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Walmart to Introduce New Game Trade-In Program


Walmart to Introduce New Game Trade-In Program

Walmart will soon introduce a new game trade-in program in the coming week for gamers to trade-in nearly any game in their library to exchange for anything in the store.

As a major extension to the existing cell phone and tablet trade-in program already in Walmart stores, CExchange will manage the trade-in valuation for Walmart, as your titles will be evaluated in-store and traded for a Walmart gift card. Across 3,100 stores in the USA the new trade-in feature will not be eligible for a cash trade option, just as the cell phone and tablet version of this trade-in is not. When asked directly about this during the announcement conference call, Executive Duncan Mac Naughton said,

“[customers] would get a credit at Walmart which I would argue is just like cash.

Separating itself from stores like GameStop, Walmart will not be accepting used game hardware – only disks during the introduction of this program. All games accepted in the program will be sent outside the primary facility and refurbished before being resold, which is a nice benefit to the turn around as any used titles will be accepted at an estimated $35 store credit or less. We’ll assume less, given the immediate drop-off of value in GameStop trade-ins.

For those interested, games can currently be valued and traded through the online service provided on Walmart.com.

Joseph Madding

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  • deadclown
    March 17, 2014

    what a joke they offer 7 dollars and change for south park the stick of truth that just came out