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@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#1 megamagnusagain

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:24 PM

So anytime you visit gamestop or one of its partners to trade in games just list the date and value of each game here.

6/26/08

ps2 guitar hero wireless controller -$15 value

Call of duty 2 xbox360 - $2.00 value

Chronicles of riddick xbox - $1.00

madden 2006 xbox - 10 cents (lol)

incredible hulk ultimate destruction xbox- $2.00

fight night round 2 xbox-$2.00

Sonic mega collection -ps2 $3.00

True crime streets of LA xbox- 0.25

x-men legends xbox - $0.50

Resident evil 4 gamecube -$4.00

ps2 dvd remote$2.00

Doom 3 collectors edition xbox $2.50

I hope this helps anyone who has any of these games and is thinking bout trading them in.






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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:40 AM

why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:57 AM

Maybe they are.. Maybe they arn't.

I'm sorry. I don't trade in games, so quiet frankly, it means squat to me.

But I think it's bulljive that people always bitch about trade in prices. Its the same damn thing if you go and trade in your car, even after driving it off the lot.


Some people like trading in the games, some don't. But do we -always- have to hear bitching about the prices?

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

The funny thing is if you sold those in a yard sale, you'd get paid the same for them, but would be excited about the killing you made that day.


But I do agree with you TM_Silverclaw. Everyone in the universe knows that you don't get squat for the games, yet everyone goes and trades them anyway, and then complains even though they saw it coming. I mean really, if you're thinking about trading games in, why don't you just get a broom and shove it up your ass and save yourself the gas money? The experience is practically the same, only you get to keep the games.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 27 2008, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

Because that's $30+ in pocket or towards another game.

Money/store credit vs. a bunch of unplayed games lying around, taking up space.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE(Minion_D @ Jun 27 2008, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 27 2008, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
why would you trade any of those games in if that's all you were going to get? The disc, manual and case are worth more than that,

Because that's $30+ in pocket or towards another game.

Money/store credit vs. a bunch of unplayed games lying around, taking up space.

If you didn't play them, why did you buy them in the first place?
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

Well, they could be games with no replay value or just flat out sucked.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

2 dollars for a game??? Buy you paid 60 dollars for that game when it came out 7 years ago! What a rip off! You got any 4.99 games in this bin over here??

Okay.


Its not a bad idea to keep a running list of crap games that don't trade in or sell for much, but keep in mind that those prices change pretty much daily.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.

Edited by aDam, 27 June 2008 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

I agree that it's a given that you'll get ripped off trading in at GameStop, and you shouldn't feel bitter if you voluntarily trade them in; but that's why it feels so good to buy clearance games someplace else, then flip them at GS for more money than you paid (especially with this month's promotion - $10 extra trade credit when you trade in 2 360/PS3/Wii games). It's sort of a way to get back at the man:P I'm probably going to use the credit to pick up Ninja Gaiden II when it comes down, but in the meantime I might go pick up Rainbow Six 3 for the original XBox.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(aDam @ Jun 27 2008, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.



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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

Well this thread shows why I never trade in games at Gamestop and instead trade in at the local chain Special FX. Just to give you an idea of the price differences for what I traded in there last night...
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for GCN - $7
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance for GBA - $9
Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition for GBA - $9
Castlevania NES Series for GBA - $9
Namco Museum for GBA - $9
Sega Rally for GBA - $2
Metal Gear Solid for PSX - $5
Namco Museum Vol 1 for PSX - $6
Namco Museum Vol 3 for PSX - $6
House of the Dead 2 for DC - $8
Darius Gaiden for Saturn - $6
Street Fighter Alpha 2 for Saturn - $8
Duke Nukem 3D for Saturn - $10
Command & Conquer for Saturn - $8
Gameboy Player for GCN - $22

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

The reason I traded in the guitar was I already had 2 other ones , the dvd remote because I like watching dvds on my original xbox better and the games because I beat them all and had no plans of playing them again in the future. So with the money I got for all of that plus my $25 gamestop giftcard and $3.00 of leftover credit from my last visit last year I was able to purchase GTA4 which I have been itching to play.

Its a fun game and beats sticking a broom up my keister.




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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(aDam @ Jun 27 2008, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow. A sobering reminder of why I never, ever, trade in games. The comparison to cars is ridiculous, since these must sell back for 5 to 10x that price. The used car market has an overhead to it, but nothing like this.

The yard sale comparison is equally ridiculous since not only would you probably sell these games for quite a bit more (5$ for most of those maybe?) but the person buying them would themselves also be making a hell of a savings off what they would buy at the marked up price.

I'm glad they're not buying back jivey old horrible sports games for any legitimate price, since all they do is waste space in used game store aisles.



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Cars depreciate in value because they depreciate in quality. Games don't. There are legitimate reasons to buy a new car as opposed to a used one.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:41 PM

Except the car will depreciate in value the -second- it's off the lot of the dealership.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:11 PM

Yes... I agree and have not said anything to contradict that...

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:28 PM

But games to depreciate in quality. In old carts.. batteries go dead. On CD's lasers wear down the CDs.

Face it... As much as you bitch.. you've got no grounds to stand on besides going "Whaa whaa whaaa."

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 28 2008, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But games to depreciate in quality. In old carts.. batteries go dead. On CD's lasers wear down the CDs.

Face it... As much as you bitch.. you've got no grounds to stand on besides going "Whaa whaa whaaa."

I was going to be a little bitch and go on about the battery issue, but it's barely relevant anymore. Old RPGs are bad not out of use, but because of age. Cars get worn out by being driven.

And are you really going to talk about laser rot on a CD or DVD based game? Let's not be completely *scrubbed* now. I've never had a problem with a disc based game stopping to work in all my years of buying new and used games and playing them quite a bit.

I have had trouble with my car, which I've put a lot less miles on than most of my game systems.

The car analogy might be more apt for something like a controller, which is prone to having parts break down, or maybe something like an original model NES, but face it... as much as you bitch... you've got no ground to stand on besides going "whaa whaa whaaa."

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:07 AM

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Q: Do discs wear out?

A: Of course, rough handling, dirt and poor storage techniques will physically damage a disc, and eventually render it unreadable. There is also another type of "wear" that discs go through that is related to temperature, moisture and ultraviolet light. These are the stresses that disc makers often use to test media's ability to withstand aging. If you believe the marketers of media, discs will last for "100 years" and "thousands of uses". The truth is somewhat less definite. One factor that has been demonstrated by many users, is that discs that do not burn well and show higher error-rates tend to degrade much faster. In worst cases, they can fail in as little as a few weeks, but months or years is more likely an accurate prediction for the less reliable of the media that's out there. The media should last for many years with careful storage and use. Remember that all media is "burned" with a laser, heat is the process that makes the dye change characteristics and heat will make it unreadable again. "Re-writable" media is well known for being less stable than "write-once" media. In spite of the seller's claims to the contrary, re-writable discs may have a real-world life of only a few dozen write-erase cycles, or less, before they start to have problems with read-errors.

Edited by Tm_Silverclaw, 28 June 2008 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:37 AM

Cars have a standard aftermarket vaule on them. Ever heard of Kelley Blue Book? Sure that price can vary depending on what someone is willing to pay, like any aftermarket valule, but there is a standard as to what that car should be "worth."

A $5 game at GameStop will be turned around and sold for what, $10-$15? So...why would you trade it in at $5 if it's worth two to three times that much? Just sell it on ebay or Amazon and get that extra money for yourself.