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

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Schide wrote: »
    I wish you could get the consoles themselves from this.

    Where did you get the picture for your avatar?

    From a Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen cover from the looks of it.
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  • BeckBeck Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Uh, shit.

    The copy of halo 3 that was sent to me is in french, and there's no options to switch to english tracks.

    Darn you, Quebec! I don't speak french yet! :(

    I emailed goozex about it, hopefully I can get a proper copy.

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Now I'm not selfish enough to pimp out my referral link in my post to get free points. My sig on the other hand...

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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    hot damn, I'm getting Bushido Blade in the mail! I've been waiting for this forever.

    ...Now I have 100 points, 17 trade credits and no games I want to trade out for points...

  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    cough [url=http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=594365284112
    ]referral link[/url] cough

    as far as the guy who sent it to apt 6 rather than 612, there is a good chance it will still get delivered as long as most of it is correct

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    mts wrote: »
    cough [url=http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/join.asp?idr=594365284112
    ]referral link[/url] cough

    as far as the guy who sent it to apt 6 rather than 612, there is a good chance it will still get delivered as long as most of it is correct

    I keep getting mail in my mailbox addressed to the previous occupant that doesn't even have a unit number, just a name and the address of the building. Postal workers get to know who lives where.

  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I love it when people sign up for Goozex, list a bunch of games, and then forget about it. I also love how Goozex keeps matching me with these people.

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

    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • reddogreddog Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I love it when people sign up for Goozex, list a bunch of games, and then forget about it. I also love how Goozex keeps matching me with these people.

    Ughh...I hate that. It's happening more often now than before when I first signed up.

    What I don't understand is, do they not check their email? Are they just like deleting the email that tells them they're matched? It's so annoying, especially when you PM them and they don't answer you at all....frustration ensues.

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Some guy at work was selling GTA4 for $30. Just bought it and immediately turned it around for 1000 points (I already have it). Nothing like a $20 profit :)

  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I love it when people sign up for Goozex, list a bunch of games, and then forget about it. I also love how Goozex keeps matching me with these people.


    That should change now that games that time out automatically get put on hold.

  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul Registered User
    edited July 2008
    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!

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

    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    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

    Games completed recently: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'd really like to use this service, but a couple things have kept me from starting so far. Maybe someone could address these issues and help out.

    1) I want the games with their booklets & cases and feel like those will be hard to get, as most people probably do what's easiest to ship.

    2) I suck at shipping things, in general, and I don't want to have to drive to the post office every time I send out a game, because the lines there often take 20-30 minutes. Is there some easier way to send things out?

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    1) Yah, ask for full package and that's what you get.

    2) Print off Paypal labels, and stick them on your package and ship them off yourself. Also, most post offices have an automated system for you to ship off your stuff.

    Games completed recently: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Strato wrote: »
    I'd really like to use this service, but a couple things have kept me from starting so far. Maybe someone could address these issues and help out.

    1) I want the games with their booklets & cases and feel like those will be hard to get, as people probably do what's easiest to ship.

    2) The whole packaging and shipping process seems like a huge pain. I don't want to have to drive to the post office every time I send out a game, because the lines there often take 20-30 minutes. Is there some easy way to just send it from home?

    So I guess basically I feel like I won't be able to get any games with boxes and that shipping out games will turn into a huge ordeal.

    1) There are 3 different levels of availability: full package (everything, including accessories and even the box the thing came in, supposedly. Though don't count on the box, and even accessories are sometimes iffy - PM the seller), disc and manual, and disc only.
    I have found that full package is one of the most common choices and most people do not just do disc only unless the games are older or perhaps some PC games where the disc didn't really have a case. You can always check the games availability in each of the three choices.

    When you say boxes, do you mean PC boxes (which are now mostly just the large DVD case) or video game boxes (which are now just a dvd case)? Or do you mean older stuff in boxes (which I doubt you would get, most people throw them away)?

    2) Most games in a DVD-sized case fit into a #0 bubble mailer. These can be picked up cheaply online or at WalMart. Paypal allows you to print out shipping labels at home, if you know the weight of your package. So you will need a scale if you don't want to go someplace that has one. I have a mailing scale at work, so I weigh my packages at work and then mail them off later. Paypal is also the cheapest price for mailing as well, as they include delivery confirmation (not required, but a must IMO) for only 18 cents instead of the usual 75 at the post office. Plus they have cheaper prices for each weight. Oh, and you don't have to print it on label paper (though it's the easier way, even if more expensive), you can print it on normal paper and just use clear packing tape to attach it to the mailer.

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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: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • 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.

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

    Score: 8 out of a possible bacon.
  • 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.

    Games completed recently: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • 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 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    What is the point of stockpiling a ton of points anyway?

  • 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?

    Games completed recently: Dead Island: Riptide, Batman: Arkham Origins, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Dragon's Crown
  • 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 Registered 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!

  • 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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