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[EB Games] EB Games Trade Deal - $50 for PS4 controller, $30 for PS3 controller. August 11-13 only.

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I am tempted to sell one of my Day 1, DS4's that has a weak battery (only lasts about 2 or 3 hours).
I would then buy another DS4 to replace it. I have noticed that many of you are using the cash on games, will eb let me use the cash on another DS4?
My guess is that it would be around $25+tax after the trade in for a new DS4?

Does anyone know if the DS4's they sell are the latest gen ones that have the led on the touchpad?
All the pictures on their website still show the traditional DS4's

Also is it true that the new DS4's don't work well with some phone earbud headphone/mic's ?

Any other differences between first gen DS4 and newest model that i should be aware of?
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I hadn't been to an EB in well over a year (maybe even closer to 2) and going there tonight reminded me why. They are still hiring the same douchebags they always have.

I had 2 PS4 controllers, both cosmetically fine, I even windexed them before going there. Of course they treated me like a criminal. The douchebag at this location inspected them and noticed the smallest (I mean smallest) tear on the one analog rubber part and said not taking this one. When he couldn't find any fault with the second one he said the writing/sticker part on the back where the UPC is was too faded and said no to that one too and walked away.

I drove about 10 minutes to the closest EB and encountered another one. This douchebag examined them so close up to his face I thought he was going to pull out one of those magnifiers that jewelers put in their eye when they examine diamonds. He too noticed the tear (it really was so small of a tear it was laughable) and said he couldn't take that one. On the second one he didn't care about the worn out label part on the back but determined that the touch pad had an issue. He said the space on the part of the touchpad near the light had too big of a gap and couldn't take it either. I was annoyed at this point and pointed out that the space was normal, all controllers had the same space there and it wasn't any bigger than any other and that the rubber grip was so small it wasn't even noticeable. He then gave me a spiel about selling the controllers for $60 so they had to be perfect then pulled a repackaged used one off the shelf to show me. He was speechless when I pointed out that the used one they were selling was missing the one rubber part on the analog stick entirely. The other guy that was working there with him said just do the trade man its cool and that was it.
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mrinterested wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 12:25 am
I am tempted to sell one of my Day 1, DS4's that has a weak battery (only lasts about 2 or 3 hours).
I would then buy another DS4 to replace it. I have noticed that many of you are using the cash on games, will eb let me use the cash on another DS4?
My guess is that it would be around $25+tax after the trade in for a new DS4?

Does anyone know if the DS4's they sell are the latest gen ones that have the led on the touchpad?
All the pictures on their website still show the traditional DS4's

Also is it true that the new DS4's don't work well with some phone earbud headphone/mic's ?

Any other differences between first gen DS4 and newest model that i should be aware of?
Nope... they ate pretty much the same except i think 2nd gen can play via usb or BT but that really doesnt matter. Battery life, distance, etc are all pretty much the same.
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Has anyone seen EB stores with Switches in stock? If I trade in my ps4 + extra ds4 controller but they don't have the switch in stock how does that work?

I want to try and save on the tax... and while we're at it, anyone know the TIV for a Wii U 32GB Mario Kart Deluxe set?
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mrinterested wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 12:25 am
I am tempted to sell one of my Day 1, DS4's that has a weak battery (only lasts about 2 or 3 hours).
I would then buy another DS4 to replace it. I have noticed that many of you are using the cash on games, will eb let me use the cash on another DS4?
My guess is that it would be around $25+tax after the trade in for a new DS4?

Does anyone know if the DS4's they sell are the latest gen ones that have the led on the touchpad?
All the pictures on their website still show the traditional DS4's

Also is it true that the new DS4's don't work well with some phone earbud headphone/mic's ?

Any other differences between first gen DS4 and newest model that i should be aware of?
The new controllers with the light shining through the touchpad (I'll call them rev2) have been out for a while, so I'm guessing most stores at least carry them.

I have tried 3 earbuds with my rev2 DS4. First of all, there is a setting in the PS4 devices menu where you can set the connection mode for the rev2 controllers between bluetooth and USB. Sony claims that USB mode reduces latency, but people have done tests and it seems to make no difference. Some people even say that the latency is ever so slightly worse than just running them in bluetooth mode/wireless.

With that said, with the 3 earbuds I've tried plugged into the controller, I noticed a very faint buzzing noise, BUT only when the controller is plugged in USB mode. If you set the connection type to bluetooth in the PS4 device menu, they perform exactly the same as the rev1 controllers and there's no buzzing noise. FWIW, the people I play with haven't complained about my mic in voice chat, but I just set the connection type to bluetooth just in case.

