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Pre-order Modern Warfare 2, trade it in by Dec. 13, get $40 from GameStop

GameStop would like to rent you a copy of Modern Warfare 2, it seems, as the company has revealed a trade-in plan for the standard and Hardened editions of the game. If you pre-order the game through GameStop's site, you''ll be eligible to get $40 back should you trade it in before December 13....

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Toys R Us rolls out national game trade-in program, classic games accepted [update]

Toys R Us is rolling out its video game trade-in program nationwide today, allowing customers to sell games from as far back as the (OMG!) Intellivision. Those who use the program will receive gift cards for the value of their trade-in, which can be used for any product at Toys R Us, Babies R Us...

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Get an extra $30 for your trade-ins at Amazon

Game trade-ins are usually only a good deal when you factor in the convenience of not having to deal with eBay -- or when there's a special promotion. This deal from Amazon could boost the value of your trade-ins significantly, if you have a bunch of stuff to trade in. Through the end of August...

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A look at Best Buy's new trade-in kiosk

After learning that Best Buy was testing new game trade-in kiosks in some areas of Texas, we visited our local location to find that one of the new stations had just been set up right by the front door. In fact, a nearby employee informed us that we were the first to use it. Shortly after we...

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Best Buy tests used game trade-in kiosks

It's unclear why it's taken Best Buy nearly four years to inch its toe deeper into the lucrative used games market, but an unstable economy has a way of nudging business toward untapped reservoirs of cash. In September 2005, the big box retailer reportedly launched -- and apparently shelved -- a...

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Analyst: Wal-Mart game trade-in kiosks are no threat to GameStop

Signal Hill analyst Todd Greenwald doesn't believe Wal-Mart's new automated game trade-in program will pose a threat to GameStop, calling the new kiosks "more of a traffic driver to Wal-Mart's stores ... than something that will take meaningful share from Gamestop's core consumers." Greenwald...

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Wal-Mart wants your copy of NFL 2K1: Now accepting trade-ins

Adding to the already robust list of big box retailers offering game trade-ins, Wal-Mart is apparently entering the fray with a variety of less than fantastically functioning trade-in kiosks (read as: robots). Some photos were snapped by the folks at NeoCrisis and, according to the writer's...

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Amazon trade-in values lag behind GameStop

According to a quick and dirty sampling done by What They Play, it looks like Amazon now offers significantly less than GameStop does for many used games. The study was conducted by looking up several popular titles for each major platform and comparing the trade-in values offered by GameStop,...

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Amazon offers extra incentive for trade-ins (limited time only)

Ever since Amazon revealed its trade-in program, GameStop has felt threatened. First, stock dropped 13% and CEO Dan DeMatteo gave Amazon a zero percent chance of succeeding, then EEDAR stepped in to get GameStop's back. It's like the Sharks vs. the Jets all over again. Amazon isn't taking all of...

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'Amazon is of little threat to GameStop's core business' says EEDAR

Citing an Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) report released in the past week, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting today that, while the announcement of Amazon.com entering the used game trade triggered a 13% drop in GameStop stock, "Amazon is of little threat to GameStop's core...

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