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Old 04-17-2007, 05:06 PM
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$250 for Premium 360 trade in. I can live with that, 120 gigs hdmi and black to go with the rest of my electronic equipment...sounds like a good deal to me.



Ubiquitous game retailer will increase trade-in value for old Xbox 360s when the new deluxe version of the console goes on sale April 29.
By Tor Thorsen, GameSpot
Posted Apr 17, 2007 12:11 pm PT
In two weeks, Microsoft will release the Xbox 360 Elite, the deluxe version of its latest console. Though equipped with a 120GB hard drive and a sleek black finish, the Elite's lack of game-data transfer options from current 360s and $479 price sparked controversy from when it was announced. Console-war partisans were quick to point out that the Elite is just $20 cheaper than the 20GB PlayStation 3 was--until that model discontinued, anyway.

Now, though, it appears that current Xbox 360 owners will have an alternative to hocking their old consoles on eBay. GameStop reps confirmed today that the nationwide game retailer and its EB Games subsidiary will be holding a promotion that will increase the trade-in value of Xbox 360s. The promotion will begin when the Elite goes on sale on April 29, and will continue "while supplies last."

However, it's still unclear how much GameStop will be increasing the trade-in value of Xboxes for Elite purchases. Several managers contacted by GameSpot confirmed a promotion would be unveiled next week, but said that they didn't know its exact terms. "It hasn't been announced yet," said one friendly but uninformed rep.

However, several online game-press outlets, most notably Xbox360fanboy.com, claim to have confirmed that GameStop will offer $250 in in-store credit for a Premium 360 with wireless controller and hard drive, $200 in-store credit for a Core 360, and $50 for an original Xbox. Currently, the retailer offers $215 in credit for a fully equipped Premium 360, $190 for a Core 360, and $30 for an original Xbox.

There is also some confusion as to whether or not the value of Xbox and 360 trade-ins must be applied to the purchase of an Elite. Though some online sites reported that said credit could be used to buy anything in the store, every GameStop that GameSpot contacted said that the 360 trade-in credit was increased only when used to purchase the new console.

Inquiries sent to GameStop corporate representatives regarding the 360 trade-in promotion had not been answered as of press time.
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I assumed they would be doing something similar to the PS2/PS3 trade-in deal. Currently you get $35 trade in on a PS2, but if you trade in a PS2 and second controler towards a PS3, you get $100 credit.
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I just have one question how is anyone going to trade in the pro when you will have to transfer from your old hard drive to the new?

There is a transfer kit that comes with it. It was announced about a month ago but if you have more than one hard drive you are screwed. Good thing I only have one hard drive


But wait you bring up a good point...I would need to do that before I go to the store Maybe they'll do in store for you Need to find out.
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I just have one question how is anyone going to trade in the pro when you will have to transfer from your old hard drive to the new?
Nothing to transfer, my profile is on memory card and I can re-download everything else in under an hour anyway.
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That annoys me to no end... setting the date BEFORE the Elite launches and forcing gamers without a mem. card to dump their HDD's with their premiums is so dumb...
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No one is forcing gamers to buy the Elite, if they want the larger HDD they can go out and buy it for about the same cost as buying the Elite.
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$250 for Premium 360 trade in. I can live with that, 120 gigs hdmi and black to go with the rest of my electronic equipment...sounds like a good deal to me.
yes, this is interesting. i have a launch console, and it's worked perfect so far, but i do like the black, and i do want a bigger HD. hmmm, 250 huh
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Sooooo... let me get this straight.

Premium 360 = $400
Add-on = $180 (ish)
elite = $250

Total with add-on = $830 Without = $650

And you still don't get hdmi 1.3

You are the same people who claim the PS3 is too expensive but are willing to coff up a minimum $650 for just a games machine
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thats the point I was getting at. I am not trying to smack down or anything I really am wondering how they are going to do it, so if you find out please post the info.


Okay I just came from Gamestop and you will have to buy a memory card or copy to your computer before bringing it in for trade in. As far as downloaded tv shows you can download those again because once you have downloaded a show you can download again for free (only tv shows).
to get the $250 dollar credit you need to stop by Gamestop and pick up coupon before bringing in 360.


I also went by GameCrazy and they said they will match Gamestop on trade in value.
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If you just buy the hard drive it comes with a cable to transfer data.
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