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So, a free offer from Goozex?

NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Games and Technology
Someone posted this over at EBWF. It appears to be kosher.
This video game trading company, is giving away bonuses to new members that register during the month of April. The bonus gives 100 Goozex points and 1 trade credit to new members, and allows to receive a free video game from the Goozex member network.

To receive the free bonus:
- Sign up on Goozex
- Activate your account (confirm email)

No credit card, no monthly fees required. Double accounts or multiple accounts from the same household disqualify you.

To request your game:
- Search for all games available for 100 points under the "Available" category
- Or, use the advanced search feature for all "Available" games priced at 100 points.


heres some are some good PC games they have for 100 points

Sims 2
Command & Conquer
Diablo II
Doom 3
Call of Duty 2
Quake 4
Star Wars Battlefront II
StarCraft
Battlefield 2: Special Forces

and a shit load more



EDIT: you have to sign up before April 30th!!!

Link he provided:

REMOVED - Was unaware that this was a referral link. Pardon my stupidity. Please use one of the links provided by one of the PA forum goers.

I figure, at worst, I won't get my free copy of Dynasty Warriors 4 for the xbox, and a lame hotmail account will get spammed to death.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    If only my laptop could run sims 2. I'd have something new to play at work. It can run diablo 2 though and its free...

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Hmm, this just screams scam of some sort to me. TANSTAAFL and all.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Goozex are pretty solid from what I've gathered.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    According to CAG, it's legit.

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    mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Can you BUY more points? I want a game thats 150, but I really dont want to trade anything I have into them...

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Hmmph, well I will bow to the wisdom of the commons.

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    NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yeah, seems too good to be true, but like I said, at worst, I won't get anything.

    It seemed like it was a "free trade", as in, send them a game, get a game thing with no fees. But the join page states quite clearly (in bold) that it's a free game.

    I'm still a bit wary/worried that it's one free trading transaction, and not actually one free game. That might just be my disbelief of an actual free product though.

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    ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Goozex is legit. I've been trading there since November. Got Metal Gear Solid and Tekken 3 in mint condition, and managed to unload a bunch of shitty games I don't play anymore. The only e-mails you'll get if you sign up is the Goozex newsletter and that's like 1 a month.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    A-Puck wrote: »
    Hmm, this just screams scam of some sort to me. TANSTAAFL and all.
    I use Goozex, and just happen to sign up during this time. The 'points' are the currency your games get converted into when you trade them - a new game or highly sought after goes for about 1,000 and stuff like Hulk:Ultimate Destruction will be 250-300. It's more like a small one time credit to start trading than anything else, they just also happen to have some low-value games.

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I just signed up the day before yesterday and I've already sent off 2 games. Red Star for 350 and Suikoden 5 for 650.

    Lots of 100 point games worth getting, but it looks like the waiting list for damn near everything is long.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Why is Baldur's Gate II not mentioned in the OP under "some good PC games"? What is wrong with you.


    AND DEUS EX

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So using this, I can get the regular versions of MGS 2 and 3 for like another $10, or I can go out and buy the collection for $30. What should I do? Are the substance versions worth it?

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    NerdtendoNerdtendo Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I've never played BG2, nor am I the one that posted that over at EBWF originally. I'm Mr.SelfDestruct over there.

    I know, I deserve to be tarred and feathered. I'd also love to play Planescape: Torment sometime.

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Been using goozex for a few months now. Traded in a bunch of PC games and recieved a bunch of 360 games.
    Only had a scratched disc once, and I was credited back in like 3 hours.
    Goozex is awesome, unless the game you want is in a giant queue
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    IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Goozex and the offer are legit, I use them. If anything, occasional free points are beneficial and neccesary.

    Their system works such that points aren't "spent" but traded to whoever sends a game you've requested. Without the free points on signup, the only time new points could enter the economy would be when someone buys points.

    Since no one must buy points, this would mean that the user base could grow limitlessly without the amount of points available increasing. Past a certain proportion of users to total points, this would guarantee "poverty" for nearly everyone as points would be too rare for the system to work.

    Edit: This assumes Goozex is not pursuing all-out profit. If they are, they're terrible at it. The ability to buy points allows the economy to self-correct, but all signs point to the primary purpose being a service to aid reliably trading games while covering operating expenses. To that end, adding points to the economy is a neccesaity as the user base grows.

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Huh, that sounds interesting. Are the point values for games fixed, or are there some amount of market forces allowed to play.

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    SaraLunaSaraLuna Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    they adjust point 'market value' weekly, but individual games never change more than 50 points at once

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Do you get points for referring people? If so how much?

