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« on: May 13, 2007, 07:41:18 AM »

Trade in at my local EB Games, 10 PS2, Xbox, or 360, etc. games get 300 bucks off PS3.

Trade in any console with 3 games, get 100 bucks off PS3.

Total savings after Gamecube trade in/10 PS2 games=

$400 dollars. (Canadian Prices)

Cost of my future possible PS3, $299.
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 07:45:37 AM »

Sounds good, but I hear their exclusion lists for trade ins are getting pretty crazy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 11:34:54 AM »

Quote from: Darren8r on May 13, 2007, 07:41:18 AM

Trade in at my local EB Games, 10 PS2, Xbox, or 360, etc. games get 300 bucks off PS3.

Trade in any console with 3 games, get 100 bucks off PS3.

Total savings after Gamecube trade in/10 PS2 games=

$400 dollars. (Canadian Prices)

Cost of my future possible PS3, $299.

Wouldn't you need to trade in 13 games in total? Still, if they are accepting games that don't have the highest value, sounds like a decent deal.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 02:20:41 PM »

It's a great deal if you can take advantage of it. The exclusion lists at CDN EB's are set by trade in values; games typically need a $8 trade in value or greater to qualify. Unfortunately that cuts out many games with a general rule of thumb that only titles released in the last 2 years qualify.
You should also check to make sure the 2 offers you mention can stack, as sometimes promo's don't allow this.

EB occasionally relaxes trade in values for some promos. I used an EB promo last fall to trade in 15 older XBox and GC games for a new PS2 slim + memory card + component cable + 1 year extended warranty. The fact that I only paid $20 or less for most of the games meant I came away with a smile on my face.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 02:42:29 PM »

Between the exclusion lists and the fact that I highly doubt you'll be able to double stack those bonuses, I doubt you'll be a happy camper in the end.

Remember - EB's always gotta come out better in the end, as otherwise they won't do it. smile
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 04:50:22 PM »

Cumulatively you can rpobably score more bucks on ebay if you sell them as one offs.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 05:10:55 PM »

I find that 10 games = $300 off, but a whole console and 3 games is only $100 off to be a little bizarre.  Are you sure that's right?
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 05:48:23 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2007, 05:10:55 PM

I find that 10 games = $300 off, but a whole console and 3 games is only $100 off to be a little bizarre.  Are you sure that's right?

Yes, as stated in the EB Canada GameDays promotion flyer; valid from April 27th - May 31st, PS3 for 399 with a 10 game trade in. Also should be noted that EB currently only gives $75 CDN trade in value on an XBox and less for the PS2 & GC. So the $100 credit for pre-gen console and 3 games is not a bad deal at least for the PS2 and GC. I also think the 399 offer is only a $250 saving as I believe EB Canada still retails the PS3 for $649.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007, 02:25:34 AM »

yeah i'd thought of most of the situations brought up in this thread.
i figure, it is a good deal alot of my games i bought on ebay and stuff for less than 20 bucks. i figured it out the 12 games i picked out are worth 60 bucks in what i actually paid for them. hopefully EB thinks they are worth about 300.

I want a ps3 for cheap frown haha.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2007, 07:41:33 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on May 13, 2007, 05:48:23 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2007, 05:10:55 PM

I find that 10 games = $300 off, but a whole console and 3 games is only $100 off to be a little bizarre.  Are you sure that's right?

Yes, as stated in the EB Canada GameDays promotion flyer; valid from April 27th - May 31st, PS3 for 399 with a 10 game trade in. Also should be noted that EB currently only gives $75 CDN trade in value on an XBox and less for the PS2 & GC. So the $100 credit for pre-gen console and 3 games is not a bad deal at least for the PS2 and GC. I also think the 399 offer is only a $250 saving as I believe EB Canada still retails the PS3 for $649.

Is the PS3 retailing for 699 in Canada?  Because otherwise the math is off.
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007, 08:05:54 PM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on May 14, 2007, 07:41:33 PM

Quote from: kronovan on May 13, 2007, 05:48:23 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2007, 05:10:55 PM

I find that 10 games = $300 off, but a whole console and 3 games is only $100 off to be a little bizarre.  Are you sure that's right?

Yes, as stated in the EB Canada GameDays promotion flyer; valid from April 27th - May 31st, PS3 for 399 with a 10 game trade in. Also should be noted that EB currently only gives $75 CDN trade in value on an XBox and less for the PS2 & GC. So the $100 credit for pre-gen console and 3 games is not a bad deal at least for the PS2 and GC. I also think the 399 offer is only a $250 saving as I believe EB Canada still retails the PS3 for $649.

Is the PS3 retailing for 699 in Canada?  Because otherwise the math is off.

Just a few points of info to clear things up:
Firstly: the PS3 is selling for 649 at EB stores in Canada, but it's selling for $699 at other retailers; BestBuy, Futurehop, etc...
Secondly: The GameDays promo just advertises the PS3 for $399 with the trade in of 10 games and doesn't make any mention of $300 off.

If you're thinking that a PS3 from EB is cheaper in Canada than it in the US after exchange, you're thoughts are correct. According to a local EB Manager, after the cheaper 20 GB PS3 was cancelled by Sony Canada, EB made the corporate decision to partially subsidize the 60 GB model by maintaining the original release date price. Their hope is to recoup profit loss through increased PS3 and PS2 game sales.

So in a nutshell; does EB Canada recognize that Sony Canada's Marketing team are inept idiots? Yup.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007, 09:38:04 PM »

haha, yeah. i just want a PS3 for cheaper.
i'll go down there tomorrow and get the "pitch" from the sales clerks and see whats up. Maybe I'll come home a happy PS3 owner?
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2007, 06:06:56 AM »

heres the pdf flyer, http://www.ebgames.ca/fsi/mayfsi_page3_en.pdf

i think 399 is pretty fir judging from that...  icon_confused
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2007, 02:35:54 AM »

I got a free DS Lite with their 6 games deal. I picked some pretty low-end titles as well, but they adjust trade in values according to stock. Definitely a better deal to take advantage of when it starts.
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