Carefull when using Goozex
I just thought I would give those folks here who havent used Goozex before a warning. I have been using this website now for a few months (trading games for points, purchasing games for points) and I want to share some things.
First Goozex is a great site I find I can get rid of some of my PC games that frankly I would have thought no one would have wanted and actually get something out of it. I find that the best part of Goozex is there is enough traffic that eventually you get rid of most things. Overall I have managed to get some good bargins and manged to get rid of some unwanted games.
Now as you probably guessed here comes the bad part......
For those of you who actually expect others to do what they say you might find trading on this site to be tricky. First the way the system workes is that you spend your points on a game you want and sometimes the other person never sends. When they dont all you have to do is wait the time alloted and get your points back but the wait can be a bother (roughly about a month). Second most PC item requests are marked full package only which means the requester wants the box, manual and disk. Since most folks usually only keep the disk they have a hard time trading their game and getting the points they want. So they Lie and say they have the full package and when you get your item its a disk only. For some folks this isnt a big deal, to me I think its wrong and frankly a turn off from trading on the site. Check out this response from one guy (the 3rd trader in a row to do so) who stiffed me on a box and a manual.
"i have 23 people that i have done right by, so your 1 and only neutral rating won't phase anybody even though i did do the right thing for you too. i gave you the original jewel case and everything inside it. i also got your points and i'm very happy to say, now, that you don't have your precious box.
as for you, you're feedback left page looks more marked up than any other user i've seen and personally i try not give trade games to people with that kind of track record but your were the first person in 3 months that took any interest in the game."
The sad part he is right, I have in the short time been on the site had to leave 3 neutrals for not sending the boxes, and 3 negative feedbacks for never sending at all. I will say on the bright side I have received about 3 times that number in good trades. So a 25% failure rate is bad in my book and worth a warning to others who havent yet tried goozex.