Trading Places

This is Trading Places, where we collate the trade in deals currently available at the big three specialist games retailers in the country. If you have games to trade and you want to get the best deal possible, this is a pretty good place to start.

But first, a quick disclaimer – these trade-in prices will change from day to day.

Alice Madness Returns GAME: $55 EB: $40 JB Hifi: $30

Brink GAME: $35 EB: $32 JB Hifi: $30

Bulletstorm GAME: $30 EB: $26 JB Hifi: $35

Dungeon Siege III GAME: $50 EB: $36 JB Hifi: $35

L.A. Noire GAME: $50 EB: $36 JB Hifi: $35

MX vs ATV Alive GAME: $35 EB: $25 JB Hifi: $30

NBA Jam 2011 GAME: $35 EB: $25 JB Hifi: $30

Portal 2 GAME: $50 EB: $38 JB Hifi: $40

Dance Central GAME: $35 EB: $32 JB Hifi: $30

Sniper: Ghost Warrior GAME: $30 EB: $19 JB Hifi: $22

AFL Live GAME: $50 EB: $45 JB Hifi: $30

Silent Hill Shattered Memory GAME: $29 EB: $31 JB Hifi: $20

Zumba Fitness GAME: $30 EB: $19 JB Hifi: $20

Dead or Alive: Dimensions GAME: $35 EB: $20 JB Hifi: $22



    Is it even worth listing EB?

      Those prices are why it is so important to list EB. They aren't the best offer, and people need to know this.

      I believe EB currently have a trade towards a pre-order for an extra 50% value, might make them better value?

        But if you're trading to EB to buy from EB you're still getting screwed at the buying price.

          not really, considering they match prices.

    So GAME will give me more for NBA Jam than I paid for it from the UK?

    Protip: Don't trade in your games.
    It hurts the industry, and you never get your money's worth anyway.

    If you don't like a game, most places (EB, Dick Smith, etc) have a 1-2week return policy.

      I posted this last week as well but:

      What makes the games industry so different from any other industry with second hand goods?

      Do authors and publishers see anything from second hand book sales?

      Do car manufacturers see anything from second hand car sales?

      Do movie distributors and producers see anything from second hand DVD sales?

        They all get hurt too though.
        the only difference is cars of a much higher price point and devalue much quicker so there is a market that the new car delearships can use to make them profitable. Ie a Ford dealer can trade your old ford for a new and a person who can't afford the new equivalent can get a 2nd hand.
        Bioware doesn't have you take in your used mass effect to put towards mass effect 2 but they still have the financial burden of running the online servers as you dont even take the used product to them for a service/tune up.
        THATS WHY

    Hehe I read "zumba fitness" as "zombie fitness".

    I imagined this game in my mind. Hilarity ensued.

      Rule #2: Cardio.

    I was gonna trade in Black Ops and Assassins Creed Brotherhood.
    I bought the PS3 version of Black Ops after getting rid of my 360, and I'm over it now.

    I bought ACB on special for $50 and was disappointed.

    Hopefully I can use them for the 3-for-1 deal towards L.A. Noire at JB with Dead Space 2 when I finish that.

    Unfortunately there is nothing that really interests me until September/October.

    So, why are people complaining about EB? They have a better trade in on half of the games than JB.

      Maybe because GAME smashed the others on all of them. They have some good prices on New Release titles too, something that EB just does not do. I think the trade value is the main gripe though, and faier enough

    Are EB still offering good money for Duke if you trade before a certain date...?

    I don't see how trading in games is a bad thing... A lot of the retail stores will sell mint games at just above cost due to sales/ price matching whatever.

    Pre owned not only gives them a chance to catch up on some margin and thus continue running their business and also... Give people the option to get sole value for the games they just don't want to play anymore... I collect many games, I have lots of game series with collectors editions and you name it... But then there's games I just won't play anymore. So instead ofthem just sitting there gathering dust I trade them in..

    He I traded dance central today towards Zelda knowing that there's a new dance central in the works. I didn't have the money for Zelda today. But trading in gave me the opportunity to have it today and not be poor...

    Sorry, but trading in your games is a great thing!

    You do realise EB will match ANY trade value another store is giving?

      Most people prefer to shop at places that offer better prices outright, rather than places that try to screw you over unless you do your research.

        So selling at RRP is 'screwing people over' now? You better start having a go at most other retail stores that sell pretty much anything else then.

        Claiming that EB is screwing people over by selling products at RRP is just plain disingenuous. On top of that, if you had actually looked at the trade in values listed here, you would find that for 7 out of the 14 games listed, the trade value EB is offering is higher than JB. And for the games that have a higher trade in value at competing stores? It turns out EB will match that for you, while GAME will only match it to a level in which they still make a big enough margin on the product, and I believe JB doesn't offer this at all.

        EB gives you the OPTION to both match any trade value another store is offering on a case by case basis, regardless of the trade value they currently have in EB's database, as well as match the cheapest price for a particular product. I wasn't aware that giving customers the option to get the a product at the cheapest possible price meant that EB was in fact trying to screw them over.

        While I am aware that it is fashionable to hate on EB, at least attempt to back up your hate with some valid evidence.

    I traded in rock band 2 on 360 yesterday at Eb for $45.
    Game are trading in infamous 2 for $60, which is good too.

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