Blockbusters £10 off new game when trade in

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  1. Newbie1001

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    My local Blockbusters are offering £10 off selected new games when you trade in any 2 games from that range. The shop monkey said it didn't matter what the games where,as long as they were PS2,xbox,psp, chance to get rid of some of the tripe if true
     
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    So I could give them 2 PSP games & they then lower the price to equal Tescos or Play.Com. Now I know why I havent bought anything from them in two years !

    This should be moved to "Worst offers in the UK - Avoid!"

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Lets say for example GRAW XBOX £33 at Blockbusters trade in 2 pieces of tripe for £10 now £23. At play £29.99. At tescco £29.97. So unless you like keeping cack games how can this be the worst offer ever maybe next time you'll do some research before telling people to avoid. Also pro evo 5 is £19.99 at my blockbusters when bought with anything instore, i thinks its a bit dearer at tescos and play, so maybe you should go to blockbusters you could save some money
     
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    Lets say I want a brand new sparkly Outrun Coast To Coast for the PSP at £34.99 I trade in a few oldish games, say GTA & Virtua Tennis for £10.00 & so get it for £24.99 - Wow what a deal !

    I could have sold my 2 PSP games for at least £15 each on ebay or to mates & could have got my new Outrun game for no extra outlay from Play. Come on - do the maths !
     
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    Thats fine if you want to make the trade in offer difficult by suggesting trading in psp games of some value then thats you're choice. I have just got Fifa street 2 for £23 + 2 old PS2 games i will never play again and must be worth a quid. So you are right is a poor deal i should have paid £29.99 from play or £29.97 from Tescos silly me and waited for delivery instead of playing it today
     
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    Mods can you close this thread. i put this on to try and help people save money instead it is only going to turn into a slanging match which i do not want, so it would be better off closed
     
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    is it not the trade in cost PLUS £10 . . . .

    i.e 18quid for GTA then £10 of specific titles...
     
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    Thank you internet user you are right the store forgot to scan in my titles i took in so i have got another £6 off my title for the trade in value so it is the trade in value as well as the £10.
     
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    definitely worth doing if you have games which sell for 99p (or less!) on ebay as they are basically giving you more than market value for them - how can that be bad? :smashin:
     
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    For God's sake, give the guy a break. He clearly said that it was a chance to get rid of some crappy games you had. There are several games worth less than £10 at trade in. Don't be idiotic and use stupid examples to support your arguments - why would anyone accept £10 trade in for a PSP game???????

    Thanks for the info Newbie1001!:)
     
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    Thanks for the confidence its nice to know some people appreciate the info. I got an additional £11 off another title for 4 xbox games that cost me £8, so a total discount of £21 on a new game. Even on crappy titles blockbusters tend to give you a couple of quid trade in for em.
     
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    Yeah that doesn't sound too bad, trade in any 2 games and get the value of the trade in plus an extra £10 :)
    Must admit, when i read your first post i thought "Wtf!? What a rip!" but now it sounds much better :D

    You could even just pick up a couple of cheap games for a couple of quid each and make a nice profit. Even if you only got £1 each on trade in & the £10 you'd still make £8 ;)

    Wish Game would do their offer again, trade in any 4 games and get a brand new released title for 99p!
    I traded in 4 games i'd picked up from Game for 99p each so ended up with a brand new copy of Resident Evil 4 for Gamecube for a grand total of £4.96, on launch day :smashin:
     
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    Can someone let me know what branch they have seen this at or have got this deal at as my local has'nt got a clue what i'm talking about when i've run up about it.


    Cheers


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    Right, managed to get hold of blockbuster Customer services and the offer is trade in 2 xbox/ps2/(nintendo?) games and get £10 knocked off a new xbox/ps2/(nintendo?) title currently in their chart. It does'nt have to be same format that you traded.

    Different stores have different stock but titles currently included are GRAW,Godfather,Driver Parallel Lines,Fight Night Round 3,Fifa Street 2


    You DO also get the value of the traded in games as credit as well.

    If anyone wants to verify/any other questions then blockbuster customer service is : 0845 60 60 999


    HTH


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    Edited as blockbuster CS gave me the wrong information first of all, but phoned me back to let me know they had mis-informed me!
     
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    My store is Hunslet in Leeds, I don't know if the other Leeds blockbusters are doing, Some won't because they have gamestations in store
     
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    Thanks for that, after my local acted like I did'nt have a clue what I was talking about I was going to get them to ring a store mentioned on this thread (when someone replied) to get clued up on the offer, but customer services offered to ring my local directly and tell them what offers they are actually supposed to be operating :lesson:

    Cheers


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    My blockbusters seem very clued up on offers . They also ran PSP games for £19.99 when bought with ANYTHING in store, Ate lots of chewing gum that week
     
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    i saw that offer (PSP games £19.99) is it any PSP game, it was only Top Spin that had the stickers on in my local BB
     
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    I got pro evo 5. There was also lord of the rings, everbodys golf, Death, frogger, and marvel nemesis there were others but i cannot remeber.This offer did not run at my other local store.They seem to be hit and miss to which blockbusters run them. Last time i went they still had some on offer but the selection was diminishing
     
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    Not for me mate

    Finally I can trade in penny racers and he-man for more than 50p each on the PS2:clap:

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    Just got topspin2 for £31.99 (360) on the deal(cost me 2 obsolete xbox games though total was
    £44.99 - £10 (Trade in 2 games) -£4 (2 obsolete xbox games) =£31.99
     
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    Hey come on! Newbie1001 has been kind enough to share this info and that is one of the things that makes this community great! Responses like yours will only stop people posting offers in the future!

    This can be a good offer if you can do the Maths! Dixons often sell tripe games for 49p each so if you get 2 of those then that's £10 off a new game. Also some people have old tripe like Fifa 03 kicking about which are worth about a quid trade in if you're lucky.

    Thanks for posting this Newbie1001 and sorry about the posts from paulfoley - rest assured most members on here are very grateful for information of this nature. :)
     
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    This is a v.good deal if you trade things in.

    I paid £10 for top spin tennis 2 on the 360 today.

    got two old xbox games I never used played and that were worth pennies (got 3 quid each for them)

    So that dropped the price to 29, then traded in a few old DVDs
     
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    Just got Fifa 2006 for the 360 they also have an addition to the deal now
    Fifa 2006 £49.99 - £10 (when trade in 2 games) - £20 (trade in of 6 xbox games) - £10 for trading in 6 games total price £9.99. I also have got a free rental as well (anything). The offer can only be used once though. You get 1 sticker when trade in a DVD 2 stickers for a game. When 6 stickers collected 1 free rental of anything (DVD,Game). when 12 stickers collected £10 off your next purchase.

    The trade in values i got were as follows (all Xbox)
    NBA Live 2005 £6
    Dark Angel £2
    New Legends £3
    Enter The Matrix £3
    Blowout £3
    Time splitters - Future Perfect £3

    Have checked with Ebay after fees from what i would get the prices don't seem to bad
     
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    which offer can only be used once ?

    from the 9th June you get an extra £3 on your account when you trade a game in via avoucher
     
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    So,this deal is still going?

    Do they stock the consoles as well?
     
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    Its the trade offer which can only be used once. The £10 for 2 has been running a while the trade in 6 games has only just started. Both offers can be used at the same time
     
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    yes, and accessories
     
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    darn it there is not a blockies near me that does 360 stuff!!
     
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    I seem to have gotten a little lost (either that or it's too early in the morning for me)

    So if I take in 6 original xbox games I will be able to get a chart 360 title for £9.99??

    tris
     

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