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This game is not tradeable
    There are conflicting End User Agreements regarding the trading of MMOs that prevent the full transfer of title between users. Therefore Goozex does not allow members to trade these types of games.[/qote]

    What does this even mean! :(

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It means that because of the difference in licensing between a normal game and an MMO, they can not legally transfer ownership of the mmo "game" like they can, say, a zelda cartridge.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    A-Puck wrote: »
    Hmm, this just screams scam of some sort to me. TANSTAAFL and all.

    no it pretty much is

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    A-Puck wrote: »
    It means that because of the difference in licensing between a normal game and an MMO, they can not legally transfer ownership of the mmo "game" like they can, say, a zelda cartridge.

    So..why is it even there? Maybe I'm missing something :|

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    To let you know why you can't trade in that WoW disk?

    PiptheFair wrote: »
    A-Puck wrote: »
    Hmm, this just screams scam of some sort to me. TANSTAAFL and all.

    no it pretty much is


    So it seems, I stand (sit) corrected and chastised.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    A-Puck wrote: »
    To let you know why you can't trade in that WoW disk?

    I'm sorry, what?

    The game is on goozex, doesn't that mean that the game was offered by someone? But if they don't trade or sell MMO's, by the way, it's not even a MMO, it's a Steam game though I see where the problem is, I don't see why they would have it listed..

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    TediakTediak Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Okay so how do you mail out the games though? Do you have to do your own shipping and what have you?

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    ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Goozex uses a database supplied by Muse. Just because a game is listed doesn't mean it's being traded, it just means that Muse has it in their database. They put up the notices on the games that can't be traded, because those games are still in the database even though Goozex isn't trading them.

    Edit: Goozex gives you the address to send a game too, then you pop it in a bubble mailer and take it to the post office.

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    IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You have to ship the games yourself. The best and cheapest way is to send the mail US or Canadian Postal Service, 1st class, with delivery confirmation. With a bubble mailer from the post office or a corner general store, this should run you $2-4. This gets the game there safely in 3-5 days and the delivery confirmation prevents you from being ripped off.

    If you save the bubble mailers from games you recieved, you can even save a buck. Works best if your post office has an eletronic mailing kisok that prints labels, so you can slap that over the old address. Be sure to cross out the old return address. :P

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Do you get points for referring people? If so how much?
    Just asking again on the new page.

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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I got quite interested in this, but then I tried to put in my mailing address and even though one of the three countries listed in their 'country' drop box is Canada it doesn't recognize Canadian Postal codes, instead it says:

    Bad field address form
    blah blah blah, if your country doesn't have a zip code please leave this field blank

    So I leave it blank and it gives me the same error again haha.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Reznik wrote: »
    Goozex uses a database supplied by Muse. Just because a game is listed doesn't mean it's being traded, it just means that Muse has it in their database. They put up the notices on the games that can't be traded, because those games are still in the database even though Goozex isn't trading them.

    Edit: Goozex gives you the address to send a game too, then you pop it in a bubble mailer and take it to the post office.

    Ah, what a shame, I'd really like to have Half-Life, the first one, as I'm really low on money, trying to save for the summer vacations :(

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have to ask, who's brilliant idea was to name the company Goozex? It sounds like shady porn shop you find downtown.

    That being said this sounds like a great promotion, but I keep all my games close to me so I won't be jumping on this.

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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    I have to ask, who's brilliant idea was to name the company Goozex? It sounds like shady porn shop you find downtown.

    That being said this sounds like a great promotion, but I keep all my games close to me so I won't be jumping on this.

    Even if you aren't going to stay, you can get a free old game from the signup offer...

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I know. Damn... I was trying to keep myself from becoming tempted later on :P

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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Bonus points:

    I go to the forums and try to go to the help section and I get this:
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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ahhhh HAHA that's so crazy!!!

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    TediakTediak Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    What about online serials for PC games? Say I wanted to get the Warcraft 3 battle chest, or the Dawn of War expansions? Is the serial considered part of the "full package" (including exclusive use of the serial)?

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also: Holy shit this guy is getting a shit ton of referrals. I just noticed that link sets himself as the referral.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Also: Holy shit this guy is getting a shit ton of referrals. I just noticed that link sets himself as the referral.
    Do you get points for referring people? If so how much?
    Just asking again on the new page.

    !!!

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Tediak wrote: »
    What about online serials for PC games? Say I wanted to get the Warcraft 3 battle chest, or the Dawn of War expansions? Is the serial considered part of the "full package" (including exclusive use of the serial)?

    They don't trade games with serials :cry:

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Also: Holy shit this guy is getting a shit ton of referrals. I just noticed that link sets himself as the referral.
    Do you get points for referring people? If so how much?
    Just asking again on the new page.

    !!!

    I demand an answer to this gentleman's question.

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