. I could pay off the PS4 without worrying about spending my cash on it and I could wait for the Wii U to have a larger library before buying into it. When it comes to trades, I am not one to be so easily enticed, but this has enticed me since I care very little for the system and I do feel their will be a price drop soon since it's so close to the PS4's price. What do you think?

#2 Posted by Pvtporter (26 posts) -

$280 sounds like a good price -- I bought one when they first came out; I can't remember how much I paid for the premium system. Still, that seems to be about in the ballpark. Go ahead and pay off your PS4. Or, buy 2.5 months' worth of groceries. :)

#3 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

280$? Do it before they go down with the price.

#4 Posted by Marcsman (2876 posts) -

I am trading in a bunch of stuff today. You also get $28 for a Dualshock controller. I have six of them, but not for much longer. Downsizing my PS3 collection to make room for 4.

#5 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

@mrpilkington: $280 sounds like a pretty good deal for just the console.

#6 Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019 (74 posts) -

...BUT...Game & Wario just came out.

#7 Posted by Turbyne (98 posts) -

Too late folks. Called in the trade value tanked to 125 base.

Means sub $200 without PUR.

#8 Posted by JayEH (512 posts) -

What gamestop does with these promotions is actually drop the price of the trade in values. Then give you 50% from that. I think they usually drop the value around 25%.

#9 Edited by FreakAche (2938 posts) -

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

#10 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

@freakache: Owning a stagnating console seems like the worse idea.

#11 Posted by thatdutchguy (1217 posts) -

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

I don't own a Wii U, but this ^.

#12 Posted by xyzygy (9623 posts) -

I don't know. There are some pretty awesome games coming out for it eventually, like Bayonetta 2, Pikmen 3, Sonic Lost World, Mario 3D Land, Wind Waker HD...

#13 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

Pikmin is not worth 280$

#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14308 posts) -

@yadilie said:

@freakache: Owning a stagnating console seems like the worse idea.

Not really. Sooner or later games will come out worth playing as there always is. Then you have to buy the thing back for more than what you got for the sale most of the time.

#15 Edited by GS_Dan (1396 posts) -

Hope you went for it duder, I think that's the most this thing will ever go for.

#16 Posted by Turbyne (98 posts) -

@gs_dan said:

Hope you went for it duder, I think that's the most this thing will ever go for.

Did nobody notice my post?

#17 Posted by jimmyfenix (3680 posts) -

Get rid of that damn wii u son!

#18 Posted by ProfessorEss (7123 posts) -

@freakache said:

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

I don't own a Wii U, but this ^.

If you're not planning to buy one next month for Pikmin I might argue that you opinion, like mine, is of questionable use :P

#19 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2143 posts) -

Ask yourself this; Do you really want to download that system update again?

#20 Edited by FreakAche (2938 posts) -

@darji said:

@freakache said:

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

Pikmin is not worth 280$

Perhaps not on it's own, but I'd say that Pikmin, The Wonderful 101, Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong, Wind Waker, and Mario Kart are.

#21 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@darji said:

@freakache said:

Considering Pikmin 3 comes out next month, this seems like a bad idea.

Pikmin is not worth 280$

Perhaps not on it's own, but I'd say that Pikmin, The Wonderful 101, Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong, Wind Waker, and Mario Kart are.

Not for me.

#22 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -

I would jump on this if I had one to give, I don't see the Wii U getting offers like that again...ever.

#23 Posted by benpicko (1923 posts) -

$280...? I just sold mine for $250, god damn it

#24 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

$280 sounds like a good price -- I bought one when they first came out; I can't remember how much I paid for the premium system. Still, that seems to be about in the ballpark. Go ahead and pay off your PS4. Or, buy 2.5 months' worth of groceries. :)

Groceries? This is store credit to a GameStop we are talking about here. LOL JK

#25 Posted by Mastertarvin (53 posts) -

Traded mine yesterday and got my son a 3ds. I lost all hope for that console when they announced they had Retro working on a DK sequel, broke my damn heart.

#26 Posted by Pvtporter (26 posts) -

@mrpilkington: Ooh, real good point. Though you'd think GameStop would have some sort of promotion where they sold Hot Pockets and "GAMR FUEL" in-store.

#27 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

@mrpilkington: Ooh, real good point. Though you'd think GameStop would have some sort of promotion where they sold Hot Pockets and "GAMR FUEL" in-store.

They should bring GamerFuel back. That stuff wasn't bad and I liked mixing it with Whiskey. Tasted great!