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Trade 5 games in for a full price game free@ GAME

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by dawnthief, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. dawnthief

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    This offer only lasts until 15/9/04 but all you have to do is trade in 5 ps2, x-box, gamecube or GBA games and choose a full price one for free.
    Really good deal in that some games espically older ones arnt worth much on the 2nd hand market and ebay can be over loaded with certain titles.
    The only exception to trade in is no wrestling or football games.
    I'm waiting for Burnout 3 on fri :D
     
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    Sorry but how is this a good deal?

    £40 divided by 5 is £8. £8 trade-in is pathetic for anything under 18 months old. Even GBA launch titles get about £15 trade-in at somewhere like Gamestation. If you're trading in PS2 launch titles then, yes, this deal is 'ok' (as it's about the same as what Gamestation or an indy store would offer you) but for anything else it's a complete rip-off

    I was in Game yesterday and they have a deal where you trade in a GC and 5 games and you can get an Xbox for £25. Sounds good until you work out that they're offering you just £75 for a GC and 5 games!
     
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    Especially considering Burnout 3 can be had for between £30 - £35 from most online places. You will be getting just £6 for each game traded in. Not a brilliant deal.
     
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    Exactly. It's worth about £8 each if you paid £40 for the game but you could easily find this game for £30 online, and £25 second hand within a month or so
     
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    It may not as good as the deal a few months ago (trade any 4 games + £1 for any new game), you can still get your self a bargain. In their previous promotion I picked up Resi Evil (GC) for £5 and some old wrestling game for £4 at Computer Exchange. I know you cant use wrestling games this time round but i'm sure you guys can find something this cheep if you look hard enough.
     
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    Well it all depends on the games you are going to trade in.
    The games I am going to trade in arnt worth as much and they wouldnt get as much on ebay because there are too many of them or there is no interest in them.
    If you are going to trade in new or fairly recent titles then no it isn't worth it, what i did last time was traded in 4 games got a new title, completed it, then sold it on ebay for over £20.
    The games i am going to trade in are -
    True Crime
    Ghosthunter
    XIII
    Medal of Honor:Frontline
    LOTR:The Two Towers
     
  7. captaineyecatch

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    Its a very good offer - all you do is pick up aload of cheap crap games at gamestation/ other store for £2 each 5 games = £10, Trade them in at Game for the latest game you want. £35/£40 game for just £10 simple :)
     
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    Never seen a Xbox game being sold in Gamestation for £2. I'll certainly check it out though. Fable out this week as well I think.

    Jus.
     
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    I don't think Fable is out 'till this time next month mate. October 8th last time I checked.

    Never seen any games that cheep myself either but i'll be having a look. I'm planning on spending no more then £20. 5 games at £4 each.

    I shouldn't even really be buying any new games as i've completed not one of the games from their previous trade in promotion! But Burnout 3 for £20 (maybe less) is hard offer to turn down.
     
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    Doh! Thought it was this week...10/8/04. That's what you get when you read US sites.

    I think I've realised I'm not a casual gamer. I only complete the excellent games anything slightly blow par only gets a limited amount of my attention until the next game is out. I've got loads of games I haven't and should finish.
     
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    US release date = 14th September. UK getting shafted again...even with a UK development house :(
     
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    They have to be either Xbox, PS2, Gamecube or Gameboy Advance games you can trade - should be easy to find a few cheap at gamestation and other stores.
     
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    £2 is pushing it a little though :) I'd say the oldest & worst games will still sell for an absolute minimum of a fiver. Then you're talking at least £25 outlay for say Burnout 3 when you could buy it off a decent ebay seller for around that or online for not much else it seems a fair bit of hassle to go to really.

    If you have 5 really poor games in your collection that noone would actually buy off you anyway them I guess it's worth trading them in for something you will play. Then again if you do have 5 games that bad then perhaps you shouldn't really be responsible for your own games purchases! :D
     
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    Hey Dawnthief, why don't you swap me your decent titles that I haven't had yet for my crap ones and you can trade them in?

    I'd be interested in:
    True Crime
    Ghosthunter
    LOTR:The Two Towers
     
  15. Buck Swope

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    Just got home with Burnout 3 from GAME. Ended up paying £22 in the end. It would have been £20 if I had grabbed the last copy of Wipeout Fusion yesterday. But what the heck, it's already a bargain so I cant complain.

    I still cant see why this supposedly isn't such a good deal. In fact i thought we'd never see such an offer again. Cant see how Game are going to get anywhere near £40 from the pile of shoddy titles I just flung their way. Anyone mad enough not to cash in on this offer is as mad as GAME are for putting it on in the first place!

    I wonder what there up to? They must know poeple are just trading in recently perchaced second hand games. And what do they want with them all?
     
