Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch

So as you may have seen, EB are having that deal on that makes the game $29 if you trade-in 2 games worth $5 or more in Trade Value.

Was wondering what people have traded in if they've taken advantage of this deal and their respective trade values for the games traded?

I picked up Fallout 4 [PS4] ($6 cost with a trade value of $7) and GTA V [360] ($3 cost with a trade value of $7) from a couple cash converters stores today that I plan to use in order to obtain the deal tomorrow.

My other trade baits to decrease the price are a second copy of GTAV on 360 that I no longer have use for, The Dwarves [PS4] ($1.50 cost with $7 trade value) and Pikmin 3 [Wii U] ($1 cost, unsure of trade value. Please let me know what it trades for if you do know).

If that all goes to plan I should pay next to nothing additionally to get the game thanks to also being a level 4 card holder.

Anyone else over-thought this as much as I have? Especially considering I already own this on Wii U…

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  • +2 votes

    Good job, your ozbargain membership has been renewed

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    I thought I heard trade ins had to be current gen? (Meaning gta wouldn’t qualify)

    Read it here

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      …but then goes on to say as long as it’s over $5 should be ok, so gta should be fine :p

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      Yeah games must be
      PS4, Xbox One or Switch with trade value of $5+

      • +1 vote

        I got told otherwise and nothing specifically states it that I could find

        Edit: upon reading the email or does specify current gen, however I'm not sure if all stores are aware of this being the case. They certainly didn't today when I asked around at 3 separate stores today, but worth noting incase.

        I can still use The Dwarves and Fallout 4 in this case regardless luckily

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    Merged from EB Games MAYtes Rates

    Just found out today that EB are giving more trade value throughout May.

    As a Level 4 EB World card holder, I received an additional 40% trade bonus when trading in a bunch of unwanted games that I bought for trade bait.

    I combined this trade offer with the current DKC TF deal that EB are currently running and ended up getting the game for "free" with an additional $8.80 to use instore.

    Here's what I did and the values for each game:

    Traded 2X GTA V on 360 to make DKC come down to $29

    The lady serving me then put that deal on layby so that in a separate transaction I was able to receive the 40% extra trade value

    Fallout 4 [PS4] - $9.80
    The Dwarves [PS4] - $9.80
    Pikmin 3 [Wii U] - $15.40
    Borderlands 2 [x360] - $2.80

    With the extra $8.80 I had in credit, I then got a $15 eshop voucher so only paid $6.19 for the total transaction

    • +6 votes

      To make it to Level 4 if you have to spend a lot of money and EB aren't cheap.

      I've made more selling unwanted games on Gumtree than EB would ever offer.

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        As someone who is more a collector than trader, I was hardly out of pocket here and never pay retail for games from EB.

        I picked up Fallout 4 from Cashies yesterday for $6 as well as one copy of GTAv for $3

        I got Pikmin 3 from a JB clearance a couple months ago for $1.

        Got Dwarves from JB for $1.50

        I got borderlands years ago for $5 in a clearance sale from Kmart for $5 making it the only game here that I took a loss on.

        Every game here was purchased for very cheap with the intention of being traded in for higher than the value I paid.

        As for the Level 4 card, that took me around 4 years to achieve. Any preowned item you purchase doubles your "carrots" which rank you up faster and are the majority of what I buy from EB.

        I am certainly not EB's intended market of consumers who purchase a full price game on launch, finish it within a couple of weeks and trade it in just to lose 75% of what I paid for it

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          I'm also a collector but of the old original big boxed games…. expensive hobby.

    • +1 vote

      Also the initial game is $10 more at EB than JB.

      Though $25 each for GTAV on 360 seems decent. Considering I bought my XB1 version for $20!

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        I picked up my XB1 version for around that as well. Decided to make the most of my 360 copy while it still has the slightest bit of value.

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      wow. basement dweller bargain prices easy to please