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Goozex thread: free game no longer avaliable, also: European network starting up

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  • StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Thanks, I had no idea about Paypal. That's really, really helpful. And it's very good to hear it's common to get the game cases too.

    Last question for now, about how long should I expect to wait to get a new release from Goozex?

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If you jump in line early you MIGHT get it soon, but otherwise you'll be waiting a while.

    Games completed recently: Dragon's Crown, Knights of Pen and Paper, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (20th time), Defender's Quest, The Witcher
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Strato wrote: »
    Thanks, I had no idea about Paypal. And it's good to hear I can get the game cases too.

    Last question for now, about how long should I expect to wait to get a new release from Goozex?

    Depends on replay value and multiplayer content, pretty much (e.g. Mario Kart Wii is moving a lot slower than Grand Theft Auto IV). Probably a month or two, if you get in line early. I've found it's not all that great for getting new releases, but then what used game setup is?

    now, if you want to sell a new-ish release, it's wonderful.

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  • ScootaScoota Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Strato wrote: »
    Thanks, I had no idea about Paypal. That's really, really helpful. And it's very good to hear it's common to get the game cases too.

    Last question for now, about how long should I expect to wait to get a new release from Goozex?

    Probably at least 3 weeks, depending on how early you put in your request for the game.

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    So I got Killer 7, and I'm lovin' it. The game has a weird and awesome sense of style that manages to scare the crap outta me. Also, seeing as how the Dark Knight movie is coming up, I was wondering if anyone thought of the idea of a jokerified Heaven Smile avatar. What with their creepy laughter and their suicidal exploding tendencies, it would be the perfect match.

    I just have to find a decent picture of a Heaven Smile and figure out how to properly jokerify it with mspaint.

    Man, this guy got me thinking about killer7 again yesterday, and now I want to play it SO BAD. 40th place in line, Goozex? REALLY? Frick. People get out there and trade, trade, trade!

    PS2: http://product.half.ebay.com/Killer-7_W0QQprZ44154727QQtgZinfo
    GCN: http://product.half.ebay.com/Killer-7_W0QQprZ30732222QQtgZinfo

    I know, but money's tight and Goozex points aren't. If I buy a game the wife will probably put me in a sling.

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  • StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Thanks guys. I really appreciate it.

    Hmm, I wish I could trade DVDs too. :)

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It really does depend on a game as far as the availability of new games. If it's a dud, lots of copies will show up quickly. If it's short and has no replay or multiplayer value, it will show up quickly. If it's long/replayable/good multiplayer, it could be a month or longer before it's readily available.

    I hopped into the Mario Kart Wii queue the day it came out, and was about #70 in line if I remember correctly. I'm now #5 or so who are ready to trade (there are others in front of me who either have it on hold, or don't have the points/trade credits). So it can take a while.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    darunia106 wrote: »
    So I got Killer 7, and I'm lovin' it. The game has a weird and awesome sense of style that manages to scare the crap outta me. Also, seeing as how the Dark Knight movie is coming up, I was wondering if anyone thought of the idea of a jokerified Heaven Smile avatar. What with their creepy laughter and their suicidal exploding tendencies, it would be the perfect match.

    I just have to find a decent picture of a Heaven Smile and figure out how to properly jokerify it with mspaint.

    Man, this guy got me thinking about killer7 again yesterday, and now I want to play it SO BAD. 40th place in line, Goozex? REALLY? Frick. People get out there and trade, trade, trade!

    PS2: http://product.half.ebay.com/Killer-7_W0QQprZ44154727QQtgZinfo
    GCN: http://product.half.ebay.com/Killer-7_W0QQprZ30732222QQtgZinfo

    I know, but money's tight and Goozex points aren't. If I buy a game the wife will probably put me in a sling.

    Haha I hear ya.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    so question about being on hold. does it give you a place in line, which then moves up with each subsequent trade or do you lock in at say 50 place, and when you go active, you take that place back up. the wording on the site leads me to believe that its the latter

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  • Gilbert0Gilbert0 VictoriaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    *COUGH* http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=568310205947 *COUGH*

    MTS: You move up with each trade. So if you are on hold in 10th and 5 trades happen, you are now in 5th place (on hold).

    Also, when on hold, your place in line seems huge but it's actually a lot less. Currently I am OFFERING Motorstorm on hold and I'm in the 80's. If I activated it however, I would in the 20's because lots of other people aren't active.

    Same works with requests. I am in the 70's for Super Mario Galaxy but if I activated it, I would be put to 1 because no one else has the points/open trade slots.

  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    mts wrote: »
    so question about being on hold. does it give you a place in line, which then moves up with each subsequent trade or do you lock in at say 50 place, and when you go active, you take that place back up. the wording on the site leads me to believe that its the latter

    You move up, yes, but people who are not on hold get to pass you as if you weren't there.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    thats what i thought but it appeared otherwise from the description on the site

    man i have more points that i know what to do with. Have almost 3000 right now.

    its yelling at me trying to get me to needlessly add more games to my requests....

    ok i failed and activated FFTA2. i am weak

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Trust me Never trust a snakeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    What is the point of stockpiling a ton of points anyway?

