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Advice for LeapTrade Newbies

  1. yankees7448 yankees7448

    Total Posts: 198

    Joined: 25 Nov 2015

    Quote by Mobius Evalon


    Despite LeapBucks not having value outside of the site, LeapTrade still deals in one of the same units as a real-cash marketplace: trades.  20 extra LeapBucks over market value means that I'm sacrificing at least one future trade (potentially up to four if I go for cheap games).


     


    Trading my game in for 60 LeapBucks and spending that on three 20 LeapBuck trades is far more attractive than spending it all on a 60 LeapBuck trade,


    When you say "I can get more value from three $20 credit trades than one $60 credit trade" for the most part I agree with you.I think it really comes down to how much a person wants the games involved in that hypothetical scenario but generally I think your statement is fairly accurate.


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    especially when the latter is asking $20 more than the LT market price and the real-cash equivalent.


     


    20 extra LeapBucks in the seller's pocket is literally the same as going to a real-cash trading marketplace and trading away my $60 game for a $40 game in return.  The only difference on LT is that you go through an intermediary currency first.



     


    But here is where your argument goes off the rails.  20 extra leapbucks IS NOT LITERALLY THE SAME as going to a real-cash trading marketplace for 2 reasons. Firstly, it isn't real cash. So it cannot be literally the same if one currency has real value outside the site and the other doesn't. It is  LITERALLY impossible for the two thing to be the same. Secondly, in a real cash marketplace everything we trade in has much less value than it would here. I don't think someone's copy of MLB 2009 for the Xbox 360 would get $5 anywhere outside of this site. But that is the baseline value placed on all games on this site. While that is something of an extreme case the fact remains that what we trade for credits here is also higher than it would be on the real cash marketplace. So if games you want to purchase are overvalued then the games you are trying to sell are overvalued as well. It balances out. Now if you would prefer to do those 3 $20 credit trades instead of one $60 trade because you think there is better value for you there then I don't think anyone will dispute you. But this whole "overpriced" thing is just nonsense outside of that particular context. You gotta give up the ghost on that one.

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  2. yankees7448 yankees7448

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    Joined: 25 Nov 2015

    If anything these games are undervalued. Every time I try to purchase one of these games for credits no one wants to do it. I've had at least 3 cancel the trade on me including this one for Mad Max. It seems everyone prefers to trade those games for other games.

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  3. adiodeath26 adiodeath26

    Total Posts: 15

    Joined: 7 Sep 2015

    Now I'm not that new to leaptrade, but new enough. Anyway I've sold 8 games over my course of being on this website, but it seems impossible to actually buy a game. I've been in the queue for Black ops 3 since the day it came out. Ive been number one in the queue for weeks. I've had 4 trades fall though, and I can't seem to buy any other game. I tried to buy tony Hawks pro skater 5, and what do you know. That trade fell through also... Ugh why is this impossible?!?!?!?!? If any advice, that would be great!  

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  4. toss toss

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    Joined: 9 Jan 2014

    Buying new release games ie 1-2 month old releases can be a challenge. You gotta be patient or try to get slightly older games. I find buying new releases which are primarily multiplayer games like call of duty games may even take longer because its not like a gamer finishes the story and is done with it over a couple weeks. People tend to keep and play those for a while....but you could get lucky.

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  5. musman1830 musman1830

    Total Posts: 7

    Joined: 7 Feb 2016

    i got 1.50 for a game i sold for 37.5 this makes no sense someone help

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  6. Yunie Yunie

    Total Posts: 17

    Joined: 10 Jan 2016

    Quote by musman1830


    i got 1.50 for a game i sold for 37.5 this makes no sense someone help



     


    Did you put yourself on the waiting list for a game valued at 36 credits?  If you did someone probably posted it and the amount got deducted from your balance.

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  7. Brem Brem

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    Joined: 2 Sep 2013

    Quote by musman1830


    i got 1.50 for a game i sold for 37.5 this makes no sense someone help



     


    If you need any assistance with a problem, it's best to either post a new topic in the help & support area or contact us here:help@leaptrade.com 


     


    I see you're currently matched for NBA 2K16 (PS4), and what happens when you're matched is that the system takes the credit and puts it on hold until either the trade is 100% complete or until someone cancels the trade before shipping is purchased. If the trade doesn't go through or is cancelled, you will get your credit back. 


     


    Everything seems to be fine, as your credits are not lost, they're simply on hold in a trade. Please go to "My Trades" and go to "Requests" and you'll see that you have NBA 2K16 (PS4) requested. I will also send this same message to you in a PM just in case you don't see it here. 

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  8. Yurikun Yurikun

    Total Posts: 9

    Joined: 4 Jun 2016

    Quote by adiodeath26


    Now I'm not that new to leaptrade, but new enough. Anyway I've sold 8 games over my course of being on this website, but it seems impossible to actually buy a game. I've been in the queue for Black ops 3 since the day it came out. Ive been number one in the queue for weeks. I've had 4 trades fall though, and I can't seem to buy any other game. I tried to buy tony Hawks pro skater 5, and what do you know. That trade fell through also... Ugh why is this impossible?!?!?!?!? If any advice, that would be great!  



     


    I would like clarification on this as well, Since starting this a few months ago. I have been sitting in limbo for any requests I have put out.

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  9. Bravo_Steve Bravo_Steve

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    Joined: 4 Apr 2017

    Hello. I am new to this site. I want to be able to sell my games without any problems from my part. So I have questions. If someone can please message me that will be great. I want to know what happens after putting your game for sell and confirming the trade with someone. 

     

    Will leaptrade email you the shipping thing or do I have to create one my own to the persons address?

    Also, This means i will have to come out of pocket myself to ship to my UPS place. 

     

    So what is a better method to save you more money? Credits or Cash to paypal?

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  10. Brem Brem

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    Quote by Bravo_Steve


    Hello. I am new to this site. I want to be able to sell my games without any problems from my part. So I have questions. If someone can please message me that will be great. I want to know what happens after putting your game for sell and confirming the trade with someone. 


     


    Will leaptrade email you the shipping thing or do I have to create one my own to the persons address?


    Also, This means i will have to come out of pocket myself to ship to my UPS place. 


     


    So what is a better method to save you more money? Credits or Cash to paypal?



     


    Hey there, I'm Dave the forum mod and I also help answer questions. Anyways, with credit trades, you're responsible for purchasing shipping. For cash sales, you do not need to purchase a label as the user buying purchases it. Once the label is paid for, you will then be able to print it off from our site and then ship your games. 


     


    If you're looking to get newer games in return for your games, I recommend listing for cash. It can take a while for newer games to show up for credit. The majority of games available for credit is mostly last gen to retro games. There are a few users who do trade newer games for credit, and posting in the pinned topics in the trading forum is a great way to find potential trades. You also have the F2F trade option, this way you can trade a game for another game if you want. 


     


    Feel free to shoot me a message if you have any other questions or concerns. 

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