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GameStop Pre-Order Trade-In Bonuses Might Die Off; Radical Changes Coming This Month

GameStop More Money Program

It appears GameStop is ushering in a new level of “power to the players” by revamping their trade-in offerings as well as renaming them in the terms they use while speaking to customers. From now on, GameStop employees will tell you “Cash isn’t the only way to pay for games, you know” and then proceed to ask you “When’s the last time we bought a game off of you or you sold a game to us?” in order to draw attention to the demographic that they claim does not know trade-ins exist (2/3 of GameStop customers according to internal documents leaked through mainstream media this evening).

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

GameStop has used some pretty fancy wording here to make it sound like trade-ins are going to net gamers a lot more cash than ever before, and to some extent that is technically true. Take a look at the bigger picture though… With a bullet point reading off “Our average trade ranges from $7.20 to $14.00 with a base of $9.00. We are elevating the average base value up 20% or to $11.00.” which essentially confuses the issue that you’re looking at a two dollar increase for the average game – nothing major.

THE BIG NEWS THOUGH IF NEED TRUE is that there will allegedly no longer be anything extra for trading in your games towards a pre-order of the latest upcoming games you want (according to Kotaku). Perhaps all of those Last of Us: Remastered trade-ins finally caught up with them? It did sound too good to be true after all, leaving one to ponder ‘how did GS even profit off of that?’ and now we have our answer. They didn’t do too good off of it because now that type of promotional campaign is a thing of the past. On August 18, 2014 you’ll always get the same price trading in your games, whether it’s towards Far Cry 4, Destiny, Halo 5, The Order, or just some Steam Wallet. Of course, you’ll still be punished with a % removed from your value if you want to walk away with actual cash – which sort of makes the whole “When’s the last time we bought games off of you?” pitch sound pretty lame when you think about it.

GameStop More Money New Trade In

It’s easy for this so sound like a good deal, but I’m not the only one who’s less than impressed with a 20% increase on what is already pitiful prices. After all, 20% of nothing is still nothing (metaphorically speaking, since they are offering more than nothing).

Kotaku author Jason Schreier-

-who first broke the story tells us in plain English that his last trade in got him just 25 cents and under the new system it would be worth 30 cents. A trade-in worth 10 bucks today will be worth “maybe” 12 bucks after the August 18, 2014 update. Two bucks ladies and gentleman. That is the price GameStop loyalists will be paid for being stripped of their precious pre-order / upgrade bonuses. Jason broke the story from insider sources (complete with visual evidence and training notes on how employees will be coached to comply with these new procedures).

It always gets weirder in the comments section though…

It seems that even those involved with GameStop are unsure if they are really going to get rid of promotions entirely or just ease off them for a while. The author of the original source of this leak even seems unsure with GameStop employees confessing they know about all of this, but not about the dumping of the promotional pre-order bonus. It is even claimed that that feature in fact is not being removed or at least not just yet – since a promotion is scheduled to be revealed on the same day as the new trade-in program. Confusing indeed. Be sure to check out the very last sentence in the GameStop internal document beneath this conversation between the author and a GameStop employee currently briefed on the new program.

Decide for yourself, is GameStop hanging on by a thread? Or is this a major plus one for gamers everywhere?

Have a look at some of the feedback for yourself as well as the original source post below:

GameStop More Money Feedback

GameStop No More Pre Order Bonus Trade In

[Some Info Sourced: KOTAKU]

 

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GameStop Offering Huge Trade-in Bonus Towards The Last of Us: Remastered

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If you trade in your PS3 copy that is. A poster from the retail giant’s store has been leaked online advertising that customers can get The Last of Us: Remastered on PS4 for 50% off ($25) if they trade in the PS3 version of the game.

For those who already owned a PS3 copy and were hesitant on getting the PS4 version due to its $50 asking price, this is a great deal. Apparently the promotion will run for a week; from this Sunday, July 27th until August 2nd.

Thanks to Reddit user shadowmoses316 for this find.

The Last of Us Trade

The Last of Us: Remastered launches on July 29th for PS4.

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Microsoft Trade-Up Offer to Surface Tablet; Paying $200+ for iPad Trade-In

Microsoft Surface Tablet

If you’ve been on the fence about the Windows 8-based Surface Tablet lineup of devices and own an Apple iPad, this could be one offer you’ll want to learn about before making a decision. If you trade-in an iPad 2, iPad 3, or iPad 4 at the Microsoft Store you’ll be able to get a $200 Gift Card towards your Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro tablet purchase. This comes paired with the reduced price of the Surface RT which goes for $349 while the Surface Pro has more power than some people’s laptops and runs $799 at this time. This deal runs until October 27 , 2013 so potential customers of this offer have some time to decide what’s best for them.

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Gamestop Accepting More Pre-Orders for PS4 Now – Limited Quantity Now Available

PS4 Limited Pre Orders Open Again

For a limited time Gamestop will be accepting a few more pre-orders for the upcoming PlayStation 4 which launches Holiday 2013. You can begin to place pre-orders for it now. This is probably one of the last waves of pre-orders they will accept as we are nearing the release window for the next-gen consoles. All other retailers appear to be sold out of Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4, so jump on this if you don’t already have a pre-order secured. You can even trade 50% extra in-store credit when you trade any games, systems, or accessories. Click HERE for more information directly from Gamestop.

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iPad® with Retina® display — starting at $299.99 with trade in

iPad with Retina Display

Best Buy has announced that you can now grab the newest member of the Apple iOS tablet family. The iPad with Retina Display will be available for just $299.99 with the trade-in of any (working, not cracked, not scratched, no water damage, etc.) iPad 2 or iPad (3rd Generation). What happens is you’ll trade in your current tablet and get a $200 Best Buy gift card on the spot which you can apply towards the purchase of your iPad with Retina Display.

If you don’t have one to trade in, you can still pick up the new device for $499.99 at Best Buy. The $299.99 price point is only for the 16GB, Wifi Only model of this new tablet. The original iPad and the iPad Mini are not eligible for this deal and the special promotion offer is running until August 3, 2013 so you better hurry if you wanna snatch this up. Best Buy will even price-guarantee you for 15 days after your purchase. CLICK HERE for more info and to find a participating store nearest to you.

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E3 2013: PS4 Blu Ray Discs Supports Used Games

In the Sony Press Conference they announced that PS4 will support used games, which means you can:

-Trade in
-Sell to another person
-Lend it to a friend
-Or keep it forever
-No Always Connected Online
-No Mandatory Authentication

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