I recently got an Xbox 360 Elite from my cousin who upgraded to an Xbox 360 Slim. I now had my old Xbox 360 (original from launch) that I was planning on trading back in to GameStop for credit and using said credit to get the PlayStation Move. However, I didn’t get any controllers from my cousin, so I was just going to keep my controllers that I had gotten with my original Xbox 360.
Sounds like a solid idea, right? Well, that doesn’t work in GameStop’s world. You can’t trade in an Xbox 360 console without a controller. They just don’t take the system by itself is what I was told by a GameStop manager with a huge smile on his face. So I asked him how much it would cost to buy a used Xbox 360 controller. $40. Yeah…you heard me right…$40 for a fucking used controller. How much was a new controller? $50! So if I would have bought the overpriced used controller for $40, I probably could have traded it in along with the system for $60 and maybe made $15. It wasn’t even cash I wanted…it was for goddamned store credit!!! Store credit I was going spend right there and then in the store!