So there’s a new videogame trading service on the internet called LeapTrade. They’re trying to make it easy for you to swap games with your fellow gamers. I gave it a shot a few weeks ago and here’s what I thought.
It’s a fairly easy system, you pick what games you have to trade and search for games you want. It’s all based on a credit system so you can tell them what games you want to trade, they tell you how much credit it’s worth, then you go shopping. Cool thing is, the same credit applies to both buying and selling. If a game you offer for trade gets you 40 credits, the person buying it pays 40 credits for it. There’s no used game up-charge like you’re used to seeing at places like GameStop. I think it’s pretty gamer-friendly in that sense. The only fee you ever pay is a $3.49 shipping fee every time you trade a game, but you can buy all the games in the world for no extra fee. Pretty snazzy.
Right now, they’ve got a fairly limited selection of games to choose from, and they’re mostly from the newest systems, so that’s kind of a bummer. Not gonna find to much retro stuff. The site is still pretty new, so expect that number to grow pretty rapidly as they get more users looking to trade more games. It’s worth taking a look at, and as an incentive you get 5 credits just for signing up. Of course, you can also buy credits with real money if you so desire.
Once you pick the game you want, they contact whoever is looking to sell a copy of it to tell them that you want it. The shipper sends you the game, they get your credits, and it’s done. I gave it a try a few weeks ago and snagged a copy of Just Dance 2014 for Xbox One. Took about two weeks to get to me, so you’re not gonna get instant gratification or anything, but it’s a nice way to build your collection or simply pick up that game you’ve had your eye on.
If you’re looking for a new way to swap games with people, or you just wanna pick up some used games, you should go check them out.
[Disclaimer: Leap Trade gave me 60 credits to try out the service and tell you all what I thought. I used the credits on a copy of Just Dance 2014 which is being sent back to Leap Trade so they can donate it to Get Well Gamers.]
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