Game trade in - price match

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Cattanomics
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PostGame trade in - price match
by Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:06 pm

I'm looking to trade in a load of 360 games and the console to put towards a PS4, I've checked CEX online and they'll give me £367 in vouchers for the lot.

Game say they'll beat trade in prices by £1, so would they offer me £368 and are they likely to match that price as Game's website say they'll give £198 in store credit?

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Lagamorph » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:14 pm

I think GAME will only price match credit trade in rather than cash trade in.
They also wont actually guarantee it. I took an Xbox 360 copy of Alone in the Dark to CeX and they offered me £14. GAME offered me £1 and refused to price match because the difference was too much. Given the difference between those values, you'll probably experience the same issue.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:20 pm

GAME should match the trade in of CEX if there is a store within a one mile radius of the GAME store you visit. Based on what you've said, you should walk away with £368 on a GAME gift card unless the store manager suffers anal devastation at the thought of giving out so much credit for 360 games.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Dig Dug » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:21 pm

Shame there is no cex near me, I could totally do with abusing games system right now.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:24 pm

Yeah I'm in Canterbury and the stores are 1 minute apart. I'm looking for store credit to go towards a PS4 so hopefully they'll honour it.

I assume I'll need to take in some proof of CEX's prices?

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Dig Dug » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:26 pm

Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:24 pm wrote:Yeah I'm in Canterbury and the stores are 1 minute apart. I'm looking for store credit to go towards a PS4 so hopefully they'll honour it.

I assume I'll need to take in some proof of CEX's prices?

A receipt listing all the trade in prices you would get if they will give you one. Just hope the staff don't refuse, I've gone into shops before (not cex but similar kinds of places) and been told no.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Harry Bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:27 pm

They will give you £1 more per game, not £1 on top of your £367. :lol:


So basically if they have the same offer as CEX you get nothing extra, but if CEX are offering more, they will add a pound to the CEX price.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:28 pm

Whenever I trade something in at my local store, the sales assistants check the prices on a computer in the back. Initially I did take a print out of CEX's offer but once I saw this happen I stopped doing that. If I were you, I'd go to CEX's web site, browse for each of the games you want to trade in, select the 'I want to sell this item' button and print out the basket showing the trade in values of all the games.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:28 pm

Dig Dug » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:26 pm wrote:
Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:24 pm wrote:Yeah I'm in Canterbury and the stores are 1 minute apart. I'm looking for store credit to go towards a PS4 so hopefully they'll honour it.

I assume I'll need to take in some proof of CEX's prices?

A receipt listing all the trade in prices you would get if they will give you one. Just hope the staff don't refuse, I've gone into shops before (not cex but similar kinds of places) and been told no.


Ok, I dunno if they'll do that as I have over 40 games and they'll probably not want to spend all that time just to benefit me lol.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:29 pm

Harry Bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:27 pm wrote:They will give you £1 more per game, not £1 on top of your £367. :lol:


So basically if they have the same offer as CEX you get nothing extra, but if CEX are offering more, they will add a pound to the CEX price.


Haha that's even better :D

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Harry Bizzle » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:29 pm

Go to CEX's website and add all the games to your trade in basket. Print it off.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by Cattanomics » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:29 pm

Dark Dragon 64 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:28 pm wrote:Whenever I trade something in at my local store, the sales assistants check the prices on a computer in the back. Initially I did take a print out of CEX's offer but once I saw this happen I stopped doing that. If I were you, I'd go to CEX's web site, browse for each of the games you want to trade in, select the 'I want to sell this item' button and print out the basket showing the trade in values of all the games.


Cheers I'll do that.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by more heat than light » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:17 am

I usually just show them the website price on my phone. Saves the bother of printing anything out or *shudder* actually walking in to CEX.

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PostRe: Game trade in - price match
by HSH28 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:16 am

It is the managers discretion on things like this though, just be polite and ask, hopefully won't be unlucky and get a guy who doesn't want to play ball.

They won't give you more trade in for a game than they sell that game for and if its close they'll probably refuse. This will also effect the 'beat other trade-ins by £1' offer.


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