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Advice for LeapTrade Newbies

  1. Lissa Lissa

    Total Posts: 163

    Joined: 17 Jan 2014

    Some of us LeapTraders have been here a while and have lots of experiences and advice that could be really beneficial to someone who just signed up and possibly new to video game trading as well. 

     

    If you have any tips/advice/insights you'd like to share with a newbie add them below (my advice in comments). 

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  2. Lissa Lissa

    Total Posts: 163

    Joined: 17 Jan 2014

    My advice is:

     

    • Use bubble-padded envelopes everytime.

     

    • Save the envelopes you get (unless they are in a rough condition) and reuse them when you trade a game by just placing your label directly over the old one. Save even more $$

     

     

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  3. SourSpecialist SourSpecialist

    Total Posts: 84

    Joined: 4 Jun 2014

    If you are buying a game and will be wanting to sell it back when you're done with it. Make sure it's full package or disc and case. Most people on this site are very picky and will request a game that has possibly 3 copies but it's not full package so they won't take it. There are some people like me who take disc and case because many manuals these days are becoming digital. Just never buy a disc only game unless you know you're gonna wanna keep it. 

     

    -Cheers! SourSpecialist

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  4. cuzzz3000 cuzzz3000

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    Joined: 27 Feb 2014

    Don't be afraid to pull the trigger on a trade..the site is legit and all transactions are safe and backed by leaptrade.  No one gets to 20 to 30 trades without trading that first game.

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  5. DaNtE982000 DaNtE982000

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    Joined: 30 May 2015

    so what is that i need to get other than that

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  6. Mobius Evalon Mobius Evalon

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    Joined: 22 Aug 2014

    Quote by DaNtE982000


    so what is that i need to get other than that



    You need exactly four things to send out a game:



    • A game (duh)

    • A 6x9 padded envelope (these are also called #0 from time to time)

    • Mailing tape (go for the Post Office's ReadyPost brand or a high quality one like 3M)

    • A shipping label (LeapTrade provides these!)


    In all, your very first trade will run you at least $9.  One padded envelope runs $1.50, but if you plan on doing a lot of trading you should buy in multi-packs of 10 or more at a time.  Mailing tape is about $4 a roll, but I've gotten them on sale for $1.80 a roll before, and a shipping label will cost, at most, $3.50.


     


    Put the game in the envelope, seal the envelope with the self-adhesive flap, tape the shipping label to the envelope.  Done!  Drop it in a postbox, or simply put it in your mailbox and put the little red flag up.


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  7. 98skichick 98skichick

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    Have access to a printer and either a PayPal account or an Amazon payment account in order to print the label.

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  8. whysprs whysprs

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    Joined: 10 May 2015

    Walmart sells the envelopes 2 for .89¢

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  9. whysprs whysprs

    Total Posts: 116

    Joined: 10 May 2015

    Walmart sells the envelopes 2 for .89¢

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  10. DaNtE982000 DaNtE982000

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    Joined: 30 May 2015

     

    thank you alll this is vary help full

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