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Gamestop expands electronics trade-in program to allow more smartphones

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Friday, April 5th, 2013 With No Comments »

In case you guys haven’t heard or noticed, Gamestop has been getting into a lot more than just games as of late. Last year they started options like tablet sales, trade-in programs and more. This week Gamestop has confirmed their consumer electronics trade-in program has been greatly expanded and now you’ll have even more in-store credit to buy your favorite games.


Gamestop started selling Android tablets back in October of 2011, they have a robust trade-in program, and will even start streaming games sometime this year. One thing that isn’t widely known is you can trade in an old Android smartphone to get credit towards that purchase for Bioshock Infinite, or even when getting a new Xbox console.

Last year Gamestop started a trade-in program for a select amount of consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets, but this week they’re opening up the program to allow tons more. For some odd reason Samsung phones weren’t allowed before, but now they’ll gladly take that old Galaxy S II and put the cash towards your purchase of a Nexus 7 or a new game.

Gamestop will now take “popular handsets” from Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry and of course those iDevices. They also have some new incentives where you’ll get extra credit if you chose to take the entire trade-in as in-store credit. Anywhere from $10-$50 extra depending on the amount will be rewarded free if you take the entire trade for in-store credit. They want you buying games folks! More details can be found at their site linked to below.

[via Gamestop]

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