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    With the way the economy is, who knows when Goozex points will be worth more than the dollar. Maybe a few months from now those points will be worth twice as much!

    Won't you feel stupid?

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    On the handheld front, I am currently bouncing between God of War: Chains of Olympus and Ninja Gaiden DS, and between the two I'm tempted to write off my consoles entirely. Two of the finest action games I've played in a long time, and while I actually didn't like God of War II, the PSP installment feels more enjoyable for some reason. I was initially going to run through GoW quickly and throw it back on Goozex for a quick turnaround but I might actually keep it.

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Trust me Never trust a snakeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    With the way the economy is, who knows when Goozex points will be worth more than the dollar. Maybe a few months from now those points will be worth twice as much!

    Won't you feel stupid?

    Yes, I will be quite the fool if that happens. But what will you do when the Goozex market acts like it is 1929 all over again and crashes? You will be left with worthless points that can only be used to get copies of Superman 64 and E.T. for the 2600!

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    My problem right now is that all of my active requests seem to be pretty stagnant while many of my on hold requests are moving up in line pretty rapidly. The temptation to activate a few of them is great, but I must resist...

    hnauuuuuuuuugh

    Reginald wrote: »
    Heavy Rain is what Martin Scorsese would see if he played Katamari Damacy.

    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    There isn't much of a reason to stock up on points, it's just that when you first start using the system it can be pretty easy to just keep accepting requests for your games and the points just keep coming. Just getting rid of my old GC games and some PC games I racked up about 7,000 points, plus the freebie points. Considering that my only home console is a Wii right now, most of the games I want have a decent wait time on them, so I'm not actively using those points, but my active requests would just about use all of my points if they were all to find a match.
    I have 4,000 points, and 4 games in my active requests would use 3,500 of them. I'm just ready and waiting.

    Waiting is a good thing to do right now though, because I just went through 3,000 points on DS games in the last 3 weeks. I got a DS for my birthday and when I added games to my list for the DS, I got matched up for 8 of them. :) My backlog is ridiculous now.

    Once the points are used up, and as I finish games and relist them, things should balance out where I have requests on hold, then when I trade off something and get enough points, I activate it and get it. So on and so forth.

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    There isn't much of a reason to stock up on points, it's just that when you first start using the system it can be pretty easy to just keep accepting requests for your games and the points just keep coming. Just getting rid of my old GC games and some PC games I racked up about 7,000 points, plus the freebie points. Considering that my only home console is a Wii right now, most of the games I want have a decent wait time on them, so I'm not actively using those points, but my active requests would just about use all of my points if they were all to find a match.
    I have 4,000 points, and 4 games in my active requests would use 3,500 of them. I'm just ready and waiting.

    Waiting is a good thing to do right now though, because I just went through 3,000 points on DS games in the last 3 weeks. I got a DS for my birthday and when I added games to my list for the DS, I got matched up for 8 of them. :) My backlog is ridiculous now.

    Once the points are used up, and as I finish games and relist them, things should balance out where I have requests on hold, then when I trade off something and get enough points, I activate it and get it. So on and so forth.

    I should have been a bit more judicious with how many games I requested as Active; I severely underestimated how quickly I'd match, which is why I'm juggling five new games at once now.

    My request queue is clear now, though, and I'm not getting instantly matched for other offers as I was before, so now I'm in a bit of a holding pattern but that helps me actually play the games instead of just trading them incessantly.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i have my abundance of points since i was able to get matched up on a bunch of big games recently. plus i have ridiculous game add so i f i have too many games i never finish any of them, so i am holding off on getting too many games at once so they get play time. plus by waiting, point requirements do come down, so i can bargain shop a little more

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I think I'll grab Kane & Lynch if it goes down another hundred points. (Or if I get another referral.)

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Or just start listing 1200 point games.

  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

    I thought I had read somewhere that they were increasing the cap to 1200 points. Somewhere on their forums, I'll poke around to see if I can find it.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

    I thought I had read somewhere that they were increasing the cap to 1200 points. Somewhere on their forums, I'll poke around to see if I can find it.

    They did, and then there was an enourmous backlash, so they changed it back.

    And you're buying a new game for $60. What's the point of spending $60 in points on it? $50 used for something that's $60 new seems more than fair.

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Lunker wrote: »
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

    I thought I had read somewhere that they were increasing the cap to 1200 points. Somewhere on their forums, I'll poke around to see if I can find it.

    They did, and then there was an enourmous backlash, so they changed it back.

    And you're buying a new game for $60. What's the point of spending $60 in points on it? $50 used for something that's $60 new seems more than fair.

    Yeah, getting almost 85% of your money back is a hell of a deal, and better than you're going to get anywhere else.

