Holy marketing tactics batman!

GameStop UK is currently running a promotion that will allow you to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for 99p if you trade in Battlefield 3.  There’s not even that much of a catch!

Here’s what you have to do:

So, you have to pre order both games online.  Then return Battlefield 3 before November 18th and you will be refunded for your entire purchase of Modern Warfare 3 – minus the 99p.  So, you get a full three weeks to play Battlefield 3 before returning it for Modern Warfare 3.  Quite the interesting deal.

I bet GameStop is banking on the fact that you won’t end up returning Battlefield 3 and will therefore have ended up buying and keeping both games.  Even if you do return Battlefield 3 (which has to be in near perfect condition according to the fine print) they can resell it for a major profit.  While this promotion cannot hurt EA‘s new game sales, it can certainly boost new game sales for Activision.  Quite brilliant really.  Everybody wins, especially GameStop.  What do you think?

The Trade-In Offer is only open to individuals who are resident in the UK and who are at least 18 years old.

For more on this deal head on over to GameStop UK.