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    will they accept the same games? for example on toys r us they sell turok on the xbox for 4.99, so get five of those and swap them in for one game?

    lol, id get that and get the most expensive game! woohoo
     
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    I dont believe in tradeins. They offer convienience but never best value. You can always get the games substantially cheaper online via the Likes of Play, CDWow or Amazon often with free deliverey.

    And you almost always get a better price selling the games on ebay. Yes its more hastle (but not much) and well worth it in my opinion.
     
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    I agree I rarely trade in games you tend to get next to nothing for them where you may get £10 - £15 for them on Ebay. I also never buy video games from shops as they are way to overpriced. Paying £35 - £40 for a game is just obsurd when the most you generally pay on the net is £29.99.
     
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    GAME are doing BO3 for the PS2 @ £29.99 in Slough, it's more expensive on their website :confused:
     
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    That is strange, I guess they must be selling it at that price either subsidised by online sales or as a loss leader for that store.

    I do find that online prices are usually much better (up to 1/3 cheaper) than shop prices. Infact with the high cost of some high street shop leases I feel that the days of the high street games shop may be coming to an end. It's quite sad in a way as I used to love going to the local games shop on a Saturday, when I was a youth. Back then though games were less mainstream and the people who worked in them did so because they loved games, not just because it was a retail job. They used to be well informed and added real value to the business. I guess this is yet another thing that changed during the video games industries move to mainstream.

    These days I can probably count on 2 hands the number of times that I venture into a games shop each year. The Internet really is king when it comes to games buying nowadays.
     
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    Sorry, individual titles only.
     
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    I know what you mean. Still, it's nice to see all the games currently in release in living colour and get a good look at the box art. I then make a mental note of the ones I want, and order them from the comfort of my home for much cheaper. :D
     
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    I would like to see someone take a fresh approach to games retailing. The original Games Exchange in York(which I think was eventually bought out to become Gamestation) was a great idea at the time. Before it you could either buy your games new or off your mates or from the odd second hand shop. This was all pre ebay and it finally game people the chance to trade in old games & buy cheaper 2nd hand games in a more ordered fashion than from the jack of all trades 2nd hand shops.

    Games shops today just seem so soul less. Just big corporate machines flogging hundreds of copies of the latest EA title. Just because games have gone mainstream doesn't mean that there isn't room for good specialised shops anymore, but they all seem to have vanished to be replaced by the obligatory branch of Game. I guess that's probably just a romantic view these days though. The internet means that customers now know more about games & when they are coming out etc. than the staff who work in the shops and I guess the main problem is that I gain no added value from buying from a shop these days.

    On the other hand, remembering back to the 80's & 90's, I guess information was sometimes annoyingly hard to come buy with monthly games mags being the only real source. With the internet these days there is a wealth of daily info, reviews, previews etc. that can be read and that has to be a huge plus point from games becoming a mainstream media.
     
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    So... i was wondering... does it hav to be ALL 5 games on 1 platoform or can i mix and match... can i do like 3 GBA games and 2 xbox? Cuz thats what i wanna do!...
    Earlier this year i got like 2 gba games FROM game for like... 2.99 ea and i had a voucher so worked out 50p for them both...

    Would i be able to trade these 2 in... 1 more GBa game and 2 xbox games?!

    Thanks

    Nick <-new to forums!
     
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    you mean when games magazines were exactly that, not just an extension of a games advertising. i think most of us have seen it, when a game comes out theres loads of coverage in the mags nowdays. basically saying its gonna be the best thing since sliced bread etc.
    in the olden days of gaming, the mags were more careful with their ratings and such. when you saw a game with a decent score, you could pretty much know that it was going to be a winner.

    now, i wouldnt trust a games magazine as far as i could throw it
    (maybe with the exception of EDGE)

    but the saturday morning felling of walking into you local games store and being greeted by a fellow gamer who knew the games industry is sadly missed now.
     
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    Exactly, competition is fierce in the video games mag sector now and you often feel that some of them are shall we say treated well by some of the software houses and in turn they seem to rave about their latest, hyped up game.

    Take Doom3 for example - decent game, better than a lot of fps games, great graphics but I wouldn't personally say it's the best thing since sliced bread. Many magazines raved about it though giving it almost perfect scores, where as i'd have said around 75% - 80% personally. Then again there are so many games released these days that you have to question whether reviewers actually play the games enough (if at all in some cases) to make a good informed decision. I raved about Doom3 for the first hour or two but I felt it peaked too soon and everything became a bit samey after a while. Maybe some reviewers just played it for an hour, thought superb and then built up a review from other reviews, industry blurb and their limited experience.

    I do still like reading Edge and GamesTM is also a decent read but most of the other mags get left on the shelf these days.
     

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