Is there a GameStop Employee in the house?


#1

I have a Silver Satin Japanese PS3 that I wanted to trade into game stop towards a PS4. They told me that they can’t take it because they can’t register the serial number on it. Is this true? If not, is there a way that I can combat that answer with something that’s in game stops black and white to get them to accept it?


#2

GameStop employee in the house?

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#3

Cory in the house is my favorite anime


#4

@SonicHuman


#5

Not a gamestop employee but I ran into a similar situation when I tried to sell a Japanese white psp to them when I was younger. My advice is just sell it anywhere else.


#6

If you’re in NA I doubt they’ll take a foreign console.


#7

Even though the voltage of a JPN consoles is compatible with NA electricity standards, it’s still against Gamestop’s policy to sell imported consoles. They can’t even sell imported handhelds either.


#8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmhbMDFSveQ


#9

No you cannot trade in anything from a different region. Simple as that.


#10

I remember when I tried to sell my imported PS2 games to Gamestop once. They didn’t take them even though I saw that store sell a few used imports before.


#11

Maybe try a gaming store that isn’t a big name retailer? I remember there was a hole in the wall store in Denver that sold all kinds of imported stuff, but they gave you next to nothing on trade ins. So maybe not…


#12

No major retail place will take imported stuff.

Small mom and pops probably will, but ebay will be the best bet.


#13

I could understand why they wouldn’t take imported stuffs in the old days but now everything is region free and compatible with everything else so there shouldn’t be a problem. Oh well I guess I have to find a smaller retailer to go with or maybe someone on SRK might me interested.


#14

Ebay will probably net you the most money.


#15

is it wrong that I actually want to play this?


#16

If your system is from a dif region then no it can not be traded in. If you system does not have a serial number on it then no it can not be traded in…unless it is a nintendo handheld for some reason. The computers will not let you finish a trade transaction without a serial number unless it is a nintendo handheld.


#17

Somebody got so desperate back in mid '98 that they sold an import Saturn copy of kof '97 to a pawn shop…where I snagged it for 9 bucks cus the store manager thought it was an import music cd. Good times, the 90’s…anywho, don’t take that bitch to a pawn shop.


#18

Pretty much this. back in the day we used to be able make a fake serial pretty much the sku and system name. Granted that was a big YMWV really big on the store and associate and plus that was a maybe when i worked there. Just sell the sucker on Ebay or CL. Maybe someone on SRK will buy it.


#19

if gamestop was interested in foreign consoles and carried them, then why would you have needed to import the PS3 in the first place?