PS2 $100 trade-in for for PS3

Discussion in 'Games' started by Garand, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Garand macrumors member

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    On the way into work I heard a commerical for a gaming store (missed the name) that will provide a $100 credit on a complete PS2 gaming rig for the purchase of a PS3? Sounds like the PS3 is not moving very well - I am located NW of Chicago about 50 miles or so.

    Anyone else here of this?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Yes, it was posted a couple of weeks back. It's not just a PS2, but 2 controllers and a memory card. EB Games are trying to rip people off.
     
  3. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I beleive its gamestop/ebgames that is doing this. However they are also doing a $50 tradin for gamecube toward the purchase of a wii. I think they are just trying to keep people coming in and moving stock.
     
  4. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I never really liked stores like EB Games, Game Stop and Rhino Games because the prices/deals/bargains are such rip offs.
     
  5. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    Its mostly the employees there that bug me more than anything.
     
  6. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

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    they are just gonna turn around and sell all those PS2's as used for $100........(my two cents)
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. PS2 will resell for $100 and the controllers will be ~$25 each giving them a profit of at least $60 if the memory card is sold at ~$10.
     
  8. stagecustom macrumors regular

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    I hate them. i once traded in 4 of my gamecube games for a matrix game :rolleyes: i was pissed... worst place for an impulsive kid with a bunch of games he's looking to practically give away to get something new... i guess i can laugh about it now. but i was so mad after i did that.
     
  9. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

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    and if you jsut wanna sell your PS2(and not get a PS3), they only offer like $25-$30.
    Thats quite the price gouging if you ask me!
    (which is why I buy games new, rather than used for $5 less - giving the store 100% profit)

    That money belongs to the DEVS!
     
  10. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    I never looked at it that way. Of course, after making more than $10,000 on gamestop stock, I don't mind buying used games. ;)
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Trade in value on last gen games is prcatically nil here. €2-5 at the most

    In fact a lot of the stores have stopped taking last gen games in at all.
     

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