Originally Posted by ahartig
How many 360s did you buy at $20 and where did you get them at.
What was your final profit (i.e. you spent $2,000 on used 360s but got $12,000 in credit, so you you are up $10,000)......
Also, how are you getting another 50% coupon, do pro members get this coupon yearly>?
Your numbers are about right and I traded in about 100 consoles over a couple of months when the double credit was running nearly every day. Once a week, I'd turn in two, drive 2 miles, turn in another two, another 3 miles, another two, etc. Typically, I'd turn in about 10 per day between five stores since the GS guys all told me not to trade in more than that and get the boot. With all five stores within 12 miles of me, I'd make about $1100 - $1200 per day in GS credit for my $200 or less cash laid out. (I get a lot of people that tend to just give me consoles, particularly Xbox 360s, lol.) The ones I did buy, I bought locally, mostly from pawn shops. I'd usually get them 10 - 20 at a time, so it was pretty easy. Most just had a stuck tray, a "problem" that takes me less than two minutes to fix.
The best part was using my GS credit to get Skylanders for $15 each and flip them on eBay for $35 apiece, thus turning GS credit into real money. The gas cards are nice too; we're covered on that for at least 8 months. In all, I'd say I spent about $2K out of pocket and netted about $20K in return as either real money or gift cards when it was all said and done.
As far as the coupon goes, it's just about time for me to renew my membership, so that's where it comes from. I don't get more than one, just like you.