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  1. Brem Brem

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    Quote by engnir1


    I'm shipping 2 games to the same buyer, so how do I pay for my shipping? Do I have to pay the $2.99 for each game, because that would certainly cost me about double what it should. Do I HAVE to use PayPal or Amazon to pay for shipping or can I just stop by my post office?



     


    If you want, you're free to set up a F2F trade with this user instead to send in one package. Thing is, it will probably end up costing the same as the packages go by the weight. But, you'd save on having to buy another bubble mailer. 


     


    To do this, send a message to the user this is the route you'd like to take and add the user as a friend. Once you two are friends, go to the users profile and go to his/he collection. Once there, you can click on a game and do F2F. If you want, you can have the user set up a F2F trade so it's easier. He can pick the games he wants and the credit he'll send, and you would just need to confirm the trade and all that. But the shipping will most likely come out the same. 

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    Thank you Brem for your reply. I already shipped both games separately today, and I figured what the heck? It's only $3 each to ship, so no big deal. Thanks again and cool site!!

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  3. birdofmassacre birdofmassacre

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    Quote by MDB1996


    Just ask them when they are going to ship the game you never know if they have a real reason or not sometimes u get a reply sometimes you dont this one guy i thought was inactive & he was new actually got into a car crash so he wasn't able to confirm or ship the game & when he anwered he still didn't ship it sometimes unfortunate circumstances can get in the way but most of the time users are just lazy lol



     


     


    Quote by Leaptrade


    Also, the "Shipped" status doesn't happen until we verify that it's shipped through the postal service tracking.  The person might have dropped the game in the mail but the tracking hasn't updated yet.  That usually doesn't take more than a day or so, unless it's over a weekend.



     


    Thanks! They haven't been on at all since then.

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  4. Donald Stafford Donald Stafford

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    need help i buy about 20 titles a day because everyone fails to ship or cancels to pull a bait and switch to increase price i cancel the trade just before it auto cancels and rebuy it over and over for weeks strait but sellers never confirm can you make an ability to message the seller and  is there any tips because they never sell im stuck buying what ever will sell this sight is a circle jerk

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  5. Donald Stafford Donald Stafford

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    its not a rant its a question help me get my buys confirmed first time 

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  6. Brem Brem

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    Quote by Donald Stafford


    need help i buy about 20 titles a day because everyone fails to ship or cancels to pull a bait and switch to increase price i cancel the trade just before it auto cancels and rebuy it over and over for weeks strait but sellers never confirm can you make an ability to message the seller and  is there any tips because they never sell im stuck buying what ever will sell this sight is a circle jerk



     


    Trades do not auto cancel. Once you have requested a game, you have it requested until you either cancel or until you're matched with someone who has a copy of the game. Trades never auto cancel, you just simply are put back in the queue after the 24 hour period or matched with the next person. What you see happening isn't a trade cancellation. When a user doesn't confirm, you go back to your place in the queue (likely 1st if you were matched before) and have to wait for the next user to list. You can request games that don't even have trade in's, that's why we suggest requesting all the games you want, and when users list them, you are eventually matched with those users depending on where you're at in the queue. 


     


    Don't cancel your request. When cancelling your request, and then re-requesting, you will get matched with the same exact user. Especially if you cancel before the 24 hour period is up. This is only hurting your chances because cancelling slows the whole process down. If a user doesn't accept a trade, wait for the next user to come by. 


     


    And there may be a chance a user lists a game after you request it from someone, but please have some patience and wait a bit. It also doesn't help you get matched if someone lists under the same category and you re-request after origitnally being matched and cancelling. You will still get matched with the same person because they're first in line when it comes to the trade-in queue for said game. Waiting for the timer to run its course is a must if you want to be matched with the second user who has a copy. 


     


    Letting the timer run is the best option. If a user doesn't accept, and there is another user after them, you will automatically be matched with that person. But cancelling your request mid way or close to when a trade is about to time out makes it harder to get the game you want. 


     


    So you're essentially going through a loop if you keep cancelling and re-requesting. That's why we recommend staying in the request queue, and not cancelling. 


     


    Please let me know if you have any other questions in regards to this. 

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  7. Donald Stafford Donald Stafford

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    we bouthknow this sight dose not have enough users for the request option to work. you dont understand the trick i was saying i was saying when the buy is about to auto cancel if you bought more then two it will close the acount sales flore so to prevent that to give them time to confirm you must cancel it and rebuy it ones a day for weeks on end so you get it there needs to be an option to message them because i have know idea who im buy from

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  8. Donald Stafford Donald Stafford

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    if you let a trade cancel it turns off there sales flore till next time they relog in but not if they just visit the sight and new users think they must relist they dont know to log off and relog back in and most games only have on lister and there are only about 35 active useres me and toss are to big boys so letting it cancel just screws u out of the game and screews the newb into saying f leaptrade you are rong about this sighti dose not function the way you say theres not enough games here 

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  9. Brem Brem

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    Quote by Donald Stafford


    we bouthknow this sight dose not have enough users for the request option to work. you dont understand the trick i was saying i was saying when the buy is about to auto cancel if you bought more then two it will close the acount sales flore so to prevent that to give them time to confirm you must cancel it and rebuy it ones a day for weeks on end so you get it there needs to be an option to message them because i have know idea who im buy from



     


    Yet you're still dealing with the same user each time by doing this. That may give them more time, but it also means you're stopping it from making their account go inactive due to inactivity, because the users who don't accept their trades will get an email to update them that their account was put on hold for inactivity. What you're doing is essentially giving the user more chances than he deserves. If he doesn't accept in the 24 hour period, he will have one more chance to accept. If he doesn't, he's put on hold. 


     


    Here's how it works. A user lists a game for trade. Lets say you request that game. He doesn't confirm in the next 24 hours. You're then put back in the queue. You might matched up with the user one more time, but if he doesn't accept this time around, he's put on hold for inactivity. 


     


    Cancelling and re-requesting from the same user over and over probably should show you the user isn't going to trade or is inactive. That's why we suggest keeping your request active. If you want to cancel a couple times and re-request, fine by us. But don't do it a ton of times otherwise you will likely never get the game. 


     


    I realize the game selection is low at the moment, but this is a game trading site and we rely on users to list games. Sometimes it can be slow, othertimes we see an influx of trading. 


     


    Also when a user doesn't accept, your request is not cancelled. When a user doesn't accept or cancels a trade, your request does not get cancelled. You're simply added back to the queue. The queue is where you're place in line for the game. If you're matched with someone, and they cancel, you can then be matched with the next person who has it, autmatically. 


     


    I hope you understand what I'm saying, because your method isn't going to help you get the games you want faster. Sticking to the queue is where you have the best chance to get matched again. Cancelling and cancelling to give the same user multiple times to accept doesn't help you, it just helps keep an inactive user up with a listing. 


     


     

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  10. Greasy_Gamer Greasy_Gamer

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    Back in the goozex days of yore,  I would engage in "queue camping". I found out when the database would usually be updated with new releases and sit at my computer late at night furiously clicking the "request" button on new releases to get a good spot in line.  This worked great for me.  I have yet to determine what the new release routine is at Leaptrade.  Does anyone want to reveal the secret?

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