Trading in rules

#1 Posted by SneakyPenguins (242 posts) -

I am getting a 360 slim and i am trading in my current arcade when i do. I have a launch Xbox also but the disc reader is shot. Does anybody know if EB games (Gamestop) tests the system when you trade in the system. It would make sense but i find it hard to believe they would hook up the system and try it on the spot, it seems weird to me. The trade in value is ass low anyway so i figure they factore in possible repair cost for trade ins. If anybody can help me it b e much appreciated. :)

#2 Posted by SneakyPenguins (242 posts) -

really? lol nobody has traded in a system and can say weather they tested or not 

#3 Posted by Funzzo (835 posts) -

yes they do. they have a little screen and power supply under the counter. like pawn shops do as well.
#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

They tested my 360. They plugged everything in, got a game out, put it in, waited for it to load up, and played it for a minute or so.

#5 Posted by rdav1109 (120 posts) -

When I traded in mine, they hooked it up completely, put in Halo 3, and played online for a few minutes. They thoroughly test them. They won't take your broken 360.

#6 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

I used to be an assistant manager of a Gamestop. Yes, it's company policy that all systems go through a short play test prior to buying it from the customer.

#7 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@rdav1109 said:
They won't take your broken 360
I hear they'll take broken 360's as long as they turn on.  Probably give you $25 credit or so.  Then they can refurb that unit.
#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14573 posts) -
@SneakyPenguins: Yes, they plugged in my system and tested it when I did the trade-up for a 360 S.
#9 Posted by afrofools (1335 posts) -

I know this is absurd, but can you trade in an Xbox 360 + a few games + 120gb HDD for a PS3? > & Can you get a brand new PS3 by doing that?

#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

It even says on the website that they check to ensure all items function properly.

#11 Posted by Captainlunchbox (445 posts) -

Once I lucked out and had a ps2 with a shoddy lens and it was 50/50 and I just figured Id take whatever they gave me for it. I told them and they tested it, and it happened to be working fine that day so they gave me a solid 90 for it- this was back a few years and I got an xbox 1, but Id say just take a chance and see what they'll give ya.

#12 Posted by Brendan (8168 posts) -
@afrofools said:
"I know this is absurd, but can you trade in an Xbox 360 + a few games + 120gb HDD for a PS3? > & Can you get a brand new PS3 by doing that? "

Sorry if this is a useless post, but to my knowledge Gamestop doesn't do as much of the straight "X amount of things for X amount of things" deals anymore, and instead treats everything as a currency value.  It just depends on what it all adds up to (at least thats how EBgames works, for us canucks.
#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@afrofools said:
" I know this is absurd, but can you trade in an Xbox 360 + a few games + 120gb HDD for a PS3? > & Can you get a brand new PS3 by doing that? "
I don't think you have enough credit.
#14 Posted by V (328 posts) -
@afrofools said:
" I know this is absurd, but can you trade in an Xbox 360 + a few games + 120gb HDD for a PS3? > & Can you get a brand new PS3 by doing that? "

I actually talked with the employee about this, cause I turned in my 20 GB Hard-drive and two controllers and didnt tell him that it was for the new 360 and he gave me 38 dollars. The way that it works is that they put the money as credit towards the pre-order of a new 360, so if you are just trading the stuff in, you will get normal rates, which are absolute shit. (it went from 38 dollars to 86 just after saying that it was for the new 360...)
#15 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

Last I checked Gamestop had stopped the trade in offer for non pre orders, they have such a long waiting list for preorders now that they don't expect anyone to be able to get retail stock from gamestop, I tried doing the whole trade in and they told me this, as well they've taken the offer down from the site.

#16 Posted by afrofools (1335 posts) -

Ok thanks @SpikeSpiegel, @V, @Brendan for the replies. I live in Australia and our Gamestop company is EBgames. 
I would most likely get the PS3 much cheaper, but I would lose out on value (though I can't say I'm that worried). 
Me thinks that I should just hold onto the xbox (get to play Crackdown 2 yay!) and buy a PS3.

#17 Posted by Venom09 (108 posts) -

EBgames is owned by Gamestop

#18 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" Last I checked Gamestop had stopped the trade in offer for non pre orders, they have such a long waiting list for preorders now that they don't expect anyone to be able to get retail stock from gamestop, I tried doing the whole trade in and they told me this, as well they've taken the offer down from the site. "
Wow, they did take it down.  That deal was supposed to last until July 18th.  That deal lasted maybe two weeks if that.  Glad I jumped on that deal when I found out about...

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