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[EB Games] Jan. 9 only Trade in Nintendo Switch for $300 credit

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[EB Games] Jan. 9 only Trade in Nintendo Switch for $300 credit

From their trade in offers.

Does anyone know if you can still use the credit for pre-orders, then cancel them thus saving the sales tax for future use?
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Apr 20, 2006
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Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
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abdlc wrote: Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
The new one comes with an upgraded chip that greatly improves battery life. I could be wrong but I think it also has an better screen.

The new one would have a new warranty as well, and come with new joycons etc....

I think it isn't a bad idea and I would do it if I had a launch day one.
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The new switch has increase battery life due to improvement in efficiency and a slightly different panel was used for the screen. The battery isn't actually bigger.

If battery life really matters to you the $100+tax difference is pretty worth it. Depending on the game the difference is around 20-40% better battery.

You do lose the option to use homebrew software on the new switch. If that matters to you.
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abdlc wrote: Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
was thinking the same thing.... $100 for a new under-warranty console with better battery life.

How can we for sure confirm the new consoles have the better battery life?
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Mar 20, 2015
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abdlc wrote: Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
In my opinion, there's no real benefit besides the battery life ...I also have a launch day switch but use it mostly docked. So it's really up to how often you use it on the go and undocked.
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Third Eye wrote: The new one comes with an upgraded chip that greatly improves battery life. I could be wrong but I think it also has an better screen.

The new one would have a new warranty as well, and come with new joycons etc....

I think it isn't a bad idea and I would do it if I had a launch day one.
Any idea if the Let's go Pikachu edition is a new chip?
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abdlc wrote: Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
Resell market for day one Switches isn't half bad because they have an unpatchable exploit.
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abdlc wrote: Would there be a benefit of trading in my launch day bought Switch and getting a new one for the difference in price?
Biggest thing you lose is the ability to install homebrew & emulators once the device reaches EOL (there's newer methods supposedly available for new switch models & lite but those aren't public). Most switches sold in the early launch window of the console's release will be moddable as well, so there's a high chance yours is also moddable.
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