GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

Chris Burns - Aug 14, 2018, 3:26 pm CDT
GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

This week there’s a GameStop deal in which the Xbox One X can be had for around $200 – sort of. There’s a rather big proviso here, and it involves you paying with more than just money. Assuming you’re in the market for an Xbox One X, all you need to do is give GameStop your old (yet basically new) console and a couple Benjamins and you’re good to go!

As the esteemed gentleman, a one mister Sean Puff Daddy Combs, once said: “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.” Truly his words were prophetic, if only for this one singular moment in time when the Xbox One X is put up for sale at GameStop with several multiples of the hundred dollar bill in tow.

The deal includes users trading in the console they don’t plan on ever using again. Supposing they trade in their PlayStation 4 Pro, they’ll get the full $300 (assuming it’s in mint condition) and they’ll be able to use that credit (not cash) to buy an Xbox One X, specifically.

Users can get up to $200 for the original Xbox One, or up to $250 for the Xbox One S or the Nintendo Switch or the original PlayStation 4. Or you could just sell one of those devices on eBay and almost certainly make more money than what GameStop would give you – and then use that money to buy an Xbox One X.

If it’s not already clear – GameStop will never, ever give you an amount of money for your games or consoles that’s more than you’ll be able to get elsewhere. They’ve gotta make money turning around selling your stuff, so they’re going to offer to pay a significant amount less than what they’re able to make in order to stay in business. That’s how that works.

But if you’re not the sort of person who likes making any sort of effort beyond the simplest of trades, this is the deal for you. Even if that trade means you’re giving up a console you could sell for more elsewhere, here, because it seems easier. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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