    As to rare games, if you really want the appropriate amount of points for it, eBay it and then use the profit to buy the points. I think the 1000 point cap is perfect.

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    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Is there a list anywhere (besides the OP) for awesome 100pt games by system?

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

    The incentive is that if you don't like the game you can trade it back while only losing about $10. Otherwise you can get $10 from Gamestop.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    They should shift the 1000 point cap upwards a bit and change it so that 1000 points = $60. Right now there is simply no incentive to trade brand new or rare games.

    The incentive is that if you don't like the game you can trade it back while only losing about $10. Otherwise you can get $10 from Gamestop.

    Or you can get the game from Goozex, if you don't like it you can trade it back on goozex, and you're out one trade credit ($1) and shipping.

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  • Regicid3Regicid3 Registered User
    edited July 2008
    2200 points to spend, 1500 points in the request queue, 1350 in the offering queue and 6 trade credits.

    9 games received, 3 of them with negative feedback. 10 games sent, all positive.

    I've done pretty good on Goozex, I think.

  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ok so I'm a newbie when it comes to Goozex, and I have a question. If I wanted to put up my copy of Guitar Hero (PS2, w/ guitar) for sale, do I pay for shipping or does the buyer? If I pay I think it would be best to just sell the game and find someone in person to buy my guitar.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Zenitram wrote: »
    Ok so I'm a newbie when it comes to Goozex, and I have a question. If I wanted to put up my copy of Guitar Hero (PS2, w/ guitar) for sale, do I pay for shipping or does the buyer? If I pay I think it would be best to just sell the game and find someone in person to buy my guitar.

    Seller always pays shipping.

    You can list GH as full package (with guitar) or disc+manual or disc only. If you don't want to ship the guitar, just don't do full package.

    EDIT: There are two listings for GH. One with guitar and one without. If you ship the guitar it's worth 350 extra points.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The buyer never pays for any kind of shipping.

    ed: I think there's a version of GH2 that's Game Only that you can do full package on.

  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This is pretty much the best thing ever, I already have two games I plan to ship tomorrow (RE4 GC and MGS3: Subsistence). It's like free money, the only catch being I have to spend a tiny amount of money to get it, and I can only spend it on games.

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  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Are games cheaper if you want the disc only? Douches stole my Mass Effect disc but not the case/manual.....

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Zenitram wrote: »
    Are games cheaper if you want the disc only? Douches stole my Mass Effect disc but not the case/manual.....

    Nope, same price unfortunately.

    Reginald wrote: »
    Heavy Rain is what Martin Scorsese would see if he played Katamari Damacy.

    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Sir Madjai of SanSan MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Regicid3 wrote: »
    2200 points to spend, 1500 points in the request queue, 1350 in the offering queue and 6 trade credits.

    9 games received, 3 of them with negative feedback. 10 games sent, all positive.

    I've done pretty good on Goozex, I think.

    1/3 of your received games you gave negative feedback on??

    Yeesh. What happened?

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  • Regicid3Regicid3 Registered User
    edited July 2008
    TheMadjai wrote: »
    Regicid3 wrote: »
    2200 points to spend, 1500 points in the request queue, 1350 in the offering queue and 6 trade credits.

    9 games received, 3 of them with negative feedback. 10 games sent, all positive.

    I've done pretty good on Goozex, I think.

    1/3 of your received games you gave negative feedback on??

    Yeesh. What happened?

    FF8 - Disk 1 didn't work.

    ArmA - The post office denied the package and it got sent to Goozex offices. He got the points and the feedback, but I didn't lose the points.

    Crysis - Again, the post office denied it and it got sent back to the seller. It was really unfortunate as the seller had an amazing feedback score and we kept in constant communication.

    The PO had my last name spelt wrong, thankfully though only 2 out of the 8 games I requested were sent back. I feel really bad about the guy who sent me Crysis though. Also, I just got a match for STALKER! woot, I also have Crysis (again) LE and Vampire: Bloodlines on request.

  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    while i didn't get it through goozex, i highly recomend new super mario bros for the DS if you haven't played it yet. i know it came out 2 years ago but i just got a DS so there

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Titmouse wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Titmouse wrote: »
    I confirmed a game right after it was supposed to be sent months ago. Any way to complain about not getting it or am I screwed?

    why did you do that? I should add that to the OP.

    I had extra points waiting after I confirmed I had received it. I didn't lose any money or anything so I don't care that much, but I would like the game.

    PM the user and ask what's up, but you might be screwed, since it was months ago. If it was just around the three-week mark I'd say to e-mail feedback@goozex.com, but it might be late for that. Then again, I guess that's worth a shot too.

    Nah he's fucked. You can't claim you didn't get it, if in fact you already said that you got it. Goozex will likely think you just don't want the game, didn't like it.. whatever.

    Some guy actually gave me positive feedback the same day I confirmed a trade. I still sent the game out... but I thought it was pretty funny.

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