Let’s make a deal.
And boy did we ever. Rarely will I ever shill for a store. For one, on the air, I can’t really do that. Not unless they pay for it. BUT, I love deals. And this was more of a PSA for folks than anything else. We know how hard it can be to sell off old systems when the new stuff is flying off the shelf. You’re competing with brand new and better stuff for what was essentially the price you paid for the older stuff when it was new. Currently, however, that new stuff is hard to come by for folks so they’re buying up pre-owned systems from last gen to hold over with.
GameStop is pretty low on stock of both the new stuff and the last gen stuff. They’re running a promotion now until the 9th where you get a pretty big chunk of store credit for what you have. For example, if you’re a Pro Member ($15 a year), you’ll get a percentage bonus on any Xbox One or PS4 system along with a straight up $50 bonus on top of it. A PS4 Pro retailed for like $400 when it was new and they’re giving you $325 for it. Now, if you can find a buyer to give you more cash than you would get store credit, by all means. But most of us can’t or don’t want to deal with the hassle of eBay and the like, and this is a really decent alternative. You can then use the credit for a new system or games or even buy OTHER gift cards with it for the Xbox Store or…well, anything. You can then also FLIP that and sell the cards to someone who’ll pay the cash for them. It’s up to you.
I felt like a criminal walking out of that store Friday with over a grand in store credit. Then I turned around the next day and offloaded 15 older games (Days Gone, Watch Dogs 2, Dark Souls 3) for $250 in credit.
By the way, if you have any questions about this deal, find us on Twitter or Facebook or hit us up on Discord or something. Happy to help you make sense of this and figure out what to do. Again, I’m all about the deals and I love passing them on to folks so I can help them save money or get a better return on the initial investment. The trade-in system for most stores, GameStop included, usually never falls into the customers favor. But every now and then it does. And right now is that time!
Speaking of time…Ubisoft, it’s been 2,965 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).