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Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Pre-Owned Games & Accessories – This Weekend Only

June 30, 2012

Coffee Beans
     Are you heading out this weekend to do some video game shopping? If so, you might want to know Game Stop just announced they are bringing back, “Our most popular promotion…” for the weekend only, and only at only, apparently not the stores, is running a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” sale on their used/pre-owned video games as well as accessories. *UPDATE: Apparently GameStop stores are also offering the “Buy 2 Get 1 FREE” sale! I believe most Game Stop store locations close early on Sundays, around 6:00PM, so you might want to call before you head out if you wait until late this afternoon/evening.
     The sale is running today, Friday June 29, through Sunday July 1. You can see all selection of games currently available, here: Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Pre-Owned Games and Accessories at Expires 7/1

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s Trade-In Value Is?

November 20, 2011

Coffee Beans
     The biggest Nintendo Wii game of 2011 released today, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Many of you reading this may have already picked it up, and found yourselves many hours deep into the Zelda universe.
     I was looking at video game sales on earlier today, and decided to check out what the user reviews were saying for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  I’m always intrigued whether the early reviews appear legitimate, or if they appear like fan boys(that perhaps haven’t completed it) just rating up a product they want to see do well.
     What I found more interesting than the reviews for the game though, was how much trade-in value is giving for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
     How much is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s trade-in value worth according to  Let’s take a look!

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The Brew
     One whopping dollar!  That’s right Wii owners, has The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s trade-in value listed as $1.00.
     Now some of you may be thinking, “Coffee, it has to be a mistake.  There is no way they would only be offering $1 on Nintendo’s biggest Wii title of the year.
     Well, I assumed it was a mistake also and sent Amazon an email asking if the $1 listed trade-in value was correct.  What was their response?

     “If you’re unhappy with the current value of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ at $1, and wish to receive a better price, you could keep visiting our Trade-In store to see if the trade-in value increases, or you may want to consider selling the item yourself through Amazon Marketplace.
     So, I checked the Trade-In store after getting the response to see if it had changed.  Did the trade-in value go up?

     Nope.  As of the time for this posting, around 5:20PM EST, on November 20, 2011, the trade-in value for the game is still just $1.00.  Do I think that will change?  Yes, and I imagine it will change very quickly, especially with stores like GameStop offering a much better trade-in value for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

     So, if you are playing through The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and looking at trading it in after you finish it, make sure to check with multiple stores to get the best value you can.

     Did any of you pick up The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword?  If so, have you enjoyed your time with the game so far?
     Once you finish Skyward Sword, do you think you will trade-in the game, or keep it in your Wii/video game collection forever?

You can see prices for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on and linked below: for $49.99