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Jul 20, 2006

The Evil EB Games is finally giving better prices on trade ins!

I wanted to trade in 6 of my old games, but my local guy has been closed a lot lately, so I finally caved and went to the evil EB games (Gamestop in US). To my surprise, they actually gave me a good deal on my games for once.

Apparently the Big Wigs at Head Office actually realised they were giving shite on trades in and decided to give them a better value. And they had a deal going on that the more you traded in, the more money you got all together.

Nice to see the Evil EB Games finally listening to their customers.

So today I traded in:

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - Got $11 - Regular value $7
Kingdom Hearts 2 - $34($30)
Star Wars: KOTOR 2 - $13($9)
X-Men Legends - $15($11) I originally paid $10 used. Sweet!
Dragon Quest 8 - $11($7) Not the best price here.
Shadow of Rome - $7($3)

Bought with Credits:

Conker: Live and Reload - $25.19 with discount card %10 off
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - $10 - 2/$20 deal
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - $10 - 2/$20 deal
Lego Star Wars - $24.99
Prince of Persia - $13.49 with discount card. (Included in 2/$20, but I couldn't find another good game)

Pretty good trade in - 6 games gone/5 games in!

1 comment:

Shaun said...

Okay... First off, I'm glad to see that EB is finally being a little more fair with their trade-in values. After all, they typically resell the game for only $5 or so off retail.
Secondly, there are still some EBGames left in the US. The one I frequent (since, sadly, there are no independently owned game shops in my area) recently told me that they're still in the slow process of changing all EBGames into Gamestops.
They may be slightly less evil in your book, but I've been informed that Gamestop is phasing out PC games. It's back enough that PC games take up only one tiny gondola rack in my store, but now they're completely doing away with them. Of course, it would appear that they're going to continue carrying game cards for popular MMOs.