I think the quality control and materials used in the newer models have significantly improved, even with the models before rev2. I've been using my rev2 controller since release and the sticks look exactly the same as day 1. And the triggers don't squeak like my older controllers have.

I traded in my older DS4 for $50 no problem. Used the credit on a $50 PSN card that I'll probably use for the Destiny 2 expansion pass.
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Bought a PS4 controller in 2015 from the Best Buy price errors at $25+tax. It hasn't been opened or used so the battery might not be in good shape from lack of charge. Anyone know if the battery would be impacted from just sitting in the box? Going to trade it in and wait for a sale to get another PS4 controller.

Very hesitant to trade a DS3. I have two but I will be keeping the console so not having two would be a bummer. The sixaxis is not the same.
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You can buy a new Dualshock4 if you want

Make sure to get model CUH-ZCT2U (which is gen2)

The newer DualShock 4 (CUH-ZCT2) is currently available in Jet Black, Glacier White, Green Camouflage, Wave Blue (blue back), Magma Red (red back), Gold and Silver.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DualShock
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thechampion116 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 2:34 am
Bought a PS4 controller in 2015 from the Best Buy price errors at $25+tax. It hasn't been opened or used so the battery might not be in good shape from lack of charge. Anyone know if the battery would be impacted from just sitting in the box? Going to trade it in and wait for a sale to get another PS4 controller.
Should not be a problem, trade that
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whoa-albert wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 8:39 pm
My launch controllers still have the rubbers on the analogs. You just didn't take care of your controller. Not EB Games' fault.
"Some initially released DualShock 4's (estimated at around 10%) had wear issues with the rubber surface on the left analogue stick which exhibited excessive wear or tearing after short term use. In January 2014 Sony issued a statement acknowledging an issue on a small percentage of controllers.[31]"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DualShock

Don't be too quick to judge, some launch edition dualshock4 were bad
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cashinstinct wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 5:37 am
"Some initially released DualShock 4's (estimated at around 10%) had wear issues with the rubber surface on the left analogue stick which exhibited excessive wear or tearing after short term use. In January 2014 Sony issued a statement acknowledging an issue on a small percentage of controllers.[31]"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DualShock

Don't be too quick to judge, some launch edition dualshock4 were bad
I think you missed the main point, its not eb fault that controllers are in bad condition. That should be attributed to user and/or Sony. Whether eb would accept that condition is completely up to them, which is reasonable.
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Andro wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 6:35 am
I think you missed the main point, its not eb fault that controllers are in bad condition. That should be attributed to user and/or Sony. Whether eb would accept that condition is completely up to them, which is reasonable.
I agree that EB does not have to take them.

However, the other poster accused the user of not taking care of his/her controller
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kindred_99 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 12:54 am
I hadn't been to an EB in well over a year (maybe even closer to 2) and going there tonight reminded me why. They are still hiring the same douchebags they always have.
Regardless of some common problems with EB games company I never encounter any problem with an EB game employee and I being in a lot of locations all around GTA. Actually totally opposite experience the employees are always ver helpful and with good atitude.

Be real you just sour because you tried to unload a slightly damaged controller and they didnt allow you.

The employees are following the company rules why they are going to jepardize their jobs because of you? You went to 2 EB games locations and BOTH employees caught your controller is in bad condition. At the end EB games is NOT charity it is business.
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Boooncant find cheap controllers tonabuse this
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cashinstinct wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 5:35 am
Should not be a problem, trade that
Thanks. I did some research and it's the initial set of controllers so I am going to trade and wait for a revision2 controller.
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ToDealHunter wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 9:03 am
Regardless of some common problems with EB games company I never encounter any problem with an EB game employee and I being in a lot of locations all around GTA. Actually totally opposite experience the employees are always ver helpful and with good atitude.

Be real you just sour because you tried to unload a slightly damaged controller and they didnt allow you.

The employees are following the company rules why they are going to jepardize their jobs because of you? You went to 2 EB games locations and BOTH employees caught your controller is in bad condition. At the end EB games is NOT charity it is business.
I was sour because of the attitude. They seemed to be looking for reasons not to accept them. The way they reacted was dismissive and rude which from my experience has been par for the course at EB. I wish I could have taken a picture to show you how tiny the tear was then you would see how ridiculously picky they were being but even if they had a legitimate reason to reject them they way they acted was not how you treat a customer. Then coming up with other excuses such as worn out label on the back or the space between the touchpad being too big were laughable. I don't expect charity but if they are running promos like this and acting like pricks it defeats the purpose, especially when you see people here saying that theirs weren't even looked at or were accepted regardless of the condition.

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