How to get the $500 Xbox Series X for as little as $300
Or get the Series S for as little as $100. Just trade in your old console at GameStop to save as much as $200 on the new one.
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The amount of credit you get depends on which console you're trading in. Here are the available options and their values:
Xbox One (500GB): $100
Nintendo Switch Lite, Xbox One S, PS4 (500GB): $125
Nintendo Switch, PS4 (1TB): $175
Xbox One X, PS4 Pro: $200
Could you make more selling your old console on Craigslist or eBay? Perhaps. Right now, for example, I'm seeing a fair number of Xbox One (500GB) listings priced between $150 and $180. (If you're going to try to sell your console yourself, however, act fast. Once the new ones hit the street, old ones will do likewise, and values will plummet.)
Trade-ins must be presented in-store and are subject to manager approval. According to the terms outlined on GameStop's site, you've got all the way until Nov. 30 to do this.
What do you think? Will you take advantage of GameStop's offer?