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Advice for LeapTrade Newbies

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    Quote by Greasy_Gamer


    Dear New Leaptrade Users,


     


    As someone who has been trading games online for credit for 10 years,  I feel qualified to explain what it is all about.


     


    For me, it is a way to trade-in my old games without having to pay fees or get sodomized on trade-ins at Gamestop.  Let me be clear:  Leaptrade is not the fastest way to get games.  It is more about patience,  retaining value of your old games and the mystery of what game you will get from your request list next.   If you don't need immediate gratification,  trading here can exciting.


     


     


    If you are trooper and request games on release day, you will get a good spot in the request queue.  Then you will be among the first to get matched with another user trading those games in down the road.  You can expect that your big-name, high profile games will traded in here eventually.  I have not seen a lot of niche games get traded in often.


    So, the key is building your request queue over time and reaping the rewards later. 


     


    Another great thing about Leaptrade is the direct Friend-to-Friend trading option.  You can get on the forums and barter for games too.  If you make friends with the right folks and are a good, honest trader you can always get something for your credits outside of the queue system.  You just have to know who to ask.


     


    I have made building my request list a weekly ritual and I never have to wait too long for a trade to come my way.  New Users,  if you follow "The Greasy Method"  you too can reap the benefits!



    Does Leaptrade cover shipping fees then? Was one of the major hurdles of me actually wanting to trade.

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  2. MatthewZ MatthewZ

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    Quote by dashey


    Does Leaptrade cover shipping fees then? Was one of the major hurdles of me actually wanting to trade.



     


    Not quite.


     


    If you're sending a game, you pay for shipping. In a F2F, whoever is buying can offer more credit to make up for the cost of the shipping label, but the seller still has to actually pay for it. LeapTrade does put together a shipping label that the seller can buy, and in my experience it's typically been the cheapest option.


     


    If you're receiving a game, then all you pay for is the LeapTrade-determined cost of the game in credits.


     


    And to take it one step further, if you're doing a F2F game swap, each party pays for the shipping of the item they're sending.

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    Quote by MatthewZ


    Quote by dashey


    Does Leaptrade cover shipping fees then? Was one of the major hurdles of me actually wanting to trade.



     


    Not quite.


     


    If you're sending a game, you pay for shipping. In a F2F, whoever is buying can offer more credit to make up for the cost of the shipping label, but the seller still has to actually pay for it. LeapTrade does put together a shipping label that the seller can buy, and in my experience it's typically been the cheapest option.


     


    If you're receiving a game, then all you pay for is the LeapTrade-determined cost of the game in credits.


     


    And to take it one step further, if you're doing a F2F game swap, each party pays for the shipping of the item they're sending.



    Does he or she pay shipping in credits or actual cash?

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  4. 98skichick 98skichick

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    You have to pay shipping in cash/Paypal.  Or you can use a Paypal shipping label which is a little cheaper. www.paypal.com/shipnow to get a commericial rate. 4 ounces and less is the cheapest.  Some older games are heavier and are more like 6-9 ounces which is over $3. You can not use credits on things other than games and PSN/XBOX gift cards when someone has them available.

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  5. Donald Stafford Donald Stafford

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    I want to post a digital game and then just have it bought because it already put the information in the code infobox.   When I lift the game digital it then send me a confirmation to confirm that a person that bought it and then they can get the code and then they can confirm on their side how do I make it to where they don't have to ask me permission basically if I still have the code because you would have already entered the code because the code was in that little box. So what I'm asking is how do I take out my step

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  6. Brem Brem

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    Quote by Donald Stafford


    I want to post a digital game and then just have it bought because it already put the information in the code infobox.   When I lift the game digital it then send me a confirmation to confirm that a person that bought it and then they can get the code and then they can confirm on their side how do I make it to where they don't have to ask me permission basically if I still have the code because you would have already entered the code because the code was in that little box. So what I'm asking is how do I take out my step



     


    That depends on the price you list it at. If it's above market price the user you match with will need you confirm the new price. 


     


    If you match with a user at the price they requested, they will automatically be confirmed, but you will still need confirm like you would any trade. 

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  7. Brem Brem

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    A good tip for those doing F2F trades (Friend to Friend). If you have more trades completed than the user you're matched with, or are a veteran user, you're free to ask that user to send their side first. If they don't have any completed trades, it is recommended that the new user send first. 

     

    We had an issue with a user recently who would set up F2F trades with some users, they all sent their side and he in turn would not send his. So we recommend asking new users and users with less trades than you, to send first. 

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  8. NightshadowON NightshadowON

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    I just sold my first game, paid shipping and mailed it. Now other person says they never wanted it or asked for it. How did I match with then? Am I out a game and shipping costs?

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  9. Brem Brem

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    Quote by NightshadowON


    I just sold my first game, paid shipping and mailed it. Now other person says they never wanted it or asked for it. How did I match with then? Am I out a game and shipping costs?



     


    Hello, not to worry, we'll make sure you get your credit for this trade. I sent you a message in regards to this. 

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