Gameflip! Embracing Mobile Game Trading
Game trading sites are not going away. There will always be a new trading site trying to give gamers more bang for their buck than Gamestop. Gameflip is the latest to attempt this, and has a unique hold on part of the market so many other game trading sites have ignored, the mobile market.
Gameflip is a simple to use, game trading app for iOS and Android. The app has has been around since summer 2015 and I stumbled across it by accident, so I decided to expand my trading options to include this one. Reviews were good and they were offering a $10 bonus with my first trade. They also have a referral system which I was intrigued by; I did get a few of my friends to sign up.
Here are the features that really got my attention. One of them is Gameflip will give gamers more money within 30 days if their game doesn't sell. There are a few catches: it has to be a top title game and it can't be higher than 20% off of Gameflip’s ideal price. There is a solid guarantee that protects both buyer and seller. Sellers can cash out if they like and there is a 10% fee taken from the seller. Sellers can ship the item themselves or use the Gameflip label.
There is a robust support community and gamers can find anything. Consoles, games, action figures, movie codes, retro stuff and everything in between. 80% of the items are gaming related.
Sellers can save searches for items and get updates when new items show up. There is also haggling involved if you want. Gamers just take a pic of the item, scan it by barcode or manually enter it, and away they go. Digital items are easy to sell as well. There is a great demand for digital items, people have been selling stuff from the Humble Bundle and Steam like crazy.
Now to pick at the off items. The app should require people to list a credit card if they are a seller, which could help keep scammers away. People will have to give up their SSN to cash out, and many of us are not too happy about that. There is no way to watch or favorite items. This makes it hard to tag individual items. There are filters by category, such as system or item. There are no filters by price which is something they are working on. Also, anyone interested in the app has to use a Google account or Facebook to sign up to use Gameflip.
This app is extremely popular and there are a ton of people on it. So far, the two games I purchased went off without a problem. I recently listed a few games to see if anyone would bite. They are doing constant giveaways for gift cards, games, and Gameflip credits. They now have a site that links with the app, so people can list things there as well. Here is more info on the application and the site via their FAQ.
Here is one of the few youtube reviews I could find as well: