It makes sense financially to trade in your current console when an upgraded version hits the market. Retailers will normally offer a decent deal to secure your pre-order, and in return you get the latest shiny thing.
Those wanting to trade their old Xbox 360 for the fancy new ‘slim’ one at GAME were left with a bitter taste in their mouth, as the trade in value promised was altered for the worse.
When the new Xbox was announced GAME stated that, for example, the trade in value of an old 60GB Xbox 360 against a new one would be £80. Less than a week later this was dropped to £60.
Obviously this didn’t go down so well with the consumer, and GAME has had a rethink. Those who can prove they pre-ordered before the price dropped will have their £80 trade in price honoured.
The new Xbox 360 is being released on July 16th – who’s getting one?