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Best way to sell/trade in PS4

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Best way to sell/trade in PS4

What is the easiest way to sell / trade-in your PS4 in anticipation for the PS5?

Easiest meaning I'm not looking for top dollar. Just the easiest way that I can leave my house now and get store credit or cash for it.
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Kijiji, and then get ready to be lowballed to death at this junction.
Remember, you said not looking for top dollar...
c'mon get happy!
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Probably the easiest way would be to see what EB Games and Best Buy offer as a trade-in program towards buying the new consoles.
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Talamasca wrote: Probably the easiest way would be to see what EB Games and Best Buy offer as a trade-in program towards buying the new consoles.
I'd do this also if it becomes an option, which I'm not sure ever happens at launch. I think these kinds of deals materialize months later, but I could be wrong. Personally I would look at this before Kijiji. That place is a cesspool.
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BernardRyder wrote: Kijiji, and then get ready to be lowballed to death at this junction.
Remember, you said not looking for top dollar...
Or get infected because they wanna test the console in your house.
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If you are not looking to get some cash out of it you can maybe make someone in your family or friends circle happy by gifting them your PS4?
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BernardRyder wrote: I'd do this also if it becomes an option, which I'm not sure ever happens at launch. I think these kinds of deals materialize months later, but I could be wrong. Personally I would look at this before Kijiji. That place is a cesspool.
For reference:
EB just had a PS4 trade promo, It’s still on the website for info:
Original fat PS4 500gb $150
Slim 500gb $200
Slim 1TB $220
Pro 1TB $250
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networksend wrote: For reference:
EB just had a PS4 trade promo, It’s still on the website for info:
Original fat PS4 500gb $150
Slim 500gb $200
Slim 1TB $220
Pro 1TB $250
Ouch Pro 1TB $250? My friend has been considering getting one for the last few weeks, Kijiji peeps seem to want $350 minimum, with most asking $400. They'll be crying if they haven't sold by now.
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BernardRyder wrote: Ouch Pro 1TB $250? My friend has been considering getting one for the last few weeks, Kijiji peeps seem to want $350 minimum, with most asking $400. They'll be crying if they haven't sold by now.
Is that good or bad? The PS4 came out like 7 years ago
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bg8055 wrote: Is that good or bad? The PS4 came out like 7 years ago
Like I said, bad for people on Kijiji trying to sell it for $300+. My friend was looking for a Pro and $300 was the lowest he saw.
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networksend wrote: For reference:
EB just had a PS4 trade promo, It’s still on the website for info:
Original fat PS4 500gb $150
Slim 500gb $200
Slim 1TB $220
Pro 1TB $250
Actually this trade deal starts today. The website dates were wrong.
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bg8055 wrote: Is that good or bad? The PS4 came out like 7 years ago
It’s not a great trade price for the pro, you should be able to get more on kijiji, but it’s potentially going to be less hassle to trade at eb
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Who knows what promos they have at EB come launch - if they go up to 300+tax that becomes worth not dealing with the hassle on kijiji, plus they get you hooked on new games. 250 is pretty low though even with tax.
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You guys think we will get more than those numbers towards new consoles? I have a slim 1TB so if it bumps to $300 or something that would be nice.
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I called two EBGames locations - $220 trade in value for the PS Slim 1tb and one controller.. kijiji and craigslist the ASK is 250 - 300 depending on # of controllers and games included

I dont expect the PS4 going for more since there selling brand new ones for 380, open box for 350
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bg8055 wrote: I called two EBGames locations - $220 trade in value for the PS Slim 1tb and one controller.. kijiji and craigslist the ASK is 250 - 300 depending on # of controllers and games included

I dont expect the PS4 going for more since there selling brand new ones for 380, open box for 350
Now the question is do you want to try and get more from Kijiji, or go for easier but less money from EB?
Also keep in mind, is it cash or store credit? Meaning you'd have to purchase from EB if it is store credit. The only way you could get it out if it is store credit is to get them to transfer the credit to those vanilla credit cards they sell, which they also ding you for a small service charge on.
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BernardRyder wrote: Now the question is do you want to try and get more from Kijiji, or go for easier but less money from EB?
Also keep in mind, is it cash or store credit? Meaning you'd have to purchase from EB if it is store credit. The only way you could get it out if it is store credit is to get them to transfer the credit to those vanilla credit cards they sell, which they also ding you for a small service charge on.
In store credit, im using the balance to pre-order the ps5 when available. I don't want to deal with the low ball emails and the waste of time. The spread of a bid and an ask of a PS4 on Kijiji/CL is way too unpredictable.

i dont care where i buy the ps5, my amex will double the manufacture warranty up to 1 year
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I can get 260 guaranteed from ebgames including all controllers and games, i will list it on CL and Kijiji for 300 up until saturday, if nothing then its going to EB for trade in.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not really ever recall massive trade in programs on a console launch. Don't they usually come 8-10 months later and beyond?

I usually scalp a few units to pay for my own but this time I wonder if things will be different. With 2 skus, will one be more popular than the other? What if there are finance offers like Xbox? I have the same queries about the Xbox Series S and X. Will they actually be scalpable this time out.

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