GameStop trade in worth it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by solaris7, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. solaris7 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Hey guys, I am looking to sell my iPad 2 64gb (3G) and was wondering if the
    $400 GameStop is offering a good deal? Has anyone else used GameStop to trade in iPad's?
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Awful deal, although I guess it is a lot "safer" than other means.

    Still though, awful deal....
  4. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    $400 in gamestop credit, would be less if you ask for cash I think.
  5. akira2501 macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2008
    hell no

    gmaestop sucks and they are g'ing you. I sold my wii for 100 on crglst and xbox f0r 120 and they were looking to give 80 for the 2. Hellllllllllllllllssssssss no! if youre worried about getting robbed, then just go to a public place like a coffee shop when you sell the thing. Dont be scared.
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    ANYTIME you sell to a wholesaler, you will get substantially less than selling to the end user.

    As to "worth it", is an extra $200 or more in your pocket worth selling via Craigslist? If you're made of money, maybe not worth the hassle. I for one would rather have the extra cash and see the trade-in / Gazelle / Ebay Instant Sale for what they are.
  7. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Is that cash or store credit? If it's cash that sounds pretty good considering it is a trade-in. People need to distinguish trade-in vs selling. Yeah, you get less, but you also avoid a lot of hassle.
  8. vietalogy macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2006
    They have overhead that's why they low ball you. You should try craigslist and get cash.
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yes, there are better ways to sell.

    But if the only option for THIS person is sitting in the closet, then it is a heck of a good deal.
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    Cash is 10% less and they have to have the cash on hand to give you.

    Also, any extra trade bonuses don't apply to cash.

    Worked there for almost six years. :rolleyes:
  11. pcorrado macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    I just sold my 32gb wifi only iPad 1 for 365 . . . You can do better.
  12. ocwriter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2012
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  13. al0513 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2011
    I hear that they have a "cash same as credit" deal going on right now. I checked other prices online and GameStop actually pays more cash than anyone else.
  14. wtrswoopes macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2011
    Amazon will give you $500 credit for their trade-in. So unless you are hard up for cash, GameStop's offer is worse. And Amazon pays the cost of shipping.
  15. al0513 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2011
    $500?? Where does it say that? I did a quick search and the most I could find was on the iPad 2 64gb 3G - $475..... and it has to be in PERFECT condition. No thanks. I'd rather get cash from GameStop or take my chances with Craigslist lol.
  16. drb1992 macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
    Never trade in anything with GameStop. They always rip you off. Luckily, I learned that a long time ago.
  17. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    That's a ripoff. I just sold my iPad 1 16Gb WiFi+3G for $305 on eBay.
  18. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    I just sold my 64gb wifi only for $550, just saying......
  19. emgoodman macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    You actually may able to get more from GS. Even though on the website it says up to $400, last week there was also a deal for an extra 30% if your powerup rewards card. That deal ended but right now they have an extra 20 % until 4/7. I called to check to make sure they extra 20% was on top of the $400 and they said it was. The other nice thing is it doesn't specifically mention what condition the iPad needs to be in and you do not have to include the charger. So $480 store credit isn't too bad but of course you can still do better selling direct.
  20. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    When did you get this amount and what was your net in-pocket after any selling costs? Was this in the last couple days via Craigslist (no fees/costs) or a month ago via ebay?
  21. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Sold it on Monday to a friend, $550 upfront, no fees or extra cost. Not a bad deal.
  22. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Definitely not a bad deal for you seeing as that's the price of a refurb from Apple with full year warranty.
  23. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Refurb price from the Apple Store is $ I'd say $400 is pretty good
  24. al0513 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2011
    Personally, if I would be weary of putting an ipad up on craigslist in my area just because I never know who might answer the ad. Of course Ive sold several things on craigslist and ive always met at wal-mart or something. That being said, GameStop is a safer alternative and you wouldnt have to wait a week or two for it to be shipped, checked, and such. plus, i'd use that money on a video game.
  25. emgoodman macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    Just wanted to post that I can confirm GS is offering an additional 20 percent above the trade in prices listed on the website.

    I sent my iPad 2 64gb AT&T into Amazon as they offered me $500 for one in like new condition. Much to my surprise they said it was only in acceptable condition and lowered the offer to less than $400. They clearly went over it with a fine tooth comb as they claimed a couple dead pixels and a barely noticeable scratch (only seen when screen is off.). I had them return it.

    Brought it into GS just now and was given $480 in store credit. I didn't need to turn in the charger and box (which I did with Amazon).

    Would rather of had Amazon funds but not at that low of an offer. Of course could possibly get more on EBay (but not too much more) and then would have to deal with it possibly returned or worse, buyer scams.

    At least I have the XBOX 720 paid for - whenever that's being released.

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