GameStop Pulls Xbox 360 Slim Trade In Deal

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Well this is disappointing because it likely means GameStop under estimated how may people would want to take advantage of the deal I wrote about a few days ago – Trade in Your Old Xbox 360 for a new Slim Xbox 360 Console.

Someone commented on the above story and said the GameStop page was gone that previously listed the trade in deal and it is in fact gone.  So off I went in search of an answer.

I just grabbed this quote from their Facebook page:

““GameStop To everyone asking about our Xbox 360 trade offer: the offer will run through 7/18 for customers who are able to purchase or pick-up a currently reserved Xbox 360 250GB. We are not currently accepting new pre-orders and have taken the offer down from GameStop.com. However, if we begin taking pre-orders again before 7/18, we’ll put the offer back up.

What do you think? Should there be consequences for companies who throw something like this out and then pull it immediately because they did not expect the response?

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6 thoughts on “GameStop Pulls Xbox 360 Slim Trade In Deal

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  2. i just called my local gamestop and they said that any new xbox 360 slim shipments they would be getting in were not pre-ordered xbox’s which means they will be sold on a first come first serve basis, AND they said that they were still going to be taking the xbox 360 trade up offer of $100 for the xbox, $25 for a wireless controller, etc. You should call a few of the gamestops in your area and hopefully you will get the same answer i did but better make it quick cause the offer ends on July 18, only 8 days from today. I’m planning on calling gamestop every day this week until they get a shipment in and then I’m going to rush over there and dish out my 2 old semi-broken xbox’s

  3. I don’t think there should be consequences for them pulling the ad no. I think it is better they do that then they force people to “reserve” a system they can never guarantee to supply. Eventual reservations are the norm for GameStop and I am glad they stopped taking them.

    I tried for days to find a location that had them in stock and the ones they did had “reserved” for other people. Most likely acquaintances. They weren’t a retailer anymore. They were a ticket queue. I loathe that aspect of GameStop as well as the annoying in your face sales pitch as soon as you enter their stinky, cramped shops.

    I had two older systems I wanted to consolidate and walk out of that store with a relatively free new version. I wasn’t able to do it even though I called every single shop I could find within a 30 mile radius of my work and home. I know I could get more money from Craigslist or the Penny-saver but I just wanted to be done with it quickly. Avoiding any dangerous trade with shady characters to meet on a dark street.

    1 XBox 360 “Premium” (Chrome Trim)
    1 XBox 360 Arcade (Latest Version)
    1 20 GB HD
    1 120 GB HD
    2 Wireless Controllers
    1 802.11b Wi-Fi adapter
    2 Power Bricks w/cables
    1 HD cable set
    1 SD cable set

    Turning that equipment in would even give me some store credit. Credit that I would reluctantly use since I’ve been burned by GameStop so many times I avoid them at all costs whenever possible.

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