GameStop stores hosting Xbox One pre-launch event Sunday

GameStop stores will prepare their customers for the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One console on November 22nd with a special event in all of their stores on Sunday. It will include a chance for customers to get some extra in-store credit that can be used to purchase an Xbox One from the game retailer.

GameStop's press release states that for Sunday only, people who turn in their pre-owned older console systems to their local store will receive three times their bonus trade-in credit. That means that, on top of their console's normal trade-in value, customers will receive an extra 90 percent credit boost. The one catch is that the customers who earn the extra credit must use it to help with a pre-order of an Xbox One from that store. This offer is also not valid for receiving cash for a used system.

In addition to the extra hardware trade in-credit, each GameStop store on Sunday will have special giveaways, along with other activities and refreshments. Most GameStop stores in the U.S. will open late on Thursday, November 21st to prepare to sell some of the first Xbox One consoles to the public at 12:01 am November 22nd in their respective time zones.

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After eBay and PayPal fees I netted $160. I made a little back since I always overcharge on shipping fee. Craigslist was my other alternative (but had some crazy experiences there )... but I am happy with that amount, all goes towards Xbox One.

Neowin Poster most not passed his math tests on school............ 90% Addition is approximately "twice" the normal trade in value. I say Approximately, because an additional 100% will be exactly twice the normal amount.

In summary= They will give you the normal value (100%) plus an additional 90%, which equals 190%.

For it to be 3 times the normal value, they would have to give you 300% of the Regular Trade in Value.

Learn Math (Im a CPA and MBA, just in case you were thinking of insulting my credibility)

From the press release:
"Customers will triple their bonus credit when they trade in a system, resulting in 90 percent extra in-store credit on top of their system's original value."

They wouldn't insult your credibility, they'd insult you for being an ass There's a much nicer and polite way of pointing out a flaw in an article without insulting the author. Also, your spelling and grammar sucks.

herbert7890 said,
Neowin Poster most not passed his math tests on school............ 90% Addition is approximately "twice" the normal trade in value. I say Approximately, because an additional 100% will be exactly twice the normal amount.

In summary= They will give you the normal value (100%) plus an additional 90%, which equals 190%.

For it to be 3 times the normal value, they would have to give you 300% of the Regular Trade in Value.

Learn Math (Im a CPA and MBA, just in case you were thinking of insulting my credibility)

im pretty sure the bonus credit that's being tripled is 30% of your original credit valuation
original credit = 100%
bonus credit = 30%
total = 130%

with triple promotion
original credit = 100%
triple bonus credit = 90%
total = 190%

herbert7890 said,
Neowin Poster most not passed his math tests on school

Neowin Poster MUST NOT HAVE passed his English tests AT school.

herbert7890 said,
Neowin Poster most not passed his math tests on school............ 90% Addition is approximately "twice" the normal trade in value. I say Approximately, because an additional 100% will be exactly twice the normal amount.

In summary= They will give you the normal value (100%) plus an additional 90%, which equals 190%.

For it to be 3 times the normal value, they would have to give you 300% of the Regular Trade in Value.

Learn Math (Im a CPA and MBA, just in case you were thinking of insulting my credibility)

When criticising others, i'd be very careful to make sure that you'd got both your maths and your grammar right.

I'll also point out there's a 'report post' link in the author drop down. Try using that next time.

mulligan2k said,

im pretty sure the bonus credit that's being tripled is 30% of your original credit valuation
original credit = 100%
bonus credit = 30%
total = 130%

with triple promotion
original credit = 100%
triple bonus credit = 90%
total = 190%

Yea that would be correct.

"Three times their bonus trade-in credit"

Normal trade-in bonus is 30%. 30x3=90. 90% bonus trade-in is what they're doing.

You most[sic] have gone into math because you suck at English and interacting with people.

I'm willing to bet on Sunday they will drop the base trade-in value a good 50% or so. That way you really only get about the normal base value anyway.

I've seem both Gamestop and Best Buy pull this stunt, one day a game trades for $20, the next they offer 100% more on all trades when at the same time they dropped the base value to $10.

Come on! You know Gamestop be like, "here's $31."

But on a serious note, this may appear like a good deal, but it really isn't. If I did my math right, this 90% bonus brings the values up to where they were around March of this year.