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Report says that Game Stop will soon start a program to trade in Android devices

Report says that Game Stop will soon start a program to trade in Android devices
A screenshot of Game Stop's internal computer system shows that the retailer is about to embark on a trade-in program for Android devices. Right now, the computer screenshot. shows that Game Stop will accept a trade for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet, the Google Nexus S and the Samsung Infuse 4G. The program is expected to begin this summer and will be available at all Game Stop locations by the end of the year with more devices being added to the program by then. Certainly the holiday shopping season will be a deadline for Game Stop to have the program fully up and running.

Game Stop has tried to become involved in the mobile device business for some time. Earlier this year, it had 1,000 units of the 16GB Apple iPhone 4S that it was selling for $550 off-contract. Last October, the retailer reportedly tried out a plan to sell Android tablets in 200 stores and a month earlier there was speculation that a Game Stop Android flavored tablet was being considered. With a large number of stores across the nation and a young, technology-focused customer base, Game Stop could be a great location to sell mobile devices either new, or via a trade.

source: GadgetExperts, TechnoBuffalo via Engadget

A screenshot of Game Stop's computer system indictaes that the retailer will soon accept Android trade-ins

A screenshot of Game Stop's computer system indictaes that the retailer will soon accept Android trade-ins


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posted on 29 Apr 2012, 15:23

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


I'm curious to see what the resell values will be.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 15:35

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Those are very specific devices....

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 16:32 1

3. Cha7520 (Posts: 206; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


LOL..oh hell no! Gamestop are scammers!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 16:52

4. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Pretty much. A person would get much less out of his or her device by trading it in at Game Stop.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 18:24 2

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Trading stuff in at gamestop isn't as bad as people make it seem, They are a business just like android manufacturers and are a business to make profit not to make you happy. Plus i got $130 yesterday for like 4 games.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 19:06 2

7. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I tried buying a used game from them and 1 week after i bought it it stoped working. The warrenty was only good for a week. Learned my lesson. It was a fairly good price thiugh.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 18:32

6. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, if you are doing a trade in with them, look up online with other places on what value you can get. Radio Sahck would probably be a better deal at this point.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 06:06 2

9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Radio "Sahck?" i didnt know that was a company xD lol jk i know what you meant man. And @biophone i understand it stopped working but the gamestop receipt says that you may return a used game within 14 days of original purchase, and at the 8 years ive shopped at gamestop and 100 games ive purchased only maybe one or 2 did not work.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:16 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


another benefit of used games at gamestop, is if you bring the used game back within a week, you get full money/credit back. Basically its a free 1 week rental. :)

There's nothing wrong with their pricing. Sometimes its a bit weak like when they offered me 25 cents for halo 3, and sometimes its pretty good. Its the most benefit to the hardcore gamers that run through games weekly. Buy it used for like 45 have it for a few weeks, resell it back for 35. Your not going to get much for old games, but if you think of it as a glorified rental service then the pricing is much cheaper than other options. :)

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 16:58

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


In my local area we have a 14 day return time.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 01:32 2

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Those who got pissed off with Mass Effect 3 endings can exchange their copy at Gamestop for a free Samsung Galaxy 2 with 2yrs contract.

That would be a sweet deal.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:09 1

10. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It would be...
In a perfect world.

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